In some of his works Ghazzali gives special attention to confuting these.
It found this in the person of Ghazzali, who in this movement assigned the proper place to the Mystic element.
The essays on Ghazzali and Jalaluddin Rumi are, however, founded on original study of those writers.
It is natural to suppose that the enthusiastic Ghazzali would gladly have met with this champion of Muhammadanism.
Ghazzali describes the ascetic practices which are necessary to arrive at this state.
How long Ghazzali occupied his professorship at Nishapur the second time is not precisely clear.
But Islam such as Ghazzali conceived it is no longer that of ancient times.
Ghazzali's activity as an author during his relatively short life was enormous.
The whole aspect and condition of Islam during Ghazzali's lifetime was such as to cause a devout Moslem deep distress and anxiety.