Welcome to the "Growing Up Halal" podcast! Hosted by Sulphia, Hanan, Amena, and Aisha, GUH is a podcast dedicated to creating a reassuring voice for young Muslim girls across the country who feel unheard, underrepresented, and deprived of a platform they could truly relate to. With every episode, our team adds to a collection of stories and interviews relating to the Muslim-American experience! Email us at [email protected] with suggestions! Instagram: @growinguphalal_ Cover Art by https://twitter.com/claireiosity, https://magesup.tumblr.com
Muslimah Businesswomen | Ishq By Sajid
15:31Growing Up Halal presents our new series, Muslimah Business Owners! For our first episode we feature Isha Sajid who owns Ishq by Sajid (@ishqbysajid ) a custom nike sneaker design brand on Etsy. Join Ashiyana and Isha for a discussion on how to grow your business, manage customers and keep your faith central to your business!
Back To School!
57:00Join our full Growing Up Halal team in our Back to School episode! We talk about procrastinating on our summer reading assignments and college apps, how to convince your parents to let you dorm, transitioning to college, the struggle that is senior year, shopping for modest fashion clothes this season (especially when all there these days are crop tops and mani skirts 😭), finding our friends group(s), our goals for the year and much more. Grab a cup of tea and sit down with us as we get ready for a new school year!
Understanding the Palestinian Occupation & the Importance of Activism
1:19:58In this episode, Hanan and Ashiyana are joined by Hannah Shraim, a Palestinian activist in the community to discuss and inform the public of the ongoing occupation, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid against the Palestinian people. These three cover topics such as the media distortion of the issue, false narratives, current events, and action the individuals can take towards putting an end to Palestinian opression.
Being A Muslimah Athlete: Balancing Faith and Sports
57:33In this episode, Sulphia (fencing) and Amena (lacrosse) are joined by guest Amirah Ahmed (track and field, cross country) to talk about the Muslimah athlete experience! From discussing the struggles of finding suitable, modest athletic wear (spoiler alert: we got a lot to say about the Nike hijab 👀), to telling stories of the awkward situations they’ve had with male coaches, teammates and referees, to encouraging listeners to gain the courage speak with your coach and catch prayers on time during practice hours, to learning how to continue training while fasting during Ramadan, these three cover it all!
Hyper Visibility or Invisibility: Muslims in Media and Film
1:16:31In today’s episode, Sulphia and Hanan are joined by Pashmina Khan, a senior in high school who will be majoring in journalism and film at NYU in the fall! Together, they discuss their takes on how Muslims have been portrayed in popular movies, tv shows, books, and the news cycle!
What I Wish I Knew in High School
1:19:16In today’s episode, Amena and Hanan were accompanied by Aronno Shafi, a senior at NYU! She was able to share with us a bunch of things she wish she had done as a high school student, and gave us so many tips on things ranging from interviews to financial management as a young muslimah! Tune in to this episode to learn more about these tips and to hear about Aronno’s art business and other fun experiences, including studying aboard in Europe!
A Conversation On Anti-Blackness in the Muslim Community + How To Be An Ally to the Black Community
37:51In this episode, Sulphia and Aisha are joined by Sammi and Meena for a discussion often put to the side in the Muslim community: anti-blackness. Part of Growing Up Halal’s mission is to create a safer and open community and the first step is having discussions that are ignored and overlooked. Listen to understand how to begin to become an ally to the Black community.
Wait... she’s building a school?!!!
1:06:03In today’s episode, Sulphia and Amena are joined by guest, Hira Peracha. Hira has been dedicated to service and is working on building a school in Pakistan while running her non-profit, Illuminate Light Foundation. She is a published author working in healthcare. In this episode, we discuss how service can aid our self development and the lessons Hira has learned along the way!
Positivity in 2021: Toxic or Harmless?
31:17In today’s episode, Aisha, Amena, Hanan, and Sulphia read about and discuss the term “toxic positivity,” which often facilities the societal pressure we experience on social media and at school, and significantly harms self-growth. Reflecting on our own experience with this concept, we talk about how we hope to address toxic positivity going into the new year.