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IQRA Network Podcast

Interviews with Muslim community members and educators who we can learn from, be inspired by, and ask questions directly. Topics that we cover center around Islamic education include learning the Quran recitation, tajweed and tafsir, dawah, Arabic, and practical ways to apply Islamic values to our everyday life. For more information, visit us at https://iqranetwork.com.

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Successful Muslim Entrepreneurship | Interview with Entrepreneur Riaz Surti
According to Business Insider, Muslim consumers spend upwards of $2 trillion dollars on services that support their faith. Whether it’s modest clothing, Islamic home décor, or halal food, there is a growing demand for products and services that cater to an Islamic lifestyle. Known as the “halal economy,” conventional markets are tapping into the Muslim dollar. Stores like IKEA and Target now sell Ramadan décor, while Nike and lululemon offer sport hijabs. This is all good news for Muslims as it’s easier than ever to find products that support their faith. In this episode we talk to one of the earliest pioneers of the halal economy, Riaz Surti. Riaz began his entrepreneurial career in the 90’s as a KFC franchise owner. He soon saw a need to provide halal chicken for his Muslim customers. As he says, “Putting Allah first is key to success.”  This faith-led approach eventually took him to launch his successful company, Hearthy Foods. A health and wellness company that sells products like halal collagen, bone broth, and grain-free flours. Hearthy Foods won Product of the Year in 2020 and has been featured on Shopify. Riaz gets candid about keeping faith first in every business decision he makes.   If you are looking to start a business or are a seasoned entrepreneur, you are sure to enjoy this episode filled with advice and lessons on what makes a business fail and how to ensure success. Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
71:17 4/7/23
Talking to Our Muslim Children About the LGBTQ Movement | Interview with Sheikh Tarek Ata
One of Allah’s beautiful miracles in nature, one of His beautiful names, Al-Wadud, love, is now the billboard for a lifestyle that we received a serious warning against in the Quran. For those living in the West, this month of June marks a massive media event called ‘Pride Month.’ A month that not only recognizes the LGBTQ+ movement but is something we see everywhere. Whether it’s a simple trip to a store that has a huge display and looks very inviting to children with the rainbow clothing, or at their schools with students and teachers ‘showing their pride’ with rainbow shirts. This is a challenging topic for Muslim families, but to control the narrative, it’s vital that we as parents talk to our kids, because, whether we like it or not, they are forced to learn about it. And although it is more visible in the West, it exists everywhere. In this episode of IQRA Network Podcast, I talk to Sheikh Tarek Ata, Imam at Orange County Islamic Foundation. I met Sh. Ata at a recent talk he gave on this exact subject, “How to Talk to Our Muslim Kids About LGBTQ+.”To educate our children about Allah's boundaries, sign up for our Aqidah classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
64:49 6/4/22
Aafiyah Healing: Holistic Healing with an Islamic Foundation | Interview with Director Zuhair Girach
Come learn about Aafiyah Healing from the founder and director, Zuhair Girach.Aafiyah Healing is a natural healing modality that focuses on breath and body-mind awareness.Visit us at IQRA Network to learn more about our Islamic courses.To learn more, sign up for our Islamic studies classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
52:07 6/12/21
Marriage in Islam 101: Staying Connected in a Disconnected World | Interview with Dr. Afshana Haque
Dr. Afshana Haque, marriage and family therapist, will join us for an eye-opening discussion and insight into strengthening Muslim marriage. In these troubling times, with increasing divorce rates, let's renew our faith and reap Allah's mercy as our beloved Prophet (saw) taught us, "When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at them with mercy." [Bukhari]Visit us at IQRA Network to join our Islamic studies Fiqh class that discusses marriage in Islam and marriage rights in Islam including the rights of a husband in Islam and the rights of a wife in Islam.To learn more, sign up for our Islamic studies classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
60:03 10/25/20
Homeschooling Made Easy | Interview with Ms. Autumn Allen
As a homeschooling mom to her four children for over 13 years, an educator, writer and scholar of children’s literature, Ms. Autumn Allen is our distinguished guest in our next webinar. Join us for an enlightening discussion about homeschooling and learning how kids can thrive this school year.Visit us at IQRA Network to receive a free assessment and a study plan to study Quran, learn Islamic Studies (Aqidah, Fiqh, History etc.) and learn Arabic online.To learn Arabic, sign up for our Tajweed classes or Arabic classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
62:43 9/12/20
Mastering Arabic for Non-Native Speakers | Interview with Mr. Timur Mirza
In this episode, we invite Mr. Timur Muhammad Mirza, an Arabic instructor at the Islamic Center of Irvine, California. Mr. Mirza was born in Hyderabad India and has a Certification in Arabic Grammar & Morphology from the Arab Academy in Egypt. He will be sharing tips and advice on how to master the Arabic language for non-native speakers. You can also subscribe to his ArabiQuraan youtube channel.Visit us at IQRA Network to receive a free assessment in Arabic with a customized study plan.To learn Arabic, sign up for our Arabic classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
85:40 8/23/20
Lessons From The Prophet's Life | Interview with Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin
In this episode, Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin, an American physician and author of REVELATION: THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD discusses his book and the impactful life of prophet Muhammad PBUH.To get a copy of the book, please visit https://www.revelationthebook.com/Visit us at IQRA Network to receive a free assessment to learn Quran online and to learn Arabic with a customized study plan.To learn seerah, sign up for our seerah classes.Support the Show.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
70:54 8/9/20