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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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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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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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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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Shaykh Muhammad Mendes returns to the podcast to discuss the concept of truth in the Islamic worldview, the role the heart plays in determining how we recognize truth, and the changing standards (or lack of standards) for truth in the age of relativism, "alternative facts" and "fake news". How can…

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