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Main Bhi Muslim
23 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
2020 Wrap Up
In the final episode for 2020, Mariyam and Sabika take a walk through the year to share their experience of working on Main Bhi Muslim, living through the fears, joys, challenges, and exhilaration. The artists share their biggest takeaways from MBM and what the new year brings for them.
38 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Episode 7 - Happy Muharram
In this episode, Sabika and Mariyam approach Muharram and its significance in a unique way beyond its symbolism of community grieving. They discuss what Muharram means to them, and how would they bring someone into its fold. In essence, Muharram thus becomes an example of solidarity and allyship, through community gathering, coming together for a common cause, and finding meaning through its rituals in one's own unique way.
31 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Episode 6 - The Shaheen Baghi : Zainab
In this episode, Mariyam and Sabika discuss the historical figure - Zainab bint Ali and her role in inspiring Muslim women leadership. The co-hosts share their understanding of how the Zainab-led storytelling movement resonates with the Shaheen Bagh protests. Listen to this episode to get a glimpse of Shi’a history and its striking similarities with contemporary civil and political movements.
83 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Mann Ki Baat - Azadi Special
This Independence Day, Mariyam and Sabika sit with Vandit from Lights Camera Azadi to discuss their relationship with freedom and the Constitution. From secularism and non-violence resistance; to solidarity and dissent as freedom of speech; the hosts share their journeys as Indians in contemporary times. A must listen, this hour-long conversation offers a sense of healing amid difficult times.
40 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
The Eid al Adha or Bakraeid special brings diverse voices from all walks of life share their understanding of the festival. This episode aims to help listeners enquire the cultural, religious and economic contexts of Eid, allowing reason to dispel myth and ignorance. Join Mariyam and Sabika learn and observe Bakraeid, better.
33 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Episode 5 - Bye-Bye Stereotypes
In this episode, Sabika is insistent on burning down all the stereotypes that she and Mariyam, have lived and often accepted as Muslims. Come, add all your cardboard cutout-like stereotypical caricatures to this हवन’s robust flame.
32 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 4 - Dost dost na raha?
In this episode, Mariyam takes a leaf out of her father’s lifelong friendship and narrates how it’s strained under the current political climate. She rummages through memories to shed light on their relationship and questions the cost of losing old friends over new politics.
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Episode 3 - Ladne Laayak Ladaaii
This episode is a glimpse of Sabika’s journey in Mumbai, searching for the right flatmate, the right landlord and the right flat - a puzzle that never comes together. Amid all, she realises that her identity as a Muslim makes her invisible in every room, and there are more battles to fight than she is prepared for.
33 minutes | May 29, 2020
This Eid, Main Bhi Muslim is bringing you a special Eid episode, where Mariyam brings her college friend, Aakriti who shares her experiences of fasting during Ramazan.
21 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 2 - Aaj Ka Darr Hai, Meri Awaaz
In this episode, Mariyam shares the story of reclaiming her voice by acknowledging the fear of it. She goes down the memory lane to find roots of her voice as an Indian Muslim and ends up finding that courage and fear are closer than one thinks.
28 minutes | May 1, 2020
Episode 1 - Naam Kya Bataayaa?
Beginning from this Ramzaan - two co-hosts have resolved to break their long-standing fast, the radio silence around their own Islamophobia - and reclaim their Indian Muslimness. Mariyam Raza Haider and Sabika Muzaffar will take turns telling tales where the personal becomes political. Today, Sabika is telling the story of how her name has been negotiated with, by others and by herself.
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