Ep. 85: Abdul-Rehman Malik
Ep. 85: Abdul-Rehman Malik

Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award winning journalist, educator and cultural organizer. In June 2019 he was appointed Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Divinity School. He also serves at the Program Coordinator at Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies, and is responsible for developing curricula and partnerships with public schools to promote better cultural, language and religious literacy about the Middle East to educators and students alike. Abdul-Rehman also serves as Director of the Muslim Leadership Lab, an...

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Ep. 83: Muddassar Ahmed
Ep. 83: Muddassar Ahmed

Muddassar Ahmed is Managing Partner at Unitas Communications Ltd, a British strategic communications consultancy, where he’s led on projects for the United Nations, Amnesty International, the NFL, the Arab League, the U.S. State Department and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and many other governments, civil society and business organizations.

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Ep. 81: Allie Khalfe
Ep. 81: Allie Khalfe

Allie Khalfe, founder of the IslamicText Institute in Cape Town, is a pioneering author with the ability to translate classical and traditional Arabic texts into the English language in a way that grasps audiences on various levels. Recognized as an assiduous student of sacred knowledge, he spent over a decade at the feet of Shaykh Seraj and Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks, who are Cape Town’s leading scholars and heads of the Azzawia Institute in Walmer Estate. They, in turn, graduated from the Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca specializing in Usūl...

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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. 46: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim
Ep. 46: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 46: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim My guest today is Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim. Muhammad is currently the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International. Muhammad is not only a scholar of religion and Islam, but has been at the forefront of tackling violence and extremism in

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Ep. 42: Muhammad Zakariya, Master of Calligraphy
Ep. 42: Muhammad Zakariya, Master of Calligraphy

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 42: Muhammad Zakariya, Master of Calligraphy Muhammad Zakariya is one of the world’s most famous and recognized masters of Arabic calligraphy. Dedicating his life to the art and craft, Zakariya has emerged as one of the leading advocates of the importance of Islamic

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