Extremism: What is it & why should I care?

In an age of near constant news about people who use violence as a means of making a political or social statement, what kinds of extremism should we worry about? In this episode, Ohio-based community activist and physician, Dr. Wayel Azmeh joins Dr. Hathout to discuss the relationship between extremism and violence, the danger of […]

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Dealing with Your Inner Demons – Lessons from the Prophet

San Francisco-based artist Samira Idroos joins Dr. Hathout to reflect on the personal and very human side of Prophet Muhammad, whose own prayers for protection from anxiety and depression are documented in the Quran. Lets be real. Everyone faces the realities of self doubt, anxiety, stress and disillusionment. How do we free ourselves from our […]

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Islam & Politics: Can the Two Co-Exist?

  In this timely and fast-paced conversation with Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, office, Dr. Maher Hathout examines the role of Islamic political parties in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. As they move from being opposition parties to government leadership, how will Islamic political parties from Tunisia to Egypt and beyond impact […]

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Adding Injury to Insult: How Should We Handle Insults to Islam?

Hip-hop artist Omar Offendum joins Dr. Maher Hathout for a timely discussion on the current state of affairs of the Muslim global community. In the wake of protests in 23 countries that have taken at least 50 lives to date, they tackle the following questions: How did one video manage to wreak so much havoc […]

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Ramadan Episodes

Without thinking, there is no Islam Click here to play the episode. You can also right click on the link above and choose “Save As” to download the mp3 file. In this episode, Dr. Hathout is joined by attorney and activist Tarek Shawky to discuss a concept often repeated (over 100 times) in the Quran: […]

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