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TMV Podcast

By The Muslim Vibe
TMV Podcast, brought to you by The Muslim Vibe is a weekly podcast where we speak to influential and inspiring Muslims across the world. Hosted by the TMV team, the podcast delves deep into the issues affecting Western Muslims and much more!
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Ep 108 - The First Niqabi in European Politics? (ft. Sahar Al-Faifi)
 Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week our host Salim speaks to Sahar Al-Faifi, who describes herself as a "molecular biologist by training and an activist by passion". Sahar is running to be a Plaid Cymru Senedd Member - a member of the Welsh parliament - and in this discussion, we gain some more insight into her reasons and motivations, as well as some of her thoughts and beliefs. She speaks on institutionalised Islamophobia and its effects, how it trickles down into the daily norm, the normalised toxicity of politics, the harmful rhetoric that is more and more widespread, and how being visibly Muslim and wearing the niqab plays into her political and personal identity. Should she be successful, she would be the first niqabi member of a European parliament, and in this conversation she shares why this is long overdue. As she explains, struggle is a catalyst in crossing these boundaries, and now is more paramount a time than ever to rise up and be heard. -- Get in touch with us and share your thoughts! You can reach us at salim@themuslimvibe.com Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
49:57
October 18, 2020
Ep 107 - Equality for Muslims: A Work in Progress (ft. Dr Suriyah Bi)
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week, Salim shares the mic with Rukshana as they co-host this episode of the TMV podcast. They speak to Dr Suriyah Bi, PhD, on the topic of equality, but from a new perspective. Dr Bi does share her stories on how she has been personally affected by discrimination, but she also shares with us the facts on the gap Muslims are trying to bridge from an academic point of view. Combining her life experiences with her line of research, Suriyah delves into the topic of inequality, touching on social mobility, islamophobia, positive discrimination and more. The discussion addresses how the minority communities play their roles as well, as Suriyah speaks on how she's found more support externally, and how she's, witnessed in some instances, a mentality that does not value education for women. The conversation takes us through many twists and turns as they begin to unpack the heavy subject that is equality and diversity, or a lack of, thereof. -- Want to hear more from Dr Suriyah? Let us know, or share other thoughts and ideas at editor@themuslimvibe.com . The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:41:55
October 11, 2020
Ep 106 - Golden buzzer and beyond (ft. Nabil Abdulrashid)
Subscribe to the I Am Not Your Bilal podcast here: www.anchor.fm/IAmNotYourBilal --- After a bit of a hiatus, Nabil Abdulrashid and Salim Kassam are back! As you may have seen over the last few months, Nabil has been on Britain's Got Talent and after getting a golden buzzer from Alesha Dixon for his first audition, he had the judges in hysterics with his semi-final set. They put him through to the final which is taking place on Saturday 10th October 2020 at 7:30pm. Make sure you tune in and download the Britain's Got Talent app (links below) to be able to vote for Nabil! --- Download on iOS App Store (Apple): http://bit.ly/BGTApple Download from the Play store (Android): http://bit.ly/BGTAndroid
51:37
October 8, 2020
Ep 105 - Black Muslim Festival
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support  -- This week our host Salim invites Naima, Hafsa, Nabil, and LaYinka onto the podcast to discuss the Black Muslim Festival. The festival, held virtually for all of October, was started by Naima B Robert in the wake of the upsurge that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has seen over the summer. The idea has been to invite guests from all backgrounds, from poetry to comedy to entrepreneurship, to come together in this festival to celebrate Black Muslims. Our guests discuss this topic in the context of the BLM movement, touching on what it means to celebrate our identity and why it’s important to do so. The conversation also addresses the All Lives Matter (ALM) movement, internalised prejudice, and just the general discomfort that can come from tackling these issues head-on. Our guests invite you to embrace this discomfort, to let it show you areas to focus on within yourself. They encourage everyone to attend some of the events, and hopefully we’ll all be better for it. — To learn more about the Black Muslim Festival, visit https://themuslimvibe.com/western-muslim-culture/upcoming-online-festival-to-celebrate-black-muslim-heritage-for-black-history-month-a-chance-to-learn-celebrate-and-give Want to hear more from Nabil? We have partnered with him to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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October 5, 2020
Ep 104 - Life After Divorce (ft. Fahima Mahomed)
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week, our host Salim speaks to Fahima, a relationship and life coach. about the realities Muslim women face post-divorce. They discuss the taboo nature of the topic, and how it prevents divorcees from getting the support they need. Fahima draws on her own experience to highlight how our attitudes around divorce need to change, both as a community and as those in such situations. The conversation focuses not only on the impact of divorce on the couple, but on children as well, and how it becomes paramount for the adults to maintain a healthy relationship post-divorce for the sake of the children. As the discussion draws to a close, Salim and Fahima look at the approaches we should take in supporting people going through a divorce, helping them overcome what is often a difficult time in their lives. -- You can find our podcast with Abbas Merali here: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-31---The-4-core-reasons-why-marriages-fail-e3f4h1  The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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September 13, 2020
Ep 103 - Why I Gave Up Music and Moved to Morocco (ft. Sameer Khan)
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week our host Salim speaks to Sameer Khan, formerly a musician known by the name Sam Khan, about his journey over the last fifteen years. They discuss how he got into music,  the challenges of staying pure in the industry, and why he decided to leave. Sameer shares how connecting with his family helped him in his decision to leave music behind, and the role Bradford played in keeping to the deen. The conversation moves to his own Hijra as they talk about the hows and whys of Sameer's leaving England for Morocco, and how his life has come almost full circle with the introduction of his new YouTube channel. They reflect on the lessons the years have brought, the transformation that has become of it, and how it has made all the difference. -- You can find Sameer's new channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFW41Dthzc4Y4rgK8irwRJA The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:23:43
August 23, 2020
Ep 102 - Unifying your will with the will of Allah (ft. Sayed Hussain Makke)
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week, our host Salim is joined by Sayed Hussain Makke as they get philosophical, talking about our innate nature, the intellect and the love of Allah. They explore the question of how we can unify our will with the will of Allah and much more! -- The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:08:09
August 16, 2020
Ep 101 - Reverse-Engineering the Impact of the British Establishment on Muslims (ft William Barylo)
Please consider supporting us here at The Muslim Vibe, just £10 per month would go such a long way: https://themuslimvibe.com/support   -- This week, our host Salim speaks to William, a sociologist, about the issues we face on a community level. They dive into an exploration of the notions of "whiteness" and "meta-colonialism", and how they affect every one of us, in every day of our lives. William uses personal anecdotes to highlight how these concepts pervade our society, even today. The conversation then turns to the British establishment and how it has impacted the Muslim communities, commenting on the "don't make waves, make money" narrative and how it shapes our behaviours. Their discussion then winds down, approaching how to combat this system that preys on pushing this "ideal Muslim" model, giving examples of the influential Muslims who do so and how we can too. -- Watch William's robot influencer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5JdQjfXv3o Want to hear more from William? Check out the videos he's done with TMV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTpt9oBp1M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U7uBczZWjA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUSD11vwec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD2mah1Gpw4&t=78s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P91KkumjWhk The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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July 19, 2020
Ep 100 - Muhammad Ali: In His Daughter's Eyes (ft. Hana Ali)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support -- Our host Salim is joined by Noora on this week's podcast, as they speak to Hana Ali - author and daughter of the legend Muhammad Ali. They speak about her new book "At Home with Muhammad Ali" and how it shines more light on how he was as a father. She shares anecdotes throughout the conversation as they talk about some of the trials and tribulations that Muhammad Ali faced throughout his life, and the morals he upheld. They reflect on his character and the accomplishments he achieved over his life, talking about the role he played in black history in America and what he did for the Muslim community. The conversation then winds down with some more stories, showing and sharing with us a new side of the man that was Muhammad Ali. -- Listen to Hana's audiobook "At Home with Muhammad Ali" here: https://www.audible.com/pd/At-Home-with-Muhammad-Ali-Audiobook/0062969684 Read about how Muhammad Ali freed hostages in Iraq here: https://themuslimvibe.com/daily-viral-videos/remember-the-time-muhammad-ali-met-saddam-hussain-and-freed-15-hostages-video Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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July 5, 2020
Ep 99 - Keeping in Check: Maintaining Spirituality in the Influencer Space (ft. Omar Shahid)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support  --  This week our host Salim speaks to Omar Shahid of the Muslim Influencer Network as they come up on its three year anniversary. They speak about MIN, what they do, and where they hope to go, touching on how they help build up influencers and bridge the gap of understanding between brands and Muslim influencers. The conversation moves towards the responsibilities Muslims face when they enter that digital space, and how it's important to not let it distract from one's faith. They discuss how easy it is to fall for the trap of constantly seeking validation, and highlight the importance of maintaining pure intentions. Coming to a close, they speak on how unchecked this space is, and why that needs to change.  --  Listen to our last podcast with Ibn Ali Miller here: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-79---Islam-In-The-Hood-ft--Ibn-Ali-Miller-eas4e5  The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal.  Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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June 28, 2020
Ep 98 - Islam, Hip-Hop, and the Spoken Word (ft. The Soulful Poet)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week our host Salim speaks to Ali, The Soulful Poet, about poetry in the context of Islam. The conversation opens with a series of poems Ali wrote over the course of Ramadhan and quickly moves to talk about the miracle of the poetry that comprises the Qur'an. They draw parallels between poetry and hip-hop, looking at a brief history of music in Islam, and how the Qur'an impacted it. Touching on hip-hop, the discussion delves into why the genre draws the appeal that it does, and putting forth the notion that if we began to look at the Qur'an in a different light, perhaps we would be able to draw more meaning from the words that have been arranged so artfully within it. -- Take a look at Ali's poetry on Instagram @alithesoulfulpoet and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9dNDJ6l4NC2EcLAjB3FwA Listen to our podcast with Jae Deen here: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-44---Jae-Deen-On-Writing-Out-The-Quran--Muslim-Influencers-and-Deen-Squad-Controversy-e3f4gj The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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June 21, 2020
