“When the prophet read this verse: If God wishes to guide anyone, He expands his breast for Islam (6 : 125), he was asked as to the meaning of expansion of breast and he said: This is light. When it is cast into heart, it expands. He was asked: Has it got any sign? The Prophet replied: Yes, to be separate from this world of deceit, to turn to the hereafter and to prepare for death before it actually comes.”
(Abu Hamid al-Ghazali)
'The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam'
By Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali (Author), M. Holland (Translator)
Imam al-Ghazali explores the meaning and significance of fraternity in Islam in this brilliant essay from his seminal work, "The Revival of the Religious Sciences," which covers material assistance, personal aid, holding one's tongue, speaking out, forgiveness, loyalty, sincerity, and informality.al-Ghazali (1058 1111 CE) of Tus in Iran was one of the greatest scholars in the history of Islamic thought. He made outstanding contributions in logic, philosophy, jurisprudence, legal theory, and mysticism.