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    DescriptionAl-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness is the thirty-seventh chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. It falls in the section dealing with the virtues. Here Ghazali 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, Ghazali 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, Ghazali bases his arguments on the Qur'an, the example of the Prophet and the sayings of numerous scholars and Sufis.


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    Title
    Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness: The Revival of the Religious Sciences Book XXXVII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali, Translated by Anthony Shaker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903682791
    ISBN 10: 1903682797
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    LC classification: BP
    BIC subject category V2: HRHT, HRAM1
    BISAC V2.8: REL041000
    DC23: 297.567
    Thema V1.0: QRVG, QRAM1, QRP
    Publisher
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Imprint name
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Publication date
    01 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Abu Hamdi al-Ghazali (d.1111) is the most important theologian-mystic of Islam. His magnum opus, the Revival of the Religious Sciences, is the most read book in the Muslim world after the Quran.
    Table of contents
    CHAPTER ONE: Reality of intention CHAPTER TWO: Inner meaning of the Prophet's words: 'The intention of the believer is better than his deed' CHAPTER THREE: Explanation of the acts attached to intention CHAPTER FOUR: Intention is not subsumed by free choice CHAPTER FIVE: Excellence of sincerity CHAPTER SIX: Reality of sincerity CHAPTER SEVEN: The Great Masters' sayings on sincerity CHAPTER EIGHT: Levels of blemishes and flaws clouding sincerity CHAPTER NINE: Judgement on the tarnished act and worthiness of the reward for it CHAPTER TEN: The Excellence of Truthfulness CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Reality of Truthfulness, Its Meaning and Levels APPENDIX: Persons Cited in Text BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX OF QUR'; NIC QUOTATIONS GENERAL INDEX