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EP 114: Foreclosure of a Dream | Shadi Hamid


On this week's episode Mahin, SIM and Shaykh Amir talk to Shadi Hamid on the struggle for Islamic governance in the Muslim world.

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. He is the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World and co-editor of Rethinking Political Islam

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Shadi Hamid

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EP 100: On a Highway to Timbuktu | Shaykh Abu Taubah


We talk to Shaykh Abu Taubah from Orlando, FL about his time in Mauritania, his educational approach and marital advice.

Hosts: Shaykh Amir Saeed, Mahin, and SIM

Abu Taubah (born Marcus Robertson) is a convert to Islam from Brooklyn, New York.  He comes from an educated family where his father was the founding Vice President of Medgar Evers College, the only Negro college in the Northeastern United States.  His mother was a school principal and college professor.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps before teaching at the Islamic School of Kansas City.

He then went on to study at Umm ul Qura in Mauritania under the tutelage of Shaykh Muhammad Saalim wal-udood ash-Shanqitee (rahimahullah).  He is an expert in the Arabic language and is a hafidh of the Qu’ran with a specialization in Warsh.  He is the founder of the Timbuktu Seminary, which is an online institution to transmit the Islamic sciences in a traditional format.

www.timbuktuedu.com

Interview with Greta Van Susteren (Fox News) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmHORPlkiD8

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We talk to Shaykh Abu Taubah from Orlando, FL about his time in Mauritania, his educational approach and marital advice.

Hosts: Shaykh Amir Saeed, Mahin, and SIM

Abu Taubah (born Marcus Robertson) is a convert to Islam from Brooklyn, New York.  He comes from an educated family where his father was the founding Vice President of Medgar Evers College, the only Negro college in the Northeastern United States.  His mother was a school principal and college professor.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps before teaching at the Islamic School of Kansas City.

He then went on to study at Umm ul Qura in Mauritania under the tutelage of Shaykh Muhammad Saalim wal-udood ash-Shanqitee (rahimahullah).  He is an expert in the Arabic language and is a hafidh of the Qu’ran with a specialization in Warsh.  He is the founder of the Timbuktu Seminary, which is an online institution to transmit the Islamic sciences in a traditional format.

www.timbuktuedu.com

Interview with Greta Van Susteren (Fox News) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmHORPlkiD8

YouTube channel for Timbuktu Seminary https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH_6kgPaXDTARM4-pXM4HQw

Facebook:  Timbuktu Seminary

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EP 095: The Seeds | Imam Daniel Abdullah Hernandez


Imam Daniel Abdullah Hernandez sits down with us talk about how his relationship with basketball and NBA brought him to Islam as well some of the projects he is working on with the Latino Muslim community.

Hosts: Mahin, Ismail, and SIM

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Imam Hernandez is an educational leader and facilitator of IslamInSpanish. Imam Abdullah organizes events in Spanish at the Pearland masjid in Pearland TX on a weekly basis, teaches regular classes in Spanish and English, and leads a Dawah initiatives on behalf of IslamInSpanish domestically and internationally. Imam Abdullah also presides over the Pearland Islamic Center in Pearland, Texas, an extension of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH).

Imam Abdullah, converted to Islam in 1999, studied at Al Azhar University in Egypt from 2004-2007, completing five years’ worth of extensive coursework in Islamic Sciences. He continues his education in Islamic studies. He is currently studying at Mishkah University, Salik Acadamy, and Roots &Sprouts!

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https://www.islaminspanish.orgImam Daniel Abdullah Hernandez sits down with us talk about how his relationship with basketball and NBA brought him to Islam as well some of the projects he is working on with the Latino Muslim community.

Hosts: Mahin, Ismail, and SIM

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Imam Hernandez is an educational leader and facilitator of IslamInSpanish. Imam Abdullah organizes events in Spanish at the Pearland masjid in Pearland TX on a weekly basis, teaches regular classes in Spanish and English, and leads a Dawah initiatives on behalf of IslamInSpanish domestically and internationally. Imam Abdullah also presides over the Pearland Islamic Center in Pearland, Texas, an extension of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH).

