About the podcast
The Good Tree podcast is a weekly discussion with renowned scholars deep diving into a range of ethical topics. We begin the first series on relationships.
Allah (swt) directs us to look at Prophet Muhammad (saw) as our moral guide in order to gain closeness to Him (swt).
Our name ‘The Good Tree’ comes from the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 14 Surah Ibrahim, verses 24 and 25:
Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky? [14:24]
It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminder. [14:25]
We hope you will enjoy listening to these podcasts and find them beneficial on your journey towards Allah (swt).
About the hosts
Fizza Hasan - is a teacher with a passion for creating platforms for change and reform in the community. South of the river but still loves Noor.
Noor Owainati - is an Islamic Seminary student who believes words create revolutions within souls and within communities. North of the river but still loves Fizza.
A Tribute, Reflections & Behind the Scenes30 March 2021
Join us today as we go behind the scenes where you meet the team of The Good Tree, hear our thoughts and insights on how we went about creating this podcast, and you will also hear our reflections on Season 1. We also pay tribute to all our scholars who without their time and support this would not have been possible.
Relationship with Imam Mahdi (atfs) - Sayyid Ali Raza Rizvi22 March 2021
Join us for our season finale discussing our Relationship with Imam Mahdi (atfs). We explore who Imam Mahdi (atfs) is, how to recognise him, how to build & maintain a relationship with him, and the events leading to his reappearance.
Relationship with Environment - Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi15 March 2021
Join us this week as we discuss our Relationship with the Environment. We explore Islam's harmony with animals and nature, diet and spirituality, encouraging environment champions within the community, and how we can contribute towards harnessing a better relationship with our internal and external environment.
Relationship with Technology - Sheikh Salim Yusufali8 March 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Technology particularly at keeping our children safe online. We discuss the area's of safeguarding, privacy, online behaviour and vices, al-islam.org, and the future of technology.
Relationship with Parents - Ayatullah Sayed Fadhil Milani1 March 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Parents. We delve into this relationship from a child's perspective, whatever their age, and whether their parents are alive or not, from a Quranic (specifically Chapter 17, verses 23 & 24) and from the teachings of the Ahlulbayt (as).
Relationship with Those That Have Passed Away - Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour22 February 2021
Join us this week as we discuss our Relationship with Those That Have Passed Away. We explore topics such as our responsibilities towards our loved ones, what to do about feelings of resentment and guilt through the wisdom of the Ahlulbayt (as), and how best we can prepare for our own onward journey.
Relationship with Neighbours - Sheikh Mohammad Ali Shomali15 February 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Neighbours. We explore what God and the Ahlulbayt (as) say about treating our neighbours with kindness, respect and love, building a community and taking care of one another.
Relationship with Elderly - Sheikh Nuru Mohammed8 February 2021
Join us today as we discuss the Relationship with Our Elderly. We delve into the topic of respecting, seeking guidance and showing kindness towards our elderly from the perspective of the Quran and the Ahlulbayt (as). We also discuss loneliness, and how best we can take care of our elderly relatives and those within our community.
Relationship with Extended Family and In-laws - Dr Masuma Jaffer1 February 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Extended Family & In Laws. We explore what is silat al rahm (womb/family ties), our responsibilites towards them, and our duty to enjoin good and forbid evil.
Relationship with One's Spouse - Sheikh Jehad Ismail25 January 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with One's Spouse with Sheikh Jehad Ismail. We delve into the concept of marriage, rights and obligations, how to attain the higher levels of morality by learning lessons from the Ahlulbayt (as), and challenge the often misunderstood verses of the Quran.
Relationship with Teacher, Student & Learning - Sheikh Mohammad Zakaria18 January 2021
Join us this week as we discuss our Relationship with Teacher, Student & Learning with Sheikh Mohammad Zakaria. We discuss the roles and responsibilities of teachers and students, the positive reinforcement of questioning within Islam and Islamic educational theory, what is knowledge, and guidance for adults returning to education.
Relationship with Friends - Sayyid Hadi Radhawi11 January 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Friends. We explore the concept of friendship through the Islamic lens of the Quran in particular Prophet Ibrahim (as) as the friend of God, the rights of a friend even when things go sour, friends & influence, and forgiveness. We also are joined by Sparkles Sayyid Hadi's friendly cockatiel.
Relationship with Siblings - Sayed Hussain Makke4 January 2021
Join us today as we discuss our Relationship with Siblings. We explore how we can establish this relationship with love, respect, fun, joy, mercy and forgiveness.
Relationship with Children - Alima Razia Batool Najafi28 December 2020
Join us today as we discuss Relationship with Children. We explore Imam Ali (as)’s famous saying with regards to raising our children in the three stages of their life 0-7, 7-14, 14-21; how to respect our children and practical guidance on how to raise them with the love of Allah swt in their heart and mind.
Relationship with Ourselves - Shaykh Mirza Abbas21 December 2020
Join us this week as we discuss the Relationship with Ourselves. We explore practical tips to embed Imam Ali (as)’s famous saying ‘the one who knows themselves, knows their Lord’, self love, and taking care of oneself.
Relationship with Quran & Ahlulbayt (as) - Sayyid Ali Raza Rizvi14 December 2020
Join us as we discuss our Relationship with the Quran and the Ahlulbayt (as). We explore areas how we can make the Quran a part of our lives, how to learn from it, and how to build a meaningful relationship with the Ahlulbayt (as).
Relationship with God Part 2 - Dr Mahnaz Heydarpour7 December 2020
Join us again where we discuss what taqwa is, what is God’s mercy, and practical tips how to build a relationship with God. Part 2 of 2.
Relationship with God Part 1 - Dr Mahnaz Heydarpour30 November 2020
Join us as we kick off our very first episode discussing our Relationship with God. We explore areas such as God’s relationship with us, and steps on how we can build a better relationship with Him, our Divine Creator. Part 1 of 2.
The Good Tree Podcast Promo28 October 2020
The Good Tree Podcast Promo - who we are, what we're doing and where to find us!