WE thought videos were taking over. However, podcasts are not only followed but loved by many. Who would have thought that in the era of instagram takeover by short videos and visuals, audio could still make a mark?
Whether it is your commute to the office, your morning walk, running errands, buying groceries, cleaning your room or your kitchen chores, why not spend your time listening, learning and living alongside? There are thousands of podcasts in every single genre and it is not quite possible to recommend a representative list. So, we’ve tried to compile here some podcasts that will help you brush up Islamic history among other topics that will help you understand the world around critically, as muslims.
Views expressed in the podcasts do not necessarily represent the views of Kashmir Observer. These are random recommendations for information and are not meant for promoting any specific person or ideology.
The Islamic History Podcast
This podcast is a hit among youngsters as it gives them an opportunity to explore history that has often been institutionally sidelined in modern day schools and university curriculums. IHP began in 2015 as an off-shoot of Islamic Learning Materials blog.
The podcast not only deals with history as it panned out but reads it in tandem with Islam as it exists and operates today. In their own words, their website states that they aim at understanding, “not only what happened” but “why it happened”. They have explored the most pressing, integral, significant and instrumental aspects of Islamic history.
You can listen to them on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Islamichistorypodcast.com and Google Play Music
Mindful Muslimah Speaks
This self-help podcast is meant for an overall growth of Muslim women. It focuses on personal growth, parenting, relationships, marriage, work, mindfulness, social life, mental health and every aspect of one's life.
It answers some of our everyday questions such as facing failures, dealing with divorce, navigating relationships, achieving goals, making and breaking habits, nurturing family life and many others.
The Yaqeen Podcast by Yaqeen Institute is yet another source of enlightening content on Islam. It covers a wide range of topics. Whether it is matters of fiqh, tafseer or modern day issues that concern Muslims — it is your one stop destination for all information. Yaqeen Institution in general has brilliant resources on Islamic content. Subscribe for your Ramadan learning!
Boys in The Cave
This popular podcast aims at reviving the ethos of discussions and debate about Islam and Muslims in a modern context. It intends to and deservedly achieves to trigger a revival of Islamic discourse. The discussions revolve around varied subjects like activism, orientalism, masculinity, colonization, racism and bioethics. Their latest episode, “China, Authoritarianism and the Uyghurs” talks about oppression, chinese communist party, Islamophobia , politics and the Muslim World with Uyghur activist Arslan Hidayat.
Check out Episode 56, “Orientalism, Modernity & Mohammad Iqbal” and thank us later (email maybe?)
The Qarawiyyin Podcast
The Qarawiyyin podcast, a part of the Qarawiyyin project is an attempt at reviving the tradition of scholarly debates and critical issues among Muslim women. It aims to empower muslim women to discuss issues that concern them and take an active role in engaging with the world around.
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