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Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University.Currently he is the Dean of al-Maghrib Institute, the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center, and a professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.

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10 Manifestations of Islam’s Moderation

The Qur’an describes the Muslim Ummah as a Middle nation. What does the term Wassat or middle mean? How do the term’s meanings relate to the status and obligations of the Muslim Ummah?

In this lecture, Dr. Yasir Qadhi answers these questions, illustrating in 10 various points how Islam is a moderate religion and how the Muslim nation is supposed to strike a balance between extremes of different types.

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Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

There was a time when Islamic Scholarship was a leading torch bearer of knowledge and a shining example to the world. The, scholars of this Ummah mastered both the secular and religious sciences. The leaders of the world would look towards the Muslim Scholars for guidance in both religious and secular knowledge. Today, however, there …

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