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What's next for Muslims after the 2020 presidential elections? Impacted by the polarized political climate, divisions within the Muslim community itself deepen, with some moving further left and others further right. Where do Muslims fit in the liberal setting of a Biden presidency? Is there a…

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Our conversations on Shariah continue as Shaykh Hassan Lachheb discusses the challenges for Muslims today in articulating the Shariah beyond a stale regurgitation of the classical tradition. How can the tradition be critiqued to take it to the next level consistent with the ideals of the Qur'an and…

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by & Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani returns to the ImanWire podcast to discuss the overarching values of the Shariah, focusing on the universality, mercy and maqasid (objectives) of the Sacred law.

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by & Dawud Walid

Dawud Walid, author of the book, "Towards Sacred Activism" discusses engaging in social activism with an Islamic framework and methodology as well as pertinent issues related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Joe Bradford joins the podcast to discuss the spiritual impetus behind personal financial planning. How do concepts like ihsaan direct us to decide whether to spend, save, give, or invest? Are there standards to define extravagance and wastefulness in wealth, or is it all relative? We examine how…

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Mustafa Davis and Moutasem Atiya have a raw, powerful conversation on race in the wake of the ongoing assault on Black lives in America, and we revisit insights from previous guests on anti-blackness, Black history, social justice and anti-racism work.

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Psychotherapist Najwa Awad joins the podcast to discuss the effects of social distancing due to COVID-19 and provides practical advice on self-care, mental health, and managing family, children and the stress of sheltering in place.

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by & Mokhtar Maghraoui

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the global reaction to the COVID-19 virus and how faith based communities should respond to this unprecedented tribulation.

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by & Yahya Rhodus

What is the state of your soul? Shaykh Yahya Rhodus joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on the different stages of the soul, spiritual growth, and the role of submission, an unpopular notion today, in achieving true freedom.

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Hasib Noor discusses the importance of preserving and visiting the historical landmarks from the life of the Prophet ﷺ to make the Seerah a living reality to guide our lives. We also discuss the impact of losing our connection to our history and the crisis of spirituality and manhood among Muslim…

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by & Recep Senturk

In the sequel to the previous episode, "Why Learn?", Dr. Recep Senturk, President of Ibn Khaldun University in Istanbul, returns to the ImanWire podcast to discuss what we should learn, from the knowledge of God, to knowledge of the self, to the knowledge to help others.

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What is the reality of Tawba? Michael Sugich, author of "Hearts Turn: Sinners, Seekers, Saints and the Road to Redemption", joins the podcast to discuss the process of spiritual purification through continuous turning to God, highlighting examples of those who have walked the path of Tawba toward a…

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Worlds collide on this special 50th episode of the podcast, as the US and Istanbul teams come together to discuss studying abroad, cultural identity, and the role of community in developing spiritually.

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Professor Suleyman Derin joins the podcast to discuss the great spiritual master, Aziz Mahmud Hudayi, and the importance of spirituality in Ottoman culture.

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Who is the hero and who is the villain? Giovanni Herran joins the podcast to talk about the film "Joker" in a conversation on alienation, socio-economic dehumanization, mental illness, as well as other perspectives on the film when viewed through a Muslim lens.

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How can we understand what's on the minds of our teenagers? Moutasem Atiya is joined by a group of teens to listen to their thoughts on talking (or not talking) to parents, finding faith and the challenges living as a Muslim.

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In recent years, both the general public and many students of knowledge have been disappointed by the personal mistakes or political positions of some scholars. What do we do when the ones who bring so much clarity to understanding the religion confound us in other ways? Shaykh Hassan Lachheb and…

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Coming across a statement from the pre-modern scholarly tradition that would be considered misogynistic or racist today can be a jarring, troubling experience. How should we engage such texts and how are we to consider such statements in our overall understanding of Islam today? Ustadha Zaynab…

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by & Yasir Fahmy

Shaykh Yasir Fahmy returns to the podcast to discuss "keeping it real", the call-out culture, the debates between the right and left, and finding balance in addressing the divisive issues of the day.

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by & Jonathan Brown

Where did the Quran come from? Dr. Jonathan Brown returns to the podcast for a discussion on the roots of the Qur'anic text, its compilation, and what impact its historicity has today on how we view the last sacred scripture.

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