The works of tenth-century scholar Al-Ghazali have inspired generations of scholars over the centuries. Join us in exploring the deep connection Ghazali makes between the concepts of reflection and revival in two of his most notable texts, and how these can be utilised for a mindful life today.

Using his autobiography, acclaimed psychologist and psychotherapist Professor Rasjid Skinner and independent researcher at the University of Sussex Dr Mariam Attia will chart Ghazali’s journey through life, offering up an innovative psychological interpretation of the Persian polymath’s famed manual for inner transformation. 

 

About The Speakers

Rasjid Skinner

Professor Rasjid Skinner, Clinical Director of Ihsaan Therapeutic Services, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychotherapist with over 40 years’ experience of in dealing with a variety of psychological problems. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has worked with others over many years developing the clinical application of an Islamic understanding of the Self. He is a Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Karachi. He teaches at the Cambridge Muslim College and is a visiting lecturer on the Clinical Psychology course at the University of Sheffield. He has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally on Islamic Psychology.

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Mariam Attia

Mariam is an independent researcher and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has taught at universities in the UK and internationally and published in the area of reflective practice, especially in relation to teacher and researcher development. She is currently looking into classical Islamic epistemologies and methodologies for internal growth and lasting transformation.