85 episodes

Commentary on religion, philosophy, science, society and culture, and various topics

Mohamed Ghilan Mohamed Ghilan

    • Society & Culture

Commentary on religion, philosophy, science, society and culture, and various topics

    Ep 83. Islamic Education, Scholarship, and Launching Al-Andalus Academy

    Ep 83. Islamic Education, Scholarship, and Launching Al-Andalus Academy

    What is the purpose of education and how does Islamic education differ from modern forms of it? What makes a scholar in Islam?
    Topics discussed in this episode include the differences between the aims of education from a traditional perspective vs that of a modern perspective, what makes a person of knowledge in the Quran, and the launch of Al-Andalus Academy.
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    Al-Andalus Academy https://al-andalus-academy.thinkific.com/
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    • 55 min
    Ep 82. Antidote (Part 4 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    Ep 82. Antidote (Part 4 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    This is a recording of the third and final session of an intensive held at Mīzan Avenue in Sydney, Australia on October 27th, 2019 covering Ibn ‘Atā’illah’s as-Sakandarī’s Taj al-‘Arūs al-Hawī li-Tahthīb an-Nufūs or Refinement of Souls.

    This is a concise manual consisting of spiritual instructions, aphorisms and private discourses with the Divine. The author has included numerous references to the Qur'an and Sunnah, as well as illuminating stories and similitudes, in the course of explaining religious themes such as repentance, the effects of sin, the nature of the struggle against the lower self, envy, reliance on divine planning and many others.

    The work concentrates on the practical steps and the essential states of being for a novice to realize, and as such, serves as a beneficial guide for both beginners and more advanced students.
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ep 81. Antidote (Part 3 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    Ep 81. Antidote (Part 3 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    This is a recording of the second session of an intensive held at Mīzan Avenue in Sydney, Australia on October 27th, 2019 covering Ibn ‘Atā’illah’s as-Sakandarī’s Taj al-‘Arūs al-Hawī li-Tahthīb an-Nufūs or Refinement of Souls.

    This is a concise manual consisting of spiritual instructions, aphorisms and private discourses with the Divine. The author has included numerous references to the Qur'an and Sunnah, as well as illuminating stories and similitudes, in the course of explaining religious themes such as repentance, the effects of sin, the nature of the struggle against the lower self, envy, reliance on divine planning and many others.

    The work concentrates on the practical steps and the essential states of being for a novice to realize, and as such, serves as a beneficial guide for both beginners and more advanced students.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 80. Antidote (Part 2 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    Ep 80. Antidote (Part 2 of 4) | Refinement of the Souls

    This is a recording of the first session of an intensive held at Mīzan Avenue in Sydney, Australia on October 27th, 2019 covering Ibn ‘Atā’illah’s as-Sakandarī’s Taj al-‘Arūs al-Hawī li-Tahthīb an-Nufūs or Refinement of Souls.

    This is a concise manual consisting of spiritual instructions, aphorisms and private discourses with the Divine. The author has included numerous references to the Qur'an and Sunnah, as well as illuminating stories and similitudes, in the course of explaining religious themes such as repentance, the effects of sin, the nature of the struggle against the lower self, envy, reliance on divine planning and many others.

    The work concentrates on the practical steps and the essential states of being for a novice to realize, and as such, serves as a beneficial guide for both beginners and more advanced students.
    _______________________
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep 79. Antidote (Part 1 of 4) | Fiqh of the Signs of the Hour

    Ep 79. Antidote (Part 1 of 4) | Fiqh of the Signs of the Hour

    The Beloved ﷺ told us that a time will come when confusion will reign supreme and believers will be bewildered. It seems we can't go a week without Muslims online jumping into another moshpit that adds to the chaos and further obscures matters rather than bringing any clarity or benefit to the actions of the limbs or the heart.
    This is a recording of a talk I gave on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in Sydney, Australia at Mīzān Avenue about the Fourth Pillar upon which the religion of Islam rests as per the Hadith of Jibreel peace be upon him - the Signs of the Hour.

    This was not a storytelling talk. Knowledge and action in Islam are intimately linked, and knowledge of the Signs of the Hour implies an imperative to act, which means there’s a whole aspect of fiqh most of us haven’t been exposed to. I hope to be a means of elucidating this area so that it serves as an antidote in these confusing times where a person wakes up a believer and becomes a disbeliever in the evening, or ends his day as a believer and wakes up a disbeliever.
    May Allah protect us all from such tribulations.
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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Ep 78. Scholars, Rulers, and Your Greatest Enemy

    Ep 78. Scholars, Rulers, and Your Greatest Enemy

    Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is considered by a number of official entities to be the most influential Muslim leader in the West. Given his public status, he has attracted much attention, some of which has of late been negative given the political engagements he has been involved in. Due to an increasing level of attacks targetting Shaykh Hamza's integrity and questioning his fidelity to the Muslim community, many Muslims are starting to doubt their trust in Shaykh Hamza.
    Topics addressed in this episode include a timeline of the change in Muslim public opinion of Shaykh Hamza, the role of the news and social media in shaping the Muslim psyche and social psychology, and the forwarning Hadiths with instructions for how to conduct oneself in times like this.
    Articles Discussed in this Episode
    The Chattering Classes by Shaykh Nuh Keller
    Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
    Moscovici, S., & Zavalloni, M. (1969). The group as a polarizer of attitudes. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 12(2), 125-135
    Bandura, A., Grusec, J. E., & Menlove, F. L. (1967). Vicarious Extinction of Avoidance Behavior. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 5(1), 16-23
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    • 1 hr 58 min

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