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E3: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

I grew up Muslim and British. Some people use their differences as an excuse to keep away from other people. Their universe is limited to those who look like them, or sound like them, or pray like them. But even from a young age, I wanted to believe that we had more in common than...

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E2: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

Over three hundred years ago, a poorly-armed Algerian Muslim leader battled one of the best-equipped armies in the world – and against all odds, held his ground. For a while.  The story of that struggle, and the legacy of that warrior, is one of the greatest stories in Islamic history. That warrior was of course...

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E1: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

In the heart of Middle America, in the northeast corner of the State of Iowa, there’s a small town, a town so tiny it doesn’t even have a traffic light. In 1846, Timothy Davis founded that settlement, and named it Elkader, after an Algerian Sufi whose exploits had taken the Western world by storm. What...

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S2E8: Palestine Pt 8 – 1400 OMG

The Madrid Talks was the first major attempt at discussion between Israel and the Arab Nations. It was headed by President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker III. A Palestinian-Jordanian Delegation joined the talks. The importance of this event is that it was the first major event where the Palestinian question was...

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S2: Episode 7: My journey to Salah

It’s our last episode for Season 2 🙁 Leanne throws her first salah party! She gets to choose 1 salah. She invites her friends to play with her outside but something happens… Alhamdullillah 🙂 Enjoyed this episode? This season, please share and give us 5-star rating on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify Podcasts. If you would like...

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S2: Episode 6: Save water

Save water “Splash! Splash!” Khadija and Lamees splashed all over the place!It was bath time and they loved playing for hours in the bubbly water. “Woohoooo!” cheered Lamees.”Let’s make another big splash!”Woosh! she jumped up and down and the water filled the bathtub and went over the sides of the bath covering the floor! “Oops!” said khadeja “I think...

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S2E7: Palestine Pt 7 – 1400 OMG

Where is this conflict heading? Is there a plan, a happy end, reconciliation? What does the future hold for the people in these lands? These are the questions going through the minds of millions of people around the world regarding the Palestine/Israel saga. Over the past three episodes, we dove into the history of Palestine...

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S2: Episode 5: No one sees me

No one sees me Noah quickly hid his money box under the bed. “Are you okay Noah?” said his big sister Salma, as she stood at the doorway. Yes yes. I’m fine. Noah snapped. Salma was confused. What was Noah up to she wondered?! Mum was calling them to dinner, so Salma quickly rushed downstairs forgetting all about what had...

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S2: Episode 4: Basma and Stardust

Basma and Stardust Basma couldn’t stop biting her nails. She was nervous because it was her first horse riding lesson. She loved horses, and had wanted to ride for as long as she could remember. But now – when it was her chance to try it for the first time – she was getting cold...

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S2E6: Palestine Pt 6 – 1400 OMG

Another ten years passed of relative peace, yet tension, in region. Then, in 1967, the famous Six Day War occurred. It began in May 1967, Nasser orders naval blockade of the Gulf of Tiran to protest the Israeli diversion of the Jordan River. Out of fear of an Arab attack as revenge for 1948, Israel...

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S2: Episode 3: The Whispers

The Whispers “Idris, is disgusting he eats ants!” the children whispered at lunchtime. Zara heard the whispers and her heart sank. The other children told her that she could only play with them if she passed the whisper onto the next person. Zara felt sad for Idris, he was such a kind boy and she knew he...

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S2: Episode 2: No more plastic

No more plastic “Wohoooo” screamed omar as he put his head out of the bus window. His year 4 class were on the way to the waterlife park for a school excursion. Omar and his friends were having somuch fun laughing, playing, and eating. “Pass me the chips packet” shouted Omar. “It’s finished!” Issa said....

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S2E5: Palestine Pt 5 – 1400 OMG

1948…the year Israel was established. Imagine being a Palestinian that year. The British have given the majority of your land to a minority of foreign immigrants. Your greatest fear has come through, the Zionists now rule the majority of the Palestinian lands. With the support of the USA and the UN, Israel’s rise to power...

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S2: Episode 1: Gifted

Gifted “Joud was nervous. It was her first day of school and she didn’t know what it was going to be like.  “Come on sweetheart, you really need to go to bed now.” said her Mum. “Mama what if the kids make fun of me?” Joud whispered as tears rolled down her cheeks. Mama wiped away her tears...

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S2E4: Palestine Pt 4 – 1400 OMG

The Palestinians had had enough. The year was 1936, and the Palestinians could no longer handle to frustrating realities of the Jewish immigration and the British rule. Determined to take back their land, they started a war against the British that lasted for three years. This war became known as the Great Arab Revolt. For...

