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Ustadha Zaynab Mansour Ansari from Tayseer Seminary returns to the podcast and shares her thoughts on gender relations in the wake of both the fallout from #MeToo and recent events of spiritual abuse.

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Ustadha Iesha Prime joins the podcast to discuss her perspectives on the polarizing debate over feminism engulfing the community, speaking at the Women's March a year ago, and the role of female teachers in her own path to scholarship. In the second half of the podcast we examine spiritual issues…

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by & Dawud Walid

Racism still is neglected among Muslims, and even when it is addressed, it often fails to discuss the roots of anti-blackness or provide solutions grounded in a spiritual approach. Dawud Walid joins the podcast as we talk about racism from a spiritual perspective, outlining the need to incorporate…

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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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Despite facing the challenges of being marginalized at the crossroads of their race, gender and faith, Black women have been pioneers in the Muslim community in America. In this episode, Dr. Jamillah Karim details the rich history of Black Muslim women in their journey from the Nation of Islam to…

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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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