This page lists information about a lecture Shaykh Hamza gave. It organizes what quotes he made, which books he recommended, and links to a transcript, if one is available.
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|Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam - "it`s really a fascinating book -- but one of the things he says in there is that the Islamic civilization was a civilization probably more than any other historically that really was centered around knowledge the ideal of knowledge." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|
|Travels of Ibn Jubayr - Note: SHY quoted extensively from this book, specifically around classical Islamic Education in the 11th Century.|
|Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam - "Inquiring minds should peruse Franz Rosenthal's Knowledge Triumphant, a wonderful study on the centrality of knowledge in the Islamic world. " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|
|Travels of Ibn Jubayr - "This is well documented in the travelogues of scholars such as Ibn Jubayr, which is available in English" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|
|Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology - Note: Theory of crime, and the social functionality of crime|
|Don Quixote - "There's a wonderful scene for anyone who has read...Read that book Don Xiota - which is the first novel....Cervantes spent many years in Algeria, and there are many hadith in the book " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|
|Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam - "He couldn't find any civilization in history, like the Islamic civilization, because it put the pursuit of knowledge at the forefront of its existence." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|
|Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam - "
Regarding Franz's statement that the Islamic Civilization is the one that takes knowledge the most seriously." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
|Allah is with the broken hearted -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf|