Ep. 20: “Islam and the Arab Revolutions” | Book Talk

Published at the beginning of this year, Usaama Al-Azami’s Islam and the Arab Revolutions: The Ulama Between Democracy and Autocracy analyzes the rhetoric of religious scholars throughout the Arab Spring. Focusing on the Egyptian revolution, Al-Azami explains what defines the factions standing for or against the revolution and assesses their key figures, including Ali Gomaa, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah Bin Bayyah. On Episode 20, we … Continue reading Ep. 20: “Islam and the Arab Revolutions” | Book Talk

Podcast Ep. 19: The Feminine Critique

Facing conflicting standards and blurred lines, Muslim women often struggle to understand femininity and what Islam has to say about it. Is there an ideal we should strive or fulfill, or an archetype by which to measure ourselves? What role does culture play in defining gender? Can we be ourselves while pleasing Allah, or are our personalities up for consideration? On Episode 19, the team … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 19: The Feminine Critique

Podcast Ep. 18: Only the Dead See the End of War

Following the 20-year memorial of September 11, 2001, we sit down to reflect on how this day has shaped the last two decades. Our Ummah has faced the physical, spiritual, and intellectual consequences of American imperial violence, which inspires and goads police states around the globe in their persecution of Muslims. How do we reckon with these effects, and where do we go from here? … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 18: Only the Dead See the End of War

Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

It was a dark and stormy night, and the TQP team had gathered to discuss all things storytelling: books, film, drama, romance, wizardry, tropes, representation (and whether we need it). It began on a good-humored note, with the sisters cordially chatting about their favorite genres — but it soon took a turn. The commentary got dicier and the opinions less popular. Casualties included Ertugrul and … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 17: Wizards, Weebs, Wakanda

Podcast Ep. 16: The Devil Wears Zara | Iman Masmoudi

Iman Masmoudi joins the Qarawiyyin Podcast for a conversation on ethical fashion, production, and consumption. We discuss our role in the global capitalist economy, addressing the gruesome realities of exploitative labor and environmental degradation. As the havoc wreaked by capitalism becomes more plain to see, we grapple with where to place Islam on the spectrum of economic ideologies, as well as practical steps to disengage … Continue reading Podcast Ep. 16: The Devil Wears Zara | Iman Masmoudi