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ImanWire Podcast

ImanWire is an online multimedia platform focusing on articulating spirituality in modern times, highlighting a diverse group of American Muslim voices. Join our hosts Moutasem Atiya, Mohammed Saleem, and Ghuydar Bashmaf. Start listening now to our latest podcast episodes.

Ep. 68: Daily Dhikr: Building a Routine For the Family - Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses building a routine of remembrance of God in our busy lives, finding presence in prayer, and shares a daily regimen of dhikr for the family.

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7 June 2021
Ep. 68: Daily Dhikr: Building a Routine For the Family - Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses building a routine of remembrance of God in our busy lives, finding presence in prayer, and shares a daily regimen of dhikr for the family.

11 April 2021
Ep. 67: Forging Connection With the Qur'an - Mohamed Magid

Imam Mohamed Magid joins the ImanWire podcast to share his insights in developing a connection with the Qur'an and cultivating communities centered on the reflection and study of the book of Allah.

21 March 2021
Ep. 66: Best Practices: Addressing Masjid Dysfunction - Yasir Fahmy

It's no secret that many Muslim institutions, while founded with good intentions, have become bastions for ego and politics, and beset by dysfunction. Should our mosques be run like businesses to fix the current malaise? Shaykh Yasir Fahmy returns to the podcast to lay down the foundational principles needed to establish a model for ethical governance in our organizations.

16 February 2021
Ep. 65: Not Feeling It - Mohamed Ghilan

How we feel often dictates what we do. What then, when we don't "feel" the spiritual elation we expect or crave in acts of worship? Should we leave it if we don't feel it? Dr. Mohamed Ghilan returns to the podcast to discuss finding connection in a modern world that breeds disconnection and distraction.

19 January 2021
Ep. 64: From Quantum Physics to Receiving Nur - Dr. Yamina Bougenaya

Dr. Yamina Bougenaya joins the podcast for a thoughtful discussion with insights into Islamic metaphysics, science and getting started on the spiritual path.

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.