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Al-Ghazali on Vigilance and Self-Examination

Al-Ghazali, Anthony Shaker




Book 38 of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din)


Here Ghazali focuses on the different stations of steadfastness in religion, vigilance and self-examination being its cornerstones. 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.