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The Qarawiyyin Podcast

The Qarawiyyin Podcast

By The Qarawiyyin Project
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The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life.

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Ep. 2: On Populism & Martyrdom

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Ep. 15: With the Qur'an | Shaykha Maryam Amir
Shaykha Maryam Amir joins the Qarawiyyin Podcast for a conversation on women seeking religious knowledge: access, barriers, missteps, and successes. We discuss the challenges women commonly face when attempting to access even basic information about their deen. Shaykha Maryam dispels misconceptions regarding women reciting the Qur'an, and illustrates the power of reciting and memorizing the Word of Allah ﷻ. Shaykha Maryam Amir received her master’s in Education from UCLA and a second bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies through Al-Azhar University. She has also studied in Egypt, memorized the Qur’an and has researched a variety of religious sciences, ranging from Quranic exegesis, Islamic jurisprudence, Prophetic narrations and commentary, women’s rights within Islamic law and more for the past 15 years. She actively hosts women who have memorized Quran from around the world to recite and share their journeys through her Into the Revelation Series and the #FOREMOTHERS campaign. Maryam’s focus in the fields of spiritual connections, identity actualization, social justice and women’s studies have humbled her the opportunity to lecture throughout the United States and the world, including in Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina, Stockholm, London, Toronto and more. She holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and speaks multiple languages. You can follow Shaykha Maryam on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:01:01
May 11, 2021
Ep. 14: Back to the Future | Khilafa & Islamic Governance
100 hijri years have passed since the abolishment of the Ottoman Caliphate, marking a milestone in the history of Islamic governance. In Episode 14, the TQP team sits down for a conversation on the concept of Khilafa, the Islamic political model, and challenges for envisioning Islamic governance in the modern period. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Subscribe to our newsletter: qarawiyyinproject.substack.com/welcome Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
02:05:17
March 28, 2021
Ep. 13: Reflecting on the Names of Allah | Ustadha Jinan Yousef
The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes Ustadha Jinan Yousef for a discusssion on her recently published book, "Reflecting on the Names of Allah". We delve into what it means to truly know God, common misconceptions about God's nature, and practical ways to improve our relationship with our Creator.  Jinan Yousef has been an author for over a decade writing about topics related to the Islamic faith. She has been a student of Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi alongside others. Jinan is a course instructor at Al-Buruj press and regularly lectures on the names of God, connecting to Allah, and growing in faith. Ustadha Jinan's course based on the book: https://www.suhaibwebb.com/courses/reflecting-on-the-names-of-allah _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:28:06
February 27, 2021
Ep. 12: Green Wave - Islam in Europe | ACHIME
In Episode 12, the Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes two guests: Sara K. Shehlawi and Noha El Haddad, the founders of ACHIME, or the Association of Muslim Girls in Spain. As European populism and anti-Islamic sentiment manifest in new and uglier ways, we ask: what sparked this, and what does it mean for the global Ummah? Sara and Noha examine the challenges Muslims face in Spain, Prophetic wisdoms for dealing with them, and projections for the future of Islam in Europe. Sara K. Shehlawi is a student in East Asian studies majoring in Chinese and interested in Chinese history and politics, and is also a student of the Islamic Sciences. She is one of the founders of ACHIME, a Muslim girls association that seeks to create a comfortable environment where young Muslim girls can grow and acquire knowledge about their deen and society. Noha El Haddad Boufares is an Emergency Physician specialized in Family and Community Medicine, with a Master's degree in Emergencies, Disasters and Catastrophes. She is of Morrocan origin, and also a co-founder and former president of ACHIME. She is currently finishing a Master's Degree in Advanced Studies on Islam in the Contemporary European Society at the Complutense University of Madrid. ACHIME - Chicas Musulmanas de España: www.asociacionachime.com Follow ACHIME on Instagram: instagram.com/achimeofficial _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
02:08:54
January 30, 2021
Ep. 11: Palestine — Revelation & Realpolitik | Dr. Aysha Wazwaz
The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes Dr. Aysha Wazwaz for a discussion on Palestine. As we witness shifting rhetoric about the liberation of Palestine, normalization efforts with the occupying force, and complicity from religious scholars in these efforts, we ask: what is the religious significance of Palestine? Why are Muslims dropping the banner of Palestine advocacy? What is the role of scholars in politics (and must we defer to them)? Shaykha Aysha Wazwaz is a researcher, author, an Islamic studies lecturer and a chaplain at St. Catherine university. Formerly a lecturer at the Islamic University of Minnesota, she holds a B.A degree in Islamic jurisprudence ( fiqh) and an M.A degree in Contemporary Islamic Studies from Al-Quds University. She has a PhD in Islamic Studies from Jinan University in Lebanon. She is the founder and CEO of Gems of Light, an institute dedicated to educating Muslim women in the Islamic tradition. Visit her website: gemsoflight.com _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:55:33
