Welcome to The Red Umbrella, a podcast that explores questions of Islam in our modern world. Each episode will seek to understand Islam's moral, spiritual and socio-political voice[s], as they relate to the concerns and aspirations of humanity today.
Why Isn’t My Life Blessed?
In this podcast, we explore the question many people ask themselves in their lives; questions like: Where have all the blessings gone from my life? Or: Why is my life not as smooth sailing as that of others I know? Why does my life lack so much of the goodness and happiness that others have? […]
Weaning Yourself Off Worldliness
How do viruses, self isolation or the need for social distancing, relate to the latest The Red Umbrella podcast, with its theme of Weaning Yourself Off Worldliness? What does it mean to wean ourselves off the material world? Where does money and wealth fit into religious practice and seeking God? Find out from the audio below, which […]
Knowing God is Like Knowing Your Neighbour
Many are keen to know about God’s laws. Others are keen to know how best to help God’s servants who have been wronged. But very few of us seem keen to want to know about God Himself, or want our hearts to deepen in knowledge of God. So the latest episode of this podcast seeks […]
Islam, Progress & Progressive Islam
In this episode we discuss the issue of Islam & Progress, consider how we as individuals can best progress to God, look at the core ideas of ‘Liberal’ or ‘Progressive’ Islam, and ask the question: Is Islam in a crisis?
Open Your Umbrella
Here’s the first episode of the podcast, The Red Umbrella: Seeking the Divine Shade. It’s a welcome episode, explaining what the podcast intends to discuss, as well as why. Please do benefit, subscribe and also share.