The Heart of the Qur’an: Reflections from Surah Ya-Sin

Hamza Yusuf

35 Responses to “ Hamza Yusuf – The Heart of the Qur’an: Reflections from Surah Ya-Sin ”

  1. leaf says:

    i learnt so much from this, alhamdulilah

  2. Ali says:

    Salamu Alaikum. JAK to the efforts of all the Du’aat calling to Islam and may ALLAH (SWT) guide us all to what’s True and Correct. I just want to clarify a point that’s mentioned in the title. In regards to a hadith which speaks about Surat Yaseen being the heart of the Quran, this Hadith has been classified as “fabricated” by Sheik Alalbani.

    JAK and ALLAH (SWT) knows best.

    • A humble student says:

      Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda taught a class on surah yaseen and he mentioned how there is a difference of opinion on the matter of the authenticity of the hadith. Shaykh Al-Abaani (rahiamullah) declared it weak but the majority of classical scholars (ibn Kathir, Qurtubi rahiamullah) declared it authentic. and Allah SWT knows best.

  3. Abdul Jaleel says:

    JAK, Indeed time will reflect meaning of the Quran.
    Tafseer based on combination of Naqal and Aqal
    will give more understanding.

  4. Sana Malik says:

    Assalamu Alaikum. I was at this retreat and there were three lectures on Surah Yasin. This is just one part. Will you be uploading the other 2 lectures too inshAllah?

  5. AISHA says:


  6. Hassan Mahmood says:


    In regards,to what Ali said above,no disrespect but you are very wrong indeed. Surah Yasin is the heart of the Qur’an as I have read it in books many times, and Shaykh Muhammad al-Yacoubi has said this in his talk on Surah Yasin. I do not know where you have got your information from, but I suggest you stop reading from that source or stop listening to the people that have told you this as they,themselves, are misguided and are misguiding others.

    The below video is from Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yacoubi.

  7. hakim says:

    ditto to what sr. sana said. pls post the other 2 lecs.

  8. dpeat says:

    May Allah preserve Sh. Hamza! Ameen!

  9. NADIRA says:

    inspiring talk.from where i can get the complete sura?

  10. Syed Abdilah says:

    Truly xcellent! Syukran

  11. Abdul Jaleel says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    I expected more. But Imam admitted it is not an easy task explaining the Quran.
    Please visit the following site for the tafsir of the whole Yasin sura:
    Quran-Tafsir .org
    Abdul jaleel

  12. Sana Malik says:

    Brother Abdul Jaleel…like I said the Shaykh is not done with the tafsir yet…he did it in 3 parts n this is just the first part! he did a wonderful wonderful job of it mashaAllah. You will know when you hear the other 2 parts too..I hope the Brother who posted this will post the other two too inshaAllah!

  13. Sana Malik says:

    And LOL he was joking when he said he cant explain the quran because its not easy..he does get to it later!

  14. Abdul Jaleel says:

    Jazakallhu kairan sana malik, Insha Allah i wait for the other two parts.

  15. dude says:

    This should be renamed ‘Hamza Yusuf’s ramblings’

  16. Sana Malik says:

    might seem like it, but even in his ramblings, he is saying some very important things that would benefit us to know.

  17. mohamed says:

    mashallah may allah preserve shaykh hamza yusuf for this ummah i really enjoyed the lecture inshallah we can get the other two parts

  18. The Hadith regarding Surah Ya-Sin is weak not fabricated. There is a big difference, because the consensus of the ‘Ulema of all four schools is that weak Hadiths concerning good actions may be acted upon with the correct intention for the sake of Allah.

    They cannot be accepted for matters regarding halal/haraam and Aqeedah.

    Allah knows best.

    • Bilal says:

      I agree with u bro.. indeed we shall recite the translation of Sura-Yaseen first n then think what Allah is saying in it.. coz after reading it i did’nt see any thing for Maghfirat in this Surah…

  19. eeman H says:

    Assalamu Aleikum, May Allah bless you ShK Hamza Yusuf, I wish though that you have given more tafseer on the surah. You have made me ponder on this surah. I never thought it this way the way you have explained it .. May Allah guide us to the straight path and give us the strenght and knowledge to appreciate our Creator better!

  20. AH says:

    Excellent bayan as always by the knowledgeable Shaykh, May Allah reward him for his efforts.

    As some of the posts have already mentioned, Shaykh Muhammad al Yaquobi has put his tafsir of Yasin on a CD set. Highly recommended, get your from and just marvel at 1400 years of scholarship of the highest integrity. May Allah bless and reward all the Shaykhs and Mashayhs of the path.

  21. Ahmad says:

    JazakAllah Khair!!

    Amazing lecture!!
    thanks you soooo much for this, please post more if you had!

  22. Ahmad says:

    Jazak Allah Khair!!

    Thank you soo much for this, it helped me so much!

    dont hesitate to post more if you have !

  23. […] Later kwam ik deze punten wederom tegen in een briljante online lezing/les van Hamza Yusuf over de tafsir van Sura Yasin: […]

  24. Sameer says:

    Where’s the rest?

  25. Salman S says:

    Br.Ali, Shaykh Al-Albani does not have authorization(ijaza) in the field of hadith from any recognised scholar of hadith, so I would think twice before following his classifications on ahadith.

  26. Muhammed says:

    Very much interesting, Thank You

  27. Mashallah!Great Lecture!!!

  28. Ahmad Dorani says:

    This guy is an ocean of knowledge. I pray to Allah SWT to give me half knowledge of what Shaikh Hamza has, and a bit more 🙂

    Salam Alaikum

  29. kandaoui says:

    is their like a part 2 or was it just an abrupt end?

  30. Brooke says:

    barakAllah feekom ya shaikh Hamza Yusuf…muslims like you only show up every 100 years or so…

  31. B says:


    Some good comments regarding whether its the heart or whether daif and a person puts it nicely in regards to daif being weak and not fabricated.

    personally I am caught between the 2 ideas as I hold this surah dear to my heart though have to follow the Haqq.
    I suppose ‘Ilm is the best path to tread with a open mind and clear one. Though we should unite through knowledge and not erect barriers with emotion.


  32. Dhul Qarn says:

    All parts were released by Al Madina and are available here in audio –

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