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This life is but a transitory test, and the ultimate success in this life is reaching its end having fulfilled Allah’s commands with a good heart and avoided His major prohibitions. At Safina Society we seek to offer the faithful the knowledge and companionship that will assist in traversing the test of life and reaching its end safely.

It is our hope that these podcasts, classes and gatherings will spark a movement, of renewed intention, renewed study, renewed commitment to our sacred law, as well as renewed love of our Lord.

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This life is but a transitory test, and the ultimate success in this life is reaching its end having fulfilled Allah’s commands with a good heart and avoided His major prohibitions. At Safina Society we seek to offer the faithful the knowledge and companionship that will assist in traversing the test of life and reaching its end safely.

It is our hope that these podcasts, classes and gatherings will spark a movement, of renewed intention, renewed study, renewed commitment to our sacred law, as well as renewed love of our Lord.

    Dream Big & Trust in Allah: Life Lessons from a New York Titan

    Dream Big & Trust in Allah: Life Lessons from a New York Titan

    Dr. Shadee and Alex sit down with Sharif Elgamal, a New Yorker who won big in the real estate business. But it wasn't always easy. When he decided to build a masjid in lower Manhattan, it happened to be 2.5 blocks from Ground Zero, and became a target for haters of Islam. His determination to stand firm bequeathed him with many valuable life lessons.

    1:00 Meeting Sharif and working at Park 51 aka "The Ground Zero Mosque"

    6:00 Why real estate is the hardest business to get into

    6:30 Listed among the top 30 real estate personalities in NYC

    7:00 Meeting Donald Trump

    18:30 Trump slams masjid on Larry King Live

    29:30 Selling his first building

    35:00 Making it big

    41:00 "We Jews have to stick together"

    50:00 Staying curious, an amazing story

    1:08:00 Losing a bid leads to a big opening

    1:23:00 The saga of Ground Zero begins

    1:25:00 The first protest at the Landmark Commission hearing

    1:30:00 Invitation to The Daily Show

    1:32:00 Learning the PR game

    1:40:00 Confusion within the organization

    1:45:00 Charles Leaf and Fox News is after him

    1:47:30 America Live with Megyn Kelly

    1:50:00 Tears, dua, and the end of Charles Leaf

    1:55:00 Winning

    1:59:00 Some conflicts are good

    2:10:00 Du'a

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    S4:E7 - Consumption

    S4:E7 - Consumption

    We live in a consumer economy, so how much is too much? Are there hard and fast standards in Islam? In this episode, the team discusses the modern obsession with stuff, covering clothes, home furnishing, social media likes, money, minimalism, and more.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Solo with Tarek El-Messidi, founder, Celebrate Mercy

    Solo with Tarek El-Messidi, founder, Celebrate Mercy

    Dr. Shadee sits down with an old friend, Tarek El-Messidi. They discuss Tarek's resume of work from MSA to masjid boards to Celebrate Mercy.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    S4:E7 - Sports, Leisure, & Recreation

    S4:E7 - Sports, Leisure, & Recreation

    Down time. We all need it, but what's the best way to use it. The team discusses leisure and recreation, and debates sports.

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sspodcast
    Our headquarters: SafinaSociety.org
    Our masjid: NBIC.org
    Online classes: Arkview.Teachable.com
    Books & Merch: SafinaPress.com

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    S4:E6 - Third Dimension: Quantum 101 with Professor Zahid Hasan

    S4:E6 - Third Dimension: Quantum 101 with Professor Zahid Hasan

    The team is joined by a guest speaker, Dr. Zahid Hassan, Professor of Physics at Princeton University. Known for his pioneering research on quantum matter exhibiting topological properties. The Safina Society team discusses science and what it means in our understanding of the world. What is Quantum Physics, how is it different from Newtonian Physics, and why does it all matter?

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Doc's News - Halloween, Self-Control, & Twitter

    Doc's News - Halloween, Self-Control, & Twitter

    In this episode, Alex, Dr. Shadee, & Thomas look at Imam Zaid's critique of Halloween permissiveness and Halaloween. Alex then reads the Washington Post's apology for labeling Isis's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere Islamic scholars," followed by an inane case in Texas on...you guessed it...gender. 🔔 Lastly, the trio discuss the increasingly profane cesspool known as "Muslim Twitter."

    • 1 hr 59 min

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