The Greed for Ilm Podcast

This episode of the Greed for Ilm Podcast, I talk about the recent news of China restricting fasting during Ramadan in the Muslim Xinjiang province, also known as Uyghur region. The article, by Quartz Asia Correspondent Heather Timmons, is titled: “China has banned Ramadan for many Muslims in Xinjiang.” I address a couple misleading points. One...

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I came across this NBC article so I decided to do a quick solo podcast. The article is written by Amna Nawaz and is titled: “Ramadan Forces Muslim World Cup Players to Decide: Religion or Sports?” Should Muslim football players fast during Ramadan is not the question here. There are two points I discuss in this episode....

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This episode Abdikadir Omar talks about his life growing up in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. According to UNHCR (as of May 2014), the Dadaab refugee camp has 339,000 registered refugees. Abdikadir estimates that the combined number of registered and non-registered refugees is closer to 500,000. This episode we talk about what...

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Filmmaker and Author Tariq Jalil joins us this episode to talk about his recent book, “Islam Plain and Simple.” Jalil addresses modern day misconceptions facing Islam in the West. His book offers valuable insight into some of Islam’s most controversial topics such as the Prophet’s life, hijab, polygamy, women’s’ rights and terrorism. Jalil stresses that in...

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Dale Stephens, author of “Hacking Your Education” and Founder of Uncollege.org joins us this episode. Stephens is what one would call a “hackademic.” He left traditional schooling at the age of 12 but has been acquiring knowledge through unconventional ways ever since. Surprisingly, his college educated parents were, and continue to be, very supportive. Stephens shares...

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