Lecture Details for How to Read a Book

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Lecture Details

Event Date11/2/2012
Event LocationBerkley California
Event Description

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SHY Quotes made at this Event

RecommendationQuote
How to Read a Book"Get the 1940 Edition" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How to Read a Book"He based the whole lecture on this text." -Munawar
How to Read a Book"He based the whole lecture on this text." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How to Read a Book"Mortimer Adler wrote a book called "How to read a Book". And it's actually worth reading. I would get the first edition, which is 1940, and there were several editions." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment"On the value of mastering vs dabbling. In reference to a quote by Sidi Ahmed Zurruq in `Foundations of the Spiritual Path`." -Munawar
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment"SHY recommends this book repeatidly, and quotes from this book in the "How to Read a Book" lecture" -Munawar
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment"Regarding people who like to join groups. Sh Hamza pointed at the chapter on Dabblers" -Munawar
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment"A really great book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Mastery: The Keys to Long-Term Success and Fulfillment"Related to the Hadith on Archery; Meaning: If you start, don’t stop. Don't dabble." -Munawar
The Catcher in the Rye"If you haven't read it, I really recommend that book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Catcher in the Rye"I read it a second time" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Catcher in the Rye"SHY considers this a "Great Book"" -Munawar
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age"On sports Excellence" -Munawar
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age"If you haven't read, I think you should read..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age"A beautiful book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Rosalind And Helen, A Modern Eclogue: With Other Poems"SHY quoted the poem and recited it in this lecture. He even spent 20 minutes analyzing it with the class." -Munawar
Rosalind And Helen, A Modern Eclogue: With Other Poems"I was left speechless (Struck dumb) when I read it at the age of 12 " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Quote
"When a pitcher is throwing a perfect game in baseball, do you know what happens to the whole team? Nobody talks to him. Everybody just stays away. Because he's entered into a completely different zone. They call it "The Flow" in sports psychology. They're in the Flow. And great athletes know this; It's when everything becomes unified. They're not experiencing separateness, they're in a total state where everything is perfect. And that's when he pitches a perfect game. Shutout, no hitter, just strike out after strike out. And nothing goes wrong, it's a perfect flow. This is the state of the (Awliya) saints, All the time...This is where the Awliya are at. It's perfect. That's why they don't get disrupted, they don't get disturbed, Because they're aware." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf