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Unscripted #36 | Dehumanisation, Disney & Da’wah | Dr Uthman Lateef

Join us this week on our Unscripted Podcast #36 with Sheikh Dr. Uthman Lateef.

He delves beneath the surface of trending topics from the dehumanisation of Muslims in India and China, to Disney and Netflix’s new Messiah series, highlighting the importance of critical reading and reflection, and the harms of social media’s “quick information” culture, particularly its toll on Muslim commentators.


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About Dr Uthman Lateef

Dr Uthman Lateef has a BA (First Class Hons) in History, an MA (Dist.) in Crusader Studies, and has completed a PhD in the Place of Fada'il al-Quds' (the Merits of Jerusalem) and Religious Poetry in the Muslim effort to recapture the Crusades. Currently, he is a khateeb at Stoke Poges Lane Mosque and Islamic Centre, Slough. He is in the process of publishing his PhD thesis and is currently conducting post-doctorate research in International Relations ('The effect of war media iconography on US identity: disruptive images, counter hegemony and political syncretism'). He presents a weekly show on Islam Channel (813), 'The Greatest Generation' and is a speaker at mosques and universities in the UK and internationally.


  1. Julie Amal Rashid

    Absolutely brilliant podcast Maa’sha’Allah
    Nice to see an interesting, intelligent and very beneficial discourse.
    Just one point regarding the Dajaal being a ‘system’ as some people like to say, the ulema say that generally we should take ahaeeth literally. Meaning, we don’t make metaphors, we know he is one eyed, and this is not a metaphor for the TV as some like to state etc.
    JazakAllahKhair to all.

  2. The following is such a profound statement, maa shaa Allah, by Dr. Uthman Lateef that I really wanted to get it down in writing.

    52:34 “Remember that every person immersed in self-grandiosity needs a spectacle. You cannot function as a human being by yourself. So the whole process we have in Islam of khulwah…may Allah grant us that [seclusion]…that’s where your self worth is found…you can’t have self discovery only through the lens of a thousand cameras at you.”

    May Allah Ta’ala protect us from reaching a point where we can only do acts of worship and good deeds when we know that we have an audience. May He protect us against those who seem to have reached that point and guide them as well as us. Ameen.

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