SWISSCAST with Suhaib Webb
Summary: Islam, Faith, Courses and Current Issues
From time to time, during Ramadan, I plan to share some reflection on what the Imam will recite in Taraweeh prayers. That to bring you closer to its meaning and to enhance your experience.
In this episode, I chat with Imam Marc Manley of the Middle Ground Podcast and Community. Imam Marc leads a community in Southern California where he teaches, gives Friday sermons and guides others. We discuss a host of issues in this podcast from being an Imam in America, the Month of Ramadan and how to make it special.
Being woke is a term popularized recently popularized by activists. In my first podcast "Being Woke" I noted that the idea of wakefulness appears deep in Islam's spiritual tradition. But what next? The tradition is not meant to be accepted and romanticized. It should serve as an inspirational guide for us to write traditions for those who will come after us. Thus, in this podcast, I begin to address what lies "Beyond woke."
The Qur'an is heavenly constructed but socially located. That means that we are responsible for thinking about it and reflecting on our lives, and the communities around us.
LIving the prophetic legacy of love and care for neighbors requires investment, talent and a strategy. In what turned out to be more than an interview, I spent an evening watching and learning from Councilmen Basheer Jones as he lived that legacy.
What are some foundational principles we can take from the Qur'an's eighteenth chapter? How will establishing our early life on those principles help us as we move from student to worker?
I chat with Dr. Khalid Beydoun to discuss his latest book, American Islamophobia. In what turned out to be an almost hour-long conversation, we touch on his definition of Islamophobia, what a post-racial, post-religious Obama world means for American Muslims, Trump and white supremacy, anti-blackness in the American Muslim community, CVE, the fear that some religious leaders have of the left, and much more
There are numerous lessons we can take from the Night Journey of the Prophet (sa). This sermon shares some of them, along with some conditions to ensure a person's activism is aligned with Prophetic values..
Consumption and population growth have gravely impacted our world, wreaking havoc on ecosystems and resources, while creating strains on communities who struggle to access those resources, while relying on them for survival. How can we be allies to the underserved, seeing our care and concern for the environment as an essential weapon in defense of it while guaranteeing hat communities will have fair access to its benefits?
SwissCast with Suhaib Webb: Surah Hujurat #5
In this lesson, I focus on one of the greatest threats to our earth: consumption. As I reflected over Ibn Jawzi's words on the dangers of gluttony and opulence, I began to ask myself, "How can religious ethics guide me to shop and eat so I can reduce my negative impact on the environment?" If I were to plug the ethics presented in the text, how would they address living responsibly as a resident on earth? How are you working for environmental justice and towards shrinking your negative impact on the environment?
SwissCast with Suhaib Webb: Surah Hujurat #4
SwissCast with Suhaib Webb: Surah Hujurat #3
Drake's video for "God's Plan" is powerful, showing him giving away nearly $1 million throughout the city of Miami. It is moving; the artist said, "It is the most important thing I've ever done." And while it has generally received praise from pundits, fans and religious leaders, some voiced concerns with it. I address that and more in this podcast.
SwissCast with Suhaib Webb: Surah Hujurat #2