43 episodes

Have you ever heard something about Islam that made you double take? Questions like “With our political climate, will my children be Muslim?” or “If God is the Most Merciful, why does Hellfire exist?” Welcome to DoubleTake, Yaqeen Institute's new podcast exploring Islamic topics that give us pause. Join our host Mohamad Zaoud and array of experts and scholars as they address these tough questions and topics by exploring the bigger picture through current events, pop culture, and practical applications.

DoubleTake, a Yaqeen podcast Yaqeen Institute

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Have you ever heard something about Islam that made you double take? Questions like “With our political climate, will my children be Muslim?” or “If God is the Most Merciful, why does Hellfire exist?” Welcome to DoubleTake, Yaqeen Institute's new podcast exploring Islamic topics that give us pause. Join our host Mohamad Zaoud and array of experts and scholars as they address these tough questions and topics by exploring the bigger picture through current events, pop culture, and practical applications.

    Season Finale - Are Religiosity and Mental Health Connected? with Dr. Osman Umarji and Dr. Farah Islam

    Season Finale - Are Religiosity and Mental Health Connected? with Dr. Osman Umarji and Dr. Farah Islam

    The importance of mental health is discussed everywhere today, from workplaces and schools to television shows and social media. In most cases, however, it has a distinctly secular approach. There is rarely any mention of the role that faith and spirituality can play in mental well-being.

    A recent study by Yaqeen makes the case that religiosity is not only relevant to mental health, but central to it.

    What are the biggest factors affecting the mental health of Muslims? How can religiosity lead to positive psychological outcomes? Can religiosity even be measured?

    In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Osman Umarji and Dr. Farah Islam, co-authors of “Faith in Mind: Islam’s Role in Mental Health.” Read the study here.

    • 42 min
    James Webb Telescope: Muslims in Space with Dr. Aycha Tammour

    James Webb Telescope: Muslims in Space with Dr. Aycha Tammour

    The James Webb Space Telescope is set to be operational by July as NASA’s flagship mission in astrophysics. In the coming years, we are expected to learn more about the first stars and galaxies after the Big Bang, and we may see significant progress toward becoming a multi-planetary species. 

    What does Islam have to say about the importance of space exploration? How does the Big Bang fit into our understanding of creation from the Islamic perspective? Does studying space have any importance to our daily lives as Muslims? 

    In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to astrophysicist and data scientist Dr. Aycha Tammour, about how Muslims should think about space exploration.

    • 38 min
    Islam and Abortion with Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sr. Hanaa Hasan

    Islam and Abortion with Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sr. Hanaa Hasan

    Abortion is dominating headlines as the United States Supreme Court considers a decision that could lead to it being outlawed in many states. While the political debate is framed as being either pro-life or pro-choice, the Islamic perspective is not so simple. 

    Is abortion halal or haram, and are there any exceptions? What principles do Muslim scholars use to determine their understanding? How should we be thinking about this issue on an individual and political level? 

    In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sr. Hanaa Hasan about the Islamic perspective on abortion and the article Islam and the Abortion Debate. 

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    • 1 hr
    Muslims & Crypto: Will we fall behind? with Sh. Joe Bradford

    Muslims & Crypto: Will we fall behind? with Sh. Joe Bradford

    Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and more. Cryptocurrency has continuously made headlines in recent years, but despite the popularity of the subject, it seems like there is still no consensus about how Muslims should engage with it. ⁠

    What should Muslims know about investing in cryptocurrency? ⁠

    How can we be mindful of Islamic values while trying to keep up with the latest trends in finance? ⁠

    What can we do to take ownership of our financial futures? ⁠

    In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Sh. Joe Bradford, one of the leading experts on issues involving Muslims and Finance in North America, about how Muslims fit into the world of cryptocurrency. ⁠

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    • 56 min
    Overcoming Pørnography with Dr. Omar Husain

    Overcoming Pørnography with Dr. Omar Husain

    Pørnography. It’s a word that’s taboo to say out loud in many of our communities, yet it’s responsible for psychological, spiritual, and social harms on a scale that is almost impossible to comprehend. While it is common knowledge that watching pornography is forbidden in Islam, its addictive nature makes it difficult to overcome. 

    What are the harms of watching this content? What are the underlying issues that cause people to turn to it, and why do they have a hard time turning away? What can we do to stop this habit before it becomes an addiction?

    Join host Mohamad Zaoud for a conversation with Dr. Omar Husain, Head of Instruction at Yaqeen Institute and Assistant Professor at Seattle University in the Clinical Mental Health Program. 

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    • 57 min
    The Man's Role at Home with Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy

    The Man's Role at Home with Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy

    Every culture has expectations for men and women about their roles at home and in society, but the line between cultural practices and religious duty isn’t always clear. The role of men is often reduced to being the financial provider for the home, but does this fully capture their responsibilities?

    Are the roles of men and women in the home interchangeable, or are there distinct Islamic expectations for each? How can men balance these responsibilities to become ideal fathers and husbands?

    In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy, co-author of the Yaqeen Institute paper “Gender Uniqueness in Islam and the Significance of Fatherhood.” Read it here.

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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Wonderful

It’s great and I’m sure it’ll just keep getting better! Thank you all!

Amer The Coach ,

Great, can still improve

This is a great podcast. The topics are very interesting and relevant and the guests are excellent and knowledgeable. The host is very authentic and tries his best. I would kindly suggest that the host works on making his questions more concise and that he tries not to interrupt the guests. JAK for your hard work!

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This is a GEM 💎

This podcast is an absolute gift. Br. Mohamad is a phenomenal host, mashaAllah, and makes the podcast feel so relatable, asking the difficult questions so many of us have but struggle to express. The guests & Yaqeen family are so deeply insightful, and I come away from each episode feeling closer to our Rabb (swt) and our deen, reassured that it was perfectly designed for imperfect people like me. Please keep this amazing podcast going!

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