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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. 69: Adab in War Zones: Muslims in Social Media - Zaynab Ansari, Mohamed Ghilan & Dawud Walid

Zaynab Ansari, Mohamed Ghilan and Dawud Walid convene to consider the role of Muslims in an increasingly fractured social media landscape, the ethics of disagreement, and refining adab (conduct and manners) in our interactions.

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12 December 2016
Ep. 4: Finding Your Own Path to the Prophet - Meraj Mohiuddin and Shad Imam

How can we connect with the Prophet? Our Islamic education on the Prophet's life often lacks the spiritual, introspective component that effects change in our own life. In this episode, Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin, author of the book, Revelation: The Story of Muhammad, and Shad Imam, co-director of the Qurtuba Institute at ADAMS, join host Mohammed Saleem to discuss their own challenges in finding their path to the Prophet and give practical advice in how to develop a meaningful connection with the Messenger(peace be upon him).

29 November 2016
Ep. 3: The Debate Over Countering Violent Extremism

CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) programs have been a source of controversy in the Muslim American community, yet there is a lack of clarity in the discussion as to what CVE is. Is it a black and white issue as both its proponents and critics make it seem? In this episode, Alejandro Beutel, a researcher in CVE, and Mohamed Ghilan, a critic of CVE, discuss both government and community-led initiatives in countering violent extremism and consider how to address this divisive issue constructively in the Muslim community.

17 November 2016
Ep. 2: Opioid Addiction in the Muslim Community

Opioid addiction is a far-reaching problem in our society and the Muslim community is not immune. In this episode, Moutasem Atiya, Dr. Mohamed Ghilan, Dr. Hasan Awan & Mohammed Saleem address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse, its social and spiritual ramifications, the path to recovery and how our attitudes towards addicts should be grounded in love.

10 November 2016
Ep. 1: Looking Past the Elections

In this new series of conversations on issues facing the Muslim community, Moutasem Atiya & Mohammed Saleem discuss the 2016 presidential elections and how to stay upbeat, what to tell our children, and how we can move forward socially and spiritually.