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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter @ibnabeeomar.

The Unseen Shackles of Muslim Social Media Activism

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Back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, internet da‘wah really started to gain ground. People who were otherwise lacking in scholarly credentials created beautiful facades in the form of flashy (pun intended) websites. We were able to reach beyond our local imams and access recorded lectures of Islamic personalities across the Western world. I remember sitting at my computer ... Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast Episode 8 – Talking Economics, Warlords, and Riba with Dr. Jerry Hionis

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Direct download of mp3 Debt Free Muslim Podcast Episode 8 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – Because Muslims matter. Jerry Hionis holds a PhD from Temple University located in Philadelphia, PA. His primary research is in conflict theory with an emphasis on civil conflicts and Warlord-like competition. Other research interests include game theory, economic development, Islamic economic ... Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast – Interview With Shaykh Yusuf Delorenzo on Islamic Finance in the West

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Direct download of mp3 Debt Free Muslim Podcast Episode 7 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – Because Muslims matter. Shaykh DeLorenzo is a member of the Sharia board for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He is considered a leading authority on Islamic finance in the United States. He has translated over twenty ... Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast Episode 6: Mufti Abdullah Nana – Apathy and the Road to Solutions for Islamic Finance

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Debt Free Muslims Podcast Episode 6   Direct download of mp3 file This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – Because Muslims matter. Our guest for this episode is Mufti Abdullah Nana. He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business and Economics. After accomplishing his academic goals, Abdullah Nana went on to pursue the higher ... Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast: School, Work, and Other Advice from a Full Time Youth Director

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Direct download in mp3 Format DebtFreeMuslims.com Podcast Episode 5 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org - Because Muslims matter. Our guest for this episode is Zuhair Shaath, Youth Director at the Clear Lake Islamic Center. In this episode we cover: His path to becoming a youth director Why do high school grads choose their major? How to explore scholarships while ... Read More »

3 Urgent Financial Questions to Ask A Potential Spouse

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The important point here is to have all the cards out on the table. The husband and wife must both be clear as to precisely what they’re entering into. If they have debts, they need to make sure they are on the same page about paying them off and what type of lifestyle they will lead. Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast – Interview With Shaikh Mirza Yawar Baig

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Direct download in mp3 Format DebtFreeMuslims.com Podcast Episode 4 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – Because Muslims matter. Our guest for this episode is Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig. In this episode we cover: Financial issues affecting Muslims in America vs. globally Understanding the concept of rizq (sustenance) in Islam and misconceptions surrounding it The importance of good ... Read More »

New Debt Free Muslims Podcast: Interest Free Student Loans Program in the US

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Download mp3 DebtFreeMuslims.com Podcast Episode 3 This episode is brought to you by MuslimMatters.org – because Muslims matter. This episode covers- A Continuous Charity – Aimed at providing interest free student loans to students. Education is a need, but very few people are actually working for interest-free relief for students. Organization started with focusing on helping just one student to ... Read More »

Running a Masjid is a Lot Like Bikeshedding

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The reality is, most of the time, board members aren’t equipped to understand the community’s problems. They are put in a position of trust to make decisions for the benefit of the community. This means finding an imam who can lead them, spiritually nourish them, and help them grow. Read More »

Debt Free Muslims Podcast Episode 2 – Ethics in Finance with Imam Omar Suleiman

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Direct Download Link (mp3) Episode 002 This episode is sponsored by MuslimMatters.org – because Muslims matter. Imām Omar Suleiman is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Shaykh Omar has a unique way of relating to a western audience though his character has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds. Imām Omar has two ... Read More »

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