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The Thinking Muslim

Muhammad Jalal

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This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us.I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that makeup Islam as a system of thought.

Latest Episodes

A 'Suspect Community' - Britain's Muslims and the spectre offear with Dr Asim Qureshi

This week I talk to Asim Qureshi, Research Director at the advocacy group CAGE, on the securitisation of the Muslim community and the making of an ‘enemy within’. Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim [https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim] Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here[https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B6WZTV3E6LUYN&source=url] And read my write-up for this programme, including my thoughts on the interview on my Medium page https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/a-suspect-community-britain-s-muslims-and-the-spectre-of-fear-cb5160588c6?sk=16534a59c08a054c089d6f52292c0fba

56 MIN1 weeks ago
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A 'Suspect Community' - Britain's Muslims and the spectre offear with Dr Asim Qureshi

Enslaved African Muslims to America: the untold story - with Hakeem Muhammad

My guest this week is Hakeem Muhammad, he argues that narratives about the slave trade barely mention the Muslim origin of many African’s that were enslaved, their courageous attempts to remain Muslim despite severe repression and indeed the role Islam played as a basis of defiance and the driver behind many of the slave rebellions on plantations. Hakeem charts the role of Christianity in legitimising slavery but also how forcible conversions were used to pacify slaves. For Hakeem, the advent of liberalism did little to reverse this racialised world view, he suggests early liberal philosophers like Locke and Kant were proponents of slavery and talked openly about subjugating African’s in pursuit of economic gain. Hakeem Muhammad is from the Southside of Chicago and is the founder and president of the Black Dawah Network. Please remember to follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim Also you may want to read my writeup of this week's show as well as leave a comment on Medium https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/enslaved-african-muslims-to-america-the-untold-story-d9725ca18218?sk=bab6f7a1d3566fb850abdb678a7336e0

68 MIN3 weeks ago
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Enslaved African Muslims to America: the untold story - with Hakeem Muhammad

Islamophobia and the challenge of liberalism - with Daniel Haqiqatjou

This week I talk to Daniel Haqiqatjou from the United States to discuss Islamophobia and the Muslim response to it and the challenge of liberalism. Daniel is a Muslim academic and founder of the US-based Alasna institute. He writes at Muslimskeptic.com and his thoughts are featured in a number of media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Aljazeera, Public Discourse and Mashable. He is a speaker for the Muslim Debate initiative, where you may find many links to lectures he has given over the years. He studied physics as an undergraduate at Harvard University and completed graduate studies in philosophy, studying with some of the top physicists and philosophers in the world. He has also studied Islam under many scholars. His study of philosophy has, he argued, enabled him to get an insight into the liberal mindset and consolidated his view that Liberalism is at odds with Islam and that liberal society looks to challenge and change Islam. Follow the show on @thinkin...

51 MINSEP 18
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Islamophobia and the challenge of liberalism - with Daniel Haqiqatjou

Brexit Explored: A Conversation with Dr Imran Waheed

@thinking_muslim For over three years, Britain’s political establishment and much of the country has been in, what can only described as political meltdown. The 2016 referendum called by David Cameron resulted in the extraordinary outcome to leave the EU, despite all political predictions to the contrary. Since then Britain has been battling with the issue, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, negotiating a deal that was rejected on three separate occasions by Parliament, the resignation of Theresa May and now what seems like a flailing Boris Johnson administration. Is Britain on a course to make the worst political decision since the Suez Crisis in 1956, that may potentially tip it into a recession and in the words of former PM John Major, reduce its influence in the world. Dr Imran Waheed joins me in conversation to explore Britain’s uneasy relationship with Europe, its current predicament and to speculate about what comes next. As always, please subscribe to The Thinking...

60 MINSEP 9
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Brexit Explored: A Conversation with Dr Imran Waheed

What Does Islam Teach us about Wealth? - Hasan al-Hasan

This week we look at Islam’s perspective on wealth. In many ways how we view wealth and its accumulation has an impact on how we think, our likes and dislikes and how we engage with the world. It is accepted that religious people shun wealth, "the meek will inherit the earth" is the famous biblical passage. Many Muslims also have an uneasy relationship with wealth, it is often associated with fahisha (transgressions) and taqabbur (arrogance), and too much wealth leads to extravagance, hassad (jealousy) and worse. So how does Islam view wealth and how does it view extravagance. Does Islam promise damnation for the rich and salvation for the poor? How should we view the sense of comfort that accompanies wealth with what some may see as religious principles of struggle and hardship? Is our spiritual connection with Allah compromised when we focus on our material needs and desires? To answer these questions this week I have invited Hasan al-Hasan to join us. Hasan is a university lectu...

