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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. 72: Finding Gratitude in Witnessing Trauma

What can we learn about ourselves from the daily flood of images of horror in Gaza? In this episode, we reflect on thankfulness and the heartwork that is required for us to positively impact the current global crisis.

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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.

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.