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Ep 100: Tarek Elgawhary
Ep 100: Tarek Elgawhary

For the past quarter century my quest has taken me to numerous universities in North America (including Princeton where I obtained my PhD in Islamic studies) as well as several centers of Sunni learning throughout the Muslim world, most notably al-Azhar seminary in Cairo where I did the bulk of my training. (Going to al-Azhar was like stepping through platform 9 3/4 and attending Hogwarts – we should talk about it sometime!) While I don’t think a drop down list of my CV will be useful, I do...

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Ep. 99: Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy
Ep. 99: Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy

Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy is the Founder and Director of Madina Institute, an Islamic seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, with campuses in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sudan, and Malaysia. Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy is considered to be a Muhaddith; a scholar of Hadith sciences. He has authored books in Usul, Creed, Hadith, and Sufi sciences. He has been a pioneer working on grass root levels to bring back Unconditional compassion and love as the central themes of...

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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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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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