One Foot In The Sink is a light hearted Muslim lifestyle podcast. What is a Muslim lifestyle? We believe it is living an inclusive life within the boundaries of Islam and pushing yourself to becoming a better human being and a Muslim. Of course, it involves enjoying the finer things in life too!
Join Anees and Foz, every two weeks, as they talk to inspirational guests who share their motivational stories, have some banter, discuss Muslim lifestyle hacks and some funny stories!
No politics or debates
#50. Anees & Foz: It’s 50
It’s our 50th episode!
Anees and Foz discuss the journey from being complete giggling novices to interviewing high-profile and inspirational guests.
The conversation is open and honest. They talk about the incredible growth of the podcast, the highs, what went wrong, the struggles of maintaining the podcast and what lies ahead for One Foot In The Sink.
#49. Zahra Shah: A Woman In Tech
Zahra Shah is from the UK and with Re:Coded, she is on a mission to grow Iraq’s tech ecosystem and build talent among youth, so that they can solve local issues using technology.
Zahra is a ‘tech humanitarian’. She has previously worked at Gaza Sky Geeks, Gaza’s first coding school, the UN, and various startups, including Groupon.
We speak to Zahra about her mission in helping displaced and conflict affected youths to become future technology leaders, her work with the UN, women in tech, and so mu
#48. Tez Ilyas: Funny, Thought Provoking and Muslim
Tez Ilyas is an award winning British comedian and actor who started comedy in 2010 as a hobby. He is regarded as one of most celebrated rising stars in British comedy.
After working as a civil servant for a decade, Tez pursued his hobby full time and achieved phenomenal success with his debut tour, ‘Tez Talk’. He followed up with ‘Made in Britain’ and ‘Teztify’, which he toured to sold out shows.
We discuss stand-up comedy, nerves on stage, transitioning from stand-up to acting, and so mu
#47. Nazia Nasreen: How a Toy Guided Someone to Islam
Nazia Nasreen is the founder of Ibraheem Toy House, the world’s leading online Islamic toy store.
In 2014, she founded Ibraheem Toy House whilst on maternity leave for her second child and struggling to find good quality Islamic toys for her daughter to make religious education fun.
Nazia shares her story on how an introverted and shy person with no business experience overcame copycat businesses and becoming the most widely recognised brand in the Muslim marketplace.
#46. Peter Gould: Hajj Reflections
Peter Gould returns to share his reflections from his recent journey to Hajj in 2018 (1439).
Peter provides a powerful reflection based on his experiences , encounters with diverse pilgrims, looking at Hajj from a designer’s perspective and talking about some of the gadgets he came across.
He also shares his views on the importance of creating a community, how he created a community of global creative Muslims, and the power of creativity within the youth and what we can do to empower it.
#45. Zara Choudhary: Sacred Footsteps
Zara Choudhary is a travel blogger and the founder & editor of Sacred Footsteps.
Sacred Footsteps is an online publication dedicated to spiritual & alternative travel, history and culture from a Muslim perspective.
In this episode we talk to Zara all about travel! We discuss trends amongst Muslim travellers, uncommon destinations which have a connection with Islam and we also talk about some of their articles like origins of coffee and Islamic history of Jamaica!
It’s often overlooked in the Muslim community to celebrate success and creativity so I think this podcast fills that gap quite nicely. I’ve been impressed with the content so far and looking forward to the next episodes!