In light of the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade, many Muslims have found themselves thrown into the middle of the abortion debate. For this episode, I brought in two individuals who are respected in the North American community for their knowledge and leadership to help navigate the issue. Shaykh Joe Bradford is an entrepreneur and American scholar of Islam. He has a Master of Islamic Law from the Islamic University of Madinah. Shaykh Joe's specialty is in Islamic finance and he focuses his efforts on creating companies that allow people of faith to align their values with their finances. He is also the co-founder of, which helps Muslims with estate planning and wills. He is based out of Houston, Texas. You can learn more about him at Shaykh Hamzah Maqbul is a native of the West Coast where he obtained his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduation, Shaykh Hamzah traveled throughout the Muslim world studying Arabic, Islamic law, grammar, sciences of hadith, and recitations of the Qu'ran. His studies took him to Mauritania, Syria, Egypt, U.A.E., Morocco and Pakistan. His studies culminated in him receiving an ijazat al-tadris, meaning "license to teach" which is the equivalent in Pakistani Islamic seminaries to a MA in Arabic and Islamic studies. He is based out of Chicago and teaches out of the non-profit organization, Ribat. You can learn more about Ribat at If you'd like to support the podcast you can become a Patron at For any questions or comments you can e-mail me at Follow on social media: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: