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A thought-provoking platform discussing issues related to Islam & Muslims. Providing a unique outlook on recent political events and how they impact the Muslims today.

A thought-provoking platform discussing issues related to Islam & Muslims. Providing a unique outlook on recent political events and how they impact the Muslims today.


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A thought-provoking platform discussing issues related to Islam & Muslims. Providing a unique outlook on recent political events and how they impact the Muslims today.






Ep 29: Why Did Macron Claim Islam Is In Crisis

On the 2nd of October 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron described Islam as a religion in crisis all over the world in his high-profile address on battling Islamic "radicalism" and the "parallel society" of Muslims in France. In this Podcast, we analyse this latest attack on Islam and Muslims in France and discuss what Macron is referring to when he mentions 'Islamic Separatism' and his proposed laws to "defend the republic and its values...". We also highlight the hypocrisy of the West...


Ep 28: Is Sadaqah the Answer to the Problems Muslims are Facing?

The Ummah is suffering one of its darkest periods in the history of Islam, whether it be the persecution of Muslims in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Burma or Kashmir. In response, many sincere Muslims have resorted to charity and dedicated their time, wealth and efforts to raise vast sums to help their brothers and sisters suffering in war-torn and poverty stricken lands, but is charity or Sadaqah the solution? In this episode we examine the concept of charity and deconstruct how Sadaqah should be...


[Talking Seerah Ep 10] Muslims Withstand the Brutal Boycott

In an attempt to end the mission of the Messenger ﷺ, the Quraysh initiated an economic and social boycott against the Muslims and the Hashemites causing immense suffering. In this episode we discuss how the hostile environment generated by the Quraysh led to the conversion of two of Islam’s greatest prior to the 3-year siege that the Muslims withstood, continuing with their noble mission.


Ep 27: Is Turkey ready to lead the Islamic world?

The conversion of Hagia Sofia back to a mosque and the growing interest in Turkey's Ottoman roots has stirred the imagination of Muslims across the globe. In this Podcast we had the pleasure of discussing the significance of the growing Islamic sentiment in a Turkey led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with Dr Yakoob Ahmed (PhD graduate from SOAS, University of London, Ottoman historian, teaching Islamic history at Istanbul University).


[Talking Seerah Ep 9] The Muslims stand strong against the attack on Islam

The Quraysh launched numerous attacks on Islam and the early Muslims to subvert and bring a halt to the Da'wah. In this episode we discuss how the Messenger ﷺ and the Sahabah remained strong in their stance and persevered with their noble mission.


[Talking Seerah Ep 8] The Miraculous Qur'an and its Unmatchable Challenge

After a long absence the Talking Seerah podcast is back! In this episode we discuss the miraculous nature of the Qur'an which baffled the disbelievers who took pride in their language and speech, proved Muhammad ﷺ to be the Messenger of Allah beyond doubt and set a challenge for the whole of mankind which will continue to be unmatched and unrivalled.


Ep 26: Who Really Killed George Floyd?

The killing of George Floyd has reignited racial tensions between police and black people in America and protests have become widespread. This incident adds to a long list of racially motivated murders in America by police authorities, but is racism limited to the police and parts of the country or does it run far deeper? SIM from the Mad Mamluks joins the Talking Deen podcast to provide insight directly from America Special Guests: Jahirul and Rashel.


Ep 25: Discussing Parenting and Social Media Dangers with Smile2Jannah

This week Voice of the Ummah welcomes the YouTube sensation Smile2Jannah AKA Zeeshan Ali. Being in lockdown won't stop us from bringing you brilliant guests and important topics! Zeeshan's unique style of bringing together Islam, Comedy and Current Affairs packaged into short videos for the masses has helped him gain an avid following. He's also a teacher by trade and understands the challenges that Muslim Youth continue to face and imparts some brilliant advice for parents about the dangers...


Ep 24: Impact of COVID-19 in Syria With Tox Sharif

With the continued lockdown situation here in Britain and many parts of the world, VOTU brings you another episode with a special guest appearance. This time we welcome Tauqir 'Tox' Sharif, an activist on the ground in Idlib, Syria to talk about the impact of COVID-19 in Syria and the comparison with the situation in the West. We also speak about the latest on Tox's British citizenship revocation and how it highlights the double standards of the Capitalist system. Special Guest: Jahirul.


