:: The Wonders of the Heart
Released December 2011 – Running Time approx. 80 mins – English
DVD Region 0 – PAL Widescreen – E = Exempt from classification
:: The Wonders of the Heart (Sharh ‘Aja’ib al-Qalb)
The essence of human beings, the ‘heart’, is veiled with improper desires and vices, so that its true function, which is to mirror the light of Heaven, is damaged. The Imam explains clearly the nature of our inward dimension, and the methods to be followed in restoring peace of mind and true wisdom to the heart.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf was born in California, and studied in Mauretania, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. He is co-founder of the Zaytuna College, America’s leading institution of Islamic learning. His books and translations include The Purification of the Heart (2004), The Content of Character (2004), andWalking on Water (2010). He has been frequently voted the most influential Islamic thinker in the West.
Tekke of Karabas-i Veli, Bursa
The lectures are given in the Anatolian city of Bursa, in the historic Tekke of Karabas-i Veli. Built in 1550, the Tekke was one of four tekkes belonging to the Mevlevi Order in Bursa until 1925, when it was turned to secular use. Recently restored, it is a centre for Islamic arts, music, and conferences. The complex includes reception rooms, a large garden, a graveyard, and a small museum.
Bursa Türk Musigi Toplulugu
The songs, known as ilahis, are performed by Bursa’s most popular group of religious singers, the Bursa Türk Musigi Toplulugu (Bursa Turkish Music Ensemble).
The songs performed are:
Yunus Emre, ‘Bana bu ten gerekmez’ (Sehnaz)
Ebubekir Kani Efendi, ‘Gubar-i payine almam’ (Sehnaz)
Yunus Emre, ‘Gelin gidelim efendim’ (Hicaz)
Mehmet Nasûhi Efendi, ‘Gönül mazhardır envar-i cemale’ (Beyati arabân)
Nafia Muhasebecisi Sadi Bey, ‘Intisabım tâ ezelden’ (Rast)
Media Type: Video DVD