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Meet Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri, two Muslim American moms born and raised in the USA. They share their experiences, sometimes with expert moms, on how they navigate their first and second generation kids with the unique challenges their families face after 9/11. Having known America pre and post 9/11, they have stories to tell. Grab a cup and tune in.
 
For all the Muslim Businesswomen out there that want support, inspiration, motivation, coaching, and tools to create a thriving business for their own happiness and independence. Each week you’ll hear mind-blowing interviews with other Muslim Women Entrepreneurs, my authentic journey documented as well as actionable tips and strategies that you can implement in your own entrepreneurial journey!
 
American Muslim Project is a weekly podcast featuring Muslims shaping America. For nearly 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture, and history. In each episode, our podcast elevates unique Muslim voices and explores how they are currently influencing the American experience. American Muslim Project is produced by Rifelion Media. www.americanmuslimproject.com
 
Learn how to podcast, get inspired, and stay motivated! Podcast Tactics is a free show featuring in-depth conversations with new, up-and-coming, and experienced podcasters. You’ll hear their origin stories and learn how they develop and grow their show. Listen, subscribe, and follow Podcast Tactics to get a good dose of inspiration and motivation while getting to know ambitious and dedicated creators. You may even discover your next favorite podcast! Join the mailing list to get new episode ...
 
In this podcast we have lively conversations about parenting, religion, spirituality and meaning making from an inclusive perspective. We explore what it means to parent and to be spiritual, seeking honest conversations with parents and those parenting about spirituality, prayer, religion, and faith in their lives as parents and families. Life at the intersection of parenting and spirituality can be awe inspiring, humbling, and bonkers but we bring forth our best stories, wisdom and insights ...
 
Love in action is listening to understand, not to react. This is not a podcast about discussing spiritual deconstruction, reconstruction, contemplation or The Bible. There are numerous podcasts that do that...we know because we love and listen to them constantly. Our intent is taking all that we know and believe at the time and live it out in a conversation while sitting at a literal or figurative table. We won't shy away from a topic or person and we aren't going to have an argument or deba ...
 
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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…
 
We get a lot of SOS messages from queer Muslim kids and what better way to answer them than by bringing on Erum Rani, founder of Iftikhar Community, who shares her journey of coming out and what that meant mentally and spiritually for her. Hear firsthand what it’s like inside the mind and heart of a queer Muslim child before rejecting them, and how…
 
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Shahjehan introduces us to two American Muslims profiled after 9/11 in very different ways: one’s arrival in his “dream country” nearly costs him his life as the other’s family trip becom…
 
Shenaaz Janmohamed of Queer Crescent joins us today to discuss her experiences as an LGBTQi+ person. Find out how that informs her exploration of and work towards social justice and equity. What do I do if my kid comes out? How do masajid make ALL kids feel safe? What is gender and what is sex? These are a few of the questions we discuss today. ​Tu…
 
Our second episode in our special series called King of the World hosted by Shahjehan Khan. The United States initiates the War on Terror in response to 9/11, starting with Afghanistan and then moving seamlessly into Iraq, despite the disconnect. Historian Dr. Huma Gupta helps us understand Afghanistan’s relationship with the U.S. pre-9/11 and its …
 
Noor Tagouri, journalist and storyteller, talks today about representative stories and how THAT's news. Or the NEW news. Find out how she uses stories to unearth truths we want to hide, or ones we just don't know because mainstream voices aren't telling them. WE need to do it. Pick up the mic or the pen. It's our turn. Links: Learn more about Noor:…
 
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Episode 1: 9/11 Host Shahjehan Khan acquaints us with his family—a fivesome in a predominantly white suburb of Boston by way of Pakistan—and his conflicted identity. Despite his name lite…
 
Today I had the pleasure to sit down with another AMAZING Muslim Businesswoman: Zaiba Hasan. If you were wondering if you could have it all: a wonderful family, a loving husband, and success in business, Zaiba is the living proof of that. However, you gotta work for it and face with courage and resourcefulness the challenges life throws at you. It …
 
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: …
 
Nargis Rahman joins us today to talk about her dreams, her path to journalism with its U-turns forced by motherhood, and how she practiced her mommying philosophy of “wing it” with her own return to work. Her gems on our God-given potential, and the right of the people upon us to use it, are more than inspirational. They’re aspirational. Learn abou…
 
This week we’re joined by Babur Ilchi, program director at Campaign for Uyghurs, which works to promote and advocate for the human rights and democratic freedoms of the Uyghurs and other Turkic people in East Turkistan. Born in Hotan, China, and now living in Canada, Babur is unable to visit the grave of his grandfather, who died shortly after bein…
 
Rowaida Abdelaziz joins us today to talk about the accidental journalism bug and why it’s important in our endeavor to experience fair and balanced news coverage. We also discuss moms’ roles in supporting their kids’ dreams, role models and mentors when there are so few, keeping our heads down and ears up listening for the scoop, and getting paid i…
 
