Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist Of Happiness

  |  80 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


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 philosphy 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.