December 26, 2020
Ep. 10: Young & Beautiful
Does beauty matter, physical or otherwise?  The TQP team sits down to discuss beauty standards, the concept of jamal from an Islamic standpoint, and challenges Muslim women face navigating our hypervisual world.  _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:04:31
November 30, 2020
Ep. 9: Days of Yore
On Ep. 9, The Qarawiyyin Podcast welcomes a new member and dives into the archives. We discuss the importance of knowing our history, how narratives are shaped, and understanding women's role in the history of Islam. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:17:04
October 9, 2020
Ep. 8: Ramadan, Old Friend
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." [Sahih Bukhari] Ramadan Mubarak! In this episode, the TQP team gets into the Ramadan spirit and discusses how to make the most of this blessed month — under quarantine, on your period, and through the pangs of hunger. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
32:48
April 24, 2020
Ep. 7: The Good, the Trads, and the Feminists
The TQP team finally sits down to address the elephant in the room when it comes to discussing Muslim women's issues: feminism. Sharing our thoughts on its popularity and varied manifestations, we trace the phenomenon of adopting the feminist label among Muslims and discuss its inconsistency with the Islamic worldview. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:15:34
April 20, 2020
Ep. 6: Pseudoscience | ft. Heraa Hashmi
Our honored guest, Heraa Hashmi, joins us to discuss secularism in science. Continuing the discussion from our previous episode, we discuss the relationship between religion and science in academia, as well as the moral implications of attempting to divorce theology from the study of the natural world. Broaching a range of topics including mental health, medical ethics, and abortion, we delve into the biases present—and denied—in the world of supposedly objective scientific research. A clinical researcher by profession, Heraa is a graduate in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She is also a founding member and contributor at Traversing Tradition, an online publication geared towards examining modern society through an Islamic worldview.  Read Heraa's work: traversingtradition.com Follow Heraa on Twitter: twitter.com/caveheraa _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:16:22
December 31, 2019
Ep. 5: Honey, I Secularized the Kids
The TQP team discusses the concepts of secular and sacred knowledge, how they came to be defined as such, and the problems that come with these definitions. Does studying the "secular sciences" require us to leave deen at the door, and can one truly be a mu'min as a student at a secular university?  We also explore insights from the book recommendations on our University Reading List. _ University Reading List: https://qarawiyyinproject.co/2019/08/17/university-reading-list/ "Of Cannons and Canons": https://renovatio.zaytuna.edu/article/of-cannons-and-canons "Among the Disbelievers": https://renovatio.zaytuna.edu/article/among-the-disbelievers _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:02:23
November 3, 2019
Ep. 4: All the Lonely People | ft. Ilham Ibrahim
Our first honored guest, Ilham Ibrahim, joins us to discuss her article “Individualism and the Destruction of Community”. We get a look into the founding of Ilham’s project, Qurtuba Online, and reflect on the departure of the holy month of Ramadan. Ilham Ibrahim is the founder of Qurtuba Online. A surgical nurse by profession, she’s an avid reader, martial arts enthusiast and enjoys studying history and the sacred sciences. Qurtuba Online: qurtubaonline.org Article: “Individualism and the Destruction of Community”: qarawiyyinproject.co/2019/05/03/individualism-the-destruction-of-community Emergency Medical Aid for Sudan: gofundme.com/emergency-medical-aid-for-sudan _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
01:14:04
June 26, 2019
Ep. 3: I, Keyboard Warrior
Has communal discourse among Muslims become polarized? In this episode, we discuss the ways in which some are addressing liberal tremors in the Muslim community, where they may fall short, and how to begin gathering the broken pieces.  This conversation was inspired by an article recently published by Al-Madina Institute entitled "Why We Must Recapture Scholarly Discourse from Extreme Bloggers": almadinainstitute.org/blog/why-we-must-recapture-scholarly-discourse-from-extreme-bloggers TQP article: "Walaa & Baraa: Loyalty in Islam": qarawiyyinproject.co/2017/06/11/walaa-baraa-loyalty-in-islam _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
43:24
April 26, 2019
Ep. 2: On Populism & Martyrdom
In our second episode, we take a look at populism as a framework for understanding the tragedy that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand. Support the United For Christchurch Campaign: www.launchgood.com/project/support_for_the_families__victims_of_the_new_zealand_mosque_shootings _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
45:43
March 23, 2019
Ep. 1: Projections
The Qarawiyyin Podcast makes its debut. We discuss our origin story, our approach, and how we navigate "representation" as a Muslim women's platform. _ The Qarawiyyin Project aims to revive the tradition of Muslim women being at the forefront of discussing the most critical issues of our time from an Islamic perspective, and empower women to be active in their communities around the world in carrying Islam as a way of life. Read our publications: qarawiyyinproject.co Email us: contact@qarawiyyinproject.co
27:42
February 2, 2019