Unscripted Podcast

An exclusive podcast by Islam21c with key figures in the community.

The Future of Islam in Africa | Shaykh Bilal Ismail | Unscripted #104

We sit with Shaykh Bilal Ismail from South Africa and hear about the inspiring work being done for the da’wah there. From training Imams and the realities of the ‘Rainbow nation’, the future of Islam in South Africa is bright inshāAllāh!

Step One of Meaningful Change | Mustafa al-Mansur | Unscripted #103

In this thought-provoking episode, we sat down with Mustafa al-Mansur in a deep and honest conversation about life, personal development, and the gap between our ideals and reality. Mustafa shares his journey of self-discovery and the realisation that having knowledge and talking about ideals is not enough to make a real impact on one’s life and the community.

We SAT with 2 EXPERTS on Muslims & the Pride Movement

We caught up with Ustadh Mobeen Vaid, one of the foremost researchers on Islamic relationship norms in the US & Yusuf Patel, a veteran campaigner on parental rights amid the UK’s LGBT drive in schools, to discuss how the Pride campaign has been affecting Muslims on both sides of the Atlantic. From American school boards …

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Meet the scholars bringing back Khilafah | Unscripted with Dr. Ovamir Anjum

Is the Ummah too big to rule? Can a Khilafah really be established in the 21st century? Who is looking after the interests of the Ummah today? In this new episode of the Islam21c Unscripted podcast we are joined by Dr. Ovamir Anjum, founder of the Ummatics Institute, a think tank created to advise the …

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Celebrating 100 Episodes from Lahore! Why The Dawah Scene Pakistan Deserves Recognition #Unscripted

Discussing changes in ‘the Dawah scene’ and how it has progressed in Pakistan, this episode looks at what they mean for the future of the Ummah. Watch Shaykh Dr. Haitham Al-Haddad and Hamza Tzortzis join our co-hosts – both present and past – Dr. Salman Butt, Umer Suleman and Aadil Ali.

Are Women’s Rights Being Hijacked for a Sinister Agenda? Unscripted Episode 99

In this episode, we discuss women’s rights, feminism and equality with Sally-Anne Burris, Director of Split the Difference CIC.

They’ve Been Lying to You about the Ottomans! Dr. Yakoob Ahmed on #Unscripted #98

Did you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the abolition of the Ottoman Empire? Join us as our History Editor, Ustadh Kashif Zakiuddin, and our Chief Editor, Dr. Salman Butt, speak with Dr. Yakoob Ahmed, a prominent expert on Late Ottoman History, as they delve into some surprising facts about the events that led to the fall of the Empire.

#97 The Surprising Power of Muslim Minorities – Yahya Birt on #Unscripted

Can Muslims in the West lead the revival of Islamic civilisation? That’s what we discuss in today’s #Unscripted podcast, with Yahya Birt. He is the author of the recent report by the Ayaan Institute think-tank, titled: Ummah at the Margins: The past, present and future of Muslim minorities. His report argues that strategies to enhance …

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‘Our haters call us “Muslim Daily Mail”, but…’ @5Pillars Editor hits back | Unscripted #96

Welcome back to the new series of the Unscripted podcast. Today we have a very interesting guest: he is half Sri Lankan and half Welsh, you heard me right! A very rare breed! We should make an NFT out of him! It’s none other than our brother Roshan Muhammad Salih, the Editor of 5Pillars News. …

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You don’t need knowledge, you need TARBIYAH! – Sh Shaqur Rehman & Usman Qureshi | Unscripted #95

Two educationalists and colleagues Sh Shaqur Rehman & Usman Qureshi critically analyse the current educational model in the Muslim community, comparing it to what’s needed to transform the Muslim mindset, behavior and lead on social change: tarbiyah.