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Mommying While Muslim is a one of a kind podcast where two American born and bred Muslim moms share their experiences to raise second generation kids. Having experienced both pre and post 9/11 America, they're acutely aware of the unique challenges their families face on top of the regular messes that all moms share. Mommying While Muslim is a space to take back their stories, and tell those no one will air on the news or portray fully or fairly in the media.Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri are moms first, careerwomen second, and global citizens at heart. They meet taboo topics head on because they weren't allowed to do it growing up, not at home or at school and work. They aim to better their immediate households, communities, and their momsisterhood the world over by telling the truths sometimes people don't want to face or to hear. Not everyone has the privileges they have, and they are eager to learn more than they are to share their own experiences. Always looking to give back, they find women and families who need a mic because no one needs a voice; they just need an opportunity to speak. Besides tough social issues, they also tackle political ones because when laws affect their kids, they're coming for them as well as the ones who make them! There's no lane that doesn't get taken here.Along the way, they recruit momallies for Muslim Americans who have been inordinately targeted for the last 20 years. True moms know that ALL our children deserve to be safe, loved, and happy, and we bust every yellow brick on the Islamaphobic road to make sure they all are. If you like good trouble, this one's for you!

Mommying While Muslim Zaiba Hasan & Uzma Jafri

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 73 Ratings

Mommying While Muslim is a one of a kind podcast where two American born and bred Muslim moms share their experiences to raise second generation kids. Having experienced both pre and post 9/11 America, they're acutely aware of the unique challenges their families face on top of the regular messes that all moms share. Mommying While Muslim is a space to take back their stories, and tell those no one will air on the news or portray fully or fairly in the media.Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri are moms first, careerwomen second, and global citizens at heart. They meet taboo topics head on because they weren't allowed to do it growing up, not at home or at school and work. They aim to better their immediate households, communities, and their momsisterhood the world over by telling the truths sometimes people don't want to face or to hear. Not everyone has the privileges they have, and they are eager to learn more than they are to share their own experiences. Always looking to give back, they find women and families who need a mic because no one needs a voice; they just need an opportunity to speak. Besides tough social issues, they also tackle political ones because when laws affect their kids, they're coming for them as well as the ones who make them! There's no lane that doesn't get taken here.Along the way, they recruit momallies for Muslim Americans who have been inordinately targeted for the last 20 years. True moms know that ALL our children deserve to be safe, loved, and happy, and we bust every yellow brick on the Islamaphobic road to make sure they all are. If you like good trouble, this one's for you!

    Making Happy People via Islam

    Making Happy People via Islam

    Nye Armstrong of Happy People Podcast joins us to discuss her path to Islam and how her education showed her the life she was living (with a self titled Muslim) wasn’t jamming with the religion she was falling in love with. Hear her hurdles and advice to both non Muslims and Muslims alike, especially premarital advice to women considering Islam. Let’s all think on our own “shahadah moment” (coined by Nye).
    Warning: We mention abuse physical and sexual abuse and advise parental guidance.
    Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or click the link in our bio.
    Nye on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nyearmstrong/Nye’s inspiration from Martin Lang’s classic seerah book: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/muhammad-martin-lings/1000343642 Web: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.comFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1w 
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    Cosplay to Conversion

    Cosplay to Conversion

    Alex Khouri of the Aweea brand is on today to tell us her story about coming to Islam and how hers might actually be kind of exceptional. She kind of hit the lottery a couple of times masha’Allah, but hear her repressed memories of things that traumatized her upon her conversion! For real, she’s figuring it out on this episode.


    In her prior life, Alex was committed to cosplay and is a seamstress extraordinaire. Check out her products to confirm!


    Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, or click on the link in our bio and share it with a mom friend.
    Links:
    Website: www.AWEEA.comAlex on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Aweea_ Alex on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aweea/?ref=share Alex on IG: https://www.instagram.com/aweea_/Alex’s reading recc: Becoming by Michelle ObamaWeb: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.comFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1w 
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    New Fashioned

    New Fashioned

    Muslim women know fashion, and as such, they know Lisa Vogl, spokesperson for modest fashion and domestic violence, and convert to Islam. Her revelation about converts post shahadah (coming to Islam) is an important reflection of the Muslim community, but even more important are her tips to step up to and for new Muslims. A good point she alludes to is that while Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, there are still a lot of people leaving Islam, and we have to consider why that’s true. A 2017 survey found 24% of Muslim Americans have left Islam, and that 55% of that group no longer identifies with any religion. *Collective shudder.*


    Tune in at 6pm EST tonight on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, or click on our link in bio to share this episode with a momsister.
    Website: https://verona-collection.com/Lisa on FB: https://www.facebook.com/lisamvogl/Lisa on IG: https://www.instagram.com/lisamvogl/?hl=enFind out more about EMBRACE: https://embracereverts.org/ Lisa’s book recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Emptiness-emotional-spiritual-well-being/dp/B09XZH8DD4 Web: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.comFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1w 






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    • 49 min
    Muslim Conversion Helped & Hindered Series: So That You May Know One Another.

    Muslim Conversion Helped & Hindered Series: So That You May Know One Another.

    ​This is one of our favorite replays, not just because of Amanda Moutakki's alternate identity as @marocmama, but because her conversion story is so unique. She just isn't afraid of a challenge, or a new experience, and everyone deserves to "meet" her, if only on this episode. But for reals: Go find her in Morocco.

    If you’ve been a fan of Maroc Mama, you’ll be so excited for this one. For those who don’t know her, you will fall in love. Amanda Moutakki  joins us today to discuss her expat achievements and challenges, and running a tourism business in a pandemic. Her POV about how she met her husband and now lives her life of adventure is both inspirational AND aspirational. Tune in to also find out about momcations and how she curates them.
    Links:
    Find Amanda Mouttaki on on IG: @marocmamaCheck out her travel blog: www.marocmama.comWeb: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: mommyingwhilemuslim@gmail.comFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastSupport the show

    • 47 min
    Food Addictions: When It's Not Just a Craving

    Food Addictions: When It's Not Just a Craving

    Samihah Huq joins us to discuss her experience with food addiction and how she’s hit a wall with her doctor in terms of understanding, naming, and taming it. There are barriers to wrapping our brains around food addiction in the Muslim community, starting with the doctor’s office and leading right up to an auntie’s buffet table.
    Just like any other addiction, food affects neurochemistry and failure to look at it as a passing issue, a phase, or anything other than a disease unto itself is leading us on a dangerous path. Hear about some tools to help us identify the problem, work with our doctors to name it, and come up with a recovery plan.
    Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music and Alexa. DM us after you’ve listened to tell us what you think, or email us at salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.com.



    Mecca a Journey Through Time: https://lightartvr.com/#:~:text=Our%20revolutionary%20project%20%E2%80%9CMecca%3A%20A,greatest%20hub%2C%20then%20and%20nowDSM IV criteria on addiction: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92053/table/ch2.t5/ Yale Food Addiction Scale: https://www.centrahealth.com/sites/default/files/yale-food-addiction-scale.pdf Food Addiction: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/mental-health-food-addiction Find out more about burning energy from Fit Muslimah: @fitmuslimahWeb: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.comSupport the show

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    BONUS episode: Naming & Treating Addiction: Muslim Barriers Study

    BONUS episode: Naming & Treating Addiction: Muslim Barriers Study

    We have a BONUS episode for you this week! There’s explicit content so please be mindful of tiny ears within listening range.
    Salah Abu Muna shares his research study that seeks to determine the need for Muslim-centered substance abuse recovery. He needs 10 more Muslim subjects by May 31st and it’s a paid study to boot! Twelve steps isn’t the only way; find out why! We pray this episode will get him the data set he needs to provide a critical resource to Muslim Americans in crisis. Ameen.
    Hear about Salah’s personal experience with addiction, the near death experience that fueled his spiritual and physical recovery, as well as his passion for Addiction Studies. His will be the first of many surveys to inform the foundation for Muslim American substance abuse treatment insha’Allah.
    Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, ask Alexa, or click on the link in our bio. Share this episode with a friend who may be contemplating an end to their substance use or abuse, or a mom whose loved one may be in crisis.
    Note: In this episode, it’s “carotid,” not “cathartic” artery.
    Learn about Better Conduct and participate in the Barriers to Muslim Addiction study TODAY deadline 5/31: https://betterconduct.org/Dr. Malik Badri bio: https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/the-father-of-modern-islamic-psychology-dr-malik-badri-s-legacy-44255 Institute for Social Policy & Understanding: https://www.ispu.org/substance-abuse-and-addiction-in-the-muslim-community/ Learn about Millati Islami: https://www.millatiislami.org/Get 24/7 help finding addiction recovery help at SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline or call 1-800-662-HELPWeb: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: salam@mommyingwhilemuslim.comFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1w 
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Love this show. Thanks and keep it going forever please :)

rbouhanda ,

The friends I wish I had

Love hearing the conversations of the cohosts. The sisters are the friends I wish I had at my mosque. Being a convert/ revert and be very isolating and with these ladies I feel like I belong, thank you.

sugarlandsara ,

Vital + non-judgmental conversations about hard topics for Muslim moms

Thoroughly love the deep dive into difficult topics through the lens of Islam but done in a ground-breaking earnest, kind and non-preachy way. These beautiful mamas are having hard conversations that we’re all grappling with!

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