The Greed for Ilm Podcast

Jameel Syed, aka The Muaddhin, joins me this episode to talk about his plans for 2016. He was on the podcast last year when he talked about his “50 Mosques in 35 Days” journey across the United States. Brother Syed started his historic journey on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 and trekked all 50 States in...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Jennifer Williams, Deputy Foreign Editor at VOX.com, joins me this episode. We start the podcast by talking about the recent “militia” take over of a government wildlife refuge in Oregon and the similarities between ISIS and extremist right-wing Christian fundamentalist. Jennifer blogged about the militia standoff on Vox after seeing no mainstream media outlet reporting...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:26am EST

This episode I talk about an equivalently violent threat we face here in the US that is similarly dangerous as ISIS is. White ISIS. There is a similar mentality when it comes to “fundamentalist-extremists” regardless of religious, race or cultural differences. Links & Questions In This Episode Trevor Noah: Trump is “White ISIS” Trump: Ban...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Roughly 10 years ago I came across a video of a man who was sitting on the edge of a plane couple thousand feet in the sky. He had some type of metal wing pack on his back and then to my surprise he jumped out of the plane. After a couple seconds of, what...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:26am EST

Registered dietitian nutritionist Nour Zibdeh joins me this episode to talk about her background and all things related to nutrition and diet. The amount of sugar, salt and fat we eat on a daily basis is most likely causing our every day ailments like fatigue and migraines. Like the saying goes, “we are what we eat.”...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Afghan American Filmmaker Ali Baluch joins me this episode to talk about his background and how he fell in love with filmmaking. Links Mentioned In This Episode @baluchx (Twitter) Youtube Instagram You can listen to more episodes here.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Relationship Consultant Yasmin E. Nassiry of Opportunities for Happiness joins me to talk about her background, education, what got her into starting a relationship consultant business and more. Topics and Links Mentioned In This Episode @Opp4Happ (Twitter) Opportunities for Happiness (Website) Facebook Social media and finding your soulmate Other match-making websites You can listen to more episodes here.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:16am EST

Journalist Yvonne Ridley joins me this episode to talk about the story behind her acceptance of Islam. Allah leads people to Islam in many different and unique ways. Yvonne’s path to Islam was a true example of that. We also talk about the unfortunate Paris attacks and mainstream media’s fascination with perpetuating Islamophobia. About Yvonne Ridley Yvonne Ridley...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:03am EST

This episode I talk about the tragic events that took place this past Friday in Paris, France leaving 129 people dead and 352 wounded at the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade de France and at least two restaurants. All this was done in the name of Islam. A truly sad world we live in when...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:24am EST

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently came out with a report classifying red meat as a “group 1” carcinegen. Dr Tim Byers is Director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health and Professor at the University of Colorado. He joins me today to help...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:35am EST

Omar AbdelRahim is a US Navy disabled veteran, active member of the burke Muslim community. Elizabeth Schultz is member of the Fairfax County School Board representing the Springfield District. Earlier this year, the Fairfax County School Board modified their discrimination policy to include “gender identity.” Now obviously, no kid, no matter if they are gay, straight, etc. should be...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Jameel Syed, aka The Muaddhin, joins me this episode to talk about his “50 Mosques in 35 Days” journey across the United States. A “Muaddhin” is someone who recites the Islamic call to prayer (Adhan). Brother Syed started his historic journey on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 and trekked all 50 States in 35 days, ending...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:42am EST

Reverend Graylan Hagler, Pastor at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington DC, joins me this episode to talk about his January 2014 trip to Palestine. Reverend Hagler shares not only his experience during his 2014 trip to Palestine, but compares it to his first trip to Palestine 40 years earlier. Some Topics Mentioned...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:52am EST

This episode I talk about the real insider threat facing American Muslims children today that is most often overlooked. You can listen to more episodes here.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:55am EST

I am joined by Dr Jonathan Brown and he addresses the Birmingham University Quran Manuscripts that were recently carbon dated to 568 and 645. Some people say it predated the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Dr. Brown addresses this concern and more. About Dr Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:30am EST

This episode of the Greed for Ilm podcast I talk about Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old Muslim boy from Texas, who recently got arrested because his school thought his clock invention was a “bomb.” You can follow me on Twitter @greedforilm You can listen to more episodes here.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 6:45am EST

On September 11, 2015, a crane fell at the Hajj at the Grand Mosque (The Kaaba) in Saudi Arabia killing 107 worshippers and injuring 230, less than two weeks before the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Witnesses say the crane toppled over during a “sandstorm which turned to rainstorm.” Those killed included Indonesian, Indian, Iranian and Egyptian citizens. The reaction on Twitter hasn’t been...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:25am EST

