Lecture: The Jewels of the Qur'an Session 1

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 Date6/5/2021
Event LocationBerkeley California
Event Description “Dive into the ocean’s depths so that you become wealthy by gaining its rubies and pearls.” In his book The Jewels of the Qur’an, Imam al-Ghazali exhorts readers to develop a deeper relationship with the ocean of the Qur’an, uncovering the immense beauty of the sacred words of God. In this live series, President Hamza Yusuf will elaborate on the main topics discussed in this work, focusing on the major themes, aims, and division of the Qur’an outlined by Imam al-Ghazali. The series will bring light to many hidden jewels of the Qur’an, enhancing our relationship with the sacred text in this blessed month. Sessions with President Yusuf will take place on May 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 5:30 PM PDT. Online sessions will stream on both Zaytuna College’s Facebook page (@ZaytunaCollege) and YouTube channel. Videos will also be available on our YouTube channel following each session.

Event Transcripts

SHY Book Recommendations made at this Event

Quotes Made at this Event

Against Method: "Yet, I never heard anyone talking about, "Should we torture Russian spies, if we capture them, to find out what they were doing. Should we have a Guantanamo Bay for Russian spies". I never heard that; It just wasn't part of America at that time. It's why, for me, to be in this country, and to hear people talking about: "The Torture Question" When did it become a QUESTION? Because I thought it was a medieval concept that we've thrown off. I thought human dignity, no matter what a person did, they were entitled to be protected in their body. That's what I thought this country was about. So what went wrong here? "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Against Method: "I don’t recommend this book, it’s too radical. But I read it "
Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Against Method: "He stated that the scientific method is useless and all discoveries come from intuition. "