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I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)

It's easy to be afraid of the Muslim around the corner, but let me tell ya', we're just here for the food!A speak easy where I will talk about almost everything in life from the perspective of a Muslim in the U.S.

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Gift of the Gab!: Discussing Religious Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Rahimeh Ramizany
In this episode of my 'Gift of the Gab' segment, I interview DEI Practitioner, Rahimeh Ramizany, and we discuss the importance of being inclusive in the workplace to the religious needs of practicing minority groups.  Specializing in religious inclusivity for minorities, Rahimeh helps companies create an environment that is accepting and accommodating for workers of Faith.You can also watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/LarTgOv7wZcTo find out more about Rahimeh and what she does, you can find her on the following links:https://rahimehramezany.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahimeh-ramezany/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rahimehramezany/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rahimehramezanySupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
39:00 11/25/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Examining the Foster Care System from the Inside with Nahela Morales
In this episode of the Gift of the Gab, I interview, Nahela Morales, well knownin Muslim circles as a public speaker, humanitarian and co-founder of theMuslim convert organization, EMBRACE. But what most people don't know is that as a child, she had been in the U.S.foster care system and we closely examine her experience with the system and whatwe can do to make it better!You can also watch this episode on my YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/H5acQQh4RXwTo find out more about Nahela Morales and all the wonderful work she does, please visit her website at: https://nahelamorales.com/Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
44:05 11/11/2022
Global Spookies!
You know I'll never miss a chance to share a good, spooky story! And this year, for Halloween,  I decided to do a little bit of online hunting for some ghostly tales from other parts of the world!From Venezuela to Myanmar, I got your global, spooky fix right here in this episode!Also, I didn't share ALL of the stories I found, so if you want to read the rest of them, you can find them on these links:https://www.holbrooktravel.com/blog/cultural/spooky-ghost-stories-around-worldhttps://www.secret-retreats.com/blog/general-info/6-famous-ghost-stories-from-around-asia.htmlSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
12:34 10/28/2022
The Whole Muslim with Dr. Sameena Zahoor: Fostering Change
This week I interview foster parent and co-founder of the Muslim Foster Care Association, Dr. Sameena Zahoor. We talk about how she went into fostering and how that led to the creation of the MFCA and delve into the real need for licensed foster parents, especially within the Muslim community.You can also watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/32iwCR8aswkTo find out more about of what the Muslim Foster Care Association does and donate to support their cause, you can find them through these links:https://muslimfostercare.org/https://muslimfostercare.org/donate/https://www.instagram.com/muslimfostercare/https://www.facebook.com/mfcassnhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtOdFEYJmOcyPTMhm0ref4gPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and to listen my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
35:59 10/07/2022
The Whole Muslim with A'isha Saleh: Hijab Friendly Cosplay
Calling all my fantasy nerds!!I'm so happy to have on this "The Whole Muslim" episode fantasy cosplayer and Tiktoker, A'isha Saleh!Join us as we talk about her inherited passion for all things fantasy and how that and the deep desire to see more Muslim women representation in popular media inspired her to create her AMAZING, hijab-friendly fantasy cosplay videos!This episode is best watched because I do show some of the amazing work she does in her videos. You can view it on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/_U9v_91vLRMYou can view her amazing cosplay videos on TikTok and Instagram through these links:https://www.instagram.com/nosi1ence/https://www.tiktok.com/@nosi1encePlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and to listen my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
24:52 09/23/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Podcasting, Sobriety and the Importance of Emotional Wellness in Men with RJ Zimmerman
In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview fellow podcaster, RJ Zimmerman, who documents his journey of sobriety in his podcast "Untapped Keg".Me and RJ discuss all that he has learned on his journey and how that has also uncovered a simultaneous exploration of emotional wellness for him.We delve deep into how that has changed him and how other men could benefit from emotional healing.You can also watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/GYruwhEOsGkTo listen to "Untapped Keg" and to get in touch with RJ on social media you can follow these links:https://www.untappedkeg.com/https://www.facebook.com/UntappedKeghttps://www.instagram.com/untappedkeg/https://www.youtube.com/c/UntappedKegFollow these links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and to listen my episodes in one place:https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
53:30 09/09/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Combating Sexual Assault Towards Children with Shariea Shoatz
*TRIGGER WARNING* : Sexual Assault Discussion. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview founder and CEO of the Buddy Speaks Foundation, Shariea Shoatz, and how she works to raise awareness against childhoodsexual abuse. Shariea has also authored the book "My Voice is my Super Power" which is an invaluable tool to help parents arm children with the body safety rules, so they do not fall victim to devious grooming tactics of sexual predators.This discussion is charged and may be triggering but it is an important one to help protect our children!You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/eE5NKrYEzNgTo find out more about the Buddy Speaks Foundation, please visit: https://buddyspeaks.org/Use this link to buy the book "My Voice is my Superpower" and other great support products: https://buddyspeaks.org/shop-1To Donate to the Buddy Speaks Foundation you can Cashapp at: $buddyspeaksYou can find the book "The Body Keeps The Score" here: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
38:36 08/26/2022
The Whole Muslim with Chaplain Sondos Kholaki: Healing the Spirit
My very first "The Whole Muslim" segment for Season 6 and I am overjoyed to have with me Chaplain Sondos Kholaki!Join me in my conversation with Sondos and how chaplaincy became a part of her life and how she helps to bring spiritual comfort to those in crisis.You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/97tIGaCN9ksYou can use these links to follow her or get in touch with Chaplain Sondos Kholaki on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sondos.kholakiInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/by_thepen/You can also purchase her books through these links:Musings of a Muslim ChaplainMantle of MercySupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
41:59 08/12/2022
Solo Episode: 'Tis The Season 6!