This episode I talk about the Syrian Refugee crisis. Why they don’t go to closer states in the Arab gulf and end up in northern Europe and countries like Iceland. This is such an extremely tragic situation that it takes an Egyptian Telecom billionaire to ask Greece and Italy to buy an island for the...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:24am EST

Murtaza Hussain is a journalist and political commentator for The Intercept. He joins me to talk about his background, work with the Intercept, his views on whether Governments should spy on mosques. You can follow Murtaza on Twitter @MazMHussain About Murtaza Hussain Murtaza Hussain is a journalist and political commentator. His work focuses on human rights, foreign...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:18am EST

I was recently on the Youth Matters Podcast with co-host Brother Faraj Yousef. I had a blast! Even though Faraj is new to the podcast game he treated it like a pro! He asked a wide-range of questions. We covered podcasting, my favorite episode, religion, parenting and more! Enjoy! Links & Topics Mentioned In This Episode...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:04am EST

When I started this podcast back in 2013 I never imagined that I’d be recording episode 150. It is so surreal. This episode is very special! I dedicate this episode to you! If it wasn’t the constant motivational emails, tweets, ratings/reviews, I would have quit long time ago. I thank YOU for being part of...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:32am EST

Haroon Moghul joins me this episode to talk about his latest video titled, “No, ISIS, You’re Not Islamic.” It’s absolutely tragic and unfortunate that the young minds that get duped into joining ISIS believe such horrible acts as rape is justified in Islamic dogma. I’m extremely honored to have Haroon join me this episode to...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:53am EST

I’m joined by NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake. We discuss his background, how he got into the NSA, how he defeated the US govt in exposing their dragnet Trailblazer surveillance program. You can follow Thomas on Twitter @Thomas_Drake1 About Thomas Drake Thomas Andrews Drake is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), a...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:30am EST

This episode I am joined by Nader Azzam, aka BonsaiSky. I’m always happy to have a guest who is down-to-earth. Nader couldn’t be more cool and fun to speak with. He shares a few stories of his travels to Palestine that will blow your mind. He’s a loving husband, father to four beautiful children, and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:22am EST

Singer and Songwriter Zain Bhikha joins me this episode. Just like me, Zain grew up in the 80’s. We share some of our similar childhood experiences. Zain talks about the beginning of his musical career, his full time profession, Michael Jackson, his special workshop entitled “The Art of Creative Expression” and more. You can buy...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:47am EST

My heart goes out to the families of the 5 slain military members of the tragic Chattanooga shooting by 24 year old Mohammad Abdulazeez. Abdulazeez was bipolar and suffered from depression yet Government officials are quick to state that Abdulazeez was a “home grown terrorist.” They don’t address the crucial fact that he was bipolar...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:56am EST

I am extremely excited to have sister Amanda Saab back on the podcast. She was on the podcast before MasterChef Season 6 started back on episode 128. Unfortunately her time was cut short on MasterChef. She joins me to talk about her last day on MasterChef and to answer listener questions. Amanda is the very first Muslim...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Dr Nora Rowley, a Human Rights Advocate for Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, discusses the tragic situation facing the Rohingya Muslims. Dr Rowley updates us on the latest news coming out of Myanmar. From women and their babies disappearing from hospitals to the World Food Program food rations being cut by 10-20%. I’m extremely thankful for people...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:43am EST

We tend to dismiss drug addicts as criminals, weak-willed, losers, (whatever negative word you can imagine). Whenever mainstream media reports on drug addicts it is juxtaposed with a serious crime. As a result, people are programmed to believe this narrative. No one ever addresses WHY people become drug addicts. Why do they resort to these...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Chris AR Blauvelt, Founder of LaunchGood.com, joins me this episode to talk about his background and what inspired him to create a crowd-funding website for the Muslim community. With an official launch of Oct 2013, LaunchGood has an impressive 3 million dollars pledged thus far. It goes to show that the Muslim community can come together to support...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:08am EST

Landon Shroder, a contributor for VICE News, interviews me about an article I wrote it back in February of 2015 titled, “5 Ways To Protect Your Teen From Joining ISIS.” After reading the news of the 3 teens who ran away from their London homes to join ISIS, I found no other option but to express...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:15am EST

I am joined by Femi Oke, co-host of Al-Jazeera’s The Stream. This episode she shares her background, what got her into journalism, how she ended up at Al-Jazeera and more. It’s rare to see a mainstream media news channel provide news that is based on what the watcher suggests. A lot of mainstream media provide around-the-clock news...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:02am EST

