Lecture: Deen Intensive 2018: Contextualizing Sacred Law

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Lecture Details

Event Date7/25/2018
Event LocationKonya, Turkey
Event Description7 Part Series on Deenstream here: https://deenstream.vhx.tv/sacred-law-in-context-shaykh-hamza-yusuf

Event Transcripts

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Quotes Made at this Event

A Study of History - Note: Admits that Ibn Khaldoon is his major influence
A Study of History - Note: Mentioned in the "Special Address" Speech
When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam - "This is an important book, because most historical orientalist books are based on Byzantium sources, which are always anti-Islamic. This book uses Islamic Sources" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Study of History - "He quoted Arnold Toynbee: That any civilization on its way out, begins to use profanities." -Shaikh Hamza Quoting from the book
Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires - "

If you haven't read Juan Cole's book, "Mohammad: The Prophet of Peace, Amid the Clash of Empires, It's an excellent book. 

I mean I recently read it and I actually had a meeting with the author and I was just so impressed with how he showed clearly that the Prophet SAW was far from a warmonger which we know that he really was constantly looking for avenues of peace.

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Study of History - "Toynbee - Any civilization on the way out, they move to profanities. And the upperclass will begin to talk like the commoners." -Shaikh Hamza Quoting from the book
The Screwtape Letters - Note:


A Study of History - "

The only person who I know,who ever read the whole thing (unabridged) is Dr. Umar Farooq.  I myself only read the abridged version, I did read it several times.

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America - "

I highly recommend you read "The Triple Package", by the author who wrote "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom"

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Screwtape Letters - "

How Shaytan can corrupt a scholar - (ie pride)

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires - "

About how the Prophet(SAW)'s political stance changed in Medina

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires - "

A beautiful book that just came out recently by Juan Cole, who's a brilliant scholar of Islam in the United States...he makes a very compelling argument that the prophet said and did everything to avoid war.  That he was not somebody that was a war monger by any stretch.

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf

if you saw Saw, then shame on you

-Shaikh Hamza Yusuf