Lecture: Rihla 2014: Book of Knowledge by Hamza Yusuf

Information about a lecture Shaykh Hamza gave. Organizes quotes he made, books recommended, a transcript. Llick the Lecture CD image see where you can purchase the CD set.

Lecture Details

Event Date7/7/2014
Event LocationKonya, Turkey
Event DescriptionThis course will covering the opening book of Imam al-Ghazali's monumental Revivification of the Religious Disciplines entitled, The Book of Knowledge. Full Course available @ Deenstream.tv

Event Transcripts

Quotes Made at this Event

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
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
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
Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean: "I actually read a book called 'Stung', which is about how jellyfish are taking over the ocean. It was one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. It was written by the leading expert on jellyfish who lives in New Zealand, "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Francis Bacon - His Major works: "Francis Bacon is probably the single most important person in the change that occurs in Western civilization from a religious society to a secular society.  I mean he really begins that transformation.   There are people before him undeniably but he's at the root of it when deductive reasoning was supplanted and and replaced by inductive reasoning and the scientific method becomes the only method of knowledge which is only one aspect of knowledge and and so the Muslims had metaphysics but they also had physics and you need both to have a healthy civilization. "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "As far as he could tell, he could find no other other civilization, whose entire reason for existence was for the pursuit of, the development of, and the transmission of knowledge "
Shaikh Hamza Quoting from the book
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals: "Rebels love the Devil, who was the first Radical "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration: "If you think there’s any value in Marxism, I recommend you read Bergen’s book on The Devil and Karl Marx. "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Knowledge Triumphant: The Concept of Knowledge in Medieval Islam: "Knowledge was the basis of The Islamic Civilization "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf