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This Muslim Girl Podcast

This Muslim Girl is an Arab American woman born in Yemen raised in the Central Valley of California sharing stories to empower women.
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Jun 18, 2019

A passionate people connector bridging continents with her work, Alaa is a Serial Entrepreneur from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who works as a Cultural Consultant, Art Director, and Illustrator. Her work focuses on brand development, art direction, business development, and design strategy. Enjoy!


Jun 10, 2019

My sister Hana is back! On this episode she joins me during a Ramadan night to have some candid sisterly conversations about graduating college, Ramadan guilt, sibling relations and more. We also started a new segment called #twittertalks where we pick an interesting tweet and discuss it. Enjoy!

May 10, 2019

I am joined with Jibreel Salaam and Mohamaed Hassan to discuss how Muslim men can be better allies to Muslim women. We asked for your input with questions and comments and we sat down, no filter, to talk about them. Enjoy! 

Apr 29, 2019

Sofia Haq was born and raised in Southern California to a Pakistani and Arab father and Mexican and Spanish mother. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from UCLA in 2015 and participated in an International Business study abroad program at The London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2018, she graduated from the Riordan MBA Fellows and Forté Foundation MBALauncher programs and now serves as an Alumni Volunteer at Forté, College to Career Mentor at the Riordan Programs, and Co-Director of Riordan Affairs at RPAA Board of Directors.  

 

Currently, Haq is a Marketing Consultant, Lead Experiential Learning Educator at Pathways Travels, and Founder of Muslim Women Professionals (MWP). MWP is an organization that promotes professional development for Muslim women. MWP promotes empowerment amongst women by educating, uplifting, and mobilizing a global network. Haq wants to create spaces where Muslim women are inspired to thrive in both their personal and professional lives, build allies, unite as a community, and combat islamophobia.

 

She is an advocate for diversity amongst women and people of color in executive spaces, wants to be an executive in the fashion industry, continue her work at MWP, and promote other philanthropic work.

Mar 7, 2019

This episode is inspired by the book "3000 Questions About Me". I bought this book to keep me occupied when I was traveling and it defiantly did the job. Random questions that make you reflect, laugh and sometimes cry. I recorded it with someone close to me- my best friend Khulood Hussin- because I wanted it to be fun and lighthearted. Enjoy!

Feb 20, 2019

This episode is with The Rogue Muslim Podcast host, Samiyyah. Listen in on our conversation about friendships, social media engagement, and politics. Make sure to check out the continuation of our conversation on her podcast @theroguemuslim!

Feb 13, 2019

Tara Ashraf is an international communications and media professional. She is a staff writer for Brown Girl Magazine and owns her own blog, In Between American. She has a master’s degree in International Media from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s in Communication, Spanish, and English from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.  Join us on the conversation about representation and tokenization on instagram @thismuslimgirlpodcast.

Feb 1, 2019

Yasmeen, from the blog and podcast She Speaks Diversity, joins me to to discuss and answer some questions sent via Instagram on hijab & the recent conversations surrounding it. 

Jan 14, 2019

In this episode, Iman Mahoui, coauthor of the Muslims of the World Book, and I continue our conversation from the last episode on how she got involved with the founder of the social media platform, Sajjad Shah,  and ultimately coauthored the book. She gives us insight to the process, growth and experience she had while working on this project. As always, enjoy!

Jan 14, 2019

This episode is part one of a two part series. For this episode, I am joined with Iman Mahoui, a pre-med undergraduate student and one of the co-authors for Muslims of the World. We discuss what most students face when approaching graduation- what do you do next?  Jump straight into graduate school, join the workforce, or take a year out of academia to work on other projects?

We also talk about gaining the heart for Islam, and how personal growth does not come from individual experiences, but from the internal reflection that follows after. Stay tuned for part two, where Iman talks about the book, Muslims of the World.

Jan 5, 2019

In this episode I am joined with a previous guest, Anysa Saleh, to talk about a hot topic at the moment: sexual assault and harassment. We know its been the topic of conversation in the media and politics following the #metoo movement, so we wanted to sit down and talk about how this subject stands in our community and the gaps that need to be filled and addressed. 

