Work
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Kitāb al-niyya wa-l-iḫlāṣ wa-l-ṣidq

Part of
Number of part

Kitāb 37

Author

Date of creation
  • 12th century   Gregorian
      
Preferred title

Kitāb al-niyya wa-l-iḫlāṣ wa-l-ṣidq   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

كتاب النية والإخلاص   Arabic  

Work type Single work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Summary

Al-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.

Webography
Bibliography

Diamond   W 201406

Created at 15-01-2015 by أحمد وجيه (IDEO)

Updated at 04-01-2020 by René-Vincent du Grandlaunay (IDEO)