This 5 CD set follows Hamza Yusuf through his tour of the United Kingdom in 2004, and not only raises and answers questions we are being confronted with as a community, but marks a period in history that will never be forgotten. In time, this set will become a classic as the truths set forth are timeless and Hamza Yusuf's courage to make a public stand on behalf of these truths will also be remembered.
In this tour, Hamza Yusuf emphasized that continuing to treat the bitter fruits of problems such as terrorism and not dealing with the roots themselves, will not rid us of those problems. While it is easy for the West to say that Muslims need to resolve their issues, the West has failed to understand why Muslims feel that Western countries are responsible for their suffering.
Instead of attacking Muslims for their inability and incapacity to change their situation, we as Westerners must extend a hand of good will and acknowledge our injustices. Human beings have an immense capacity to forgive, but there must be an apology and recognition that people have been wronged and harmed. Simply sending that message, admitting that people have suffered and looking at their suffering in a real way, would do much to diffuse the resentment and rage.
This set contains the following lectures:
- The World as Muslims See It
- Extinguishing the Fire: Our War on Terrorism
- Traditional Education in an Age of Terror, Part 1
- Traditional Education in an Age of Terror, Part 2
- Religion, Violence & the Modern World