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The DOPE Muslim Woman Podcast

The DOPE Muslim Woman Podcast

By Sabria Mills
This podcast is designed to show the power of owning who you are and standing in our own truth on our path towards greatness. Muslim women are owning their own narrative and smashing myths about what it means to be visibly Muslim in America. We will discuss navigating our relationships, finding our authentic voice, and living our dreams without compromising own identity.
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The Power of The Latina Muslim Woman
Being a Latina muslimah isn’t given the visibility that it deserves. Yeah, we’ve had a few articles written and some press once in a blue moon but nothing really that shows how normal and common it is to be Latina and muslim at the same time. Join Halleema Munoz for a candid conversation about the truth about being a Latina Muslim woman in America!
48:37
July 23, 2020
My Journey to Islam
We all have different pathways to Islam but conversion to Islam among African-Americans is a significant feature of American Islamic life. Join Nina Blaylock, as she tackles a poignant discussion about her childhood trauma, abuse, and her journey to Islam.  Links: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Nina-One-Blaylock/dp/1517294312
1:04:58
July 15, 2020
The Power to Release & Heal
After a traumatic event, we may feel stuck in neutral. We find it nearly impossible to move on and move forward with our lives. Getting one foot in front of the other is a lot easier said than done. After experiencing emotional trauma, a lot of us may dwell on that person, place, thing or situation. We often wonder if there was anything we could have done differently that would have led to a different result. We beat ourselves up over things that we may or may not have control over. Links: Website: https://www.tasleemjamila.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Wo1hz60NAtLfzk2p7VXiQ
59:42
June 23, 2020
Keeping Our Children Safe
Sexual abuse can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic group, religion or culture. There is no foolproof way to protect children from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce this risk. Join Shariea Shoatz, founder of Buddy Speaks and Author of "My Voice is My Superpower," as she discusses a difficult but necessary topic of childhood sexual abuse.   Links: 1) Contact Shariea Shoatz directly to buy My Voice is MY Superpower.  *You may cashapp $buddyspeaks $17.99 for your copy of the book 2) Email: sharieashoatz@gmail.com 3) FB Shariea Shoatz 4) IG @shariea_shoatz
57:47
June 18, 2020
The Pressure to Stay Beautiful
Slavery, racism, and White supremacy have had lasting negative effects on Black identity. The devaluation of African physical features, including hair, came as a result of being thrust into a cultural context where Blackness exists as the antithesis of beauty. Join Ziyadah Deen as she tackles a necessary conversation around beauty, black hair, and self-love.  Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hairbyziyadah/?hl=en Website: www.hairbyziyadah.com 
1:04:03
June 17, 2020
The Visual Power of the Woman
Women are powerful beings crafted beautifully by the Most High. Allah offers the woman many gifts, which she uses to bring peace, calm, and beauty to this world. One of her powers is her visual essence. Beautiful is a woman who has a distinctive personality; one who can laugh at anything, including themselves, and one who is especially kind and caring to others. She is a woman, who above all else, knows the value of having fun, and not taking life too seriously. She is a woman that you can trust and count on to brighten your day. She is a woman who can inexplicably make you feel really good just by being around her, and yet brings such great sadness when she is gone. Links: Website: https://venusvisualsonline.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venusvisuals/?hl=en
51:07
June 16, 2020
Why Are You Still Single Bro?
More and more men are seeking to be single in today’s society. Today’s men are looking for life partners, not domestic liabilities. That means that each person comes into the relationship giving all they have to make the relationship work. Join Shannaan Dawda, fitness and financial coach, as he dives into a conversation about being a single Muslim man in today’s society. Links: Boom Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Paychecks-Power-Unlock-Wealth-Building-ebook/dp/B00U9AMSX8 Website: http://frompaycheckstopower.com/shannaan-dawda-bio Instagram: @shannaandawda
45:39
June 10, 2020
The Truth About Plural Marriages
What is the meaning of plural marriage? Plural marriage is polygyny but for the purpose of this podcast, we are defining plural marriage as polygyny with multiple co-wives at different times during the marriage. Join Zahra Abdullah, as she tackles this personal and difficult conversation. Links: Instagram: 
1:00:56
June 4, 2020
Can Polygyny Be Peaceful?
