Married at 24. Divorced at 34. 2 kids and yeah the whole immigrant Muslim thing. Bi-monthly episodes.
Fireside letters: Why won’t she change? 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏽♀️
Whilst I’ve been publishing this podcast series over the last 12 months a number of listeners have emailed me about their relationship dilemmas. In this episode we hear from ‘Naeem’; a young, educated, articulate Muslim guy from India who takes his faith seriously. He’s keen to get married and has met someone Jess fallen in love with. At the beginning things are great between them but as time goes on the cracks begin to appear. Should he try to hold it together or call it off? If you want to comment on anything you’ve heard in this episode please use #dmdad on Twitter or Instagram and we can carry on the conversation. Please remember to be respectful when offering opinion. General contact: @moiazam tw/insta or email DivorcedMuslimDad@Gmail.com
Ep12: A Guide to Online Dating 🤡 😇
I've been dating since my divorce in 2011; trying to navigate the new world of online dating whilst adhering to the tenants of my faith has been the trickiest of balancing acts. I've made a tonne of mistakes over the years meaning wasted time, money and emotional energy. Although I'm yet to find success online it hasn't made me a relationship sceptic; if anything the amazing women I've met along the way have given me hope for the future. In this episode I discuss what it was like to date after a ten year marriage, the challenges of Muslim dating, why I date non Muslim women and the best way to find a date online. Enjoy. Get in touch. Insta: @moiazam / email@example.com
Ep11: Your Emotional Maturity 🎭🤒
It's clear that the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships. If that's the case then it makes sense to assess how we behave with people we care about; especially when they act in a way we find hurtful.
Is our reponse constructive or destructive?
Do we seek to engage and resolve or hide away?
Are we prepared to be honest, brave and vulnerable?
In this short but essential episode you'll find out how to assess your own level of emotional maturity and why embarking on the journey towards improving it makes for happier healthier relationships with our partners.
Comments/feedback/critique welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org or DM @moiazam on Twitter/Instagram
Insights: A Spiritual Awakening 💆♀️💆♂️
Good looks? Check. Great job? Check. Good Muslim? Check. Shared interests? Check. Great family? Check? Emotionaly healthy? Check. Now if you manage to find someone to marry that ticks all these boxes then you've hit the jackpot right? Well not necessarily. There's another dimension you really should consider that's absolutely crucial; spiritual compatability.
In this episode of Insights Alyas and I discuss what 'spirtual compatability' is, how it should manifest in a marriage, how it differs from religious compatability, why searching for 'a good Muslim' isn't enough and what we can do to develope our spiritual nature.
This episodes was so much fun to record. The time flew by. Always a good sign. I hope you get something from it. Comments/feedback/critique welcome: email@example.com or DM @moiazam on Twitter/Instagram
Ep10: I'm Getting Divorced 🧔🏽💔🧕🏻
It's taken a bit longer than expected but in this episode I'm finally talking about my divorce: how we went about it, the emotional journey I've undertaken and some of the lessons I've learned. You'll also hear why I believe emotional compatibility between couples is more important than having common interests, why you're probably wasting your time looking for a soulmate and why 'til death do us part' is highly unlikely. This one's probably best listened to when you have done quiet time to yourself. Chk it out. Listen I do love hearing from you so don't by shy, get in touch here: DM Tw/Insta: @moiazam or firstname.lastname@example.org
In Conversation: Finding Love After Divorce 💔💘
Tariq is a dear friend; someone I've known for over 20 years. He married in 1996 and 16 years and 4 kids later he experienced the anguish of a painful divorce. Remarkably only 12 months later he found love again in a far away land. As someone who has been single after divorce for many years I wanted to hear first hand how he overcame the heartache and trauma and how he was able to find the capacity to love again. I thought I knew everything about Tariq's story but whilst recording this episode he opened up like never before and laid his soul bare. So much to take away from this one. If you have comments/feedback/question please do contact me here: tw/Insta @moiazam or email@example.com
Customer ReviewsSee All
As a young adult yet to marry, it is really interesting to hear how life can develop out to be. He really has a charm in storytelling too which really are the podcasts’ cherry on top.
Storytelling like no other
The stories this man has are fantastic but the way he articulates them are even better. I’m about half way through and am really invested and I look forward to hearing the rest.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes dramatised for TV or Netflix in the future.
Essential listening for all British Muslim couples
In 25 years of a happy, loving yet sometimes strenuous marriage between two British-born Muslims, we’ve never discussed our matrimonial issues with anyone else in our community or have someone else share their problems with us, even though we know that many are struggling to make it a success.
This podcast dares to brilliantly promulgate the taboo issues that affect all Muslim (& maybe some Non-Muslim) couples before, during and after marriage.
The subject matter is wide and varying and include topics such as childhood experiences, the Muslim introduction process, relationship compatibility, intimacy and parenthood.
There is a lot to learn from the expert advice given as well as from the bad experiences suffered.
I highly recommend this podcasts as essential listening to all British Muslims whether they are single, married or divorced.