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It's been a while since I went solo! And for this episode I did something that I've been wanting to do for a while; make it a video episode too! So, now you want listen and watch this episode where I show off my mug collection and how it got me thinking about how we communicate our opinions with other people. So, go ahead, grab your very own mug, w…
 
In this episode of GOG I have with me therapists in training, Sobia Saleem and Sadie Hernandez and we talk about the mental health risks faced by members of the Queer. We discuss the stigma that Queer youth face, especially if they are from Faith-based backgrounds, and for the need for empathy and inclusion for Queer youth. You can also Watch this …
 
This year, I decided to do a re-telling of one of my favorite spooky stories from my childhood, "Wolf Castle", a Eastern European folk tale that I saw an animated short of as a kid. So, sit back and enjoy this spooky tale of haunted statues, curses and stolen children! I unfortunately, could not find the animated short anywhere on the internet or t…
 
This week I talk to the young, Muslim illustrator Aaliya Jaleel and how she took her talent of visual story-telling and used it to increase POC and Muslim representation in books and popular media! Some of Aaliya's hallmark work includes working for the Disney Junior show "Mira, Royal Detective" and illustrating books with Muslim and POC protagonis…
 
October is "Domestic Violence Awareness" month and I talk to the powerhouse that is Khalidah Bilal, a domestic abuse survivor and who now helps other domestic abuse victims through Huma-Faith and her DAAWN (Domestic Abuse Against Women Nullified) initiative. This is a raw conversation about some of her own experience with domestic abuse and why it …
 
In this week's 'Gift of the Gab!', I invite the host of the podcast, "The C Word" and cancer survivor, Helen King. I talk to Helen about the impact of cancer on not just people's bodies but their personal lives as well. We delve deep into the raw parts of how cancer is such a deeply taboo subject for so many, and how can we look beyond our own fear…
 
This week I bring you a brand new segment called "Gift of the Gab!". I've noticed that a lot of times people are not sure how to have good, solid, eye-opening conversations with other people. With this segment I hope to encourage thought provoking discussions and bring to light unique insights through my guests! And what better first guests than fe…
 
This week I interview Tania Ahmed, an art and craft video content creator on her journey to how she got to where she is now and how that shattered all expectations, including her own! Tania Ahmed creates online arts and crafts videos (and teaches her craft live as well!), you can find her amazing work on: https://taniaahmedcreative.com/ Instagram: …
 
I'm BAAAACK! And it feels so good! I'm bringing for you this season more episodes, more interviews and a brand new segment! You can hear all about it in this episodes (and my unbridled rant about the pandemic! :D) I've also updated the podcast website, got it a domain (finally!) which you can check out at www.imamuslimpodcast.com. I'll also be addi…
 
Y'all the best for staying with me all this time, BUT it's Summer and children are at home and there is literally no way I will have any shred of sanity throughout these two months :D So, Imma take a short Summer vacation and be back in August! I'll be back with more segments, interviews and solo episodes. AND if you want to suggest anything you'd …
 
Ramadan 2021, this year brought with it many new experiences including new Muslim neighbors, tons of iftar and my feeble attempts at holding a kids' party! Listen to this week's episode for the unexpected madness that was Ramadan 2021! And if you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes send them my way via email at shehla.faizi01@gmai…
 
Being born into a Muslim family is something that even a lot of Muslims see as a default and a lot of times take for granted as well. But what is the journey of someone who converts to the Faith? Imam Tom Facchine shares his incredible journey of how a young man from an Italian American family, from a small town in New Jersey converted to Islam, an…
 
Guess who's fasting (again!)? Yup, it's that time of year for Muslims, and for me it might not be a big deal to fast in Ramadan since I've been doing it for some time now. BUT this year I might just have teeny tiny person TRY and join me (Dun! Dun! Duuun!!). So, join me as I give a short overview of this year's Ramadan in our new house, with our Mu…
 
Mental health is an integral topic for any community. In the Muslim community until now, the topic has been largely taboo. This week I have the great pleasure of interviewing Taimur Kouser, Founder and Director of Nafs. Nafs is an organization that hopes to elevate the voices of young Muslims struggling with the very unique mental health issues the…
 
At the end of part one of my "Ask a Muslim!" segment, I ran out of time to answer all the questions sent to me. So, here they are in part two! Thank you to everyone who sent me these questions and if you as a listener have any more questions to ask THIS Muslim, feel free to send me your questions at shehla.faizi01@gmail.com or you could send me a p…
 
It's back! Last year's popular segment, where you ask me, your resident Muslim, any and every question you may have about Islam and being Muslim! Now, I'm not a scholar of Islam but that doesn't mean I can't give you the everyday insights about being Muslim. This episode is part one of two episodes, if you have any questions you would like me to an…
 
This week on "I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)", I continue with my "The Whole Muslim" interview segment. My guests are an inter-racial, Muslim couple who go against social norms not just in their marriage but in their decision to adopt! Hear their remarkable story about love, life and the joys of parenthood in the most unconventional way! You can a…
 
