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A Muslim podcast for Smart Muslim Women Farhat Amin is the author of the book Smart Single Muslimah She has delivered a number of lectures on women in Islam and feminism. With the help of her guests, she shares life advice that is Islamic, honest & thought-provoking. Podcast inspiration "By Time. The human being is in loss. Except those who believe, & do good works, and encourage truth, & recommend patience.” Surah Asr Alhumdulilah 60K listens! If this podcast inspired you, please leave a re ...
 
Want to learn about Marriage and Family Life in Islam? Then tune into Family Matters - the podcast for those who are serious about their deen! From light hearted topics to more serious discussions on every aspect of family life, Family Matters will help you reconnect with your deen and give you practical ways to work towards a more harmonious home. Brought to you by Pure Matrimony - The World's Largest Matrimonial Service for Practising Muslims. Try Pure Matrimony for FREE! Just go to: http: ...
 
Mommying While Muslim is a one of a kind podcast where two American born and bred Muslim moms share their experiences to raise second generation kids. Having experienced both pre and post 9/11 America, they're acutely aware of the unique challenges their families face on top of the regular messes that all moms share. Mommying While Muslim is a space to take back their stories, and tell those no one will air on the news or portray fully or fairly in the media.Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri are mo ...
 
* YOU ARE LOVE * YOU ARE WORTHY * YOU ARE NOT ALONE* Namaste Beautiful soul, My name is Sirjudaye Bhajan, a mama just like you who found the beautiful, loving, blissful, smart, worthy, deserving, strong, eternal, purposeful, powerful BEING I AM, after years of suffering in silence in an unhappy marriage. As much as I knew deep within me, the life I was living was, by far what I deserved, every time I tried to move forward I failed and ended up even more lost and hopeless.. It came to the poi ...
 
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My guest is brother Fahim Faruk he is the Founder and Head Coach of Focus-180 -- a holistic approach to personal development through relationship and vitality coaching. Throughout 8 years as a holistic coach, he has primarily served the holistic development of boys and men, in an age of emasculation. He is also a member of the Safina Society Podcas…
 
Eva Martineau, Afro Latina of Mexican and Haitian lineage and nurse midwife, discusses persistent racial disparities in birth care that traumatize primarily minority populations in America. Find out why this researcher didn't stop at stats, but collected degrees as she decided to set the stirrups straight and serve her community to prevent further …
 
Monica Traverzo talks to us about being a Puerto Rican Muslimah, and how her intersectional kids are being raised in their PaliRico (@mon.del.tra is trademarking it) Arab Latino household. Her points on ethnic, cultural and religious pride should be listened to on repeat because they’re so simple, yet so many Muslim Americans miss the mark on these…
 
Hazel Gomez of Muslim Power Building Project joins us today to talk about Latinos at the forefront of social justice in America. As leaders in the movement for change, Latina Muslims especially are culturally endowed with assets and experiences that lend them towards success. She’s a great reminder of history and how Muslims have always been a part…
 
Sakinah Gutierrez, co-founder of IslaminSpanish @islaminspanish discusses her journey to provide Islamic resources in Spanish besides just a translation of the Quran. Her media vision for the community is leaps and bounds ahead of what masjid boards consider mashaAllah, and we want her knowledge shared with the WORLD. Learn about her conversion sto…
 
Shownotes: There have been a lot of new listeners recently, and we thought, what better way to give them an intro to the podcast than to provide a montage of our top 5 most downloaded episodes? If you’ve already heard these, you’re ahead of the game, but take a listen to this production to see what the common theme is. Lucky guesses what your fello…
 
Whether it's hijab, feminism, women's rights, sexual harassment, female Tik Tokers? Why do men on Twitter, Youtube etc feel the need to comment and make a career out of discussing Muslim women? Why do women get angry and react when they do? Are some of their points valid? Do we support and promote rationale, Islamic female content creators enough? …
 