Ep 97 - The Evolving Struggles with Mental Health (ft. Zohra Khaku)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week Salim speaks to Zohra Khaku, Director of the Muslim Youth Helpline. She talks about mental health and the growing struggles that youth are facing, especially now, and how MYH tries to play a role in tackling that. They discuss how the taboo around mental health has weakened over time, and how we can continue to normalise the talking about and getting help for it. Lastly, the conversation moves towards the topic of addiction, with Zohra mentioning how the number of behavioural addiction cases has grown past that or substance addiction over the years. Winding down, they note that ultimately, whilst we must acknowledge the progress we have made in destigmatising mental health, we've still got quite a ways to go. -- To learn more about the Muslim Youth Helpline, visit https://www.myh.org.uk/ Listen to our last podcast with Zohra: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-7---Discussing-MuslimsLikeUS-with-Zohra-from-the-show-e3f4hp Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe and let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:02:41
June 14, 2020
Ep 96 - I Am Not Your Bilal: Black Lives Matter
The Muslim Vibe has launched a new podcast! We have partnered with Nabil Abdulrashid to bring you the I Am Not Your Bilal Podcast, exploring and discussing the Black Muslim experience with a range of guests. Subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/iamnotyourbilal. This is the second episode of I Am Not Your Bilal. Nabil and Salim discuss the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how non-Blacks can truly be allies in the Black struggle. You can watch the podcast on the I Am Not Your Bilal Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/i0kS_mPVPLM
1:02:15
June 7, 2020
Ep 95 - There Is No Shortcut (ft. Fatema Dewji)
NOTE: This was recorded a few weeks before the Covid lockdown.  --- Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support  --  This week our host Salim speaks to Fatema Dewji about her life and journey to where she is now, looking at the landmarjs she's passed along the way. Fatema is a motivational speaker, author, and businesswoman, as well as an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast. They discuss her path to success and how there is no secret formula that separates the successful from the unsuccessful, just pure work and determination. As the conversation delves into her personal life, we see she shares the same mentality for dealing with the lows in life- one must simply allow themselves to heal, there s no shortcut to get you there. Further on, Fatema talks about some of the struggles she faced in her career, reflecting on how it never was easy sailing. Ultimately, the discussion leaves us facing the simple truth: to attain anything, you have to put in the work. There is no easy road, there is no secret trick, and there is no shortcut.   --  Fatema's book Storyteller is available to purchase on amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084VSHYNY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 You can listen to Fatema's TEDx talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVJrUE53JAw Enjoying the podcast? Let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERPDGgDXa0tuRcZgeVJGJA  Join our Facebook group to keep the conversation going! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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June 1, 2020
Ep 94 - Domestic Abuse: What You Need To Know (ft. Berak Hussain)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support -- This week we invite Berak Hussain back on the podcast to speak on a topic she feels passionately about - domestic abuse. Berak is a Canadian psychotherapist and counsellor, who does a lot of advocacy for mental health awareness. Our host Salim joins her in this discussion, tackling the taboo that is all too prevalent around the topic, touching on the difference between domestic abuse and domestic violence, the signs to look out for, gaslighting, and several other topics. Along with identifying the flags to watch for in your own relationships, as well as others, Berak gives some pointers on what one can do to help when they suspect a loved one is caught in an abusive situation. As she rightfully points out, it is part of our Islamic responsibility to help and support victims of domestic abuse, and having these conversations is a vital first step. -- Related Episodes: Our last podcast with Berak Hussain on Mental Health: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-88---Managing-Mental-Health-Amid-A-Pandemic-ft--Berak-Hussain-ecm9go Our podcast with Lisa Vogl on surviving domestic violence: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-43---Lisa-Vogl-Talks-About-Surviving-Domestic-Violence-And-Being-An-Entrepreneur-e3f4gk -- Follow us and tune in the next time we're live on Instagram @themuslimvibe Enjoying the podcast? Let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERPDGgDXa0tuRcZgeVJGJA Join our Facebook group to keep the conversation going! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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May 26, 2020
Ep 93 - Using Self-Awareness to Change Your Habits and Find God (ft. Sheikh Javad Shomali)
 In this week's podcast, our host Salim talks to Sheikh Javad once again, this time on the topic of self-awareness. The conversation meanders along through several topics, with some of the points discussed being mindfulness, the separation of one's thoughts from one's self, and the parallels between behavioural science and spirituality. Sheikh Javad gives us a new perspective to the fasting we undertake, showing us how it develops our self-control, aiding us in breaking detrimental habits and creating beneficial ones. The discussion then comes to an end with a consideration of addictions and how we can overcome them, with particular insight to what makes them so addicting. -- If you would like to help support us at The Muslim Vibe, you can do so by visiting this link: https://themuslimvibe.com/support.   We always look forward to your feedback! Get in touch at salim@themuslimvibe.com. Our last podcast with Sheikh Javad can be found here: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-77---How-To-Have-Honest-Faith-ft--Sheikh-Javad-Shomali-eae5oa Enjoying the podcast? Let us know by giving us 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERPDGgDXa0tuRcZgeVJGJA   To continue the conversation, join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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May 10, 2020
Ep 92 - Making The Most of Your Ramadan (ft. Sheikh Alihusain Datoo)
Once again, our host Salim speaks to Sheikh Alihusain Datoo, as this week they speak on the topic of Ramadan. As we know, the month of Ramadan brings with it many blessings, but as we discuss, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The conversation highlights ways that we can capitalise on the goodness of the month, and ultimately maximise our spiritual development. This is the best time to seek nearness to Allah(SWT) and the Qur'an, and over the course of the discussion, Sheikh Alihusain Datoo shares with us the best ways to do so. -- You can listen to our most recent podcast with Sheikh Ali Hussein Datoo here: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-74---Prophet-Muhammad-in-the-21st-Century-e8tm71 Support our Ramadhan campaign! http://www.launchgood.com/TMVSyriaAppeal If you would like to help support us at The Muslim Vibe, you can do so by visiting this link: https://themuslimvibe.com/support.  Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERPDGgDXa0tuRcZgeVJGJA  To continue the conversation, join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:06:47
May 3, 2020
Ep 91 - How Our Zakat Impacts Our Society (ft. Iqbal Nasim)
Ramadhan Mubarak! This week our host Salim speaks to Iqbal Nasim of the National Zakat Foundation.  It tends to be one of the topics that isn't explored all that much, but in this week's conversation, Salim and Iqbal take a much deeper look at Zakat and how it affects our society. They look at its importance in Islam and impact on the local communities, with Iqbal sharing some of his stronger opinions on the topic, and his reasoning for why.  As he explains his logic and thinking around his approach to Zakat, this discussion leaves us wondering why we didn't share his point of view from the start.  -- Support our Ramadhan campaign! http://www.launchgood.com/TMVSyriaAppeal If you would like to help support us at The Muslim Vibe, you can do so by visiting this link: https://themuslimvibe.com/support. Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERPDGgDXa0tuRcZgeVJGJA To continue the conversation, join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:05:27
April 26, 2020
Ep 90 - How To Homeschool During Quarantine (ft. Maryam of Nurturing Learners)
Our host Salim is once again joined by Maryam of Nurturing Learners as they discuss homeschooling in the context of quarantine. Maryam, being well experienced with the challenges that homeschooling presents, offers some tips and advice for parents who have been thrown into the deep end in light of the pandemic. She places great emphasis on prioritising how your children feel during such stressful times, suggesting small ways to help them feel safe. The discussion offers advice for parents who may be feeling rather unequipped, facing this new responsibility that's been placed upon them. As it winds down, the conversation provides some answers to some of the questions that seem to never end, leaving us a bit more prepared for the challenge that is homeschool. -- Support our Ramadhan campaign! www.launchgood.com/TMVSyriaAppeal To listen to our last podcast with Maryam, visit https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-78---Should-more-Muslim-parents-consider-home-schooling-eaj7qs You can find Maryam at https://nurturinglearners.co.uk/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nurturing.learners/ If you would like to help support us at The Muslim Vibe, you can do so by visiting this link: https://themuslimvibe.com/support. Enjoying the podcast? Give us a 5-star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! To continue the conversation, join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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April 22, 2020
Ep 89 - Lockdown Love (ft. Adeem Younis)
This week The Muslim Vibe has partnered with Britsh Muslim TV for today's podcast. Our host Salim speaks to Adeem Younis of singlemuslim.com about online dating in the Muslim community. A trip down memory lane walks us through the story behind singlemuslim.com, taking us through the journey of how an office above a pizza shop turned into a well-known platform with thousands of users. The platform has seen a surge in the number of users as lockdown measures have been put into place, prompting Salim and Adeem to ask one question - why? They speculate over what the reasons could be, discussing how the pandemic has affected how people get to know each other, and whether conversing online can truly substitute meeting face-to-face. The conversation winds down with some important considerations for those looking to online platforms such as singlemuslim.com,  with particular regard to the current unstable times we are all faced with. __  If you would like to help support us at The Muslim Vibe, please visit https://themuslimvibe.com/support. Enjoying the podcast? Give us a 5-star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! To continue the conversation, join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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April 19, 2020
Ep 88 - Managing Mental Health Amid A Pandemic (ft. Berak Hussain)
Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe on a monthly basis. Just £10 per month would go such a long way: www.themuslimvibe.com/support -- Berak Hussain joins our host Salim on the podcast once again, tackling the topic of mental health. Berak is a Canadian psychotherapist and counsellor, who does a lot of advocacy for mental health awareness. This week they discuss mental health, and the newfound struggles we're facing managing it during this pandemic. They talk about the new difficulties that have arisen and how to manage them, from anxiety and intrusive thoughts to navigating toxic family members in quarantine. This podcast was the first to be recorded live (via Instagram Live) allowing us to answer some of your questions, with Berak giving some tips and practical advice on how we can all keep our heads on straight during these tough times. -- Follow us and tune in the next time we're live on Instagram @themuslimvibe Join our Facebook group to keep the conversation going! https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
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April 12, 2020
Ep 87 - Is 'Modest Fashion' Counterintuitive? (ft. Hafsa Lodi)
This week Salim is once again joined by Husam as they broach the topic of modest fashion in their conversation with Hafsa Lodi. Hafsa's book 'Modesty: A Fashion Paradox' explores the growing industry that is modest fashion, getting insights from some of the biggest players. This week's podcast extends the conversation, as we tackle the divorce of Islam from modest fashion, watching how the trends shift over time. We also look at the role visibly Muslim fashion bloggers play in our communities, how their platform inevitably makes them role models, and whether they should be placed on that pedestal. The discussion then moves to hijab and modesty, and women's choice around it, as the conversation comes to an end. -- If you'd like to help support us here at TMV, visit https://themuslimvibe.com/support Join our FaceBook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share  Hafsa's book can be found on Kindle and Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911107267/ To listen to the podcast with Hussein Kesvani, visit https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-83---Psychedelic-drugs--trolls-and-internet-subcultures-ft--Hussein-Kesvani-ebhfs6
58:35
April 5, 2020
Ep 86 - Youth activism, political engagement and the Rotherham 12
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT: www.themuslimvibe.com/support  We're looking for 500 people of our audience to give just £10 per month to help support TMV! Please consider being one of those amazing individuals :)  ---- On this podcast, Salim is joined by Muhbeen Hussain, the founder of Rotherham-based organization British Muslim Youth. They discuss how the organisation came into existence and what it stands for. They also talk more broadly about the notion of young being being engaged in politics and activism and where to find the balance between engaging with government and shouting from the outside. They also discuss the town of Rotherham and the historic abuse cases that have taken place in the town, the impact that has had on the local Muslim community and their response. Muhbeen goes into details about the Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign, involving 12 Muslim men in Rotherham arrested for defending their community - listen to hear the full story!  ---- You can find British Muslim Youth on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/britishmuslimy and Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BritishMuslimYouth/
56:09
March 30, 2020
Ep 85 - Re-imagining society in a post-pandemic world
Salim is joined by Sheikh Jaffer Ladak as they look at the cataclysmic shift in all our lives that coronavirus has brought about. They explore the shifts in government policy and the lessons we must learn as humanity from this global pandemic. Also importantly, looking at Quranic lessons and shifting the discourse away from the next 6 months towards longer-term reforms that we as a society need to implement. They also discuss the holy month of Ramadan and how we can still maximise benefit in the holy month in isolation. 
1:04:23
March 24, 2020
Ep 84 - Coronavirus, Conspiracy Theories and a Medical Perspective
Salim (from self-isolation) and Husam are joined by Dr Adam Ali, a long-time friend of The Muslim Vibe as they discuss Coronavirus. The topic needs no introduction, a virus that has led to a global pandemic. We hear a bit more about it from Dr Adam and his experiences working with Public Health England to screen passengers entering from high-risk countries into the UK through Heathrow Airport. They discuss self-isolation, some conspiracy theories involving bats and more.  Here are links to things discussed in the podcast:  NHS officials told me Muslim households are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus – it’s important to understand why: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-muslim-mosque-closure-prayer-nhs-a9411936.html Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSQztKXR6k0 Coronavirus - The Korean clusters: https://graphics.reuters.com/CHINA-HEALTH-SOUTHKOREA-CLUSTERS/0100B5G33SB/index.html
1:04:03
March 20, 2020
Ep 83 - Psychedelic drugs, trolls and internet subcultures (ft. Hussein Kesvani)
This week our host Salim is joined by Naed, our chief intern, as they speak to Hussein Kesvani, author of Follow Me Akhi. His book broaches the topics of how Islam has been affected by the Internet and the communities formed there, and they explore these topics further as the conversation progresses. We hear about some of Hussein's topics that didn't quite make it into the book, from psychedelic drugs to sectarianism. The discussion then winds to a close with a commentary on the evolution of the Internet's subcultures over time. -- Purchase  Hussein's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Follow-Me-Akhi-British-Muslims/dp/1787381250  Join our Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share
1:16:33
March 15, 2020
Ep 82 - Creating Space for Muslim Women in Sports
This week our host Salim is once again joined by Husam as they talk to Rimla Akhtar, Football Association Counsellor and Rugby League board member. They talk about her journey into the world of sport, touching on the barriers that tend to limit women and people of colour from full-time careers in sports. The discussion moves to focus on external barriers as they broach the topic of the 2007 FIFA hijab ban (and subsequent sports bans) that deeply impacted hijab-wearing women in the space of professional sports. Rimla, being the first visibly Muslim woman on the Football Association Council, talks about the importance of prioritising diversity and inclusion in the area of sports, ending with heartfelt encouragement for minorities to push through unapologetically, making space in sports for themselves and others. -- To continue the discussion, join our Facebook group:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share Follow us on social media @themuslimvibe  
1:02:10
March 8, 2020
Ep 81 - What Ever Happened to Baba Ali?
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... This week Salim is once again joined by Husam as they speak to YouTuber and Muslim Personality Baba Ali. The conversation begins far along memory lane, in 2006, as Ali shares just how he got into making videos and becoming Baba Ali. The discussion reveals that YouTube was just the first domino to fall, triggering opportunity after opportunity — opening the doors to comedy, public speaking and many other avenues. As we start to catch up to the present, Ali recounts his successes and failures to date, including his online matchmaking website Half Our Deen, allowing us, after all these years, to learn what ever did happen to Baba Ali. — Want to extend the conversation? Join our new Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/?ref=share To listen to the podcast we did with Hoda Abrahim, visit: https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-76---Are-Muslim-Swipe-Dating-Apps-a-Thing-of-the-Past-ea98cb Subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven’t already: https://m.youtube.com/user/themuslimvibe
1:05:02
March 1, 2020
Ep 80 - A One-Way Ticket (and 3 Stop-Overs) to Islam
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... This week, Salim is joined by Jessica as co-host, as they talk to Mary about her journey to Islam. The conversation starts with an introduction to her background and moves steadily through to her decision to sell her belongings and book a one-way ticket out of America. They discuss her travels, from Tunisia to Germany, France to Jordan, learning some of the tips that Mary picked up along the way (two weeks in the desert is more than enough for anyone). As the discussion continues, we learn of how she met her husband and her conversion to Islam, but mostly we learn of her faith as she shares some of the difficulties she has faced. Towards the end, Salim, Jessica and Mary reflect on God's plan and though oftentimes it may differ from our own, it is always what's best for us. -- To read Mary's article, visit: https://themuslimvibe.com/muslim-lifestyle-matters/5-lessons-my-childs-birth-defect-taught-me To get in contact with Jessica, please email jessica@themuslimvibe.com  To watch her series Being Muslim, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/themuslimvibe
1:22:40
February 23, 2020
Ep 79 - Islam In The Hood (ft. Ibn Ali Miller)
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... Once again, our host Salim is joined by cohost Husam as they speak to this week's guest - Ibn Ali Miller, a speaker and activist who went viral a couple of years ago for being recorded stopping a fight on the side of the road. In light of Black History Month, they reflect on the role Islam has played in the civil rights movement, and the role that Black Muslims have played in securing freedom for others as well. The discussion explores several topics, spanning from the years-old viral video, as we hear what he was really thinking as he pulled over to break up the fight, and continues to define what being Black, and the Black Muslim experience really is. --- Ibn Ali Miller can be found at @ibn.ali.miller on Instagram, and https://www.facebook.com/IbnAliMiller/ on Facebook. See the original video here: https://www.facebook.com/jamar.mobley.3/videos/1838493693071980/  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content! - https://www.youtube.com/user/themuslimvibe 
1:20:46
February 16, 2020
Ep 78 - Should more Muslim parents consider home-schooling?
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... Salim is joined by this week's co-host Rukshana, as they broach the topic of homeschooling. They speak with Maryam, founder of Nurturing Learners, about the merits of this alternative to conventional teaching. The discussion covers the merits of homeschooling as a Muslim parent, how it tries to succeed where traditional schooling fails, its challenges and its criticisms. They also talk about the struggle that homeschooling can put on parents and how to cope with it, addressing "super-mom" culture and similar trends that prioritise perfection.  The conversation winds down with an address to common concerns and critiques of homeschooling - answering the questions and correcting the misconceptions most of us may have. -- You can find Maryam at https://nurturinglearners.co.uk/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nurturing.learners/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content! - https://www.youtube.com/user/themuslimvibe
46:01
February 2, 2020
Ep 77 - How To Have Honest Faith (ft. Sheikh Javad Shomali)
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... Salim is joined by Sheikh Javad Shomali, who shares some deep and insightful thoughts on how we see religion, reassessing our relationship with Islam and also some musings on what the purpose of life is.  Sheikh Javad shares some incredible nuggets of wisdom throughout the podcast and provides some of the personal lessons he's learned along the journey of studying the religion. This is one not to be missed!  You can find Sheikh Javad's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8iaStLpM3sBfmnfFX0eixQ His Instagram page (that he shares with his wife is here): https://www.instagram.com/mjshomali
1:10:16
January 26, 2020
Ep 76 - Are Muslim Swipe-Dating Apps a Thing of the Past?
