Philosophy for the Young, Medieval Style For Muslims, classical treatises would be abridgements and commentaries and extracts and essays of/on Imam Ghazzali's corups-auratus. Personally I feel that no Muslim should consider themself educated unless they have diligently studied some of the more accessible works of Imam Ghazzali. Literate maybe, but not educated. And by that standard, I confess myself as yet uneducated. Blessed and immensely fortunate is the youth who completes his foundational Ghazzalian education before his teenage has declined. Then he has another 20 years in which to refine and perfect his character by implementing what he has learned, so that he arrives at the threshold of 40 a well-rounded and wise man - who knows himself and his relation to this world like the back of his hand. Such then can aspire to felicity in both the worlds. But that is the Fadl of Allah. Which He grants to whomsoever He Wills.