Muhammad Faysal Kashmir

EP 110 – Muhammad Faysal Talks About Kashmir

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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Norman Finkelstein

EP 108 – Dr. Norman Finkelstein

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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Haleh Banani

EP 106 – Haleh Banani On Achieving Goals

With 2015 right around the corner and resolutions being created, what better way to end 2014 than with an episode on setting goals? Psychologist Haleh Banani joins us this episode to talk about achieving goals. From the importance of setting goals to dealing with procrastination, Sister Haleh answers all the crucial questions that help better…

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Cynthia McKinney

EP 105 – Cynthia McKinney Talks About Libya

Cynthia McKinney joins us this episode to give us an update on her latest teaching endeavor, as well as, teaching us the historical background behind why the West invaded Libya, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Purchasing Cynthia’s Book: “Illegal War in Libya” can be purchased on Amazon Paperback About Cynthia McKinney Cynthia McKinney is an American politician and activist….

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Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi

EP 104 – Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi Talks About ISIS

I am grateful to have spoken to Dr. Yasir Qadhi on the podcast. With the mainstream incessant publicizing of extremist groups, Dr. Qadhi takes time to discuss “Islamic” radical groups, such as ISIS. Recent tragedies of beheadings or murdering of innocent school children, leave many questioning the true nature of Islam.  Dr. Qadhi enlightens listeners to…

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Sami Yusuf The Centre

EP 103 – International Musician Sami Yusuf

The humble and talented international musician, Sami Yusuf, is back on the podcast to talk about his recent musical masterpiece, The Centre. Listen in as he shares the meaning and explains the symbolism in his new songs. This is his second time on the podcast and he generously shares exclusive mentions of Andante’s upcoming projects….

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Dr Tim Sharp on What is Happiness

EP 102 – Dr. Tim Sharp On What Is Happiness

This episode of the Greed for Ilm Podcast, author Dr Timothy Sharp, aka Dr. Happy, joins us to talk about his book “100 Ways to Happiness.” Dr. Timothy Sharp holds a masters degree in clinical psychology. In 2003, he established The Happiness Institute, which is devoted to enhancing happiness in as many individuals, families, and organizations as…

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Gilad Atzmon

EP 101 – Political Activist Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer. Atzmon joins us this episode to share his thoughts on the latest between Palestine and Israel, jewish identity politics, and his latest book that is due in 2015. Atzmon also shares his upcoming Europe Jazz tour information. Gilad Atzmon can be reached via his website. Follow…

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Ryan Dawson 911

EP 98 – Ryan Dawson Talks 911 Truth

Ryan Dawson, of the ANCReport.com, joins us this episode to talk 911 truth. With all the wacko conspiracy theories out there regarding what really happened on September 11, 2001, Ryan helps dispel and debunk them. Ryan talks about the Neocons who planned it, who all were involved and who benefits from this ongoing war on terror….

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water.org

EP 97 – John Moyer of Water.org

John Moyer is the Senior Manager of Southeast Asia for Water.org. He recently moved to Jakarta, Indonesia to expand Water.org’s efforts in water and sanitation services in that region. In this episode, Moyer talks about the positive impact Water.org has made since the organization’s beginning as well its future goals. You can follow Water.org on Twitter…

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Miko Peled

EP 95 – Miko Peled, author of “The General’s Son”

Miko Peled joins us this episode to talk about the recent news of British Parliament voting to recognize the “State of Palestine.” Miko shares his thoughts on why this vote is nothing more than “lip service.” Real change is done at the “root” level and anything short of that is bound to fail. You can follow Miko…

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Myanmar Muslim Genocide

EP 94 – Dr. Rowley On The Myanmar Muslim Genocide

Dr. Rowley recently came back from a trip to Myanmar and joins us this episode to share her experience and the current tragic situation the Muslims face in Myanmar. She talks about the 10 Stages of Genocide and how it is being applied to the Myanmar Muslims. Recently, the government of Myanmar enacted a “Citizenship Verification”…

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Blind Afghan Boy

EP 93 – Blind Afghan Boy & Upcoming Guest

The Generous Deed The morning after I posted episode 92 (The Day I Met Sami Yusuf), I received a call from Katherine who is with the Foundation for Traditional Studies. She complimented me on the episode and then asked me whether I heard how the blind Afghan boy got his VIP ticket. I told her that I…

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Sami Yusuf Centre

EP 92 – The Day I Met Sami Yusuf

On September 26th of 2014, International Artist Sami Yusuf held a benefit concert at the Strathmore in Maryland. My wife and I were given complimentary concert tickets by Sami’s record label, Andante Records. It was our first time attending a music concert so we were both very excited. It was truly a memorable evening. One…

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Yasmin Mogahed

EP 91 – Yasmin Mogahed, author of “Reclaim your Heart”

Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and worked as a writing instructor for Cardinal Stritch University, and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she’s a freelance…

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