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    Posted: 30 July 2016 at 8:49am

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California.

He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna.

In 1998, Shaykh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al-Hajj.

He also spent an interim period in Damascus, Syria where he received formal education in the Arabic language, grammar, and Qur’anic recitation.

In 2000, Shaykh Yahya moved to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies at the prestigious learning institute, Dar al-Mustafa. There, he spent his formative years studying foundational Islamic sciences with the renowned scholars, Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz and Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri, along with other local scholars.

In the latter part of 2005, Shaykh Yahya returned to the U.S. and served as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute.

He subsequently returned overseas in 2007 to further his studies while he also participated in religious programs worldwide, lecturing, teaching, and translating.

In 2008, he was the official translator for Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri at the Common Word Conference held at Yale University and he has translated for Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz at speaking engagements internationally.

In 2010, Shaykh Yahya completed his Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He finished his Masters Degree in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 2012, and during this period, he was a full-time instructor at Zaytuna College.

He travels regularly teaching, lecturing, and conducting weekend seminars and also offers on-line instruction through SeekersHub Global.

Shaykh Yahya has been accepted to the University of Cambridge for a PhD program in the Department of Divinity.

He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

The First Talk as Seekers Hub Toronto is titled:

Sound Hearts. Sound Societies

Shaykh Yahya explains to us and gives us a background of what a sound society means and what does a sound heart entail, drawing on references from the Qur'an and the Sunna.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukzzInO3sKk

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Dealing with Toxic Friends and Relatives

Sheikh Yahya answered this question at Seekers Hub,

Dealing with mistreatment, negative influences, burn-out from over-extending yourself, distancing yourself from a toxic relative without forsaking them, anger control, how to rebuke someone for sake of Allah with adab (good manners)

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The Nafs

An interesting talk in Boston by Sheikh Yahya on the soul (nafs)

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30 Days, 30 Deeds - Day 20: Speak Good of People

Recorded in Toronto last Ramadan, an important reminder by Sheikh Yahya on speaking good of people, whether they are present or whether they are not present.

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The Prophet Muhammad's Living Tradition

In 2015, SeekersHub undertook a tour of South Africa.
 
This is a recording from that tour where Sheikh Yahya talks about Prophet Muhammad's living tradition


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Intentions: Coffee and Beyond

Shaykh Yahya focuses on the importance of having intentions for all actions so that even the mundane becomes great.

He gives advice on how to make and build our intentions for all actions.


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Imam Ghazali's Book 36 on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment

Seminar "Imam Ghazali's Book 36 of The Revival of the Religious Sciences" (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment is a translation of the thirty-sixth chapter of 'The Revival of the Religious Sciences' (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

This chapter falls in the last of the four sections of the Ihya, the section dealing with the virtues or what is conducive to salvation.

The text starts by elucidating the love of God for humanity and the love of man for God, and proceeds to discuss the deepening of this love to include different degrees of longing, intimacy and contentment.

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Disciplining the Soul, Session 1

A lecture series based on two sections in the third quarter of Imam al-Ghazali's book "Revival of the Religious Sciences" (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

This course will delve into the foundational principles of disciplining one's soul, offering a theoretical framework of how this is achieved.

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See the Good

Shaykh Yahya speaks about the importance of dealing with people and how through those dealings our religion gets tested and our true level of piety shows.

He calls on everyone to reconcile with anyone they need to reconcile with.

Shaykh Yahya finally advises us to see the good in people, things and situations so that we may attain goodness.

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How Guidance Brings us into Light

Light illuminates and takes away the obfuscation of darkness.

Join Shaykh Yahya Rhodus as he discusses how guidance brings us into light and grants us its intrinsic attributes and how darkness leads us to ignorance.

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Dying upon the Fitra

In this khutba, we take a look at the meanings of a prophetic hadith that is recommended to recite before going to sleep.

They inevitably relate to the fitra as the Prophet ﷺ mentioned that were one to die that night after reciting it, one would die upon the fitra

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Living Legacies: Taking Inspiration from Modern Day Teachers

A talk by Sheikh Yahya after fajr (dawn) prayers

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In God We Trust

Important reflections by Sheikh Yahya on conveying the message of Islam to people


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The Choice

In this extract, Sheikh Yahya talks about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, his humility and the choice God gave him of being a king Prophet or a servant prophet.

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