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Imam Tom Live, a Yaqeen podcast

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An Islamic podcast that breaks down the ideologies that are challenging Islam today, and works to re-center an authentic Islamic worldview.

How do you know that what you believe is Islamically sound? Every belief and opinion is rooted in one particular worldview or another. Sometimes these worldviews are so ingrained in our society that they are difficult to detect, let alone challenge.

Islam has better ways than other worldviews to address the issues currently facing us, from theological issues such as the ways we imagine God, to social issues such as sexuality and gender identity, to political issues and everything in between.

Join Imam Tom Facchine every Wednesday at 8PM EST as he dives deep into conversation to unravel the worldviews we live by, break the chains of the ideologies we unassumingly subscribe to, and re-center the Islamic worldview to address the most contentious issues of today.

27 Episodes
Join us this week on Imam Tom Live with special guest Rawda Fawaz from Cair/Columbia University. We will discuss Elon's despicable Gaza stance, the skunk attacks on Columbia University's campus by IDF soldiers, Islam's unity in the face of oppression and the Islamophobic events in India with the Ram Temple. We will also continue our book conversations from last week!
Join Imam Tom Live this week as we discuss what happened over the past seven days. From Joe Biden having trouble visiting Michigan because no Masjids in the state were willing to host him, to the incredible turnout in DC protesting the Gaza Genocide, there is a lot to cover. Plus, the ICJ hearings, habits that you can add to your pre-Fajr routine, and we continue to read the book "The Myth of Religious Violence." Make sure to ask your questions in the chat to participate live!
Join Imam Tom Live this week with guest Abdullah Akl as they discuss how protests are helping our cause, and how to do so with Ihsan. Please make sure to participate in the chat and ask your questions live to Imam Tom and to Abdullah Akl!In addition, Imam Tom will continue to discuss the book from last week, "Amal al-layl wa-nahar", and in this episode we will discuss the last 10 verses of Surah Al-Imraan. In addition, Imam Tom will continue the conversation about the book "The Myth of Religious Violence."
Join our weekly livestream with Imam Tom as we discuss habits you can do to start and end your day in the right mindset within Islam. We will also cover the latest news from Gaza and issues afflicting our Ummah, book recommendations for personal development, as well as a personal Q/A session where you can have a dialogue with Imam Tom directly on stream.
Muslims must go back to our roots to understand the qualities and actions of great leadership. We have so many examples from the Quran and Sunnah to draw from, join Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan and Imam Tom live as we discuss how to elevate ourselves with these examples and how to improve our own efforts in leading this Ummah.
This week, Imam Tom is joined by CUNY graduate Fatima Mohammed as they shed light on the critical issue of censorship in educational settings while exploring how anyone can become trailblazers in the fight for free expression.
Join Imam Tom and guest Dr Anas Altikriti as they discuss a recalibrated approach for a more sustainable and lasting peace in Gaza, and what are the specific actions we can all take to ensure we don't go back to the status quo before October 7th.
Join Imam Tom as he discusses the ruthless Israeli backlash that aims to criminalize dissent from the Israeli PR campaign across the US, and how to fight back against their oppression. We will be joined by Dr. Hatem Bazian, professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley and teacher of Islamic Law at Zaytuna College.
Join Sami Hamdi and Imam Tom Facchine to discuss the latest developments from the Gaza catastrophe. We'll discuss what you can do to help those suffering in Gaza, ranging from sharing and being vocal on social media to joining in the BDS movement to hurt Israel where it matters.
The Lies About Palestine

The Lies About Palestine


With a mounting death toll of over 1500 lives, we are yet again witnessing the oppression of Palestinians unfold before our very eyes. While the the media buzzes with news articles, think pieces, and commentary, there is much being lost on the context and crux of the issue—primarily, the liberation of Palestinians from an apartheid regime that is committing genocide. Why is it so hard to explain this without being attacked? Dr. Omar Suleiman and Dr. Ovamir Anjum join Imam Tom Facchine to contextualize the history leading up to this moment, and unpack the influence of language and framing of how this conflict is told.
The Struggle for a United Community | Dogma Disrupted w/ Imam Tom FacchineIs disunity a significant threat in our communities? Where do we draw the line between excusable and inexcusable differences? Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy joins Imam Tom Facchine to discuss what unites us as Muslims, and how to work together despite our differences.
Mental health has become a widely discussed and emphasized subject, particularly in the last five years. While mental health services are a critical component to healthcare, the mental health industry operates on multiple underlying dogmas that are opposed to the Islamic worldview.Dr. Zohair Abdul Rahman joins Imam Tom Facchine to bring to light four key dogmas at play that both Muslims who seek access to these services and practitioners themselves should keep in mind when facing this paradigm. #ethics #mentalhealth #therapy #islam
With the introduction of radical gender ideology material in schools as early as elementary, parents are growing more concerned about their children’s education. What’s more concerning are rules that no longer allow parents to opt their children out of material that they deem inappropriate. How can parents best voice their concerns and firmly put their foot down on issues like these? Imam Tom Facchine invites Kareem Monib and Sameerah Munshi from the Coalition of Virtue to discuss their involvement in this fight for parental rights in school systems. 
Shirk (idolatry) is widely known as the greatest sin a person can commit. What makes it worse than murder, oppression, and destruction? It ultimately leads back to the connection between faith and morality. Imam Tom Facchine invites Dr. Zohair Abdul Rahman to break down the consequences of shirk within popular moral frameworks, and the places where morality fails without faith. 
How do we know that God exists? Why do we need faith to be good people? Imam Tom Facchine invites Dr. Nazir Khan to break down the arguments for atheism and address the most fundamental questions about the Divine, religion, and faith. 
Sign up for the Dogma Disrupted companion email! postures itself as a neutral body, but it’s anything but. Its commitments on how religion can enter the public sphere influence the way we think about our faith, and in turn interact with our scholarship and scholars. In fact, it is one of the reasons for the erosion of trust in religious authority. Dr. Usaama al-Azami joins Imam Tom Facchine in discussing the shifts in our understanding of religious interpretation and authority and how we can better engage with our scholarship.  
What do we lose when Islam is privatized and reduced to a personal matter? Daniyah Hannini joins Imam Tom Facchine to explore the profound consequences of secularization as it reshapes the Muslim mind, redefines Islamic identity, and challenges traditional practices. 
Secularism portrays itself as a neutral worldview that allowed for open exchange of ideas and way of life outside the laws of the Church. In reality, it has reconfigured the way we think about and experience the world. Imam Tom Facchine invites Dr. Zara Khan back on the show to analyze the history of secularism and where it has left us today. 
Are sexual desires an essential part of who we are? No matter how the world shifts, Islam is clear about not allowing our desires to define us. So what then about feeling same sex attraction? Doesn't that automatically mean that someone is gay? Imam Tom Facchine invites Waheed Jensen to discuss his experiences living with same sex attraction while rejecting current narratives and labels, and how we can support individuals in our communities that struggle with these feelings.
What religious rights are students entitled to in schools? It’s one thing to be able to opt out of a single class that doesn’t align with Islamic morality, but how can students and parents successfully navigate an environment where LGBTQ ideas are presented in math problems, showcased in libraries, and plastered in hallways? Sh. Ahmad Saleem joins Imam Tom Facchine to discuss the prevalence of LGBTQ ideologies in public school systems, the impact of this ideology on children, and Muslim students’ rights to freedom of religion. 
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