I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)

I'm A Muslim (And That's Okay!)

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.

Episodes

November 25, 2022 39 min

In this episode of my 'Gift of the Gab' segment, I interview DEI Practitioner, Rahimeh Ramizany, and we discuss the importance of being inclusive in the workplace to the religious needs of practicing minority groups.  Specializing in religious inclusivity for minorities, Rahimeh helps companies create an environment that is accepting and accommodating for workers of Faith.

You can also watch this episode here: https://youtu....

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In this episode of the Gift of the Gab, I interview, Nahela Morales, well known
in Muslim circles as a public speaker, humanitarian and co-founder of the
Muslim convert organization, EMBRACE.

But what most people don't know is that as a child, she had been in the U.S.
foster care system and we closely examine her experience with the system and what
we can do to make it better!

You can also watch this episode on my YouTube Channel he...

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October 28, 2022 12 min

You know I'll never miss a chance to share a good, spooky story! And this year, for Halloween,  I decided to do a little bit of online hunting for some ghostly tales from other parts of the world!
From Venezuela to Myanmar, I got your global, spooky fix right here in this episode!

Also, I didn't share ALL of the stories I found, so if you want to read the rest of them, you can find them on these links:
https://www.holbrooktrav...

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This week I interview foster parent and co-founder of the Muslim Foster Care Association, Dr. Sameena Zahoor. We talk about how she went into fostering and how that led to the creation of the MFCA and delve into the real need for licensed foster parents, especially within the Muslim community.

You can also watch this episode here: https://youtu.be/32iwCR8aswk

To find out more about of what the Muslim Foster Care Association does and ...

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Calling all my fantasy nerds!!

I'm so happy to have on this "The Whole Muslim" episode fantasy cosplayer and Tiktoker, A'isha Saleh!

Join us as we talk about her inherited passion for all things fantasy and how that and the deep desire to see more Muslim women representation in popular media inspired her to create her AMAZING, hijab-friendly fantasy cosplay videos!

This episode is best watched because I do show some of...

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In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview fellow podcaster, RJ Zimmerman, who documents his journey of sobriety in his podcast "Untapped Keg".

Me and RJ discuss all that he has learned on his journey and how that has also uncovered a simultaneous exploration of emotional wellness for him.

We delve deep into how that has changed him and how other men could benefit from emotional healing.

You can also watch this episode he...

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*TRIGGER WARNING* : Sexual Assault Discussion. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

In this episode of Gift of the Gab, I interview founder and CEO of the Buddy Speaks Foundation, Shariea Shoatz, and how she works to raise awareness against childhood
sexual abuse.
 
Shariea has also authored the book "My Voice is my Super Power" which is an invaluable tool to help parents arm children with the body safety rules, so they do not fall ...

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My very first "The Whole Muslim" segment for Season 6 and I am overjoyed to have with me Chaplain Sondos Kholaki!

Join me in my conversation with Sondos and how chaplaincy became a part of her life and how she helps to bring spiritual comfort to those in crisis.

You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/97tIGaCN9ks

You can use these links to follow her or get in touch with Chaplain Sondos Kholaki on social m...

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August 5, 2022 5 min

I never left over the Summer, but I'm back anyway!

An intro to what has conspired this past Summer, in terms of surprise episode releases and new video segment and what's coming up! And if you have any suggestions for guests or how to improve my current segments please feel free to send me a DM on my social medias or email me at: shehla.faizi01@gmail.com

You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a6gxhvZ...

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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 ther...

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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 oft...

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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/uha41gtb...

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April 29, 2022 9 min

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 th...

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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

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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 mo...

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March 18, 2022 62 min

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...

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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. ...

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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...

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February 4, 2022 7 min

****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 ...

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December 31, 2021 11 min

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 ...

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