By Bottled Petrichor
Bottled Petrichor Jan 12, 2023
E21 Falsafa and Kalam with Dr. Peter Adamson
Pleased to have on Dr. Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and host of the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast. What is Falsafa? What types of questions did its practitioners address and how did they go about doing so? What is Kalām? What types of questions did its practitioners address and how did they go about doing so? How did practitioners of these sciences view one another? How did non-Muslims in Muslim-ruled areas engage with and contribute to the study of philosophy? What is the decline narrative? And more!
Link to Professor Adamson's academia page: https://lmu-munich.academia.edu/PeterAdamson
Link to the History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast: https://www.historyofphilosophy.net/
E20 The New Testament with Dr. Thomas Schmidt
Link to Dr. Schmidt's Academia: fairfield.academia.edu/TCSchmidt
Link to Dr. Schmidt's forthcoming publication, "The Book of Revelation and its Eastern Commentators": www.cambridge.org/core/books/book-of-revelation-and-its-eastern-commentators/4BF51EA09DB063BC6872DE481D291A62
E19 Christ, Christology, and Councils with Kerwin Holmes Jr.
Link to Kerwin's bio: religiousstudies.as.virginia.edu/grad-students/profile/kh2ea
E18 Islamic Education in America with Dr. Tamara Gray (Rabata)
E17 Islamic Education in America with Shaykh Amin Kholwadia (Darul Qasim)
Link to the institute: darulqasim.org/
Link to Shaykh Amin's bio:https://darulqasim.org/about-us/leadership/
E16 The Translation Movement and Islamic Medicine with Dr.Elaine van Dalen
E15 The Qur'an and its Variant Readings with Dr. Shady Nasser
Link to his forthcoming publication: brill.com/view/title/55138
E14 Pre-Islamic Arabia, Epigraphy, and Arabic with Dr. Ahmad Al-Jallad
Link to Professor Ahmad Al-Jallad's Academia page: leidenuniv.academia.edu/AhmadAlJallad
E13 The Important Questions with Dr. Jonathan Brown
E12 Bible, Qur’an, Midrash, and Tafsir with Dr. Michael Pregill
E11 The Qur'an and its Context with Dr. Emran El Badawi
E10 The Life of a Prophet with Dr. Sean Anthony
E9_Race and Islamic History_Dr. Rachel Schine
E8_The Qur'an, its Compilation, and its Variant Recitations _Maulana Arif Kamal
E7.1_Muslims in Academia_Dr.Yasir Qadhi
E6.2_Transmission of the Qur'an_Dr.Marijn van Putten
E6.1_All About Arabic_Dr. Marijn van Putten
E5.1_Theological Questions We May All Have_Dr.Shadee Elmasry
E4.1_Understanding God's Word_Dr. Sohaib Saeed
Follow Dr.Saeed on twitter @tafsirdoctor
Link to his translation: www.amazon.com/Great-Exegesis-al-Tafsir-al-Kabir-Fatiha/dp/191114121X
E3.2_Can We Ever Know What Really Happened at the Start of Islam?_Dr.Jessica Mutter
E3.1_Conquests, Conversions, and Caliphates_Dr.Jessica Mutter
Dr. Jessica Mutter is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Bowdoin College. She earned her PhD at the University of Chicago (NELC) under the supervision of Dr. Fred Donner.
E2.3_Islamic Law_Who Decides What God Likes or Dislikes? and More_Shaykh Aamir Bashir
How did people practice religion before law was codified? How did courts throughout history go about dealing with various crimes? Ḥudūd vs Ta'zir. What is ḥarām? What is makruh? Practically speaking, are these approximations of what we think God feels about our actions? How do we know what God likes or dislikes? Does a change in society necessitate a change in law: the case of inheritance. Were early Imams consistent thinkers? Islamic Law and Science. How does the Muslim jurist interact with a complex world? Was Ijmāʿ ever logistically possible? Do we need to invest in scholarship? Should scholars be held at a higher standard than others? Do scholars speak for God? What makes the ideal scholar in today's world?
E2.2_What has Islamic Law Offered Civilization? and More_Shaykh Aamir Bashir
Are methodologies man-made? Can you create your own? Are we too focused on the form of Islam and do we lose sight of its spirit? How involved is Islamic Law in a person's personal life? Has Islamic Law offered civilization anything new or beneficial? Role of custom in Islamic Law. Is there a scholarly class in Islam? How many of the primary sources can be accessed by the lay person and how many require the guidance of a scholar? Do scholars abuse their power? What's the difference between studying Islam in West and studying it in the East? What is Tradition and what is its role in achieving Truth?
E2.1_Introduction to Islamic Law and More_Shaykh Aamir Bashir
An introduction the development of Islamic Law. What is Ijmāʿ? What are the schools of Islamic Law and what are their methodologies? How well were these methodologies preserved? How critical were different schools of each other? How did methodologies in Islamic Law develop as other sciences developed? al-Shāfiʿī, Ḥadīth, and validating opinions to the outsider. The geographic distribution of the various schools of thought. The impact of the Salafi Movement on the Muslim world and the idea of following a Madhhab. Maqāṣid ash-Sharīʿa (purposes of the Shariah). The Law vs. Letter of the Law.
Bio of Shaykh Aamir: https://nelc.uchicago.edu/aamir-bashir
E1.4_Hadtih_Are Hadith Reliable? Do We Need Them? and More_Mufti Muntasir Zaman
We conclude our conversation with Mufti Muntasir by discussing the overall historical reliability of Hadith, whether or not we need them, how important science is in authenticating, and more.
E1.3_Hadith_What about the Companions? and More_Mufti Muntasir Zaman
We further investigate Hadith, this time focusing our discussion on the companions of the Prophet.
E1.2_Hadith_Western Criticism and More_Mufti Muntasir Zaman
We continue in this episode with a series of questions further investigating Hadith. Are there any underlying presuppositions when it comes to accepting the Hadith as reliable sources of what the Prophet said and did? Who critiqued Hadith and why? And much more.
Map of Hadith scholars: https://ilmfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/4madhabs6hadithbooks1.png
E1.1_Hadith_Introduction_Mufti Muntasir Zaman
Please join me as I discuss the history of Hadith (generally speaking, these are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) with Mufti Muntasir Zaman of Qalam Institute. In this first episode, the good Mufti gives us a brief introductory lesson on the compilation of these sayings.
Mufti Muntasir's Website: https://ahadithnotes.com/
Mufti Muntasir's Biography: https://www.qalam.institute/muntasir-zaman