Great podcast but shame only 17 episodes. Please come back
A weekly podcast series tracing and examining the history of Islam, beginning with the state of the world just before the advent of Islam. See you on Thursday!
I have always wanted to understand the history of my religion but, as a young person, I have always found it difficult to find material that was concise and easy to understand; books on the subject are generally quite dense and difficult to for my age group. This podcast not only lays out the subject in a logical, understandable way but makes it entertaining with the colloquial tone and story like format. It is also easy and convenient to fit around other activities. Would highly recommend! Thank you for the all the work that has been put in to make this podcast possible.
A lot of Islamic podcasts I’ve tried to listen to sound quite monotone and scripted. This ones my favourite as it seems to flow better and seems more spontaneous, as well as being very informative.
An engaging, informative and entertaining narrative that investigates the history of Islam. The podcaster starts from the very beginning and is inclusive in the pace and language adopted throughout. Great job, highly recommended.
Definitely worth the time investment. Great host, very enthusiastic and well informed.
So informative, doesn’t seem biased so far in any way and I’ve been searching for something like this for ages! Thank you!!!
First up, he's likeable. Comes across as a really decent human being. 2nd, his research is incredible. Explaining how the terrain of a land will contribute to the make up of the people's characteristics, that sort of thing. His ambition to bring a entertaining but educational podcast is both huge an admirable. Last but by no means least, I believe he is attempting something bigger than just a podcast here. If the 'west' could use anything right now, it's a better understanding of Islam.This could well be a great tool to break down some barriers, I say this as a non Muslim. Anyway, give it a go, it's fascinating.
This is an excellent topic so I was very excited to see this appear - and I was not disappointed! Elias is very fluent, and has bags of personality and enthusiasm. He clearly works hard at the research, and allows himself to go into interesting digressions or expansions, which I really enjoy. He's got some great ideas as well about format - his footnotes bit is great, and lots of materials on the website.
It's not the history of Rome but nothing is...he is getting there. Bravo. It's the best non western history podcast there is.