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S2E3: Palestine Pt 3 – 1400 OMG

When we last visited Palestine, the British had drafted the Balfour Declaration, creating new problems in the region. The British has promised the land of Palestine to various parties. Unsure of how to move forward, the British created the Mandate of Palestine placing it under their own authority. Herbet Samuel was appointed British High Commissioner...

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S2E2: Palestine Pt 2 – 1400 OMG

The British needed allies in the Ottoman Empire to divide/fracture it. They found their ally in Sharif Husayn. Sharif Husayn is the appointed custodian of Mecca/Medina, or governor of Hijaz. Despite being appointed by the Ottoman Empire, Husayn does not see eye to eye with them. Husayn, along with Faisal of Iraq, is convinced of...

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S2E1: Palestine Pt 1 – 1400 OMG

Our story begins in Europe in the 18th century. At that time, Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire. More specifically, it was generally considered part of the Greater Syrian Province, an area that includes modern day Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq west of the Euphrates. At that time, Ottoman Law protected the rights...

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S1E8: The Siege of Mecca Pt 2 – 1400 OMG

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S1E7: The Siege of Mecca – 1400 OMG

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S1E6: The Iranian Revolution Pt 2. – 1400 OMG

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S1E5: The Iranian Revolution – 1400 OMG

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S1E3: The Fall of the Caliphate – 1400 OMG Podcast

Episode 3 looks at the events that took place during the fall of the caliphate. The key events that saw the end of a 13 century Muslim tradition, marking the end of the Muslim caliphate. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts: – Listen now on Spotify – Download on Apple Podcasts – Stream on...

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Islamic History Podcast For Millenial Muslims

Get ready for season 1 of 1400 OMG, a Toledo Society original. The series is written and presented by Professor Saeed Khan and is the millennial Muslim’s guide to what the heck happened in Islamic history. In season 1 we dive into key events during the last 200 years including the fall of the Islamic...

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Omar Hamid | Design Extraordinaire and Co-Founder of LaunchGood

Omar Hamid | Co-Founder of LaunchGood Unlike most people strutting through the college/university cycles, Omar’s career really started to kick off during his high school years. A design whiz at a young age, Omar started his own agency out of his parents’ house – Alfenn. Servicing some very sizeable clients, Omar took the liberty of...

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Episode 12: Omar Hamid – Design Extraordinaire and Co-Founder of LaunchGood

LaunchGood has become the biggest Muslim-specific crowdfunding platform across the globe. Whilst many comfortably use the platform, they are unaware of the story behind its inception. Co-Founder Omar Hamid’s journey started in late high school, as he kicked off his design career by starting his own agency – that’s right – during high school. The...

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Magid Magid | Sheffield’s unlikely Lord Mayor

Magid Magid | Sheffield’s unlikely Lord Mayor Magid Magid came to Britain at the age of 5 after fleeing Somalia. Growing up in Sheffield, by the time Magid was finishing school, he found himself working 12 hour shifts at different factories. He wanted to make enough money to pursue things he was passionate about; travel,...

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Episode 11: Magid Magid – Sheffield’s unlikely Lord Mayor

Magid Magid may have lived the most unconventional journey to politics there is. After leaving Somalia as a refugee, he arrived at Britain at the tender age of 5. After schooling and working long shifts at factories for cash, Magid eventually enrolled into university to study Aquatic Zoology. Apart from an exotic degree, Magid got...

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Peter Gould | The Road to Zileej

Peter Gould | The Road to Zileej In his early university career, Peter was going through an internal conversation that would radically alter the path of his life to come. Grappling with big questions of existence, Truth and ultimately, God, Peter found Islam gave him deep yet simple answers to these existential questions. After accepting...

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Episode 10: Peter Gould – The Road to Zileej

Arguably the forerunner in Islamic related design across the world, Peter Gould’s journey is fascinating on both a personal and business level. By the time Peter hit university, he discovered two crucial things that would inform his work to come; his passion for design and his belief in Islam. Instead of working at a corporate...

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Shahed Amanullah | Silicon Valley, Start-Ups and Muslim potential

Shahed Amanullah | Silicon Valley & Muslim Start-ups In the late 1990’s, the tech start-up space was absolutely booming. The world was coming to terms with the power of technology, and after seeing some incredibly successful ideas, investors were ready to throw stupidly large amounts of money at tech start-ups. In this environment, Shahed Amanullah...

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