Oct 1, 2018

Rebecca is an aspiring writer and marketing executive at Grand Medina Resorts. She lives in Montreal, Canada with her husband, stepdaughter and 2 year old son. Rebecca converted to Islam in 2014 and has since spent her time navigating the world as a Muslim, seeking knowledge and beauty in her faith. Enjoy this episode!

May 25, 2018

Huda Fahmy  is the creator and illustrator behind the successful webcomic series, Yes, I’m Hot in This. With almost 170k followers on Instagram, Huda’s comics follow the misadventures of her eponymous character and give perspective on the life of a slightly sweaty American hijabi.

May 15, 2018

Huda Fahmy  is the creator and illustrator behind the successful webcomic series, Yes, I’m Hot in This. With almost 170k followers on Instagram, Huda’s comics follow the misadventures of her eponymous character and give perspective on the life of a slightly sweaty American hijabi.

Apr 1, 2018

In this episode I am joined by a special guest...my brother Ali! Ali is 30 years old and the father of two beautiful girls. We sit down to talk about his paternal approach to raising young girls and the importance of nurturing their Islamic education, independence, and sense of confidence from a young age. 

Oct 28, 2017

On this episode I answer some of the common questions I get about myself and producing This Muslim Girl Podcast. I am joined with one of my closest friends Khulood Hussin to help facilitate the Q&A. 

Sep 4, 2017

On this episode I am joined with Brenda Alemin, a convert to Islam since 1986, who shares her journey and experience of conversion, interracial marriage, and leading a support group for converts she organizes out of her own home. She hopes that sharing her story can bridge the gap between born Muslims and converts so that we may build a better, united and inclusive community.

Jul 26, 2017

In January 2004, Mariam Mohamed was in school when her father was arrested, while taking his oath of citizenship, for suspected terrorist activities. She joins me to share the story of how this travesty played out and why her father had to ultimately self deport. Mariam is a 24 years old a Somali-Canadian-American who has faced a unique set of challenges growing up from her father’s deportation, to her niqabi mother becoming the sole provider for the family. She states these challenges have made her a better person- who is she today? She is a young Muslim American who is a recent college graduate trying to navigate life with understanding and an interesting life scope.

Jun 17, 2017

In this episode I invite you into a conversation between my sister Hana and I. Hana is 19 years old and a Junior in University studying English and Sociology. In her early teens, Hana surprised us all by becoming a vegetarian. In a Middle Eastern household, this was very different and she stuck with it for 4 years before transitioning later into a vegan. She holds interesting perspectives and opinions so I asked her to briefly share her current experience with veganism, education, and social media.

Mar 20, 2017

Heba, as you will find listening to this episode, is an exemplary Muslim woman who is not letting cultural and erroneous religious barriers stop her, or her daughters, from the pursuit of happiness - and it shouldn't stop you. In this episode we sit down and talk about (1)Islamic Feminism, (2) interracial marriage in Muslim communities, and (3) normalizing conversations about chronic illnesses. 

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode I sit with Jehan Hakim, a San Francisco native, whose involvement in her community is changing the perception of the Muslim female contribution to society. In this episode we discuss (1) the importance of community bonds (2) the different experiences and double standards between male and female community involvement, (3) the importance of the female presence/cultural barriers (4) and her part in the “Meet a Muslim” forum.

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode I sit with Jehan Hakim, a San Francisco native, whose involvement in her community is changing the perception of the Muslim female contribution to society. In this episode we discuss (1) the importance of community bonds (2) the different experiences and double standards between male and female community involvement, (3) the importance of the female presence/cultural barriers (4) and her part in the “Meet a Muslim” forum.

Feb 4, 2017

In this episode I sit with Anysa Saleh, a California born Yemeni American who is challenging the status quo of what it means to be an Arab American Muslim in a western country. In this episode we learn about (1) her conceptual art and the response to it, (2) balancing between traditionalism and progressivism, (3) women in the public arena, and (4) marriage and age sensitivity.

 

Feb 3, 2017

After recording a few episodes I realized I needed something to preface them so I recorded something short that I hope serves as a loose introduction to myself and the podcast. 

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