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Lecture: What Happened to Poetry?

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Lecture Details

Event Date3/1/2002
Event LocationFreemount, California
Event DescriptionThe Spiritual Rumi conference, March 2002 in Fremont, CA. Sponsored by Rumi Bookstore https://www.rumibookstore.com

Teachers in attendance were Hamza Yusuf Hanson (Zaytuna College, Berkeley, California), Abdul Hakim Murad (Timothy J. Winters) (Cambridge University, England), Annemarie Schimmel (Harvard University, USA), and Hamid Algar (UC Berkeley, USA).

Event Transcripts


Quotes Made at this Event

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East - "He documents how the entire colonial situation was designed to ensure continual war in the Middle East" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East - "I recommend all Muslims read..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East - "Read David Fromkin A Peace to end all Peace..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East - "" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Brothers Karamazov - "The Greatest Western Writer" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Brothers Karamazov - Note: SHY quotes from the book talking about Shamelessness stemming from Shame
The Brothers Karamazov - "The second most important novel in Western Literature (New Brunswick Fundraiser)" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Masnavi - "I read the Masnavi once" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Hamlet - Note: On the fear of dieing