Join the acclaimed scholar Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, founding director of Al-Maqasid, an Islamic seminary in Pennsylvania, to discuss Ghazali and Aristotle.

In his magnus opus, the Ihya Ulum al-Din, also known as the Revival of the Religious Sciences, tenth century Persian polymath Abu Hamid al-Ghazali explored the importance of reflection as an act of enrichment. The Book of Contemplation is the penultimate of the 40 books of the Revival of Religious Sciences, and the very last to appear in English translation. 

Hear Shaykh Rhodus’s interpretation of the Book of Contemplation which is filled with wonder at the Creator and his creation, and learn how it may also be an explanation of the mysterious 10th book of Aristotle’s famous Nicomachean Ethics. 

About The Academic

Headshot of Shaykh Yahya Rhodus wearing a headscarf and stood smiling near some trees.

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus is the Founding Director of Al-Maqasid. His journey began at the traditional school of Murabit al-Hajj in the desert of Mauritania shortly after his conversion. His path of learning then led him to the acclaimed school Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, where he received instruction from the renowned scholar and spiritual guide Habib Umar Bin Hafiz. After graduating from Dar al-Mustafa and returning to the United States, he studied in a number of academic institutions, culminating in a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, England.