About The Product
Mishkat Media presents Travelling Light - the timeless spiritual wisdom of Imam al-Ghazali's The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya 'ulum al-din), brought alive for today by the teaching of leading scholars of the Muslim community.
Lectures on this Islamic classic are now available accompanied by beautiful films shot at historic sites around the Muslim world, among the communities nourished by the teachings of the Imam. Each film also includes examples of the sacred music local to the setting.
The inspirational insights and blessings of the Imam's work are not the only benefit of this project. All profits go to support the building of the new mosque in Cambridge.
Travelling Light: Imam al-Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences With Abdal Hakim Murad From The Sinanova Tekke, Sarajevo.
32. Patience & Gratitude
33. Fear & Hope
34. Poverty & Abstinence
Music by Nesidu-l-Huda
Released December 2008 - Running Time approx. 70 mins x 4 - English DVD Region 0 - PAL Widescreen - E = Exempt from classification
31. Repentance (al-Tawba) What is wrong action? How can we understand our damaged inner state, and repair it? The Imam explains that repentance consists of knowledge of the act, an emotion of sorrow, and a decisive inner and outward action that will erase the wrong action and help the spiritual wayfarer never to return to it.
32. Patience & Gratitude (al-Sabr wa’l-Shukr) We are made human by our ability to restrain our egos and cravings. We also experience states of overwhelming gratitude to our Creator. Here the Imam explains how to cultivate these two gifts, and to keep them in a positive relationship which promotes spiritual growth.
33. Fear & Hope (al-Khawf wa’l-Raja’) Almighty God is to be feared; for His justice is absolute. But we also hope for His mercy, for He is ‘the most merciful of all’. We fear our weakness, and hope for God’s forgiveness; the Imam explains how the balanced soul is one in which both these gifts are alive and active.
34. Poverty & Abstinence (al-Faqr wa’l-Zuhd) Here the Imam celebrates the poverty of the Holy Prophet, and shows how a detached attitude to the things of this world is a precondition for inner calm and a stress-free life.
About Imam Al-Ghazali
Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D) in the Iranian town of Tus, studied Islamic law and theology at the Seljuq College in Nishapur, and became a distinguished professor at the famous Nizamiyya University in Baghdad.
Despite his glittering success, he was inwardly dissatisfied, so he abandoned his career for the life of hardship, abstinence and devotion to worship. During ten years of wandering, he experienced a spiritual transformation, in which the Truth came to him at last, as something received rather than acquired.
Blessed with an inner certainty, he then applied his outstanding faculties and vast learning to the task of revitalizing the whole Islamic tradition. Through his direct personal contacts, and through his many writings, he showed how every element in that tradition could and should be turned to its true purpose.
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 and is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam.
He passed away in 505 AH (1111 A.D).