For nearly four years, alt.muslim has provided a comprehensive (and irreverent) look at issues throughout the Muslim world. Now you can hear commentary straight from the writers (along with special guests) in alt.muslim review, a regular downloadable audio program available as a podcast through Apple's iTunes or right here through an RSS feed or downloadable MP3 file. Each show will review the most interesting recent cultural, political, and religious events in a balanced (and humourous) way. It's a Muslim "Daily Show" for your iPod. Well, almost.
Alislam.org provides these sermons every friday via this podcast in different languages and formats for free.
We are tired of Islam being exploited and misinterpreted by radicals, Islamophobes, and so called "experts." Too many times have we seen Islam being associated with violence, terrorism, and a way of life that is seen as barbaric, backwards, and at odds with modernity in the news and print media. We decided to take matters into our own hands by developing our own billboard, magazine, TV, and radio Ad campaigns to present Islam in its true light. Love, compassion, mercy, unity, modesty, truth - these are just some of the ingredients that make our faith. MeccaOne Radio has been broadcasting since May of 2002. We broadcast every Thursday between 5-6pm on 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose, CA and reach 22,000 weekly Muslim and non-Muslim listeners. We also broadcast live world-wide over the internet and operate our Podcast via RSS feed and iTunes. Past guests on MeccaOne include Robert Fisk, Zakir Naik, Peter Sanders, Bilal Phillips, and many others. To learn more about us or our projects, visit us on the web at: www.meccaone.org
By On The Air With Omair
These podcasts are designed specifically for English speakers who want to learn tajweed. It will also assist those who do not have the chance to meet a sheikh or qari in their local area, by assisting them to seek this sacred knowledge of Quran and tajweed. Given that there are approximately 20 million Muslims in the English speaking world, this is a useful resource to bring this sacred knowledge to those who cannot find access to sheikhs. The podcasts are a series of short, engaging lectures, going through the rules of Arabic alphabet, makharij (articulation points), sifaat (qualities of letters), waqf (rule stopping and pausing) rasm (Orthography relating to recitation of certain words). There will also be some elaboration on the meaning of tajweed, the history of it (including the biography of Imam Hafs and â€˜Asim) and finally, a brief summary on the work of Imam Al-Jazari and ImamAl-Shatibirhm. This interesting historical background provides English speakers with some context of the great Islamic scholarship that is the basis of how and why we study tajweed today.
By kHALED BOUCHAFAA
Crash Course in Islam is a production of the Voices and Visions Project from the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. This weekly podcast debunks common myths about the Islamic faith in brief, informational segments. Learn more at CrashCourseinIslam.org
By Voices and Visions