Which comes first: nation or ummah?
On Ep. 23, Butheina Hamdah joins us to discuss her research on American Muslim exceptionalism. We examine the impact of American exceptionalism on the Muslim psyche, as well as how American Muslims perceive the broader ummah. As calls for an indigenous Islam in America gain traction, questions of nationalism’s compatibility with an ummatic worldview come to the fore.
Butheina Hamdah is a project assistant with the Ummatics Colloquium (soon to be the Ummatics Institute). She received her M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Ummatics Colloquium: ummaticscolloquium.org
Listen to Episode 23 below, or find it on your favourite platform — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more — here on Anchor.