The Greed for Ilm Podcast (GFI Podcast)

Welcome to episode 217 of the GFI Podcast! This episode I share a few tips on how to attend college for FREE!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Welcome to the 9th episode of UNCUT! Another trip down memory lane. I'm sure you will connect with my "Ah Goood Wawn" story!

 

 

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Welcome to episode 216 of the GFI Podcast! This episode I continue the Listener Emails series with part 9. Enjoy! 

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:19am EST

Welcome to episode 215 of the GFI Podcast! This episode I talk with sister Aneesa Husain, PA-C.

Aneesa was born and raised in Dallas, TX and initially got interested in urology after working as a research technician at UT Southwestern Medical Center in a kidney cancer lab. After receiving her PA degree, she joined an independent practice in Austin, where she spent 3 years doing general urology and assisting in the operating room. She has the opportunity to continue practicing urology, which she loves, at USMD.

In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, eating, sewing, and spending time with her friends and huge family in Dallas, TX.

 

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Welcome to the 8th episode of UNCUT! This episode I talk about WD40, and how today was one of the hardest days of my life.

 

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

Welcome to the 7th episode of UNCUT! This episode I talk about;

  • baby names
  • beauty bloggers on IG
  • the most worthless thing ever
  • dreams
  • I play one of the first beats that we submitted to Rihanna's A&R and got a call back from (make sure you got headphones on!)

ENJOY!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Welcome to the 6th episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. This episode I talk about pedophiles, lawn mowers, I dive deeper into my time in the music business and another segment of, "Prrrt News." Enjoy!

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Until the next episode...peace!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Welcome to the 5th episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. This episode I talk about pets, my baby's gender reveal, how I overcame my fear of public speaking, I dive deeper into my time in the music business and and another segment of, "Prrrt News." Enjoy!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Welcome to the 4th episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. This episode I talk about evil Muslims, the new pet rock, Nigerian Princes-es?!, and another segment of, "Prrrt News." Enjoy!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

Welcome to the third episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. This episode I talk about Bourdain, the most outrageous LinkedIn video (the Indian Jason Bourne), pear-shaped Saudi men, and another segment of, "Prrrt News." Enjoy!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Welcome to the VERY second episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. I talk about tech support, the fastest way to seat people on an airplane, introduce you to a new segment called, "Prrrt News" and more. Enjoy!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Welcome to the VERY first episode of UNCUT! A quick, UNCUT, glimpse into how I see the world. I talk about turning FORTY, and growing less younger (aka older), Uber pet peeve and more. Enjoy!

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Anne Jenett is a Wife, Mother, Spiritual Being, Holistic Success & Leadership Coach for Women Social Entrepreneurs. Anne is also the Creator of the 'Heal Your Self Method' & PowerTransformation Facilitator at Unfold Your Dream.

You can follow Sister Anne Jenett on Facebook.

If you would like to be part of Greed for Ilm's newest endeavor in creating a group / forum to help aspiring female entrepreneurs then please reach out to me! I'd love to have you join and be part of the initiative. Feel free to contact me via Twitter, Contact Page, or email (walid@greedforilm.com)

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Back in 2016, Dr Altaf Saadi published a Huffington Post blog titled, "I Thought My Ivy League Degrees Would Protect Me From Bigotry. I Was Wrong."

Dr. Saadi's article hit home with me as my wife is a nurse and I am, unfortunately, very familiar with hearing stories of patients making racist and Islamophobic remarks.

Dr. Saadi joins me this episode to share her experiences as a Muslim in the healthcare field as well as tips for other professionals facing racism, bigotry in the work place.

About Dr. Saadi

Dr. Altaf Saadi is a neurology Chief Resident at the Partners Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School, where she completed a thesis about preventive health practices among refugee women at a local Boston community health center. Her community involvements included leading a student group providing social services to refugee families and serving as a counselor for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. In recognition of her work, she received the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Community Service Award.

You can follow Dr. Saadi on Twitter @AltafSaadiMD

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

This episode I continue the "Listener Emails" series with Part 8.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

This episode I continue the "Listener Emails" series with Part 7.

If you would like to be part of this podcast series, feel free to email me using the contact page, or email: walid@greedforilm.com

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

This episode I continue the "Listener Emails" series with Part 6.

If you would like to be part of this podcast series, feel free to email me using the contact page, or email: walid@greedforilm.com

As usual, I will keep your identity unanimous, unless you specify otherwise (i.e. You would like me to promote your work).

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

This interview is with author and publisher, Dana Salim. As a young child, Dana had a passion for reading and dreamt of becoming an author. After some encouragement from her husband and family, she decided to pursue her life-long dream. In August of 2016, Dana and her husband founded DS Publishing and since then have published their children's book series "Yousuf's Everyday Adventures" which includes two titles "Dreamland with Mommy" and "Beautifully Different."