42 MINSEP 2
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What Does Islam Teach us about Wealth? - Hasan al-Hasan

Modi's Hindutva - A living nightmare for Muslims - with Fadl Hejazi

This week I speak to Fadl Hejazi, an India based academic in Islamic sciences, currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the energy economies of the Arab world. Fadl has extensively travelled across India and he is also a regular visitor to Kashmir. In this second part podcast, more than 2-weeks since the Indian government’s actions in Kashmir, I want to explore the doctrine that underpins Modi’s India, known as Hindutva and its impact upon the countries Muslims. It is oft-forgotten, that after partition in 1947, Pakistan became home to just a portion of India’s Muslims. Those that were left behind have been subject to state and structural disadvantage. Nevermore so than under the Hindu nationalism of Modi’s tenure. You can follow the show on Twitter @thinking_muslim. You can also read the supplementary article accompanying this podcast, on https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim -updated on Monday's - where you may also leave a comment.

53 MINAUG 26
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Modi's Hindutva - A living nightmare for Muslims - with Fadl Hejazi

The Kashmir Crisis Explained with Dr Omar Khan

This week on The Thinking Muslim Podcast I interview Dr Omar Khan, a political analyst and expert in South Asian affairs. Dr Khan provides a fascinating understanding of the political and geopolitical reasons behind PM Modi of India’s decision to repeal Article 370 and 35A that has led to an almost total lockdown in the region. He takes a deep dive into why Modi decided to take this move now, the dilemma of Pakistan’s government led by Imran Khan, how China views the crisis and most importantly how Afghanistan and America’s desperation to end its longest war has a major part to play in the timing of the decision as well as the Trump administration’s belief that Pakistan could do more to end the conflict. Please remember to subscribe using your favourite Podcast app, we are now on Spotify, Google, Apple, TuneIn, Stitcher and all major platforms. To view maps of the region, read the accompanying article and continue the discussion, go to https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/podcast-the-kashmir-crisis-explained-3c1eb7d8e991?sk=fa4293a968a7faea996bc5901ec004c5 Or follow me on Twitter @thinking_muslim.

65 MINAUG 19
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The Kashmir Crisis Explained with Dr Omar Khan

The plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang - with Arslan Hidayat

This week we shall be looking at the situation of the Muslim’s in China. Welcome to the first podcast of The Thinking Muslim, follow the show on @thinking_muslim and do remember to subscribe. For the past few years news about the plight of the Uyghurs in the restive north-western region of Xinjiang, known as East Turkestan, has gradually worsened. The destruction of Mosques; the use of technology to monitor every movement of the population, the banning of fasting in Ramadan, the introduction of Han Chinese visitors to each home to observe the family unit, the closing of Islamic seminaries have all been documented as the Chinese state attempts to disassociate Islam from the daily practice of ordinary believers. But it is the introduction of camps, what the Chinese government euphuistically calls ‘re-education centres that have focussed minds around the world that nothing less than the annihilation of an entire religious and cultural identity is taking place in full view of the inte...

46 MINAUG 12
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The plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang - with Arslan Hidayat

Trailer - The Thinking Muslim Podcast

The idea behind this podcast was born out of a realisation that the although great Islamic content can be found on the internet generally and via podcasts specifically, this content sometimes lacks depth. If you, like me, value the need to explore a topic from first principles, attempting to look beyond the surface level idea then inshallah this is a podcast for you. I am an academic by profession and value the requirement to create a space for understanding beyond the hyperbole that dominates modern discourse on Islam. Over the coming weeks, I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that make up Islam as a thought system. We shall be exploring the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic economics, history, its application to the contemporary situation as well as how it informs Muslims to explore international relations. Please subscribe and we shall soon be up and running. It's worth adding, this podcast may also help non-Muslims that seek to understand Islam.