Polygyny has several economic, social, and health advantages over monogamy. In most cultures, women contribute significantly to the wealth of the household and can thus materially benefit from the labour of an additional spouse. Where mortality rates of men consistently exceed those of women, polygyny can be seen as a resolution to the “deficit” of males and the “surplus” of females. Join Mecca Nandi, Holistically Healing Hearts & Renewing H.E.R (Healthy Emotional Resilience) coach who specializes in Co•Wife Coaching, for a discussion you don't want to miss. Links: Website: https://www.meccanandi.com/about Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecowifecoach/about/?ref=page_internal
1:03:48
June 3, 2020
Is Monogamy a Dirty Word?
"Two years into my marriage, I received the shock of my life. I discovered that my husband and the father to my newborn son, had been unfaithful. The next two years would be spent repairing the damage that had been done. But most importantly, to get to the root of where our relationship had gone wrong. What I discovered would leave me floored. Including the fact that a hijab-clad former friend had been the culprit. Her point of entry? A “sext” message, and a request to be his second wife. It was only by the grace of God, that I, and my marriage survived. And now I want to pass these lessons onto you. Whether you are thinking about marriage, or already married, inshallah this book will give you the tools to properly combat the “Polygamy Problem,” currently plaguing our communities. If you are a polygamist, or interested in it, inshallah this book will help you to see the hurt and destruction it can cause, if you don’t handle it correctly," Khadijah Rashid Hudson states in her synopsis of "Keep Your Muslim Man Monogamous: A Muslim Girl's Guide To Avoiding Polygamy" Join The Dope Muslim Woman Podcast, as we dive into a candid conversation on polygamy with Khadijah Rashid.  Links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Your-Muslim-Man-Monogamous-ebook/dp/B082856Y1H Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muslimahmatchmaker/
51:08
June 1, 2020
Ramadan Wisdom From Laila's Lunchbox
Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs. Join author Reem Faruqi, as she tackles a discussion about Laila's Lunchbox, motivating our children, and the journey to becoming an author on this amazing bonus episode. Links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lailahs-Lunchbox-Ramadan-Reem-Faruqi/dp/0884484319 Website: https://reemfaruqi.com/
37:07
May 22, 2020
Maintaining Our Emotional Well-being During Ramadan
Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Join Akanke Rasheed, as she dives into a discussion surrounding emotional well-being and spiritual and emotional intelligence.  Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akanke.tiamoyo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/99waystoknowallah/?hl=en Website: https://99waystoknowallah.com/
55:00
May 20, 2020
Healing Our Bodies Naturally During Ramadan
It is essential for us to understand the value and importance of treating our bodies well during Ramadan. A healthy body is an essential prerequisite to living our best spiritual lives and maintaining our spiritual practices. Join Jamilah Shakir, as she dives into a discussion on healing our bodies naturally.
55:00
May 19, 2020
Maintaining Our Mindset During Ramadan
Maintaining a positive attitude is critical when you want to achieve anything… or just to improve the quality of your life. Most success literature will talk about the power of positive thinking and how important it is. It’s often easier said than done. During Ramadan, it is even more essential for us to maintain a healthy and positive mindset. Join Lisset Kanzi-Belghiti, as she explores the importance of staying positive and making the best of this unique Ramadan.  Links:  FB: https://www.facebook.com/liss.kanzi
42:44
May 14, 2020
Maintaining Our Acts of Service During Ramadan
Kindness and community involvement are two things we should practice year-round, but during Ramadan, our acts of service are a lot more amplified. Join the Regional Director from ICNA Relief of Georgia, Shaykh Shamikh Sahadat as he discusses the vital importance of charity during Ramadan and the amazing efforts led by ICNA relief.  ICNA Relief provides social services across the U.S. to the underprivileged and those affected by natural disasters. ICNA Relief of Georgia currently offers a food pantry, ESL learning center, health clinic, women’s transitional housing, refugee services, and free backpack giveaways. Links: Website: https://www.icnarelief.org/where-we-work/georgia/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/icnaga/ Donate: https://www.icnarelief.org/donate/
44:11
May 13, 2020
Maintaining Our Spiritual Practices During Ramadan
It is through our own heartbreak and healing process where we truly meet Allah. Our spiritual practices and our ability to be gentle with ourselves allows us to witness Allah in the best of states. Join Zahra Haji-Noor, as she dives into an authentic discussion about seclusion, thikr, prayer, and the power of gentleness during this month.
