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Ep. 98: Omar Matadar
Ep. 98: Omar Matadar

Omar Matadar is currently the Director of the Qasid Institute. The word qasid is used to describe a path that is direct and smooth. This is the way we believe the Arabic language should be taught. The Qasid Institute for Arabic has quietly developed a reputation as one of the leading centers in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. A comprehensive curriculum taught over five distinct levels takes a student from the proper pronunciation of letters to a level of mastery.

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Ep. 97: Mikhaael Mala
Ep. 97: Mikhaael Mala

Mikhaael Mala is arising nashheed star and world-renown reciter and teacher of the Quran. He is currently based in Birmingham, UK.

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Ep. 96: Sohaib Sultan
Ep. 96: Sohaib Sultan

Sohaib N. Sultan is the first full-time Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain at Princeton University. Imam Sultan is a graduate of the Hartford Theological Seminary, and the author of The Koran for Dummies (2004), The Qur’an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selection Annotated and Explained (2007). He is a public lecturer and writer on Islam, Muslim culture and Muslim-Western relations and occasionally blogs on the Huffington Post Religion section.

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Ep. 95: Peter Sanders
Ep. 95: Peter Sanders

Born in London, Sanders began his career in photography in the mid-1960s, where he often recorded the faces of well-known musicians including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and The Rolling Stones. In the 1970s, his attention shifted, which led him to the traditional and spiritual universe of Islam. He converted to Islam in 1971. The same year, Sanders was given a unique opportunity to record the warmth of the world’s largest worship gathering in Mecca during the Hajj season...

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Ep. 94: Michael (Haroon) Sugich
Ep. 94: Michael (Haroon) Sugich

Michael Sugich is a native of Santa Barbara, California and studied at UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts. He was initiated into a traditional Sufi order in 1972. Since that time he has studied Sufi doctrine and practice with spiritual masters across the Arab and Islamic world. He lived for 23 years in the precincts of the sacred city of Makkah Al Mukaramah where he kept company with many men of knowledge and illumination. He has written Palaces of India (Pavilion Books), a travel...

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