Audio Lectures & Podcasts
Sacred Text Messages S02 E11 - Meaning - Less or Full, You Choose
Our Ramadan journey continues with more wonders from the Book of Allah. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza explains the linguistic miracle of the Qur’an, analyzing the fourth verse of Sura al-Muzammil in which God commands us to “recite the Qur’an slowly and distinctly.” This measured recitation allows for a deep reflection of the words of ... Read more
Sacred Text Messages S02 E10 - Do Americans Know Anything About Qadr?
As we enjoy the blessings of these first few days of Ramadan, Shaykh Hamza reminds us that this is indeed the month of the Qur’an, the revelation replete with the best of all sacred text messages. One of these extraordinary messages is from the sura entitled “The Moon” in which God says, “We have made ... Read more
Sacred Text Messages S02 E09 - The Qur'an - God's Banquet
As Ramadan approaches us once again, we’re blessed with another opportunity to respond to God’s great invitation, drawing near to Him through our worship and remembrance. In this special episode, Shaykh Hamza discusses the secrets of this extraordinary month and the centrality of the Qur’an as God’s banquet for the believers, where the guest never ... Read more
Sacred Text Messages S02 E08 - When the Famous Become Infamous, Remain Faithful
Throughout history, there have been many religious charlatans. For those who have been deceived by them, the personal and community impact is devastating. Some even lose their faith in God and leave their religion. In this episode, Shaykh Hamza untangles this sensitive subject by reminding us that true faith is not rooted in the fallible ... Read more
Hamza Yusuf - Sacred Text Messages S02 E07 - Don't Be Triggered
The word “triggered” is used to describe a strong emotional response to an upsetting event that reminds one of past traumas. The term has become popular for its colloquial use of feeling offended or hurt. Learning to handle negative or stressful situations is key to living a life of emotional and spiritual balance. In this ... Read more
Sacred Text Messages S02 E06 - As the Earth Diminishes
“Haven’t they seen how we have diminished the earth from its edges?” This week’s sacred text message focuses on this extraordinary verse from the 13th chapter of the Quran entitled Ra’d or Thunder. Though the geological realities of the verse are obvious for us today, the early masters of Quranic exegesis interpreted the diminishment of ... Read more
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Extending gratitude for the honest discussion and topics being addressed. This podcast inspires me to do research, read more Quran and discover more truths. Alhamdulillah.
Inshallah I can feel the growth