The Greed for Ilm Podcast (gfi podcast)

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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Direct download: Episode210.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

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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Direct download: Episode209.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

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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Direct download: Episode208.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

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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Direct download: Episode207.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

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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Direct download: Episode206.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

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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Direct download: Episode205.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

 

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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Direct download: Episode204.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

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.

Some Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode

 

2 Awesome Ways to Support Greed for Ilm

1. If you shop on Amazon (who doesn't), click here and make your purchases. Amazon kicks back a fraction of your total to me for referring traffic there way.

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Direct download: Episode203.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

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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Direct download: Episode202.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

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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2 Awesome Ways to Support Greed for Ilm

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Direct download: Episode201.mp3
Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT