According to Ghazali, in his Destruction of Philosophers, the various schools of philosophy cancel each other; reason is bankrupt; faith is everything.
But this attitude, while not without parallels both earlier (Ghazali, Jehuda Halevi) and later (H.
Ghazali (q.v.) in his Tahafot al-Filasifa (" The Collapse of the Philosophers ") is the advocate of complete philosophical scepticism in the interests of orthodox Mahommedanism - an orthodoxy which passed, however, in his own case into a species of mysticism.
The Latin editions of his philosophical works comprise the Commentaries on Aristotle, the Destructio Destructionis (against Ghazali), the De Substantia Orbis and a double treatise De Animae Beatitudine.
But their efforts could not stop the growing corruption of taste, and it was only at the court of the Mogul emperors, particularly of the great Akbar (1556-1605), who revived Sultan Ma&imuds round table, that Persian literature still enjoyed some kind of Indian summer in poets like Ghazali of Mashhad or Meshed (d.
Yusuf, however, died in this year, and Ghazali abandoned his idea.
Sixty-nine works are ascribed to Ghazali (cf.