February 1, 2013

Hamza Yusuf - The Critical Importance of Al-Ghazali in Our Times

Hamza Yusuf Hanson is an American Islamic scholar. He is a convert to Islam, and is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. He has described the 9/11 attacks as "an act of 'mass murder, pure and simple'". Condemning the attacks, he has also stated "Islam was hijacked ... on that plane as an innocent victim". The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that he "is arguably the west's most influential Islamic scholar" and added that "many Muslims find his views hard to stomach."
If you don't have the time to watch the whole lecture then watch it from 0:36:00 - 0:43:43. Hamza Yusuf  makes a very important point about how to live.