I never left over the Summer, but I'm back anyway!An intro to what has conspired this past Summer, in terms of surprise episode releases and new video segment and what's coming up! And if you have any suggestions for guests or how to improve my current segments please feel free to send me a DM on my social medias or email me at: shehla.faizi01@gmail.comYou can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a6gxhvZo6vAAnd if you haven't already please do follow me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube so you can access my "The Advice is Free" and "The Muslim Perspective" segments (which I usually don't do an audio version of):Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcastSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
05:14 08/05/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Moving Away from the Conservative Right with Michael Rose
I'm still on vacation and I don't work on vacation! But sometimes some interviews happen that are timely and the discussion is important. That was the case with this "Gift of the Gab" with fellow podcaster, Michael Rose.Listen in as we talk about how he went from the conservative right to more center leaning, including discussions on the recent overturning of Roe Vs. Wade and gun-control in America (or the lack thereof!).You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ZCXU3yThhCoYou can also listen to Michael's podcast, Master Mic here: https://anchor.fm/michael-rose70And you can follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MasterMicPodSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
63:18 07/08/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About "Orphan Cancers" with Madeleine Kanai
LAST EPISODE OF THE SEASON!That's right I'll be taking a break for the Summer and be back in August. BUT that doesn't mean I'm gonna leave y'all empty handed!In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview a dear mom-friend, Madeleine Kanai, who was also recently diagnosed and treated for a rare type of blood cancer. We discuss the difficulties in getting initial diagnoses for less well-known cancers and the often prohibitive cost of cancer treatment!You can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/kIgrKiOf54ATo help cancer research and treatment please donate generously to cancer research and become a stem cell donor: MD Anderson Moon Shots ProgramLeukemia & Lymphoma SocietyDKMS.orgBethematch.orgSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
63:32 05/27/2022
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Living with a Chronic Illness With Julianna Coughlin
In this week's episode of "Gift of the Gab!" I talk to I talk to fellow podcaster, dietitian, and marathon runner, Julianna Coughlin, who also happens to live with the chronic illness, Ankylosing Spondylitis.We banter a little about the Harry Potter fandom, and delve deep into the everyday struggles that come with living with an invisible illness.You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/uha41gtbNlQYou can read more about Ankylosing Spondylitis here: https://spondylitis.org/You can listen to Julianna's podcasts, "PuffCast" and "Into the Fold" using these links:PuffCast: https://linktr.ee/PuffcastInto The Fold: https://linktr.ee/IntoTheFoldSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
30:54 05/13/2022
Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Prayer
Almost to the end of Ramadan! And here it is the final episode for this month which delves into some of the prayer practices of Muslims during the Holy month.I hope this series has given y'all a little deeper insight into Ramadan and how it is more than just fasting.You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/hYexQgnL9GwIf you enjoy the content I create please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on your preferred platform and on YouTube. This helps you to know when new episodes come out and it also helps give my podcast traction and allows other viewers to find my podcast. Thank you!Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
09:13 04/29/2022
Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Practice
In the second part of this year's Ramadan episode I go into some of the practices of charity,  and prayer Muslims do in Ramadan as a means of earning greater good deeds. A look at how Ramadan is more than just fasting from fasting from dawn to dusk!You can also watch this solo episode on my YouTube channel here:  https://youtu.be/2Qcp3yrqwhwSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
07:58 04/15/2022
Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Purpose
It's that time of year again! Your friendly, neighborhood Muslims are gonna start fasting again! Although, I've had Ramadan episodes every year, for two years now, but I don't think I've every talked about WHY we fast. So, this year I'm going to go into some of the reasons behind the fast for Muslims.This is part one of three episodes that will delve into Ramadan and some of what Muslims do during this sacred month.You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/07kG2nYGk30Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
08:44 04/01/2022
Ask A Muslim: With Guest Host, KC!