51:19
May 12, 2020
Ramadan Series: Maintaining our Health and Choosing the Right Foods During Ramadan
We all know that weight loss is one of the possible physical outcomes of fasting during Ramadan, but there’s also a whole host of healthy changes going on behind the scenes. Join Yaqutullah Ibraheem, as she dives into a discussion about maintaining our health and choosing the right foods during the month of Ramadan. Links: Instagram: @yaqutu_nutritionprescriptions www.ramadanreset.com https;//linktr.ee/yaqufu_nutritionprescriptions
43:21
May 6, 2020
Maintaining Our Bodies During Ramadan by Staying Fit
Our Ramadan series is dedicated to uplifting the mind, body, and spirit. During a time of limited fitness due to COVID-19, Nura Goodson (founder of Muslimahs Endure) joins us to discuss the importance of staying fit, active, and healthy during Ramadan, she offers practical tips for any Muslim woman to implement. Links: Website: https://muslimahsendure.com/ IG: @muslimahendure facebook: https://www.facebook.com/muslimahsendure/
50:19
May 3, 2020
Maintaining Our Spirit During Ramadan
Ramadan is a month dedicated to maintaining our spirit and connection to Allah. Join Rukayat Yakub, as she explains the importance of gratitude, planning, connecting to the seerah, and managing our marital relationships during this month. Links: http://www.lightlegacybooks.com/home/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LightLegacyBooks/ Book Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Ahmadu-Bamba-Senegal-Rukayat-Yakub/dp/0977660729
51:17
April 27, 2020
The Truth Behind the Black Iftar
Black Iftar was created with the intention of celebrating a daily Ramadan ritual, the sunset meal with Black Muslims & their friends. Join the Dope Muslim Woman Podcast and Samira Abderrahman as we discuss the truth behind Black Iftar. Culture is extremely important to our audience and we know this discussion will keep you on the edge of your seat! Links: www.blackiftar.com Instagram: @blackiftar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackiftar/
51:43
April 25, 2020
*No Background Music* When Love Inspires: The Power to Bee True
If there's one thing in life I continuously look for and cannot live without, it's "inspiration." Our stories, experiences, pain, and joy are critical parts of our story and evolution. Join BiBi Watts, as she tackles an intimate and powerful story about self-discovery, finding your voice, and the  willingness to be loved deeply.  Links: Instagram: bibi_watts Facebook: www.facebook.com/coffeeandthedailygrind Website: www.bibiwatts.com
49:44
April 23, 2020
When Love Inspires
If there's one thing in life I continuously look for and cannot live without, it's "inspiration." Our stories, experiences, pain, and joy are critical parts of our story and evolution. Join BiBi Watts, as she tackles an intimate and powerful story about self-discovery, finding your voice, and the  willingness to be loved deeply.  Links: Instagram: bibi_watts Facebook: www.facebook.com/coffeeandthedailygrind Website: www.bibiwatts.com
49:51
April 22, 2020
*No background music* Saving Our Sons From the Criminal Justice System
Black men and boys face the highest risk of being killed by police–at a rate of 96 out of 100,000 deaths. The world is filled with a deep sense of lost and many are trying to understand how we got here. Join Naji Mujahid, Esq. as he tackles a difficult conversation about saving our sons from police brutality and the criminal justice system. Naji offers insightful and poignant legal advice on topics related to being pulled over by the police, navigating unnecessary police harassment, and staying out of jail.  Links Instagram: naji_mujahid_esq Facebook: www.facebook.com/runawayblood Blog: http://theunbrokensteed.blogspot.com/
52:55
April 21, 2020
Saving Our Sons From The Criminal Justice System
