Muslim in Moderation is a monthly podcast on minority culture, identity and politics emanating from immigrant and minority experiences of Muslims in the West.
E12: Muslim Matchmaking Online
SingleMuslim.com founder Adeem Younis talks about starting the platform twenty years ago, how attitudes to online match matching have changed and how digital marriage platforms may change in the future.
Adeem Younis is the award-winning Chairman of SingleMuslim.com, the UK’s largest digital matrimony platform for Muslims, and the founder of Penny Appeal, a multi-national Muslim Islamic charity providing aid to people in over 30 crisis-hit countries worldwide.
E11: Zarqa is back!
Muslim TV pioneer Zarqa Nawaz is back to talk about her new show "Zarqa", taking on the "brown man/white trophy wife" trope, comparing Kumail Nanjiani, Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj and Ramy Youssef, the pandemic and more. The trailer for “Zarqa” is available at www.musliminmoderation.com/episodes/e11
Zarqa Nawaz created the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the west. Little Mosque on the Prairie was an international hit, airing in over 80 countries.
E10: Muslims and #MeToo
Scholar Zahra Ayubi discusses the problem of spiritual and sexual abuse including Muslim celebrity cases, countering the culture of silence and the importance of women in mosque governance.
Zahra Ayubi is an assistant professor of religion at Dartmouth College and the author of Gendered Morality: Classical Islamic Ethics of the Self, Family, and Society (Columbia University Press, 2019). She specializes in feminist philosophy of Islam and has published on gendered concepts of ethics, justice, and religious authority, and on Muslim feminist thought and American Muslim women’s experiences. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies from UNC Chapel Hill.
E9: Caring for Elderly Muslims
Australian aged care advocate Mahjabeen Ahmad discusses transnational care giving, tailoring aged care services for Muslims in the West, overcoming stigma and the prospects for Muslim nursing homes.
Mahjabeen Ahmad is an independent researcher and award winning aged care advocate based in Adelaide, Australia. She has authored a guidebook and delivers cultural training to provider organizations on Muslim aged care needs. She previously managed a federally funded aged care project for South Australian Muslims.
E8: Cultural Evolution and the Future of Religion
Social scientist Dr. Azim Shariff is back to discuss how religion helped to foster cooperation in societies, the effect of culture on religious practice and where religion is headed in the face of rapid technological change.
Azim Shariff is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics.
E7: Muslim American Women...
Anthropology Professor Shabana Mir shares insights and stories from her book Muslim American Women: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity. It sheds light on the struggle facing Muslim students to find tolerance and inclusion in the West.
Dr. Shabana Mir is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the American Islamic College in Chicago. Her book Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity received the Outstanding Book Award from the National Association for Ethnic Studies and the Critics’ Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association (2014). She holds a PhD in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University.