Ep. 78: Khuram Zaman
Ep. 78: Khuram Zaman

Khuram Zaman is the CEO of Fifth Tribe, a leading digital agency serving the Washington DC Metropolitan Area based out of the 1776 Startup Co-working Space. In his professional capacity, he has provided digital marketing services to clients as diverse as the Department of Defense, Kaiser Permanente, Oxfam America, Ernst and Young, and The Hult Prize. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, and Business2Community.

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Ep. 77: In Shaykh’s Clothing
Ep. 77: In Shaykh’s Clothing

“In Shaykh’s Clothing” is a service and website to support survivors of spiritual abuse around the world, and to prevent spiritual abuse through education and preventative training in Islamic institutions. Services include coaching for those who have faced abuse, cult-exit and recovery coaching, and policy formation.

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Ep. 76: Hena Khan
Ep. 76: Hena Khan

Hena Khan is an award winning Pakistani American children’s author. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others. She is the author of the Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series: Power Forward, On Point, and Bounce Back. Hena has written several acclaimed picture books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Night of the Moon, It’s Ramadan Curious George, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets and Under My Hijab. Her newest book, More to the Story, is a middle...

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Ep. 75: Umar Lee
Ep. 75: Umar Lee

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Ep. 75: Umar Lee Umar Lee is a writer and activist from St Louis currently living in the Dallas metro area. He has been published in Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, Quartz, and other publications. Umar is also the host of the St Louis

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Ep. 74: Bid’a/Innovation
Ep. 74: Bid’a/Innovation

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Ep. 74: Bid’a/Innovation There is probably no word more abused in our contemporary religious discourse than bid’a/innovation. Is there room in Islam for innovation, iteration, nuance, etc. in our expression of faith? Is there room for cultural interpretations of faith practices? I try to

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Ep. 72: Diplomacy
Ep. 72: Diplomacy

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 72: Diplomacy This particular episode was a suggestion from a listener. Diplomacy is a large, large topic and this episode in no way, shape, or form answers all the questions. Rather, it is meant to be a conversation starter. Enjoy! Ep. 81: Allie

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Ep. 70: Islamic Principles #24: Passing on Islam
Ep. 70: Islamic Principles #24: Passing on Islam

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 70: Islamic Principles #25: Passing on Islam We frequently hear the statement that Islam is valid for all time, place, and circumstance. Yet, the key underlying question associated with that statement is do we actually understand Islam at all? How can we ensure

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Ep. 73: Music
Ep. 73: Music

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 73: Music “What does Islam say about music?” is perhaps one of the top 10 questions Muslims ask every day. This episode seeks to lay down some basic ground work, important scholarly references, and ultimately a straightforward answer. Enjoy! Ep. 81: Allie Khalfe

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Ep. 69: Islamic Principles #23: Men & Women
Ep. 69: Islamic Principles #23: Men & Women

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 69: Islamic Principles #24: Men & Women This was a hard episode for me to put together. There is so much back-and-forth today about issues of gender relations, how Islam treats women, inherit inequality of the Sharia towards women, etc. While this is

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Ep. 68: Islamic Principles #22: Charity
Ep. 68: Islamic Principles #22: Charity

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 68: Islamic Principles #23: Charity Muslims talk about charity a lot, but mostly in the context of the community in need of charitable help. As a first principle, however, charity is more than financial assistance, it is a state of being aimed at

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Ep. 67: Islamic Principles # 21: Coexistence
Ep. 67: Islamic Principles # 21: Coexistence

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 67: Islamic Principles # 22: Coexistence While I covered models of coexistence previously on this podcast, here I take several steps back to consider the concept of coexistence from a principle point of view. If we can understand that we all have more

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