Religion is often associated with control and dominance. We’re interested instead in creating an open space for listening-in and coexistence. This podcast will clear a space, put down a cushion, and offer podcast visitors a chance to listen in on the stories of Islam’s prophets and how they might see the world today.
Who are the prophets of the Qur’an? How are the stories in the Qur’an similar to (and different from) the stories of their lives in the Bible and the Torah? How did the prophets connect to faith, and what can we learn from their stories about the world today?
For many reasons, English-language news and entertainment has been saturated with negative portrayals of Islam. Even where Muslims have been humanized, Islam has still been demonized and distanced. Some brave people have been willing to cross this divide to learn more: they have visited mosques and come to inter-faith events. This podcast is not for them. This podcast is for people who don’t feel safe going to a mosque or an interfaith event, who might feel embarrassed to be seen with someone who wore the hijab, but who do want to know more about Islam. These people want to make a connection in a way that feels safe and supported, such as a podcast that isn’t proselytizing or judging, but that reaches out to them and their concerns. Many people are open to a new understanding, but they are afraid to put themselves out, to go ask in person. This podcast is for them, to help them feel a sense of connection with Muslims and with Islam.
Self-love, self-compassion, self-forgiveness…except self-control
Self everything except self-control. In a nutshell, it is self-deception.
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Look at the seven categories and see which category you can aspire to, and pray that you are resurrected under the shade of Allah.
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Brainwashing versus surrender to God
Some accounts show that faith in a higher power can assist a target in mentally detaching from the [brainwashing] process.
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Feedback versus bullying
Feedback can be uncomfortable to give, but with the right technique it can go more smoothly.
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Faith has a strong argument
Faith has a strong argument. Many people think that the argument of faith is: belief in God, just in case there is a hell and heaven-a safety net to protect one from the worst case scenario. That is simply not true.
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The ‘Aha’ Moment
He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord, and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.
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