Ustadh Usama Canon speaks about serving, educating, and supporting new Muslims and the special place this cohort has in the American-Muslim community to identify issues and strengthen the community. He delivered this talk at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on August 3, 2013.
In society today, it is common practice for the youth to cultivate their skills and ultimately choose a career in which their skills are found to be an asset. What the youth don’t think about, though, is how their skills can actually be an asset to the development and ultimate success of Islam in this world today. Consequently, there are practices in Islam that can be used to benefit us in society as well, but nobody thinks about these things.
Have we focused the most important element of our children’s education? The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said the first thing we should teach our children is salah (prayer).
The relationship between Islam and the West is the topic of ongoing debate, often depicted as a choice between two disparate worlds: the modern West with science and secular education, or Islam with Qur’anic based education characterized by orthodoxy and tradition. In the hope of promoting dialogue instead of polarization, Nouman Ali Khan searches for the ideas and ideals of education, schooling and learning within Islam. Wherever knowledge and learning have blossomed, education, schooling and teaching must have flourished too. Was not an educational culture part of the highly developed intellectual culture of classical Islam? Hermeneutics and the theory of interpretation offers an inspiring perspective on an education that strikes the balance between tradition and the future. What is the future of Qur’anic education in a modern context?
“How to Read a Book”, a Zaytuna Faculty Lecture by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.
The Zaytuna Faculty Lecture Series presents lectures by Zaytuna College faculty members exploring a variety of contemporary topics.
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Hamza Yusuf Hanson on “The Critical Importance of Al-Ghazali in Our Times” incl. an introduction to the Fons Vitae Al-Ghazali Ihya Ulum Al-Din Series [Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, November 3rd, 2011] facebook.com/fons.vitae