Lecture Details for Qurrat al-Absar - Discerning the Eyes' Delight

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Lecture Details

Event Date1/1/2011
Event LocationMedina, Saudi Arabia
Event DescriptionConcerning a poem on Seerah


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SHY Quotes made at this Event

RecommendationQuote
A History of Knowledge: Past, Present and Future"References Toynbee" -Munawar
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
Civilization on trial"SHY quoted from this book during the ISNA 2001 lecture" -Munawar
Civilization on trial"He quoted Toynbee, who said that Islam is asleep, and when it awakens, it will be a force to be reckoned with." -Munawar
Jewish Theology"It is accepted within Jewish tradition that the Prophet Muhammad was a vehicle of divine intervention." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Jewish Theology"An Extraordinary Book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Jewish Theology"How traditional Judaism views Islam" -Munawar
Washington Irvings - Life of Muhammad"How the marriage of Aisha (ie at an early age) was not considered a big deal by post-modern Western Thinkers." -Munawar
Washington Irvings - Life of Muhammad"" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Case against Adolescence"The ever present attempt by society to prolong teenage life." -Munawar
The Case against Adolescence"He argues that to resolve the problem we have with children, we should treat children like adults." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families"On the effects of Pornography." -Munawar
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families"If you haven't read it, I really recommend that book " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families"Not recommended, just mentioned" -Munawar
The Open Society""The last interview" is worth reading. Censorship is a good thing" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Open Society"In his last interview, he said he was wrong, we have to censor violent media" -Munawar
The Open Society"Not recommended, SHY quoted from it, and it was used as a proof for censorship" -Munawar
Les Miserables"How justice and mercy cannot go together" -Munawar
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet"Brilliant" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet"Shaykh Hamza discussed how orientalists like Karen Armstrong were bringing new material into the subject matter of Islam (which was a good thing)" -Munawar
Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Quran"Izutsu is a genius" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Ethico-Religious Concepts in the Quran"Karen Armstrong based much of her work on his texts on Islam." -Munawar
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions"The reason I became Muslim was because of Huston Smith's book (World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions). " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions"Shaykh Hamza took a World Religions course in college, and this was (I assume) required reading." -Munawar
The Power of Place: Sacred Ground in Natural & Human Environments"A materialistic explanation for holy places" -Munawar
On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid al Ghazali"A beautiful book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Walking"It's really worth reading" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Islam and Secularism"Can be bought here: http://www.islamicbookstore.com/b2694.html" -Munawar
Islam and Secularism"He considered that the loss of Adab, was the greatest crisis for the Ummah" -Munawar
Islam and Secularism"I recommend everyone to read..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East"Michael Lecher - Brilliant research and Arabist" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Pearls of Faith"I'm hoping to republish that book, I found it quite extraordinary to find that..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Quote
"Conversion and insanity The only person I know is Dr Winters (who didn't go fundamentalist after conversion), because I know him since we both converted. I met him the first year I converted. He was always so level headed; ...Whereas I was completely insane." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf