This enchanting tale introduces both parents and children to the wondrous teachings from the world's beloved al-Ghazali (1058-1111CE). He tells us that the human heart is like a rusty mirror which, when polished through beauttiful doings, is able to reflect the Real Essence of all things which are normally hidden behind veils.
Besides the story beautifully told and illustrated by the acclaimed artist, Demi, included also is a poem by the renown poet, Coleman Barks. Both draw on the same account found in Ghazali's Marvels of the Hear, Book XXI, of his magnum opus, the Revival of Religious Sciences. Passages from this book are included as well.