Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Call to prayer in Mauritania

Mauritania-Ancient libraries in the desert

"Shaykh Hamid was adamant that without rote memorization, one was dependent upon books and did not really possess knowledge within oneself. Mauritanians, he told me, distinguish between daylight scholars and nighttime scholars. A daytime scholar needs light to read books to access knowledge, but a nighttime scholar can access that knowledge when the lights are out, through the strength of his memory and the retention of knowledge..." -Hamza Yusuf

Ustadh Yahya Rhodus: Disciplining the Soul, Session 1

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf :: On Cambridge New Mosque Project