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Al-Ghazali - The Alchemist of
Happiness Video DVD
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: TJ WINTER & PS GILDERS
A Film PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY OVIDIO SALAZAR
Running Time 80mins Approx
© Matmedia Productions
ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS WITH SHAYKH HAMZA YUSUF & DR. KARIM D. CROW
This film sets out to discover who al-Ghazali was and whether we, living in the 21st century, can still find relevance in his teaching.
Born in 1058 in Tus, Khorasan, in present-day Iran, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali was one of the most original thinkers the world has known. Besides being a major influence in the Muslim world, the West has also felt his effect. He influenced major figures of medieval philosophy such as Thomas Aquinas and Moses Maimonides, who shaped the philosophy of the Latin West. As the author of some 250 books on topics ranging from theology and ethics to metaphysics and philosophy, al-Ghazali came to be known as ‘Proof of Islam’. For almost a thousand years he has served as an inspiration for spiritual seekers everywhere as he was someone, like the Buddha, willing to give up everything: wealth, position, family and comfort in order to search for Truth.
Powell as the voice of al-ghazali
FEATURING:GHORBAN NADJAFI, DARYUSH ARJMAND, MITRA HAJJAR, ABDOLREZA KERMANI
Director of Photography: Mahmoud Kalari
Art Direction: Malak Khazai
Screenplay: Simon van der Borgh
Editor: Gabriela Enis
Music: Dirk Campbell
'The film is a remarkable achievement, capturing not only the drama of Ghazali’s life and the texture of the world in which he lived, but also skilfully distilling the significance of major themes in his writings. This is no small feat: the art of dramatizing ideas. I cannot wait to show it in my courses on Medieval Muslim Thought.' - FAROUK MITHA University of Victoria, Canada
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazzal was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D). in Persia . He graduated from the Nizamia Madressa at Nishapur, with distinction.a very famous educational institution in Nishapur. Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamia College in Baghdad, where he proved very successful in imparting knowledge to the scholars under his care. This valuable gift of sustaining interest of his pupils and passing on his knowledge to them made him so famous that students from all parts of the country flocked to study under him.
Imam al-Ghazzali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam, He is honoured as a scholar and a saint by learned men all over the world.
O Allah, I beg of You steadfastness of faith, determination
to follow the path of virtue, gratitude for Your gifts and and ability to
worship You well; and I beg of You a truthful tongue, sound heart and upright
conduct, and I seek Your protection from the mischief of things which You
know and I beg of You the good of what You know; and I ask for Your
forgiveness for my sins which are known to you; verily You are fully aware of
all hidden things
Al Hisnul Hasin By Muhammad Al-Jazri (791 AH)|Dua's&dhikr]|
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Sufficient Provision for Seekers of the Path of Truth: Jilani
Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & Breaking the Two Desires
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: 'The best (Jihad) is (to speak) a
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