Ep 23: Isolated with Haqiqatjou

Another week in quarantine and another Talking Deen podcast brought to you by VOTU. This week we welcome back Daniel Haqiqatjou, founder of and the Alasna Institute to talk about the continued lockdown situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We also speak about the opportunity of spending more time with our families, especially the children and the importance of preparing them against the corrupt ideas they are being taught in schools such as aggressive liberalism; LGBTQ...


Ep 22: COVID-19: Quarantined But Still Talking Deen

The government have introduced stricter measures to ensure social distancing but with modern technology, even in self-isolation and quarantine, that doesn’t stop us from bringing you another Talking Deen Podcast! With the ongoing coronavirus situation, what else can we speak about but COVID-19? In this episode we discuss the virus and its impact on Western populations, their economies, the global political implications, how Muslims should deal with it and how an Islamic system would respond...


Ep 21: Have Muslims Forgotten the Importance of Al-Quds?

What makes the land of Al-Quds so important? Do our actions demonstrate how much we love Al-Aqsa? Don't we have a duty to remind future generations of its significance? This week's podcast is dedicated to the land of Palestine and the blessed Al-Aqsa; the brothers discuss these questions and more, so that we know why this land can never be forgotten or given away. Special Guest: Rashel.


[Bonus Ep 5] 3rd March 1924: Islam's Darkest Day

In this week's Bonus episode, our host Rash presents his thoughts about the anniversary of arguably Islam's darkest day; the day Islamic Governance was removed and the Shari'ah of Allah (SWT) was no longer implemented. The significance of this date (3rd March 1924) continues to be felt with every calamity the Ummah faces.


[Talking Seerah Ep 7] Why the Quraish opposed the message of La ilaaha il-Allah

In this week's episode we discuss how the Messenger ﷺ was ordered to openly call to Islam and the reasons why the Quraysh opposed and rejected the message of Laa ilaaha il-Allah.


Ep 20: Muslims & Islamophobia in the West with Daniel Haqiqatjou

In this week's Talking Deen Podcast we discuss the growing challenges of Modernism, Capitalism and Islamophobia that Muslims are facing in the West. We are joined by brother Daniel Haqiqatjou, founder of the and the Alasna Institute who provides us with some key insight and his experiences from the US. Special Guest: Rashel.


Ep 19: Soleimani, Iran & USA: Friends or Foes?

In the aftermath of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani on the instruction of US President Donald Trump, the clash between America and Iran is once again being trumpeted by the mainstream media. In this episode of the Talking Deen Podcast we introduce another special guest: Iranian academic and activist Ali Reza to discuss the significance of the Soleimani assassination and the decades long secret relationship between the US and Iran to help clear the myth of their hatred for each other....


[Talking Seerah Ep 6] Transforming the Sahabah in Dar al Arqam

In this week's episode we speak about how the Messenger ﷺ trained the early Sahabah in Dar al Arqam and firmly embedded Islam within them in readiness for the inevitable clash with the wider Qurayshi society.


Ep 18: Is India Planning a Genocide of Muslims?

In this episode of the Talking Deen podcast we introduce a special guest and Islamic activist from India to provide our listeners with a first hand perspective of the unfolding events concerning Muslims in India. As populism and hindu nationalism increases in India under the leadership of Modi and the BJP, the anti-Islamic sentiment amongst the non-Muslim masses has come to the fore as they become emboldened by the discriminatory anti-Muslim policies of the current Indian government, such as...


Ep 17: Who are the real terrorists?

'Terrorism' is almost always used to describe attacks committed by Muslims, but with the amount of people killed or persecuted by secular states, we ask, who are the real terrorists? Jihad has also been deliberately linked with terrorism in order to create the perception that it is barbaric and backwards in nature. We discuss the true nature of Jihad and how it is a mercy to mankind. Special Guest: Jahirul.


Ep 16: Would the Messenger (saw) vote in Democratic Elections?

The UK General Elections are around the corner and many Muslim personalities and organisations are actively calling for Muslims to participate. Although many know that voting in legislative democratic elections is Haraam, several arguments and Islamic principles are used to justify involvement. We discuss these arguments and ask whether the Messenger ﷺ would vote in Democratic Elections. Special Guests: Jahirul and Rashel.