8 episodes

Sunday Brunch is a weekly talk show that discusses the most contemporary issues in our day to day lives.

Join Sayed M. Jawad Qazwini as he explores current topics along with Sister Zaynab Barakat. Sayed Jawad brings light to these topics through the modern Islamic lens.

This show aims to unite the family and create a healthy discussion amongst all family members and friends every Sunday.

Sunday Brunch Sayed M. Jawad Qazwini

    • Society & Culture

Sunday Brunch is a weekly talk show that discusses the most contemporary issues in our day to day lives.

Join Sayed M. Jawad Qazwini as he explores current topics along with Sister Zaynab Barakat. Sayed Jawad brings light to these topics through the modern Islamic lens.

This show aims to unite the family and create a healthy discussion amongst all family members and friends every Sunday.

    Ep 8. Interfaith Dialogue

    Ep 8. Interfaith Dialogue

    What is the Quranic perspective on interfaith dialogue? How did the Prophet Mohammad create unity and peace between different faiths?


    Join Sayed Jawad Qazwini as he discusses the many times that the Holy Quran has mentioned and encouraged interfaith dialogue. Sayed Jawad and Sister Zaynab mention the importance of this type of dialogue especially by world leaders. He also examines the three goals that need to strive to achieve through interfaith dialogue. Tune in to this weeks episode that addresses this critical topic of unity of all faiths.

    • 9 min
    Ep 7. Saving Earth, Kindness To Nature

    Ep 7. Saving Earth, Kindness To Nature

    Does Islam ever mention the importance of protecting our environment and wild life? What does the Prophet Mohammad teach us about how we should treat nature? 


    Sayed Jawad Qazwini and Sister Zaynab Barakat share lessons, stories and hadiths that inspire us to take care of our planet. Sayed Jawad speaks about the good deeds one gets for planting trees and being kind to the environment. He also discusses the worship and glorification of plants to their creator, as well touches upon being excessive and wasteful and the negative impacts of this not only our planet but our spirituality. Lastly he mentions a very important but relevant topic and it is our wasteful habits during the Arbaeen pilgrimage. Tune in to find out how we can better appreciate and take care of our beautiful planet. 

    • 10 min
    Ep 6. Importance of Hygiene and Cleanliness

    Ep 6. Importance of Hygiene and Cleanliness

    One of the most neglected and least discussed topics is personal hygiene. Why is that? 


    In this weeks episode of Sunday Brunch we find out the importance of personal hygiene, and the high emphasize that Islam and the Holy Prophet placed on this matter. Sayed Jawad Qazwini and Sister Zaynab Barakat discuss the importance of your hygiene in times of ziyara and why many youth avoid ziyara due to this issue. They speak about the etiquttes of hygiene during ziyara and how important it is to be clean while visiting the holy Imams. 


    Tune in to this weeks episode for some interesting insights and stories on the benefits of being clean.

    • 8 min
    EP 5. Coronavirus Outbreak

    EP 5. Coronavirus Outbreak

    The entire world goes into a state emergency, after an invisible enemy starts killing thousands of people. The Coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19 has claimed the lives of thousands people and has infected hundreds of thousands of people so far. It has left millions of people in a state of panic and fear worldwide. This highly contagious virus is spreading at an incredible rate and with no vaccine to stop it, entire countries have gone into full lockdown. It has crashed economies and broken health care systems and left many people unemployed. On this week’s Sunday Brunch episode, Sayed Jawad Qazwini and Sister Zaynab Barakat give us an insight on the deadly virus called COVID-19.

    • 9 min
    Ep 4. Coping With Depression

    Ep 4. Coping With Depression

    What do you know about mental health? 


    Mental health is a highly neglected topic of discussion, especially in the muslim community, Sayed Jawad Qazwini and Sister Zaynab Barakat decide to dedicate this episode to the different ways of coping with depression. They discuss why depression is such a dangerous and life threatening illness, as well as the reaction the Muslim community has to this invisible illness. They also touch upon the way our Islamic centres can bring more awareness to the topic of mental health, as well as the specific groups of people that are more vulnerable to having depression. They also mention the dangers of loneliness, which is a leading cause of depression.


    Tune in to this weeks episode which seeks to bring light to this illness which is taking the lives of millions.

    • 9 min
    Ep 3. Gun Control Laws

    Ep 3. Gun Control Laws

    Are you pro or anti gun control laws? One of the most highly discussed topics in the modern world is Gun control laws. Tune in to this weeks episode as Sayed Jawad Qazwini and Sister Zaynab Barakat discuss the dangers of firearms and why they need to be banned.


    They examine gun control laws and how they have affected the lives of millions of people worldwide especially in countries that celebrate and encourage the ownership of firearms. They touch upon mass shootings, such as the ChristChurch mosque shooting, the many school shootings in the united states and the topic of law enforcement killing innocent civilians. They discuss why guns should not be easily accessible or should be banned like the many countries that have already banned them. Sayed Jawad tells us about the lessons we can learn from Imam Ali (as) and the way he governed and how we can apply these lessons to our modern day societies.

    • 9 min

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