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Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness
Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness

The Alchemist of Happiness

See a rare screening of Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness, and find out about other events happening for Islam Awareness Week in Birmingham.


Facts about Islam

Islam Awareness Week (IAW) is an opportunity to promote awareness of Islam across Britain in order to remove prejudices that promote Islamophobia.

One in five people in the world is a a Muslim, and just under 2 million Muslims live in the UK.

The earliest documented evidence of Muslim communities in Britain dates to the sixteenth century.

As part of the annual Islam Awareness Week, The Electric Cinema in Birmingham will be the venue for a rare screening of Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness. The film explores the life and impact of one of the greatest spiritual and legal philosophers in Islamic history.

Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness
Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness

The film examines Ghazali’s existential crisis of faith and how after years in the wilderness he embarked on the path of love and spiritual excellence, overcoming the pitfalls of the organized religion of his day.

This film reveals profound parallels with our own times and the path many are taking to overcome the pitfalls of today’s ritual following of religion.

The film will be followed by a 40-minute question and answer session with the film's producer Ovidio Salazar.

Saturday 26 November - 3.30pm-5.30pm at the Electric Cinema. For advance booking call 0121 643 7879 or go to www.theelectric.co.uk for more info.

Islamic Awareness Week Events

Libraries Exhibition

7 Nov - 28 Nov 2005
Exhibition on Islam

Venue: Birmingham Central Library
Contact: Sr. Fozia 07815 041 560

Schools events

Throughout IAW week and afterwards , 
School assemblies, arts workshops, exhibitions, live nasheeds, resources for RE teachers.

Venue: Schools across Birmingham
Contact: Ifhat Rafiq 0121 789 8994 between 9am and 3pm

Mosque Open days

Throughout IAW week and afterwards , 
Open days at local mosques, guided tours, exhibitions, open to public and invitations to institutions e.g. schools

Venue: Mosques accross Birmingham
Contact: Dr. Amjid Riaz 07788 411 154

Islamic Cultural and Food Fair

Saturday 19 Nov 2005 and Saturday 26 Nov 2005 - 10am to 5pm 
Open day at the Midlands Arts centre, with exhibitions, interactive video and live talks, cultural snacks.

Venue: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Contact: Asif Suleman 07725 500 737

Islam and the Environment

Monday 21 Nov 2005 - 7pm - 9.30pm
Seminar/talk in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Speaker: Fazlun Khalid (Director of IFEES)

Venue: 54-57 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5TH
Contact: Dr. Hanif 07977 217 088

Muslim History in Britain

Wednesday 23 Nov 2005 - 6.15pm - 9.30pm
Peter Sanders seminar for non-Muslims - "1000 Years Of Islam in Britain".
Invitation only

Venue: Birmingham Council House
Contact: Faraz Yusufzai 07966 925 155

Birmingham Citizens Community Assembly

Thursday 24 Nov 2005 - 7.30 
An assembly organised by BIRMINGHAM CITIZENS, an alliance of 27 diverse institutions working to promote the common good.

Venue: Sparkbrook Islamic Centre, Sydenham Road, B11 1ND
Contact: info@iaw.org.uk

Stalls

Saturday 26 Nov 2005 - Daytime 
Information stalls at a variety of sites in Birmingham with literature etc.

Venue: Tue - Solihull Wed & Thu - Bham High St. Sat - Solihull, Sutton Coldfield
Contact: Dr. Hanif 07977 217 088

Al-Ghazali, the Alchemist of Happiness

Saturday 26 Nov 2005 - 3.30pm - 5.30pm 
Exploring the life and impact one of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history.

Venue: Birmingham Electric Cinema, 47-49 Station Street
Contact: Dr Hanif 07977 217 088

last updated: 28/11/05
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