Ep. 75: Umar Lee

Umar Lee is a writer and activist from St Louis currently living in the Dallas metro area. He has been published in Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, Quartz, and other publications. Umar is also the host of the St Louis Speaks Podcast and The Unmosqued Khutbah. Books are available on Amazon. 

Twitter: @UmarleeIII
Instagram: stlazorahai
Facebook: The Unmosqued Khutbah

 

 

 

Episode Notes
Quran Mentioned

O you who believe, if a sinful person brings you a report, verify its correctness, lest you should harm a people out of ignorance, and then become remorseful on what you did.  (49:6)

Notes
Rise and Fall of Salafi Dawah in America

Bigamy

Organization FACE

People Mentioned
McDonalds CEO resigning

‘Abdallah Azzam

Safar al-Hawali

Muhammad ‘Abduh

Ali Tamimi

Anwar Awlaki

Zaid Shakir

Jordan Peterson

Richard Spencer

Linda Sarsour

Ilhan Omar

Siraj Wahhaj 

Ep. 74: Bid’a/Innovation

There is probably no word more abused in our contemporary religious discourse than bid’a/innovation. Is there room in Islam for innovation, iteration, nuance, etc. in our expression of faith? Is there room for cultural interpretations of faith practices? I try to answer these questions and more in this episode.

Episode Notes
Hadith Mentioned

“whoever invents something in this religion that is not from it, it is rejected.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

“every innovation is a bid’a and ever bid’s is in the hellfire.” (Muslim)