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EP 83 – Dan Johnson, Founder of People Against the NDAA (PANDA)

Dan Johnson PANDA NDAA

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dan Johnson, Founder of People Against the NDAA (PANDA), joins me this episode to talk about the NDAA. Johnson founded PANDA in January 2012, grew it to the largest Anti-NDAA organization in America, pushing over 18 pieces of state and numerous pieces of local anti-NDAA legislation, then decentralized and created […]

EP 82 – Psychologist Haleh Banani

Haleh Banani

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Psychologist Haleh Banani join us this episode to talk about marital issues, and divorce in the American Muslim community. Banani also talks about tools to revive your marriage and how to avoid pitfalls that lead to divorce. For more of Banani’s amazing work, check out her website and follow her […]

EP 81 – Daron Acemoglu co-author of “Why Nations Fail”

Daron Acemoglu

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Professor Daron Acemoglu join us this episode to talk about his book, “Why Nations Fail” in relation to modern-day Muslims “Nations.” You can find more by visiting the book’s website. Purchasing Acemoglu’s Books: “Why Nations Fail” (2012), can be purchased on Amazon as Paperback. About Daron Acemoglu Daron Acemoglu is a Turkish […]

EP 80 – Artist Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple

Podcast: Play in new window | Download About Molly Crabapple Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Called “An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery” by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a […]

EP 78 – Attorney Stanley Cohen on Gaza, Hamas & Zionism

Stanley Cohen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Criminal Defense Attorney by profession, Political Activist by morals,  Stanley Cohen joins me this episode to passionately talk about the latest in Gaza, misconceptions related to Hamas and Zionism. His knowledge and experience surpasses many others. From traveling to the Occupied territories of Palestine to defending muslims in […]

Sharing Ramadan with Others


    Can you believe it? Ramadan is almost over and we are right in the midst of the holiest time of this holy month: the last ten days which are full of blessings, forgiveness and mercy from Allah. Partly due to the physical toll of fasting and partly as a sign of respect for […]

True Spirit of Ramadan


    This Ramadan, Remember to Celebrate the Spirit of Fasting It’s the half-way point in Ramadan and who knew it would pass so quickly? Let me be honest and say that I am always filled with trepidation before the start of this holy month each year. With migraines making a frequent appearance due to […]

The Meaning of Independence Day

Independence Day American Muslims

    Today is a happy day – July 4, or Independence Day – when we celebrate our nation’s birthday. Perhaps you have plans to watch fireworks at a city park, or get together with friends and family for a barbecue. Or perhaps you are one of those who prefer to spend this holiday in […]

Anger Management for Muslims

Anger Management

    Imagine driving on the highway on a peaceful summer afternoon, enjoying the wind. Another driver cuts you off, spewing profanities. You realize that you were driving too slowly in the fast lane. Is driving slow a crime? Or is it something to be forgiven and forgotten? Now imagine how you would react if […]

To all Muslim Fathers on Fathers Day

Fathers Day for Muslim Fathers

  Today is Fathers Day: that very American holiday, second only to Mothers’ Day, when men all over the country are celebrated and appreciated. Department stores put on sale all kinds of male gear including golf clubs, barbecue equipment and tools. Is it a coincidence that Fathers’ Day arrives with summer, when all things outdoors […]