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Ep. 63: Sinan and the Soul of Aesthetics - Ozayr Saloojee

What role do aesthetics play in spiritual spaces? Ozayr Saloojee, Professor at Carleton University in the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, discusses the mastery of the Ottoman architect Sinan and what we can learn from history as Muslims attempt to cultivate their own modern style today.

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14 December 2020
Ep. 63: Sinan and the Soul of Aesthetics - Ozayr Saloojee

What role do aesthetics play in spiritual spaces? Ozayr Saloojee, Professor at Carleton University in the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, discusses the mastery of the Ottoman architect Sinan and what we can learn from history as Muslims attempt to cultivate their own modern style today.

24 November 2020
Ep. 62: Divided States: Muslims Post Trump - Salman Younas & Hassan Shibly

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?

25 October 2020
Ep. 61: Conversations on Shariah: Part 2 - Hassan Lachheb

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 Sunnah and coherent for the modern age?

12 October 2020
Ep. 60: Conversations on Shariah: Part 1 - Zainab Alwani

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

20 July 2020
Ep. 59: Sacred Activism & Black Lives Matter - 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.

5 July 2020
Ep. 58: Saving to Give: Personal Finance & Charitable Planning

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?

21 June 2020
Ep. 57: On Racism

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.

15 April 2020
Ep. 56: Closing the Gaps of Social Distancing - Najwa Awad

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.

19 March 2020
Ep. 55: A Spiritual Response to the Coronavirus- 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.

25 February 2020
Ep. 54: Soul Searching - 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.

5 February 2020
Ep. 53: Reconnecting With the Prophetic Legacy - Hasib Noor

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 men.

20 January 2020
Ep. 52: What To Learn - 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.