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Commentary on religion, philosophy, science, society and culture, and various topics

Mohamed Ghila‪n‬ Mohamed Ghilan

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Commentary on religion, philosophy, science, society and culture, and various topics

    Ep 89. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)

    Ep 89. Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)

    Alhamdulillah, we’re now moving into our fifth year at Al-Andalus Book Club and with that comes our fifth booklist. My tongue is incapable of expressing how grateful I am for this blessing; the conversations we’ve had and the ideas we’ve been able to develop over the years with each book we read.
     

    2020 was a strange year. It was one that forced us back to fundamentals. Our relationships with God, ourselves, family and the world around us. One of the themes that dominated the past year was the nature of science and what expertise (if any) is required to discuss (with authority) an opinion in relation to science. What is science? How do we attain knowledge? Can we agree on any scientific fundamentals for discussion on which we can build knowledge and understanding? Intersecting with that we’ve seen discussions on God, reason and whether we can have science and religion speak to each other on these topics rather than as mutually exclusive areas of knowledge and practice.
     

    It seemed fortuitous that one of the reasons I launched Al-Andalus Academy in January of 2020 was to offer courses that would synthesise our knowledge of the physical and spiritual world as Islamic civilizations have done in the past, without realizing that a pandemic would hit only a couple of months later that year and starkly bring these issues into focus.
     

    With this in mind, this year’s booklist will focus on the nature of human reason and scientific inquiry and its relationship to Islam.

    In this episode I'm sharing the recording of the first webinar for our first book of the year, Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ep 88. Death and What Matters in Life

    Ep 88. Death and What Matters in Life

    Death is the transition from this ephemeral world to the eternal abode. It's an inevitable part of this life. Yet, many of us live as if we're going to be here forever and get stunned when this calamity befalls us.
    Topics addressed in this episode include the response to death, the proper perspective this world should be seen through, and the need for a constant meditation on death in order for us to be prepared for it.
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    • 46 min
    Ep 87. Faith for the Occasion: Are We Putting Islam in a Box?

    Ep 87. Faith for the Occasion: Are We Putting Islam in a Box?

    I was invited on November 14th, 2020 by Northwestern University's MSA to give a talk to their cohort. Given the current travel restrictions, we had to do it over Zoom.
    Topics addressed in this talk include Cartesian dualism contrasted with Islamic dualism, building a stronger connection with Allah, and spiritual cultivation through everyday tasks and work.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Imanophobia and the Adoption of Aesthetic Sensibility by Muslims

    Imanophobia and the Adoption of Aesthetic Sensibility by Muslims

    As Muslims have become increasingly integrated into social justice movements and the entertainment industry, many prominent figures are taking actions that align with the dominant ideology in these spheres. Despite their apparent unrelatedness, a common theme runs through Muslim hijabi Instagram influencers taking off their hijabs, comedians mocking Islamic practices like the dua, and political allegiances made in the name of combating Islamophobia.
    In this episode, the distinction made by the late Algerian sociologist and philosopher Malek Bennabi between aesthetic and moral sensibilities as they manifest in the lived experience of the Western European and the Muslim is used as a framework to understand the current trends observed among Muslims in the West.
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    Ep 85. Isra & Mi'raj | The Miraculous Night Journey

    Ep 85. Isra & Mi'raj | The Miraculous Night Journey

    This is a recording of a special online event coinciding with this month's Mizan Monthly held on March 21, 2020/ Rajab 27, 1441.
    The night of Isra and Miraj was the incredible journey of the Prophet ﷺ from Makkah to Jerusalem, followed by the Ascension to the Heavens. Relive the story of this epic journey and the practical lessons drawn from it, presented by Dr Mohamed Ghilan.
    Remembrance and commemoration of this blessed occasion is sure to increase the love and admiration of the man who loved humanity most, the best man to have ever lived, Muhammad ﷺ.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Ep 84. Coronavirus and Mosques

    Ep 84. Coronavirus and Mosques

    We live in perilous times and the current coronavirus has many confused and in panic. Mainstream news and social media have added more to the bewilderment and many feel the current lockdowns, cancellations of events, and suspensions of Jumua prayers are overreactions. 
    Topics discussed in this episode include:
    What are coronavirus and COVID-19? Where did it come from? How is it transmitted? How does it impact the body? Signs and symptoms? Why are governments and people reacting the way they are? How should we as Muslims respond individually and collectively? _______________________
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

crstna888 ,

Easy to understand

I appreciate that as a non muslim I come away with a deeper appreciation for the good that is to be found in the teachings of the Koran and the companions... I only intended to listen to a couple and then I got hooked. Thanks

somi malik ,

The BEST podcast and amazing teacher!!

I’ve been learning so much from these podcasts and it shapes my way to approach the the things. This is a must listen! You won’t regret. Whenever I struggle with anything related to Islam and science, I listen to Mohamed Ghilan and read his works. I can’t appreciate enough, he is just a gem!!!

Layla Shaybani ,

Beautiful

Mohamed Ghilan is so good at explaining complex concepts in such a concise and understandable way for a layman like myself. This podcast has helped me understand the deen so much better. Jazakallahu Khairan for all that you do and especially your book recommendations 💚

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