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... In this week's podcast, our host Salim speaks to Hoda Abrahim, founder and CEO of BlendMatching. They talk about the company's take on matchmaking, which echoes the traditional approach, and how Muslim matchmaking has evolved over time. Sharing anecdotes of their own, Hoda and Salim reflect on marriage, discussing its merits, trials, and tribulations, with a focus on cross-culture marriage and the cost of closed-mindedness.  -- To find out more about BlendMatching, visit https://www.blendmatching.com/ To watch our video '10 years in 10 minutes: A Muslim Decade' and subscribe to our YouTube channel, click here: https://youtu.be/tfVbEQ7QQDw
48:06
January 19, 2020
*A quick note* (feedback and reviews welcome!)
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... Salaam everyone! Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your continued support! The TMV Podcast has grown exponentially over the last year and we have you all to thank for that!  We're taking a short break before the new year and would love for you to give us feedback and suggestions for 2020. You can email me on salim@themuslimvibe.com or tweet @themuslimvibe or @msalimkassam  Also would really appreciate a quick 5 star rating wherever you get your podcasts. Oh and tell your friends to subscribe!  We are currently planning for 2020 and already have loads of great guests and topics in the pipelines. Oh and we may or may not be starting up a 2nd podcast, but more on that once things are finalised! Exciting times...
02:59
December 10, 2019
Ep 75 - A (much needed) education on anti-Blackness
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... This week our host Salim speaks to Nabil Abdulrashid, comedian and activist. Nabil is somewhat notorious for being banned several times across different social media for the things he says, and the discussion explores that. We gain an understanding as to why Nabil is so passionate about this topic, and why he calls out for others to be as well. He talks about the difference between being racist against black people and being anti-black, highlighting how the latter is quite prevalent in our own communities. We learn about the history of anti-blackness, and its impact on so many of the social movements today, and how we've seen the black community fight for all time and time again, and yet they stand alone when they fight for themselves. -- To find Nabil on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/nabzabdel/ To find him on Twitter, click here: https://twitter.com/Nabilu
1:22:47
November 17, 2019
Ep 74 - Prophet Muhammad in the 21st Century
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... On this week's episode of The Muslim Vibe Podcast, our host Salim talks to Sheikh Ali Hussein Datoo about the life of the Prophet. As his birth anniversary approaches, they take the chance to discuss the morals and lessons we can learn from the Prophet, and how they not only applied then, but also how they apply to us now in the 21st century, 1400 years later. 
52:42
November 10, 2019
Ep 73 - A Virtue of Disobedience: A Discussion on 'God-Centric' Activism
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... This week on the TMV podcast, our host Salim talks to author and CAGE Research Director, Asim Qureshi. The conversation takes us through Asim's past ambitions of corporate law, his motivation and experience with CAGE, and most recently, his book. They have an in-depth discussion of the contents of the book, providing further insight into Asim's words and thoughts around these areas. We get a closer look into some of the stories between the pages, learning more about systemic racism and what it means for us as Muslims to stand and work against it. The talk covers the notion of accountability,  how we need to be more aware of the consequences of our choices and how we inadvertently become collaborators, and how we must address that if we truly wish to be God-Centric in our activism. -- If you'd like to learn more about CAGE, click here: https://www.cage.ngo/about-us To purchase Asim's Book 'A Virtue of Disobedience', click here: https://www.amazon.com/Virtue-Disobedience-Asim-Qureshi/dp/1912395045
1:25:43
November 3, 2019
Ep 72 - Gay and Muslim: My Struggle
Join our new podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tmvpodcast/ ... This week on The Muslim Vibe Podcast, Salim talks to Ali Jaffrey about his journey of dealing with same-sex attraction. Ali walks us through his life, telling us how he came to be aware of his attraction from a young age, how he coped (for a large period of his life in silence) and how he sought help. We learn about Ali's challenges and obstacles, and how they've led him to develop Strong Support, an organisation created to help Muslims who struggle with same-sex attraction but don't want to act on it. As Ali tells his story, we learn how he struggled and how he triumphed over his same-sex attraction. To read the article by Muslim Matters on Same-Sex Attraction discussed in the podcast, click here: https://muslimmatters.org/2016/08/22/from-a-same-sex-attracted-muslim-between-denial-of-reality-and-distortion-of-religion/ To learn more about Ali's organisation Strong Support, click here: http://strongsupport.co.uk/ or email contact@strongsupport.co.uk --- Please Note: The topic of conversation in this podcast is a particularly sensitive one and we wanted to approach it with as much nuance as possible. Ali approached us in November 2018, saying that he wanted to write a series about the struggle of people who experience same-sex attraction but don't want to act on their urges. Subsequently he decided he wanted to come in and have a conversation with us on our podcast about his experience and his journey. We're aware that Ali's worldview may not be the same as yours, but this is his story and a perspective we don't often hear much of. We are not attempting to provide a complete or holistic Islamic perspective on this but rather share a brother's journey based on his personal experience.
1:57:05
October 27, 2019
Ep 71 - I found God in Compton
This week our host Salim talks to Umar Hakim, a brother from California who reverted to Islam 21 years ago. They recount his journey, starting from his chance discovery of Islam, and walking through his conversion, and the aftermath that ensued. Their conversation covers the liberation felt from accepting Islam, liberation from both the vices of the world and the ''colonised mindset'' all too many adopt. We discover how Umar drastically changed career paths, learning how exactly he found himself to be a humanitarian, and what keeps him going further every day. Join us as we discuss Islam, brotherhood, and what it really means to be a Muslim, as we unearth the story of Umar Hakim.  Check out Umar's page here: www.facebook.com/inkerijj
1:03:27
October 20, 2019
Ep 70 - Why we started TMV: 5 Year Special
This week our host Salim talks to Haseeb Rizvi, co-founder and creative director of The Muslim Vibe. The two founders take us through the journey of how TMV came to be, sharing with us their nostalgia, trials, and achievements as they worked to create the platform that now exists today. Their trip down memory lane gives us an insider view of how TMV came to be, a commentary spanning its life from concept, through creation, to where it is today. 
46:01
October 13, 2019
Ep 69 - My journey into mentoring tomorrow's future
This week Salim is joined by stand-in co-host Taher, as they talk to Aslan Toofani about his passion for mentoring the youth. They explore how Aslan got involved with guiding the flag-bearers of the future, and why it's so important to him to be a listening ear for the youth, drawing on his own personal experiences as a child. Salim and Taher also discuss Aslan's plans for a community 'Hub' and why having a strong community is crucial when it comes to supporting the next generation. You can find Taher's new book 'Lost and Found' online here: http://bit.ly/TaherAdel
1:06:52
October 6, 2019
Ep 68 - Not done venting: Why I called out Priyanka Chopra
This week Salim and Husam are joined by Ayesha Malik, an influencer who has seen her video retweeted thousands of times for one simple reason: she called out Priyanka Chopra. Ever since the original tweet, Ayesha's life has changed, and we explore it all in this episode. They explore the lead-up to the confrontation, Ayesha's motivations behind it all, and how a 45-second video has sent her in a whole new direction. --- You can find Ayesha's twitter here: https://twitter.com/spishaa/status/1160621420818251776?lang=en
42:52
September 29, 2019
Ep 67 - The man who called out Boris Johnson’s Islamophobia: MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
We made the trip down to Parliament this week to talk to Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (AKA Tan). A video of MP Tan speaking at the House of Commons a few weeks ago went viral and he passionately berated UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his comments about Muslim women and the lack of action from the Conservative party with regards to Islamophobia within the party.  We naturally spoke about this incident on our podcast and we also discussed his personal journey into politics and his views on diversity and representation within parliament. We put questions from our listeners to him and discussed Kashmir, historic Sikh and Muslim relations and even the (in our opinion, somewhat jarring) parliamentary traditions. (Note from Salim: I realise I pronounced Tan's last name wrong in my intro, if you're reading this Tan, I am very sorry!)  --- Big shoutout to Infocus Opticians in Baker Street, who let us record our intro and outro in their shop. A great team who offer great customer service and are less than five minutes walk from Baker Street Station: https://www.infocusopticians.com/ --- Finally if you enjoyed this podcast and would like to support The Muslim Vibe, you can do so here: https://themuslimvibe.com/support
50:22
September 22, 2019
Ep 66 - The Overlooked Story of Hajar (as)
Salim is joined by Mariam Hakim on this week's podcast. They discuss Mariam's past articles with The Muslim Vibe, and how she finds it important to focus on both dark and light content. This leads up to Mariam's book "An Ocean in One Drop", a project that started as a continuation of an article she once wrote for The Muslim Vibe about Hajar. They walk through the journey of publishing her book, giving an inside look to all the decisions made, from the Rumi-inspired title, to the illustrations based off a deeply rooted Gulf culture. ---- To keep up to date on the book and future projects follow Mariam on Instagram and Twitter at @mariamkshakim Follow @wawstories on Instagram and Twitter to find out where and when you can buy her book Be sure to check out Mariam's articles, mentioned in the podcast: https://themuslimvibe.com/author/mariamhakim And if you're interested in following Mariam's footsteps and writing for us, click here: https://themuslimvibe.com/write
57:53
September 4, 2019
Ep 65 - Counter-extremism, spoken-word poetry and breaking binaries
Salim is joined by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (AKA The Brown Hijabi) on this week's podcast. They discuss Suhaiymah's poetry and journey thus-far, starting out with her (once anonymous) blog: https://thebrownhijabi.com and then talking about her poetry going viral a few years ago and the doors that has opened up for her. They also discuss the recent incident involving Suhaiymah's withdrawal from the Bradford Literary Festival and her thoughts on the government's counter-terrorism/counter-extremism projects and strategy.  ---- Suhaiymah has a collection of her poetry coming out soon. You can pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/PostcolonialBanter You can find Suhaiymah on Twitter here: http://bit.ly/SuhaiymahTwitter And finally be sure to check out Suhaiymah's own podcast Breaking Binaries here: http://bit.ly/BreakingBinaries
1:01:35
August 28, 2019
Ep 64 - How to Achieve Success by Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
Salim is joined by Hussein Charara from WISE Academy in Dearborn, Michigan. They discuss how to achieve a future reality you envisage of yourself, by having a clear intention and an elevated emotion. Hussein's philosophy is that if you look at your future through the lens of the past, then your familiar past will become your predictable future. He wants to show you how to break the habit of being yourself!  A fascinating insight into a quite unique and possibly life-changing way of thinking.
