Workshop - Al-Ghazzali’s Multiplex Psychology of Human Development: Ta‘lim and Tazkiyah

Date: March 5, 2022

Location: EDEP (Eğitime Destek Programları Merkezi), Uskudar, Istanbul (Selami Ali Mah. Selanikliler Sokağı No:28, 34664 Üsküdar/İstanbul) & Online.

Our conference aims to understand how we can extract the teaching and prescriptions for the social/individual issues of Contemporary World from the works of Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali (d. 1111). We are discussing the universal value of Islamic classical thoughts which have been needed for centuries by both Muslims and non-Muslims, especially focusing on the ethical/psychological, and educational (pedagogical) influence on the Contemporary world.

Program and Time-table:


Pedagogy session (10:00-12:00)

・Moderator: Dr. Naoki YAMAMOTO (Marmara University)


(1)Dr. Recep  SENTURK (Ibn Haldun University/Usul Academy): Ghazzali’s Impact on the Ottoman Turkish Pedagogy

(2)Dr. Farah AHMED (University of Cambridge): Using a neo-Ghazalian framework to develop a dialogic conceptualization of shakhsiyah Islamiyah (Islamic character) as the core aim of education (tarbiyah, t’alīm, t’adīb and tazkiya).

(3)Dr. Elvida UNAL (Ibn Haldun University): A Comparative Study of the Educational Thought of Al-Ghazali and Zhu Xi

(4)Fuga KIMURA (The University of Tokyo): al-Ghazali in Japan: History of Islamic studies in Far East


Lunchtime break (12:00-13:00)


Psychology session (13:00-14:00)

・Moderator: Dr. Sevde DUZGUNER (Marmara University)


(1)Dr. Hooman KESHAVARZI (Halil Center/Ibn Haldun University): Ghazali’s Psychospiritual model of Character Development

(2)Dr. Amjad HUSSAIN (Marmara University):

(3)Merve CETINKAYA (University College London): Spirituality and Mental well-being in the context of Ghazali’s understanding of Tazkiyat al-Nafs

(4)Cemre ATESCI (Yildiz Technical University): The Essence of Human Being for Al-Ghazali

*Proceeding of workshop will be published as outcome.