About The Product
This DVD covers Book 22 of Imam al-Ghazali’s spiritual classic The Revival of the Religious Sciences, which is Disciplining the Soul.
The book 22 of Ihya Ulum al-Din focuses on the Imam's teachings on self-control. Good character is the essence of religious life, and our courage, restraint, generosity and all other virtues must reflect a serene spiritual balance, if we are to attain happiness. The book ends with sections on children's education, and on spiritual wayfaring and discipleship (irada).
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 honored 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).
About The Speaker
The teacher in this series is Shaykh Walead Mosaad, a leading American scholar who has studied with and been authorized to teach by many notable shuyukh in the Middle East.
His talks were filmed in the historic Mevlevi Tekke at Yenikapi in the historic Merkez efendi district of Istanbul, and are accompanied by ilahis by leading Turkish group Efruz.