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Episode 122: Misunderstandings with Imam Hamza Perez

Jim Eellermeyer continues his discussion with Imam Hamza Perez as we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh as we discuss the common misconceptions of muslims and the religion of Islam.  We discuss the connections with Christianity, the true meaning of Jihad, the power of women scholars in Islam, the concept of covering everything from your body to items in the religion, and more.  

Find out more about our guest in the feature "New Muslim Cool" on PBS, and learn more about the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh at www.icp-pgh.org.

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Intro music: “Life” by Tobu

 

 

Episode 47: Tell Me Your Name

James Ellermeyer discusses the importance of names.  Why are we named what we are named, why do we share names with parents, and why do we name things. How can we recreate ourselves in renaming our life and the things in it. 

Challenge: Create a new name for your self.  

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Intro music: “Life” by Tobu.

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