“The servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say words of peace.” (Qur’an 25:63)
This is a very excellent interview. It was done very well by the host, they did a great interview. They focused on important issues all the while keeping the atmosphere relaxed.
Very impressed with Dr. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi. This is a must-watch!
It shows the evolution in the views of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi. It is very eye-opening. I will put down some statements that really caught my attention.
Yasir Qadhi –
No longer identifies as Salafi
Doesn’t want to be trapped by one theological school.
“The more that a person studies and the more a person grows that inevitably they change their positions. To remain stagnant on the views you had in your 20s when you reach 40,50 or 60 shows you haven’t really been studying.”
@:15:23 “When you been going through this for years and years and years you start rethinking through allot of what you been taught and studied.”
@:15:50 “These creeds that we are wed to also have elements of human products in them.”
@16:31 “Frankly the Sunni theological schools are very much akin to these legal schools, each one of these strands is attempting with their best efforts to get at the truth with a capital “T”. And we need to understand that they are human attempts to get at the truth.”
@17:10 “I no longer view myself as being pigeonholed within a particular theological strand.”
@27:59 “Never substitute the school for the religion of Islam, this, unfortunately, is what sectarianism has done.”
May Allah (swt) continue to give us more people who will speak honestly about our history and about our current condition.
May Allah (swt) continue to bless Shaykh Yasir Qadhi and bless others through what he has been taught and what he continues to learn.