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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.

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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.

20 November 2019
Ep. 51: Hearts Turn - Michael Sugich

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 higher reality.

11 November 2019
Ep. 50: Crossover: West Meets East

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.

5 November 2019
Ep. 49: The Ottoman Sufi - Suleyman Derin

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

20 October 2019
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.

17 October 2019
Ep. 47: Talking to Teens

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.

1 September 2019
Ep. 46: Disillusioned: Scholars & Politics - Hassan Lachheb & Mohamed Ghilan

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.

23 July 2019
Ep. 45: Misogyny, Racism & Classical Texts - Zaynab Ansari

Coming across a statement from the pre-modern scholarly tradition that would be considered misogynistic or racist today can be a jarring, troubling experience.

25 June 2019
Ep. 44: Keep it Real with Allah - 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.

5 May 2019
Ep. 43: Where Did the Qur'an Come From? - 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.