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. 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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Ep. 56: Islamic Principles #20: The Environment
Ep. 56: Islamic Principles #20: The Environment

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 56: Islamic Principles #20: The Environment We cannot be who we are or do the things we do except through and by the natural world around us. The Quran and Hadith literature are replete with references to the animated nature of the environment,

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Ep. 55: Islamic Principles #19: Benefiting from Others
Ep. 55: Islamic Principles #19: Benefiting from Others

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 55: Islamic Principles #19: Benefiting from Others The boundaries of civilizations and religions are fundamentally porous. It is common for them to speak to one another, to benefit from one another, and to work in tandem for common goods. Islam, as both a

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Ep. 51: Islamic Principles #17: Sufism
Ep. 51: Islamic Principles #17: Sufism

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 51: Islamic Principles #17: Sufism Sufism is a very important part of my life, and in previous episodes (17,19,20,21,22) I covered the spiritual discipline from the perspective of a practitioner. In this episode I approach Sufism from the perspective of a first principle

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Ep. 48: Islamic Principles #15: The Subtle Moment
Ep. 48: Islamic Principles #15: The Subtle Moment

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 48: Islamic Principles #15: The Subtle Moment There is no denying that Islamic law has a lot of literature about slavery and the freeing of slaves (known as manumission). While all Muslim jurists and Muslim majority countries have outlawed slavery, the legal discussions

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Ep. 47: Islamic Principles #14: Splittings Sharia Rulings
Ep. 47: Islamic Principles #14: Splittings Sharia Rulings

PODCAST Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary Listen Today on Episode 47: Islamic Principles #14: Splittings Sharia Rulings Not everything we encounter is black and white. Islamic law takes that into consideration and contains within it a flexibility that allows a nuanced approach to complex, real-life issues. Ep. 88: Dr. Walead Mohammed Mosaad Ep.

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