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Imam al-Ghazali

Al-Ghazali : On Vigilance & Self Examination
Al-Ghazali : On Vigilance & Self Examination
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Details:  Al-Ghazali : On Vigilance and Self-Examination : from the Ihya Ulum al-Din,
Kitab al-Muraqaba wa'l-Muhasaba,
*[A5] Paperback -  146 pages, NEW :
by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translated by : Anthony F. Shaker,
Book XXXVIII of the Revival of the Religious Sciences,
Published by the Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK.



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'Al-Ghazali on Vigilance and Self-examination' (al-muraqaba wa'l-muhasaba) is the thirty-eighth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (The Ihya Ulum al-Din) and follows on from 'Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness.' Here Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, focuses on the different stations of steadfastness in religion (murabata), vigilance and self-examination being its cornerstones. As in all his writings, Imam Ghazali bases his arguments on the Qur’an, the example of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the sayings of numerous scholars and Sufis.


Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, (1058-1111C.E), theologian, logician, jurist and mystic, was born and died in Tus in Central Asia, but spent much of his life lecturing at Baghdad or leading the life of a wondering dervish. His most celebrated work, (The Ihya) of which this is an important chapter, has exercised a profound influence on Muslim intellectual history by exploring the mystical significance of the practices and beliefs of Islamic orthodoxy, earning him the title of Hujjat al Islam, the ‘Proof of Islam’.



The Translater
: Anthony F. Shaker holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University and is the author, among other works, of Thinking in the Language of Reality: Sadr al-Din Qunavi and the Philosophy of Reason. He writes on the philosophical and Sufi traditions of Islam, contemporary developments around the world, and is a professional consultant and researcher.




Table of Contents :

---Preface,
---Introduction,

---Chapter [I] : The First Steadfastness: Agreeing Upon the Conditions,
---Chapter [II] : The Second Steadfastness: Vigilance,
---Chapter [III] : The Third Steadfastness: Self-examination,
---Chapter [IV] : The Fourth Steadfastness: Punishing the Soul for its Dereliction,
---Chapter [V] : The Fifth Steadfastness: Diligence,
---Chapter [VI] : The Sixth Steadfastness: Self-reproach and Self-censure,

---Appendix : Persons Cited in Text,
---Bibliography,
---Index of Qur'anic Quotations,
---General Index,
---Other.





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