Conversations: The Sacred Texts Syllabus Podcast

Its hard to find accessible Islamic knowledge that comes to you. Each Sunday, join Ustadh Izhar (aka the conversationalist), a senior student of the Sacred Texts Syllabus, as he sparks interesting and informative conversations with guests and resident teachers Shaykh Shammas and Shaykh Sjaad. His goal is simple; to ask the questions you are all thinking, and to make his guests sweat. 

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We are back with another exciting and informative episode of Conversations! Today we are joined by Ashfaque (or 'Ash' as he is fondly known by his friends). Ash is a former senior police officer with ...
May 3, 2020
This evening I am joined by Ustadha Dr Anika Arshad and Shaykh Shammas and we are broaching the difficult topic of death and funeral rites. The Covid-19 death toll is rising, and it is expected to inc...
March 28, 2020
Its a difficult time for us all. The world has changed dramatically within 2 weeks, and many of us are wondering how and when we will get through this. In this episode, shaykh Shammas and Ustadh Izhar...
March 22, 2020
Its hard being a parent. Its even harder when your child(ren) has a long term medical condition. What will life be like? Will he or she ever be accepted? Am i doing a good enough job? These are just s...
March 11, 2020
In his most recent album, Riz Ahmed asks himself the question "where am I from?" and goes on to explore the identity crisis facing the British Muslim community living in the UK. In similar vein, we as...
March 8, 2020
During this episode we discuss the often neglected topic of when parents go too far in their expectations. We talk toxic relationships, parental pressure, the Islamic perspective, and some practical s...
March 3, 2020
Join us as for another fascinating conversation. Today we are speaking about education - how would you feel about your son or daughter going to university to study drama? We discuss the role of parent...
March 3, 2020
During this episode Shaykh Sjaad Hussain speaks about the phenomenon of 'incredible Imams' expected to hit the ground running to solve complex issues in the Muslim community with little or no trai...
March 3, 2020
We're talking modesty today - Focusing on modest clothing, we ask - what does it actually mean? why are we expected to be "modest"? and what exactly are we trying to preserve?
March 3, 2020
In this episode we are joined by Shaykh Sjaad and Shaykh Shammas and we're talking about the courting process! We cover a range of topics including the common obstacles faced by people looking to get ...
March 3, 2020

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