In a thought-provoking conversation, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Chris Hedges discuss a wide range of topics, including the deadly sin of wrath. In addition, this fascinating discourse looks closely at some of the social decay within American society today.
Please be sure to see the entire discourse entitled “The Seven Deadly Sins.” In this series, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf converses with scholars, leaders, and writers to explore one of religion’s most enduring conceptual frameworks, the Seven Deadly Sins.
These compelling conversations shed light on how the sins manifest within us, illustrate their devastating consequences on our culture, and elucidate their corresponding virtues for all of us who struggle with sin.
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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for The New York Times. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He is host of the Emmy Award–nominated RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of numerous books, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He has taught college credit courses through Rutgers University in the New Jersey prison system since 2013.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Hamza Yusuf is the current president of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California. He is an advisor to Stanford
University’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. He also serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, one of the top jurists and masters of Islamic sciences in the world. For almost a decade, Hamza Yusuf was consecutively ranked as “The Western word’s most influential Islamic scholar” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).
Yusuf is one of the leading proponents of classical learning in Islam. He has promoted Islamic sciences and classical teaching methodologies throughout the world.