1:15:50
August 21, 2019
Ep 63 - Meet the Muzlamics: Ali Official and Aatif Nawaz
Salim and Husam are joined by Aatif Nawaz and Ali Official, the writers and stars on BBC sketch show 'Muzlamic'. They discuss their different journeys in the world comedy, their BBC show and how they got to where they are today! Here is the podcast Salim mentioned on the show about Ben who converted to Islam because of Mo Salah: https://bit.ly/2OIuPfk
1:08:35
August 7, 2019
Ep 62 - Is there such a thing as God-conscious leadership?
Salim and Husam speak to Mohammad Arshad, this week, founder of Muslim CEO and Muslim Mastery. They talk about the distinction between running Muslim organisations and organisations run by Muslims, as well as what it really takes to get an organisation running like a well-oiled machine. The conversation provides some insight to how The Muslim Vibe works and how it came to be, as well as touching on leadership. They discuss what it means to be a leader, how to be a leader, and whether leadership can be God-conscious. Mohammed Arshad can be found at www.muslimmastery.com for personal development and at www.muslimceo.com for business development.
1:10:02
July 31, 2019
Ep 61 - Getting Real with Tez Ilyas
This week, Salim and Husam speak to Tez Ilyas, a comedian whose gigs have ranged from open mic nights to openers at the O2. They talk about how he left the Home Office for comedy gigs, his past appearances on TV, and how he's managed to stay authentic through it all. They walk through his journey and his accomplishments; looking at how he started, how he made it, and how he always keeps it real. Check out his brand new show The Tez O'Clock Show at 11pm every Thursday on Channel 4.
1:10:26
July 24, 2019
Ep 60 - Hollywood visual FX, comic books and (the lack of) diversity
On this week's episode of TMV Podcast, Salim talks to Farhan Qureshi, an engineer turned VFX artist turned comic book author. Having worked on projects like Alien Vs Predator, Harry Potter, and Batman Begins to name a few, Farhan discusses his experience in the film industry, and quite particularly, his experience as a Muslim in the industry. They also talk about his journey between careers that's landed him as an author, and his most recent project Digitopia, an action-adventure comic touching on fake news, media double standards, and demonisation.   ---  To fund Digitopia on Kickstarter  visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/farhanq/digitopia-1-displaced-dreams-the-paperback-comic,  To listen to our podcast on representation of Muslims on screen (Ep 49) visit https://anchor.fm/themuslimvibe/episodes/Ep-49---The-Riz-Test-Challenging-how-Muslims-are-portrayed-on-screen-e3f4ge,  To read about the study conducted on UK media contributing to Islamophobia, visit https://themuslimvibe.com/muslim-current-affairs-news/new-study-shows-uk-media-contributing-to-islamophobia-in-the-country,  To purchase Farhan's book 'Visual Effects and Computer Graphics Survival Guide' visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/VFX-Survival-Guide-Producers-Filmmakers/dp/1484021541 (the kindle version is free),  And to support us here at The Muslim Vibe,  visit www.themuslimvibe.com/support.
1:07:00
July 17, 2019
Ep 59 - How Mo Salah Made Me a Muslim
This week, Salim speaks to Ben, a recent revert to Islam. They talk about how his perspective on Islam has changed over the years; how he went from once holding Islamophobic views, to embracing Islam just a few weeks ago. Ben's story is fascinating, it's about how a girlfriend, a research paper, and a famous football star by the name of Mohammad Salah completely changed his path. ---- Salim's recent article: "I experienced it, now research has proved it, Mo Salah is the cure to Islamophobia" https://themuslimvi.be/2IdEp3e ---- You can get 20% off tickets at the Palestine Expo using checkout code 'FOAMVIBE'. Get your tickets here: www.palestineexpo.com 
58:12
July 3, 2019
Ep 58- Are the clothes on your back halal and ethical?
On this week's podcast, Salim and his new co-host Husam are joined by Hoda Katebi, who is the founder of JooJoo Azad which is an unapologetic, anti-capitalist, intersectional feminist and body-positive political fashion platform. They discuss Hoda's journey into this niche genre and her views on ethical fashion generally. They also talk about her live interview on an American TV station a few years ago that went viral...for all the right reasons! You can check out her blog here: http://www.joojooazad.com ----- As mentioned at the beginning of the podcast, be sure to check out www.palestineexpo.com and get your tickets now! Use checkout code 'FOAMVIBE' for 20% off your tickets. The expo is taking place on the 6th and 7th July in London. 
56:20
June 26, 2019
Ep 57- Palestine and BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)
If you're based in London, you may have seen adverts on the London Underground for the Palestine Expo, which is taking place on 6th and 7th July at the London Olympia.  On this week's podcast, Salim speaks to Shamiul from FOA (Friends of Al Aqsa), who are the organisation behind the event. They talk about people can expect from the expo itself as well as where the idea came from and struggles they've faced along the way. They also discuss the BDS movement which has been in the headlines both in the UK and USA recently.  ---- You can get 20% off tickets at the Palestine Expo using checkout code 'FOAMVIBE'. Get your tickets here: www.palestineexpo.com 
1:01:11
June 19, 2019
Ep 56 - 8 Years Later, My Bad
On this week's TMV Podcast, Haseeb talks to Malik Elarbi about his new EP 8 Years Later, My Bad . Malik spoke to TMV director Haseeb Rizvi about his journey into music, where he started, what he's learned, and how that brought him to where he is today. 
52:54
June 12, 2019
Ep 55 - Marrying Muay Thai with a Muslim Life
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim is joined by Khadijah Safari, Muay Thai kickboxing instructor and founder of Safari MMA. Having practised Muay Thai for over a decade, Khadijah spoke to The Muslim Vibe's Chief Editor Salim Kassam on this week's podcast about her introduction to the martial art, her later conversion to Islam, and how the two lead to her being where she is today.
51:27
June 5, 2019
Ep 54 - Muslim Entrepreneurs in Tech
This week, Salim Kassam, Chief Editor of The Muslim Vibe, speaks to Ismail Jeilani, co-founder of Scoodle. Scoodle is an app that connects tutors with students, an idea that was spawned from Ismail's own time in university. We discuss his introduction to entrepreneurship in university, his journey from doing small scale tutoring to co-founding a startup, and why we need more Muslim entrepreneurs.
40:15
May 29, 2019
Ep 53 - Tokenism, Sensationalism, and Identity Politics
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim is joined by Ali Milani, the Labour Party's prospective candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Ali Milani is a 24 year-old councillor, Vice President of the National Union of Students and is looking to take on Boris Johnson at the next General Election. We discuss the media's fixation on Ali's identity (as a Muslim immigrant) as opposed to his political stances, and what his thoughts are being boiled down to this label. Note: This podcast was recorded on 24/04/2019.
1:05:13
May 22, 2019
Ep 52 - My Ten Nights: Never miss out giving charity on Laylatul Qadr
On this week's podcast, Salim is joined by Jessica as they speak to Ayat from www.MyTenNights.com  My Ten Nights in an automation platform that allows you to never miss Laylatul Qadr - you pick your charity before the last ten nights comes in, decide how much you want to pay across the last ten nights - and if you want to give more charity in the odd nights of Ramadan you can, and then it schedules it all in, meaning it's all automated, so you can focus on your Ibadah.  Last year My Ten Nights facilitated donations of over £1.3 million for various charities and this year they intend to smash that target. We speak to Ayat about the journey of the platform so far and also how we can stay authentic in our acts of worship in a increasingly automated and technologically advanced world! 
34:30
May 18, 2019
Ep 51 - How to get in the zone this Ramadan
As the month of Ramadan has blessed us once again, TMV chief editor Salim Kassam sits down with Sheikh Alihusain Datoo to talk about how to make the most of the holy month. The discuss the tradition of fasting within Islam as well as how to balance work and family with optimising the nights. They go on to discuss the last 10 nights of the holy month and the night of Qadr. We pray this month of Ramadan is a beneficial one for all our listeners! 
41:39
May 5, 2019
Ep 50 - The Honest Struggle: From gang-life to God
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim is joined by Justin Mashouf, director of The Honest Struggle,  and Sadiq, an ex-convict turned convert. The Honest Struggle follows Sadiq around after completing his sentence, depicting the trials faced as he re-enters society. We discuss the issues faced by many converts who leave prison, the lack of effort made by 'born-Muslims' to help them adjust, and the shocking reality that all too many face after their sentence is fulfilled. The Honest Struggle is will be available on April 8 on Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon in the US, Canada and UK. Outside of those regions it can be watched at honeststruggle.co.  Be sure to check out their trailer: https://vimeo.com/199255597 --- Support our Fragile Lives Launchgood campaign here:  www.launchgood.com/FragileLives. You can support The Muslim Vibe at www.themuslimvibe.com/support
56:38
April 10, 2019
The Christchurch Terrorist Attack
Earlier today whilst Muslims in New Zealand were attending Juma prayers, gunmen entered a couple of mosques and shot indiscriminately at worshippers. So far 49 people have lost their lives and dozens more are injured in hospital. The perpetrators are believed to be far-right extremists and one of them filmed the entire shooting on a bodycam which was live streamed on the internet. He also published a manifesto online, citing mass immigration as one of his motives. On this TMV Podcast, Salim speaks to Yaser, a Muslim based in Auckland, about the attacks and his initial reaction as well as the reaction of the New Zealand Muslim community and the public at large. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. Al-fatiha. 
