The Maydan Podcast

The Maydan Podcast is a production of Maydan, with dedicated themes around Islamic Studies and related fields. Maydan is an online publication of theAli Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, offering expert analysis on a wide variety of issues in the field of Islamic Studies for academic and public audiences alike.

Project Team: Ahmet Tekelioglu- Editor-in-Chief | Micah Hughes- Project Coordinator | Sophie Potts – Post Production and Audio Editor. Contact: publish@themaydan.com

The Maydan Podcast is made possible by generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

EXPLORE OUR STREAMS:

History Speaks

Connecting conversations across disciplines on gender, law, and theology in Islamic history and how they speak to contemporary issues today.

History Speaks

Islam on the Edges

Islam on the Edges with Ermin Sinanović features conversations on global Islam, highlighting themes and experiences from the geographical and other edges of Muslim thought and life.

Islam on the Edges

Knowledge and its Producers

Knowledge and its Producers is a limited podcast series from the Maydan hosted by N.A. Mansour, featuring people who are at the forefront of knowledge production, typically away from the traditional educational power structures.

Knowledge and its Producers

On The Square

On the Square is a podcast from Sapelo Square in collaboration with the Maydan Institute exploring the dynamics of race and Islam in the Americas.

On The Square

Special Guest Episodes with Maydan Podcast

Special Guest Episodes with Maydan Podcast

RECENT EPISODES:

Knowledge and its Producers EP 6 – Mohamed ElShahed

Welcome to Knowledge and its Producers, a limited series from the Maydan produced by me, NA Mansour. In each episode, we’ll be talking to people who are at the forefront of knowledge production, typically away...

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On The Square EP8 – Muslims in the Caribbean

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square Senior Editor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer speaks with Dr. Aliyah Khan, author of Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean, about the deep Muslim history of the Caribbean...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP5 – Contingent Magazine w/Erin Bartram & Marc Reyes

This interview has us moving out of our wheelhouse a bit. We’ve been listening to people who inhabit some sort of space in the Muslim or Muslim-majority world. Our geographies have been loose. They’re about...

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On The Square EP7- Race, Sex and the Ummah

In this episode of On The Square, we talk about sex! Sapelo Square Senior Editor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer speaks with The Village Auntie, Angelica Lindsey-Ali, a certified sexual health educator and expert on all things...

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Sahar Aziz on Race, Security, and the Racial Muslim – Special Guest Episode

As the 20th anniversary of September 11 reminds us of personal tragedy as well as structural violence of the state, The Maydan Podcast editor-in-chief Ahmet Tekelioglu hosts Sahar Aziz, a legal scholar, an expert on...

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On The Square EP6 – On Freedom and Self-Determination

In this episode On The Square commemorates Black August. Sapelo Square Senior Editor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer speaks with community activist, playwright, freedom fighter, and chairperson of the National Jericho Movement, Jihad Abdulmumit, about Freedom and...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP4 – Jean Druel

We’re going to be tackling two heavy topics today. They’re marginally different, so bear with me. The first is belief when it intersects with your research. As a Muslim whose career is basically Islam and...

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Islam on the Edges EP4 – Islamic Thought in Morocco: Philosophy and Muslim Feminism

In this episode, “Islam on the Edges” travels to a traditional edge of the Muslim and Arab worlds, Morocco. Often overlooked in the study of Islam and Islamic thought, Moroccans see themselves as part of...

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On The Square EP5- Muslim Artifacts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square History Editor Zaheer Ali speaks with Tulani Salahu-Din, museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), about Muslim artifacts at...

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Islam On The Edges EP3 – Islamic Palestine

In this episode of Islam on the Edges, Dr. Ermin Sinanovic talks to Dr. Hatem Bazian of the UC Berkeley and the Zaytuna College about Islamic Palestine and its place in Muslim theology, culture, history,...

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History Speaks EP3 – Self and Society in Sufism

In this episode of History Speaks, Saadia Yacoob speaks with Oludamini Ogunnaike and Sara Abdel-Latif about the self and society in Sufi thought from its early formative period in Nishapur to the early modern and...

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On The Square EP4-Telling Our Own Stories: Black Muslim Writers

In this episode, Sapelo Square Arts and Culture Editor Ambata Kazi-Nance speaks with author and educator Amani-Nzinga Jabbar about her book, I Bear Witness, the craft of writing, writing about difficult subject matter, and her...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP3- M. Lynx Qualey

N.A Mansour’s guest for this episode of Knowledge and Its Producers is M. Lynx Qualey. “We’re going to be talking about everything from translation to KDrama, to work-life balance to the idea of guilty pleasures....

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On The Square EP3- Umi’s Archive

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square History Editor Zaheer Ali speaks with Sapelo Square Senior Editor and On The Square curator Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her latest work, Umi’s Archive. The...

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Islam on the Edges EP2 – Ramadan on the Edges

In this episode, Islam on the Edges curator-host Ermin Sinanovic interviews four scholars and activists about Ramadan fasting in their countries and communities. The episode reveals many similarities across the four continents – North America,...

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History Speaks EP2 – Local Traditions of Islamic Law

In this episode of History Speaks, Saadia Yacoob speaks with Matthew Steele and Mahmood Kooria about the Islamic legal traditions in Africa, South and Southeast Asia.  They discuss the life of legal texts as they...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP2 – Vanessa Taylor

Our guest today on Knowledge and its Producers is Vanessa Taylor. She is the founding editor of the Drinking Gourd magazine, and she edits a newsletter called Nazar, which tackles issues of surveillance and the...

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On The Square EP2- Black Maternal Health and the Black Midwifery Tradition

In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square Arts and Culture editor Ambata Kazi-Nance speaks with renowned midwife, birthwork historian, and doula educator Shafia Monroe, founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, the...

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On The Square EP1- Being Muslim on Turtle Island

In this episode our host, Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer talks with Siddeeqah Sharif Fichman an Afro-Native Muslim and community advocate and Hazel Gómez, a faith-based community organizer, about Being Muslim on Turtle Island. This deep...

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Knowledge and its Producers EP1 – Sato Moughalian

Sato Moughalian is one of those people who can do drastically different things well. She is, to my mind, everything a professional historian should be. Sensitive. Kind. Fearless. Detail-oriented. She’s also a professional flutist and...

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History Speaks EP1 – Retrieving Silenced Voices

In this episode, I speak with Pernilla Myrne and Laury Silvers about the limits of historical sources, the methods historians employ to uncover the lives of the marginalized in society, and the role of the...

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Islam On The Edges EP 1 – Muslim Cosmopolitanism with Khairudin Aljunied

Ermin Sinanović hosts Dr. Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied, an associate professor of history and Malay studies at the National University of Singapore on the theme of Muslim cosmopolitanism. What is Muslim cosmopolitanism and why is...

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