The top 10 Muslim podcasts you should be listening to in 2019!
With busy lives and schedules, sometimes it’s important to focus on the quality instead of the quantity of time we have in a day. Podcasts, growing in popularity, are perfect for busy lives not only because of its ability to really go in-depth on so many important topics, but also because it allows us to spend quality time simply thinking and contemplating on our world’s issues; whether we be on the bus, driving, or walking to work or class.
To make your lives easier, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular and trending podcasts that specifically cater to Muslim audiences, in the hope that we can help get more people involved in some of the most important issues of our world today.
1. TMV Podcast (obviously)
We would say this! Hosted by our Chief Editor Salim Kassam, we explore issues surrounding faith, politics, social issues, and creativity within the Muslim community. While we’re based here in London, both our topics as well as our guests are international, as we explore what it means to be a Western Muslim in our world today. Be sure to subscribe!
2. The Mad Mamluks Muslim Podcast
Hosted by four incredibly talented young Muslims, Imran Muneer, Mahin Islam, Shaykh Amir Saeed, and Naureen Ahmed, The Mad Mamluks are based out in the Chicago area but now have a global outreach. Their podcasts cover a wide range of engaging topics, from politics and faith to social issues and popular culture. With a youthful but insightful vibe to their topics and website, The Mad Mamluks are unique in their pursuit of relatable and tangible topics for Muslims around the world.
Listen to their episodes on The Mad Mamluk’s website here.
3. Millionaire Muslim Podcast
Hosted by Mohsin Patel and Ibrahim Khan and sponsored by islamicfinanceguru.com, the Millionaire Muslim Podcast is perfect for those interested in Islamic finance, business, and entrepreneurialism. Alongside their regular topics, however, the Millionaire Muslim podcast also does fortnightly Quranic Tafseer episodes; so not only will you learn about halal business and entrepreneurial skills, but also keep up to date on your understanding of the Holy Quran.
You can find them on iTunes here.
4. Ilmfeed Podcast
Based in East London and one of the most popular websites on Muslim content, Ilmfeed has recently started a podcast series hosted by Shabbir Hassan. Already on their 7th episode, the Ilmfeed podcast has gained widespread attention and followers. With the perfect balance of energy and insightful content, the Ilmfeed podcast may just be the perfect way to wake you up on your morning commute.
5. Omar Suleiman, Muslim Central Podcast
Shaykh Omar Suleiman is one of the most prominent Muslim-American scholars in the U.S., and his podcasts are definitely worth listening to for insightful discussions and lectures on some of the most pressing issues for Muslims today. With episode titles such as “Beautify Me Internally”, “Spiritual Numbness”, and “Incremental Change vs. Radical Reform”, it’s safe to say his lectures will have you thinking about them all day.
Listen to his podcasts, hosted by Muslim Central, here.
6. The Rogue Muslim Podcast
The Rogue Muslim podcast has both the quick wit and in-depth topics to keep you hooked; covering a range of topics from “Religious OCD” to “Mental Health” to “Radical Love”, this podcast aims to bring the ummah together under the most important issues facing us today. With a wide array of guests on the podcasts, you’ll also get a variety of diverse opinions and voices from the Muslim community.
Find to their podcasts here.
7. Salam Girl! Podcast
With its fresh and energetic hosts of American converts Monica Traverzo and Nicole Queen, Salam Girl! is definitely both an original and unique platform for Muslim women to explore their faith and community. Discussing topics such as converting to Islam, mental health and self-care, hijab, and the importance of friendships, both Monica and Nicole offer a fresh perspective on Muslim issues because of their American and convert backgrounds.
Check out their podcast episodes here.
8. The Muslim Life Hackers Podcast
Hosted by three powerhouse Muslim women, Mifrah Mahroof, Maheen Malik, and Hidayah Yuswirahim bring together an incredible and life-changing podcast series to the Muslim community. Focusing in on tangible ways to improve both your physical connection to Islam (for example how to wake up for fajr or pray on time) and spiritual connection to the religion, The Muslim Life Hackers Podcast is the perfect way to get one thinking about how to improve and better ourselves as Muslims.
Find a list of their podcasts here.
9. Living the Quran Podcast
Stemming from the Qaim Institute, the Living the Quran podcast is the perfect way to get in your daily tafseer lessons without the distractions and sidetracking that might happen with other podcasts. With indepth, insightful, and dedicated passion towards truly understanding the word of God, the Living the Quran podcast will help you better connect with both faith and devotion to Allah.
Find their podcast on iTunes here.
10. Insights on Islam Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, a prominent lecturer, professor, and convert to Islam, she remains one of the most recognized and respected Muslim women lectures in the western world. Representing a much-needed female scholarship, Dr. Ingrid Mattson’s podcast series has the perfect balance of academics and current affairs.