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Currently, Hamza Yusuf is 62 years, 11 months and 5 days old. Hamza Yusuf will celebrate 63rd birthday on a Sunday 1st of January 2023. Below we countdown to Hamza Yusuf upcoming birthday.
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|Born||January 1, 1960 (Washington)|
Hamza Yusuf’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.
Hamza Yusuf was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
Scholar and professor specialized in Islam, known for being one of the most influential Islamic scholars in the Western world. He was originally a convert from Greek Orthodox Christianity and became a Sunni Muslim. He founded Zaytuna College in the city of Berkley, California.
In 1977 he had a near-death experience. That, coupled with his study of the Qur'an, convinced him to convert to Islam. He soon moved to Norwich, England, to study directly under a Scottish convert whom he admired. In 1979 he moved to United Arab Emirates to study Sharia. In 1984 he publicly distanced himself from his Scottish mentor for academic reasons and moved to Northern Africa to study Morocco, Algeria, and Spain. In 1996 he founded Zaytuna Institute, which was first created to revive the traditional studies and sciences of Islam. It became a fully accredited 4-year Muslim liberal arts college under the name Zaytuna College in 2010.
On the topic of 9/11 he said "an act of mass murder, pure and simple" and that "Islam was hijacked ... on that plane as an innocent victim." This was quoted in various news outlets around the world.
He was born Marc Hanson to two academics, who raised him between the West and East coasts of the United States. He is of Irish, Greek, and Scottish descent and is said to have been on his way to becoming a Greek Orthodox priest when he converted to Islam.
Fellow educator and scholar John Esposito called put him on his list of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2016.