The Unifying Prophet ﷺ | Shaykh Yahya Rhodus
June 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for this post-Eid event with speakers vividly describe the merging our life and the life of Muhammad (PBUH) and how his legacy continues to shape the world today.
Attend in person or online at mcceastbay.org/livestream
Maghrib (8:30 p.m. to Isha (10 p.m.) | Thursday, June 6 | Free babysitting
Free family Eid dinner before event. RSVP only if also attending dinner mcceastbay.org/prophet
Sponsored by the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center, the Islamic Center of Livermore and the MCC East Bay.
About Shaykh Yahya Rhodus
One of the well-respected Muslim scholars in the Western world, Shaykh Yahya has spent the best part of two decades studying at some of the most prestigious learning institutions in the Muslim and Western world.
Having embraced Islam at the age of 19 in Santa Clara, California, he immediately began his study of the Islamic sciences with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars, such as Shaykh Khatri Wuld Bayba, and Shaykh Abd Allah Wuld Ahmadna. Shortly thereafter, he traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study where he was able to learn from one of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, Murabit al-Hajj. Following an interim period of study in Damascus, Syria, Yahya went on to spend the best part of seven years in Tarim, in the Hadramawt Valley of Yemen. There, he studied at the reputable school, Dar al-Mustafa, with the renowned scholars Habib Umar bin Hafiz and Habib Ali al-Jifri.
Since that time, Yahya has been the official translator for Habib Umar and Habib Ali at various international speaking engagements, including the Common Word Conference held at Yale University in 2008. Upon returning to the United States, ShaykhYahya served as a full-time instructor at Zaytuna College. He holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge, England, in collaboration with Dr. Tim Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad). He is the Founding Director of al-Maqasid.