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by & Mohamed Ghilan

As recent events have shown, Islamic edutainment has failed in many respects to engender an Islamic ethos within the average Muslim. Are celebrity speakers, the culture of Muslim fandom, and sound bytes of curated content just a hollow shell of education, with more style than substance?

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by & Yasir Fahmy

Shaykh Yasir Fahmy joins the podcast to discuss his path to studying sacred knowledge and about reinvigorating our mosques and making them central to our community again.

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by & Jonathan Brown

How can we reconcile centuries-old texts and rulings of classical scholars with our current context? In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Brown, author of "Misquoting Muhammad", shares his insights on being faithful to tradition and mindful of the cultural and social realities of the present day.

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What role does our religious identity play in how we conduct ourselves and how we are perceived in modern academia? In this episode, we talk about teaching religious studies post-Trump, and the debate over the role of academics engaging broader audiences to combat racism and Islamophobia after the…

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Pursuing higher education in academia can be a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging for some Muslims. Does being a believer in a faith tradition necessarily conflict with the culture in modern academic circles? Is there a hostility to faith in academia that restricts Muslim students from…

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In this wide-ranging conversation, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and media consultant Mustafa Davis joins the podcast to discuss the arts, the marketing of Muslim organizations, his own cautionary tale in social media and the third space movement.

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by & Umar Moghul

What exactly is Islamic finance and what are its goals? Umar Moghul joins us to discuss how reimagining Islamic finance through a spiritual lens can elevate it to be an instrument for the betterment of society. 

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On the first night of Ramadan, we discuss its spiritual dimensions, give practical advice on how to refine ourselves in the month, and share some of our own Ramadan life hacks. We also feature a special message from Shaykh Mohsen Al'Najjar given on the eve of the blessed month.

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by & Mohammed Saleem

How can we break the cycle of perpetual "bros" in our community and cultivate chivalrous, selfless rijaal that are both confident in their masculinity and also sincere helpers and supporters of women? In this episode, we are joined by Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, the founding director of SacredService…

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by & Anse Tamara Gray

In this episode, Anse Tamara Gray and Zaynab Mansour Ansari discuss how to combat internalizing victimhood and how to be positive agents of change in our community and mentors to our youth. They also share their advice to Muslim women concerned about wearing hijab in the current climate.

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by & Mohammed Saleem

Activists and scholars have at times struggled to be on the same wavelength, creating obstacles in communal efforts for both social justice and spiritual refinement. What are the roots of this disconnect, and how can they get on the same page? 

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by & Anse Tamara Gray

Shaykha Tamara Gray of Rabata and Ustadha Zaynab Mansour Ansari of Tayseer Seminary discuss the future of female scholarship, facing misogyny in the community, and how to facilitate more open platforms for feminine voices

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by & Mohammed Saleem

History shapes the present and influences the future, but what if that history was turned on its head? What if we were to learn that African Muslims in the 18th century were pioneers in abolishing slavery and monarchy?

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by & Mohammed Saleem

For the past three years, Zaki Hasan and Parvez Ahmed have shed light on the life stories of American Muslims, from well-known scholars to artists and activists. Their show, Diffused Congruence, has become a resource for both Muslims and those of other faiths and backgrounds to learn about both the…

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As Muslim leaders and activists engage both the government and their own organizations, a number of ethical questions arise. Does partnering with government entities lend itself to conflicts of interest and inauthenticity? Do programs like CVE impose a frame on the Muslim community that takes away…

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We might appreciate the benefits of physical fitness, but are there spiritual benefits to exercise as well? 

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In the wake of the recent controversy at the RIS convention, Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, a professor of anthropology and African American studies and author of "Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States", and Moutasem Atiya from Al-Madina Institute discuss the issues at hand,…

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How can we connect with the Prophet? Our Islamic education on the Prophet's life often lacks the spiritual, introspective and personal component that effects change in our own life. 

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CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) programs have been a source of controversy in the Muslim American community, yet there is a lack of clarity in the discussion as to what CVE is. Is it a black and white issue as both its proponents and critics make it seem? In this episode, Alejandro Beutel, a…

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