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It's easy to be afraid of the Muslim around the corner, but let me tell ya', we're just here for the food!A speak easy where I will talk about almost everything in life from the perspective of a Muslim in the U.S.

It's easy to be afraid of the Muslim around the corner, but let me tell ya', we're just here for the food!A speak easy where I will talk about almost everything in life from the perspective of a Muslim in the U.S.


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It's easy to be afraid of the Muslim around the corner, but let me tell ya', we're just here for the food!A speak easy where I will talk about almost everything in life from the perspective of a Muslim in the U.S.




Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Moving Away from the Conservative Right with Michael Rose

I'm still on vacation and I don't work on vacation! But sometimes some interviews happen that are timely and the discussion is important. That was the case with this "Gift of the Gab" with fellow podcaster, Michael Rose. Listen in as we talk about how he went from the conservative right to more center leaning, including discussions on the recent overturning of Roe Vs. Wade and gun-control in America (or the lack thereof!). You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel here:...


Gift of the Gab!: Talking About "Orphan Cancers" with Madeleine Kanai

LAST EPISODE OF THE SEASON! That's right I'll be taking a break for the Summer and be back in August. BUT that doesn't mean I'm gonna leave y'all empty handed! In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview a dear mom-friend, Madeleine Kanai, who was also recently diagnosed and treated for a rare type of blood cancer. We discuss the difficulties in getting initial diagnoses for less well-known cancers and the often prohibitive cost of cancer treatment! You can also watch this episode on...


Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Living with a Chronic Illness With Julianna Coughlin

In this week's episode of "Gift of the Gab!" I talk to I talk to fellow podcaster, dietitian, and marathon runner, Julianna Coughlin, who also happens to live with the chronic illness, Ankylosing Spondylitis. We banter a little about the Harry Potter fandom, and delve deep into the everyday struggles that come with living with an invisible illness. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/uha41gtbNlQ You can read more about Ankylosing Spondylitis here:...


Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Prayer

Almost to the end of Ramadan! And here it is the final episode for this month which delves into some of the prayer practices of Muslims during the Holy month. I hope this series has given y'all a little deeper insight into Ramadan and how it is more than just fasting. You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/hYexQgnL9Gw If you enjoy the content I create please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on your preferred platform and on YouTube. This helps...


Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Practice

In the second part of this year's Ramadan episode I go into some of the practices of charity, and prayer Muslims do in Ramadan as a means of earning greater good deeds. A look at how Ramadan is more than just fasting from fasting from dawn to dusk! You can also watch this solo episode on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/2Qcp3yrqwhw Support the show (https://paypal.me/creativecookiejar?locale.x=en_US)


Let's Talk About Ramadan: The Purpose

It's that time of year again! Your friendly, neighborhood Muslims are gonna start fasting again! Although, I've had Ramadan episodes every year, for two years now, but I don't think I've every talked about WHY we fast. So, this year I'm going to go into some of the reasons behind the fast for Muslims. This is part one of three episodes that will delve into Ramadan and some of what Muslims do during this sacred month. You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel:...


Ask A Muslim: With Guest Host, KC!

I'm back with my yearly "Ask A Muslim" segment where I answer all your questions about being Muslim. But this year I have with me a fellow-Muslim and guest host, KC! I mean why should I be the only one having fun doing this! So, join us as we both bring our opinions about being Muslim (and 90-day Fiance !) to the table! To send in your questions for future "Ask A Muslim", just email me at shehla.faizi01@gmail.com You can find the article referenced in this episode here:...


Gift of The Gab: Talking About Alternative Muslim Lifestyles, TikTok Fame and Spiritual Abuse with Aicha Lasfar

In this season's very first 'Gift of the Gab', I talk to artist and a creator on TikTok, Aicha Lasfar. We talk about her living the alternative, Muslim lifestyle and how she became embroiled in a little bit of controversy through expressing her opinions on Faith and noted religious figures in her TikTok videos. This episode explores the deep ins and outs of human prejudices and how it often blinds us to what reality is. That, in life, being a "good Muslim" is more than just about...


The Whole Muslim with Sabriah Bilal: Healing Hearts

When life comes at you in the most unexpected ways, you can either crumble to ashes or pick up your pieces and superglue yourself together. And the most inspiring people then vow to share their superglue with others who are cracked or broken. That is exactly what Sabriah Bilal did after her spouse ghosted her, three days after she gave birth to their 5th child! Join me as we go through Sabriah's journey of healing that led her to becoming a published author and a Life Coach. And now she...


Two years, Five Seasons And A Giveaway!

****GIVEAWAY CLOSED**** OMG!!!! I don't know how it happened, but it has been TWO years since I started podcasting! I started inside my walk-in closet with a lavalier mic and even though I have since upgraded to a (slightly) more professional space, I can't help but be grateful to all y'all for sticking with me for so long! Again I could not thank all my listeners enough for being with me all this time. And I hope I can continue to to entertain and inform. If you have any suggestions for...


