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EP 107: Airstrikes Sell...But Who's Buying? | Dilly Hussain

We talk to journalist and political commentator, Dilly Hussain about the recent Air Strikes in Syria and the Turkish television series Ertugrul. Dilly is known for his writing at Middle East Eye, Foreign Policy Journal, Al Jazeera English and is the Deputy Editor at 5Pillars. Contact: Twitter: @dillyhussain88 Facebook: ============== E-mail us your comments, feedback, and questions at Twitter:...


EP 106: After Forever: The Divine Reality | Hamza Tzortzis

SIM and Shaykh Amir talk to Hamza Tzortzis about his new book “The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism". Hamza Andreas Tzortzis is a public speaker, instructor, essayist and author of “The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage of Atheism”. He has over a decade of experience in articulating a compassionate and rational case for Islam and has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has two postgraduate degrees in Philosophy (PgCert and MA) and is...


EP 105: Over the Wall: Overcoming Artificial Narratives | Uthman Badar

Mahin, SIM and Shaykh Amir talk to the infamous Austrailian thinker and activist, Uthman Badar. We discuss how to deal with difficult issues like free speech and narratives the media creates for Muslims. Uthman is a writer, activist and student of Philosophy, Economics, Arabic & Islamic sciences. ============== God & Prophets should be protected from insult Debate with Lawrence...


EP 104: Seasons in the Abyss: Navigating the Western Social Climate | Mobeen Vaid

Mahin, SIM and Shaykh Amir talk to Mobeen Vaid about several issues like the #MeToo movement, neo-atheism, transgenderism, feminism, etc. Mobeen Vaid is a Muslim public intellectual and writer. His writings center on how traditional Islamic norms and frames of thinking intersect the modern world. As of late, he has focused on Islamic sexual and gender norms. Vaid also speaks at confessional conferences, serves as an advisor to Muslim college students, and was campus minister for the...


EP 103: Down on the Upside: Bringing Mental Health Awareness | Haleh Banani and Sarah Sultan

Nour Goda and Naureen Ahmed talk to Sarah Sultan and Haleh Banani about bringing awareness to mental health. Sarah Sultan is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has experience in a variety of therapeutic interventions and has worked with several age groups including children with special needs, adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues,...


EP 102: Reprise Revive | Round Table Discussion

SIM and Ismail talk to Twitter commentators on the revival of Islamic statecraft. Participants: AQ: Formerly Oxford, now Cambridge grad student. Mostly focused on philosophy and Islamic theology Evollaqi Dimashqee: Student of politics and history. Dimashqee Hossam Gamea studied Psychology at Hunter College, has been involved with several political grassroots efforts, including Criminal Justice reform, anti-government surveillance, anti-racist, anti-war, and Pro-Palestine efforts, and...


EP 101: The Crooked Hooks | Shaykh Hamzah Maqbul

Shaykh Hamzah Maqbul talks to Mahin, Shaykh Amir and SIM about rediscovering Rumi, the dilemma of the Qadiani movement and other thoughts. Shaykh Hamzah Maqbul is originally from the West Coast and currently resides in the Chicagoland area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduation Shaykh Hamzah went on to pursue traditional Islamic studies, which took him to a number of...


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....


EP 099: Vanishing Point | Haytham Soliman

SIM and Shaykh Amir talk to Haytham Soliman, CEO of Muslim Matters Inc. and reveal the big announcement. Haytham graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and went on to earn a Masters of Science in Nano Science and Microsystems. He has been active with a variety of Muslim organizations in the United States in a variety of management positions. Currently, Haytham is the CEO and a board member of, and the Director of Texas Dawah Convention...


EP 098: Where Eagles Dare: The Female Scholars | Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Mahin and Ismail talk to Ustadha Zaynab Ansari at Texas Dawah Convention. Zaynab Ansari spent a decade studying Farsi, Arabic, and traditional Islam, sitting with male and female scholars in seminaries in the Middle East, including traditional scholars in Damascus in the 1990s. Upon her return to the United States, she earned degrees in history and Middle Eastern Studies from Georgia State University. Since 2014, Zaynab Ansari has served as a scholar-in-residence for Tayseer Foundation,...


EP 097: The Quantum Chronicles | Fahad Tasleem

Mahin, SIM, and Nour sit down with Fahad Tasleem at Texas Dawah Convention. Fahad Tasleem plays a multifaceted role as an ambassador, an instructor, an entrepreneur, a lecturer and a student. He is the founder of DC Seminary - An institute dedicated to spiritually empowering Muslim working professionals, graduates and students. He is also the lead ambassador and instructor at the Islamic Education and Research Academy United States (iERA US). His areas of interest include Islamic...


EP 096: A Question of Heaven: The Apologetics | Bassam Zawadi

On this week's episode, we talk to Bassam Zawadi who is known for his writings, debates, and lectures on answering some of the toughest questions regarding the Islamic belief to Muslims. Hosts: Mahin, Sh. Amir and SIM Resources: List of Bassam Zawadi's Refutations and Rebuttals How to Debate for Muslims by Bassam Zawadi ==================== E-mail us your comments, feedback, and questions at Twitter: @TheMadMamluks Facebook:...


EP 95: 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. Hosts: Mahin, Ismail, and SIM =============== 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...


EP94: Cats in a Cradle: The Absent Father | Mohammad Elshinawy

Mahin, Nour, and Ismail sit down with Mohammad Elshinawy at Texas Dawah Convention about the role of fathers in the family unit. Mohammad Elshinawy is a graduate of English Literature – Brooklyn College, NYC. Studied at College of Hadith at the Islamic University of Madinah. Currently completing Bachelors in Islamic Studies at Mishkah University. Translated major works for the International Islamic Publishing House, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, and Mishkah University. He is...


EP 093: Deus Ex Anima | Hera Hashmi

Sammer and Nour talk to Heraa Hashmi, the organizer behind, about her views on Muslim American politics, women’s rights, and Muslim support of the LGBTQ movement. Heraa also offers advice to Muslim centennials on how to make sense of these heated issues. Heraa Hashmi is the 19-year old Muslim American woman behind the 712-page list of Muslim names condemning a collection of wrongdoings done falsely in the name of Islam, from acts of terrorism to climate change. Heraa...


EP 092: Man in the Box: The Imprisonment of Ibrahim Jafri | Umaima Jafri

“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago Umaima Jafri is a native Houstonian currently residing in the Midwest. She has been married to her husband, Ibrahim, for 11 years and they have four children together. She's been a single mother for the past two years as she fights for the release of her innocent husband from a so-called war on...


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

Netflix recently released Resurrection: Ertuğrul to western audiences and Muslims internet has been abuzz about it. We set out to share our experiences while watching the show and take a stab at providing some historical context and compare it to the situation of the Muslim world today. Hosts: Mahin, SIM, Irfan and Dr. Mohammed Ghilan =============== E-mail us your comments, feedback and questions at: Twitter: @TheMadMamluks Facebook:...


EP 090: Love will Tear us Apart: Polygamy and Infidelity | Nuriddeen Knight

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...


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...


EP 088: Taiba USA | Nadeen Mustafa

Mahin, SIM and Summer talk to Nadeen Mustafa about Taiba USA based out of Houston, TX. Taiba created an innovative approach utilizing the corporate database models in building a safe space for Muslim women to meet up for social gatherings, mentorship programs, and skill-building workshops. Contact Taiba =========================== E-mail us your comments, feedback and questions at:...


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