This week we chat with Uzma Jafri, unapologetically Muslim podcaster, physician, and mother of four. Hosted by Uzma and her "second-generation friend," Zaiba, with the fellow first-born problem of having a lot to say, Mommying While Muslim is a weekly podcast about the challenges and opportunities encountered by Muslims raising kids in the United S…
 
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…
 
The first to kick off August’s Muslims in the News series is Laila Alarian, Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist and Executive Producer of the Al Jazeera English investigative documentary program Fault Lines. She takes over the soapbox today, which is not to be missed. While she’s breaking news on narcotics and Palestine, she’s also dealing wi…
 
This week we’re joined by filmmaker and activist Iram Parveen Bilal. Her first feature film, a mystery thriller called Josh: Independence Through Unity, was Pakistan's first movie to be on Netflix. Her latest, I'll Meet You There, is a drama set in Chicago that covers intergenerational family conflict, the post-9/11 American Muslim experience, and …
 
As we kick off our August series, “Muslims in the News,” Zaiba and Uzma review past big headlines that affected their physical and mental safety. Ask yourself how news coverage would have been different, and HAS been different for non-Muslims suspects. When do Muslim Americans hold their collective breaths and why? This is a series asking the hard …
 
Sara Minkara shares her remarkable journey a champion for disability inclusion. Imagine that the first time you meet someone, you’re in total darkness. Would you be more comfortable expressing yourself? Now turn the lights back on and think of a moment you’ve disempowered someone, intentionally or not. Learn why by asking yourself what identities y…
 
Sisterhood can be vital to our well being as mothers. In this podcast I chat with 2 sisters about their experiences of parenting and how that is meaningful for them. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bringingforthpodcast)By Rachel Doll O'Mahoney
 
When we discuss entertainment, we think about music, too. Muslimahs have been making music for centuries, but a lot of us haven't been taught that. Amira Daugherty talks about her path from law to music, from activism to making history on American Idol, all without encouragement or accolades because Muslimah voices don't get them. This rapper, sing…
 
This week we are joined by Executive Vice President Mir Ali of USHUB TV, a forthcoming streaming service explicitly for Muslim content in the United States. Growing up in the bubble of Southern California, Mir interacted with his predominantly non-Muslim community the only way he knew how—by showing that he was a friendly, typical, hard-working Ame…
 
Serena Rasoul, founder of Founder of Muslim American Casting, LLC joins us today to talk about Muslims in Entertainment. After House of Cards and other acting opportunities, Serena decided to pursue authentic representation of SW Asian, North African and Arab Muslims. Like other sheroes on the podcast this month, she addresses miscasting, Muslim tr…
 
This week we invite founder and CEO of SiNON Therapeutics, Afreen Allam, to discuss the business world and her biotech start-up that's designing one pivotal particle. At 17, Afreen found herself publishing her first DNA sequence, and at 20, applying for her first patent—no big deal. We talk about how her passion was rooted in her 7.5-year stint as …
 
Salman Hameed, teacher, host, gung ho astronomer, founder, and contagiously curious intellectual, is the type of refreshing science professor we wish we’d had in undergrad. He joins AMP to talk about religion versus science, astrology, and aliens. As a Hampshire College professor of integrated science and humanities and director of the Center for t…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, veteran podcaster Dan Moyle generously shares tips and tricks for launching and growing podcasts that amplify people’s stories while causing a positive impact in the world If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics…
 
Kicking off this month’s Muslim Representation in Entertainment series is scholar Dr. Maytha AlHassen. We explore the historical origins of the most common Muslim tropes, discuss the findings of recent studies done on movies that negatively depict Muslims, and discuss how we can counter them. You may even hear some hints about what’s coming next on…
 
This week we speak with Kashif Shaikh, co-founder and president of Pillars Fund, a nonprofit investing in American Muslim organizations, leaders, and artists to advance equity and inclusion. Pillars, founded in 2010, aims to take tangible actions to benefit American Muslim initiatives. But rather than supporting, say, mosques or overseas work, thei…
 
Learn how to create a podcast that helps others thrive! In this episode of Podcast Tactics, two podcasting veterans give tips and advice for launching and growing a show that seeks to support American Muslim moms and the unique issues they face in a post 9/11 world. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, ma…
 
Learn how to create a podcast that entertains and opens people's minds! In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from an aspiring comedian who launched a podcast to make people laugh while transforming what it means to be Filipino American. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay moti…
 
Aseel Elborno joins us today to discuss her longtime research of a particular country where she would like to transplant her family, even if temporarily. Her reasons for doing so should resonate with ALL moms in need of a village and who feel burned out. From community building to family planning, to how to prepare for an international move, we tal…
 
