Dr. Bazahir Khan
Imam Ghazali (450-505 AH) is an eminent Islamic scholar. His period of Tasawuf (Mysticism) ranged from 400 to 676 AH. His contribution in the field of Tasawuf (Mysticism), Philosophy and Ilm-ul-Kalam is highly appreciated from time to time and from place to place. The present article throws light on his mystical thoughts about worship and affairs. He has expressed his valuable views about worships including basic Islamic beliefs, seeking of knowledge, Namaz, Zakat and kinds of Zakat, Roza (Fast), Hajj and everyday Azkaar in his great works such as Ihya-ul-uloom, Mishkat al-Anwar, Kimya-yi-Saadetin detail. Moreover, he has also discussed the worldly affairs such as affairs regarding marriage (Nikkah), principles of eating Meal, affairs regarding trade and business and principles of love of Mankind. Through mysticism, Imam Ghazali has presented a well proportional relationship between the Islamic beliefs and affairs through his philosophical thoughts. The article also highlights that what are his principles regarding Islamic beliefs and worldly affairs? How the teaching of Tasauf (Mysticism) affects worship, and worldly affairs? At the same time he has also mentioned that how can we lead a successful life if we follow the great principles of Islam, mentioned in the Quran and Hadith.