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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.