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Me & My Muslim Friends
34 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 10. Black Muslims & Racism Part II
Guests Nigel Edwards and Amath Diouf join us for reflection on the protests for Black lives in 2020 and how many Black Muslims were finally hearing Friday sermons challenging anti-Blackness. While Black Muslims make up at least 1 in 5 Muslims in America, we often don’t talk about the racism they face both outside and inside our community. In this episode, Nigel and Amath share experiences of what anti-Blackness looks and sounds like—even among fellow Muslims—and what they wish more non-Black Muslims understood.
3 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Season 2 Mid-Season Trailer
We’re dropping back into Season 2, where we’re talking about how social justice intersects with our faith. Catch up on our already-released episodes, and join us as we don’t shy away from some harder social justice issues like racism faced by Black Muslims and the occupation of Palestine.
21 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Episode 9. Muslim Women in Politics: Part II
Guests Nida Allam and Lela Ali are two trailblazing Muslim women in politics. As Durham County Commissioner, Allam is the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina, and she recently announced her bid for Congress (no big deal). Ali is Policy and Program Director at Muslim Women For, nurturing vibrant Muslim communities through grassroots organizing. In Part II, we discuss how their activism is influenced by their faith, the burden of representing the Muslim community, and what their message is for young Muslims who also want to step into politics.
33 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Episode 8. Muslim Women in Politics: Part I
Guests Nida Allam and Lela Ali are two trailblazing Muslim women in politics. As Durham County Commissioner, Allam is the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina, and she recently announced her bid for Congress (no big deal). Ali is Policy and Program Director at Muslim Women For, nurturing vibrant Muslim communities through grassroots organizing. In Part I, we discuss their motivations for entering politics and the challenges they face, including Islamophobia. Listener’s note: This episode discusses the anti-Muslim hate crime that took the lives of 3 Muslim students in Chapel Hill in 2015.
33 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Episode 7. MENA, Whiteness & the US Census
Guests Abdullah Dorgham and Ahmed Amer share the same confusion when filling out their race on forms. According to the US Census categories, those of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) descent are considered white. But Abdullah and Ahmed, who are of Palestinian and Egyptian descent, say that racial category misses the mark on their identity.
2 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Season 2 Trailer. The Social Justice Season
Coming up in Season 2, we’ll be talking about how social justice intersects with our faith. And with a community as diverse as ours, there is no shortage of causes to get behind. Join us as we discuss race and racism, pioneering Muslim women in politics, and our hopes for social justice here and abroad.
5 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Season 1 Highlight. Black Muslims & Racism
In this excerpt from Season 1, guests Eiman Ali and Nigel Edwards discuss the Black Muslim experience, including topics like their experiences of racism within the Muslim community, navigating their layered identities, and the challenges of an interracial marriage.
4 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Season 1 Highlight. War & Mental Health
In this excerpt from Season 1, guests Farris Barakat and Belal Ali discuss the emotional and personal consequences of wars in Syria and Iraq, their parents’ home countries.
5 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Season 1 Highlight. Latina Converts
Guests Kathia Guerrero and Shirley Puente are Mexican and Peruvian converts to Islam. In this excerpt from Season 1, we discuss what drew them to the faith, how they maintain their Latina identity with their Muslim identity, and how they discovered a bigger Latinx convert community than they expected.
9 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Season 1 Highlight. ISIS
The recent and devastating attack in Afghanistan by the so-called “Islamic State” killed up to 170 people at the Kabul airport—demonstrating that the battle against branches of the extremist group isn’t over, while both Muslims and non-Muslims remain in their line of fire. In this excerpt from Season 1, Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb of the Islamic Association of Raleigh walks us through Islamic texts as we refute ISIS’s claim to Islamic teachings. Please note: This episode discusses topics like suicide and sexual violence.
28 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 6. 9/11: 20 Years Later
My friends Lynn Zitawi and Sarah Derris were just toddlers when 9/11 happened. We talk about how they learned about 9/11 and navigated the realities of growing up Muslim in a post-9/11 world—including facing bullying at school, 9/11 “guilt” and the aftermath of the War on Terror.
24 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 5. 9/11
Three friends join me on our last episode for Season 1: Nida Allam, Mohammad Alsalti, & Abdullah Dorgham. But this date is really where the conversation on Muslim American identity started for us — 9/11, when we were sitting in our elementary school classrooms — and both our worlds and the world forever changed.
27 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 4. ISIS
My friend Abdullah Dorgham joins as co-host as we use the account of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, who was captured by ISIS, to examine the group’s violent tactics. & With the help of Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, we look at Islamic texts to refute ISIS’s claim to Islamic teachings. Please note: This episode discusses topics like suicide and sexual violence.
22 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 3. War & Mental Health
Guests Farris Barakat and Belal Ali discuss the emotional and personal consequences of wars in Syria and Iraq, their parents’ home countries.
28 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode 2. Latina Converts
Guests Kathia Guerrero and Shirley Puente are Mexican and Peruvian converts to Islam. We talk about the Latina convert experience as a whole, including what brought them to Islam, how their family took their decision, choosing hijab, and finding community.
22 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Episode 1. Black Muslims & Racism
On this episode of Me & My Muslim Friends, guests Eiman Ali and Nigel Edwards discuss the black Muslim experience, including their experiences of racism within the Muslim community. Whether it’s going from a black woman to a black woman with hijab, or the challenges of an interracial marriage, we take it on in this conversation.
3 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Episode 0. Trailer
Get a taste of what we talk about on this season of Me and My Muslim Friends, from the experiences of Latina converts to dealing with wars in our parents’ home countries. Grab some tea and listen in. Our stories might be yours too.
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