There is a screening of Al-Ghazali The Alchemist of Happiness taking place at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh on the Wednesday 13th of September. Please inform, friends, relatives and acquaintances!
The Alchemist of Happiness
A Film by Ovidio Salazar
Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali’s existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious fanaticism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of Islam and his path of love and spiritual excellence overcame the pitfalls of the organised religion of his day. His path was largely abandoned by early 20th century Muslim reformers for the more strident and less tolerant school of IbnTaymiyya. This film argues that Ghazali’s Islam is the antidote for today’s terror.