Imam Abdullah, converted to Islam in 1999, studied at Al Azhar University in Egypt from 2004-2007, completing five years’ worth of extensive coursework in Islamic Sciences. He continues his education in Islamic studies. He is currently studying at Mishkah University, Salik Acadamy, and Roots &Sprouts!

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EP 091: Resurrection: Ertuğrul | Round Table with Mohamed Ghilan


Netflix recently released Resurrection: Ertuğrul to western audiences and Muslims on the internet has been abuzz about it.   We set out to share our excitement and experiences while watching the show and take a stab (pun intended) at providing some historical context and compare it to the situation of the Muslim world today.

Hosts: Mahin, SIM, Irfan and Dr. Mohammed Ghilan

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 Netflix recently released Resurrection: Ertuğrul to western audiences and Muslims on the internet has been abuzz about it.   We set out to share our excitement and experiences while watching the show and take a stab (pun intended) at providing some historical context and compare it to the situation of the Muslim world today.

Hosts: Mahin, SIM, Irfan and Dr. Mohammed Ghilan

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EP 089: Take No Prisoners | Imam Shadeed Muhammad


Mahin and Ismail talk to Imam Shaheed Muhammad about his conversion to Islam and how he dealt with some of the extreme elements within the Salafi dawah from the east coast.

Imam Shadeed is the CEO of Rawdah Publications, Entrepreneur, Muslim, Author, Community Leader and Speaker on Islamic Affairs for Indigenous Muslims.

00:00-10:00: Early interactions with Islam

10:00-23:00: The road from prison to University of Medina

23:00-45:00: The (extreme) Salafi takeover

45:00-60:00: Know your audience

60:00-70:00: Countering 'Progressive Islam' and western Muslim brands

70:00-85:00: Regarding NAK scandal, how large Muslim organizations shun impoverished Muslim communities.

85:00-90:00: The Honorarium problem

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Twitter and Periscope: @Shadeed_M76

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EP 086: Into the Void: The American Jihadi in Prison | Ismail Royer (Part 2)


0:00 - 8:00: "The Order of the Day" The Communications Management Unit (CMU) for Muslims in Terra Haute, IN. 2006

8:00 - 12:00: Zvonko Bušić the Croatian

12:00 - 20:00: Divisions within the CMU

20:00 - 25:00: falling apart and fighting suicidal thoughts

25:00 - 39:00: Becoming an Imam John Walker Lindh, The Fight

39:00 - 83:00: Hunger strike, in the hole in Illinois, sent to the ADX SuperMax in Colorado

83:00 - : Winning again and Release

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Website: https://agoodtree.net
Twitter: @_IsmailRoyer

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EP 085: Into the Void: Into the Void: The American Jihadi in Prison | Ismail Royer (Part 1)


Ismail Royer returns back on the show to tell us about his time incarcerated in some of the most notorious prisons in the United States.

0:00 - 38:00: charges, gameplan, sentencing

38:00 - 60:00: solitary, marital strains

61:00 -  75:00: prison racial dynamics

75:00 -  90:00: the alliance and revolt

Contact Ismail Royer:
Website: https://agoodtree.net
Twitter: @_IsmailRoyer

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EP 076: Love Buzz | Nura Maznavi


On this episode, the tables are turned when our guest, Nura Maznavi, co-editor of Love, InshAllah and Salaam, Love, interviews Mahin and SIM with their wives about their own love stories, for an interesting conversation.  Nura Maznavi is a civil rights attorney, writer, and Fulbright scholar and the co-editor of the nonfiction anthologies Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy.

 

Website

https://loveinshallah.com/

Facebook

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Twitter 

@salaamlovebook

@loveinshallah

Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/Salaam-Love-American-Muslim-Intimacy/dp/0807079758

 

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EP 069: The First American Jihadi | Ismail Royer


Fresh out of a 14-year prison stint, Ismail Royer reveals everything that happened from his endeavors in the Bosnian war, Pakistani training camps, incarcerated life, the Anwar Al-Awlaki Saga, how he spends his days now fighting extremism/terrorism.

