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Yasir Qadhi | Islamophobia: Between Fear and Action | GPU 2010 Lecture



The world has seen an increase in the inciting of fear of Islam and Muslims. At the 2010 Global Peace & Unity Event, Yasir Qadhi highlights how while some of these instances are outright unjust, Muslims have a responsibility of action toward them.

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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.



  1. Massoud V.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Masha’ Allah, Sheikh Yasir at his best!

    Canada’s got the multiculturism.

  2. Umar

    January 17, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    A little mix and match, but stitched together nicely.

    Lol, “I say French politicians should hide their faces in shames for what they have done”

  3. Aly B - DiscoMaulvi

    January 17, 2011 at 6:22 AM

    Ummm…. what’s with the waving and cheering crowds? Looks like a WWF arena crowd!

    Just an observation…..


  4. victoria

    January 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    very good speech, many good points, mashaAllah.

  5. Amir (MR)

    January 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    A fard of Muslim conferences – technical issues.

    Jokes aside, legit lecture, mashaAllah.

  6. NassirH

    January 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    The best site that keeps an eye on Islamophobia is undoubtedly Loonwatch.

  7. abu Rumay-s.a.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    masha`Allah tabarakAllah…May Allah azza wa jal increase you in every goodness and raise your rank amongst the highest…ameen…..

  8. Ibrahim Shareef

    January 17, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    “A hundred years ago: Germany had another chancellor who didn’t believe in multiculturalism, either…”


  9. Mansoor Ansari

    January 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Masha’Allah very good speech.

  10. jay

    January 17, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    omg the best lecture EVER i literally had an AMAZING feeling in my heart

  11. Shuaib Mansoori

    January 17, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    WHAT!? Where’s the Kurta-Shalwar/Sherwani? Is this the transition from Shaykh YQ to Doktoor YK ? ;)

    Masha Allah excellent talk Shaykhuna. May Allah preserve you and your family.

  12. Safia Farole

    January 17, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    off the hook mashallah…

  13. MuslimahS

    January 18, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    MashaAllah, good speech by Sh YQ.
    What has happened to the audience?? :|
    Why are people shouting and waving hands as if it was some sports show or what? No discipline at all :( :( :(
    and no seriousness of the talk.

  14. Syed J.

    January 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Masha Allah.

    “Instead of prohibiting Muslim women from covering their faces, I say French politicians should hide their own faces in shame for what they have done”

    Awesome! You bet.

  15. Mostafa

    January 20, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    wow…mashallah….amazing lecture.

  16. Mount H

    January 20, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Yet again…another inspirational lecture by Shaykh YQ. Every year it gets better and better….looking forward to what awaits us next year insha Allah :)

  17. Haseeb

    January 20, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Do you smell what YQ is cooking?

    • H

      January 24, 2011 at 1:50 AM

      Yeah I smell it….TRUTH.

  18. shiney

    January 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    wow! the comparison of the state of the Muslims today to what the Nazis did earlier (abt breeding hate) is so true…i never thought of it that way. really helped a lot to listen to this lecture. May Allah Bless the sheikh and others for all their good works. Ameen.

  19. Saleha

    January 24, 2011 at 1:53 AM

    MashaAllah That was so powerful! Awesome lecture with such dead on points and analogies to history and the present, MAy Allah bless you and your family Shaykh YQ!

  20. Umar

    February 4, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    BBC news today: David Cameron also says multiculturalism has failed in the UK.

    • ahlam

      February 4, 2011 at 9:27 PM

      it was only a matter of time before it would come out of him.

      • ahlam

        February 4, 2011 at 9:32 PM

        Building a stronger sense of national and local identity holds “the key to achieving true cohesion” by allowing people to say “I am a Muslim, I am a Hindu, I am a Christian, but I am a Londoner… too”, he will say.

        Who doesn’t say that already?

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