Dr. Saad Ismail and Professor Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad engage in a stimulating and wide-ranging conversation on the following questions:
How do we define philosophy/wisdom? How do traditional ideas of philosophy differ from modern ones? How would one define Islamic philosophy? What intellectual currents paved the way to traditional cosmology becoming a ‘discarded image’ in the modern world? What has been the comparative fate of philosophy in the Sunni and the Shi’a world? How has the influence of Ghazali and Ash’ari nominalism contributed to the subsequent impoverishment of the Sunni philosophical landscape?
Are demons real? Can modern science account for demonic possessions? What does a world renowned psychiatric authority say on these questions? Dr. Richard Gallagher and Hasan Azad, PhD, discuss Gallagher's latest book, Demonic Foes (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...) that looks at these very questions.
The world’s leading psychiatric authority on demonic possession delves into the hidden world of exorcisms and his own transformation from cynic to believer over the course of his twenty-five-year career.
'To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.' - Oscar Wilde
More than ever before, we live in a culture that excoriates inactivity and demonizes idleness. Work, connectivity and a constant flow of information are the cultural norms, and a permanent busyness pervades even our quietest moments. Little wonder so many of us are burning out.