Becoming the Alpha Muslim
About This Show
No-BS self-improvement for the modern Muslim man. Join your host Nabeel Azeez and his guests as they give you practical advice on how to develop mentally, physically, and spiritually. We will help you dominate your environment and live the life of your dreams.
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How to regain your faith as a struggling Muslim
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How do we engage Muslims who aren’t as far along the spiritual path as we are? As someone who was Muslim in name alone for most of my life, it’s surprisingly easy to forget where I started and how far I’ve actually come. Imagine how much harder it is for Muslims who know nothing but a proper adherence to Islam. I want to understand how the “non-practicing” Muslim thinks, what his view is of the World, and what keeps him away from achieving his potential as a Muslim. So I invited my brother Irshad Azeez on for an informal chat. Not because he’s non-practicing, but because he’s an effective go between, both in terms of his own level of religiosity (can improve a lot) and the circles he moves in (mostly non-practicing, and non-Muslim.) Irshad is my younger brother by a year. He’s a rapper/emcee - stage name Jibberish, one quarter of the Dukkan Show podcast, and my business partner. We met up a few days before he is due to leave Dubai and move back to Sri Lanka, to spend more time with our parents. Time-stamped show notes [01:32] I explain the premise of this episode and what I’m trying to accomplish [03:20] Irshad doesn’t feel like he’s equipped to answer these questions [03:43] Irshad tells us his background - how he ended up in Dubai, how he got involved with hip-hop, and his approach to spirituality in general. [05:00] I ask Irshad to tell us more about how he got into podcasting, and what the audience response has been to Dukkan Show. [08:10] How did Irshad get involved in the rap game? [09:36] The need to express creativity through art. [11:27] How does a fresh-off-the-boat Sri Lankan learn how to rap? [14:55] If a Muslim who doesn’t listen to music wants to learn how to r