Lecture: The Qur’an, and the Prophet ? - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in conversation with Juan Cole

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Lecture Details

Event Date12/8/2019
Event LocationBerkeley California
Event DescriptionThe Qur’an, the Prophet, and a Forgotten History - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in conversation with Juan Cole Juan Cole's Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires (2018) retells the history of the prophetic period in seventh-century Arabia through the context of a brutal war between the Iranian Sassanian Empire and the Roman Empire in the Near East. In this conversation, Juan Cole and Hamza Yusuf reflect on how a new understanding of the historical period can give us sharper insights into the prophetic mission and the message of the Qur'an.

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Quotes Made at this Event

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam - Note: How Jews were fully enfranchised in Medina and how they lived there till modern times
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
Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires - "

I felt like I was reading the seerah for the first time.  I highly recommend all of our listeners get one of Cole’s book.

" -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
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam - Note:

Not recommended, rather referenced