SubhanAllah. He is simply a beautiful being, a beautiful soul - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. Listening to his beautiful voice, watching his beautiful gestures, articulating his vast knowledge of the deen with great eloquence, that is a common sight to many of us who follow him. But, SubhanAllah to see such a beautiful being trying to hold back his tears as he spoke about love and love of Rasulullah s.a.w, mashaAllah!
Watch and listen to Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's lecture on Qurrat al-Absar, courtesy of Sandala here:
A recording done in 2008 in Madinah al-Munawwarah.
I have witnessed some very rare and beautiful moments in the video when Shaykh Hamza tried to hold back his tears as he talked about people weeping over places where the beloved Prophet s.a.w used to be, quoting a poem 'I passed the houses of Layla and kissed the walls of the houses....' he paused and as tears welled up in his eyes, he said - "It's just so beautiful!...You kiss the walls of the houses...but it's not the walls...have enraptured my heart...but love...the one that lives between those walls..."