Which one of us has met a deaf Muslim? Chances are, very few, but it’s most likely because we aren’t creating spaces where we can, as Andaleeb Elayan, Executive Director of Global Deaf Muslim discusses today. We learn A LOT about accessibility and inclusivity and the most important pearl of the day from Andaleeb herself, “Your deaf child can do EVE…
 
It’s hard to imagine that schools would discriminate against students with disabilities, but Saadia Qureshi leaves us breathless as she discusses her fight to obtain inclusive education for her daughter with Down syndrome. The system is not designed to help our disabled students succeed, and the “separate but equal” model is anything BUT. Learn not…
 
Sara Minkara continues our Disability Awareness series this month by talking about her blindness, the challenges of blind Muslims, and how to change the disability narrative from one of charity to the “suffering,” to one of value-based inclusion: you are important because you are you in every way you are created. The current “favor” dynamic perpetu…
 
​Dilshad Ali shares a day in the life of a mom raising an adult child with autism, inspiring and teaching us today. Tune in to hear all the things we take for granted, and all the beautiful things we miss. Rather than perpetuate cultural behavior and silence around disabilities, we break the sound barrier for Muslim Americans to better support moms…
 
Would you like to understand what feminism really is? Do you agree with the feminist slogans you hear, but you don't agree with everything they say? In this course, you will find the answers you have been looking for, inshallah. The Islam and Feminism Course includes: audio lessons, articles, and videos to help you find answers to important questio…
 
Feroza Syed speaks about her experiences as a transgender Muslim, her transition, and what made her go public with her history. Adoption discrimination against LGBTQi+ couples is the anti motherhood story we know will touch us today. ​We learn terms, more about unmosqueing marginalized Muslims, and how we can be better allies to our momsisters and …
 
Fawzia Mirza AKA Ayesha Trump, storyteller, actor, and director, (oh, yeah, AND lawyer) joins us to talk about all the transformations we make as humans in order to learn our personal identity. It's not just queer Muslims who have to come out--we all have to decide at some point who and what we are going to be. The path is unique, just like us. We …
 
Spoke to Hanan Irfan about why the books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are so problematic. Hanan is an engineer, independent writer and teacher from India. Her work is centred around Muslim politics and history. Please follow her extremely insightful Instagram page https://instagram.com/ibn_baatuti?utm_medium=copy_link If you like t…
 
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…
 
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…
 
*Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.smartmuslima.com/courses/... *Want more marriage advice? Buy the book "Smart Single Muslimah" https://smartmuslima.com/singlemuslim... Inshallah if you found the podcast useful please leave a review on Apple podcasts so others can benefit as well. Jzk Farhat If y…
 
Film review of the new Cinderella movie *Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.smartmuslima.com/courses/... *Want more marriage advice? Buy the book "Smart Single Muslimah" https://smartmuslima.com/singlemuslim... If you like this podcast please leave a review so others can find out about it. Currentl…
 
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:…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Podcast explores are we judging the actions of the Taliban using an Islamic lens or are we allowing the liberal media that applauded the occupation of Afghanistan to shape our views. In the past, as a government, the Taliban did not implement Islam comprehensively. Islam does allow girls and women to get an education and work. An Islamic government…
 
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…
 
*Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.smartmuslima.com/courses/... *Want more marriage advice? Buy the book "Smart Single Muslimah" https://smartmuslima.com/singlemuslim... If you like this podcast please leave a review so others can find out about it. Currently, this podcast is a "one-woman band" bu…
 
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 …
 
*Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.smartmuslima.com/courses/... New podcast episode of Smart Muslimah Podcast with Baba Ali, he's the co-founder of Half our Deen, a Muslim marriage website. If you're thinking of using a Muslim marriage app or site to find a husband, I would highly recommend this s…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Asalamualaikum, Inshallah, I hope you enjoy the discussion I had with Iram bint Safia from Parenting Uncomplicated. She has an amazing website for Muslim parents: https://www.parentinguncomplicated.com/ Get your copy of the book here https://smartmuslima.com/ *Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.sma…
 
