We talk to Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight from By The Fig and The Olive Blog about secret marriages, polygamy and the #metoo movement.

Hosts: Mahin, SIM and Summer

Nuriddeen Knight completed an MA in psychology with a focus on child and family from Columbia University. Alongside her academic degree, she studied traditional Islamic knowledge including Islamic law, theology, spirituality and prophetic biography with local scholars and in the majalis in Amman, Jordan.

In 2015 she created Nooralshadhili.com, a holistic initiative focused on human development through education, research, and counseling.

Her written work has been featured in thepublicdiscourse.commvslim.com,altmuslimah.com and thedemureist.com. She compiled a collection of 40 sayings from the prophet Muhammad’s life through the narration of his wife Aisha and is currently working on its second edition.

In 2013 she gave a lecture entitled ‘A middle ground: An Islamic and Psychological Perspective on the Divided Self’, combining Islamic wisdom and psychoanalytical theory. In 2014 she taught the New Muslims Program and Perfecting the Prayer classes for new Muslims in the M.E.C.C.A. center. In the summer of 2015 she conducted a class on traditional Islamic theology in Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, NY. And most recently gave an online lecture for Rabata.org concerning marital conflict.

She currently resides in Fez, Morocco with her husband Ustadh Abu Bakr and NYC.

Contact: M.me/Knight.Nuriddeen

http://bythefigandtheolive.com/

Twitter: @FigandOliveBlog

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3 comments on “EP 090: Love will Tear us Apart: Polygamy and Infidelity | Nuriddeen Knight

  1. Shaka Dec 11, 2017

    You guys get great guests… If only the hosts would talk less and actually let the guests speak.

  2. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatuulahi wa barakatu.

    This podcast has inspired me! I want to write an article on “How to Show Love to Your Spouse” or “How to Communicate Lovingly With Your Spouse”

    I would find it interesting to talk to people within the community that have married reverts with a western background. Do they find that the communication and affection is different than they might have expected had they married someone from their community or from their own family? I would imagine that it is to some extent.

  3. Nabeelah Dec 20, 2017

    Asalaamu Alaikum. I really enjoyed this podcast. It was informative and enlightening. It was refreshing to hear the perspective of the women and men in how to improve interpersonal relatiomships and intrapersonal conversations of both genders. May Allah grant you all success. Aameen

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