EP 059 - Influencers, Clout-Chasing, The Perils of Fame - Omar Shahid
Shabbir Hassan and Omar Shahid dive deep into the world of online influencers and discuss influencer marketing, how social media can be used for good and why being an influencer may not always be good for one's spiritual and mental well-being.
00:00 Introduction04:30 What is an 'influencer'?06:59 Being a positive influencer10:50 Influencer marketing13:00 Vanity metrics - more followers doesn't mean someone is more qualified16:13 Are Muslim influencers representatives of Islam?20:23 "Don't become an influencer" - the perils of fame28:20 Everyone has some level of influence29:57 The need for personal accountability32:14 What is your intention in seeking to become an 'influencer'?34:40 The need for mentors37:14 Leaving journalism40:05 Concluding remarks
EP 058 - Optimism in Difficult Times, Overcoming Racism, Prejudice & Bias - Shaykh Mikaeel Smith
Despite difficulties and challenges, Shaykh Mikaeel Smith explains why as Muslims we should remain optimistic. He also explains how Malcolm X led him to Islam and why the Muslim community needs to understand the difference between racism, prejudice & bias and how to overcome them.
0:00 - Introduction2:35 - Lockdown - A Blessing in Disguise?5:00 - Having an Optimistic Outlook12:12 - George Floyd's Killing15:52 - Challenging Police Brutality & Getting Arrested23:08 - Systemic Oppression in America27:19 - Embracing Islam and Malcolm X's Influence34:27 - Understanding and Overcoming Racism, Prejudice & Bias55:25 - Protesting and Standing Up for Justice1:00:35 - Concluding Pieces of Advice
EP 057 - Ramadan & Qur'an Under Lockdown, Spiritual vs. Medical Guidance - Qari Hussain Anwar
In our first IlmFeed Podcast under lockdown, Ustadh Shabbir is joined by Qari Hussain Anwar where they speak about the prospect of spending the whole of Ramadan at home without being able to go to the masjid.
Friday Reminder: Prophetic Gratitude in Times of Hardship - Ustadh Abid Khan
This week's Friday reminder was by Ustadh Abid Khan and he spoke about prophetic gratitude in times of hardship.
Friday Reminder: Prophetic Optimism - Shaykh Hasib Noor
This week's Friday reminder was by Shaykh Hasib Noor and he spoke about prophetic optimism.
Friday Reminder: Making the Most Out of Isolation - Hassan Shibly
Assalamualaykum dear IlmFeed Podcast listeners.
We have had to suspend recordings of new podcast episodes due to the Coronavirus pandemic and we are currently looking at ways to conduct podcast recordings online.
We are also broadcasting live Friday reminders on Facebook as an alternative to the Jumu'ah khutbas which have been suspended in many countries. InshaAllah we will be uploading the audio onto our podcast channels every Friday.
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