This translation of Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin is an abridged version of ibn Al-Jawzi's summary of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali's well known book, Ihya Ulum Ad-Din.
In Imam Al-Ghazalis Ihya Ulum Ad-Din (The Revitalization of Sciences of Religion) apparently has some defects that only scholars can realize, such as the narrations which have been traced back to the prophet while they are fabricated or inauthentic. Therefore, Imam Ibn Al-Jawziyy compiled this book free of those defects, while retaining the benefits on the original book. In this book the author relied only on authentic and famous narrations, and removed from or added to the original book what he seemed necessary.
This book is divided into four chapters:
Chapter One: Acts of Worship
Chapter Two: Customs
Chapter Three: Destructive Flaws
Chapter Four: Means of Salvation
Each one of these four chapters consists of numerous titles and sub-titles.