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The Book of Knowledge & Marvels of the Heart
In the first video, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains the importance of each chapter and meaning of their titles in Imam al Ghazali's Ihya. The introduction begins with a recitation of the hadith that reminds those of the worst punishment on the Day of Judgement are those with knowledge that doesn't benefit (themselves) and having knowledge and not practicing what was obtained. As Imam al Ghazali was speaking first and foremost to the scholars who take knowledge but don't benefit through their works. The Book of Knowledge has 7 chapters which include the methodology of al Ghazali's writings bringing forth Qu'ran and Hadith, then the sayings of the Sahaba and the great men and women of Islam and then he will have his discussion. The middle of the lesson has a brief intermission with a nasheed. The first video concludes with the description of the benefit of those seeking knowledge, what to do once one obtains it, and the meaning of intellect. The second video is Shaykh Hamzah Wald Maqbul in Konya discusses prayer and supplication and dependence on God. He discusses the 10 steps and adab of making sincere dua'a.