2 MINJUL 4
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Latest Episodes

A 'Suspect Community' - Britain's Muslims and the spectre offear with Dr Asim Qureshi

This week I talk to Asim Qureshi, Research Director at the advocacy group CAGE, on the securitisation of the Muslim community and the making of an ‘enemy within’. Follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim [https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim] Donate to help us promote the podcast using PayPal here[https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B6WZTV3E6LUYN&source=url] And read my write-up for this programme, including my thoughts on the interview on my Medium page https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/a-suspect-community-britain-s-muslims-and-the-spectre-of-fear-cb5160588c6?sk=16534a59c08a054c089d6f52292c0fba

56 MIN1 weeks ago
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A 'Suspect Community' - Britain's Muslims and the spectre offear with Dr Asim Qureshi

Enslaved African Muslims to America: the untold story - with Hakeem Muhammad

My guest this week is Hakeem Muhammad, he argues that narratives about the slave trade barely mention the Muslim origin of many African’s that were enslaved, their courageous attempts to remain Muslim despite severe repression and indeed the role Islam played as a basis of defiance and the driver behind many of the slave rebellions on plantations. Hakeem charts the role of Christianity in legitimising slavery but also how forcible conversions were used to pacify slaves. For Hakeem, the advent of liberalism did little to reverse this racialised world view, he suggests early liberal philosophers like Locke and Kant were proponents of slavery and talked openly about subjugating African’s in pursuit of economic gain. Hakeem Muhammad is from the Southside of Chicago and is the founder and president of the Black Dawah Network. Please remember to follow the programme on Twitter @thinking_muslim Also you may want to read my writeup of this week's show as well as leave a comment on Medium https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/enslaved-african-muslims-to-america-the-untold-story-d9725ca18218?sk=bab6f7a1d3566fb850abdb678a7336e0

68 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Enslaved African Muslims to America: the untold story - with Hakeem Muhammad

Islamophobia and the challenge of liberalism - with Daniel Haqiqatjou

This week I talk to Daniel Haqiqatjou from the United States to discuss Islamophobia and the Muslim response to it and the challenge of liberalism. Daniel is a Muslim academic and founder of the US-based Alasna institute. He writes at Muslimskeptic.com and his thoughts are featured in a number of media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, Aljazeera, Public Discourse and Mashable. He is a speaker for the Muslim Debate initiative, where you may find many links to lectures he has given over the years. He studied physics as an undergraduate at Harvard University and completed graduate studies in philosophy, studying with some of the top physicists and philosophers in the world. He has also studied Islam under many scholars. His study of philosophy has, he argued, enabled him to get an insight into the liberal mindset and consolidated his view that Liberalism is at odds with Islam and that liberal society looks to challenge and change Islam. Follow the show on @thinkin...

51 MINSEP 18
Comments
Islamophobia and the challenge of liberalism - with Daniel Haqiqatjou

Brexit Explored: A Conversation with Dr Imran Waheed

@thinking_muslim For over three years, Britain’s political establishment and much of the country has been in, what can only described as political meltdown. The 2016 referendum called by David Cameron resulted in the extraordinary outcome to leave the EU, despite all political predictions to the contrary. Since then Britain has been battling with the issue, triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, negotiating a deal that was rejected on three separate occasions by Parliament, the resignation of Theresa May and now what seems like a flailing Boris Johnson administration. Is Britain on a course to make the worst political decision since the Suez Crisis in 1956, that may potentially tip it into a recession and in the words of former PM John Major, reduce its influence in the world. Dr Imran Waheed joins me in conversation to explore Britain’s uneasy relationship with Europe, its current predicament and to speculate about what comes next. As always, please subscribe to The Thinking...

60 MINSEP 9
Comments
Brexit Explored: A Conversation with Dr Imran Waheed

What Does Islam Teach us about Wealth? - Hasan al-Hasan

This week we look at Islam’s perspective on wealth. In many ways how we view wealth and its accumulation has an impact on how we think, our likes and dislikes and how we engage with the world. It is accepted that religious people shun wealth, "the meek will inherit the earth" is the famous biblical passage. Many Muslims also have an uneasy relationship with wealth, it is often associated with fahisha (transgressions) and taqabbur (arrogance), and too much wealth leads to extravagance, hassad (jealousy) and worse. So how does Islam view wealth and how does it view extravagance. Does Islam promise damnation for the rich and salvation for the poor? How should we view the sense of comfort that accompanies wealth with what some may see as religious principles of struggle and hardship? Is our spiritual connection with Allah compromised when we focus on our material needs and desires? To answer these questions this week I have invited Hasan al-Hasan to join us. Hasan is a university lectu...

42 MINSEP 2
Comments
What Does Islam Teach us about Wealth? - Hasan al-Hasan

Modi's Hindutva - A living nightmare for Muslims - with Fadl Hejazi

This week I speak to Fadl Hejazi, an India based academic in Islamic sciences, currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the energy economies of the Arab world. Fadl has extensively travelled across India and he is also a regular visitor to Kashmir. In this second part podcast, more than 2-weeks since the Indian government’s actions in Kashmir, I want to explore the doctrine that underpins Modi’s India, known as Hindutva and its impact upon the countries Muslims. It is oft-forgotten, that after partition in 1947, Pakistan became home to just a portion of India’s Muslims. Those that were left behind have been subject to state and structural disadvantage. Nevermore so than under the Hindu nationalism of Modi’s tenure. You can follow the show on Twitter @thinking_muslim. You can also read the supplementary article accompanying this podcast, on https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim -updated on Monday's - where you may also leave a comment.

53 MINAUG 26
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Modi's Hindutva - A living nightmare for Muslims - with Fadl Hejazi

The Kashmir Crisis Explained with Dr Omar Khan

This week on The Thinking Muslim Podcast I interview Dr Omar Khan, a political analyst and expert in South Asian affairs. Dr Khan provides a fascinating understanding of the political and geopolitical reasons behind PM Modi of India’s decision to repeal Article 370 and 35A that has led to an almost total lockdown in the region. He takes a deep dive into why Modi decided to take this move now, the dilemma of Pakistan’s government led by Imran Khan, how China views the crisis and most importantly how Afghanistan and America’s desperation to end its longest war has a major part to play in the timing of the decision as well as the Trump administration’s belief that Pakistan could do more to end the conflict. Please remember to subscribe using your favourite Podcast app, we are now on Spotify, Google, Apple, TuneIn, Stitcher and all major platforms. To view maps of the region, read the accompanying article and continue the discussion, go to https://medium.com/@thinkingmuslim/podcast-the-kashmir-crisis-explained-3c1eb7d8e991?sk=fa4293a968a7faea996bc5901ec004c5 Or follow me on Twitter @thinking_muslim.

65 MINAUG 19
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The Kashmir Crisis Explained with Dr Omar Khan

The plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang - with Arslan Hidayat

This week we shall be looking at the situation of the Muslim’s in China. Welcome to the first podcast of The Thinking Muslim, follow the show on @thinking_muslim and do remember to subscribe. For the past few years news about the plight of the Uyghurs in the restive north-western region of Xinjiang, known as East Turkestan, has gradually worsened. The destruction of Mosques; the use of technology to monitor every movement of the population, the banning of fasting in Ramadan, the introduction of Han Chinese visitors to each home to observe the family unit, the closing of Islamic seminaries have all been documented as the Chinese state attempts to disassociate Islam from the daily practice of ordinary believers. But it is the introduction of camps, what the Chinese government euphuistically calls ‘re-education centres that have focussed minds around the world that nothing less than the annihilation of an entire religious and cultural identity is taking place in full view of the inte...

46 MINAUG 12
Comments
The plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang - with Arslan Hidayat

Trailer - The Thinking Muslim Podcast

The idea behind this podcast was born out of a realisation that the although great Islamic content can be found on the internet generally and via podcasts specifically, this content sometimes lacks depth. If you, like me, value the need to explore a topic from first principles, attempting to look beyond the surface level idea then inshallah this is a podcast for you. I am an academic by profession and value the requirement to create a space for understanding beyond the hyperbole that dominates modern discourse on Islam. Over the coming weeks, I hope to engage a number of thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that make up Islam as a thought system. We shall be exploring the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic economics, history, its application to the contemporary situation as well as how it informs Muslims to explore international relations. Please subscribe and we shall soon be up and running. It's worth adding, this podcast may also help non-Muslims that seek to understand Islam.

2 MINJUL 4
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Trailer - The Thinking Muslim Podcast
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