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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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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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