Im not even going to try and pretend that I didn’t have a fangirl moment when I recorded this episode- I completely own it…
It is a gloomy Sunday and I am thrilled about spending my entire day indoors. I made myself some hot chocolate and I’m a little disappointed because per my little sisters taste, it is pumpkin spice flavored- rolls eyes.
So, I felt the urge to sit down and write something. If you know me then I know what you’re thinking, Noor writing? But for some reason lately I’ve wanted to express myself in a different way. And my apologies for the quality and style, I usually like to scribble on paper not flush my thoughts in words.
A new episode is live on the podcast! This time I was joined by Brenda who converted to Islam in 1986. I was excited to learn more about her conversion story because although I have known her since I was a child I actually never really knew what her story was.
Brenda, who was born to a White German mother and a Mexican father, was introduced to Islam during a rough time in her life. I couldn’t help but smile as I listened to her story of how her husband introduced her to Islam by giving her a Quran when they first met and how they both as converts grew together as better Muslims, strengthening their Iman (faith). Brenda also talks about the struggles of being in an interacial relationship with an African-American man and the types of discrimination they faced.
I love how easy it is to get connected to people today! I feel so fortunate to get to meet such inspiring and strong women from all over the world, and my next guest is an absolute example of that strength.
I met Mariam through a mutual friend who thought Mariam would be a great feature. I was told she was amazing and smart and that I should have her on because she had a story to share. At that time, and really up until I got Mariam on the phone, I didn’t know what that story was. When she started to tell me about it I was compeltetly tuned in! It was one for the books…
First, Ramadan Mubarak! I know I’m kind of late considering Eid is about a week away. Is anyone else freaked out by how fast time is passing!?
Any who, I recorded an episode with my sister, Hana, that is available HERE for iTunes and HERE for for Android . Hana and I actually tried recording an episode together months ago but for whatever reason our recording was full of problems – wasn’t the time I guess?
I have been trying to figure out the right space and medium for me to share everything in my thought bubbles. Recently I started listening to podcasts within the past year, and I think that there is definitely a space for what I want to do in that arena. My friend Khulood is really into them and we actually love discussing our favorite shows and she often sends funny or interesting episodes. Continue reading “IM LAUNCHING A PODCAST!”
Isn’t it the hardest thing to sit down and write something about yourself? There are so many things that make up a person and knowing what aspects of you to share can be overwhelming, but I’ll try.