40:25
March 15, 2019
Ep 49 - The Riz Test: Challenging how Muslims are portrayed on screen
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim is joined by Jessica (TMV Deputy Editor) and Shaf, a co-founder of The Riz Test. Taking their name from British-Muslim actor Riz Ahmed, they took inspiration from his now famous speech at the House of Commons in 2017. We discuss how The Riz Test came to be, the need for more Muslim representation in film and television, and the surprising number of films and television shows that fails in terms of accurately portraying Muslims onscreen. Be sure to check out www.riztest.com ------ You can support The Muslim Vibe at www.themuslimvibe.com/support
1:01:15
March 6, 2019
Ep 48 - A "Redneck" Muslim on combating White supremacy
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim spoke to Shane Atkinson, an American convert to Islam and self-described "redneck Muslim" about his journey to Islam, his role as a white "redneck" in the Muslim community and combating white supremacy.  You can watch the PBS documentary about Shane here: http://www.pbs.org/filmfestival/2018-festival/redneck-muslim/ ----- Click here to support The Muslim Vibe: www.themuslimvibe.com/support
47:41
February 5, 2019
Ep 47 - Locked up by the FBI
After being detained without charge by the FBI for 10 days, held as a 'material witness', we were joined on a special podcast by Sister Marzieh Hashemi who talked to Salim and Haseeb about her ordeal. She discusses the events of the last few weeks as well as her struggle to observe her faith whilst detained, being deprived halal food and having her hijab removed and she also has a message for young Muslim activists across the West. --------- You can support The Muslim Vibe here: www.themuslimvibe.com/support
35:00
January 28, 2019
Ep 46 - Exploring Surah Yusuf
On this week's TMV Podcast, Salim is joined by Sheikh Alihusain Datoo as they talk about Surah Yusuf, exploring both the depth of the story of Prophet Yusuf as well as the human element of this Surah that remains so empowering to this day.
58:58
January 15, 2019
Ep 45 - The Link Between Spirituality and Mental Health
Berak Hussain, a Muslim mental health speaker and Islamic counsellor and therapist, is pioneering the way for not only opening up discussions around mental health in general, but to also help Muslim communities break away from cultural taboos around ignoring mental health issues as well. Speaking to The Muslim Vibe's Chief Editor Salim Kassam on this week's podcast, Berak touches on important issues such as the link between faith and mental health, why men are typically not as involved in mental health discussions, and finally how to help survive mental illnesses such as depression and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
39:43
December 20, 2018
Ep 44 - Jae Deen On Writing Out The Qur'an, Muslim Influencers and Deen Squad Controversy
Jae Deen, a convert to Islam and part of the popular Muslim hip-hop group Deen Squad, is no stranger to controversy. Converting to Islam while still attending his Catholic high school and navigating his way through the complicated world of balancing religion with hip-hop, Jae Deen recognizes the power in both being an influencer as well as staying grounded. Speaking to The Muslim Vibe's Chief Editor Salim Kassam on this week's podcast, Jae Deen reflects on his personal journey through Islam and music, the role of Muslim influencers and their responsibility, and finally the inspiring Quran project that he recently undertook. Read more here: https://themuslimvi.be/2rw8Dqq
1:10:00
December 10, 2018
Ep 43 - Lisa Vogl Talks About Surviving Domestic Violence And Being An Entrepreneur
Lisa Vogl, an award-winning American fashion photographer, is the co-founder of the immensely popular modest fashion brand Verona Collection. Converting to Islam in 2011 and a proud supporter of hijab, Lisa spoke to The Muslim Vibe's Chief Editor Salim Kassam on this week's podcast about her journey through the entrepreneurial world with modest fashion, why conversations around hijab must be lead by women and not men, and her own experience of being a survivor of domestic violence and how she used her platform to speak out against it.
41:18
December 4, 2018
Ep 42 - Muslims Of The World
This week Salim has a chat with Sajjad Shah, the founder of popular Instagram account: Muslims Of The World (www.instagram.com/muslimsoftheworld1). They discuss where the idea for the page came from and how it grew to become the successful page it is today, boasting over 260K followers and having recently published their very own book with unique stories from Muslims around the world. Sajjad talks about the most memorable and mindblowing story he's encountered over the last few years and they also discuss armchair activism amongst many other things. You can purchase the book now on Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/9FExouH ----- Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: bit.ly/themuslimvibe or find us on Android podcast apps by searching for 'TMV Podcast'
40:32
November 26, 2018
Ep 41 - Photojournalist Emily Garthwaite Reflects On Her Arbaeen Experience
This week Salim is joined by Emily Garthwaite, a 25-year-old photojournalist from London who returned back from Iraq a few weeks ago having travelled to photograph the Arbaeen pilgrimage. The Arbaeen pilgrimage is one of the largest peaceful gatherings that takes annually and it marks 40 days after the day of Ashura, which commemorates the death of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. He was killed alongside his family members and close companions in the city of Karbala in the year 61 After Hijra. Every year millions of pilgrims flock to Iraq to remember Imam Hussain and the stand that he took against the tyrant Yazid. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: bit.ly/themuslimvibe
51:59
November 19, 2018
Ep 40 - Bridging Mental Health With Spirituality (Interview with Hooman Keshvarzi)
Syed Rizvi speaks with Hooman Keshvarzi, founding director of the Khalil Center, the largest provider of mental health for Muslims in the U.S. Syed has followed Hooman’s work since he was an undergraduate in Psychology attempting to better understand the overlap of Islam, as a spiritual discipline, and Psychology, as a set of principles designed to help individuals with unseen diseases. Specifically, the integration of the two and how the linking of spirituality and psychology could be the missing piece for what each was lacking. Psychology failing to understand the role of the ‘spirit’, and spirituality failing to account for neurological, biological, or societal deficits which may impair one’s spirit from ever flourishing in the first place. For more information on the Khalil Center, please visit: https://khalilcenter.com/ Thank you to Islamic Society of North America Convention for facilitating this conversation!
35:17
October 24, 2018
Ep 39 - It's Time To Talk: Right-Wing Activist vs Muslim Scholar (Debate)
Right-wing activist James Goddard debates Muslim scholar Sheikh Jaffer Ladak on a variety of concerns and issues. 1:22 - Intro & Islamophobia 33:59 - Israel/Palestine 54:45 - Is Islam Inherently Violent? 1:07:01 - The Right Wing Movement 1:30:30 - Immigration
1:51:51
August 13, 2018
Ep 38 - The Sheikh Who Conquered Twitter
On the TMV Podcast this week, our chief editor Salim Kassam is joined by Sheikh Azhar Nasser as they discuss social media, dealing with hate and his new book entitled 'The Grand Tour: Quranic Descriptions of Paradise'. Sheikh Azhar Nasser was born and raised in Michigan, USA and has a degree in cultural anthropology. Sheikh Azhar has a deep passion for the study of the Holy Quran and is also the religious director of CBE, an organization which specializes in the production of short, spiritually-uplifting videos. Only last year he began posting on Twitter and has quickly amassed a following of over 50,000 people. You can find him on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/ShaykhAzhar His book is now available to purchase on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Tour-Quranic-Descriptions-Paradise/dp/1986733629
40:13
June 11, 2018
Angels of Mercy (Spoken Word)
This emotional spoken word is in tribute to Razan al-Najjar and every innocent Palestinian soul killed fighting for their rights. Scroll down for the video and full lyrics. Razan al-Najjar was a Palestinian medic from Gaza who was brutally killed by an Israeli sniper as she heroically tended to the wounds of injured protesters. Though she was clearly wearing a white medic coat, Zionist occupation forces still pulled the trigger from a sniper which pierced her chest leaving her coat soaked in blood. Razan al-Najjar isn’t the first innocent civilian to be killed by the genocidal forces of Israel, and certainly will not be the last until Palestine is free from the occupiers.
03:30
June 11, 2018
Ep 37 - Reflective back on 21 years of activism with the IHRC (ft. Arzu Merali)
Salim is joined by Arzu Merali as they discuss the origins and work of one of the longest standing Islamic activist groups in the UK, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). Arzu Merali is a writer and researcher based in London. She is one of the co-founders of the IHRC and recently authored a research paper on Dominant Counter-Narratives to Islamophobia, co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union.
51:48
May 22, 2018
Ep 36 - Are we going to face a Muslim genocide in The West?
