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Travelling Light : Imam al Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Book 21 The Wonders of the Heart (DVD)
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Publisher/Manufacturer: Muslim Academic Trust (2011)
Product specifications: Islamic Lecture on DVD - Approximate Running Time 80 Minutes
Item type: Lecture DVD
The essence of human beings, the ‘heart’, is veiled with improper desires and vices, so that its true function, which is to mirror the light of Heaven, is damaged. The Imam explains clearly the nature of our inward dimension, and the methods to be followed in restoring peace of mind and true wisdom to the heart.?
About Imam Ghazali
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazzal was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D). in Persia . He graduated from the Nizamia Madressa at Nishapur, with distinction.a very famous educational institution in Nishapur. Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamia College in Baghdad, where he proved very successful in imparting knowledge to the scholars under his care. This valuable gift of sustaining interest of his pupils and passing on his knowledge to them made him so famous that students from all parts of the country flocked to study under him. 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. Imam al-Ghazzali's life was spent in self-sacrificing service of God and his fellowmen. He left behind him a fine example for all men to follow. He died in 505 AH He remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Islamic thought. His exceptional life and works continue to be indispensable in the study of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and mysticism. The books that he left behind were the result of an inquisitive mind that began the quest for knowledge at a very early stage. Location Tekke of Karabas-i Veli, Bursa?
The lectures are given in the Anatolian city of Bursa, in the historic Tekke of Karabas-i Veli. Built in 1550, the Tekke was one of four tekkes belonging to the Mevlevi Order in Bursa until 1925, when it was turned to secular use. Recently restored, it is a centre for Islamic arts, music, and conferences. The complex includes reception rooms, a large garden, a graveyard, and a small museum.? Speaker Shaykh Hamza Yusuf was born in California, and studied in Mauretania, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. He is co-founder of the Zaytuna College, America’s leading institution of Islamic learning. His books and translations include The Purification of the Heart (2004), The Content of Character (2004), andWalking on Water (2010). He has been frequently voted the most influential Islamic thinker in the West.
Bursa Türk Musigi Toplulugu
The songs, known as ilahis, are performed by Bursa’s most popular group of religious singers, the Bursa Türk Musigi Toplulugu (Bursa Turkish Music Ensemble). The songs performed are:
Yunus Emre, ‘Bana bu ten gerekmez’ (Sehnaz)
Ebubekir Kani Efendi, ‘Gubar-i payine almam’ (Sehnaz)
Yunus Emre, ‘Gelin gidelim efendim’ (Hicaz)
Mehmet Nasûhi Efendi, ‘Gönül mazhardir envar-i cemale’ (Beyati arabân)
Nafia Muhasebecisi Sadi Bey, ‘Intisabim tâ ezelden’ (Rast)