When watching this again recently, I felt it responded (loosely) one or two questions posited by the Viking Girl (Anne-Merete) in this post.
This is an interview with Hamza Yusuf (a while ago) entitled: “Why I Came to Islam” and is the 2nd part.
I deliberately inserted part 2 of this video-link for the reasons above. (You are free to watch part 1 the precedes this one and part 3 that follows it.)
*NOTE* the original video was deleted, so I’ve uploaded a more recent (and full-length) one, here. The MIddle section is the ‘important bit’ that I commented on, below:
- For REVERTS: Do you have moments of doubt after coming into Islam? (Watch HY’s response).
- On modern communitarianism – who are trying to re-establish communities [now that communities have diminished in the modern world].
- Provincialism is a problem – so dealing with difference is dealing with different people in a way that is not alienating.
- Later: Why have Muslims not been effective in communicating their worldview in recent times?
- Modern reformers and deformers…
- Pride and arrogance is a problem: the solution is in humility. That is: submit until lesson is learnt.
- “La ilaha ilallah.” Does this statement guarantee your redemption? No. Probably not. Words and actions.
- Problem with Christian-bashing…
- The healers…
- Victimisation is a dead-end road
- Colonial systems: governments created by colonists have ‘shot down’ traditional enlightened systems
- Medinan template
- Disease is ‘ignorance’.
- Weltanschauung: the vision (the understanding and morality)
- Separation of ‘deen’ (personal piety, or transaction with God) and ‘millah’ (which is how to function as a collective body) is a problem.
- Consumption – the idol of the age.