The Muslims Down Under Podcast

The Muslims Down Under Podcast

#ChangingTheNarrative one conversation at a time • Education • Social Cohesion • Dialogue A platform run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia.

Episodes

October 7, 2020 1 min

Have you ever been confused as to why there is so much bad press regarding Muslims or why Islam is often scapegoated by politicians and the media?

Or do you find it difficult to understand the teachings of Islam in the context of the modern world?

Well, you've come to the right place!

Welcome to the Muslims Down Under Podcast, a podcast presented as part of the Muslims Down Under platform. In this podcast, we seek to enable conte...

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Most people spend their lives chasing happiness and success, yet never seem to arrive at a happily ever after.  It seems as though the only way to become happy is to attain something bigger or better, faster or fancier. We rely on materialistic pursuits to make us happy, wanting more and more. 
What does it take to acquire true contentment in life? 
Will achieving standards set by a materialistic society really lead to happ...

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In the modern world, our life goals are more often than not driven by materialistic standards. The same constructs exist for the relationships we establish in our lives. Since ego-based relationships are based on superficial and temporary qualities, they exert tremendous amounts of pressure to be ‘perfect’ - when in reality no one is really perfect. This is also what causes relationships to fail and for people to experience depress...

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There has always been an undefined intersection between religion and culture. Often there is confusion and misunderstandings when we see culture being represented as religion or vice versa. It is important to understand the differences between the two, and where exactly the intersections lie, and more so, how can someone determine whether what they see or hear about is as a result of a particular culture or a teaching of a certain ...

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January 1, 2021 17 mins

Unfortunately, a large portion of Australian society harbors a misunderstanding that people from different faiths or cultures don’t contribute or integrate within Australian society. More specifically, there is also a common misconception that Australian values clash with the values of Australian Muslims. As a result of this confusion, Muslims experience ongoing prejudice and discrimination. 
To eradicate these false impression...

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January 8, 2021 19 mins

The concept of feminism is probably one of the biggest ongoing phenomena of the 21st century. Furthermore, we live in a society where the discussion around Muslim women, their rights, and the teachings of Islam in regards to women is often a hot topic of conversation. But, are the concerns regarding the rights and equality of Muslim women legitimate? And, what role does feminism in the teachings of Islam? 

In reality, the advocacy a...

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January 15, 2021 21 mins

Just like anything else, one must be able to justify belief with reasoning and logic. Religion also experiences the debate between faith and reason, with a common misunderstanding that there is no need for rationality when discussing religion. 
Contrary to this, Islam describes that rationality must be important for any true religion. It promotes critical thinking and explains that this is a God-given faculty, given specificall...

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Experiencing true spirituality is something that most people recognise as beyond their grasp or only for those who are disconnected from the world around them. But, in the modern world, being spiritual has become a buzzword of modern culture;  more and more, people consider themselves as spiritual as opposed to being religious. But can you experience true spirituality without being religious? 

In this episode, we discuss the true me...

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Have you always wanted to live a life that is balanced yet meaningful in every way? 

Living a balanced life means having a positive, productive lifestyle that enables a focus on developing good habits in all spheres of life.

Welcome to the Muslims Down Under Podcast, a podcast presented as part of the Muslims Down Under platform. 

In this podcast series, we discuss practical ways to live a balanced life as informed by the principles o...

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We had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Susan Carland to discuss how faith plays a role in her life, how she has experienced being a Muslim woman in a western world, and how she continues to excel and achieve in her life. 

Stereotypical notions of sexism, prejudice, and discrimination, as well as her Muslim identity - these are just some of the topics we talk about in our brand new episode to kickstart the second series of the Musl...

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October 8, 2021 33 mins

The present-day modern dilemma of doing more, achieving more, and trying to be better is one that causes undue stress for many. 

But, what are the essential steps one needs to take to be more productive in a meaningful way? 

In this episode, we discuss how you can understand what productivity requires and how you can achieve it in a practical method.



Muslims Down Under is a platform that aims to #ChangeTheNarrative...

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October 15, 2021 57 mins

It is no easy task to achieve work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced world.

As we grow increasingly more connected through technology and social media, it is becoming more and more difficult to separate work from our personal lives. 

What is the importance of achieving this balance? 
What are some strategies to achieve a good work-life balance? 
Find out the answers to these questions and much mor...

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October 22, 2021 42 mins

Parenting is probably one of the most challenging, yet rewarding endeavors one can do in their lifetime. The importance and value of proper parenting are unquestionable, as it lays the foundations for societies. 

How do we establish foundations that enable a good upbringing for our children? 
What are strategies that can help us to develop healthy, positive habits that contribute to their development and nourishment? 

W...

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October 29, 2021 62 mins

Managing money is more than just making ends meet. Ensuring that your financial future is based on crucial financial skills and knowledge is fundamental. 

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss practical strategies on how to manage your income. If you’re struggling with money management issues such as living paycheck to paycheck despite making more than enough money, these strategies will help improve your financial ha...

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November 5, 2021 34 mins

Living a healthy life requires that all aspects of our health are nourished. Each aspect of our health supports and affects other aspects, and they all act as a resource for our function. A healthy lifestyle also provides the means to lead a full life with meaning and purpose. 

In part one of this episode, we discuss the importance of physical and mental health and discuss practical ways to help us sustain our health.



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November 12, 2021 40 mins

Besides our physical and mental health, developing social and behavioral health is also relevant to our overall health and wellbeing. 

In part two of this episode, we discuss why maintaining social and behavioral health is crucial to our health. In addition, we discuss how our spiritual health can also be nourished and why it is essential that our soul is nourished in order for all other aspects of our health to thrive. 

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November 19, 2021 33 mins

Everyone has a natural drive to achieve and acquire more, but living a minimalistic lifestyle is much more than owning fewer possessions. 

In this episode, we discuss ways to live a simple, meaningful life that is based on our own self-worth, values and relative to our individual situations. An approach that is worthwhile for developing our consciousness, and channelling our natural drives towards things that really matter, this epi...

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Staying positive is always easier said than done. In this special episode, we interview Karamah, a survivor of the recent Palestinian war crisis. She shares her unique and incredibly exceptional life perspective on how her faith keeps her optimistic.

Through her lived experience, we discuss how patience, prayer, and positive attitudes can help us achieve a positive lifestyle that is based on gratitude and trust in God.

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Welcome to the Muslims Down Under Podcast, a podcast presented as part of the Muslims Down Under platform. 

Whether it’s learning how to fast or pray, or recognising the importance of tolerance, social inclusion and human rights – join us this season as we explore these topics and so many more. Featuring special guest experts, our podcast provides a balanced approach to understanding how Islam can provide a pathway that pr...

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April 1, 2022 24 mins

In recent times, the practice of fasting has become popular for its physical health benefits. Although these benefits of fasting are numerous, when observed as a spiritual discipline, the practice of fasting nurtures both the physical and the spiritual, by bridging the gap between the body and the soul. 

Find out more about the practice of fasting, according to the teachings of Islam in this episode of the Muslims Down Und...

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