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

This interview is with dedicated author, Asmaa Hussein. Her book, "A Temporary Gift: Reflections on Love, Loss, and Healing" journals the tragic loss of her beloved husband Amr Kassem. On Friday, August 16, 2013, Asmaa's husband Amr attended a peaceful protest in Egypt. An Egyptian army sniper shot and killed him, leaving a woman widowed and a child fatherless. One thing Asmaa has learned over these years is that Allah has your back. No matter what tragedy befalls us, we must always put our reliance in Allah and trust that He knows what is best for us.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

Poet and Activist Mona Haydar joins me this episode to talk about her background, "Ask a Muslim", recent viral video and future projects. Prior to the release of her viral hit video, "Hijabi" (currently over 1.1M views on YouTube), her husband Sebastian and her decided to setup a stand in Cambridge, Massachusetts with signs that read "Ask a Muslim", "Talk to a Muslim", "free coffee and donuts", and "free conversation" encouraging open dialogue. Mona shares her upcoming video called "Dog", which addresses the current problem of Muslim men in positions of power preying on young women.

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

This interview is with dedicated Muslimah, Heraa Hashmi. She is a 19 year old Colorado college student, who had an encounter with her classmate during a group project. Her classmate asked, "why do Muslims not condemn terrorism?" That simple question was part of a myraid of questions / comments that had propelled her to find evidence that Muslims are "in fact" condemning acts of terror. That night at home, Heraa started to do some "googling" and soon compiled a list of Muslims, a huge focus was on American Muslims, condemning terrorism. Over the next few weeks, that list grew to over 700 pages. At the suggestion of a friend, she tweeted out her work..and as they say, "the rest is history."

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

This episode, I am joined by Ranya Shbeib, co-founder of Muslim Foster Care Association. True modern-day heros, Ranya Shbeib and Sameena Zahoor founded Muslim Foster Care Association to provide a support network for Muslim foster parents, educate the Muslim community about other opportunities to support foster families and foster kids (i.e. mentoring, tutoring, social work), and most importantly raise awareness about the growing number of Muslim children in the foster care system.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

 

I am joined by Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin, an American Muslim. Educated in the United States and longing to find an intimate book in English on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Dr. Meraj, an American physician dedicated himself for 13 years to complete his book, Revelation. In this conversation, he shares the inspiration behind his quest for learning more about the Prophet and his hope of increasing even more love for the Prophet (pbuh) in others.

To gain a stronger understanding of the Quran, we must first learn as much as possible about he who was the "embodiment" of the Quran. Our beloved, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

I am joined by Hadi Shakuur, Co-Founder and CEO of Muzbnb.com. He shares his background, and the reason behind starting a "Muslim Airbnb." Muzbnb offers a platform for Muslim hosts and travelers to keep their hard-earned money within the community, build and expand our social network as well as provide piece of mind when traveling. Our younger generation will thank us for providing a great service like Muzbnb.

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Relationship Consultant Yasmin E. Nassiry, of Opportunities for Happiness, joins me back on the podcast to talk about her recent venture, YasGuru. She recently published the first episode of her "Love Notes" series called, "Young and Dream." If you're wondering why you haven't found your "soulmate" then you must listen to this episode.

Topics and Links Mentioned In This Episode

  • @Opp4Happ (Twitter)
  • @Yas_Guru (Twitter)
  • YasGuru (Website)
  • Facebook
  • YasGuru Youtube
  • Hotness does not equate to compatibility
  • Marriage choice shouldn't be about things that someone didn't choose. Height, skin color, or how much hair they have on their head
  • The mechanics of attraction shift as you get older
  • Why is it hard to get to know yourself? We live in a society where there's not enough quiet, not enough responsibility for young people, and no place for a Higher Spiritual Being
  • Marriage is a means, it's not an end. Having a stable life at home allows you to get on with it, and do what you were placed on this earth to do
  • How do you become self-reflective?
  • You want electricity, but you don't want to get electrocuted

 

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Tarek El-Messidi, Founder of CelebrateMercy, joins me this episode to talk about his background, what sparked Celebrate Mercy, and the great work they are doing to battle not only Islamophobia, but anti-Semitism as well. Tarek's Launchgood campaign to raise money for the vandalized jewish cemeterires, Tarek is showing people that Muslims can/do come together to support people in need regardless of their religion, race, color, etc. That is our Islamic duty. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

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

American Muslim and Children’s Author Hena Khan joins me to talk about her newest book, “Amina’s Voice.” I am very excited to have her back on the podcast to talk about her book, the long and arduous writing process, what she would like readers to take away from the book and more. Some Links and Topics...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:12am EST

Registered dietitian nutritionist Nour Zibdeh joins me this episode to talk about the gut. I think the gut is one of the most overlooked organs in the body, but at the same time one of the most crucial. Nour joins me this episode to dive deep into what the gut is, what role it plays...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Hunter Maats, co-host of the Mixed Mental Arts podcast, joins me to talk about what athiests and members of ISIS have in common. Hunter was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and stirred up controversy when he likened Sam Harris and his “new atheist” followers to Baghadadi and his ISIS followers. I’m glad...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:14pm 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: 11:04am EST

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

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