Get your copy of the book Smart Single Muslimah here https://smartmuslima.com/*Thinking of getting married? Enrol in The Pre Marriage Course for Muslims https://www.smartmuslima.com/courses/...Subscribe to my newsletter for updates https://smartmuslima.com/Follow me on Clubhouse and Instagram: farhatamin_ukEnd Nasheed MUAD: YA ILAHI VOCALS ONLY--- …
 
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…
 
Conversation with Baba Ali, he is the co-founder of Half our Deen, a Muslim marriage website. I found out about Half our Deen whilst I was doing research for a chapter in my book Smart Single Muslimah. The chapter is titled "How to find a husband?" I immediately liked the Islamic ethos of the website and wanted to find out more. If you're thinking …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Conversation with Baba Ali, he is the co-founder of Half our Deen, a Muslim marriage website. I found out about Half our Deen whilst I was doing research for a chapter in my book Smart Single Muslimah. The chapter is titled "How to find a husband?" I immediately liked the Islamic ethos of the website and wanted to find out more. In this episode, we…
 
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 …
 
When it comes to marriage do you think you are not acting to influence or change your situation; allowing other people to be in control? It's easy to be passive rather than active but in the long run, it causes more problems than solutions. So in this weeks episode I'm exploring why as Muslim women we should not be so passive. Read Farhat' New Book…
 
Since the breaking of the ceasefire by Israel, Hamas did not retaliate after the indiscriminate attacks on Muslim worshippers. However, no further arms were deployed by either side. Since then, Israel has launched Operation Law and Order. According to this new act, Israel arrested over 500 Palestinians identified as involved in the protests that le…
 
"I have to leave this marriage before I can start my self love journey or even feel better" This is a Limiting Belief. A thought you think often making it a belief holding you back from moving forward but has no truth. I have been hearing this a lot from moms and I'm here to help you understand this is NOT TRUE. Learn why and also included is a bea…
 
To buy the book mentioned in the podcast "Smart Single Muslimah" by Farhat Amin please visit https://smartmuslima.com/singlemuslimsbook Zara Choudhary is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sacred Footsteps; podcast host and writer on topics pertaining to Islamic history, archaeology and culture. In the podcast, we discuss the article she wrote "Unv…
 
Kristy Sabbah joins us today as a former masjid board member and community leader. She reveals issues women on the board face and what they need from the community to support them. Let’s talk under-representation, leadership accountability, cultural relevance, tokenism, and modeling board leadership for our daughters. The Muslim American masjid exp…
 
Listen to previous episodes of The Thinking Muslim here: https://www.thinkingmuslim.com/ For Muslims, Ramadan’s routine of prayer, reflection and dua was interrupted by the horrific acts of savagery perpetrated by the Israelis against Palestinians. It started with the Sheikh Jarrah land grab, the latest episode in the ongoing project of settler col…
 
Mommying While Muslim has never been late to drop an episode except Eid al Fitr 2021! We hope our lovely audience understands how excited we were to celebrate with our families and we wanted to edit something worth your listening ears. Today is an opportunity to hear about our experiences in the masjid that hurt our hearts because we know the masji…
 
This episode gives practical ways you can help the Muslims of Palestine. On the authority of Abu Saeed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whoever of you sees an evil must then change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then [he must ch…
 
Zaiba and Uzma “call the midwife today” because how can you have new mommy memoirs without one?!?!?! Krystina Friedlander, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) joins us today to talk about her journey to midwifery and its foundations in social justice work and original motherhood. Some of us know how miraculous these bodies are, but a lot more of u…
 
Farhat Amin speaks to Fatima Barkatulla about women's rights, feminism, and a new Islamic organisation dedicated to helping Muslim women. Muslim women are half of the Ummah and they raise the other half, the fastest way to revive the Ummah is to nurture women. Muslim women have unique challenges, struggles and tailored response to their needs is im…
 
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