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Lecture: The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education with Dr. John Sexton

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Lecture Details

Event Date10/6/2016
Event LocationNew York University
Event Description

Event Transcripts


Quotes Made at this Event

Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West - "A good book to read" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West - "I recommend you read this book, if you're interested in this field." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Lincoln`s Greatest Speech : The Second Inaugural - Note: He blames the civil war on the sins of the American People; visavis the black people. And people accepted his criticism.
Lincoln`s Greatest Speech : The Second Inaugural - "If you read Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, it would never be allowed today" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Colonizer and the Colonized - "He was a Jewish Tunisian, who was looking at the colonization of Tunisia, as an outsider. He could see the terrible effect it had on them" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Jewish Theology - "It is accepted within Jewish tradition that the Prophet Muhammad was a vehicle of divine intervention." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Jewish Theology - "An Extraordinary Book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Jewish Theology - Note: How traditional Judaism views Islam
The Jefferson Adams Correspondence - "I was reading their correspondence and it mentioned this book (George English)" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Jefferson Adams Correspondence - "He read Bethune English's book on Islam...He actually mentions that he read Bethune's books on travels in Muslim Lands" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Note: PDF version available here: http://abahlali.org/files/3295358-walter-rodney.pdf
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Note: Argument - That Africa was highly educated before the Europeans destroyed it
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World`s Most Precious Manuscripts - Note: How they saved all the books from Barbarians
Leisure the Basis of Culture - "Josef wrote a beautiful book on leisure. He argued about the contemplative, that every society needs people who have time to think" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can`t Stop Talking - "About the importance of the introvert. So much of our culture is about extroversion, about presenting yourself, about becoming a 'win' personalty, and learning all these tricks to influence people." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Muslim Education in Medieval Times - "Muslim education of the Middle ages is rapidly being superseded by schools university; Which are both modern and secular. The widespread movement is so recent, that it is impossible to tell how it will effect the cultural and social life of Islam." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf