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Highlighting and focusing on unique and interesting personalities from both within and without the Muslim community, engaging them in illuminating and invigorating conversation about a variety of subjects. New episodes every month!

Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience Parvez Ahmed & Omar Ansari

    • Islam
    • 4.5, 4 Ratings

Highlighting and focusing on unique and interesting personalities from both within and without the Muslim community, engaging them in illuminating and invigorating conversation about a variety of subjects. New episodes every month!

    Episode 94: Bringing in (a very unique) Ramadan, with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    Episode 94: Bringing in (a very unique) Ramadan, with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    Co-hosts Parvez Ahmed and Omar Ansari are joined by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, founder of SeekersGuidance.  They dive deep into what Ramadan will look like this year, given the stay at home orders, and Shaykh Faraz shares his thoughts on, among many things, how to take advantage of the month's blessing despite the disruption.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 93: The Public Health Impact of COVID-19, Panel Discussion

    Episode 93: The Public Health Impact of COVID-19, Panel Discussion

    Co-hosts Parvez Ahmed and Omar Ansari are joined by Dr. Umair Shah and Dr. Mir Alikhan in a discussion covering the public health impact of the coronavirus crisis. 
    Dr. Shah is Executive Director and Local Health Authority for Harris County Public Health (HCPH) – a nationally recognized $100 million agency serving the nation’s 3rd largest county (4.7 million).
    Dr. Alikhan is a private practice pulmonary & critical care physician on staff at Houston Methodist West Hospital and Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital, where he also serves as Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 92: Immigrant Stories, featuring Ahsan Syed

    Episode 92: Immigrant Stories, featuring Ahsan Syed

    Join hosts Parvez Ahmed and Omar Ansari as they sit down with Ahsan Syed to hear about his journey from India to the United States half a century ago, and all the ups and downs that came with being an immigrant in America.  This is the first in a series of episodes where we'll hear the stories of Muslim immigrants to the United States.  Please note that this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 91: The Coronavirus Crisis

    Episode 91: The Coronavirus Crisis

    Join Parvez Ahmed and Omar Ansari as they catch up (virtually) from their homes in the bay area to discuss their experiences self-isolating and socially distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 90: New Year, New Co-Host!

    Episode 90: New Year, New Co-Host!

    Diffused Congruence begins 2020 with a new co-host! Listen via the embed below (or via iTunes or Stitcher), and as always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

    • 49 min
    Episode 89: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Conversation

    Episode 89: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Conversation

    Happy New Year! Diffused Congruence celebrates 2020 by taking a look at the latest film in the storied Star Wars saga with special guest Omar Ansari for a deep dive into the close of this latest trilogy. Listen as Zaki, Parvez, and Omar discuss what they liked, what they didn't, and just generally geek out over their shared love for this beloved franchise. Plus: An announcement about the future of the show! Check it all out via the embed below (or via iTunes or Stitcher). As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Mayada Hejazi ,

Review based on one episode

Just listened to the one episode (with Dr Umar Faruq) and enjoyed the intelligent questions the hosts asked. Grateful that they actually allowed the guest to speak without rushing or interjecting to make a stupid comment.
The interview wasn’t rushed and despite having listened to a lot of content by Dr Umar previously, I learnt about a part of his life I had never heard about in detail, so thanks!

Saliha.m ,

Great topics and guests

I listened to some good episodes, the hosts don't rush through the interview. Wide variety of topics are covered as well. Keep up the good work.

eM-O E ,

Content good, even great, sadly production poor...

The content, conversations, interviews are really good, there are some that are really great and I've recommend them to friends.

However, the poor production, the cracklings and echoes really let it down. it makes it really difficult to follow and listen to esp. on my iPod unlike other podcasts.

Also the intro music is a little to serious and heavy... Reminds me of blade runner , I'd aim more for a Ted Talk feeling.

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