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.
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.Special Features Include:
- Additional interviews with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf & Dr. Karim D. Crow
- Presented in Widescreen 16 x 9
- Dolby Digital 2.0 English
"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 skillfully 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.