The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #255 – Jordan Peterson & Hamza Yusuf

Topics Discussed: Religious upbringing, Community & freethinking, The glue that holds things together, The problem with our culture, Arabic word for disbeliever, Gratitude despite suffering, Jacques Lusseyran, Repentance, Cleanliness, prayer, discernment, Repentance II, Hamza’s conversion & near-death experience, Preparing to die, What drew Hamza to Islam, Obedience to God—practically & conceptually, Islam vs. collectivist philosophies, Differentiating religious beliefs, Aurel Kolnai, The idea of evil, Religiosity, atheism, values, Creation, evolution, consciousness, Islam in practice, Importance of bridging religions, Summary of Islam’s core beliefs, Commonalities among religions

Jordan Peterson Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf is an American Islamic neo-traditionalist, Islamic scholar, and co-founder of Zaytuna College. He is a proponent of classical learning in Islam and has promoted Islamic sciences and classical teaching methodologies throughout the world. He is an advisor to both the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and the Islamic Studies programme at Stanford University. In addition, he serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Abdallah bin Bayyah. He also serves as vice-president of the UAE-based Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, where Abdallah bin Bayyah also serves as president.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Jordan Peterson & Hamza Yusuf:

Book Title: The Varieties of Religious Experience

Author: William Taylor

Book Title: And There Was Light: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Blind Hero of the French Resistance in World War II

Author: Jacques Lusseyran

Book Title: Life After Life

Author: Raymond Moody

Book Title: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon

Book Title: The Alchemy of Happiness

Author: Al Ghazzali

Book Title: The Quran

Book Title: The War Against the West

Author: Aurel Kolnai

Book Title: Reading Maimonides’ Philosophy in 19th Century Germany

Author: George Kohler