I am joined by Ramadan Legacy member Ozzy Majid to talk about their amazing new full featured Ramadan app. There are numerous “Ramadan app” on the market but none like this one. Ramadan Legacy has a unique contemporary sleek look which makes it extremely attractive in a highly competitive app market. Not only is the app’s...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am EST

Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Founder of Youth without Borders, joins me this episode to talk about cars, oil rigs, hijab, and her Ted Talk titled, “What Does My Scarf Mean to You?” which currently has over half a million views. You can follow Yassmin via Twitter @Yassmin_a and contact her via her blog Redefining the Narrative. About Yassmin Abdel-Magied 2015 Queensland...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:10am EST

According to their website, MEMRI “bridges the language gap between West and the Middle East…” I take a deeper look at who is behind MEMRI and how honest are their translations. Back in 2001 I started to notice mainstream media outlets like CNN, FOX News, crediting MEMRI for their arabic translations. The suspicious thing was that...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:16am EST

I have activist DeRay Mckesson on the podcast this episode. He talks about his work in journaling protests all across the US as well as police brutality, race, police corruption, the use of force policy, the current focus of protesters and ways that average citizens can participate in making our society a better and safer...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Mohammed Faris, aka Abu Productive, & founder of ProductiveMuslim.com, talks about his amazing ProductiveRamadan Online Course. Brother Faris, and his team at Productive Muslim, is at the forefront when it comes to providing practical content on increasing your productivity as a Muslim. He is offering his ProductiveRamadan Online Course from June 1st until the first...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:03am EST

Today, I am joined by George Collins, founder and director of Compulsion Solutions. He is also the author of “Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame.” We talk about the harm of pornography and ways to break the cycle. George shares his personal story of being addicted to pornography and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:06am EST

I am honored to have Chris Gunness as my guest this episode. He is the spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA). I contacted Chris out of respect for his Al-Jazeera interview during which he was visually heartbroken. When describing the tragic Israeli bombing of a UN school in which 15 people...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:14am EST

This episode I am joined by sister Sarah Olibah. She is the current MSA President at George Mason University. Sarah is currently in her Junior year and studying to become a Systems Engineer. I am honored to have her on to talk about her role and duty as the MSA President. She also shares the...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:43am EST

This episode I am joined by Designer and Digital Artist Peter Gould. BBC has been quoted as saying, “Peter is among those young urban global Muslims leading the emergence of a new Muslim cool.” Peter shares his journey into becoming the “go-to” man for Islamic organizations and companies around the world. His unique style has...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:01am EST

I’m joined this episode by Laila Alawa who is the Founder and CEO of Coming of Faith. She talks about her educational background and how she started a leading news and media company. Her team of writers publish content on a daily basis which range from taboo topics to everyday issues minorities face. At the young...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:18am EST

I am extremely excited to have sister Amanda Saab on the podcast this episode. She is the very first Muslim to be on Fox’s MasterChef. A clinical social worker by training, Amanda Saab never gave up on her passion for cooking. At the young age of 5 she would enthusiastically help her mother out in the kitchen....

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Lesley Hazleton is a British-American author whose work focuses on the intersection of politics, religion, and history, especially in the Middle East. I initially heard about her from a Ted Talk that she gave called, “On Reading the Quran” that went viral. I am extremely thankful to host a podcast where I can bring on...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Dr. Kevin Barrett joins me this episode to shed light on the current situation in Yemen. The mainstream media portrays the issue in Yemen as being a “Shia vs Sunni” war and Iran arming the Shia Yemeni Houthis. Of course, anyone with an iota of a brain knows you can’t trust the same “news” source...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Alan Hart is an author, former Middle East Chief Correspondent for Independent Television News, and former BBC Panorama presenter specializing in the Middle East. Throughout his career he has interviewed great historical figures like King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Yasser Arafat, President Jimmy Carter, and Golda Meir. For a more in depth look into all...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EST

On March 19, 2015, an Afghan woman by the name of Farkhunda Malikzada was brutally murdered outside the “Shrine of the King of Two Swords” in Kabul, Afghanistan. Initially, the mainstream media reported that Farkhunda burned copies of the Quran, and according to her family, was “mentally ill.” As time went by, the facts started to...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:08am EST

April is National Autism Awareness Month and who better to have on the podcast to talk about autism than sister Zeba Khan. Zeba is founder & director of AutismUAE as well as a mother of three children, a special little boy with autism and two special little girls without. She joins us this episode to talk about special...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Baba Ali is a comedian, games developer, businessman, actor and founder of HalfOurDeen.com. He is the first Muslim YouTuber (back in 2006) and his youtube channel currently has over 75,000 subscribers with over 16 million views. Most recently, Ali has stepped into the wonderful world of podcasting. He has his own podcast called, “The Baba Ali Show” and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Vani Hari is not only the Founder of Food Babe, but a New York Times best-selling author. Her book, “The Food Babe Way” was published on February 10th and it has already garnered over 1600 5-star reviews on Amazon. Time Magazine added her to the list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Vani...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer. Atzmon joins us this episode to share his thoughts on Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last week. Gilad Atzmon can be reached via his website. Follow him on @GiladAtzmon Topics & Links Mentioned in this Episode Include: Reverse the Concert Cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon & The...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:02am EST

Hisham Fageeh, creator of “No Woman, No Drive” joins me this episode to talk about his background and how he got into comedy. You can follow Hisham Fageeh on Twitter via @hishamfageeh and Instagram Topics Mentioned In This Episode: No Woman, No Drive (Youtube Video) Alaa Wardi (Twitter) Bonnaroo Telfaz 11 (Youtube) About Hisham Fageeh Hisham Fageeh was...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Professor William Schabas is an international law expert and he joins us this episode to talk about his resignation from the Chair of UN Inquiry, ICC, Israel, Gaza and more. You can find out more about Professor Schabas by visiting his website here. About Professor William Schabas William A. Schabas is professor of international law at...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Terrorist groups like ISIS uses social media like Twitter to recruit young impressionable minds. They rely on teens who have a “restrictive” household and offer them lies like “freedom, excitement, purpose and belonging.” Teens tend to fall for these lies because their prefrontal cortex is not fully developed. They cannot fully and intelligently judge anything...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:33am EST

Technologist and Serial Entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos joins me this episode to clarify bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. You can follow Andreas Antonopoulos on Twitter via @aantonop and reach out to him via his website here. Topics & Links Mentioned In This Episode: What is Bitcoin? Blockchain.info Bitcoin White Paper (by Satoshi Nakamoto) Airbits (Bitcoin Wallet) Breadwallet (Bitcoint Wallet) Bitcoin Average Bitcoin...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:02am EST

Today’s episode is all about clarifying the misconception that FGM (female genital mutilation) is practiced in Islam. I recently heard a podcast where a “former Muslim” mentioned that FGM is “mandatory under the Shafi’i madhab.” Of course, being Muslim, I was shocked. How can my religion allow such gross acts? How can my religion promote and make...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Anse Tamara Gray, founder of Rabata, joins me to talk about her background, Rabata and Project Lina. The Project Lina Workshop is a 9-session workshop for Muslim female converts to Islam. It is divided into three main modules – Know Yourself, Declare Independence, and Tend Your Ties. These are representative of some of the issues and problems...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:31am EST

I started this podcast back on Valentines Day of 2013. I called the very first podcast episode, “Stupid Valentines Day.” I did not name it that because I think Valentine’s Day is stupid. I named it that because I think the marketing machine behind the “Valentine Day industrial complex” is doing an absolutely cunning job...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:15am EST

This episode I am joined by Princeton Academic Nebil Husayn. He sheds light on numerous questions related to faith vs. spirituality. What is faith? What is the difference between “having faith” and “being spiritual”? Can someone be “spiritual” without having to be “religious”? Husayn answers these questions and more. You can find more about Husayn’s area...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:04am EST

This episode I am joined by Omar Usman, founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. MuslimMatters has done an extremely great job in providing content that the average American Muslim...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:33am EST

Kashmiri Youth Activist Muhammad Faysal joins me this episode to talk about Kashmir. Faysal does an amazing job dissecting the root of the Kashmiri struggle. Despite Kashmir being one of the most militarized areas in the world, they are a people of extremely high hope, dedication, faith and will power. I hope you benefit as much as...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:28am EST

This episode I talk about the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks carried out by lunatic terrorists and its effect not only on French Muslims but Muslims worldwide. I take a deeper look into the mainstream media agenda behind tragedies like this. Topics Mentioned in this Episode Include: David Cameron calls Fox News man “idiot” Charlie Hebdo...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:56am EST

Dr. Norman Finkelstein joins us this episode to talk about Israel, Palestine, Gaza, BDS and what it would take to implement a two-state solution. You can find out more of Dr. Finkelstein’s work by visiting his website. You can also follow him on Twitter @NormFinkelstein Purchasing Dr. Finkelstein’s Books: “Method and Madness” (2015) can be purchased on OR Books Paperback “Old...

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Direct download: Episode108.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:10am EST

This is the first episode of 2015! What better way to start the new year than with Author and Financial Commentator Peter Schiff to talk about the economy. I am very pleased to have him on to talk about what we should be expecting in the near future. With gas prices at an all time...

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Direct download: Episode107.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:28am EST

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