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9 Unmissable Muslim Podcasts

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9 unmissable Muslim podcasts exploring all things Muslim, from parenting to generational differences, bedtime stories and the power of du’a.

Alchemiya’s  growing selection of top-rated podcast episodes explores everyday life and Islam, featuring some of the most compelling thinkers, commentators, historians and scholars shaping the contemporary discussion and narrative around Islam and Muslims. Here are some of the best Muslim podcasts curated by Alchemiya.

1. The Muslim Super Dad and Wonder Mom Podcast: Muslim Parenting – Raising Teens

The teenage years are a crucial time for kids. It’s a time for independence, curiosity, self-awareness, and conflict. Parents with teens often find themselves having to navigate this new developmental milestone – with some rebellion. But teenagers are going through a world that can seem chaotic – daily peer struggles, college prep, and blossoming into an adult. The Muslim Super Dad and Wonder Mom podcast is joined by Munira Ezzeldine who shares valuable insights and strategies into raising teens. She is a college and career counsellor who helps young adults gain self-awareness to prepare for higher education and beyond.

2. Once Upon a Crescent: Muslim Kids Podcast

Prince Abdullah takes an important step, as taught from our Sunnah, and addresses the anger in a situation at the royal palace. Here’s a story about addressing anger so that we can get that out of the way in order to solve our disagreements! Conflict Resolution is a fancy vocabulary word that just means being able to find solutions to people’s disagreements, tune in to hear more!

Once Upon a Crescent is a collection of Islamic bedtime stories for children. Written and produced by a Muslim elementary school teacher, these stories aim to impart Islamic morals to kids through light-hearted storytelling. Not only are stories a great way to settle into a bedtime routine, but they also provide rich opportunities for meaningful dialogue between parent and child. Snuggle up with your little one and feel free to use this podcast as a starting point to talk about Islamic values.

3. The Safina Society Podcast: The Power of Dua

Why are things the way they are? Why are some people more successful than others? Perhaps we have more to do with the equation than we think. Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi: “I am in the opinion of My slave. If he thinks good, that is what he will find. If he thinks bad, that is what he will find” (narrated by Ahmad).
The crew sits with Shaykh Mikaeel Ahmed Smith and talks about the Prophet’s constant optimism and good opinion of Allah.

The Safina Society offers onsite classes in New Jersey, online classes through MyArkview.org, a dawa centre and soup kitchen in New Jersey, and multimedia productions such as their podcast and YouTube channel. 

The Quran An English Translation, translated by M. A . S. Abdel Haleem is also available on Alchemiya, presented by the Safina Society. This is a translation into modern English that remains faithful to the original meaning, making it easy to understand, while embodying a simple eloquence. Antiquated language is avoided, and the Arabic meaning made clear. The message of the Qur’an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.

The audio of this accessible Quran translation is conveniently split into thirty parts (juz) for ease of listening.

4. Paradigms of Leadership – Cambridge Muslim College: William Williamson

This episode of Paradigms of Leadership about William Williamson shows that Islam works well as a religion for free-spirited people; for those who were more comfortable with nature than with cities, those who were not afraid of discomfort or death but valued the qualitative intensity of traditional human life over and against the comforts of modernity.

In Paradigms of Leadership – an ongoing Lecture Series – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad chooses exemplary figures in Islamic history of every generation, geography and gender, drawing out particular lessons for us: both in the way they carried themselves through society and in the principles they employed in handling the urgent challenges of their day.

5. Renovatio: The Podcast – Zaytuna College: Cultivating the Life Skill of Writing

The mere act of writing for one’s self tends to reveal the fact that each one of us contains multitudes. When we write in our diaries or journals, we employ rhetorical devices even though our audience is within us. Scott Crider and Sarah Barnette—both are teachers and scholars committed to the craft of writing—discuss how conversing with one’s self through writing treats the self like the other in a useful way, giving us liberal room to persuade or represent ourselves. The end result, hopefully, is that one is transformed through the openness of the experience, having escaped from conflict or confusion into clarity. Crider and Barnette also speak about practical matters: how to start the practice of writing, how to make use of originality, and how to lean on the good writing of others.