Black men and boys face the highest risk of being killed by police–at a rate of 96 out of 100,000 deaths. The world is filled with a deep sense of lost and many are trying to understand how we got here. Join Naji Mujahid, Esq. as he tackles a difficult conversation about saving our sons from police brutality and the criminal justice system. Naji offers insightful and poignant legal advice on topics related to being pulled over by the police, navigating unnecessary police harassment, and staying out of jail.  Links Instagram: naji_mujahid_esq Facebook: www.facebook.com/runawayblood Blog: http://theunbrokensteed.blogspot.com/
53:02
April 21, 2020
A Songwriter’s Journey *no background music*
Healing is a journey for each and everyone of us and many of use art as a tool to communicate the evolution of our heart and spirit. Art can be a calming and motivational outlet for many people. Research shows that art can have a powerful influence on a person’s well-being and outlook. Join Binta Kane, as she takes us through her personal journey of change from being a shy girl in the background to a beautiful songwriter and singer. Her story is transformative, awakening, and enlightening! Links: 1) Binta Kane's music can be found www.linktr.ee/_bintak 2) FB Binta Kane 3) IG @_bintak Eye Meets Soul https://instagram.com/eyemeetssoul?igshid=1bm763fitd0jc
53:06
April 20, 2020
A Songwriter's Journey: The Power to Create Your Own Story
Healing is a journey for each and everyone of us and many of use art as a tool to communicate the evolution of our heart and spirit. Art can be a calming and motivational outlet for many people. Research shows that art can have a powerful influence on a person’s well-being and outlook. Art therapy can help a body filled with stress and fear become relaxed and focused. Join Binta Kane, as she takes us through her personal journey of change from a shy girl in the background to a beautiful songwriter and singer. Her story is transformative, awakening, and enlightening! Links: 1) Binta Kane's music can be found www.linktr.ee/_bintak 2) FB Binta Kane 3) IG @_bintak Eye Meets Soul https://instagram.com/eyemeetssoul?igshid=1bm763fitd0jc
53:15
April 20, 2020
*No background music version* Maintaining our Mental Health through Stillness
In an age of global pandemics, relationship challenges, and political strife, we are challenged with managing the way we see our own mental health. Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects our ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Join Nasir Al-Amin, as he tackles the topic of mental health from a variety of perspectives. He tackles negative self-talk, self-acceptance, understanding our worth, navigating relationships, and political education. This is one episode you don't want to miss! Links: https://www.nasiralamin.com IG: @nasiralamin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nasiralamin.itsjustatest
1:19:52
April 19, 2020
Maintaining our Mental Health through Stillness
In an age of global pandemics, relationship challenges, and political strife, we are challenged with managing the way we see our own mental health. Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects our ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Join Nasir Al-Amin, as he tackles the topic of mental health from a variety of perspectives. He tackles negative self-talk, self-acceptance, understanding our worth, navigating relationships, and political education. This is one episode you don't want to miss! Links: https://www.nasiralamin.com IG: @nasiralamin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nasiralamin.itsjustatest
1:20:03
April 19, 2020
Navigating the Modest Fashion World
Lisa Vogl is an award winning international fashion photographer and founder of Verona Collection modest fashion brand. This episode highlights her journey on navigating the modest fashion work and beyond.
49:57
March 6, 2020
Pop-up Mini Episode: How People Pleasing led to the Creation of this Podcast
This pop-up mini episode features our host, Sabria Mills. As we anticipate the end of Season 1, our host drops a message to our guests and listeners about gratitude and reflection. Join Sabria, as she reflects on the importance of understanding that the desire to make others happy is merely a symptom of a deeper issue. She discusses people pleasing patterns, the importance of empowering other women, and living in an excellent manner.
