Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Reality of things is hidden in the realm of the unseen

People of the world will reject your reminders, because it reminds them that this world is temporary.

You can have knowledge but knowing how to apply the knowledge is the wisdom. That’s the hikmah. And that’s the difference between those who might know the hukam of Allah as a text, and those who know when the hukam of Allah is applicable. That’s wisdom. And this is where the Prophet (S) was constantly teaching his sahabah.

One of the tragedies of the time we are living in is historically the hadith were the domain of the ulama. There were small books written for common people but overall the hadith were in a tradition of isnad. You had to study hadith with scholars and they would explain to you…Now you have people opening up books, or worse going on Google… looking at hadith and then they get confused and then they confuse others.

My experience on this planet is that if you treat people with respect, they tend to treat you with respect.

I can't - and won't - impose my beliefs on others, either verbally or otherwise. I'm not going to judge people.

And that is the secret of this world. If you remove love of dunya from your heart, the dunya is yours for the taking. You can have the dunya because it's in your hand and not in your heart

We live in the age of Noah (a.s.) in the sense that a flood of distraction accosts us. It is a slow and subtle drowning. For those who notice it, they engage in the remembrance of God. The rites of worship and devotion to God's remembrance (dhikr) are planks of the ark. When Noah (a.s.) started to build his ark, his people mocked him and considered him a fool. But he kept building. He knew what was coming. And we know too.

Healing Self, Healing Society - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf speaks at the 2014 Festival of Faiths: Sacred Earth Sacred Self in Louisville, Kentucky held at Actors Theatre of Louisville by the Center for Interfaith Relations.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is joined by Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport for the second half of the session which features an audience Q&A.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is president, co-founder, and senior faculty member of Zaytuna College, America's first Muslim liberal arts college. He is also an advisor on Islamic studies at Stanford University and at Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union. In addition, his work includes an outstanding publication record as author and translator of books and articles on Islam. He has recently been ranked as "the Western world's most influential Islamic scholar" by The Muslim 500, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin.

A Muslim Vision of the Life Worth Living: An Evening with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Today, each of us must ask and answer for ourselves: What is a good life? What is a life worth living? This is not an easy task, but the world's great philosophical and religious traditions provide us with invaluable resources as we attempt to tackle these most important questions. In our pluralistic moment, we need to learn to hear from these traditions and engage in conversation about meaning and purpose across important and enduring lines of difference.

In this video, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, president of Zaytuna College and perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world will lay out a Muslim vision of a life worth living. After Shaykh Hamza's remarks, he and Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Culture, engage in an inter-tradition conversation about the good life– what it is, how we can get it, and how we can realize it together.

1 of 3 | Introduction to Logic by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Based on the “Isagoge” of Imam Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, this course will introduce students to the science of logic, a prerequisite before serious study of any of the other sciences. In this course students will be introduced to terms, concepts, the five predicable s, definitions, propositions, opposition, conversion, syllogisms, and other basic aspects of correct thinking.
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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is an American-Muslim Scholar and President of Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim undergraduate college in the United States. The New Yorker Magazine called him "perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western World." He has authored several encyclopedia articles, research articles, and published books, including "Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms, and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart" (Starlatch, 2004).

2 of 3 | Introduction to Logic by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

3 of 3 | Introduction to Logic by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Life Worth Living and the Islamic Tradition

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, President and Co-Founder of Zaytuna College, sits down with YCFC Director Miroslav Volf to discuss a Muslim vision of the life worth living.