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Poetry, Profundity, and Spiritual Expression - Tariq Touré - S1:E8
The expression of art has had its importance within the Islamic tradition, however now, sometimes Muslim creatives aren't always given the space to fully realize their form of spiritual expression. Developing spiritually for anyone can done in more ways than one—and for many people that is through art forms such as poetry, prose, or literature. On this episode, Tareq Touré speaks on the idea of spiritual expression.
Tariq Touré is a poet and native son of West Baltimore that has produced art reaching across hearts and continents. His poetry and prose has been featured in award winning publications such as Muslim Matters, Salon, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Nation Magazine and Sapelo Square. He uses prose as medium for shedding new light on issues such as social justice, racial inequality, black culture and Black Muslim narratives.
Follow him @tariqtoure
Fiqh of Social Media - Omar Usman - S1:E7
Buy Omar Usman's book Fiqh of Social Media here: https://www.amazon.com/Fiqh-Social-Media-Principles-Navigating/dp/B08R69ZC2L
Social media and digital technologies have changed our lives and there is no indication that things will slow down. As Muslims, we believe that Islam contains the most perfect guidance for all of mankind to follow. How do we implement that timeless advice in our unprecedented times? Join us on this episode with Omar Usman as we talk about the Fiqh of Social Media.
Omar Usman is a founding member of Qalam Institute, the Islamic Seminary and learning institution based in Dallas, TX and Muslim Matters, an online magazine that began in 2007 as a collaboration between various bloggers and Shuyukh in order to bring attention to issues faced by Muslims in the West, of which he is the current executive director of. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations.
Follow him at @ibnabeeomar
Part-Time Hijabis, Distress & Belonging - Hanan Hashem - S1:E6
After Trump won the election in 2016, there was a rise of Islamophobic hate crimes against Muslims across the country. Naturally, many Muslims began to feel a level of distress and anxiety of the potential harms that came from the country's new leadership. For some, they found solace in their communities, for others, it became more difficult to find belonging. On this episode we talk with Hanan Hashem about Part-Time Hijabis, Distress, & Belonging.
Hanan Hashem is a Research Assistant and Community Educator at The Family and Youth Institute, a non-profit that focuses on educating and empowering Muslim families through Muslim mental health research and workshops. She completed her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Wayne State University in 2016 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in Quantitative Methods at The University of Texas, Austin.
Hanan’s main interests are in research, community, and clinical work. Her current research focuses on contextual factors that influence American Muslim youth development, including the role of their racial, religious, and gender identities on their everyday experiences.
Follow her at @heyhashem
Studying Religion & Building Confidence - Heraa Hashmi - S1:E5
After 9/11, Muslims in the west were given the unexpected expectation to condemn every act of terrorism that occurred both domestically and abroad. For more than a decade now, such an expectation has constantly put Muslims at the defensive about their perception in larger society and has directly affected the Muslim community's perception of itself. On this episode of Not Another Muslim Podcast, we talk to Heraa Hashmi on studying religion and becoming confident Muslims.
Heraa Hashmi is an Indian American Muslim author and activist known as the creator of the Muslims Condemn list which collected instances of Muslims speaking out against bad actions "done falsely in the name of Islam."
Responding to criticism online, Hashmi, created a 712-page online spreadsheet with specific examples of Muslims condemning terrorist actions. The spreadsheet had over 6000 entries and was still available and editable online. The website won her the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research's Muhammad Ali Confident Muslim Award in 2017. Currently she is a contributor and the Marketing Director for @traversingtrad, a blog run by a group of young Muslims that strives to provide varied perspectives on modern society through the lenses of Islamic theology, Eastern and Western philosophy, and historical analysis.
Follow her @caveheraa
Reframing Religion for the Muslim Masses - Tareq Tamr - S1:E4
Even with almost 2 billions adherents around the world, the religion of Islam as it is presented in the west still struggles to communicate itself to the Muslims masses. Even now, Muslim community workers are still attempting to communicate the religion appropriately to the generality of people. For some, the religion and all of its apparent teachings may not completely resonate with the typical adherent. On this episode of Not Another Muslim Podcast, we talk to Tareq Tamr on the idea of reframing religion for the Muslim masses.
Tareq Tamr is a youth director and psychology student from Windsor, Ontario who has served his communities as a khateeb, Islamic school teacher, and MSA executive. He is the founder of Thinkbites, a non-profit online publication and content platform for college students and young professionals encouraging personal, spiritual, and community development and Podcast Producer for Yaqeen Institute. He is also the founder of Real Talk Windsor, a youth-run halaqa program for students in high school and older. He studies the Islamic sciences with local teachers on a part-time basis, and he is passionate about the intersection of spirituality, psychology, and mental health.
Follow him @ibnabitareq
Muslims, Merchandise, & Mufti Menk - Imran Muthuvapa - S1:E3
Various types of Muslim content creation on the internet has skyrocketed in the past few years. From making Tiktok video to selling shirts on a ecommerce store—it can get to a point where it can be difficult finding the right intention behind it all. On this episode, we talk with Imran Muthuvapa, or more famously known as Imranye, on his journey in the Muslim content creation scene and finding his way to always stay grounded.
Imran Muthuvapa, aka @imranye, is a former-resident of New York and now in California. He first rose to Muslim social media fame with his comedic relatable Imam videos on TikTok. Currently he has more than 67 thousand followers on TikTok and over 2 million likes. Since then he’s led and been a part of different businesses and organizations such as @fruitsofjannah.co, his clothing line, @almisbaah a nonprofit in Northern California, and @hasanat.studio a digital creative agency. Follow him @imranye