A collection of audio lectures, podcasts and khutbahs by yours truly.
#MiddleGroundPodcast – The Sherman Jackson Reader: On Belief and Rationality For Muslims in the West
In this episode of the Middle Ground Podcast, we share some more insights into our Saturday class, The Sherman Jackson Reader, this time discussing such topics as belief, non-belief, and the hegemony of western constructs such as rationalism, and what are its consequences for Muslims and what our potential reactions might be. Excerpts “On Sensationalism, ISIS … Continue reading "#MiddleGroundPodcast – The Sherman Jackson Reader: On Belief and Rationality For Muslims in the West"
#MiddleGroundPodcast – The Sherman Jackson Reader – Insights Into Practice and Spirituality
I teach a class entitled The Sherman Jackson Reader at Middle Ground. It’s a class where we use Dr. Jackson’s articles, books, and scholarship, to spark meaningful dialogues, conversations, and ask pertinent questions. The following are two short excepts followed by the full length clip. Enjoy, and perhaps join us some Saturday after Fajr! “Spiritual … Continue reading "#MiddleGroundPodcast – The Sherman Jackson Reader – Insights Into Practice and Spirituality"
Act Now – A Khutbah
It was with a heavy heart that I delivered my last khutbah today for the Drexel MSA in the capacity as chaplain. In truth, I have not been the chaplain at Drexel for over a year but I have, nonetheless, function as a de facto chaplain, or as the students affectionately call me, ustadh. The … Continue reading "Act Now – A Khutbah"
Dunya – A Khutbah By George Carlin
There used to be a certain brand of comic in America, vulgarity aside, that was able to speak a witty word of truth to power. George Carlin was one such comic. I am tempted, at some point in the future, to use this, verbatim, as a dars or khatirah.
The American Immigrant Muslim – Histories & Futures
The following audio is from a talk I delivered at the Islamic Center of South Jersey (ICSJ), on May 17th. We discussed the histories, challenges, and pschologies, past and present, for American Muslims of non-indigenous origins. My thanks to Mufti Niaz Hanna for inviting me.
After the Conference – A Khutbah
So you’ve just attended a great conference on Islamic spirituality, Islamic finance, Islamic something or other. You’ve heard some incredible talks and met some very inspirational individuals. al-Hamdulillah. But before you know it, the tables are breaking down, you’ve checked out your hotel room, and come Monday morning, it’s back to your same old existence. … Continue reading "After the Conference – A Khutbah"