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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. 70: Turning Five and Forty

Imanwire celebrates its 5th anniversary as all the original hosts get together for the first time to catch up, talk about turning 40 and discuss the process of physical and spiritual transformation.

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6 December 2018
Ep. 34: Approaching the Qur’an - Zainab Alwani

Shaykha Zainab Alwani joins the ImanWire podcast to discuss how to be a contemplative reader of the Qur'an, and gives practical tips on how to connect with the Qur'an.

28 October 2018
Ep. 33: Towards Sacred Activism - Ieasha Prime & Dawud Walid

Dawud Walid, author of "Towards Sacred Activism", and Ieasha Prime return to the podcast to discuss the obligation of enjoining justice, engagement in activism from an Islamic perspective, and the role of anger in social justice work.

8 October 2018
Ep. 32: Investing in Communities - Sami Catovic

Sami Catovic joins the podcast for a casual conversation on the early education of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the conqueror of Constantinople, and Idris II of Morocco and how this history can teach us about investing in the next generation and cultivating spiritually grounded communities.

16 September 2018
Ep. 31: Reclaiming the Heritage of Ahl-ul-Bayt - Dawud Walid & Hassan Lachheb

Despite their lofty position, the Ahl-ul-Bayt, the family of the Prophet, have been often marginalized or misunderstood. Many Muslims are unaware or intentionally negligent of their spiritual virtues and even their racial heritage.

18 August 2018
Ep. 30: Sons of Sacrifice: Hajj & The Prophetic Legacy - Younus Mirza

Dr. Younus Mirza joins the podcast as we share Hajj stories, how to seek the blessings of Dhul Hijjah and Eid-ul-Adha, and discuss the differences between Biblical and Qur'anic narratives about the Prophets.

29 July 2018
Ep. 29: In Search of Spiritual Fellowship - Riad Saloojee

Spiritual or religious? Shaykh Riad Saloojee joins Moutasem and Saleem to discuss new-age spirituality, seeking mentorship, and the importance of spiritual companionship to reach our highest potential.

10 July 2018
Ep. 28: Bringing the Divine Into the Daily - Suzy Ismail

Suzy Ismail, a professional counselor and founder of Cornerstone Counseling, joins the podcast to reflect on the Divine Names and Attributes of God and how to implement these Names practically into our daily marital and family life. We also discuss her experience counseling, including her thoughts on addressing teenage suicide and the many complex issues facing teenagers today.

8 May 2018
Ep. 27: Suburban Islam? - Hassan Lachheb

There isn't a lot of love for the suburbs these days, even though close to a majority of Americans live in suburban areas. The ethos of suburbia is closely connected to the concept of the "American Dream", with its manicured lawns, and white picket fences, but at what cost?

7 March 2018
Ep. 26: Serving God’s Servants: Caring For Victims of Domestic Violence & Homelessness - Asma Hanif

Chaplain Asma Hanif, founder and director of Muslimat al-Nisaa, shares her inspiring story, the different attitudes to domestic violence and homelessness in the Muslim community, and dealing with the organizational and personal challenges that come with community work.

5 February 2018
Ep. 25: Gender Interaction After #MeToo - Zaynab Mansour Ansari

Ustadha Zaynab Mansour Ansari from Tayseer Seminary returns to the podcast and shares her thoughts on gender relations in the wake of both the fallout from #MeToo and recent events of spiritual abuse.

18 January 2018
Ep. 24: Losing Our Religion: Perspectives on Feminism & the Teen Spirituality Crisis - Ieasha Prime

Ustadha Ieasha Prime, executive director of Barakah, Inc., joins the podcast to discuss a wide array of topics.

18 December 2017
Ep. 23: Spiritually Addressing Anti-Black Racism - Dawud Walid

Racism still is neglected among Muslims, and even when it is addressed, it often fails to discuss the roots of anti-blackness or provide solutions grounded in a spiritual approach.