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Lecture: The Middle Path: United against Poverty

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Lecture Details

Event Date11/1/2012
Event LocationUSA
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Quotes Made at this Event

Richistan - Note: Shaykh Hamza discussed the data from this book. That 1000 Billionaires control most of the wealth on this Earth.
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle - Note: A whole chapter was devoted to the City of Camden, NJ and its poverty. A city that doesn't have enough money to run itself, hence has limited / no Police. A city within the US Empire.
Edgar Allen Poe Compilation - "Read Edgar Allan Poe. He was constantly in debt." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Edgar Allen Poe Compilation - Note: How literature is the domain of the poor. Edgar Allen Poe was destitute, as was Dostoevsky and Van Gogh.
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle - Note: A whole chapter was devoted to the city of Camden and it's poverty
I lived in a place where the rich people could place all their possessions into a box; and the poor people didn't have a box. I lived in Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Mauritania. -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
I was thinking about the title “United Against Poverty”. I think it’d be better if we “United against Wealth” -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf