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Kitāb ādāb al-safar

Part of
Number of part

Kitāb 17


Date of creation
  • 12th century   Gregorian
Preferred title

Kitāb ādāb al-safar   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

كتاب آداب السفر   Arabic  

Work type Single work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work

Ghazali explains the different outer and inner reasons for travel. Outer reasons include the pilgrimage, the search for knowledge, and the flight from danger; while inner reasons include the acquisition of virtue and the disciplining of the soul. Ghazali divides travel into four classes, and portrays the right inward and outward conduct for each. He then follows this with a practical chapter on the use of religious concessions while travelling, and concludes with a final chapter on how the traveller is to establish the proper direction and times for prayer.


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Created at 30-08-2017 by Dalal Adib (IDEO)

Updated at 03-01-2020 by René-Vincent du Grandlaunay (IDEO)