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special edition: real talk on palestine, 7 oct 2023



The Usuli Institute is so proud to have sponsored the first music album of Wietske Merison which as of March 1st is officially launched! You can find her album, WITNESS on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your music! WITNESS this incredibly gifted Muslim artist who proves undeniably that music can be among the most beautiful and powerful avenues to the Divine. Enjoy!

Usuli Conversation: Wietske Merison and Grace Song - On WITNESS by Wietske Merison

Wietske Merison and Grace Song, Executive Director of The Usuli Institute ( discuss Wietske' first music album, WITNESS, and her reflections on music, the process of writing her music, and the story behind her songs on the album.

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Our Founder Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Executive Director Grace Song engage a variety of guests to delve deeper into the issues facing Muslims in the modern day. A few of our guests include Ramy YoussefTareq Al-Suwaidan@GazanGirl, and Abdullah Alaoudh

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