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Episode Info: Quote: "We are all from Allah, and to Allah we return" —Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 156 About: In mere weeks, this country has seen COVID-19-related deaths rise past casualty totals for past wars and surprise attacks, sometimes passing those records daily. It seems like every day is filled with death. But this isn’t the first time humanity has faced a pandemic. And this isn’t the first time society has reckoned with death. Is this a punishment? Or is God to blame? In this latest podcast episode, we turn to the past for guidance on how to deal with our present—and it too is a trip. Show Notes: [00:30] More on “The Layers of Heaven” by Jovica [00:45] Al-Mulk, verses 1-6 [02:00] Al-Baqarah, verses 155-56 [02:20] Light reading on the term nafs  As described by Oxford Islamic Studies Online More light reading A short talk on the subject [04:10] “Keffel” by The Blue Dot Sessions [04:20] Related: a list of other common arabic phrases [05:10] More on David Sloane | (@dcsloane53) And his book, Is the Cemetery Dead [05:50] The state of: Morgues Refrigerated trucks Funerals  And more funerals Cemeteries in areas like New York And in other places like Indonesia And the state of mourning [06:30] Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad related to attendance and funeral prayers [06:55] “Aloscape 2” by The Blue Dot Sessions [07:00] Al-Qaf, verse 19 [07:40] More on Imam Zaid Shakir | (@ImamZaidShakir) More on Zaytuna College s/o to the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland Part of his service at Muhammad Ali’s funeral ceremony [08:25] Light reading on the Archangel Azrael Light reading on what happens when you die Light reading on the Angels Munkar and Nakir Light reading on the rites of the dead [08:25] “Aloscape 1” by The Blue Dot Sessions [10:10] More on Islamic burial laws in times of the coronavirus [12:15] Light reading on the concept of the hereafter in Islam [13:00] Al-Jumu’ah, verse 8 [13:15] “Clatl” by The Blue Dot Sessions [13:45] More on AbdulKarim Yahya | (@abdulkarimyahya) And an old tv segment with a younger AbdulKarim [15:10] Light reading on the timeline of the early Islamic days [15:15] Light reading on what Mecca was like before Islam [15:20] Light video lesson on early Islamic days [15:30] Light context on the those early Islamic days [15:45] Light reading on the Quraysh [16:25] The sayings of the Prophet regarding martyrdom And another one [16:45] On the history of the “quarantine” Not mentioned in the podcast: Ibn Sina’s 40-day ban [17:30] On the Prophet Muhammad and times of pandemics  [18:40] Light reading on Plague in Early Islamic History [18:45] Light reading on Umar ibn al-Khattab [18:45] Light reading on Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah [19:05] “ZigZag Heart” by The Blue Dot Sessions [19:25] More detail on the Umar ibn al-Khattab’s meeting in the desert [19:30] Light reading on the Ansar [22:15] More on the Prophet Muhummad’s parable of tying up your camel [22:45] Al-Imran, verse 1...
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