Isolation by Imam Ghazali & How It Prepares Us for Ramadan
Imam Ghazali speaks of the 4 pedestals to spiritually connecting to Allah in his works, Disciplining The Soul from the Ihya. There are four pedestals of striving towards Allah, the process of restraining and training our spiritual state to be connected to Allah and building a fortress for the soul itself, these are: hunger, sleeplessness, isolation and silence. Each of these pedestals, coincidentally, are present whenever we are fasting SubhanAllah. A pedestal is simply a pillar arkan or a stepping stone to getting closer to Allah.