This year, Alqueria de Rosales’ annual Al-Ghazali Retreat will be held once more during the holy month of Ramadan. Join them August 2nd -9th to learn about Imam Al-Ghazali, one of the greatest Muslim scholars. An authority in matters of law, theology, mysticism and ethics, his works span nearly 200 books. Alqueira de Rosales’ remote setting in the Southern Spain offers students a peaceful and calm environment where they can relax and recharge.
About Guest Lecturers:
Dr. Timothy Winter: also known as Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad, graduated from Cambridge University with a double-first in Arabic in 1983. He lived in Cairo for 3 years, studying Islam under traditional scholars at Al-Azhar University. He later resided in Jeddah, KSA for another 3 years, where he managed a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad and other scholars. In 1989, Dr. Winter returned to England, spent 2 years at the University of London learning Turkish and Farsi. Since 1992 he has been a doctoral student at Oxford University, specializing in the religious life of the early Ottoman Empire. Sheikh Abdal Hakim is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. He currently holds office in the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Divinity.
Dr. Umar Abd-Allah: is an American Muslim, born in 1948 to a Protestant family in Columbus, Nebraska. He grew up in Athens, Georgia, where both parents taught at the University of Georgia. During his years abroad, Dr. Abd-Allah had the privilege of studying with a number of traditional Islamic scholars. He returned to Chicago in August 2000 to work as chair and scholar-in-residence of the newly founded Nawawi Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation. In conjunction with this position, he is now teaching and lecturing in and around the United States, Gambia, Canada and Europe. He continues researching and publishing in Islamic studies and related fields. In 2006 he published A Muslim in Victorian America: The Story of Alexander Russell Webb (Oxford University Press), a biography of one of the most significant early American converts to Islam.
Fee Costs Include
Course fees and materials
Two shuttle pickups from Alicante August 2nd.
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