The 38th chapter of the
Revival of the Religious Sciences, this treatise follows on from
Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness. Here, Ghazali
focuses on the different stations of steadfastness in religion
(murabaha), 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.
As relevant today as it was in the 11th century, this discourse will be
of interest to anyone concerned with ethics and moral philosophy.
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali was a medieval Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic. He is the most famous theologian-mystic of Islam. Anthony F. Shaker is the author of, among other works, Thinking in the Language of Reality: Sadr al-Din Qunavi and the Philosophy of Reason.