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Al-Ghazali : Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness
Al-Ghazali : Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness
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Details:  Al-Ghazali: On Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness,
*[A5] Paperback - 161 pages, 
by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Transl. with Introduction & Notes by Anthony F.Shaker.

''Kitab al-Niyya w'al-Ikhlas w'al-Siddiq,''
Book XXXVII of the Ihya Ulum al-Din,
Revival of the Religious Sciences,
'Al-Ghazali Series' Printed by
:The Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge.

Back in Stock August 2019

Description :

Imam al-Ghazali, 'alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan, on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness, [''Kitab al-Niyya w'al Ikhlas w'al Siddiq,'' ] is the thirty-seventh chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. It falls in the section dealing with the virtues.

Here Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, deals with the very important subject of intention which is of crucial importance in Islam. He asks: 'How can someone ignorant of the meaning of intention verify his own intention; or how can someone ignorant of the meaning of sincerity verify his own sincerity; or how can someone sincerely claim truthfulness if he has not verified its meaning?'

In the Book of Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness, al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, gives a response to each of these questions by expounding the reality and levels of intention, sincerity and truthfulness, those acts which affirm them and those acts which mar them.

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.

Table of Contents :

---Chapter [I] : Reality of intention,
---Chapter [II] : Inner meaning of the Prophet’s words: ‘The intention of the believer is better than his deed’
---Chapter [III] : Explanation of the acts attached to intention,
---Chapter [IV] : Intention is not subsumed by free choice,
---Chapter [V] : Excellence of sincerity,
---Chapter [VI] : Reality of sincerity,
---Chapter [VII] : The Great Masters’ sayings on sincerity,
---Chapter [VIII] : Levels of blemishes and flaws clouding sincerity,
---Chapter [IX] : Judgement on the tarnished act and worthiness of the reward for it,
---Chapter [X] : The Excellence of Truthfulness,
---Chapter [XI] : The Reality of Truthfulness, Its Meaning and Levels.

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

This title has been published to usual Islamic Texts Society high standard.


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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 February, 2013.