The Alchemy of Happiness


In this 5 CD set, Hamza Yusuf discusses the causes of unhappiness in this world, according to Imam al-Ghazali, and gives us the guidelines to obtain inward contentment. This amazing class was thought at the Rihla program (Makkah/Madina/Jeddah). Pride is the vice that tripped Imam al Ghazali on his journey to God. At an early age he was recognized for his brilliance and by the time he was a young man, he was widely acclaimed as the greatest scholar of the age, the “scholar of scholars.” Though fame is a trap reserved for the few, we all have our traps and demons to overcome, whether they be lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, anger, envy, or pride. What al-Ghazali brings us with the “Alchemy of Happiness” is his faith that we, too, can master our egos and be one with God, and he leaves us the methods and guidance to embark upon our own inward journey.