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This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us. We engage thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that make up Islam as a system of thought.
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The Thinking Muslim Muhammad Jalal

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This podcast is dedicated to exploring issues in some more depth and untangling the complexities of the world around us. We engage thinkers, academics and scholars in conversation on a number of themes to appreciate the ideas that make up Islam as a system of thought.
Follow us on https://www.thinkingmuslim.com/
And twitter @thinking_muslim https://twitter.com/thinking_muslim
Email info@thinkingmuslim.com

    Malcolm X: the myths and reality - with Hakeem Muhammad

    Malcolm X: the myths and reality - with Hakeem Muhammad

    Malcolm X, the black American Muslim leader is celebrated around the world. His courage, intelligence and skill to persuade, makes him one of the greatest orators in history. Yet, today what he stood for has become unclear, as his image and message is co-opted into several political programmes that, if Malcolm was alive today, he would probably find questionable. Riaz Hasan of the Thinking Muslim Project speaks to Hakeem Muhammad, a lawyer and campaigner about his thoughts on Malcolm X, distilling the real man from the fiction created after his death.

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    • 55 min
    20 years of British Terror Laws - with Moazzam Begg

    20 years of British Terror Laws - with Moazzam Begg

    Twenty years ago, the then UK Labour government led by Prime Minister Tony Blair introduced anti-terror laws that, in time, would expand the British security state. The raft of terrorism legislation that came as a result, have impacted the Muslim community and refashioned our relationship with institutions of government and the way we are perceived by wider society. 

    Our guest today, Moazzam Begg from CAGE UK, is a brother that took a stand and through his public engagements gives hope to believers, presenting an unfiltered Islam, uncompromised by state patronage.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Islamic Economics: Public and Private Property in Islam - with Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam

    Islamic Economics: Public and Private Property in Islam - with Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam

    This week we invite back onto the show Dr Abul Izz Abdul Salam, a university professor and expert in comparative economics from Jerusalem Palestine to continue our series, today exploring property ownership. Capitalism places great emphasis on free enterprise, the orthodoxy states most property should be in the hands of private corporations, whereas radical socialism places a greater emphasis on collective ownership, looking upon property rights with scepticism. Until now, Muslims have oscillated between the two ideologies, many proudly describing themselves as Islamic capitalists or Islamic socialists. Yet Islam as the revelation from Allah (swt) came to help us reach salvation in the afterlife as well as harmony in our societies. So how do we define property in Islam?

    • 39 min
    Debates, Disagreements & Disunity with Dr Shadee Elmasry

    Debates, Disagreements & Disunity with Dr Shadee Elmasry

    We speak to a regular guest Dr Shadee Elmasry about division within the Muslim community. I ask him, how does Islam help us to navigate our differences? What makes a valid shari’ opinion? How do we know whether a scholar or commentator is sincere to sources of Islam? What makes a mujtahid and what are the limits of the muqallid (follower)? We discuss the recent trend amongst duat to call out and defame one another. 

    We also discuss the duty of enjoining maroof and forbid munkar, how does a layman fulfil this duty? What gives the commoner the right to question even scholars on issues and what are the guidelines? How do we forbid wrong while transmitting respect and not exacerbating divisions? We look at the notion ‘only Allah can judge’ and the anger that pervades much of modern social media ‘da’wah’. What does it mean to be smart in conveying Islam? and does being smart sometimes come at the cost of being truthful? 

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Crisis of the Modern Man - With Ameen (Seera Masters)

    The Crisis of the Modern Man - With Ameen (Seera Masters)

    Even if we don’t subscribe to the oft quoted phrase of Jordan Peterson that there is "a crisis of masculinity", we may accept that young men live lives in an era where their roles and responsibilities remain subject to intense scrutiny. 

    Our guest today, Ameen from the popular Mind Heist podcast and the YouTube help channel Seera Masters is a young man trying to make sense of this world. Ameen set off on a journey to discover what Islam expects from a man and in his own words found conclusions that challenged his own preconceptions. He is currently working on writing a book on the subject. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Islam, Liberalism and a Muslim Benedict Option with Ismail Royer

    Islam, Liberalism and a Muslim Benedict Option with Ismail Royer

    The environment we find ourselves in after 9/11 has made it very difficult for our community to simultaneously continue living an Islamic life and meeting the demands of our daily existence. This atmosphere has given rise to what can only be called a liberal inquisition, the constant reminder that we should be defensive about our faith and that what we believe is somehow out of sync with modernity.

    In this febrile atmosphere, some have called for more radical action to affirm the faith of our families and community. If the next generation is to survive, maybe we need to more proactively build community institutions that nurture true conviction and assert more readily our priorities, free from the tedious scrutiny of wider society. This is where Muslims have engaged with the Benedict Option of Rod Dreher.

    To discuss the notion of a Muslim Benedict Option we speak with Ismail Royer, an activist and thinker from America, Royer serves as a Director at the Religious Freedom Institute, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization.

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    • 1 hr 29 min

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