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Lecture: The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education with Dr. John Sexton

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Lecture Details

Event Date10/6/2016
Event LocationNew York University
Event Description

Event Transcripts


Quotes Made at this Event

"A good book to read" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"I recommend you read this book, if you're interested in this field." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Note: He blames the civil war on the sins of the American People; visavis the black people. And people accepted his criticism.
"If you read Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, it would never be allowed today" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"He was a Jewish Tunisian, who was looking at the colonization of Tunisia, as an outsider. He could see the terrible effect it had on them" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"It is accepted within Jewish tradition that the Prophet Muhammad was a vehicle of divine intervention." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"An Extraordinary Book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Note: How traditional Judaism views Islam
"I was reading their correspondence and it mentioned this book (George English)" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"He read Bethune English's book on Islam...He actually mentions that he read Bethune's books on travels in Muslim Lands" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Note: PDF version available here: http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf
Note: Argument - That Africa was highly educated before the Europeans destroyed it
Note: How they saved all the books from Barbarians
"Josef wrote a beautiful book on leisure. He argued about the contemplative, that every society needs people who have time to think" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"About the importance of the introvert. So much of our culture is about extroversion, about presenting yourself, about becoming a 'win' personalty, and learning all these tricks to influence people." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
"Muslim education of the Middle ages is rapidly being superseded by schools university; Which are both modern and secular. The widespread movement is so recent, that it is impossible to tell how it will effect the cultural and social life of Islam." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf