The Greed for Ilm Podcast

This episode I continue the Listener Emails with part 5. I share a follow up email from Listener Emails part 4, a letter I received from a listener with GREAT news, and some kind words from Europe! Want to be on the podcast? I keep all senders, and their location, anonymous so don’t worry. If...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

This episode I am joined by Dr Abdul El Sayed. Dr. El Sayed is Executive Director & Health Officer, Detroit Health Department, City of Detroit. We talk about a wide range of topics including his background, education, what inspired him to get into local government, the Flint water crisis and more. Some Links and Topics...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

This episode I have the “God father of MMA Pakistan”, brother Bashir Ahmad. Bashir shares his wild journey into becoming a Mixed Martial Artist. Some Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode Bashir Ahmad Facebook Twitter CTE (brain damage) His time spent in Thailand His two gyms in Pakistan You can listen to more episodes here.

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

This episode is my first episode back after a LONG hiatus! I want to dedicate this episode to explaining where I’ve been over the past year and what I’ve been busy doing. More episodes to come soon inshallah! I appreciate all the emails, tweets, letters I received. It’s truly humbling. Thanks again and I’m looking...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

This episode I continue the “Listener Emails” series and read a handful of emails sent in by listeners of this podcast. It’s an interesting batch of emails this time around. A catholic from Jordan, a convert in England to an Australian Muslim mother who’s worried about her sons. Oh! There’s a father and son team...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 10:41am EST

This episode I am back with TV presenter, journalist and author sister Kristiane Backer. She is author of a book called, “From MTV to Mecca” which chronicles her journey to Islam. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, MTV was the “one stop shop” if for musicians, pop stars, celebrities, etc. Kristiane joins me to talk about...

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

I recently came back from a “fact finding mission” to Utah. Utah is known as the “Mormon State” and I thought it would be neat to visit for a few days and meet as many Muslims as I can. I share my experiences this episode and talk about a very sad fact that Muslims face...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Founder of Rafiq and Friends sister Fatehmeh Mashouf joins me to talk about Rafiq and Friends and the importance of teaching our children religious and cultural identity. Fatemeh Mashouf is a litigation attorney living in Los Angeles, California. Before law school, Fatemeh got her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, with a...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

This episode I continue the “Listener Emails” series and read a handful of emails sent in by listeners of this podcast. I keep all senders, and their location, anonymous so don’t worry. If you would like me to read your email in the next episode of “Listener Emails”, send your email to: walid@greedforilm.com or send it via...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Zainab Ismail is a movement therapist, nutritionist and trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry. One thing she does that intrigued me the most is provide her expertise to the Muslim community on a pro-bono basis. She loves to give back. This episode we talk about her background, her awesome DVD collection,...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:38am EST

This episode I continue the “Listener Emails” series and read a handful of emails sent in by listeners of this podcast. I keep all senders, and their location, anonymous so don’t worry. If you would like me to read your email in the next episode of “Listener Emails”, send your email to: walid@greedforilm.com or send it via...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:32am EST

I’m extremely honored to have Dr Mohamed Ghilan back on the podcast. We start by talking about his recent endeavor into podcasting and lessons he’s learned so far. I have always advocated that more Muslims should start a podcast and to see someone like Dr Ghilan start a podcast really makes me happy. Please subscribe...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:18am EST

I am joined by brother Hanif J. Williams. Hanif is a humanitarian, motivator, listener, friend, and hosts a award-winning radio podcast called, “The Hanif J. Williams Show.” Brother Hanif’s passion is in helping not only people in the US but also around the world. He acts as the loving uncle that doesn’t judge but listens....

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:43am EST

Jameel Syed, aka The Muaddhin, is back on the podcast to give us a quick update on his hectic schedule. 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...

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

Dr Fowzia Siddiqui joins me this episode to talk about her younger sister Aafia Siddiqui. As a child Aafia was extremely intelligent, meticulous, had a photographic memory, and had a love for dolls and balloons. In fact, whenever a balloon popped Aafia would cry. Her love for dolls was channeled into her love for children. She later went on to get...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Recently, my cousin and his wife took their daughters to a “meet the author” event where they met Children’s Author, and American Muslim, Hena Khan, author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. After the event they contacted me and asked if I could reach out and invite sister Hena on the podcast. So I did...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:37am EST

Brother Ali is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of Rhymesayers Entertainment. I am humbled to have him on the podcast today. Not only is it my third anniversary of starting this podcast but more importantly Brother Ali accepted Islam twenty three years ago this day. We talk a wide range of topics over...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:23am EST

I started this podcast back on Valentines Day of 2013 (yes, it’s been 3 years since I started this podcast!). 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...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

This episode Dr Paul Craig Roberts, of the Institute Political Economy, joins me to talk about a wide range of political topics. First, we discuss the 2016 candidates and whether any of them are viable in bringing much needed solutions. We also discuss who is behind the “establishment” and what can be done to bring...

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

This episode I have Dr Mohamed Ghilan on the podcast. We talk about his background, the crazy curvy road his life took growing up and how he eventually got on track to receiving his PhD in neuroscience. Dr Ghilan’s knowledge expands beyond neuroscience. He is versed in various aspects of the Islamic sciences relating to Theology and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

This episode Dr Shadee Elmasry joins me. Over the span of an hour and a half we discuss a wide range of topics that are mainly religious in nature and quite controversial such as, whether Muslims are the only ones that go to heaven. Among other topics, Dr. Elmasry shares his views on the newly...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Over the past 3 years, I have received numerous emails from listeners. This episode I read a handful of emails sent in by listeners of this podcast and discuss them. I keep all senders, and their location, anonymous so don’t worry. If you would like me to read your email in the next episode of...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

I am joined by Health Coach Noor H. Salem this episode. She was kind enough to send me a copy of her book, “Sunnah Superfoods” which provides ingredients and recipes that are wholesome, natural and holistic. We discuss her background, how she got interested in nutrition, what being “healthy” means to her as well as benefits...

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

I am joined this episode by Imam Suhaib Webb. We talk about his move from Boston to DC, current projects he has going on such as Center DC and City Sundays and the methodology of seeking Islamic knowledge. About Suhaib Webb Suhaib Webb is an American Muslim Scholar based out of Washington DC. He is...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

I am joined this episode by Yemeni Information Analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy. We talk about the Yemen Crisis. I was referred to Hisham by a past guest of the podcast, Jamila Hanan (episode 15 and 50). My knowledge of the Yemen crisis doesn’t go beyond what I see on mainstream media. In other words, I don’t know...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 10:46am EST

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