22:53
March 5, 2020
The Journey to You: Self discovery, finding your purpose, and living life on your own terms.
Self-discovery means many things. It means finding your purpose in life (we all have a purpose), it means digging deep into your childhood and revealing the experiences that shaped you... good and bad. It means realizing what your beliefs are and living by them. Join Jamilah Bashir, as she discusses her journey towards self-discovery and identifying her life purpose.
1:01:06
March 1, 2020
Ask the Expert: “All relationships begin with the relationship you have with yourself”
Empowering other people is productive. But giving away your personal power sabotages your chances of success. As long as you allow other people to have a negative influence over the way you think, feel, and behave, you’ll struggle reach your greatest potential. Join relationship expert, Naaila Clay, as she clarifies many of lessons from our prior podcast episodes. She delves in to topics around self-compassion, single-hood, marriage, and divorce.
1:02:16
February 26, 2020
Being a Boss Muslim Woman
What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits are a determining factor in how successful you become. So before you let your hours drift away into a myriad of little things, wake up to the real purpose of your life. Shareefa Carrion from Muslimah Boss Network, as she tackles topics related to entrepreneurship, relationship balance, and the pursuit of our gifts.
55:05
February 20, 2020
Black Men Heal: The Power to Repair & Rebuild Relationships between Black Women and Men
In this latest episode, psychotherapist and founder of Black Men Heal; Tasnim Sulaiman address factors that lead to the breakdown in our relationships, generational trauma, and the power to heal. According to www.blackmenheal.org, Black Men Heal is a nonprofit that provides eight free one-on-one therapy sessions for men to talk about current or past thoughts, feelings, and experiences around issues such as masculinity; work/life balance; & relationship/family struggles.
1:03:51
February 15, 2020
Why aren’t you married sis?
“Marriage is half of your Deen,” is a concept that our community uses to pressure Muslim women into marrying before many are ready. There is an incredible and unrealistic fear surrounding single-hood amongst Muslim women. However, single life can be self-actualizing and enjoyable, but you need to embrace it first. By embracing your time being single, you will be more able to pursue your goals and work towards a more complete, fulfilling future. Join Sana Abdul-Malik, as she dives into a candid a discussion about improving our mindset around our single status and finding peace on our journey.
52:09
February 11, 2020
Mastering Motherhood
Join Racheal Paradise Azzam, as she beautifully tackles the topic of mastering motherhood by creating your own story, debunking false supermom myths, and being authentic on your path towards connecting with your children.
56:06
February 7, 2020
From Struggle to Success
Death, trauma, poverty, and pain can be the driving force in a person’s ability to triumph towards success. Join Dr. Taliah Cook as she tackles a raw and honest conversation about trauma, heartbreak, choosing the right friends, and what it takes to be successful.
53:09
February 1, 2020
The Power to Choose an Intercultural Marriage
For African American Muslim women, who perhaps face the most daunting task out of any group of Muslim women in finding mates due to a shortage of single suitable African American Muslim men, compounded by the aversion to blackness that too many non-Black Muslims hold relating to standards of beauty, the pool of marriageable Muslims can be seemingly slim for African American Muslim women. Join Wadia Ahmed, as she openly and honestly addresses the topic of the power to choose an intercultural marriage.
57:11
January 29, 2020
Understanding your Passion Pattern
If you’ve been single for years, in cycles of non-committal situationships, frequently ghosted, and feeling like a quality relationship will not happen for you, this is the podcast for you. Join Zara J, as she takes a deep dive into discovering our relationship patterns and habits on our path to self-discovery and self-worth.
49:55
January 24, 2020
Life Beyond Divorce: Navigating divorce, co-parenting, and the beautiful art of starting over.
