Making sense of islam with tarek Elgawhary

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Episode 43: Islamic Principles #11: Understanding the World Around Us

It’s not enough to simply know matters of religion to make sense of Islam, it’s equally important to know about the world around us and what it entails in great details. Without this skill set, our interpretations will be stuck in the past based on a completely antiquated worldview. This episode discusses why this important and what we can do to help.

Episode Notes

Quran Mentioned
“We have not revealed the Quran to make you miserable.” (20:2)

Hadith Mentioned
“The best form of religion is that which is easy” (Muslim)
“There is no harm and reciprocating harm.” (Ibn Majah)

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