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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.

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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.

22 April 2019
Ep. 42: Truth in the Age of Feeling - Muhammad Mendes

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 we be seekers of truth and guide others to it?

8 April 2019
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.