Hamza Yusuf


Hamza Yusuf was born in Walla Walla, Washington, United States on January 1st, 1960 and is the Teacher. At the age of 64, Hamza Yusuf biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1960
United States
Place of Birth
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
64 years old
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Writer, Ālim
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Graduate Theological Union (PhD), San Jose State University (BA), University of Ez-Zitouna, Imperial Valley College (AS, AA), Islamic Institute of Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
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Hamza Yusuf Life

Hamza Yusuf (born 1958) is an American Islamic scholar.

Zaytuna College is co-founder and co-founder.

He is a proponent of classical education in Islam and has lectured Islamic sciences and classical teaching methods around the world.

In addition, he is Vice President of the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was established and is currently presided over by Abdallah bin Bayyah.

He also serves as the vice president of the UAE-based Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, where Abdullah bin Bayyah is also president.

Yusuf has been dubbed "probably the West's most influential Muslim scholar," by the Guardian, and The New Yorker magazine has also described him as "perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world."

Early life and education

Yusuf was born in Walla Walla, Washington, to two scholars at Whitman College, and he was raised in northern California. He grew up as a practicing Irish Catholic Christian and attended prep schools on both the East and West coasts. He converted to Islam in 1977 after a near-death auto accident and reading the Qur'an. Yusuf has ancestry that includes Irish, Scottish, and Greek roots.

After being impressed by a young couple from Saudi Arabia who were followers of Abdalqadir as-Sufi and the Murabitun World Movement, Yusufi converted to Islam and the Darqawa Sufi order and the Murabitun World Movement, Yafi travelled to Norwich, England, înscrising as-Sufi. Yusuf in 1979 migrated to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, where he spent the next four years at the Islamic Institute of Sharia sciences, most often on a one-on-one basis with Islamic scholars. Yusuf became fluent in Arabic and learned Qur'anic recitation (tajwid), rhetoric, poetry, law (fiqha), and theology (aqidah) among other classical Islamic disciplines.

Yusuf officially disassociated himself from as-Sufi's research in 1984 and pursued a new academic direction, having been inspired by a number of Mauritanian scholars who lived in the UAE. In 1984, he returned to North Africa, studying in Algeria and Morocco, as well as Spain and Mauritania. He developed his longest-lasting and fruitful friendship with Islamic scholar Sidi Muhammad Ould Fahfu al-Massumi, also known as Murabit al-Hajj, in Mauritania.

Yusuf earned his Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in 2020. "The Normative Islamic Tradition in North and West Africa: A Case Study of Authority Transmission and Distillation of Knowledge in Ibn Ashir's Al-Mu'in (The Helpful Guide)" Yusuf received an associate degree in nursing from Imperial Valley College as well as a bachelor's degree in religious studies from San José State University.


Hamza Yusuf Career


In 1996, he and some colleagues founded the Zaytuna Institute in Berkeley, California, USA, dedicated to the revival of traditional research techniques and Islamic science. He was joined by Zaid Shakir and Hatem Bazian in the establishment of what was then called the Zaytuna Institute. It opened as Zaytuna College, a four-year Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, in the fall of 2010. It incorporates Yusuf's dream of merging the classical liberal arts —based in the trivium and quadrivium — with rigorous training in traditional Islamic fields. Its mission is to "educate and prepare morally responsible academic, technological, and spiritual leaders" who are "educated and prepared." After receiving acknowledgement from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Zaytuna College became the first accredited Muslim campus in the United States. "We hope, God willing," Yusuf said.

Hamza Yusuf has been involved in scandals over race, politics, and the Arab revolutions in recent years.

Yusuf made remarks in December 2016 that were interpreted as critical of the Black Lives Matter movement's tactics. According to Yusuf, there are other endemic problems facing the black community within, such as family separation. He also raised questions about racial profiling in the Muslim community, where the condemnation of 'white privilege' is strong, but not so much on 'Arab privilege,' citing the treatment of Pakistanis and Indians in various parts of the Arab world. He was mocked on social media for making such remarks, but many scholars defended Shaykh Yusuf, including Imam Zaid Shakir, who said, "I can say with utter confidence that there is not a racist bone in Shaykh Hamza's body." A racial is someone who believes in the apprehension of one race over another. Shaykh Hamza, as any serious Muslim, has skepticically opposed the belief."

Yusuf is a participant in the UAE's Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. He praised the UAE for its growing tolerance and its embrace of multi-faith projects and plans to create a multi-faith center in Abu Dhabi.

Yusuf's 2017 recommendations regarding the Syrian crisis were awaited and with caution. Although some interpreted these remarks as in favour of the Syrian regime, Yusuf denied it unequivocally, apologizing for any pain caused. In 2010, Yusuf published a poem titled the "Prayer of the Oppressed," dedicated to all the oppressed people around the world.


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