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Episode 169: Tattooed - “I Am” and “I Choose”

Jim Ellermeyer is here this week to talk about his new tattoos “I am” and “I choose” and the importance of those phrases and how we can trick out brain into positivity. Also, when we present quotes, and communicate the meaning to you behind them, being honest about how your day is, finding your authentic self.

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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 121: Getting to Know Imam Hamza Perez

For the next few weeks, we visit the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and have a chat with Imam Hamza Perez about his upbringing from Puerto Rico to Worcester, MA.  We discuss his experiences growing up with some hardships and how that applies to his youth services.  We discuss the examples that Prophet Muhammad sets for modeling behavior, and his conversion to Islam.   We look at the idea of a corrupted religion background, the ego, and how he keeps it in check. 

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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 20: Of Jihad and Rumi

Jim Ellermeyer discusses Islam and attempts to describe the true meanings of what a "jihad".   We talk about basic concepts from the religion that sound remarkably like mindfulness, beginner's mind, and the writings of Rumi

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Intro music: “Life” by Tobu