Salim is joined by Imran Shah and Haseeb Rizvi as they discuss the notion of Muslims facing a potential genocide in the West given the heightened levels of Islamophobic narrative found in some parts of the media and in online dialogue, alongside increased anti-Muslim attacks and hate-crimes across the region. Imran Shah is currently the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK) team. Haseeb Rizvi is the co-founder and director of The Muslm Vibe. You can subcribe to our podcast on iTunes here: www.bit.ly/themuslimvibe
56:10
May 14, 2018
Ep 35 - Moving the Muslim discourse away from terrorism
Salim is joined by Tufyal Choudhury, as they discuss moving the Muslim narrative away from terrorism and towards recognising the richness, diversity and plurality of Muslim culture. Tufyal is an Assistant Professor of Human Rights Law at Durham University and Director of MFest - a festival of Muslim cultures and ideas taking place in London this April. You can find out more about MFest here: http://mfest.org/
28:44
March 29, 2018
Ep 34 - Answering Questions About Mental Health (ft. Berak Hussain)
Salim is joined once again by Berak Hussain, a qualified counsellor and a registered psychotherapist to try and deal with your issues and questions. There is no topic off the table and we promise complete anonymity. We sat down this week with Berak to answer some of the questions sent in via our website. If you have any questions for next month's Mental Health podcast, feel free to send them in anonymously here: themuslimvibe.com/realtalk
1:14:15
March 19, 2018
Ep 33 - The Muslim Woman Experience (ft. Malia Bouattia & Sabah Choudhry)
Salim is joined this week by Malia Bouattia and Sabah Choudhry, two panellists on British Muslim TV's discussion show 'Women Like Us'. On this podcast they discuss the issue of access to Islamic centres for women, the discrimination faced by Muslim women in the public sphere, the rise of the modest fashion industry and much more... Subscribe to The Muslim Vibe podcast on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/themuslimvibe
34:28
March 6, 2018
Ep 32 - Activism Through Art
Art is an incredible avenue for activism. We're joined by Usaama Minhas and Asiya Elgady to tell us about their incredible talent and how they use it to make a difference. Usaama is the Hammer and Tongue Nations Slam Champion of 2018. You can find Usaama on social media here: YouTube: https://t.co/tdI1wKMrY1 Twitter/IG: @yoUsaama Facebook: www.facebook.com/yoUsaama Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here: http://apple.co/2jjdjJo
47:42
February 27, 2018
Ep 31 - The 4 core reasons why marriages fail
If you're having trouble with your marriage, this podcast is for you. Salim sits down with Abbas Merali, co-author of 'From Marriage to Parenthood: The Heavenly Path', to discuss the essential relationship rules that couples must follow to enjoy a healthy marriage.
33:11
February 19, 2018
Ep 30 - Is Islam a Misogynistic Religion?
Today marks one hundred years since the first women were given the right to vote in the UK. On this week's podcast, Salim is joined by Sheikh Jaffer Ladak as they discuss everything from gender roles within the household, female leadership in our mosques and the modern feminist movement. This podcast is one not to be missed! Subscribe on iTunes here: https://apple.co/2jjdjJo You can find Sheikh Jaffer Ladak on social media below: https://www.facebook.com/SheikhJafferLadak https://twitter.com/jafferladak
59:40
February 6, 2018
Ep 29 - Real Talk: Answering your mental-health questions with Berak Hussain
We're joined by Berak Hussain, a qualified counsellor and a registered psychotherapist to try and deal with your issues and questions. There is no topic off the table and we promise complete anonymity. We sat down this week with Berak to answer some of the questions sent in via our website. If you have any questions for next month's 'Real Talk' podcast, feel free to send them in anonymously here: https://themuslimvibe.com/realtalk
46:46
January 30, 2018
Ep 28 - New Year, New You? (with Mahmood Mawjee)
Have you set New Years Resolutions that you're struggling to stick to? This week, Salim is joined by Mahmood Mawjee, a motivational speaker and life-coach. They discuss how to achieve happiness in life, setting goals in life that are achievable and how to stick to those goals! Mahmood has spent the last few years inspiring local communities about getting in good physical & mental shape as well as, importantly, how to maintain that lifestyle. You can follow Mahmood on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mahmoodmawjee79/
44:59
January 24, 2018
Ep 27 - Inside the Soul of Islam with Mamoon Yusaf
Inayat is joined this week by author, peace activist and transformational life coach Mamoon Yusaf to discuss his new book 'Inside The Soul of Islam'. They discuss Mamoon's fascinating personal journey as his first book, which offers a unique view into the love, beauty and wisdom of Islam for spiritual seekers of all faiths. You can get your copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-Soul-Islam-Spiritual-Seekers/dp/1781809127/ Also be sure to follow Mamoon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MamoonCoach/
54:33
January 10, 2018
Ep 26 - Inclusiveness In The Muslim Community
This week Inayat discusses disability and inclusiveness in our community centres. Joined by Sukaina Dada from SMILE Canada and Maisam-Reza Khaku a London-based deaf activist, they explore how much our centres currently cater for those with physical and mental disabilities and what more can be done. Note: We are always learning and raising awareness and even this discussion is a prime example as we have learned to be more aware of the words we use - people live with disabilities but that doesn’t mean they are ‘suffering’ You can find out more about SMILE on their website http://www.smilecan.org/ or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unitedwesmile
40:57
January 2, 2018
Ep 25 - A glimpse into the halal food industry
Inayat is joined by Siddika Jaffer from Halal Dining Club and Fizzah Sayed from London Haloodies as they discuss everything halal food related in this week's podcast!
57:03
December 18, 2017
Ep 24 - Muslims in the Mainstream Media with Assed Baig
This week Inayat is joined by journalist Assed Baig as they discuss his journey working in the media and pose the questions: do we need more Muslims within the mainstream media? Are there obstacles for minority groups getting into media positions? Can we work within the mainstream media without compromising their values? And much much more!
1:26:06
October 31, 2017
Ep 23 - Black History Month
Inayat is joined by Saraiya Bah and Sakina Lenoir to discuss the UK's Black History Month
1:26:06
October 16, 2017
Ep 22 - Dove's racist advert, Harvey Weinstein and the Vegas shooting
As The Muslim Vibe turns 3 years old(!), Inayat is joined by Haseeb and Nouri as they discuss the Las Vegas shooting, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Dove's recent racist advert and the future of The Muslim Vibe!
1:15:06
October 16, 2017
Ep 21 - Cornershop Show: Muslims in creative spaces
This week Inayat is joined by Islah and Rob from YouTube's Cornershop Show. They talk about the story behind the show that has amassed thousands of subscribers and have a wider discussion about Muslims in creative spaces! You can watch Cornershop on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/2jNqhF1
47:36
September 21, 2017
Ep 20 - The plight of the Rohingya
This week Inayat is joined by The Muslim Vibe editors Salim and Afrah. They discuss the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the Parsons Green terrorist attack as well the rise of the podcast.
32:25
September 15, 2017
Ep 19 - Muslims And Fostering
Inayat is joined by Mehtab Jeraj and her daughter Esmat. Mehtab has spent over 25 years fostering vulnerable children and Esmat (having grown up in that household) recently wrote a response to the media stories vilifying a Muslim foster family that was looking after a 'Christian' child. This is a fascinating insight into their lives and experiences!
51:16
September 6, 2017
Ep 18 - Princess Diana 20 Years On, Hajj and Nuclear Disarmament
This week Inayat is joined by Ishtar al-Shammari from Alleya Designs and editor-in-chief of The Muslim Vibe, Salim Kassam. They discuss the life and legacy of Princess Diana 20 years after her death, as well as sharing their experiences from visiting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the Hajj pilgrimage. Finally they finish with a brief look at the current North Korea situation and ask whether we should even have nuclear weapons at all!?
50:19
August 31, 2017
Ep 17 - Barcelona Attacks, Channel 4's 'The State' and Muslims on Social Media
This week Inayat is joined by writer and journalist Hussein Kesvani as well as editor-in-chief of The Muslim Vibe, Salim Kassam. They discuss the gamification of terror attacks online in light of the recent Barcelona attacks, Channel 4's drama 'The State' about new recruits joining ISIS fighters in Syria as well as Hussein's upcoming book about British Muslims on social media.
59:57
August 22, 2017
Ep 16 - Charlottesville, Amir Khan's divorce and Neymar's big money move
This week Inayat is joined by the editor-in-chief and senior editor of The Muslim Vibe, Salim Kassam and Nouri Sardar. They discuss some of the trending news stories at the moment. In particular the recent rise of right-wing extremism in America under the presidency of Donald Trump, Amir Khan's decision to make his personal issues public through the use of social media and finally the implications of Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for a £500,000+ per week salary!
56:23
August 16, 2017
Ep 15 - The forgotten Kashmir conflict
Inayat is joined this week by Shahid Lone to discuss the conflict in Kashmir. Shahid is a writer, orator, activist and doctoral fellow in Political Economy and has devoted much of his life to raising awareness about the situation in Kashmir.
1:03:52
August 1, 2017
Ep 14 - My trip to war-torn Mosul
Inayat is joined by Madiha Raza of Muslim Aid and Haseeb Rizvi the director of The Muslim Vibe. This week's podcast discusses Madiha's recent humanitarian trip to war-torn Mosul as well as the political and humanitarian situation in Iraq and the future of the region.
1:04:33
August 1, 2017
Ep 13 - Muslim Dating: What your swipe hand possesses
This week Inayat is joined by renowned comedians Omar Hamdi and Bilal Zafar. They discuss the topics of marriage, dating and the growing use of technology in the match-making process. Subscribe to our podcast here: http://apple.co/2jjdjJo
59:18
July 20, 2017
Ep 12 - Female Muslim Empowerment
Inayat Kanji is joined by Suhaiymah (AKA The Brown Hijabi) and Ishtar al-Shammari from Alleya Designs and this week they discuss female Muslim empowerment, creative expression, colonialism and more! Make sure you subscribe to our weekly podcast: http://bit.ly/2sCVSNw You can check out The Brown Hijabi's blog here: https://thebrownhijabi.com/ You can follow Alleya Designs on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alleyadesigns/
46:03
July 11, 2017
Ep 11 - Islamophobia And right-wing extremism
Inayat Kanji is joined this week by the chief editor of The Muslim Vibe, Salim Kassam and secretary of the APPG on Islamophobia Hayyan Ayaz Bhabha as they discussing the recent trend of rising Islamophobia and right-wing extremism in the UK. You can subscribe to our weekly podcast here: http://bit.ly/2sCVSNw
49:32
July 5, 2017
Ep 10 - Grenfell Tower Fire
The Muslim Vibe podcast is back! With a new host - Inayat Kanji - and joined this week by Chief Editor Salim Kassam and Senior Editor Nouri Sardar. This week they discuss the horrible Grenfell Tower fire that took place a few weeks ago in London as well as Nouri's spoken-word piece dedicated to the victims of the tragedy.
