A place to share things of benefit to Seekers as we travel through this world. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said: "What have I to do with this world? There is no comparison between me and this world, except to a rider who stops for shade under a tree and then goes on leaving it behind."
Sunday, May 01, 2005
The Content of Character - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (may Allah preserve him and continue to benefit through him), has released a new book: The Content of Character
Translations & Introduction by Shaykh Hamza, Collected by Shaykh Al-Amin Mazrui, and Forward by Ali Mazrui
From the Alhambra Productions Website: "Hamza Yusuf's new book! 10% off! As a scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Mazrui attempted to be a bridge between Islam and modernity. He argued that while Christianity became the vanguard of progress when it became more secular and less Christian, Islam was the vanguard of progress when it was more Islamic and less secular. According to Shaykh Al-Amin, progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment. Shaykh Al-Amin's choice of these favored sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) in The Content of Character--translated and introduced here by the well-known American scholar Hamza Yusuf--was influenced by his effort to be a bridge--builder, especially between the values of tradition and the norms of modernity, between the wisdom of religion and the compassion of humanity."