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Naptime is Sacred was created to share the stories of AMAZING Muslim Women to motivate and inspire women to take time outside of their responsibilities to do things that allow them to have their own interest, passions and personal growth.

Naptime is Sacred was created to share the stories of AMAZING Muslim Women to motivate and inspire women to take time outside of their responsibilities to do things that allow them to have their own interest, passions and personal growth.
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Naptime is Sacred was created to share the stories of AMAZING Muslim Women to motivate and inspire women to take time outside of their responsibilities to do things that allow them to have their own interest, passions and personal growth.




Insider tips on landing your dream job with international HR industry and recruitment expert Deqa Gelle

Today we have a very interesting and eye-opening episode with Deqa Gelle. Gelle is the founder and owner of One Stone HR and has 10 years of professional experience working in the Recruitment and HR industry and has worked for corporations in London UK, Toronto, and Hong Kong. In this episode, Deqa shares with us very important ideas and tips on job seeking and business startup. Deqa specializes in the hiring process and by connecting all the missing dots in the résumé and most importantly,...


Episode 50 Eid Memories

Eid Memories Past and Present Multiple guests discuss the importance of Eid and creating memories. Guests Diverse Author Rahma Roodah The host of the Book Nomad Podcast Amina Muslim Digital Marketer Kulsum The host of The Rogue Muslim Podcast Samiyyah Omar Usman...


Episode 49 How to amplyfy the blessings of the last 10 nights of Ramadan with Ustadha Fatima Lette

In this interesting episode we have with us Ustadha Fatima Lette. Fatima is a graduate from Kennesaw State University with a BA in Psychology. Fatima talks in depth about the importance of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and how to prepare and get to that stage easier. She touches on the importance of making Duas for ourselves as well as for others and shares some warm Duas. She also talks to us about her experience at Qalam Insititute and how it makes her a better person. She is currently an...


Episode 48: How can you fulfill your spirituality during Ramadan when you can’t fast or pray? with Ustadha Aatifa Shareef

Ramadan Mubarak everyone, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ustadha Aatifa Shareef from Qalam Insitute, Ustadha Aatifa just finished her Masters in clinical psychology from the University of Dallas as well as an Alimiyah student at the Qalam Seminary. Born and raised in Columbus, OH, she graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. She is working to combine her two fields of study by understanding psychology in an Islamic context and...


Episode 47 Delightfully combining eastern and western recipes with Zakiya Master ( Blend Of Spice)

Ramadan Mubarak Joining us today is Zakiya Master. Zakiya was a bio major interested in experiments before she became a spice enthusiast, recipe developer, food stylist and lover of all things food. Zakiya uses her bio chemistry knowledge to combine her East meets West fusions, where mixing her Pakistani heritage with her birth and upbringing in the States gives a fusion of what would normally not be paired. She talks to us about what led her to a food specialist, shares prepping tips for...


Episode 46 Afra, Mom blogger turned Doula shares the importance of supporting women through birth and postpartum.

Today we talk with Afra. Afra is a Blogger, a Birth Postpartum Doula and soon to be Breastfeeding Educator. She has 3 children 5 and under and is based in California. She loves everything birth, breastfeeding and baby wearing and is a huge advocate for supporting women (especially mothers) and making sure they are supported through their journeys. Whether it’s advice on preparation for baby during pregnancy, to postpartum issues, or just general mental health advice, Afra loves to be there....


Episode 45 Why it's important to take time for yourself as a mom with Sabah Chaudhry

Joining us today from Houston, Texas is Sabah Chaudhry co-founder of the organization Moms Matter. A support group that caters moms and helps them in various aspects of motherhood. Sabah grew up in northern New Jersey and got her BS in Engineering from Rutgers University has. She has been an educator and a stay at home mom and talks to us in detail of the support Moms Matter offers and touches on various daily issues moms can have and how to get through them with support groups like...


How Muslim women entrepreneurs can achieve financial independance with Sudduf Wyne (Salaam Sudduf)

In today's episode we are glad to talk with Sudduf Wyne. Sudduf has an MBA and is now a successful business coach and brand strategist. Sudduf I helps Muslim mom entrepreneurs achieve financial independence so that they can lead a happy and fulfilling life, while pleasing God, raising good children and helping community. She talks to us about her journey from a store owner to what she is now and shares tips on marketing, learning strategies and how to move forward towards our goals. How...


Episode 43 The importance of mindset and mental state on health and wellness with Ayan Hassan

Our guest today is Ayan Hassan. Ayan has a professional background in finance but is also a certified Holistic health and wellness coach who is passionate about helping women focus on their health and well being. Ayan talks to us about how she naturally reversed her hypothyroidism and touches on important aspects on health and wellness giving us eye opening information. Ayan’s passion and enthusiasm to help others started about 8 years ago when she was able to naturally reverse and cure her...


