Lecture Details for Misreading History

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Lecture Details

Event Date4/28/2008
Event LocationCalifornia
Event DescriptionMisreading History: What the West and Islam Can Learn from the Other. On April 28, 2008, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Richard Bulliet, the acclaimed historian, captivated a capacity crowd at Columbia University with a stirring conversation presented by the Zaytuna Contemporary Issues Series. For the full version of this lecture, http://www.zaytunacollege.org/companions

Event Transcripts

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SHY Book Recommendations made at this Event

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
The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization"I think people should read this book." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization"SHY did a lecture with Richard Bulliet, where they discussed Islamo-Christian values. During this lecture, Sh Hamza recommended people to read his book." -Munawar
Quote
"Yet, I never heard anyone talking about, "Should we torture Russian spies, if we capture them, to find out what they were doing. Should we have a Guantanamo Bay for Russian spies". I never heard that; It just wasn't part of America at that time. It's why, for me, to be in this country, and to hear people talking about: "'The Torture Question'. When did it become a QUESTION?" Because I thought it was a medieval concept that we've thrown off. I thought human dignity, no matter what a person did, they were entitled to be protected in their body. That's what I thought this country was about. So what went wrong here? " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"What went wrong...here?" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf