50 episodes

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

Identity Politics Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 286 Ratings

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

    Episode 62: Healing as a Journey

    Episode 62: Healing as a Journey

    With Covid resurfacing so much trauma, therapists have taken to instagram to help folks cope. But what does the journey to healing actually look like? Ikhlas and Makkah talk to Dr. Kameelah Rashad about myths and misconceptions around healing and navigating trauma. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/62_Episode_62_Healing_as_a_Journey.mp3

    • 1 hr
    Episode 61: Joy and Rest

    Episode 61: Joy and Rest

    Ikhlas and Makkah come back from an extended break and explore what joy and rest means to them in this space, time and age. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/61_Episode_61_Joy_and_Rest_2.mp3

    • 59 min
    BONUS Episode: A Conversation on Friendship and Faith w/ Black Iftar

    BONUS Episode: A Conversation on Friendship and Faith w/ Black Iftar

    We go LIVE with Black Iftar to chat about creating a community of people you love, trust, and keep you inspired in your journey towards Allah.

    • 45 min
    Episode 60: How to Make Meaning When You’re in the Thick of It

    Episode 60: How to Make Meaning When You’re in the Thick of It

    To wrap up Season 7, Ikhlas, Hibba and Makkah sit down to check in, make sense of a post-COVID world and prep for a Ramadan unlike any other.

    • 36 min
    Episode 59: It’s Funny Because It’s True (ft. Nadirah Pierre)

    Episode 59: It’s Funny Because It’s True (ft. Nadirah Pierre)

    We chat with real life stand-up comedian and social media satirist, Nadirah Pierre about navigating the comedy scene while staying true to herself and her community as a Black Muslim woman.

    • 53 min
    Bonus: Securing the Bag

    Bonus: Securing the Bag

    We need your help to keep producing the show you come to know and love. Here’s two quick, easy ways you can support the show. Purchase our #CenterBlackMuslimVoices tee: identitypoliticspod.com/shop AND/OR Sign up to become a monthly contributor to the show: identitypoliticspod.com/donate

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings

sunflower shaneh ,

My favorite podcast

I’m writing that review because I’ve been called out too many times by Mecca and Ikhlas 😰 I love the show, the content, and the sincerity in every episode. Im also always so impressed with how Mecca and Ikhlas carry a conversation without interrupting each other? I’m pretty sure no other podcast has as much self-control. Thank you guys for your hard work and effort 💓

nomadicflaco ,

Updates!!!

When you can, keep us posted, plz. The world could use so many other things, including your voices and the conversations you share with us through others as well. Hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. Thank you!!!

Bostonasad ,

Love the conversation

Just discovered this podcast and really enjoy the high quality conversation. Hosts are great.

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