Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali is a scholar of Islamic law with field specialties in Islamic Theology as well as Race and Blackness Studies in Muslim History. His research interests include the interconnection between law and identity formation, comparative Islamic law, and Islam’s role in the modern world. He is an associate professor at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. Dr. Abdullah is well known for his inclination towards conservative views especially over the last few years. In this podcast, I wanted to explore the rationale behind his political philosophy. We also get into the current issue of the COVID-19 vaccine and the concept of vaccine mandates. You can follow Dr. Abdullah's work at https://lamppostedu.org/ and his Twitter and IG are both under @BinHamidAli If you're enjoying the podcast, please consider becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/SultansandSneakers and leave a 5 star review on iTunes. The video version of this podcast is available on the Sultans and Sneakers YouTube Channel which can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8nN9RSnLs08M87yEZppwaA