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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.

1 April 2019
Ep. 40: Why Learn? - Dr. Recep Senturk

Why learn? Dr. Recep Senturk, President of Ibn Khaldun University in Istanbul, joins the ImanWire podcast to answer this question

19 March 2019
Ep. 39: Straight Talk - Imam Siraj Wahaj

The ImanWire podcast goes on the road for a conversation with Imam Siraj Wahaj, as we honor his lasting impact on an entire generation of Muslims.

3 March 2019
Ep. 38: Allah Is God, Keep It Simple - Preacher Moss

In the first Istanbul edition of the ImanWire podcast, comedian Preacher Moss swings by the studio for a conversation

18 February 2019
Ep. 37: Race, Faith & the Next Generation - Bilal Ansari

Imam Bilal Ansari from Williams College joins the podcast to keep the conversation going about race relations and shares his perspectives on prison reform and the pressing issues facing a new generation of Muslim college students.

5 February 2019
Ep. 36: American Islam: Cultural Imitators or Innovators? - Ubaydallah Evans

Ubaydallah Evans, scholar-in-residence of ALIM, joins the podcast to discuss culture, the role of custom in the Islamic legal tradition and challenges in applying it in America, the effect of changing social norms on Muslims, and a vision for Muslims to be producers of a vibrant, confident American Muslim culture.

4 January 2019
Ep. 35: Political Quietism or Liberation Theology? - Hassan Lachheb

As people throughout the world suffer from poverty and oppression, what approach can Muslims take in grappling these issues?

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.