Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 47: Mohammed AL Samawi

Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.

In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.

In this episode, I’m with Mohammad AL Samawi, an interfaith activist from Yemen and a best-selling author of ‘The Fox Hunt’, a page-turning book about his life and escape from Yemen. Mohammed tells me about his life in Yemen and the civil war there. He tells me how his disability helped change the course of his life and how he became an interfaith activist. We learn about the importance of seeking knowledge and the truth for one’s self, and the positive power social media can play in the world. He tells us about his harrowing escape from Yemen to the U.S., and celebrates the fact that there are so many good people in the world. I hope you enjoy this exciting conversation with Mohammed as much as I did!

To find out more about some of the things we covered in this episode, check out the following links:

  • Mohammed’s book ‘The Fox Hunt’ can be found here on Amazon.
  • Mohammed’s non-profit organization is called The Abrahamic House.
  • Learn more about the situation of the Baha’is in Yemen here: www.bic.org/situation-in-yemen/reports-situation-yemen
  • Mohammed mentions supporting the good work that the International Rescue Committee is doing.
  • Mohammed mentions the important Baha’i principle of the ‘independent investigation of truth‘.
  • We mention Layli Miller-Muro and supporting the work of The Tahirih Justice Center.
  • You can listen to our Baha’i Blogcast episode with Layli Miller-Muro here: Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson – Episode 4: Layli Miller-Muro
  • You can find all of our episodes here on the Baha’i Blogcast page, and be sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Baha’i Blogcast for more upcoming episodes on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Soundcloud.

    Thanks for listening!

    -Rainn Wilson

    About the Author

    Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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