EP 108 – Dr. Norman Finkelstein

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…

EP 107 – Peter Schiff, author of “The Real Crash”

Peter Schiff author of The Real Crash

This is the first episode of 2015! What better way to start the new year than with Author and Financial Commentator Peter Schiff to talk about the economy. I am very pleased to have him on to talk about what we should be expecting in the near future. With gas prices at an all time…

EP 106 – Haleh Banani On Achieving Goals

Haleh Banani

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…

EP 105 – Cynthia McKinney Talks About Libya

Cynthia McKinney

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….

EP 104 – Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi Talks About ISIS

Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi

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…

EP 103 – International Musician Sami Yusuf

Sami Yusuf The Centre

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….

EP 102 – Dr. Tim Sharp On What Is Happiness

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…

EP 101 – Political Activist Gilad Atzmon

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…

EP 100 – Walid Darab, Founder of Greed for Ilm

Greed for Ilm Podcast

Over the past ninety-nine episodes, I have interviewed many intriguing guests on the Greed for Ilm podcast. The beginning was especially difficult and every podcast has been challenging in its own way. Doing a podcast while having a family and full time job is complicated to say the least. I thank God for the multitude of…

EP 99 – Barbara Oakley, author of “A Mind for Numbers”

Barbara Oakley author A mind for numbers

Dr. Barbara Oakley intrigues us as she talks about her book, “A Mind for Numbers.” What better person to have on the Greed for Ilm podcast than a self proclaimed “confused in math” queen whom has transitioned into a current Professor of Engineering. I am so glad to have spoken to Barbara about many different…

EP 98 – Ryan Dawson Talks 911 Truth

Ryan Dawson 911

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….

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…

EP 96 – Kenan Trebincevic, author of “The Bosnia List”

Kenan Trebincevic author of The Bosnia List

Kenan Trebincevic, author of “The Bosnia List”, joins us this episode to talk about his memoir. With the help of his client, Susan Shapiro, he decided to dive deep into his past and start a journey that would end up being, “The Bosnia List.” You can follow Kenan on Facebook as well as contact him via…

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

Miko Peled

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…

EP 94 – Dr. Rowley On The Myanmar Muslim Genocide

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”…

EP 93 – Blind Afghan Boy & Upcoming Guest

Blind Afghan Boy

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…

EP 92 – The Day I Met Sami Yusuf

Sami Yusuf Centre

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…

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

Yasmin Mogahed

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…

EP 90 – Frank Lindh, Father of John Walker Lindh

John Lindh Walker

Frank Lindh joins us this episode to talk about his son John Walker Lindh. Mr. Lindh gives a chronological breakdown of what happened with his son John. How John went from a young curious boy who accepted Islam to being unjustly imprisoned by the US Government. About John Walker Lindh John was only 20 years…

EP 89 – Dr. Kevin Barrett Talks About ISIS, ISIL

Dr Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett is back on the podcast to give us an update on the complicated situation of ISIS, ISIL and the neocons behind them. About Dr. Kevin Barrett Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and…