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Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness
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Abbreviations Preface Introduction Notes to Introduction Prologue Part I: On Patience Chapter One: An Exposition of the Merit of Patience Chapter Two: An Exposition of the Nature and Meaning of Patience Chapter Three: An Exposition of How Patience is Half of Faith Chapter Four: An Exposition of the Terms Used for Patience in Addition to the Term Patience Itself Chapter Five: An Exposition of the Divisions of Patience According to Variations of Strength and Weakness Chapter Six: An Exposition of the Assumed Need for Patience and that the Servant Cannot Dispense with it Under any Condition Chapter Seven: An Exposition of Patience as a Remedy and What is Gained by Resorting to It Part II: On Thankfulness Section One: On the Essence of Thankfulness Chapter Eight: An Exposition of the Merit of Thankfulness Chapter Nine: An Exposition of the Definition and Nature of Thankfulness Chapter Ten: An Exposition of How to Raise the Veil on the Thankfulness Due to God Chapter Eleven: An Exposition of the Distinction Between What God Loves and What He Hates Section Two: The Applications of Thankfulness Chapter Twelve: An Exposition of the Nature of the Blessings and Their Divisions Chapter Thirteen: An Exposition of Examples of God's Abundant Blessings, their Inter-connectedness and that they can Neither be Limited nor Counted Chapter Fourteen: An Exposition of the Causes which Turn People Away from Thankfulness Section Three: On What Patience and Thankfulness Share and What Links One with the Other Chapter Fifteen: An Exposition of that which Unites Patience and Thankfulness Chapter Sixteen: An Exposition of the Merit of Blessing over Tribulation Chapter Seventeen: Exposition of Which is Better: Patience or Thankfulness? Notes Appendix: Persons Cited in Text Bibliography Index to Qur'anic Quotations General Index

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Dr Henry T. Littlejohn is a retired university lecturer and pastor.

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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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