Lecture: We are All Wayfarers: Reflections on Imam al-Ghazalis Theology of Alterity

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Lecture Details

Event Date6/1/2011
Event Location Elmhurst College, Chicago, USA
Event Description"We are All Wayfarers: Reflections on Imam al-Ghazali's Theology of Alterity by Shaykh HAmza Yusuf. Recorded on February 19, 2010 for Elmhurst College's annual al-Ghazali Lecture

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SHY Book Recommendations made at this Event

Quotes Made at this Event

Suma Theologica - Note: St. Thomas admits that he took (alot) from Ibn Sina and Imam Ghazali.
On Christian Doctrine - "Its worth reading if you have an interest in religion" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
On Christian Doctrine - Note: The Usool of Christian laws
Suma Theologica - Note: Sh Hamza mentions Suma when reflecting on European authors that have quoted Imam Ghazali
The Future of Islam - "An extraordinary European, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, who was a passionate, Arabist, pro-Arab, anti-imperialist, British, man, who wrote a book...in that book he said, `I dont see the loss of Muslim Sovereignty as a negative thing. I see it as a posisitve thing. Because Islam will no longer be encumbered with the corruption of a political entity, masking itself as a religious entity. And it will enable the Muslims to discover their deep spiritual truths.` " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
On Christian Doctrine - "" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
On Christian Doctrine - Note: St Augustine: On the requirement to know the liberal arts before a student can study theological texts
Suma Theologica - "He got it from Ghazali" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Political Islam has failed -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
When you read "Kill the polytheists wherever you find them"....That doesn't mean, "Kill the polytheists wherever you find them." Beacause there are other verses in the Quran, that regulate that verse. -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Whether they are the President (of the United States), or a man in a cave; When they believe they are sanctioned by God to do those things, they can do the most heinous things, in their misguided belief. -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf

This is an absolute true fact, in my bedroom, there is a big shelf, that only has books by Imam GHazali, and it's filled with his books.

-Shaikh Hamza Yusuf