Diffused Congruence: The American Muslim Experience New Episodes Monthly

Our guest this episode is playwright Bushra Burney, whose new play Designated Muslim had its first staged reading earlier this month. Bushra shares the origins of this play, why she was moved to write it, and the process of bringing it to the page and beyond. It's a fascinating window into how American Muslims are striving to make a place in pop culture for their culture. Listen to the embed below (or via iTunes or Stitcher), and as always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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For this episode we're glad to be joined by Jihad Turk, founder and president of Bayan Claremont -- the country's first graduate school to offer accredited Master’s degrees in the fields of Islamic Studies, Education, Chaplaincy and Leadership -- for a lengthy and enriching conversation that spans his own personal narrative and encompasses the role of Muslims in modern American life and what they can offer the broader community. Check out our chat below (or via iTunes or Stitcher), and as always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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Our guest for this episode is Imam Shane Atkinson, Muslim life coordinator at Elon University, who joins us to share the story of his own to journey to Islam from his beginnings as a Southern Baptist in the Deep South. It's a fun and engaging discussion we're sure you'll enjoy, and you can hear it via the embed below, or via iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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This episode we're joined by Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, founder of Lamppost Productions and the Lamppost Education Initiative, and head of Zaytuna College’s Islamic law program. Listen in to hear the story of his journey to Islam, as well as his reflections on racial and religious intersectionality as it pertains to the role of Black Americans in modern discourse, plus much more. We had a great time chatting with Dr. Ali, and we're confident you'll enjoy listening as well. Listen below, or via iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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We were lucky enough to get a few moments with visiting scholar Ubaydullah Evans and returning guest Micah Anderson a few weeks ago, and got both of them to sit down for a brief, freewheeling conversation about a whole host of topics we think you'll be very enthused to share in. Check out our chat below (or via iTunes or Stitcher), and know that we have every intention of having both of them back soon for something more in-depth. Think of this as a teaser of things to come! As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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For this episode we are joined by Dr. Heather Laird Jackson, a psychologist and mental health professional, to discuss her own journey to Islam and her work with impacted communities to increase awareness of mental health issues in underserved communities. It's a timely and relevant conversation that you can hear via the embed below, or via iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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For our first episode of 2018, we're very excited to present an in-depth conversation with Imam Siraj Wahhaj. A world-renowned scholar and tireless advocate for Islamic causes for several decades now, Imam Siraj shares his fascinating journey with our listeners, as well as plenty of anecdotes from his time in the trenches. It's an interview that's well worth your time, and you can hear it all at the embed below, or via iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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As we wrap up 2017, we continue what's become a December tradition by once again inviting lecturer and film critic Omer Mozaffar for a conversation about the newest entry in the Star Wars saga: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. This new visit to the galaxy far, far away gave us all a lot ot unpack from a variety of perspectives, and we spent eighty minutes going all in with a fun conversation we think you'll enjoy listening to as much as we enjoyed participating in. Listen to it below, or download at the link. Also, be sure to hit us up at our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!

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For this special episode of Diffused Congruence we're pleased to present the audio from a sit-down with Dr. Sherman Jackson that we moderated this past summer in the Bay Area. We're very excited to have Dr. Jackson back on the show, and for you to hear him hold forth on a variety of subjects of relevance to the American Muslim Experience, all with his usual ability to cut right to the heart of the matter in ways that are both enlightening and entertaining. Listen below, or via iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any comments or questions to DiffusedCongruence@gmail.com.

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