Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Eid Mubarak from Sandala - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Mark Hanson


 Eid Mubarak from Sandala



 On Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 8:10, Sandala <> wrote:

Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.

 Eid Mubarak!
Wishing you and your family a happy and joyful Eid day.

Copyright © 2013 Sandala, Inc., All rights reserved.
You signed up on our website.
Our mailing address is:
Sandala, Inc.
12618 South Winners Circle
Davie, FL 33330

Add us to your address book
 Sandala Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Eid Mubarak! Wishing you and your family a happy and joyful Eid day. -Sandala follow on Twitter | friend on Facebook | forward to a fri
Today at 8:10 AM
To Sandala

Today at 11:22 AM


Hamza Yusuf's recommended books, documentaries and other relevant media

Hamza Yusuf shares literature and documentaries that he finds relevant and impactful in today's world.  In an age of multimedia excess, few items deserve due attention as they encourage introspection and inspire positive change. Great works of art help us to unveil the facade of the material world and to return to the path of personal improvement and growth, selfless giving, and sincere service.  

Brothers Karamazov

If you haven’t read this, it’s well worth the haul. Dostoevsky deals with every major theme of the current crisis in the West. The people are real, the dialogue eavesdrops on real conversations, and the culprits are as complex as the heroes are simple.

Sense and Sensibility

A beautiful study of two ways of being in the world. Marriane is the precursor to the modern, egocentric, fun-filled, tradition-scoffing “individual.” Elinor is the wonderful, dutiful, stoic, and giving caretaker of hearts. By the end of the novel, the two have discovered themselves and risen above the trials and torments of life on earth to enter into the bliss and joy of a Jane Austen ending.

Notes from Undergound

I would love to see this book rewritten with the title, “Posts from the Underground.” This is the most serious study ever done on the problem of modern man’s impotence in the light of an alienating society, vacuous and demeaning. The underground man fills our Internet with his anonymous posts filled with venom and resentment. He can do nothing, so he spends his life attacking those who can and do something with troll-like viciousness under the digital bridges humans have built to connect virtual lands. Nietzsche was convinced that Islam was free of what he termed, “ressentiment.” He felt Islam bred nobility and was inhabited by men of virtue. But the underground Muslim is alive and ill on the net, seething with his impotent rage, using pseudonyms and often foul language to attack all and sundry from his dark underground cavern of callowness.

Forks Over Knives

While I would not completely recommend a “vegan” diet, I think the modern diet is a danger to our health, and this wonderful documentary can be a life changer for those of you who aren’t aware of just how harmful our Western diets are. (I include most modern Muslim diets in this, given the overconsumption of meat and the increasing corporatization of our means of production.)

I Am

If you watch documentaries, this is the end-all. Tom Shadyac is a proof against all of us who cling to “stuff.” He discovered what’s wrong with the world (hint hint: in the title) and what we can do about it.
As salaamu 'alaykum and Eid Mubarak to you all!

The list of books proposed is remarkable and very unusual coming from a Muslim who normally hates anything that is not of his Sect!  Some titles are my ever favourites like the Brothers Karamazov.  Thank you all.  Jazaak Allahu Khayran, even if there is no such GOD!

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Mark Hanson is the greatest teacher of Islam I have ever known, alhamdulillah!  Mainstream sectarian Muslims do not deserve him!

Basheer Ahmad

No comments:

Post a Comment