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Ep. 93: Imam Zaid Shakir
Ep. 93: Imam Zaid Shakir

Zaid Shakir, a cofounder of Zaytuna College, is a prominent American Muslim scholar. He has taught courses in Arabic, Islamic spirituality, contemporary Muslim thought, Islamic history and politics, and Shafi’i fiqh at the College. He speaks and writes on a wide range of topics, and he travels frequently across the United States to support institution-building projects in the Muslim community. In 2007, he was a signatory of the 2007 letter “A Common Word Between Us and You,” an appeal for...

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Ep. 92: Muna Abu Sulayman
Ep. 92: Muna Abu Sulayman

Muna AbuSulayman is an international development expert with over 25 years in cross sectorial work focusing on women empowerment, media, philanthropy, poverty alleviation, and community development. She is Partner with 3S Consulting focusing on improving philanthropy in the Middle East, and working to increase female empowerment and employment in MENA. She is perhaps most known for her television role as co-host of the top-rated MBC show, Kalam Nawaem. The show focused on cultural, social...

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Ep. 91: Mubin Shaikh
Ep. 91: Mubin Shaikh

Mubin Shaikh is a former Muslim supremacist turned undercover operative for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). Shaikh worked multiple CLASSIFIED infiltration operations, online and on the ground. The last investigation became public when the RCMP in the “Toronto 18″ terrorism case of 2006, arrested 18 individuals. In total, 11 aspiring violent extremists were convicted after 5 legal...

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Ep. 90: Rabia Chaudry
Ep. 90: Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and author of the New York Times bestselling book “Adnan’s Story” and Executive Producer of a four-part HBO documentary “The Case Against Adnan Syed.” Rabia is also co-producer and co-host of two podcasts, Undisclosed and the new podcast the Hidden Djinn, which just launched shortly after we recorded this interview.

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Ep. 89: Navid Akhtar
Ep. 89: Navid Akhtar

Navid is the Founder and CEO of Alchemiya.com, a video streaming service that showcases the best movies, dramas, docs and lifestyle content about Muslim life, culture, art, history, people, places and so much more. He is an award-winning Producer and Broadcast journalist, with over 25 years of experience in mainstream UK television and radio. During his time at the BBC he worked in both the arts and history departments, and advised senior management on diversity issues. He was responsible...

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Tarek is a blessing to the English speaking world. He has been blessed with the rare gift of simplifying complex Arabic texts to English speaking students.

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