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Muslim

  • Nida Allam and Lela Ali are two trailblazing Muslim women in politics. Allam is the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina as Durham County Commissioner, and she recently announced her bid for Congress (no big deal). Ali is Policy and Program Director at Muslim Women For, nurturing vibrant Muslim communities through grassroots organizing. In this episode, the first of a two-part conversation, Yasmin asks both guests about their motivations for entering politics and the challenges they face, including Islamophobia.
  • In the Season 2 debut, guests Abdullah Dorgham and Ahmed Amer bond with host Yasmin Bendaas over a shared confusion that comes when asked to fill out their race on forms.
  • In the second season of the show, host Yasmin Bendaas explores how social justice intersects with Muslim faith.
  • Guests Eiman Ali and Nigel Edwards discuss the Black Muslim experience in this excerpt from the first season, including their experiences of racism within the Muslim community, navigating their layered identities, and the challenges of an interracial marriage. | Hear the full discussion with Eiman and Nigel here.
  • Guests Kathia Guerrero and Shirley Puente are Mexican and Peruvian converts to Islam. In this excerpt from the first season, we discuss what drew them to the faith, how they maintain their Latina identity with their Muslim identity, and how they discovered a bigger Latinx convert community than they expected. | Hear more from Shirley and Kathia here.
  • The recent and devastating attack in Afghanistan by the so-called “Islamic State” killed up to 170 people at the Kabul airport — demonstrating that the battle against branches of the extremist group isn’t over, while both Muslims and non-Muslims remain in their line of fire. In this excerpt from Season 1, Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb of the Islamic Association of Raleigh walks us through Islamic texts as we refute ISIS’s claim to Islamic teachings. Please note: This episode discusses topics like suicide and sexual violence. | Hear more from Imam AbuTaleb here.
  • Authorities are investigating a fire at a North Carolina mosque that's under construction.Cary town spokesman Stephen McNulty says firefighters were…
  • In January President Donald Trump issued an executive order that capped the number of refugees who could enter the United States at 50,000. That number…
  • In January President Donald Trump issued an executive order that capped the number of refugees who could enter the United States at 50,000. That number…
  • Law
    The Fort Bragg Army Reserve officer charged after a series of threatening incidents Thursday night at a mosque in Hoke County is a decorated veteran of…