34:22
June 22, 2017
Ep 9 - Muslim women carving a new space in politics with Naz Shah and Faduma Hassan
On this week’s podcast, Salim and Afrah get a little serious with Naz Shah, the MP for Bradford West and Faduma Hassan, a member of Momentum. In the podcast, they discuss the following topics: - The gender imbalance in British parliament - Being a Muslim woman in politics - Career choices and the wider community - Engaging the youth in politics If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions for our future podcasts, don’t hesitate to get in touch on editor@themuslimvibe.com Please make sure you subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2jjdjJo
30:12
January 26, 2017
8 things every Muslim needs to look out for in 2017
Salim and Haseeb discuss 2017 and what kinds of things we as Muslims need to look out for. If 2016 is anything to go by, this coming year promises to be...interesting - to say the least!
40:10
January 1, 2017
Ep 8 - Does the problem of racism exist within the Muslim community?
We discuss racism and Islam with one of the leading voice for Muslims and Islam in Michigan. Dawud Walid is the Executive Director of the Michigan branch of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and an Imam who has traveled around the USA delivering speeches and sermons on a range of topics. On this podcast, we tackle the issue of race within our communities, the Black Lives Matter movement and Trump's America. We apologise for the audio quality as there were a few technical issues this week, but do tune in and feel free to get in touch with any feedback or ideas for future podcasts on editor@themuslimvibe.com Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-muslim-vibe-podcast/id1169002587?mt=2
24:49
December 21, 2016
Ep 7 - Discussing #MuslimsLikeUS with Zohra from the show
In the UK this week a TV show called Muslims Like Us aired on BBC2. It was a social experiment of sorts, where they took 10 Muslims from across the UK and put them in a house together for 10 days. The two-part documentary was a fascinating look at the broad spectrum of Muslims in the UK and on this podcast we discuss the documentary, Zohra's experiences being on the show and the response after it was aired on national television. We also discuss notions of identity, what it means to be British and the representation of Muslims in the mainstream media. You can watch both episodes on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNvZmvBbJjGfAp45M5jkKg Zohra is the founder and editor of HalalGems, an online magazine and app that finds the best halal food in the world! www.halalgems.com Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-muslim-vibe-podcast/id1169002587?mt=2
28:42
December 15, 2016
Ep 6 - The death of Vine, interracial marriage and a chat with Subhi Taha
We take things international this week and have a chat with fashion designer and blogger, Subhi Taha. We discuss... - the death of the social media platform Vine - interracial marriages (in light of Subhi's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb--8sPWB6c) - Muslim men in fashion and Subhi's his new line (which you can find here: https://www.subhitaha.com/) If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions for future podcast, don't hesitate to get in touch on editor@themuslimvibe.com Please make sure you subscribe to our podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-muslim-vibe-podcast/id1169002587?mt=2
31:19
December 6, 2016
Ep 5 - In conversation with Imran Yusuf
Afrah and Salim have a chat with award-winning comedian Imran Yusuf... They discuss identity, race, history, Brexit, Trump, David vs Goliath, Star Wars, Imran's latest venture - HaLOL... and so much more! Imran has toured the country performing his comedy routines and has featured on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on BBC1. To find out more about HaLOL, please visit: http://halol.net/ If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions for future podcast, don't hesitate to get in touch on editor@themuslimvibe.com
23:09
November 29, 2016
Ep 4 - Obama's legacy, Maajid Nawaz and the dangers of street Dawah
On this week’s podcast, Salim and Afrah are joined once more by Nargess Moballeghi (www.twitter.com/JournoNargess) and Haseeb Rizvi to discuss: - The dangers of aggressive street dawah with the likes of Dawah Man - Maajid Nawaz being listed on the Southern Poverty Law Centre as an anti-Muslim extremist - The 'legacy' of President Barack Obama The articles discussed in this podcast can be found here: "Maajid Nawaz: Islam's threat from within - https://themuslimvibe.com/muslim-current-affairs-news/islamophobia-news-stories/maajid-nawaz-islams-threat-from-within Dawah Man and the dangers of aggressive street dawah - https://themuslimvibe.com/featured/dawah-man-and-the-dangers-of-aggressive-street-dawah We look forward to your thoughts and feedback, and hopefully some suggestions for our next topics. You can do so by emailing us on editor@themsulimvibe.com.
28:43
November 25, 2016
US Election Special: President Trump - what now for American Muslims?
Donald Trump is president-elect of the USA.... In this US Election Special, Salim and Afrah are joined once more by independent journalist, Nargess Moballeghi (https://www.facebook.com/nargess.moballeghi/) and in a debut for Haseeb Rizvi, the director of The Muslim Vibe. In this podcast, they will be discussing Donald J. Trump being elected as the next President of the United States of America and what that could mean for American Muslims... In this special election edition, they discuss their responses (and that of the wider world) to the results, why it is that Clinton lost and what’s next for American Muslims. We look forward to your thoughts and feedback, and hopefully some suggestions for our next topics. You can do so by emailing us on editor@themsulimvibe.com.
33:37
November 10, 2016
Ep 3 - Hajj reflections and Taekwondo hijabis
On this week’s podcast, Salim and Afrah decide that it's about time to talk about their journey to Hajj this year. As promised ahead of their trip, they share their reflections on what it means to make the journey into the heart of Islam. You can see some of the pictures from their journey shared on our Instagram. They discuss how we should take inspiration from the journey of Hajj and learn to get past our differences and to come together if we truly seek to change the world in which to live. Furthermore, any kind of change is one that comes from inside and the commitment of such a journey is one that should start with ourselves ahead of anything else. In the second part of this podcast, the team has a chat with the silver medalist of the Great Britain Taekwondo Nationals, Duha Al-Hassani, which comes off the back of quite a surprising interest on the story of Kubra Dagli, Turkish Taekwondo world champion, who competed in a hijab. Read more here: https://themuslimvibe.com/daily-viral-videos/from-the-web/turkish-athlete-kubra-tagli-kicks-up-a-storm-whilst-winning-gold-in-taekwondo-world-championships Duha discusses the way in which Muslim women are changing the face of sports and the positive responses she has received in her own journey into competitive sporting. She also picks on some incredible Muslim sporting heroes and you can see the video of the Iranian Futsal team discussed here: https://www.facebook.com/themuslimvibe/videos/679862905502047/ She also mentions Lutalo Muhammad's narrowly missing out on the gold medal in Taekwondo in the Olympics over the summer. Here is the video of his heartbreaking interview immediately after the bout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=456qtt718hk We look forward to your thoughts and feedback, and hopefully some suggestions for our next topics. You can do so by emailing us on editor@themsulimvibe.com. Don’t forget to connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!
26:41
November 8, 2016
Ep 2 - Calais Jungle, veganism and the US Elections
In this episode, Salim and Afrah are joined by independent journalist, Nargess Moballeghi (Twitter: @JournoNargess) to discuss the following key points: - The destruction of the Calais Jungle - Should more Muslims turn to veganism? - The insanity of the US Elections The articles accessed and discussed in this podcast can be found here: Nadia Kadry: It is time more Muslims turned to Veganism? (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2fcyyMS) Sheikh Jafer Ladak: Thinking of voting for the lesser of two evils in the US elections? Why not vote for someone not evil? (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2fcy1dC) Faizhan Hussain: Why Donald Trump should be the next President (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2fcuewS) Muddassar Ahmed: If you're remotely even vaguely Muslim and you don't vote for Hillary, you are contributing to your own destruction (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2fv8hgf) Dawud Walid: Why American Muslims cannot afford to vote 3rd party this election (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2fcxAjw) The Islamic perspective on the environment: (Link: http://themuslimvi.be/2faWxOQ) We look forward to your thoughts and feedback, and hopefully some suggestions for our next topics. You can do so by emailing us on editor@themsulimvibe.com.
21:36
November 2, 2016
Ep 1 - Prevent, Wonder Woman and caring for the elderly
We're pleased to announce the launch of The Muslim Vibe Podcast! In this episode, independent journalist, Nargess Moballeghi and our chief editor, Salim Kassam, join our deputy editor, Afrah Mansour to discuss the following key points: Britain’s counter terrorist policy, Prevent, and if it’s working in the current political climate. The United Nation making Wonder Woman the gender equality ambassador. The ethics of looking after our elderly, and if we’re failing to do so in our communities. The articles accessed and discussed in this podcast can be found below: Miqdaad Versi for The Guardian: “Prevent is failing. Any effective strategy must include Muslim communities.” – 20th October 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/20/prevent-isnt-working-inclusive-muslim-communities-counter-terrorism Rob Merrick for The Independent: “Oxford University vice-chancellor says Prevent strategy is ‘wrong-headed.’” – 22nd October 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/oxford-university-vice-chancellor-says-prevent-strategy-wrong-headed-a7323916.html UN Petition: “Reconsider the choice of Wonder Woman as the UN’s Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls.” http://www.thepetitionsite.com/741/288/432/reconsider-the-choice-of-honorary-ambassador-for-the-empowerment-of-women-and-girls/ Afrah Mansour for The Muslim Vibe: “The ethics of looking after our elderly.” – 23rd October 2016. https://themuslimvibe.com/faith-islam/the-ethics-of-looking-after-our-elderly Jeremy Hunt for the Department of Health: “The forgotten million.” – 18th October 2013. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-forgotten-million We look forward to your thoughts and feedback, and hopefully some suggestions for our next topics. You can do so by emailing us on editor@themsulimvibe.com. Don’t forget to connect on FB, Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to our podcast. https://twitter.com/journonargess https://twitter.com/infinitesimalll https://twitter.com/msalimkassam
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October 25, 2016