In describing Sufism, al-Ghazzali speaks of the benefits of seclusion or withdrawal from the material world along with its detriments. He then describes the rules of seclusion. On Meditation concerns the virtues and true nature of mediation and why it is necessary. One type of meditation that al-Ghazzali recommends is to meditate on the wonders of God’s creation. What is spiritual poverty? Al-Ghazzali discusses its true nature as contentment, as well as the rules of spiritual poverty along with the true nature of asceticism and its degrees. In describing the wird, al-Ghazzali discusses the periods of the day and that the divisions of the night are three for this private prayer between the person and God.