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S2E7 – Is Islam Difficult? | DoubleTake

Have you ever felt it was difficult to follow Islamic practices? Learning about Islam is a necessary part of every Muslim’s faith journey, but sometimes, we come across rules and recommendations that may feel confusing or overwhelming. We might feel like our day-to-day experiences in the West clash with our practice of Islam and make our lives feel more difficult.

What should we do when we feel burdened by Islamic rulings and recommendations? How can we make sense of rules that feel disconnected from our perspectives and daily lives? How can we understand the wisdom behind rulings that we find difficult to follow?

Join Mohamad Zaoud as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Tesneem Alkiek, Director of Expanded Learning at Yaqeen Institute.

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Dr. Tesneem Alkiek

Dr. Tesneem Alkiek

Fellow, Director of Expanded Learning | Tesneem obtained her undergraduate degree in Early Christianity and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University with a focus on Islamic law. Tesneem currently serves as the Director of Expanded Learning where she works with her team to create curricula and other resources for communities to engage with Yaqeen’s research. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Rutgers University-Camden.