25 episodes

Welcome to the official podcast of The Qarawiyyin Project!

The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co
Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

The Qarawiyyin Podcast The Qarawiyyin Project

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to the official podcast of The Qarawiyyin Project!

The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co
Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    Ep. 25: The Art of Dying

    Ep. 25: The Art of Dying

    Abu Hurayra (RA) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said, "Remember often the severer of pleasures [i.e. death]." There are myriad ways to reflect on death, both on our own death and that of others. How do we engage in periodic remembrance of our final abode? Why does death feel far away, and why do we shy away from discussing it? On Episode 25, the team explores the physical and spiritual realities of dying, and how we can benefit from its remembrance.


    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co
    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome
    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 58 min
    Ep. 24: House of Cards | Building Spiritual Resilience

    Ep. 24: House of Cards | Building Spiritual Resilience

    The strength of one's connection to Islam can waver. Attacks on our spiritual strength can come from within or without, but there are common strategies for withstanding challenges to our iman from all sides. 

    In Episode 24, the team sits down to discuss how we can attain spiritual resilience, especially in light of how countless women see their status in the Muslim community as undervalued and dispensable. How can we correct our mindset regarding our relationship with Allah, our own self-worth, and the authority of community leaders? Where can we turn to bolster our spiritual resilience? How do we remain connected to the Muslim community without becoming cynical? We discuss these questions and more as we consider the best ways to become resilient believers.


    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co
    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome
    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 49 min
    Ep. 23: American Muslim Exceptionalism | Butheina Hamdah

    Ep. 23: American Muslim Exceptionalism | Butheina Hamdah

    Which comes first: nation or ummah?

    On Ep. 23, Butheina Hamdah joins us to discuss her research on American Muslim exceptionalism. We examine the impact of American exceptionalism on the Muslim psyche, as well as how American Muslims perceive the broader ummah. As calls for an indigenous Islam in America gain traction, questions of nationalism’s compatibility with an ummatic worldview come to the fore.

    Butheina Hamdah is a project assistant with the Ummatics Colloquium (soon to be the Ummatics Institute). She received her M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

    Ummatics Colloquium: ummaticscolloquium.org


    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co
    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome
    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 22: How to Win Shahadas and Influence People

    Ep. 22: How to Win Shahadas and Influence People

    The ummah of Islam is growing, as are efforts to spread its message. Though da'wah is often seen as an outward-facing effort, the way it is conducted has serious implications for the faith of Muslims themselves. In this episode, new TQP staff members join the podcast to share their experiences with local da'wah culture, the online scene, da'wah training, and interfaith in non-Muslim majority societies. We discuss common pitfalls and inspiring successes in the world of calling people to Islam.

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    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co

    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome

    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep. 21: Mind the Gap | Ramadan 1443

    Ep. 21: Mind the Gap | Ramadan 1443

    This Ramadan, the team shares reflections on the passing and usage of time, the rows of tarawīḥ, and the nature of communal worship. What does it mean to exit our private sphere of spirituality and see Ramadan as a time for ummah-wide transformation? How can we take heed of Allah's ﷻ reminders about the passing of time?

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    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co

    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome

    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 31 min
    Ep. 20: "Islam and the Arab Revolutions" | Book Talk

    Ep. 20: "Islam and the Arab Revolutions" | Book Talk

    Published at the beginning of this year, Usaama Al-Azami's Islam and the Arab Revolutions: The Ulama Between Democracy and Autocracy analyzes the rhetoric of religious scholars throughout the Arab Spring. Focusing on the Egyptian revolution, Al-Azami explains what defines the factions standing for or against the revolution and assesses their key figures, including Ali Gomaa, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah Bin Bayyah.

    On Episode 20, we discuss the content of the book, the role of ulama in politics, and how to navigate their problematic stances.

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    The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective. We strive to empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

    Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co

    Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome

    Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

canadian sis ,

highly recommended

Important podcast, intellectual but easy to understand, fosters curiosity and knowledge.

BintNuur ,

Variety in Narratives

Salaam, i would like to start off by saying Alhamdulillah Allah swt helped me find my way to this podcast. First of all it’s so refreshing and inspiring to see Muslim sisters discussing really important topics that aren’t the “typical” topics every shakh or conference talks about. Having traditional knowledge and also addressing important social, psychological or political concepts and concerns & having people from the Muslim community who aren’t biased towards the deen share this is just a blessing. I can’t really put into words but may Allah bless your journey girls & keep this going for the rest of us sisters and brother even 🤞🏽✨💕

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