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Episode 30: What Do You Think A Soul Is?
In this last episode of our Ramadan series, we hear from friends of the show about the Night of Power and what it’s like to pray all night. Ahmed talks with BuzzFeed’s Nabiha Syed and Zainab Shah about imagining God when they were kids, counting prayers, heaven and hell, and what souls are like. Then, Ahmed calls up a special guest. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Nabiha at @nabihasyed, Follow Zainab at @zainabshah Follow the show at @seesomething and watch our new videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at email@example.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Subscribe to our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter Read Farihas essay at https://www.buzzfeed.com/fariharoisin/i-have-the-audacity-to-be-both-things-at-once (edited)
Episode 29: God Giveth Biryani And God Taketh Away Pernil
In the fourth episode of the Ramadan series, Ahmed talks to converts about the struggles and joys of finding community in immigrant Muslim masjids. First, we listen to some of the thoughts Chris St. Louis and Cassandra Villarreal recorded throughout the first few weeks of Ramadan. Then, we check in with them about cultural authenticity, losing pork but gaining biryani, and why it’s frustrating to be introduced as a convert. Then, Ahmed talks to poet Kima Jones about converting when she was full of wild teenage hormones, living in a mixed religious family, and anti-blackness in the masjid. Plus! Kima reads from her piece, The Aqiqa. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow Kima at Follow the show at @seesomething and watch our new videos at facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com Subscribe to our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter Read Kima’s essay here: http://midnightbreakfast.com/aqiqah Read Pacinthe Mattar’s essay “How The Internet Made Ramadan Feel Like Home Again” here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/pacinthemattar/misfits-and-in-betweeners
Episode 28: #BlackMuslimRamadan
For the third episode in our Ramadan series, we focus on a community that isn’t often centered during Ramadan — black Muslims. First up, Ahmed talks with Sarah Hagi, who writes for Vice, about the glory of #BlackMuslimRamadan and #BlackoutEid. Then, a longer conversation with Ikhlas Saleem, who co-hosts the Identity Politics podcast, about moving away from, and back to, the black Muslim community she grew up in. Plus — why she joined the international students association in college despite being 100% American. Finally, Ikhlas calls her mom to ask her a few questions about her first Ramadan. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Sarah at .
Episode 27: Prayers Over Here, Kidz Bop Over There
In the second part of our Ramadan miniseries, Ahmed talks about the mosque and the challenges around building community. He’s joined by Hind Makki, creator of Side Entrance, and Margari Aziza, a writer and co-founder of The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, to talk about how the mosque can exclude women and black American Muslims, and why third spaces have popped up to serve communities. Then, Ahmed calls El-Farouk Khaki, the founder and Imam of the Toronto Unity Mosque, to hear about radical tawhid and creating inclusive spaces. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Margari at @Margari_Aziza and @MuslimARC, Follow Hind at @HindMakki and @SideEntrance, Follow El Farouk on FB at @El-Farouk-Khaki-61420577540. Read Randa’s essay and more at .
Episode 26: The Fast And The Furious
Ramadan Mubarak folks! It’s that magical 30 days where we’re all hungry and sleepy and trying to be a better person. See Something Say Something is celebrating this Ramadan with a mini-series. And this first episode is all about fasting. Ahmed talks to Kamelya Omayma Youssef, who grew up in Dearborn, MI, with parents who didn’t fast. At a certain point as a teenager, she had to figure out what she wanted to do. Then, Ahmed is joined by comedian Aman Ali to talk about how he drove across the country six years ago, breaking his fast in a new state and a new mosque every night. And finally, we hear from former competitive Olympic weightlifter Kulsoom Abdullah, about how professional athletes train during Ramadan. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads, Follow Kamelya on instagram at @kamelya.omayma, Follow Aman at @amanali, Follow Kulsoom at @liftingcovered. Find more Sally's articles and more at buzzfeed.com/ramadan Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast, Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter, Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething, Email us at email@example.com. Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. For tickets and info about the Northside Festival, visit .