Episode 42 Fitness, Mental Health and building a platform for those who need it with coach Ola (befit4akhirah)

Coach Ola is a ACE certified personal trainer and fitness specialist. Ola shares with how she went through hard times and got through mental health problems while trying to fit in to the community starting when she moved from Syria to the US. She explains how she overcame those issues and shares valuable tips on self help, exercise and talks to us about her fitness program that helps bring purpose to life. She also touches on her Ramadan Challenge. Coach Ola is graduated from George Mason...


Episode 41: AMA How do you start a podcast and is it hard?

Today’s episode is a solo one. I get asked tons of questions about podcasting and I thought why not get a few more by asking on Instagram, and I added some of those questions to this podcast as well as others I’ve gotten over the years. I was inspired to start a podcast after listening to a few podcasts and falling in love with that method of storytelling, and it resonated with me because that’s how I grew up listening to my parents, aunts, uncles share stories, poetry etc. Its been...


Episode 40: How to become a writer, and help other women achieve their goals with Na'ima B. Robert

Joining us today is award-winning author Na'ima B. Robert. Na’ima is the author of the best seller “From My SIsters Lips” and founding editor of 'SISTERS', the magazine for fabulous Muslim women. Na’ima shares her story of her early stages of writing up to how she became a coach offering world class writing courses that focus on helping others develop their writing skills. She shares tips on how to release mindset and be a successful writer and touches on how to overcome fear by believing...


Episode 39 Creating and sharing content that can bring community closer with Hafsa Rana

In this episode of the Naptime Is Sacred Podcast we talk with Hafsa Rana. Hafsa is a mom that foun a way to succeed from home using the internet. Hafsa is a blogger and content creation strategist. She focuses on sharing content that helps moms be happy, love themselves and also leverage the power of content creation to serve others and transform lives. Hafsa talks about how she started writing and blogging, touches on the challenges an ordinary mom faces in order to overcome difficulties...


Ep 38 Writing about marginalized communities with Kaya Gravitter

Today our guest is 25 year old convert to Islam Kaya Gravitter. Kaya is a writer and is currently working on publishing her first novel. Kaya also writes poetry and has written articles published on The Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, and She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Studies and is an activist for change, in hopes of a better world. Kaya touches on her early experiences when converting from Christianity to Islam and talks about some of the...


Interracial Marriage - Husband/Wife Episode

On this episode, I'm joined by my husband Omar to answer the questions you've sent in regarding interracial marriage We talk about Cultural compatibility Things to consider about interracial marriage Dealing with challenges Raising kids ...and much more You can see Omar's work at #naptimeissacredpodcast #muslimpodcast #podcasthost #muslimmom #interracialmarriage #interracialfamily #mixedkids #muslimcontent #naptimeissacred #blackpodcaster #sharedexperience...


Episode 37 What is vaginal steaming and how can it improve feminine health with Sabrina

Sabrina is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Vaginal Steam Facilitator based in Wisconsin. After going through her own journey of fertility issues, menstrual cycle issues and postpartum anxiety, she decided to further her studies in women's health so that she could help others witness their own healing naturally as she did. Her in-person and online practice is dedicated to women's health, specifically menstrual health and wellness. She offers holistic health coaching services as well as...


Episode 35 With Guest Kulsoom Kazim- Life Coach Identifying limiting beliefs

Topic: Why it is important to identify limiting beliefs, become confident and comfortable with yourself prior to getting married. The main idea is that you have to BECOME the person that you want to marry so focus on that and marriage will eventually happen. * Community and Societies impact on the Single Muslim women mental and emotional health. * Becoming the best version of yourself before you look for the “perfect guy" * How to become confident by turning negative affirmations into...


Episode 34 with Idil Farah Nutritionist Fast Don't Feast

Idil Farah is a Nutritionist who is passionate about helping women focus on eating nourishing and regenerating foods that promote health. Her approach is not confined to food and is more of a holistic one. "I try to help my clients reach optimum health by bringing balance back to all the different areas of their life." Idil Farah Idil and I discussed her holistic lifestyle and how she learned to heal her gut with nutrients. Ramadan Is here and she shares how she has prepared for it a month...


Episode 33 with Roun Said: Positive and Gentle Parenting

Episode 33 with Roun Said Positive and Gentle Parenting Whether you're a parent now or inshaAllah will be one in the future Roun shares her advice and tips on how to have a great impact on our children's life now so that they are resilient Positive adults later. * What Is positive/gentle parenting * Why is it so important * How to use this method from your toddlers to teenagers. * Rouns tips and advice on becoming a THerapist/ Health Coach. * Bonus Rapidfire * Roun Said, M.S.Ed, LPCC is a...


Episode 32 With Guest Nobera Chowdhury Counsellor and Life Coach: Emotional Self-care.

Episode 32 With Guest Nobera Chowdhury Counsellor and Life Coach: Emotional Self-care. Nobera Chowdhury is a Counsellor and Life Coach. She assists stressed, unhappy, burnt out Muslim women who want to discover a way to manage their anxiety, frustration, and feelings of depression by taking charge of their life so they can build a life and the relationships that they dream of. She is also the co-author of an ebook called, "From Burnout to Bliss: A Muslim Woman's Guide to Self Care". She has...