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What’s In Your Ear? | Yahya Ibrahim Interview

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Bushra, a writer for Muslim Matters interviewed another regular MM contributor Yahya Ibrahim for the second interview in a new occasional weekend series called What’s in Your Ear? In this series we hope to ask Muslims, both ordinary and extraordinary, a few simple questions and record the interviews through audio and/or video.

The questions:

1. What are you listening to?

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2. What are you reading?

3. What are you watching?

4.  What technology are you rocking, Mac or PC? Kindle, iPad, Android phone, etc?

5. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received or an advice you have for MM’s readers?

[audio:http://www.muslimmatters.org/audio/Yahya-Ibrahim-In-Your-Ear.mp3|titles=Yahya Ibrahim Interview]

We encourage you to participate in this new series by recording an interview (audio or video) with yourself or someone else, which is generally very easy on most smart phones. Submissions may be sent to info@muslimmatters.org with In Your Ear as the subject header, insha’Allah.

Also on MM: Suhaib Webb – What’s in Your Ear?

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Ify Okoye is a Muslim woman, a convert, born and raised in the U.S. She is from New York and her parents are from Nigeria. Despite the petty hassles of work and school, Ify finds time to travel usually for AlMaghrib Institute seminars and to visit beautiful places. Pronunciation primer for her name, say it like this: E-fee O-coy-yeah!

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Ify Okoye

    January 23, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Jazakum’Allah khayran Bushra for taking the initiative and to the shaykh for his cooperation. This was recorded some time ago, as he’s now on Facebook.

    • Yahya Ibrahim

      January 23, 2011 at 7:18 AM

      Bismillah,

      Alhamdulillah, Sr Ify (or just Ify :) I have made a bound into Facebook…Insha Allah khair. I will be starting a series of status updates that provide a “Tafseer” of various versus from the Quran insha Allah.
      This was actually recorded Dec. 2010 in London, UK at a course I do for Al-Kauthar Institute titled World of the Unseen.

      Yahya Ibrahim
      http://www.facebook.com/yahya.adel.ibrahim

      • Amad

        January 23, 2011 at 7:53 AM

        We need to think of ways to co-opt with mm twitter perhaps.

      • Ify Okoye

        January 24, 2011 at 12:30 AM

        Ya Shaykh, I remember after I converted I discovered your lectures online and how they were of great benefit to me in helping me to gain some knowledge of the religion and in strengthening my iman and practice. So, I was delighted to hear that you would be giving the jumu’ah khutbah in Otttawa this past October as I was also in town for a wedding and I’d never heard you speak in person.

        Got to the masjid early, set my iPhone to record so I could later post it for others to benefit as I had once benefited, alhamdulillah the television monitors were on and working from behind the wall of the sisters’ side so we had some visual to the khatib. I listened to the familiar words I had heard in so many lectures, “awallin, thaniyah and let us begin so the time is not pulled from underneath our feet.” I think everyone enjoyed the clear focused and concise manner of delivery, elaborating on just a few points, and then I had a technology fail, and the recording did not save. But I just wanted to tell you that your words have reached far and wide, have helped many, and have not gone unappreciated.

  2. Amad

    January 23, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    I have to say that Shaykh Yahya is one of my top 3 favorite shaykhs in terms of coolness and eloquence :)

    • Yahya Ibrahim

      January 23, 2011 at 7:21 AM

      Bismillah,

      So who are your 2nd and 3rd favorite speakers ya Akhi?

      :-)

      Allahul Mustaan. Thank you for the compliment akhi, I pray Allah accepts from us the little that we do.

      Yahya Ibrahim
      http://www.facebook.com/yahya.adel.ibrahim

      • Amad

        January 23, 2011 at 7:52 AM

        Lol
        That’s for me to know and everyone else to guess.

    • Amatullah

      January 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM

      mashaAllah, I totally agree with you Amad. Shaykh, your translations always stood out to me as wonderful. Not the typical translations of ayat/hadith we hear, but you capture the meaning perfectly in English without making it sound like a translation. Barak Allahu feek!

      I also hope you teach more alkauthar classes in the future inshaAllah, out of sight was my first one and it was fantastic.

      Quite refreshing to hear someone not into computers lol.

  3. Bushra

    January 24, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    Masha’Allah, World of the Unseen was AMAZING!! I was so blown away by your translations, your recollection of hadith and their chains and if that wasn’t enough, the way you were able to prove so many things also by using some of the principles of science!

    For example – when you asked us what the minor signs of the Day of Judgement were, I was the one who answered that the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula will become green again.

    The way you explained the ‘again’ part was soooooooooooooooooooooo mind-blowing, masha’Allah, with the proof being the oil produced in that area. May Allah(swt) increase your knowledge and allow you to continue benefiting us all as well as yourself…Ameen.

    • Kanika Aggarwal

      January 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM

      this comment makes me wanna take that course so bad!!!

  4. Kanika Aggarwal

    January 24, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    I love this new series! gives us an insight into their lives, alhumdulillah :)

  5. saad

    January 26, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    It’d be good if someone could upload an mp3 of this and of the other interview with imam suhaib too.

  6. Ameera Khan

    January 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    I just listened to this and I love it! :) And the course does sound very, very cool, Masha’Allah. Hoping I can take it too, one day, Insha’Allah!

    Bushra, I finally got to hear what you sound like! :)

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