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Episode 24: Mommying While Muslim Podcast with Zaiba Hasan & Uzma Jafri

Did you know that Muslim is NOT a religion? There are a lot of misconceptions around the Muslim community and Islam. In this episode, I had on Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri, podcast hosts and founders of Mommying While Muslim.

Zaiba and Uzma explain the Islamic religion and how it differs (and how it’s similar) to other religions, like Christianity. They talk about how the religion is practiced differently based on geographic location and answer a few questions I had about being Muslim.

You’ll learn so much about how Muslim Americans feel in our country and the struggles they go through. Zaiba and Uzma also share about the challenges that non-white-passing Muslims face and how to teach your children to be accepting of other people, religions and cultures.

What’s in this episode:

  • The basics of the Islam

  • How the media misinterprets Muslims and Islam

  • Why you need to go deeper and get to know people

  • All about the hijab and modesty

  • How Muslim Americans practice their religion vs. Muslims in other countries

  • Rituals vs. core values in Islam

  • How being white-passing affects them as Muslims

  • Advice on how to teach your white children about being accepting

  • Why you shouldn’t dehumanize others (and how it perpetuates the “other divide”)

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