SM Podcast: Sahil Badruddin Interviews Wajahat Ali

Sacred Matters is venturing into the realm of podcasting this year. Our first experiment is with independent interviewer Sahil Badruddin interviewing Wajahat Ali on relevant contemporary issues such as representation of Muslims in social media and journalism in present political and social issues. Be sure to give it a listen, and stay tuned for our future podcasts.


Sahil Badruddin interviews influencers, leaders, and intellectuals to draw out their candid insights and wisdom with thought-provoking questions that hit at the heart of a matter. You can find his interviews published on platforms such as OnFaith, The.Ismaili, and Brown Girl Magazine. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Chemical Engineering, Religious Studies, and History.

Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems.