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This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us. I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that makeup Islam as a system of thought.

This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us. I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that makeup Islam as a system of thought.
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This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us. I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that makeup Islam as a system of thought.

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English


Episodes

Islam and Mental Health with Psychiatrist Dr Imran Waheed

12/3/2019
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My guest this week has been working in the field for over twenty years, Dr Imran Waheed is a consultant psychiatrist and looks at what is mental illness and why is it on the increase? How does Islam help us to deal with our mental health and build resilience to deal with the travails of life? And why has the liberal west failed to enhance the human mind? Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal...

Duration:00:51:13

Islamic Economics: Wealth distribution, the rich and investment with Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam

11/11/2019
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This week I ask Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam, a professor and expert in comparative economics from Jerusalem Palestine, to take a look at how Islam deals with the creation of wealth and at the same time address the problem of stagnant money that remains the prize of the rich 1%. It is common in the west to find multi-billionaires hoard vast amounts of wealth or invest their capital in financial markets that have little impact upon the real productive economy. It was the meltdown of these markets...

Duration:00:39:18

Islamic Economics: Poverty, Inequality and Zakah with Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam

11/3/2019
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This week I talk to Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam, an academic and thinker of Islamic and comparative economics and a university professor from Jerusalem Palestine. We take a look at how Islamic Economics differs from the dominant liberal economic order that creates enormous wealth inequalities and perpetuates poverty. Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here...

Duration:01:01:34

Explainer: Turkey and Syria

10/27/2019
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This week we take a quick look at the announcement today of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the actions of Erdogan of Turkey in Syria. Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B6WZTV3E6LUYN&source=url And read my write-up for this programme, including my thoughts on the interview on my Medium page -...

Duration:00:11:47

Understanding Secularism – with Uthman Badr

10/22/2019
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This week I talk to Uthman Badr, academic, speaker and activist from Sydney Australia, on secularism, its origins, meaning and its impact upon the Muslim World. Follow the programme on Twitter@thinking_muslim https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B6WZTV3E6LUYN&source=url And read my write-up for this programme, including my thoughts on the interview on my Medium...

Duration:01:06:37

A 'Suspect Community' - Britain's Muslims and the spectre of fear with Dr Asim Qureshi

10/4/2019
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This week I talk to Asim Qureshi, Research Director at the advocacy group CAGE, on the securitisation of the Muslim community and the making of an ‘enemy within’. Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim [https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim] Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B6WZTV3E6LUYN&source=url] And read my write-up for this programme, including my thoughts on the interview on my...

Duration:00:56:10

Enslaved African Muslims to America: the untold story - with Hakeem Muhammad

9/22/2019
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My guest this week is Hakeem Muhammad, he argues that narratives about the slave trade barely mention the Muslim origin of many African’s that were enslaved, their courageous attempts to remain Muslim despite severe repression and indeed the role Islam played as a basis of defiance and the driver behind many of the slave rebellions on plantations. Hakeem charts the role of Christianity in legitimising slavery but also how forcible conversions were used to pacify slaves. For Hakeem, the...

Duration:01:08:45

Islamophobia and the challenge of liberalism - with Daniel Haqiqatjou

9/17/2019
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This week I talk to Daniel Haqiqatjou from the United States to discuss Islamophobia and the Muslim response to it and the challenge of liberalism. Daniel is a Muslim academic and founder of the US-based Alasna institute. He writes at Muslimskeptic.com and his thoughts are featured in a number of media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Aljazeera, Public Discourse and Mashable. He is a speaker for the Muslim Debate initiative, where you may find many links to lectures he...

Duration:00:51:57

Brexit Explored: A Conversation with Dr Imran Waheed

9/8/2019
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@thinking_muslim For over three years, Britain’s political establishment and much of the country has been in, what can only described as political meltdown. The 2016 referendum called by David Cameron resulted in the extraordinary outcome to leave the EU, despite all political predictions to the contrary. Since then Britain has been battling with the issue, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, negotiating a deal that was rejected on three separate occasions by Parliament, the...

Duration:01:00:55

What Does Islam Teach us about Wealth? - Hasan al-Hasan

9/2/2019
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This week we look at Islam’s perspective on wealth. In many ways how we view wealth and its accumulation has an impact on how we think, our likes and dislikes and how we engage with the world. It is accepted that religious people shun wealth, "the meek will inherit the earth" is the famous biblical passage. Many Muslims also have an uneasy relationship with wealth, it is often associated with fahisha (transgressions) and taqabbur (arrogance), and too much wealth leads to extravagance, hassad...

Duration:00:42:46

Modi's Hindutva - A living nightmare for Muslims - with Fadl Hejazi

8/25/2019
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This week I speak to Fadl Hejazi, an India based academic in Islamic sciences, currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the energy economies of the Arab world. Fadl has extensively travelled across India and he is also a regular visitor to Kashmir. In this second part podcast, more than 2-weeks since the Indian government’s actions in Kashmir, I want to explore the doctrine that underpins Modi’s India, known as Hindutva and its impact upon the countries Muslims. It is oft-forgotten, that...

Duration:00:53:03

The Kashmir Crisis Explained with Dr Omar Khan

8/19/2019
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This week on The Thinking Muslim Podcast I interview Dr Omar Khan, a political analyst and expert in South Asian affairs. Dr Khan provides a fascinating understanding of the political and geopolitical reasons behind PM Modi of India’s decision to repeal Article 370 and 35A that has led to an almost total lockdown in the region. He takes a deep dive into why Modi decided to take this move now, the dilemma of Pakistan’s government led by Imran Khan, how China views the crisis and most...

Duration:01:05:24

The plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang - with Arslan Hidayat

8/12/2019
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This week we shall be looking at the situation of the Muslim’s in China. Welcome to the first podcast of The Thinking Muslim, follow the show on @thinking_muslim and do remember to subscribe. For the past few years news about the plight of the Uyghurs in the restive north-western region of Xinjiang, known as East Turkestan, has gradually worsened. The destruction of Mosques; the use of technology to monitor every movement of the population, the banning of fasting in Ramadan, the introduction...

Duration:00:46:59

Trailer - The Thinking Muslim Podcast

7/3/2019
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The idea behind this podcast was born out of a realisation that the although great Islamic content can be found on the internet generally and via podcasts specifically, this content sometimes lacks depth. If you, like me, value the need to explore a topic from first principles, attempting to look beyond the surface level idea then inshallah this is a podcast for you. I am an academic by profession and value the requirement to create a space for understanding beyond the hyperbole that...

Duration:00:02:06