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Kimiya-e-Sa'adat Alchemy of Happniness (کیمیائے سعادت)

By Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (450-505 AH)

{كميائي سعادات} Kimiya-ye Saadah (Alchemy of Happiness) [M:45; A:45] Al-Ghazali's own Persian version of the Ihya' a shorter work. Considering al-Ghazali's pedagogical tendencies one could assume that the Ihya' is larger/deeper work on the subject, the Kimiya to be the medium work and the 'arbain to be the summary work.



  • English: Alchemy of Happiness Widely circulated translation which could be the one from the Hundistani translation of the Arabic translation. A questionable pedigree but widely available on the open market as well as on the net.
  • English: A translation by Muhammad Asim Bilal and revised by Dr. Munir Ahmad Mughal, Kazi publications, Lahore: 2001. (pdf)\


  • Persian original in two volumes (pdf v1 and v2)


  • Abridged translation (HTML) in Sindhi by Ghulam Hussain Jalbani, published by Sindhi Adabi Board Jamshoro Pakistan 1997


  • Urdu translation (pdf)

Other Translations

  • Italian translation of the Arabic version in: by Prof.  M. Capanini. LA BILANCIA DELL'AZION e altri scritti, UTET (Torino, 2005) pp. 351-370. ISBN: 8802060746.
  • English: Kazi publications is publishing a full English translation of the Persian Original by M. N. Abdelsalam.
  • Currently there are 24 of the 44 books published seperately adn the complete book has been published in two volumes.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 01 April 2010 14:24 posted by

    Je voudrais la version arabe de Keemya Saadat


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