Dr Shabir Ally takes two questions: (1) What does Islam say about original sin? (2) Are stories in the Quran ‘just stories’ or historical facts?

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The disastrous Typhoon Haiyan has left thousands dead in November 2013. In these difficult moments many wonder where God is. Why does He allow such things? Dr. Shabir Ally gives some perspective on why such disasters happen and how to think about them.

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Robert Spencer in his book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” puts forward a dubious claim that the Prophet Muhammad never existed. In this segment, Dr. Shabir Ally reviews Spencer’s book and demonstrates the numerous inaccuracies and flaws in his claims and research.

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Following a recent poll showing a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment, host, Safiyyah Ally, and Dr. Shabir Ally discuss the reasons behind this phenomenon. It offer some simple suggestions on how Muslims can make wider society appreciate Islam and Muslims.

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Dr. Naeema Degani, a doctor working for the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), joins us to speak about her work serving the needy around the world. Particularly, she shares her experiences with projects developing clean water systems in Pakistan.

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Jawad Jafry joins us to speak about his recent mini-doc series: MarriageSuccess.ca. He shares with us why he felt it was necessary to make such a film, and what it takes to initiate and keep a successful marriage.

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The Soul in Science and Religion

September 15, 2013

Dr. Shabir discusses the various conceptions of the soul in science and religion. While differences remain, there are many intersecting lines emerging through modern research. Watch more of Let the Quran Speak on our YouTube Channel.

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Quebec’s Proposed Ban on Hijab and Religious Symbols

September 15, 2013

Quebec’s government has proposed to ban religious symbols including the hijab (Muslim head covering). Dr. Shabir Ally discusses the issue and why such a ban is harmful to peaceful social relations. Watch more of Let the Quran Speak on our YouTube Channel.

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Dr. Shabir Ally’s Review of Dr. Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

August 22, 2013

Dr. Shabir Ally reviews Dr. Reza Aslan’s recent controversial book on the life of Jesus called ‘Zealot’. Dr. Ally takes a critical perspective on some of the biases present in Aslan’s view of Jesus, and explains his own position on Jesus. Watch more of Let the Quran Speak on our YouTube Channel.

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Traditional Islamic Woodwork Art – Rahim Akbar

August 2, 2013

Rahim Akbar, an American Islamic woodwork artist, joins us on LTQS to speak about his passion; the history of large-scale Islamic art; and shares advice for Islamic structures considering integrating woodwork into the building design. Watch more of Let the Quran Speak on our YouTube Channel.

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