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Hamza Yusuf

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Location: Hayward, California, United States

Alhambra Productions produces spiritual teachings from some of the world’s most prominent and respected Islamic scholars. Alhambra Productions also offers material on education, homeschooling, alternative medicine and other quality products to nurture the heart, mind, body and soul.

Monday, December 31, 2007

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Interview with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - PBS

Sheik Hamza YusufPBS recently published an interview with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf for their Frontline program. This interview was conducted in September 2006 and he talks about “tyranny” and “incompetence” on both sides and offers his prescription for creating more common ground.

Linden MacIntyre: What are the roots of Muslim rage?

A: Hamza Yusuf: If you had one word to describe the root of all this rage, it’s humiliation. Arabs in particular are extremely proud people. If you look at what happened in Lebanon recently, the Arabs kind of raised their head– they think it’s a big victory, the fact that their whole country was destroyed and over a thousand people were killed, many of them children. Why is it a victory? Because they fought back. That’s all. “OK, you can crush us into the Earth, but you’re not going to get us to submit.” And I think that’s deeply rooted in Muslim consciousness, the idea of not submitting to anything other than God. “You can abuse me, but you’re not going to win me over. But if you treat me with respect and dignity, I’m going to fall in love with you. I’m going to sing your praises all over the world because you’re powerful and you treated me with human dignity.”

Q: Where do they see the proof of the humiliation?

A: It’s everywhere. You don’t think it’s humiliating to have a foreign force come into your land? You see, Muslims don’t have this nation state idea. There’s a tribe called Bani Tamin. It’s one of the biggest tribes in Saudi Arabia and in Iraq, and they’re intermarried. The West doesn’t seem to understand that. The Moroccans feel the Iraqi pain as their own. It’s one pain. So when you see some American soldier banging down a door and coming into a house with all these women in utter fear who’ve done nothing, that’s humiliation, and it’s going to enrage people. And what are we doing there? There are no weapons of mass destruction. They were never a threat to us. You know, Shakespeare wrote a play called Julius Caesar, and it was all about the danger of pre-emptive strikes. Brutus is convinced by Cassius to kill Caesar. Why? Because Caesar’s ambitious, because he might declare himself king. And the end of that play, everybody dies; it’s just disaster. That’s the tragedy of pre-emptive strikes.

To read the complete interview, click here PBS Home.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Eid il Fitr Celebrations with Shaykh Hamza and Shaykh Salek

Shaykh Salek ibn Siddina and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf sharing his thoughts on the blessed day of 'Eid il Fitr 2006 at the Zaytuna Institute. Alhambra Productions staff was in attendance with the wonderful community. For more photos, please click of this wonderful event, please click here.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Hamza Yusuf - The Burda Insight

New podcast about The Burda with a special interview with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Purification of the Heart with Hamza Yusuf



with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

| Tuesday, July 25th, 10:00am - 4:00pm |

Based on the masterful West African classic, Matharatul Qulub, and the text's popular translation and commentary by Shaykh Hamza, this special workshop will explore the ways and means of the human heart and the Islamic science of its purification. Systematically outlining the “diseases of the heart,” defining their practical cures, and providing potent insight on the human condition, this free day-long course is open to anyone interested in refining their character and furthering their spiritual development.


Venue: Zaytuna Institute, 631 Jackson St, Hayward, CA 94544

Please stop by the Alhambra bookstore to see our specials and our sale. All purchases will receive a free "Reflections of Surat al-Baqarah" as part of our Summer Sale.

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Reflections from Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid

Imam Zaid introduces a monthly videocast from Zaytuna Institute. Shaykh Hamza delivers a timely discussion regarding ethics. He takes examples from "The Content of Character" which is available in our online store.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

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