28 episodes

In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ . Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

This podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a Sandala Media production. http://www.sandala.org

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 138 Ratings

In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ . Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

This podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a Sandala Media production. http://www.sandala.org

    The Clarity of Dr. Cleary

    The Clarity of Dr. Cleary

    Dr. Thomas Cleary performed the task of hundreds of men. He mastered Greek and Latin in his teens and went on to master Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Pali, Sanskrit, French, Bengali, Gaelic, Urdu, and several other languages. He then went on to translate some of the most important works in many of these languages, including a remarkable translation of the Qur’an. More than a gifted linguist, however, he was also a spiritual master of immense depth and insight. His comments on some verses from The Essential Koran should convince anyone of his remarkable gift. His passing is a great loss to the world in general and the Muslims in particular. The clarity he provided the fortunate few who attended his extraordinary classes at Zaytuna Institute in 2001 and 2002 have lingered long after the classes ended. Shaykh Hamza celebrates this remarkable luminary along with some reminiscing with Sayyid Feraidoon Mojadedi, the original founder of Zaytuna, about the early days of the school.
    About the Sacred Text Messages podcast:
    In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ. Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
    Read more about https://sandala.org/hamza-yusuf/ (Hamza Yusuf). Visit us online at https://sandala.org/ (Sandala.org).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    From Gangbangers to Game Changers

    From Gangbangers to Game Changers

    When the Prophet, God’s peace and blessings upon him, entered Medina, he counseled his fledgling community, “Spread peace, feed the poor, maintain kinship bonds, give a portion of the night to prayers, and you will enter Paradise in peace." In this podcast, you will hear from a group of brothers whose mission in life is to realize this hadith. Hamza Yusuf converses with a group of men whose journey of transformation will inspire you and may even ignite your soul to action. Join us in this extraordinary conversation of a group of former gangbangers who are now game changers.
    About the Sacred Text Messages podcast:
    In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ. Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
    Read more about https://sandala.org/pages/about-us (Hamza Yusuf). Visit us online at https://sandala.org/ (Sandala.org).

    • 1 hr 19 min
    A conversation with the man who gave me shahada.

    A conversation with the man who gave me shahada.

    In life’s mysterious journey, most of us will experience a transformative event that forces us to reevaluate and reorient ourselves. God asks in the Quran, “So where then are you going?,” a reminder for us to avoid the distractions of this world and to remain steadfast on His path. In this special episode, Haroon Sugich joins Shaykh Hamza in conversation about their own journey to Islam and the incredible lessons they’ve learned on the way.
    About the Sacred Text Messages podcast:
    In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ. Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
    Read more about https://sandala.org/hamza-yusuf/ (Hamza Yusuf). Visit us online at https://sandala.org/ (Sandala.org).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    They Call Me Mr. Tubbs: Dignity in a Degrading Place

    They Call Me Mr. Tubbs: Dignity in a Degrading Place

    The 1967 film “In the Heat of the Night” represents one of the first major motion pictures in which a black man has the leading role and is portrayed with dignity. Sidney Poitier plays Virgil Tibbs, a man falsely accused of murder. After a racist cop arrests Mr. Tibbs and brings him in for questioning, the police force of this small town discovers that Mr. Tibbs is a highly distinguished police detective from Philadelphia. The racist police chief makes a snarky remark: “Virgil? That’s a funny name for a [black man] that comes from Philadelphia. What do they call you up there?” In response, Mr. Poitier emphatically delivers one of the most iconic lines in cinema history: “They call me Mr. Tibbs!” Through his dignified behavior, he ends up winning over his obtuse and backward colleagues, holding his head high and solving the crime he was falsely accused of.
    In this podcast, we hear from a real Mr. Tibbs: Mr. Tobias Tubbs, a man falsely accused of murder who spent 28 years in a penitentiary for a crime he did not commit. Instead of serving time, Mr. Tubbs used his incarceration as time to serve—he transformed thousands of lost lives in the penitentiary, teaching men that while we do not choose our circumstances, we do have the freedom to respond to them with dignity. Now, with his partner in virtue, Anthony Samadani, the two are taking this knowledge painfully acquired to the streets.
    About the Sacred Text Messages podcast:
    In this age of material excess and spiritual privation, grounding ourselves in divine guidance has never been more critical. The Sacred Text Messages podcast with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf provides an antidote to the modern madness by reconnecting us with God and His Messenger ﷺ. Listen to timeless wisdoms from sacred sources and rediscover Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
    Read more about https://sandala.org/hamza-yusuf/ (Hamza Yusuf). Visit us online at https://sandala.org/ (Sandala.org).

    • 49 min
    Beware of the Habits You Inhabit

    Beware of the Habits You Inhabit

    The global online pornography industry is currently estimated to be nearly $40 billion and growing. Its pervasive nature remains a key destructive force in both the spirit of the individual and society. In the third part of our series on the nafs, Shaykh Hamza explains the profound impact our habits, good or bad, have on our hearts. In a time where demonic forces continuously assault us, the need for sacred veils and filters is more important than ever. Tune in for another powerful episode in which Shaykh Hamza gives the secret to breaking bad habits and addictions. And, there’s a sneak peak at next week's episode with two very special guests!

    • 50 min
    God Won, Satan 0̷

    God Won, Satan 0̷

    Season 3 of Sacred Text Messages continues with the second part of Shaykh Hamza's insightful commentary on Imam al-Ghazali's analysis of the nafs. In this episode, we learn the secret to winning the battle with our lower self: we need God. That realization alone is the critical first step toward success. No matter how strong we think we are, the inner jihad is a lifelong battle that requires complete reliance on God. For those ready to arm themselves with divine guidance, this is not an episode to be missed.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

Sulaimanshah ,

My favourite podcast channel

What a wonderful find. I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to SHY, his guest and all the team that makes the podcast possible.

Raees-Lal ,

Very insightful

Words will never begin to describe how insightful this podcast & Shaykh Hamza Yusuf are. I learn so much every time I listen & wish that there were infinite episodes.

Souldja-1 ,

Excellent and profound.

A beautiful podcast by a beloved teacher whose feet are firmly planted on the service of God Almighty and humanity. May this noble act be recorded on your mizaan.

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