Lecture Details for The Critical Importance of Al-Ghazali in Our Times

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Lecture Details

Event Date11/3/2011
Event LocationGalt House, Louisville, Kentucky
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SHY Quotes made at this Event

RecommendationQuote
Ghazali (Makers Of The Muslim World)"He argues that Ghazali was an Usooli" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Path to Virtue: the Ethical Philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani"`Ethics` By Raghib Isfahani was specifically recommended. But there aren`t any of his books available in English, yet." -Munawar
Arabic-English Lexicon (Islamic Texts Society)"Aisha Grey Henry is a friend of now many years. The first time that I met her, was in Cambridge, Mass. I was a very young student of Arabic. I didn't have enough money so I just wanted to se" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Modest Proposal"If you don’t believe me, then read "A modest proposal"" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Modest Proposal"On English attitudes to the Irish / Famine" -Munawar
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"It's such a great gift to be a rock, as opposed to not existing at all. It's a greater gift to be a flower. It's a greater gift to be a tree. And It's a greater gift to be an eagle. But what a gift, to be a human being; To be a conscious human being. Created on the doors of eternity...Literally created on the doors of eternity." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"My own teacher, Murabit al Hajj, spent a large period of his life reading nothing but the Ihya, in a graveyard outside of the Bedouin camp where he was from. And the Prophet SAW used to visit the graves." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"People used to be present when they cooked food. They cooked with love... I had one teacher Umar Malahji; His wife would cook her food doing prayer on the Prophet the entire time, with Niyat-us-Shifa. That God would make that food a healing for the people that ate it and make the energy that they derive from it, used for worshipping Allah. They would only buy from grocers in Medina that they knew prayed 5x in the Masjid. They would go out and pick their own animals and sacrifice them, becuase they did not want to buy meat from these butchers, because they didn't know how they were treating the animals. This is a real family...and it is a fact, and I guarantee you, many people have experienced this. If you go and have eaten a full meal, and you go there, and they serve you food in the house of Umar Malahji, you will not get indigestion by eating a second meal immediatly after that at his house...and they will force you eat. They will Say, "KUL, KUL, KUL!" That food was made with presence. People dont have energy anymore. How is your food being grown? How is it being cooked? Because this is where energy comes from." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf