Ep. 88: Dr. Walead Mohammed Mosaad
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Dr. Walead Mohammed Mosaad is an internationally recognized scholar in Islamic studies and human development. His academic and traditional training has accorded him the opportunity to work with communities worldwide as a teacher and project driver. He is currently the Chair and Scholar-in-Residence of Sabeel Community, a community-oriented service organization focused on cultivating and nurturing Muslim communities worldwide. Additionally, he is the director of Muslim student life at Lehigh University. He has also worked for the Tabah Foundation, where he managed educational projects in Belgium, Denmark, and Kenya. He has completed degrees from Rutgers University, Fath Islamic Seminary in Damascus, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK.

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Ep. 86: Ahmed Younis
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Ahmed Younis is committed to the untested feasibility of what is possible through the process of always becoming. Ahmed was raised between Los Angeles, California and Cairo, Egypt. He is the Host of The Study with Ahmed Younis, a podcast that brings Art, Books, and Ideas to the challenges of our time. Dr. Younis focuses on the duality of personal and societal growth, encouraging a critical assessment of the word and the world. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and Deputy Special Envoy in the Obama Administration responsible for state and non-state sponsored disinformation and propaganda. He holds a JD from Washington & Lee University, VA and a PhD in Critical Pedagogy with an emphasis in leadership studies from Chapman University, CA

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Ep. 85: Abdul-Rehman Malik
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Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award winning journalist, educator and cultural organizer. In June 2019 he was appointed Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Divinity School. He also serves at the Program Coordinator at Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies, and is responsible for developing curricula and partnerships with public schools to promote better cultural, language and religious literacy about the Middle East to educators and students alike. Abdul-Rehman also serves as Director of the Muslim Leadership Lab, an innovative student leadership program being incubated at the Dwight Hall Center of Social Justice at Yale. He remains programs manager for the Radical Middle Way, which offers powerful, faith-inspired guidance and tools to enable change, combat exclusion and violence and promote social justice for all. His work has spanned the UK, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Mali, Morocco, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia.

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Ep. 84: “How to Find a Shaykh”
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Some of my thoughts on how to find a Shaykh. What sort of criteria should you use to take religious knowledge from someone? How do you know if someone is qualified and wont lead you astray? These and many more are the types of questions I seek to answer in this episode.

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Ep. 83: Muddassar Ahmed
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Muddassar Ahmed is Managing Partner at Unitas Communications Ltd, a British strategic communications consultancy, where he’s led on projects for the United Nations, Amnesty International, the NFL, the Arab League, the U.S. State Department and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and many other governments, civil society and business organizations.

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Ep. 81: Allie Khalfe
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Allie Khalfe, founder of the IslamicText Institute in Cape Town, is a pioneering author with the ability to translate classical and traditional Arabic texts into the English language in a way that grasps audiences on various levels. Recognized as an assiduous student of sacred knowledge, he spent over a decade at the feet of Shaykh Seraj and Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks, who are Cape Town’s leading scholars and heads of the Azzawia Institute in Walmer Estate. They, in turn, graduated from the Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca specializing in Usūl al-Fiqh, and spent about ten years at the feet of the ocean of knowledge, Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawī al-Mālikī, may Allah be pleased with all of them. These Shaykhs have bestowed their blessings upon Shaykh Allie and given him license (ijāzah) to teach various disciplines of Islamic knowledge.

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Ep. 80: Mona Aburmishan
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Mona is an international comedian and Emcee who has performed, emceed, and produced comedy shows, competitions and events in major clubs, theaters and universities around the world since 2010.

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Ep. 79: COVID-19 How to Survive and Thrive
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This is a special episode to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that these thoughts and resources will help you all navigate this safely and that you emerge from this crises renewed and better than before.

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Ep. 78: Khuram Zaman
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Khuram Zaman is the CEO of Fifth Tribe, a leading digital agency serving the Washington DC Metropolitan Area based out of the 1776 Startup Co-working Space. In his professional capacity, he has provided digital marketing services to clients as diverse as the Department of Defense, Kaiser Permanente, Oxfam America, Ernst and Young, and The Hult Prize. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, and Business2Community.

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Ep. 77: In Shaykh’s Clothing
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“In Shaykh’s Clothing” is a service and website to support survivors of spiritual abuse around the world, and to prevent spiritual abuse through education and preventative training in Islamic institutions. Services include coaching for those who have faced abuse, cult-exit and recovery coaching, and policy formation.

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Ep. 76: Hena Khan
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Hena Khan is an award winning Pakistani American children’s author. Her middle grade novel Amina’s Voice was named a Best Book of 2017 by the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, and others. She is the author of the Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series: Power Forward, On Point, and Bounce Back. Hena has written several acclaimed picture books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Night of the Moon, It’s Ramadan Curious George, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets and Under My Hijab. Her newest book, More to the Story, is a middle grade novel inspired by Little Women.

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