Lectures on Extremism

Muhammad al-Yaqoubi – Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious & Ideological Foundations

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi presents an important and enlightening talk based on his new book, “Refuting ISIS.” The book details how ISIS bases its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the sacred texts of Islam; and concludes that ISIS does not represent Islam, that its declaration of a caliphate is invalid, and that opposing ISIS is an obligation upon Muslims.

Kamil Mufti – ISIS and Our Communities

Is ISIS an Islamic State? Who is ISIS and why we need to know about them. Are they extremist? What have they done in Mosul and what do muslim scholars across the world say about ISIS? Is it allowed to join, support them? Imam Mufti answers these questions.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Is ISIS Islamic?

Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk discusses why ISIS is not Islamic and not part of the mainstream Muslim community.

Hamza Yusuf – Overcoming the Challenges of Extremism

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf gives a talk on how Muslims can respond in dealing with extremism in Islam.

Bilal Philips – ISIS is not Islam

Shaykh Bilal Philips explains why it is important for Muslims not to go to extremes in religion and to stay on the middle path. This middle path is moderation based on the revelation.

Hamza Yusuf – Reclaiming Our Faith: Negotiating Modern Theological Fault Lines

Hamza Yusuf, President and Co-founder of Zaytuna College delivers in which he addresses four topics chosen by our online audience. From the Zaytuna conference, Reclaiming Our Faith: Negotiating Modern Theological Fault Lines held in Anaheim, California on May 25, 2013.

Hamza Yusuf – Nurturing Compassionate Communities: Connecting Faith and Service

Our duty as Muslims is to represent the true meaning of Islam by reaching out to the broader community we serve, the underprivileged and underrepresented. As tensions continue to increase throughout the world, we as North American Muslims have a unique opportunity rarely found elsewhere to serve our community with assurances of security and freedom. Using the Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) as our shining example, this session aims — through diverse informed and unique speakers — to motivate inspire and move us beyond mere words and rhetoric, to truly living a way of life dedicated to serving God by serving humanity.

Yasir Qadhi – Salafi Muslims: Following the Ancestors of Islam

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi interview on Salafis and the history of the Salafi movement.

Waleed Basyouni – Violence in the Name of God

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni explains that Muslims who engage in terrorism are in fact deviant innovators in the religion.

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