Maybe Drake was right, trigger fingers have turned to Twitter fingers. In the world of social justice Twitter it’s all too tempting to go for the clap back—but is that the best way to communicate and advocate for change? Ikhlas and Makkah talk to activist and prolific tweeter Yasmin Yonis…Read More
Identity Politics is a podcast focused on race, gender and Muslims in America. This podcast explores how Muslims are balancing and prioritizing their multiple identities and how these intersections influence how they see themselves, interact with each other and their civic engagement in America.
Each month, co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite a wide variety of guests—professors, writers, activists, artists, students and more—to share their work, stories and perspectives about multiple areas of Muslim life in America.
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Nowadays everybody wanna talk about “Muslims” and “the Media,” but what about Muslims in the media? Pop-culture enthusiast Tawfiq Farraj talks to us about the representation of Muslims in TV and film and journalists Malika Bilal and Noreen Nasir join us to chat about how they balance the responsibilities of…Read More
In episode 15, two podcast worlds collide. #GoodMuslimBadMuslim hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh discuss podcasting while Muslim, Iranian, Bengali, American, feminist, comedian, artist, activist…(you get the point). We talk about what it’s like to walk the fine line between what it means to be a good and bad Muslim — and…Read More
Is it possible to be “just Muslim?” In Episode 14, Sarrah AbuLughod and Shereen Yousuf reflect on Shia erasure and being invisible minorities in the American Muslim community. Guests: Sarrah AbuLughod, @SarrahABL, is the Community Engagement Manager at The Family and Youth Institute and a graduate student of Islamic Studies,…Read More
Where are you from? No, where are you *really* from? It’s a question that many Black Americans don’t always want to or know how to answer. As Black History Month winds down, Makkah and Ikhlas speak with Kameelah Rashad and Bashirah Mack about why they decided to learn more about…Read More
Do you ever feel like you exist in a world that doesn’t have space for someone like you? In Episode 12, Ikhlas interviews her good friend Yasmine Muhammad about her struggle to find her voice within Islam. We also speak with writers and poets Fatimah Asghar, Safia Elhillo and Hanif…Read More
Two young white Americans, talk to us about how being Muslim influences the way they think about, talk about and experience race.Read More
So we LOVE all of our episodes, but there are some that are near and dear to our hearts (and we think yours, too). Here are 5 episodes that we couldn’t stop thinking about in 2016.Read More
What’s the relationship between race, religion and hip hop? Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer joins us on this episode to talk about what she calls Muslim Cool—a way of being Muslim in the U.S. that explores the relationship between Islam, hip hop and popular culture.Read More
Identity Politics is an altM podcast focused on race, gender and Muslims in America. This podcast explores how Muslims are balancing and prioritizing their multiple identities and how these intersections influence how they see themselves, interact with each other and their civic engagement in America. Each month, co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and…Read More