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by & Sami Catovic

In this episode of the ImanWire podcast, we reflect on the early education of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the conqueror of Constantinople, and Idris II of Morocco and how this history can teach us about investing in the next generation and cultivating spiritually grounded communities today.

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The Ahl-ul-Bayt, the family of the Prophet, have been often marginalized or misunderstood and many are unaware of their spiritual virtues and even their racial heritage. Dawud Walid and Hassan Lachheb join the podcast to discuss whitewashing Ahl-ul-Bayt and being honest with our…

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by & Younus Mirza

Dr. Younus Mirza joins the ImanWire podcast as we share Hajj stories, how to seek the blessings of Dhul Hijjah and Eid-ul-Adha, and discuss the differences between Biblical and Qur'anic narratives about the Prophets. Was the son of sacrifice we commemorate on Eid-ul-Adha Ishaq or Ismail? Does it…

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Spiritual or religious? Shaykh Riad Saloojee joins the ImanWire podcast to discuss new-age spirituality, seeking mentorship, and the importance of spiritual companionship to reach our highest potential.

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Suzy Ismail joins the podcast to discuss on how to implement the Divine Names into our daily marital and family life. We also discuss her experience counseling, including her thoughts on addressing teenage suicide and the many complex issues facing teenagers today.

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by & Mokhtar Maghraoui

Gear up for Ramadan as Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses inner dimensions of fasting to re-ignite your Ramadan and your spiritual life.

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The ethos of suburbia is closely connected to the concept of the "American Dream", with its manicured lawns, and white picket fences, but at what cost? Shaykh Hassan Laccheb from Tayseer Seminary joins the podcast to discuss the negative impact suburbia has had in shaping Muslim communities and how…

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Asma Hanif, director of Muslimat al-Nisaa, shares her inspiring story, the different attitudes to domestic violence and homelessness in the Muslim community, and dealing with the organizational and personal challenges that come with community work.

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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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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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