Solo Episode: Bye 2021! (Year End Rant!)

The last episode of the year! Another year with the pandemic (albeit we did get the vaccine) and it still seems like people have learned very little from it! And, dangit, I'm mad as heck! And I will be ranting about it! But apart from my rant, I also need your help. I will be taking a short break in January, but I will be back in February 2022 with a giveaway! That's right! It's been almost two years since I started my podcast and I want to celebrate that! Although, I'm not sure what should...


Solo Episode: Me And My Neurodivergence

I'm back with another solo audio/video episode and this time I continue the theme of diversity of thought but specifically when it relates to being neurodivergent. I very recently found out (with the help of my friends online) that I had ADHD and it answered a whole lot of questions about myself. Join me as I delve deep into the beautiful mess that is being a person who is neurodivergent with ADHD. You can also watch this episode on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/qSM_i11_oaU Please...


What the Mug?!: It's A Solo Video!

It's been a while since I went solo! And for this episode I did something that I've been wanting to do for a while; make it a video episode too! So, now you want listen and watch this episode where I show off my mug collection and how it got me thinking about how we communicate our opinions with other people. So, go ahead, grab your very own mug, with your favorite beverage (I personally love tea!) and relax with this solo audio AND video episode! You can watch this episode on my YouTube...


Gift of the Gab: Talking About the Mental Health Crisis in LGBTQ+ Youth With Sobia Saleem and Sadie Hernandez

In this episode of GOG I have with me therapists in training, Sobia Saleem and Sadie Hernandez and we talk about the mental health risks faced by members of the Queer. We discuss the stigma that Queer youth face, especially if they are from Faith-based backgrounds, and for the need for empathy and inclusion for Queer youth. You can also Watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Je9qyJz6gQs Sadie and Sobia are therapists in training and you can find them on Instagram at:...


Halloween Episode: Spooky Story Anyone?!

This year, I decided to do a re-telling of one of my favorite spooky stories from my childhood, "Wolf Castle", a Eastern European folk tale that I saw an animated short of as a kid. So, sit back and enjoy this spooky tale of haunted statues, curses and stolen children! I unfortunately, could not find the animated short anywhere on the internet or the folk tale it was based on, but if after listening to this episode, if you can recognize the story and know a source for it, do send it to me...


The Whole Muslim with Aaliya Jaleel: Drawing Representation

This week I talk to the young, Muslim illustrator Aaliya Jaleel and how she took her talent of visual story-telling and used it to increase POC and Muslim representation in books and popular media! Some of Aaliya's hallmark work includes working for the Disney Junior show "Mira, Royal Detective" and illustrating books with Muslim and POC protagonists such as, "This Is Why We Pray", "The Ramadan Gift", "Muslim Girls Rise" and "Under My Hijab", and more! You can see Aaliya's work on her...


The Whole Muslim: Talking Domestic Violence with Khalidah Bilal

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness" month and I talk to the powerhouse that is Khalidah Bilal, a domestic abuse survivor and who now helps other domestic abuse victims through Huma-Faith and her DAAWN (Domestic Abuse Against Women Nullified) initiative. This is a raw conversation about some of her own experience with domestic abuse and why it is so hard for victims to escape their circumstances. But that doesn't mean that there isn't hope. If you or someone you know is in a domestic...


Gift of the Gab!: Talking About Cancer With Helen King

In this week's 'Gift of the Gab!', I invite the host of the podcast, "The C Word" and cancer survivor, Helen King. I talk to Helen about the impact of cancer on not just people's bodies but their personal lives as well. We delve deep into the raw parts of how cancer is such a deeply taboo subject for so many, and how can we look beyond our own fears of the disease to help those impacted by it. To watch this interview with close captioning on the "I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)" YouTube...


Gift of the Gab!: Uzma Jafri and Zaiba Hasan

This week I bring you a brand new segment called "Gift of the Gab!". I've noticed that a lot of times people are not sure how to have good, solid, eye-opening conversations with other people. With this segment I hope to encourage thought provoking discussions and bring to light unique insights through my guests! And what better first guests than fellow podcasters! This week I'll be having my conversation with co-hosts of the podcast, Mommying While Muslim, Uzma Jafri and Zaiba Hasan! So...


The Whole Muslim with Tania Ahmed: Mistress of Her Craft

This week I interview Tania Ahmed, an art and craft video content creator on her journey to how she got to where she is now and how that shattered all expectations, including her own! Tania Ahmed creates online arts and crafts videos (and teaches her craft live as well!), you can find her amazing work on: https://taniaahmedcreative.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taniaahmed/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/taniaahmedcreative Her Podcast: www.thecraftermath.com Join us as we...