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Educating the Heart

When we see terrible or wicked things happen in the world, we moderns are often reluctant to ask ourselves why such bad things happen? The answer, if we’re honest and objective enough, will come back to us in no uncertain terms: they stem from dark, diseased or sinful hearts. In this latest episode of The Red Umbrella podcast, we explore Islam’s teaching on the spiritual heart, and the priority we must give to its sound education and health – purging from it such spiritual vices like greed, jealousy, malice, spite, hate, and an overly love for material stuff.

Why Isn’t My Life Blessed?

In this podcast, we explore the question many people ask themselves in their lives; questions like: Where have all the blessings gone from my life? Or: Why is my life not as smooth sailing as that of others I know? Why does my life lack so much of the goodness and happiness that others have? Why is my marriage, or my job, or my relationship with others, so rough and rocky? In other words, Why isn’t my life blessed?! The Qur’an offers a deeply satisfying and pragmatic answer to such questions, which isn’t as complicated or entangled as one might expect. (Previous podcast can be found on iTunes, and also on this blog here)

Weaning Yourself Off Worldliness

How does the coronavirus, self isolation or the need for social distancing relate to the latest The Red Umbrella podcast, with its theme of Weaning Yourself Off Worldliness? What does it mean to wean ourselves off the world? Where does money and wealth fit into religious practice or seeking God? Find out from the audio below, which discusses these crucial ethical questions that face us in our age of turbo-consumerism. (Previous podcast can be found on iTunes, and also on this blog here)

Knowing God is Like Knowing Your Neighbour

Many are keen to know about God’s laws. Others are keen to know about how best to help God’s servants who have suffered political injustice or oppression. But very few of us seem keen to want to know about God Himself, or want our hearts to deepen in knowledge of God. So the latest episode of this podcast seeks to help rectify this, by discussing how best to nurture a yearning for God in our hearts and a deeper sense of devotion to Him.

Islam, Progress & Progressive Islam

This episode explores the issue of Islam & Progress, and also consider how we as individuals can best progress to God. It looks at the core ideas of ‘Liberal’ or ‘Progressive’ Islam, and ask the question: Is Islam in a crisis?

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