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What Columbus Day has to do with Islam in America – Yasir Qadhi, Sherman Jackson, Zaid Shakir, Mokhtar Maghraoui, & Hamza Yusuf

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1492. What does this year signify for Muslim Americans?

This session from the 2007 MSA National Continental Conference held at the 44th ISNA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL takes a look at Columbus Day in a light unlike that which you learned about in elementary school.

Join Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, Sherman Jackson, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui, and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf as they share their perspectives on Islam in America in light of the expedition of Christopher Columbus, Black suffering in America, interesting notes about American pastime games and sports, and more.

[audio:http://www.wasatstudios.com/audio/msa_natl_2007/msa_natl_2007_cc_01_abdelkarim_edghoush.mp3]
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Speaker: Abdelkarim Edghough
Topic: Opening Recitation
Download | 9:28 mins | 8.66 MB

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Speaker: Yasir Qadhi
Topic: What Columbus Day means for Muslims in America
Download | 17:45 mins | 16.2 MB

[audio:http://www.wasatstudios.com/audio/msa_natl_2007/msa_natl_2007_cc_03_sherman_jackson.mp3]

Speaker: Sherman Jackson
Topic: Understanding The Role of Blackamerican Muslims for Islam in America
Download | 27:52 mins | 25.5 MB

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Speaker: Zaid Shakir
Topic: The Importance of Financial Support in the Indigenization of Islam in America
Download | 17:21mins | 15.8 MB

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Speaker: Mokhtar Maghraoui
Topic: Realizing The Difference Between Mean and Goals
Download | 14:53 mins | 13.6 MB

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Speaker: Hamza Yusuf
Topic: The Need To Fight Both Islamophobia and Racism
Download | 21:40 mins | 19.8 MB

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Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi is someone that believes that one's life should be judged by more than just academic degrees and scholastic accomplishments. Friends and foe alike acknowledge that one of his main weaknesses is ice-cream, which he seems to enjoy with a rather sinister passion. The highlight of his day is twirling his little girl (a.k.a. "my little princess") round and round in the air and watching her squeal with joy. A few tid-bits from his mundane life: Sh. Yasir has a Bachelors in Hadith and a Masters in Theology from Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University. He is an instructor and Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib, and the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center.

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. UmA

    October 12, 2010 at 6:46 AM

    If anyone can do a transcript that would be a great resource alhamdulillah

    • fhq

      October 12, 2010 at 11:01 PM

      i second this.

      • Bin Muhsin

        October 13, 2010 at 11:47 PM

        Third it

      • Daughter of Adam (AS)

        October 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM

        I third it. ’cause three is a good number.

  2. Syed J.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Assalam alaikum,

    Masha Allah, the recitation at the start of the program is SOLID.

    Haven’t heard the speakers yet. Doing it right now ).

  3. 'Uthmaan

    October 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    @Sheikh Yasir,

    Barakallahu feek for sharing. Also, you mentioned previously that you were planning to write an article about the ruling on hijrah and related issues. Are you still going to do it? And when are you going to continue with the series on salvific exclusivity?

    Not meaning to put pressure on you on anything! I’m just eagerly awaiting to read them.

    • Youssef Chouhoud

      October 13, 2010 at 1:07 PM

      Yeah Sheikh, I think you’ve sufficiently built up suspense for the salvific exclusivity series :)

      Again, no pressure :D

  4. SaqibSaab

    October 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    The two hours lecture has been split up into parts now.

  5. Hamza 21

    October 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Where are the download the links? All I get “Whoops!!! Nothing Here by That Name”.

  6. wes

    October 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    I found the monastery Sh. Yasir Qadhi visited in Spain.

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monasterio_de_La_R%C3%A1bida

    • Akhi

      October 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM

      What did Sh. Yasir Qadhi say about this monastary exactly? Btw, does Rabida have anything to do with the Arabic word ribaat?

      • Muzzammil

        January 18, 2011 at 6:59 PM

        Yes brother. The monastary was a place in andalusia when the muslims controlled spain. The muslim fighters are called the mujahideen, and those that guard the posts, but are not out in the actual action (they are like the people who wait and watch the enemy, then warn when the enemy is approaching) – this was a place in andalusia where the ribaat took place, since Spain was always the land of Jihad fe Sabeelillah.

    • masreen

      December 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      Hi im wondering if you have a link to the Sh Yasir Qadhi article where he talks about his visit to la rabida/the monastery ?
      Thank you.
      Nasreen

  7. Daughter of Adam (AS)

    October 13, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    I wish I could get all of the lectures done by these shuyookh in transcript form :/

    may Allah bless them and their families and increase their wisdom.

  8. Abdifatah

    October 13, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    What a great resource and jazakAllah for this. Shaikh Yasir, Jackson, and Hamza were on FIRE.

  9. someone

    October 13, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Mashallah!!!
    Amazing cant wait wait to start them, but quick question do you know if they mention anything about native americans?
    I know the States has a dwindling population of native americans. However in Canada, our first nations are significant population, that suffer from some of the worst social inequities in the country. Unfortunately thats an understatement.

  10. Sami

    October 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    “Baseball is an American sport. I love baseball because you take a brown bat and knock that white ball out of the park!” -Sheikh Hamza

  11. Mu'adh

    October 20, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Assalamu ‘alaykum,

    The download links appear to be broken. A fix would be appreciated,. JazakAllahu khayra for these vids, pretty excited to listen soon iA…

  12. Ellis Pasch

    January 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives great information ‘*.

  13. Garad Osman

    January 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Asalaam Aleykum Shaykh Yaseer Qahdi,

    I love to listen to your lectures and I like Al Maghrib and what your doing. But how can you speak on the same platform as Ahlul Bidaa (i.e Hamza Yusuf and his “crew”)? You claim to be on the Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salafu Salih and it is well known what the stance the Salaf had on Ahlul Bidaa. Im not trying to attack just been bothering me. From a concerned brother. <3

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