For the real intellectuals, truth is a search, a journey, a couse, an endeavor. They believe that truth can only be attained through series of painstaking process. The autobiographies of al-Ghaz?l? and Sardar are fine illustrations of this kind of search for thruth. Although al-Ghaz?l? and Sardar are separated by ten centuries, one can find clear parallels in antomy and procedures of their journeys in seeking truth. The present author attempts to analyse these autobiographies and shows why they could be a good example for young intellectuals.
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Hasan Asari, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara
ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman Pascasarjana Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Ampel Surabaya (Postgraduate Studies, Sunan Ampel State Islamic University) Jl. A. Yani 117 Surabaya 60237 East Java Indonesia.