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Al-Ghazali on Vigilance and Self-Examination
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Al-Ghazali's Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences Publisher's Introduction Prologue Chapter One: The First Station of Steadfast Commitment: Agreeing Upon the Conditions Chapter Two: The Second Steadfast Commitment: Vigilance Chapter Three: The Third Steadfast Commitment: Self-examination After the Act Chapter Four: The Fourth Steadfast Commitment: Punishing the Soul for Its Dereliction Chapter Five: The Fifth Steadfast Commitment: Renewed Striving Chapter Six: The Sixth Steadfast Commitment: Self-reproach and Self-censure Notes Appendix: Persons Cited in Text Bibliography Index to Qur'anic Quotations General Index

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Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), 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, 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'.

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...the series as a whole, [is] a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought. -- Oliver Leaman * BRISMES Bulletin *

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