I'm back with my yearly "Ask A Muslim" segment where I answer all your questions about being Muslim. But this year I have with me a fellow-Muslim and guest host, KC! I mean why should I be the only one having fun doing this!So, join us as we both bring our opinions about being Muslim (and 90-day Fiance !) to the table!To send in your questions for future "Ask A Muslim",  just email me at shehla.faizi01@gmail.comYou can find the article referenced in this episode here: https://www.facinghistory.org/civic-dilemmas/brief-history-veil-islamSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
62:25 03/18/2022
Gift of The Gab: Talking About Alternative Muslim Lifestyles, TikTok Fame and Spiritual Abuse with Aicha Lasfar
In this season's very first 'Gift of the Gab', I talk to artist and a creator on TikTok, Aicha Lasfar. We talk about her living the alternative, Muslim lifestyle and how she became embroiled in a little bit of controversy through expressing her opinions on Faith and noted religious figures in her TikTok videos.This episode explores the deep ins and outs of human prejudices and how it often blinds us to what reality is. That, in life, being a "good Muslim" is more than just about appearances, and a fade and septum piercing should not exclude you from that category.To explore Aicha's art please visit her website and Instagram:https://www.mooselimworks.ca/https://www.instagram.com/mooselim.works/You can also follow her TikTok account here:https://www.tiktok.com/@canadian.mooselimYou can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel here:https://youtu.be/Qi6C-WYwPH0Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
49:40 03/04/2022
The Whole Muslim with Sabriah Bilal: Healing Hearts
When life comes at you in the most unexpected ways, you can either crumble to ashes or pick up your pieces and superglue yourself together. And the most inspiring people then vow to share their superglue with others who are cracked or broken.That is exactly what Sabriah Bilal did after her spouse ghosted her, three days after she gave birth to their 5th child!Join me as we go through Sabriah's journey of healing that led her to becoming a published author and a Life Coach. And now she helps other women heal from their trauma!You can also watch this interview on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/XG9AoEDb9IoYou can get in touch with Sabriah about her Life Coaching services through her website and Instagram:https://breebreespeaks.com/https://www.instagram.com/breebreespeaks/ You can also purchase Sabriah Bilal's Book, "Crooked Rib, Golden Soul" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Crooked-Golden-Soul-Sabriah-Bilal-ebook/dp/B09CVCDNYKSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
22:08 02/18/2022
Two years, Five Seasons And A Giveaway!
****GIVEAWAY CLOSED****OMG!!!! I don't know how it happened, but it has been TWO years since I started podcasting! I started inside my walk-in closet with a lavalier mic and even though I have since upgraded to  a (slightly) more professional space, I can't help but be grateful to all y'all for sticking with me for so long!Again I could not thank all my listeners enough for being with me all this time. And I hope I can continue to to entertain and inform. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, or would like to be a guest on my podcast, feel free to email me at: shehla.faizi01@gmail.com .Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
07:23 02/04/2022
Solo Episode: Bye 2021! (Year End Rant!)
The last episode of the year! Another year with the pandemic (albeit we did get the vaccine) and it still seems like people have learned very little from it! And, dangit, I'm mad as heck! And I will be ranting about it! But apart from my rant, I also need your help. I will be taking a short break in January, but I will be back in February 2022 with a giveaway! That's right! It's been almost two years since I started my podcast and I want to celebrate that! Although, I'm not sure what should I giveaway. So, if you have suggestions send me those at: shehla.faizi01@gmail.comAlso, I'll be doing my "Ask A Muslim" segment next year too, so send me questions for those too!If you prefer watching my solo episodes (closed captioning available) you can do so on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/KwrZnG_S4Qw Happy New Year to everyone, and stay safe y'all. Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
11:17 12/31/2021
Solo Episode: Me And My Neurodivergence
I'm back with another solo audio/video episode and this time I continue the theme of diversity of thought but specifically when it relates to being neurodivergent. I very recently found out (with the help of my friends online) that I had ADHD and it answered a whole lot of questions about myself.Join me as I delve deep into the beautiful mess that is being a person who is neurodivergent with ADHD.You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/qSM_i11_oaUPlease subscribe to my podcast and YouTube Channel to get updates on new episode releases.Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
18:34 12/17/2021
What the Mug?!: It's A Solo Video!
