Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf is the current president of Zaytuna College, located in Berkeley, California and for almost a decade, has been consecutively ranked as “The Western world’s most influential Islamic scholar” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, (2009).Yusuf is one of the leading proponents of classical learning in Islam and has also been a strong advocate for social justice, peace, and conviviality among peoples and places. He has authored several encyclopedia articles and research papers. His published books include The Burda (2003), Purification of the Heart (2004), The Content of Character (2004), The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi (2007), Agenda to Change our Condition (2007), Walk on Water (2010), and The Prayer of the Oppressed (2010).