I'm here! You're here! OMG!! Y'all are the best for sticking with me through this year. This episode is my thank you to all of you who have been there for me for this past year AND my step towards a new year! I'm here with all new episodes including doing another "Ask A Muslim" segment (send me your questions about Muslims and Islam at shehla.faizi…
 
Even if I can't be with her, I'm still gonna rant and rave with my friend Ami about what a dumpster fire the year 2020 has been! So join me and Ami, for some venting and some laughs about the year we would all love to forget! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehla-faizi/support Support the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?local…
 
It's the holiday season but we can't afford to be careless now. The vaccine for COVID 19 is just beyond the horizon, we just have to be careful for a little while longer! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehla-faizi/supportSupport the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_US)…
 
In this special interview segment I call, "The Whole Muslim", I interview professional photographer, published author and Retinoblastoma cancer survivor, Zaakirah Muhammad. We talk about how despite losing her right eye and hearing in both ears because of her cancer, she has always lived her best life and established herself as a African American M…
 
Ghost, Ghouls and Jinns! Oh, My! I love me a good ghost story and in today's episode I share a few I've heard when I was growing up in Pakistan. But remember, no ghostly tale could be scarier than having actual demons in power! So come, November 3rd, go out and VOTE! The following link has the full story to the legend of the Fairy at Lake Saiful- M…
 
In the last episode of "Some Of The Most Interesting Women I Know" I interview a longtime mom-friend and Technical Consultant for a Federal firm, Tina Cooke! And we talk about everything from raising three daughters to being one of the very few women in the I.T. field and she doles out some great advice for both! Tina also had a non-sleeper like me…
 
In this week's interview, I introduce you all to a woman close to my nerdy heart, Marria Khan. She and I take a trip down memory lane and we discuss everything from growing up and finding it hard to find illustration mentors and Anime'! To how now she has become a mentor for other budding illustrators and digital artists in Pakistan! You can check …
 
What do you get when you put a Muslim and a Buddhist on a podcast? A whole lot of conversation about why we need to stop relying on "Karma"! This week I interview my dear friend, Natalie Quli, an academic scholar on Buddhism (who is also a practicing Buddhist), and we had a whopping good time getting into the nitty-gritty about the Faith and why ev…
 
This week I interview Happiness Co. counselor, Sabaa Afzal! I was taken by surprise the first I had encountered her on Instagram, because this old goat came from a generation that didn't believe in "dealing with feelings"! Join me as I delve deeper into the wonderful work Sabaa does for individuals, families and couples from all walks of life! To g…
 
Welcome to the very first interview episode of "Some Of The Most Interesting Women I Know!", where I feature some of the most remarkable I have the pleasure of knowing.This week it is Becky Kallen! This gorgeous lady is the original 'Becky with the good hair!' and I am pretty sure I would have lost my sanity long ago if it wasn't for her!Apart from…
 
Wooooooooo! What a Ride! After season 1, you guys are still with me for season 2! I'm so humbled and grateful! In Season 2 I'll have a whole segment of interviews with some of the wonderful women in my life, and as always the wonderful banter of this crazy, Muslim lady to help brighten up your day! Hope you enjoy the new season and stay safe during…
 
Ramadan comes to a close and so does the very first season of "I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)". Come join me in some Eid nostalgia and I hope to see you again at the end of Summer, when I'll be launching season TWO of my podcast! Don't forget to like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/pg/iamatopodcast) so you can updates for the new season! See you then…
 
This week's episode I'm delving a little bit into Pakistani Muslims' unhealthy obsession with food! Especially the three staples Pakoray, Chaat and Samosay! And if you wanna try these out with us here are some links to their recipes! Pakoray: https://www.mirchitales.com/onion-pakora-pyaz-pakora-onion-fritters/ Chaat: https://www.mirchitales.com/cha…
 
Here it is! More answers from the Muslim round the corner! For now this concludes my special podcast segment. But if you have any more questions you always wanted to #askaMuslim you can send them to me at shehla.faizi01@gmail.com , and I may just do another special episode to answer all your questions!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/she…
 
I had all my friends gather around the Facebook campfire and ask me all sorts of questions! In this two part special segment I call, "Ask a Muslim!", I'll attempt to answer as best as I can. **DISCLAIMER** I'm NOT a Islamic authority on ANYTHING (I know it's sad '-_-), so most of my answers are based on my opinions and experiences, interspersed wit…
 
Do everything you can to help all the wonderful medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. But don't forget the everyday people affected by it too!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehla-faizi/support Support the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_US)…
 
Yeah, the kids are home and they are running amok! I don't care how fancy your daily charts are they won't work on my kids. So, I'm doing the next best thing: teaching them card games!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehla-faizi/supportSupport the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_US)…
 
I get told a lot that my "English is real good!"... I dunno what to say to that most of the time, but in this episode you'll find out a little about my weird and wonderful past. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehla-faizi/support Support the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_US)…
 
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