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Faith in Fine Print is a podcast that seeks to drive conversations about understanding faith in the modern world. A marriage of art, culture, and academia.

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Faith in Fine Print is a podcast that seeks to drive conversations about understanding faith in the modern world. A marriage of art, culture, and academia.

    EP 12 | Shaykha Iman Badawi | Beyond Surface Level Scholarship, The Heart-Mind Continuum in Islam, and MetaFiqh

    EP 12 | Shaykha Iman Badawi | Beyond Surface Level Scholarship, The Heart-Mind Continuum in Islam, and MetaFiqh

    In this episode recording in Istanbul, Türkiye, Nihal sat down with Shaykha Iman Badawi, a female scholar of fiqh and usul al-fiqh. They spoke about raising the quality of scholarship in the Muslim community, her experience of studying Islam throughout the world, how knowledge exists at the nexus of community, pedagogy, and methodology, and the Fitra-Faith dissonance that the Muslim community is currently facing. 
    Shaykha Iman Badawi is the founder of the Fitra Foundation and a scholar of Ḥanafī Fiqh and Uṣūl. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Between Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, she has over 25 years of experience in learning and teaching the Islamic tradition. Some of the scholars she has studied with include Shaykh Mokhtar Maghroui, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ayman Jammal, Shaykh Sa’id Bakdash, Sh. Hamza Bakri, Shaykh Issam Eido.

    She is founder of Halaqat al-Nur (The Circle of Light), a study circle and community service initiative at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, where she taught and served for close to 15 years. Currently based in Chicago, she is continuing her work with the Sayyida Nafisa Seminary and the Metafiqh Academia. Follow Shaykha Iman Badawi on Twitter @imanmbadawi and her work at www.fitrafoundation.org.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP 11 | Imam Zaid Shakir | Beyond Representation: Being Proud of Islam, Creating a Utilitarian Religion, and Vision Building for Muslim-Americans

    EP 11 | Imam Zaid Shakir | Beyond Representation: Being Proud of Islam, Creating a Utilitarian Religion, and Vision Building for Muslim-Americans

    Nihal sat down with Imam Zaid Shakir, and spoke to him about his journey to Islam, navigating community in the 1970s and 1980s, and how Muslims can cultivate an intellectual framework within America. Imam Zaid also reflected on the challenges he sees ahead for the greater Muslim community, the need to have a united voice, and also discusses what he is reading these days.
    Imam Zaid Shakir is an American Muslim scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He teaches courses on Arabic, law, history, and Islamic spirituality. Follow him at @ImamZaidShakir on Twitter. 
    Faith in Fine Print is brought to you by The Mantle, a sacred safe space dedicated to facilitating and demonstrating Islamic Spirituality.  Comments or Questions? E-mail us at faithinfineprint@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithinfineprint Twitter: https://twitter.com/faithfineprint Instagram: https://instagram.com/faithinfineprint SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES AT http://www.faithinfineprint.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 10 | Asad Dandia, Naqi Haider, Faiyaz Jaffer | Intra-Faith: Shias & Sunnis in Conversation

    EP 10 | Asad Dandia, Naqi Haider, Faiyaz Jaffer | Intra-Faith: Shias & Sunnis in Conversation

    In this episode, we talk to about how Shias and Sunnis can better learn to interact with each other. Nihal sat down with Asad Dandia, Naqi Haider, and Faiyaz Jaffer in Boston before the pandemic. They spoke about how Shias and Sunnis can navigate difficult conversations about their beliefs, how they can work together to push back against Islamophobia, and how we can elevate the quality of discussions between each other.

    Follow Asad Dandia @DandiaAsad
    Follow Naqi Haider @naqih
    Follow Faiyaz Jaffer @faiyazjaffer


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    • 1 hr
    EP 09 | Todd Fine | Little Syria in New York, Ottoman Graves in America, & Reforming the 9/11 Museum

    EP 09 | Todd Fine | Little Syria in New York, Ottoman Graves in America, & Reforming the 9/11 Museum

    In this episode, Nihal interviews Todd Fine. A graduate of Harvard and a PhD candidate at the City University of New York, Todd is a New York City based activist and historian. Todd and Nihal spoke about his research on the 19th century Syrian community in New York City, the ideas of Samuel Huntington and Edward Said, and Arab immigration to America. They also discussed Lebanese/Syrian-American writers Kahlil Gibran and Ameen Rihani, Ottoman graves in Massachusetts, and why people should be concerned about the 9/11 museum.

    Follow Todd Fine on Twitter @tfine, and read more about his activism and work at the Washington Street Advocacy Group at https://washingtonstreet.group. 

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    • 56 min
    EP 08 | Abdul-Rehman Malik | Stress Testing Our Faith & Being Mercy Warriors

    EP 08 | Abdul-Rehman Malik | Stress Testing Our Faith & Being Mercy Warriors

    Faith in Fine Print is making a return with new episodes! This week Nihal sat down with Abdul-Rehman Malik, a lecturer at Yale Divinity School, Director of the Muslim Leadership Lab at Yale, and host of the This Being Human podcast. He's an accomplished journalist, academic, and host of several audio documentaries. He 

    Nihal asked AR about his travels all over the world, why people are afraid of "stress testing" their faith, empowering leadership, kids in the mosque, and how important it is to study how Muslims engage with Islam. 

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    Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award winning journalist, educator and cultural organizer. In June 2019 he was appointed Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Divinity School. He also serves at the Program Coordinator at Yale University’s Council on Middle East Studies, and is responsible for developing curricula and partnerships with public schools to promote better cultural, language and religious literacy about the Middle East to educators and students alike. Abdul-Rehman also serves as Director of the Muslim Leadership Lab, an innovative student leadership program being incubated at the Dwight Hall Center of Social Justice at Yale. He remains programs manager for the Radical Middle Way, which offers powerful, faith-inspired guidance and tools to enable change, combat exclusion and violence and promote social justice for all. His work has spanned the UK, United States, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Mali, Morocco, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia. Read more about him at https://divinity.yale.edu/faculty-and-research/yds-faculty/abdul-rehman-malik

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP 07 | Dr. Suzy Ismail, PhD | Love & Marriage: Between Swiping Right & the Rishta Auntie

    EP 07 | Dr. Suzy Ismail, PhD | Love & Marriage: Between Swiping Right & the Rishta Auntie

    After a brief hiatus, Faith in Fine Print is finally back! This time, we're talking about marriage, relationships, and love. These have always been hot topics in the Muslim community. Alman and Nihal had the honor of hosting Dr. Suzy Ismail on Faith in Fine Print! They discussed how being in a relationship has become glamorized through social media, as well as how to meet people for marriage--be it through friends, family, rishta aunties, or Muslim marriage apps. Dr. Suzy then spoke about realistic ways of actually getting married, as well as how to stay married--an area that does not get much attention. Finally, they speak about the taboo subject of divorce--when should one conclude a relationship when it's not working, learning to be amicable, and healing. 

    Dr. Suzy Ismail is the Founding Director of Cornerstone, a nonprofit, faith-based communication intervention organization with several locations around the world that focus on youth, family, marriage, identity, socioemotional wellness, and relationship rebuilding. She is the author of many books including "Modern Muslim Marriage," "9 to 5," "When Muslim Marriage Fails," and several other works. She specializes in educating and empowering women, youth, and vulnerable populations by presenting a range of workshops, lectures, programs, diversity seminars, and corporate trainings both nationally and internationally. As a Visiting Professor for over a decade in the Communication Departments of Rutgers University and DeVry University, Dr. Ismail has researched, written, and presented extensively on the intersectionality of education, faith, communication, and culture. She has also served for many years as a student adviser, teacher, and board member of a local private school. You can read more about her at https://suzyismail.webs.com/

    A special thanks to the Islamic Center of Connecticut in Windsor, CT for inviting Dr. Suzy Ismail to the Hartford Muslim community.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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