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The Zakat of the Poets: Praising the Prophet ﷺ in Verse

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm PST
President Hamza Yusuf

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm PST

A Virtual Event

One of the highest forms of praise is through poetic verse, and no individual has been the object of poetic praise more than the Prophet ﷺ. Lovers have written countless lines extolling his flawless character, physical beauty, and extraordinary life. In this special talk, President Hamza Yusuf will discuss the Muslim poetic tradition, using Imam al-Busiri’s famous Hamziyya as an example of masterful versification and prosody in celebrating the Beloved of God ﷺ.  

There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions after the talk.

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President Hamza Yusuf

President Hamza Yusuf promotes classical learning in Islam and emphasizes the importance of the “tools of learning” so central to Muslim civilization and known in the West as the “liberal arts.” He is currently president of Zaytuna College and has published numerous articles, essays, encyclopedia entries, and translations, including The Prayer of the Oppressed and Purification of the Heart

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