Hosts: SIM and Mahin

Website: https://agoodtree.net/

Twitter: @_IsmailRoyer

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EP 062: Showdown: Mamluks vs Mongols | Asim Ahmed


Mahin, SIM and Mort talk to Asim Ahmed about life as a pilot for a major airline and a brief history of the Mamluks and the Mongols.

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EP 055: Friend Zones and Gender Roles | Karim Serageldin


Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Karim Serageldin about male and female identities and how we behave around each other.

Karim, the founder of Noor Human Consulting, has BA in psychology & religion and an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He is a certified life and relationship coach with years of teaching and community outreach experience. He consults with leading scholars of Islam and is working on his own theory of Islamic psychology for Muslim in the west.

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EP 049: Dead Bedrooms | Karim Serageldin


Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Karim Serageldin about struggling marriages from lack of sex. This episode is intended for mature audiences so please don't send us e-mails about how we embarrassed you while you were driving your kids to school.

Karim, the founder of Noor Human Consulting, has BA in psychology & religion and an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He is a certified life and relationship coach with years of teaching and community outreach experience. He consults with leading scholars of Islam and is working on his own theory of Islamic psychology for Muslim in the west.

http://www.noorhumanconMahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Karim Serageldin about struggling marriages from lack of sex.  This episode is intended for mature audiences so please don't send us e-mails about how we embarrassed you while you were driving your kids to school.

Karim, the founder of Noor Human Consulting, has BA in psychology & religion and an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He is a certified life and relationship coach with years of teaching and community outreach experience. He consults with leading scholars of Islam and is working on his own theory of Islamic psychology for Muslim in the west.

http://www.noorhumanconsulting.com

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EP 047: The Dhimmis | Dr. Jonathan Brown


Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr. Jonathan Brown about the controversial subject of the Dhimmis, Hadith, Albani, Slavery, Muslim Alliances and the MLI-BDS Rift.

Jonathan A.C. Brown is an American scholar of Islamic studies. Since 2012, he has been an associate professor at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In 2014, he was appointed Chair of Islamic Civilization. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.

He has authored several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy, Hadith: Muhammad's Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World, and The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim. He has also published articles in the fields of Hadith, Islamic law, Salafism, Sufism, and Arabic language.

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EP 046: Conviction | Daniel Haqiqatjou


Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Daniel Haqiqatjou about conviction in belief, the Muslim-Liberal alliance, and the Obama legacy.

Daniel Haqiqatjou was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Harvard University where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy. He completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at Tufts University. Haqiqatjou also studies traditional Islamic sciences part-time. He writes and lectures on contemporary issues surrounding Muslims and Modernity and is also a contributor to the Muslim Debate Initiative.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/

Twitter: @haqiqatjouMahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Daniel Haqiqatjou about conviction in belief, the Muslim-Liberal alliance, and the Obama legacy.

Daniel Haqiqatjou was born in Houston, Texas. He attended Harvard University where he majored in Physics and minored in Philosophy. He completed a Masters degree in Philosophy at Tufts University. Haqiqatjou also studies traditional Islamic sciences part-time. He writes and lectures on contemporary issues surrounding Muslims and Modernity and is Director of Religion and Scientism for the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is also a contributor to the Muslim Debate Initiative.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haqiqatjou/

Twitter: @haqiqatjou

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EP 044: Consciousness | Dr. Mohamed Ghilan


Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr. Mohamed Ghilan about Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Neo-Atheism, proving the existence of a creator, why we sin despite having conviction in God.

Dr. Ghilan is a neuroscientist, Islamic lecturer and podcaster.

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Twitter: @MohamedGhilan

Mohamed Ghilan is a Canadian Muslim originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to parents from Sudanese and Yemeni backgrounds. He attended high school after immigrating to Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eventually, Mohamed moved to Victoria where he obtained a B.Sc. with a major in microbiology (honours) and a minor in business administration.

