EP 127 – Lesley Hazleton

Lesley Hazelton

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…

EP 126 – Dr. Kevin Barrett On Yemen

Dr Kevin Barrett

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…

EP 125 – Alan Hart On Israel & Nuclear Iran

Alan Hart

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…

EP 124 – Woman On Fire

Farkhunda Malikzada

On March 19, 2015, an Afghan woman by the name of Farkhunda Malikzada was brutally murdered outside the “Shrine of the King of Two Swords” in Kabul, Afghanistan. Initially, the mainstream media reported that Farkhunda burned copies of the Quran, and according to her family, was “mentally ill.” As time went by, the facts started to…

EP 123 – Zeba Khan, Founder of AutismUAE

Zeba Khan

April is National Autism Awareness Month and who better to have on the podcast to talk about autism than sister Zeba Khan. Zeba is founder & director of AutismUAE as well as a mother of three children, a special little boy with autism and two special little girls without. She joins us this episode to talk about special…

EP 122 – Baba Ali

Baba Ali

Baba Ali is a comedian, games developer, businessman, actor and founder of HalfOurDeen.com. He is the first Muslim YouTuber (back in 2006) and his youtube channel currently has over 75,000 subscribers with over 16 million views. Most recently, Ali has stepped into the wonderful world of podcasting. He has his own podcast called, “The Baba Ali Show” and…

EP 121 – Vani Hari Founder of Food Babe

Vani Hari of Foodbabe

Vani Hari is not only the Founder of Food Babe, but a New York Times best-selling author. Her book, “The Food Babe Way” was published on February 10th and it has already garnered over 1600 5-star reviews on Amazon. Time Magazine added her to the list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Vani…

EP 120 – Gilad Atzmon On Netanyahu’s Speech

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 Netanyahu’s speech to Congress last week. Gilad Atzmon can be reached via his website. Follow him on @GiladAtzmon Topics & Links Mentioned in this Episode Include: Reverse the Concert Cancellation of the Gilad Atzmon & The…

EP 119 – Hisham Fageeh, creator of “No Woman, No Drive”

Hisham Fageeh creator of No Woman, No Drive

Hisham Fageeh, creator of “No Woman, No Drive” joins me this episode to talk about his background and how he got into comedy. You can follow Hisham Fageeh on Twitter via @hishamfageeh and Instagram Topics Mentioned In This Episode: No Woman, No Drive (Youtube Video) Alaa Wardi (Twitter) Bonnaroo Telfaz 11 (Youtube) About Hisham Fageeh Hisham Fageeh was…

EP 118 – Professor William Schabas on ICC, UN & Israel

Professor William Schabas

Professor William Schabas is an international law expert and he joins us this episode to talk about his resignation from the Chair of UN Inquiry, ICC, Israel, Gaza and more. You can find out more about Professor Schabas by visiting his website here. About Professor William Schabas William A. Schabas is professor of international law at…

EP 117 – 5 Ways To Protect Your Teen From Joining ISIS

ISIS Flag

Terrorist groups like ISIS uses social media like Twitter to recruit young impressionable minds. They rely on teens who have a “restrictive” household and offer them lies like “freedom, excitement, purpose and belonging.” Teens tend to fall for these lies because their prefrontal cortex is not fully developed. They cannot fully and intelligently judge anything…

EP 116 – Andreas Antonopoulos Talks Bitcoin

Andreas Antonopoulos

Technologist and Serial Entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos joins me this episode to clarify bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. You can follow Andreas Antonopoulos on Twitter via @aantonop and reach out to him via his website here. Topics & Links Mentioned In This Episode: What is Bitcoin? Blockchain.info Bitcoin White Paper (by Satoshi Nakamoto) Airbits (Bitcoin Wallet) Breadwallet (Bitcoint Wallet) Bitcoin Average Bitcoin…

EP 115 – FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Imam Afroz Ali on FGM

Today’s episode is all about clarifying the misconception that FGM (female genital mutilation) is practiced in Islam. I recently heard a podcast where a “former Muslim” mentioned that FGM is “mandatory under the Shafi’i madhab.” Of course, being Muslim, I was shocked. How can my religion allow such gross acts? How can my religion promote and make…

EP 114 – Anse Tamara Gray, founder of Rabata

Anse Tamara Gray

Anse Tamara Gray, founder of Rabata, joins me to talk about her background, Rabata and Project Lina. The Project Lina Workshop is a 9-session workshop for Muslim female converts to Islam. It is divided into three main modules – Know Yourself, Declare Independence, and Tend Your Ties. These are representative of some of the issues and problems…

EP 113 – Stupid Valentines Day, Part 2

Stupid Valentines Day

I started this podcast back on Valentines Day of 2013. 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 “Valentine Day industrial complex” is doing an absolutely cunning job…

EP 112 – Professor Nebil Husayn On What Is Faith

Nebil Husayn

This episode I am joined by Princeton Academic Nebil Husayn. He sheds light on numerous questions related to faith vs. spirituality. What is faith? What is the difference between “having faith” and “being spiritual”? Can someone be “spiritual” without having to be “religious”? Husayn answers these questions and more. You can find more about Husayn’s area…

EP 111 – Omar Usman, co-founder of MuslimMatters.org

Muslimmatters.org logo

This episode I am joined by Omar Usman, founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. MuslimMatters has done an extremely great job in providing content that the average American Muslim…

EP 110 – Muhammad Faysal Talks About Kashmir

Muhammad Faysal 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…

EP 109 – Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo

This episode I talk about the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks carried out by lunatic terrorists and its effect not only on French Muslims but Muslims worldwide. I take a deeper look into the mainstream media agenda behind tragedies like this. Topics Mentioned in this Episode Include: David Cameron calls Fox News man “idiot” Charlie Hebdo…

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…