The Good Tree podcast is a weekly discussion with renowned scholars deep diving into a range of ethical topics. We begin the first series on relationships. We hope you will enjoy listening to these podcasts and find them beneficial on your journey towards Allah (swt). The Good Tree hosts are Fizza Hasan and Noor Owainati. For more information visit https://thegoodtree.faith.
A Tribute, Reflections & Behind the Scenes
Join us today as we go behind the scenes where you meet the team of The Good Tree, hear our thoughts and insights on how we went about creating this podcast, and you will also hear our reflections on Season 1.
We also pay tribute to all our scholars who without their time and support this would not have been possible.
Relationship with Imam Mahdi (atfs) - Sayyid Ali Raza Rizvi
Join us for our season finale discussing our Relationship with Imam Mahdi (atfs). We explore who Imam Mahdi (atfs) is, how to recognise him, how to build & maintain a relationship with him, and the events leading to his reappearance.
Sayyid Ali Raza Rizvi is an internationally renowned Islamic scholar, he studied in Qum for several years and graduated with a dual Masters in Islamic Studies and Arabic . He has translated several books into English including Kitab al Tawhid (The Book of Divine Unity) by Shaykh al Saduq. He is currently the President of Majlis e Ulema.
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Relationship with Environment - Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi
Join us this week as we discuss our Relationship with the Environment. We explore Islam's harmony with animals and nature, diet and spirituality, encouraging environment champions within the community, and how we can contribute towards harnessing a better relationship with our internal and external environment.
Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated with a major in Political Science and minor in Computer Science. He also graduated from the Imam Ali seminary in Florida before continuing his studies in the Islamic sciences at the seminary in Qum. He has a keen interest in Islamic philosophy and mysticism. He currently serves as the resident scholar for the Husseini Islamic Centre in Orlando, Florida.
Relationship with Technology - Sheikh Salim Yusufali
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Technology particularly at keeping our children safe online. We discuss the area's of safeguarding, privacy, online behaviour and vices, al-islam.org, and the future of technology.
Sheikh Salim Yusufali is born and raised in America, he studied both his BA and MA in Computer Science at Stanford University, and then worked in Silicon Valley for a number of years before pursuing his Islamic studies at Al-Mustafa in Qum. Sheikh Salim is currently the dean for Mission at R.I.S.E Academy and the assistant resident scholar at SABA Centre, San Jose.
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Relationship with Parents - Ayatullah Sayed Fadhil Milani
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Parents. We delve into this relationship from a child's perspective, whatever their age, and whether their parents are alive or not, from a Quranic (specifically Chapter 17, verses 23 & 24) and from the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (as).
Educated in the Najaf Seminary of the late Ayatollah Al-Hakim and Ayatollah Al Khoei; Ayatullah Sayed Fadhil Milani is a graduate of the Universities of Beirut, Baghdad and Oxford. With many years of experience in teaching Islamic Studies, particularly Islamic Law and Jurisprudence and Islamic Theology, he was appointed as a Professor by the University of Amman. Professor Milani is the Dean of the International University of Islamic Studies and the head of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the Islamic College, London.
Relationship with Those That Have Passed Away - Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour
Join us this week as we discuss our Relationship with Those That Have Passed Away. We explore topics such as our responsibilities towards our loved ones, what to do about feelings of resentment and guilt through the wisdom of the Ahlulbayt (as), and how best we can prepare for our own onward journey.
Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour is an internationally renowned scholar spanning many years of serving the community especially in London. He has held a variety of roles including being the Principal at the Islamic College of Advanced Studies. He is also wrote the screenplay about the life of Mary (sa) based on Islamic sources, which was made into a successful movie. Another of his works on Christian history was the screenplay about The Seven Sleepers of the Cave (Ashab al-Kahf). Sheikh Bahmanpour has authored several books in the English language.