In 2007 Mohamed began his full time studies in the Islamic Tradition after having made connections with several Muslim scholars. He has been consistently travelling over the past years to spend intensive extended periods studying various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and Creed, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Foundational Principles (Usool), Arabic, Poetry, spiritual purification, and Qur’anic sciences.

Mohamed has previously given lectures on the biography of the Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him, Fundamentalism in Islam, Islam and science, the message of Islam, Jesus in the Qur’an, in addition to others. He has also taught an introductory course on Islamic Jurisprudence according to the Maliki School as well as an introductory course on Islamic Theology (‘Aqeedah).

In May 2015, Mohamed earned a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Victoria, where he studied synaptic plasticity in Huntington’s disease, as well as the effects and molecular mechanisms of stress on the brain in Fragile X syndrome. He hopes his research can eventually be used to develop new therapies can be used to assist individual with movement disorders or intellectual disabilities.Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr. Mohamed Ghilan about Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Neo-Atheism, proving the existence of a creator, why we sin despite having conviction in God.   Dr. Ghilan is a neuroscientist, Islamic lecturer and podcaster.

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Twitter: @MohamedGhilan

Mohamed Ghilan is a Canadian Muslim originally born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to parents from Sudanese and Yemeni backgrounds. He attended high school after immigrating to Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eventually, Mohamed moved to Victoria where he obtained a B.Sc. with a major in microbiology (honours) and a minor in business administration.

In 2007 Mohamed began his full time studies in the Islamic Tradition after having made connections with several Muslim scholars. He has been consistently travelling over the past years to spend intensive extended periods studying various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and Creed, Jurisprudence, Hadith, Foundational Principles (Usool), Arabic, Poetry, spiritual purification, and Qur’anic sciences.

Mohamed has previously given lectures on the biography of the Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him, Fundamentalism in Islam, Islam and science, the message of Islam, Jesus in the Qur’an, in addition to others. He has also taught an introductory course on Islamic Jurisprudence according to the Maliki School as well as an introductory course on Islamic Theology (‘Aqeedah).

In May 2015, Mohamed earned a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Victoria, where he studied synaptic plasticity in Huntington’s disease, as well as the effects and molecular mechanisms of stress on the brain in Fragile X syndrome. He hopes his research can eventually be used to develop new therapies can be used to assist individual with movement disorders or intellectual disabilities.

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EP 034: Dynamics of Islamic Law and Learning | Joe Bradford

Mahin, Sh. Amir and SIM talk with Joe Bradford about a multitude of issues such as American Fiqh, Home Financing, Madhabs, Music, Halal Meat, White Converts, Islamic wills. Joe Bradford is an American scholar of Islam, Author, instructor, entrepreneur, and ethical investments advisor. He regularly lectures on topics such as Islamic law, legal theory, financial ethics, and thought. Get your Islamic Will made in 3 easy steps at https://www.mywassiyah.com His books: Simple Zakat Guide Qaddumi's Elementary Hanbali Primer A Primer on Jumu'ah www.joebradford.net @JoeBradfordNet https://www.facebook.com/Bradford.Joe

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http://6mywassiyah.refr.cc/themadmamluksMahin, Sh. Amir and SIM talk with Joe Bradford about a multitude of issues such as American Fiqh, Home Financing, Madhabs, Music, Halal Meat, White Converts, Islamic wills.

Joe Bradford is an American scholar of Islam, Author, instructor, entrepreneur, and ethical investments advisor.

He regularly lectures on topics such as Islamic law, legal theory, financial ethics, and thought.

Get your Islamic Will made in 3 easy steps at

https://www.mywassiyah.com

His books:

Simple Zakat Guide

Qaddumi's Elementary Hanbali Primer

A Primer on Jumu'ah

www.joebradford.net

@JoeBradfordNet

https://www.facebook.com/Bradford.Joe

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EP 030: The Silicon Valley Polygamist

The MM Crew sits with a brother practicing polygamy, offering practical experiences and insights into what it takes to make it happen.

EP 027: The AlMaghrib Origin Story | Irtiza Hasan

Shaykh Amir, SIM and Mahin sit down with Irtiza Hasan who is the founding manager of AlMaghrib Institute.

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