18 episodes

This podcast is to amplify the voices of British Muslim women. Topics include news, politics and lifestyle. You will hear from successful Muslim women talking about anything and everything.
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The She Speaks We Hear Podcast Sharmeen Ziauddin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

This podcast is to amplify the voices of British Muslim women. Topics include news, politics and lifestyle. You will hear from successful Muslim women talking about anything and everything.
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    Episode 18: Becoming Muslim with Aysha & Ameenah

    Episode 18: Becoming Muslim with Aysha & Ameenah

    Have you ever wondered why so many women convert to Islam? This episode is an honest, spiritual conversation with Aysha Mercedes and Ameenah Shaw about their very personal journeys to Islam. Both women became Muslim in adulthood and share their experiences which led to that moment, and what has happened since. Aysha (a counsellor) and Ameenah (a natural hair product business owner) present the Sister2Sister podcast together and both also work as TV presenters at Islam Channel.
    Here are the meanings of some of the Arabic words used in the podcast:
    Revert = Someone who has converted to Islam – the word revert is used because Muslims believe everyone is born Muslim so if you are brought up in a different faith when you become Muslim, you revert back
    Noor = Light
    Wudu = Ablution/cleansing ritual
    Al-Fatiha = The first chapter in the Quran
    Tawhid = Oneness of God
    Shahada = Testifying that Allah is one and Muhammad (pbuh) is his messenger – it is what people say when they officially become Muslim
    Dawah = The act of inviting or calling people to embrace Islam
    Alhamdulillah= Praise be to God
    Subhanallah = Glory be to God
    Iman = Faith
    Abaya = Long dress/cloak worn by some Muslim women
    Duniya = World
    Salah = Ritual prayer
    Ummah = Community
    Asalaamu-alaikum - Peace be unto you (equivalent to hello)
    Walaikum-asalaam - And unto you peace (response to the greeting)
    Link to Khalid Yaseen’s documentary
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    • 46 min
    Episode 17: Pregnancy to motherhood with Anisah Abdullah

    Episode 17: Pregnancy to motherhood with Anisah Abdullah

    In this episode, Sharmeen speaks to doula and perinatal wellness professional Anisah Abdullah. Anisah specialises in mindset mastery and birth trauma support for expectant and postpartum mothers. She explains what this is and how she is passionate about offering holistic personalised support, putting the power and autonomy back in the mother’s hands. As a black, Muslim veiled woman she experienced first-hand how some spaces can be unwelcoming for women like her.
     
    This episode is by no means just for expectant mothers - we all know women around us who have given birth or are about to and this episode is a real education in what they go through from pregnancy to the ‘fourth trimester'. Expectant fathers, new dads, husbands and brothers are welcome too.
     
    For further info and resources check out Anisah on Instagram: @inherentbirth
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    • 43 min
    Episode 16: Trading the corporate life for pink tea with Tabassum Awan

    Episode 16: Trading the corporate life for pink tea with Tabassum Awan

    Sharmeen speaks to Tabassum Awan about how she swapped her successful career in investment banking for her dream of sharing Kashmiri tea with the world. She explains how lack of fulfilment led her to start her own business - the Pink Tea Café. Holder of two masters' degrees, Tabassum talks about her experience on the trading floor and how her banking career helped start her business. She also talks about her local community work since the Grenfell Fire. There is a lot of tea talk and how drinking tea can bring people together! This episode is a must for budding entrepreneurs and tea lovers alike. You may hear the following Arabic words used in the podcast so here is a little translation:
    Alhamdolillah - Praise be to God
    Inshallah - God willing
    Mashallah - What God has willed
    Asalaam-alaikum - Peace be unto you
    Walaikum-asalaam - And unto you peace
    You can check out the Pink Tea Cafe on Instagram.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 15: How to transform your passion into a business with Halal Girl About Town

    Episode 15: How to transform your passion into a business with Halal Girl About Town

    In this episode, Sharmeen and Layla Hassanali aka Halal Girl About Town, a pioneer in the halal food blogging scene, talk about the ups and downs of being a blogger and influencer, being an entrepreneur, parenting and of course the conversation is dominated by food and restaurants which is Sharmeen’s favourite subject anyway. What does BW stand for and what is Layla’s favourite restaurant? Find out in this foodie special…
    You can find Layla’s websites here:
    https://www.halalgirlabouttown.com/
    https://www.mymodestmama.com/
    Or reach her on Instagram.   
    (Halal means permissible in Islam. In the context of food, halal means food that Muslims are allowed to eat. As there are a lot of misconceptions about halal meat – this website is a good source of information about halal food.)
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    • 42 min
    Episode 14: Why diversity, equity & inclusion matters with Rukasana Bhaijee

    Episode 14: Why diversity, equity & inclusion matters with Rukasana Bhaijee

    We hear a lot about diversity and inclusion but why is it so important and what does it really mean for employers and employees? Rukasana, a DEI practitioner, speaks to Sharmeen and breaks it down, explaining its evolution and importance in the corporate world. Rukasana currently works at Warner Bros but has done this work for large organisations such as Ernst Young and Google. You can find her on LinkedIn.
    You may hear the following Arabic words used in the podcast so here is a little translation:
    Alhamdolillah - Praise be to God
    Inshallah - God willing
    Mashallah - What God has willed
    Asalaam-alaikum - Peace be unto you
    Walaikum-asalaam - And unto you peace
    Iftar – the meal you eat when opening a fast
    You can find out more about She Speaks We Hear on the website: https://shespeakswehear.com/ and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter by subscribing.
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    • 48 min
    Episode 13: Building a community with Muslim Mamas co-founder Nafisa Rahimi

    Episode 13: Building a community with Muslim Mamas co-founder Nafisa Rahimi

    TW: There is some talk about domestic violence, abuse and suicide.
    Sharmeen speaks exclusively to the inspiring co-founder and strategic leader of global online community Muslim Mamas aka the ‘Muslim Mumsnet’ – Nafisa Rahimi. Nafisa explains how the group started and what she went through to win the Facebook Accelerator Programme 2021 securing the funding and support of tech giant Meta to help grow the brand Muslim Mamas.
    Do check out her podcast Not Another Mum Pod and the Muslim Mamas Facebook page too – if you want to get in touch with Muslim Mamas you can go to their website.
    You may hear the following Arabic words used in the podcast so here is a little translation:
    Alhamdolillah - Praise be to God
    Inshallah - God willing
    Mashallah - What God has willed
    Asalaam-alaikum - Peace be unto you
    Walaikum-asalaam - And unto you peace
    You can find out more about She Speaks We Hear on the website: https://shespeakswehear.com/ and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter by subscribing.
    You can also follow us on
    Twitter
    Instagram
    LinkedIn 

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

humrose ,

Excellent, Informative Podcast

I’ve really been enjoying the She Speaks, We Hear podcast! It’s been a refreshing change from the doom and gloom in the news which shows Muslim women as somehow subjugated and oppressed which is far from the case and this podcast highlights the achievements of British Muslim Women and all that they encompass whilst keeping to their faith. The production quality on this podcast is really well done and Sharmeen, the host, is really engaging but also lets her interviewees speak and listens hence the She Speaks, We Hear. I’m looking forward to more from this podcast!

MadferritUK ,

Great discussions

I really like this podcast show. It’s easy to follow and the discussions and guests are interesting and varied. It’s great to see women’s voices and issues being given a platform for discussion.

In addition, Sharmeen is a great host and I look forward to more of her episodes and guests.

Well done to the team!

MariamZ110 ,

A great listen

A very good discussion with very good points to listen out for. Was very interesting and educating.

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