The Lives of the Human Being – Part 1 – Hamza Yusuf

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1) The Lives of the Human Being – Part 1
2) The Lives of the Human Being – Part 2

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1) Man Includes Woman
2) Our Disenchantment With the World
3) The Majority of Creation is Hidden
4) Dunya: Birth to Death
5) The Grave, Judgement and the Final Abode / 40 Years is a Full Life
6) The Pre-Worldly Realm
7) The Reminder to the Soul
8) The Womb
9) Fitrah: The Inherent Nature
10) The Age of Discrimination
11) Youth
12) The Age of Maturity
13) The Age of Wisdom
14) Old Age
15) Death
16) The Afterlife
17) The Grave
18) The Day of Judgement
19) The Fire and the Garden
20) Questions and Answers

This classroom style lecture was given as part of the annual Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute in New Mexico. The audience consisted of non-Muslim school teachers from around North America. The primary objective of this program was to educate the teachers about the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices within the context of an interactive and intensive spiritual retreat. In this session, Hamza Yusuf outlines the five life stages of the human being according to the Holy Qur’an: the pre-worldly existence, the dunya (life on earth), the barzakh (grave), the Day of Judgment, and the final abode (Heaven and Hell). Although each stage is covered in detail, emphasis is placed on the dunya realm and death. Many interesting topics are explored relating to the unseen world, which according to the Islamic belief, makes up the vast majority of creation. A comprehensive talk that provides insight into the Muslim worldview and is ideal for people of all faiths. Other topics discussed: our disenchantment with the world, fitrah (human nature), and the age of discrimination. (Duration: 2 hours, 43 min) Hamza Yusuf became Muslim in 1977 and studied Islam in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Africa. He founded Zaytuna Institute, which is dedicated to the revival of traditional study methods.