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, with your favorite beverage (I personally love tea!) and relax with this solo audio AND video episode!You can watch this episode on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/QZLuRIbFUCISupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
17:34 12/02/2021
Gift of the Gab: Talking About the Mental Health Crisis in LGBTQ+ Youth With Sobia Saleem and Sadie Hernandez
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 episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Je9qyJz6gQsSadie and Sobia are therapists in training and you can find them on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/sadieandsobiatherapy/They also provide counseling services (open to everyone, including members of the LGBTQ+ community) at the LGBTQ Center Orange County. To find out more about the OC LGBTQ center follow the links below:https://www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/https://www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/services/therapy/https://www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/services/youth-programs-2/If you are Queer and are from a Faith-based background the following document provides resources for support:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rpzagD6lKXF17DvhwHYzAOFes8V8V7t5iUNeH4IMQGY/edit?usp=sharingSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
37:36 11/12/2021
Halloween Episode: Spooky Story Anyone?!
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 the folk tale it was based on, but if after listening to this episode, if you can recognize the story and know a source for it, do send it to me at shehla.faizi01@gmail.com and I can share with all my listeners!Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
16:29 10/29/2021
The Whole Muslim with Aaliya Jaleel: Drawing Representation
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 protagonists such as, "This Is Why We Pray", "The Ramadan Gift", "Muslim Girls Rise" and "Under My Hijab", and more!You can see Aaliya's work on her website at: https://www.aaliyamj.com/And you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @aaliyamjSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
17:51 10/22/2021
The Whole Muslim: Talking Domestic Violence with Khalidah Bilal
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 is so hard for victims to escape their circumstances. But that doesn't mean that there isn't hope.If you or someone you know is in a domestic abuse situation please call the domestic violence hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFETo donate to help Huma-Faith and DAAWN help victims of domestic abuse please donate to: https://www.humafaith.org/home.htmlYou can also find more valuable domestic violence resources you can visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) website at: www.ncadv.orgYou can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/KbIbgp0L-jMSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
50:08 10/08/2021
Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Cancer With Helen King
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 fears of the disease to help those impacted by it.To watch this interview with close captioning on the "I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)" YouTube Channel, click this link: https://youtu.be/_9H7QE9CiRIYou can hear more about Helen's personal cancer journey on her podcast, "The C Word" on most major platforms.You can also follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/thecword_radio/and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/The-C-Word-Radio-105425417907685Please hit the 'follow' button if you like what you hear on my podcast to get updates on the newest episodes!You can also follow "I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!) on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/And on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcastSupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast https://www.facebook.com/iamatopodcast/
36:11 09/24/2021
Gift of the Gab!: Uzma Jafri and Zaiba Hasan
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 fellow podcasters! This week I'll be having my conversation with co-hosts of the podcast, Mommying While Muslim, Uzma Jafri and Zaiba Hasan!So join me as I get to the nitty-gritty of what makes them who they are and why are they so dedicated to forging change through their podcast.You can listen to Mommying While Muslim on all major podcast and also on their website www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comYou can also follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/MommyingWhileMuslimAnd on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast/Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
38:03 09/10/2021
The Whole Muslim with Tania Ahmed: Mistress of Her Craft
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: https://www.instagram.com/taniaahmed/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/taniaahmedcreativeHer Podcast: www.thecraftermath.comJoin us as we reminisce (and laugh!) about our past together and unravel her amazing journey to becoming one of the very few Muslim Queens of craft!You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/UpX3bZ_YRbASupport the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
33:15 08/27/2021
Season 4 Is Here! (How did THAT Happen?!)
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 adding a surprise there so be on the lookout for that! I've also updated the Instagram handle for the podcast (it's no longer my personal account :D) so you can check that out too at https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ and follow me for updates and new episodesAnd if you are inclined to do so I'd really appreciate if you could support my podcast by donating at https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_USThank you all for being with me all this time! Y'all are the best!Support the showPlease don't forget to follow me here and on social media! Click the links to keep up with my shenanigans on social media and listen to all my episodes in one place: https://www.imamuslimpodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imamuslimpodcast/ https://www.youtube.com/c/ImAMuslimAndThatsOkayPodcast...
11:17 08/12/2021