Divorce is one of the most stressful transitions we go through. Fortunately, there is more awareness now than there used to be and people are more willing to talk about their personal experiences. This has made it easier for others to navigate this difficult time. Join sisters, Saudia Shabazz and Sabria Mills, as they navigate a very personal conversation about divorce, pain, and the journey of starting over.
1:00:39
January 20, 2020
The Power of Travel for the Muslim Woman
MUNAZZA MUHAMMAD IS CEO OF THE TRAVELING MUSLIMAHS, A TRAVEL GROUP SHE DEVELOPED EXCLUSIVELY FOR MUSLIM WOMEN, MEETING THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS. SINCE IT’S INCEPTION IN 2017, THE TRAVELING MUSLIMAHS HAVE TRAVELLED TO NUMEROUS DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS, AS WELL AS FIVE COUNTRIES AND THREE CONTINENTS.
48:33
January 19, 2020
The Male Perspective: Love, Relationships, and the Power of Funny (Parental Advisory)
As women, we create our own narrative and stand strong in our identity.  Our relationships are built upon trust and knowing our own selves. As we strive to understand ourselves, we must continue to build healthy relationships with our male counterparts. Join Musa MosestheComic Sulaiman, as he candidly offers the male perspective on relationships and love in our latest podcast. Moses The Comic is a seasoned Muslim comedian with a diverse range of innovative concepts who began his comedy career in Philadelphia at the world famous “Laff-House”. Since then Moses has performed all over the world with his routine bridging the gap between Muslims & Non-Muslims from Caroline’s on Broadway, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory, Uptown Comedy Corner, Jokes & Notes & many more. Moses has toured and/or performed domestic and internationally with superstar entertainers Kevin Hart, Michael Blackson, Steve Harvey, George Wallace, Charlie Murphy, Kelly Price, Snoop Dogg, Tommy Davidson, Deen Squad, Omar Regan, Preacher Moss, Jill Scott, Kindred The Family Soul among many others and has been featured on the BBC IPlayer and British Muslim Television Network in the UK.
52:25
January 17, 2020
The Beauty of Falling in-love
The first to recognize true love is the soul. It feels that slight tug toward its newly found compliment. Like the polarity of a magnet it pulls. Subconsciously it tells us to get closer, to stay in our lovers orbit. Join Jaasmeen Hamed, as she dives into a deep and personal discussion about love and standing in your authentic truth.
44:06
January 17, 2020
Love, Marriage, and Happiness: The power to love ourselves, find happiness, and be happily married.
When you love yourself, you know how you want to feel and be in your relationship. You also set healthy boundaries, which prevents you from losing your identity in a relationship. Join Madeenah Alwakeel-Dawson, as she tackles a tough discussion on navigating love, marriage, and happiness as a dope Muslim woman.  She discusses the power to love ourselves, find happiness, and stay happily married. 
34:50
January 15, 2020
The Mother-Daughter Bond
Outside of carrying your daughter for nine months, there are many other reasons why a mother-daughter bond can be so tight. Join my daughter, Leena and I, as we have a candid conversation about parenting, lessons, and love.
20:02
January 15, 2020
The Power of Femininity: Owning our own Divine Feminine Power.
Feminine power is beautiful, graceful, nurturing, creative, and warm. There is power in being. There is power in silence. Life and Health Coach, Najwa Ahmed joins the discussion on tapping into our divine feminine power and using this power to create the life we want for ourselves.
31:50
January 12, 2020
Girl Chat: Being a DOPE Friend
Our relationships are essential components of our journey towards owning our own excellence. Modest Fashion Model, Verinique Cooper and Montessori Educator, Maajida Coleman join the discussion about navigating relationships on their path towards greatness. We discuss issues such as, finding your tribe, friendship shifts, and navigating male platonic friendships.
37:38
January 12, 2020
What does it mean to be a DOPE Muslim woman?
Welcome to The Dope Muslim Woman Podcast! This podcast is designed to introduce and welcome you to the concept of owning your own DOPENESS as a Muslim woman. Enjoy!
10:08
January 7, 2020