Imam Al-Ghazali relates to
tradition from the life of Isa, ibn Maryam:
Jesus, Son of Mary.
Isa one day saw some people sitting miserably on a wall, by the
Isa asked: "What is your
They said: "We have become like this through
our fear of Hell."
Isa went on his way, and saw a number of people
disconsolately arranged by the wayside.
Isa said: "What is your
They said: "Desire for Paradise has made us like this."
Isa went on his way, until he came to a third group of people.
They looked like people who had endured much, but
their faces shone with joy.
Isa asked them: "What has made you like this?"
They answered: "
The Spirit of Truth. We have seen
Reality, and this has made us
oblivious of lesser
Isa stated: "These
are the people who attain. These
are they who dwell in the Presence of God."
Eight hundred years
before Pavlov the
Sufi Al-Ghazali pointed out
the problem of conditioning.
In spite of Pavlov the ordinary student
of the mind is many times unaware of the power of indoctrination.
societies, is seen as desirable as it provides
Most of the time
indoctrination and conditioning is not suspected.
This is what makes almost
anyone vulnerable to indoctrination.
At the time of Al-Ghazali's
writing informed opinion was split between whether any type of indoctrination
was desirable or inescapable.
Al-Ghazali pointed out that
what people call a belief
system is in reality many times
an emotional state of
Al-Ghazali, in accordance with Sufi principles, stated
that indoctrination and conditioning is unnecessary and that
it is essential for people to
be able to identify indoctrination and conditioning tactics.
Al-Ghazali regarded the distinction between
something which can easily be lost.
confused Al-Ghazali taught that it is incumbent upon
those who know the difference to
make such indoctrination and
conditioning as visible as
Al-Ghazali arrived at his understanding of true knowledge
through his upbringing in Sufism and through
direct perception of the truth.
the role of the
inculcation of belief, and invited his readers to
observe the mechanism involved.
insisted upon pointing out that those who are learned may be, and often are,
ignorant as well, and can be bigoted, obsessed.
a higher form of human
His works were so highly acclaimed by his
contemporaries that al-Ghazali was awarded the honorific title "Proof of
Al-Ghazali contributed significantly to the development of a
systematic view of Sufism and to its integration and acceptance in
As a scholar of
Orthodox Islam, he belonged to the Shafi'i school of
Islamic jurisprudence and to the Asharite
school of theology.
Al-Ghazali wrote more than 70 books on the
sciences, Islamic philosophy and Sufism.
Al-Ghazali is recognized as
Mujaddid (Renewer of the Faith).
Al-Ghazali has been referred to by some
historians as the single most influential Muslim after the
Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh.
Al-Ghazali so successfully criticized early Islamic Neoplatonism
infecting Islam built on an alien
foundation of Hellenistic philosophy that
Orthodox Islam became
Most of Al-Ghazali
books were burned in
an attempt to destroy the
knowledge he imparted on indoctrination and conditioning.
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