Faith in Fine Print

EP 01 | Dr. Azfar Chak, Saaleh Baseer | Dealing with Modern Pandemics

EP 01 | Dr. Azfar Chak, Saaleh Baseer | Dealing with Modern Pandemics

Episode One is a conversation on how people can better cope with and understand pandemics in the modern age. Nihal speaks with Dr. Azfar Chak about the on-the-ground situation of COVID-19, what healthcare workers are dealing with, what medical precautions people should be taking, and what the world should expect in the future.  Shaykh Saaleh speaks to us about how Muslim societies in the past have reacted to pandemics, how faith can empower those going through a tough time, and how people can continue to stay spiritually afloat. Nihal also touches on issues related to dignity, healthcare, and caring for people's pastoral needs.  Dr. Azfar Chak is an infectious disease specialist in Nyack, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Nyack Hospital and Good Samaritan Religional Medical Center-Suffern. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and his BA from Montclair State University. He is also a Muslim community organizer based in New Jersey. Contact him at Shaykh Saaleh Baseer is currently completing his MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago while also studying at Darul Qasim. He holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University and an 'alimiyyah degree from Darul Uloom Azaadville in South Africa. His interests include Ottoman and Mughal history. Follow him on instagram @saalehbaseer. Faith in Fine Print is brought to you by The Mantle, a sacred safe space dedicated to facilitating and demonstrating Islamic Spirituality. Comments or questions? E-mail us at Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES AT

Duration: 55 min

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