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.
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.
Ep. 48: On Joker: Muslims in Gotham - Giovanni Herran
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.
Ep. 41: Honest Struggle: Life After Prison - Sadiq Davis & Justin Mashouf
Though prison life is very difficult, life after prison can in fact be much harder. Sadiq Davis and Justin Mashouf from the new film, "The Honest Struggle" join the ImanWire podcast to discuss the issues facing Muslims re-entering society after prison, and the role the Muslim community can play in providing social and spiritual support.
Ep. 10: Empowering Women's Voices & Scholarship - Anse Tamara Gray & Zaynab Ansari
In part 1 of their conversation, Shaykha Tamara Gray of Rabata and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari of Tayseer Seminary discuss the future of female scholarship, facing misogyny in the community, and how to facilitate more open platforms for feminine voices in the teaching of sacred knowledge
Ep. 9: Walking Qur'ans of Africa: Scholarship, Liberty & the Abolition of Slavery - Dr. Rudolph Ware
In this episode, Dr. Rudolph Ware, professor at the University of Michigan and author of the book, "The Walking Qur'an", discusses a history of Islam and Africa that hasn't been taught in the history books — or our religious communities.