This week’s special episode includes recommendations (and previously unreleased audio) from six past guests about who and what you should be following, listening to, watching, and reading. From episode 13’s Dr. Shaista Khilji, Pakistani-born George Washington University professor, prolific writer, and cofounder of the Humanizing InitiativeShaista’s…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, a father and daughter give tips and advice for launching a podcast with origins rooted in a Mexico City daily radio show that dates back to the mid 1990’s. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ Remember t…
 
Launch and build a podcast that serves as a guide for others on the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment. In this episode of Podcast Tactics, a seasoned podcaster shares tips and lessons learned since launching an audio community in 2018 for anyone on a personal development journey. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspir…
 
Isra Hashmy joins us today to discuss her epiphany during the rat race of life and following Allah’s guidance to pursue her dream until it manifested into reality. Following the expat life isn’t as easy as we think, so she explains some of those details that could provide hiccups to a family planning on living overseas. Then there’s the hiccups you…
 
This week we are joined by author, former lawyer, and expert on Islamic law, Sumbul Ali-Karamali, to discuss the decidedly unscary Sharia law. Sharia is essentially a mass of religious guidelines, meaning the path to the watering place literally and the path to righteousness religiously. Essentially, early Muslims interpreted their holy text, the Q…
 
Create a podcast that opens doors to provocative subjects. In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get tips and advice from your mind’s best friend! Today’s guest is a podcaster that created a live stream that delves into topics that inspire different points of view and encourages independent free thinking. If you want to keep learning about p…
 
Create and grow an educational and entertaining mashup show! In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get tips and advice from a podcaster that created a mashup show that dives into the stories behind the songs we know and love and sports gems. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join t…
 
If you’ve been a fan of Maroc Mama, you’ll be so excited for this one. For those who don’t know her, you will fall in love. Amanda Moutakki joins us today to discuss her expat achievements and challenges, and running a tourism business in a pandemic. Her POV about living abroad is inspirational AND aspirational. Tune in to also find out about momca…
 
Rais Bhuiyan is a Bangladeshi American who was shot by a white supremacist as retaliation for the attacks of September 11th, four months after arriving in the United States. He joins us on this episode of American Muslim Project to share his remarkable story and mission to promote empathy and compassion. Rais was thrilled to start his own American …
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from a creator that launched a very entertaining pop culture podcast that transports listeners to Another World. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ Remember to s…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from long time friends who created a comedy podcast that explores anything and everything in the zeitgeist of today. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ Remember …
 
Author mom Adeeba Jafri @adeebajafri_official comes on to discuss what precipitated her move abroad, what life is like, and shares info on the IB program for teens. On top of all that, she's a teacher and author with a new book on the way. Can you believe she stayed up all night nervous about coming on? For NOTHING! She is terrific and you can find…
 
During the Obama administration (or was it in 1984?), a campaign known as countering violent extremism (CVE, and a profusion of other acronyms since) was initiated by intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and dissuade those prone to radicalization. The Muslim Justice League was founded in 2014 by Muslim women of one CVE pilo…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from a podcaster who created a show for ethically-minded makers that focuses on ethical sourcing, environmental sustainability, and fair trade. If you want to keep learning about podcasting, get inspired, and stay motivated, make sure you join the mailing list at https://po…
 
Today I sat down with Uzma Jafri from the US, physician, super Mum, and podcaster. We discuss life as a Muslim woman before and after 9/11, the challenges that she faced, and how she overcame them. We also discuss the importance of defining one’s identity for a better life. Learn more about Uzma: Uzma Jafri grew up in Houston, the daughter of Musli…
 
Build your own podcasting empire! In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from a very seasoned podcaster who has launched three shows and has been podcasting since 2017. Make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learning how to podcast, get inspired, and stay motivated! Remember t…
 
Hurunnessa Fariad joins us today to talk about how masajid can and DO do it right by appointing female leadership. As an employee of a major Muslim American masjid, she’s experienced that representative leadership exists and succeeds. Huri’s takeaways today include ALL women have talent. Plug in to her strengths and watch her soar because she will …
 
Today I sit down with Moroccan athlete and entrepreneur Hanae Rafiq where we discuss the power to reinvent oneself after adversity, dreaming big as a Muslim woman, and to never let the hijab be an obstacle to your success. Enjoy! -- LINKS -- Learn more about Hanae: Hanae Rafiq is a young Moroccan woman who is highly skilled in Taekwondo. She achiev…
 
Dr. Maha Nassar, a Palestinian American professor and expert on Arab cultural and intellectual history, shares her insights on Palestinians. Naturally, we ask her to address the horrific situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip over the past few weeks. She enlightens us on several key points, including how the conflict is truly an anti-colonialist st…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get podcasting tips and advice from a solo podcaster that created a show where he shares insightful thoughts, opinions, and ideas on a wide variety of topics. Make sure you join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learning how to podcast, get inspired, and stay motivated! Remember to …
 
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