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
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.