RENOVATIO: THE PODCAST discusses the ideas that shape the modern world from the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, Zaytuna College. It is produced by Renovatio, a journal of faith and ideas published by Zaytuna College.

6. British Muslim Girl Diaries: Mind the (generational) Gap

In this episode of Brit-ish Muslim Girl Diaries, Amal and Zara discuss their experience of growing up in the UK to parents who immigrated from Somalia and Pakistan. Listen in to hear stories of culture clashes and what they are learning about immigrant parent-child relationships now being in their 30s!

7. One Foot in the Sink: Islam, Design and Creativity: In Conversation with Peter Gould

In 2002, while studying graphic design, Peter embraced Islam. He began travelling abroad to the Middle East and fell in love with the beautiful old cities of Fes, Damascus, Istanbul and Medina. In this episode One Foot In The Sink talks to award winning designer and entrepreneur Peter Gould about his journey to Islam, Islamic influence in design, unlocking your creative potential, design thinking and so much more!

One Foot In The Sink is a light hearted Muslim lifestyle podcast. What is a Muslim lifestyle? We believe it is living an inclusive life within the boundaries of Islam and pushing yourself to becoming a better human being and a Muslim. Of course, it involves enjoying the finer things in life too! Join Anees and Foz, every two weeks, as they talk to inspirational guests who share their motivational stories, have some banter, discuss Muslim lifestyle hacks and some funny stories! No politics or debates.

The Hikma Project podcast Ertugrul and Ibn Arabi

8. The Hikma Project: The Spiritual Significance of Ertugrul & Ibn Arabi

In this episode of the Hikma Project podcast, Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi explores the symbolic imagery and spiritual significance of Ertuġrul and Ibn Arabi in the Turkish television series Resurrection: Ertuġrul, feeling into why it has touched the hearts of so many young Muslims all over the world. A commentary that considers how the mythology is built upon, or rather, woven around three poles: the mythos, Islam, and the Ottoman Empire. Through his insight, we can taste the quintessence of spiritual transformation. He provides a concise explanation of the Qur’anic verses of سورة الفتح Sura al Fatḥ, recited in the series, in relation to both one’s own spiritual journey and the seven most often repeated آيات (ayas) from the Holy Qur’an, السبع المثاني (al-Sabʿul al-Mathanī).

The Hikmah Project provides a platform for seekers of sacred knowledge to explore texts with leading experts in the intellectual, mystical and metaphysical Islamic sciences.

9. The Thinking Muslim: Islam and Mental Health

Presented by Muhammad Jalal, the guest on The Thinking Muslim podcast in this episode has been working in the field of mental health for over twenty years. Dr Imran Waheed is a consultant psychiatrist, and answers the questions: What is mental illness and why is it on the increase? How does Islam help us to deal with our mental health and build resilience to deal with the travails of life? And why has the liberal west failed to enhance the human mind?
The Thinking Muslim Podcast deeply explores key issues with esteemed Muslim thinkers, academics and scholars.

Find these Muslim podcast episodes and more, together with the best movies and tv shows about the Muslim world on Alchemiya. From historical dramas, positive documentaries to thoughtful movies and children’s programmes, Alchemiya is the home of Muslim focused television. Hand-picked content that celebrates the rich heritage of Muslim culture, art, history, science, people and places.

An outstanding collection of talks by Imam Zaid Shakir explore the character of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and how we can follow his example.
Stories of Hope focus on the harsh realities of refugees and those in conflict zones and the resilience, positivity and courage of many as they rebuild their lives after great loss.
Stories of Hope focus on the harsh realities of refugees and those in conflict zones and the resilience, positivity and courage of many as they rebuild their lives after great loss.

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