7 Replies to “Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s Mother and Sister Interview on MBC”

  1. His mother is so sweet. I was cracking up when she said that he read ‘War and Peace’ as a child. Figures.

    I’m stealing this video…hope you don’t mind.

  2. “Beyond the right and wrong doing, there is a field I’ll meet you there.”
    -Rumi

    Nice!

    This dude is a weird interviewer and, its good how his sister taught the interviewer about the negativist view, (antiwar march vs. peace march) because Muslims are so anti-everything, we forget what we are for. And subhana Allah Shaykh Hamza is so humbled by the presence of his family. Something to learn from!

    Its pretty amazing how well-grounded and rooted they are in American history. Perhaps this is a glimpse of the future?

    Here are some not-so well-known stories of his family I remember Sh. HY mentioned in his talks.

    They’re family was really advanced. His mother was recycling regularly back in the 80s (or 60s can’t recall) and she was really progressive. Their family moved to California from the South because they got sick and tired of the racism in the South. His mother also made his sister go to an all-black school–the only white girl– in order to deal with issues of segregation. His father’s experiences with poetry also give us a glimpse of the role model he had: Many times his dad would spend a number of years reading and studying a poem, until he finally understood its meaning.

    “The fundamental problem with the world is that we love things and use people, when we should love people and use things.”
    -Father of Sh. Hamza Yusuf

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