EP 077: Shadowplay | Dr. Mohamed Ghilan


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He’s back.  Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr. Ghilan about the effects of Philosophy in the modern psyche. We talk about Postmodernism, Existentialism, Stoicism, and Spiritual Development. As well as comparing approaches to the tradition between the present and the past.

Dr. Ghilan is a neuroscientist, Islamic lecturer, YouTuber, and Podcaster.


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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).



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3 comments on EP 077: Shadowplay | Dr. Mohamed Ghilan

  1. julina says:

    how is this show accused of being alt-right?? ….because it is not leftist??

  2. Faiza Attah says:

    Salam, I agree with Dr. Ghilan about most of this. one thing though, not all feminist have this position. Frankly, this pushing of feminism as its most extreme parts is one of the things feminists fight against. Feminism is about equality and equity for women in society, let’s deal with the real problems women deal with first.

  3. Muzzammil Ahmed says:

    What was the name of the book that Dr.Ghilan mentions at the start of the podcast? It had to do with how the translation of philosophical works into other languages resulted in a complete distortion of the original.

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