Join Asmaa Hussein, Eman Ahmed, and Zainab Zafar, a Toronto-based trio of racially diverse Muslim women, discuss social issues within the Muslim and Canadian communities that are rarely discussed openly within our families and religious circles. On this show they will provide a space for Muslims to listen to a variety of topics that truly reflect the experiences of Muslim Women who otherwise feel underrepresented by mainstream media and community leaders.
Final Episode Season 2- Reflection- Pandemic and Beyond
22:45In this final episode of Season Two, we discuss the many lessons we learned during the pandemic. We also discuss the reflection on 2021, the pandemic, the loss of loved ones, the resiliency we have shown, and the revival of beautiful bonds of family and friends. We also talk about the various goals and resolutions we have for 2022. Listen in and let us know what you think.
Scratching the Surface - Performative Anti-Racism Work
39:42In today’s episode, we will discuss performative anti-racist work in the Muslim community. We know racism runs rampant in our Muslim community. Due to the lasting impact of colonialism, racism is deeply entrenched in our communities, sometimes the practices are covert. This is a needed topic. It leads us to ask many critical questions. Are we starting to scratch the surface? What actions can we take to build solidarity and bridges with the Black Muslim community? How are we responding to the anti-racism work? Is the mosque taking a proactive approach to addressing racism? Tune in to listen to our discussion and what actions can we take to address this relevant topic.
Is Worship Difficult?
29:17In this episode, we will discuss worship and the difficulties it brings. Is worship supposed to be easy? Or does it require a struggle? What aspects of worship are difficult? Does the struggle in worship bring us peace and tranquillity? Or perhaps more rewards? Tune in to listen to our discussion on these questions raised. Let’s stay real with our conversation and give people more room to express themselves. Don't forget to tell us on Instagram your thoughts and feedback!
The Forgotten Muslims
29:40In this episode, we speak with Melissa McLetchie, a revert sister, a Ph.D. candidate, a wife and an amazing mother of two girls. Melissa is a strong advocate for prison reform and abolition and uses her experiences of being in a 20-year relationship with a Muslim man who has a history of imprisonment to guide her research. In 2020 she completed a Mitacs funded research study exploring the experiences of racialized women supporting an imprisoned loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, she spoke about her lived experiences, the inequities of Muslim prisoners and her advocacy work. Melissa is an advocate for prison abolition and a scholar-activist. Please visit Melissa's website for more information regarding her work. www.melissamcletchie.com
Making Empowered Choices
35:47In this episode, we will speak of empowered choices. Enjoy the genuine discussion with two podcasters from, The Coffee With Cream Podcast, Roda Omer and Bilqees Quick. Tune in to listen to what is an empowered choice? How do we know if we made the right choice? What are the motivations behind our empowered choices? How are my choices affecting others? So many gems in one episode. Tune in to listen to an inspirational and insightful conversation with Roda and Bilqees.
Finding Joy in the Little Things
29:35Today we are chatting about finding joy in the little things. The past few years have been quite a change for many of us. With the pandemic, our lives have been so out of control. Many of us are actively seeking relief and joy. In this episode, we will discuss what brings us joy. Tune in to the episode to find out what brings us joy. Also, don't forget to tell us on Instagram - what brings you joy?
The Search for Love as a Single Muslim in 2022 - Part 2
24:48In today's episode, Huda and Asmaa discuss the complexities of searching for love as a single Muslim. They address the critical questions raised and share their genuine responses. Tune in to listen more.Thank you for listening. Don't forget to leave a review and subscribe and connect with us on Instagram @themusimintheroom
Season 2 - Welcome Back
12:55Episode One - WELCOME BACK Salaam and welcome to The Muslim in the Room. In this episode, enjoy the conversation on the updates on our lives and, welcoming you all to season two. We are back now with many stories, guest speakers and thought-provoking conversations. Thank you for listening don't forget to leave a review and subscribe and connect with us on Instagram @themusimintheroom
Thank you for listening to season 1
2:37We finished our first season we recorded some awesome podcasts for you guys we talked about everything that we could think of from amazing topics like the BLM movement in the Muslim community, what we should do about Muslim influencers taking off their hijabs, self-care, how to battle the idea of being a perfect parent, Muslim business practices, the pandemic burnout and so much more.We hope that season 2 is going to be even more beneficial. Please Subscribe, share the show with your friends and family, and follow us on Instagram. We appreciate your feedback and comments and let us know how we're doing and let us know the topics that you would like to hear on season two. As we enter the last 10 nights of Ramadan we wish you all the very best, May all your prayers and duas be accepted. We will be signing off for the rest of the month so that we can maximize our Ramadan and so that we can actually practice what we preach as well and take some self-care.Connect with us on Instagram to let us know what other topics you'd like us to discuss in season two
Ramdan, How to have a balanced month
22:04We know that when we spread goodness and when we spread advice and people take it and people incorporate it that or we teach people something that we get the reward for them learning it and then applying.But at the same time how much is too much inspiration consumption on social media and group chats?How do we achieve a balance between enjoining in the good of Ramadan and its ibadah with our friends and loved ones but at the same time keep our perspective in check when we see other people's deeds and actions?Thank you for listening don't forget to subscribe. leave a review and come hang out with us on Instagram