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Episode 11: White and Muslim in America

It’s time to talk about race with one group of American Muslims we don’t often hear from on this topic: white people. In Episode 11, we chat with Alex and Lauren, two young white Americans, about how being Muslim influences the way they think about, talk about and experience race.

Guests: Alex and Lauren

Episode details:

(1:01) A look back on 2016 and how the podcast went from being a hot mess to Ikhlas and Makkah realizing they might be on to something

(4:48) The #RIS2016 controversy and why racial competency is more important than ever

(11:00) Making a case for why it’s time to bring white people into conversations about race in America

(13:30) An interview with two young white Muslims about how being Muslim complicates their relationship to whiteness

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Intro and Outro Music:
RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed: freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__K…ious_-_08_RSPN

Transition music:
Cash Rules by Ari de Niro, CC-licensed: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ari_de_Niro/Jules_Lives/Cash_Rules
Trap Lyfe by Ari de Niro, CC-licensed: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ari_de_Niro/Jules_Lives/Trap_Lyfe

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.

Guest: Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Follow @DrSuad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSuad
Check out her website: http://www.suadabdulkhabeer.com
And you can buy Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States here: http://www.suadabdulkhabeer.com/muslim-cool-book/

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Intro and Outro Music:
RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN

Transition music:
Emo Step Show by The Custodian of Records, CC-licensed: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Custodian_of_Records/She_Hate_Me/Emo_Step_Show
05 Too Complex Instrumental by 6th Sense, CC-licensed: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/6th_Sense/Its_A_6th_Sense_Beat_Yo/05_Too_Complex_Instrumental_____6th_Sense_amp_The_Kid_Daytonamp3

Listen to four young Muslims talk about how they felt on election night, what they did after and where we can go from here.

Guests (in order of appearance):
Farha Tahir
Joshua Wilkerson
Sarina Bajwa
Maryam Adamu(featuring a quote by Paul Jackson)

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Ikhlas and Makkah are back and excited to sit down with Asma Uddin, founding editor-in-chief of AltMuslimah to talk about hijabis on Instagram, exercising our religious liberties and what it means to aspire to be the “first hijabi” anything.

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Ikhlas and Makkah talk deen and dunya, how to get closer to #RamadanGoals, and struggle to remember Ramadans pre-25.

Thanks for listening, here’s where you can find us:

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Intro and Outro Music:
RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed: freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__K…ious_-_08_RSPN

Tune in for a conversation about love: how to find it, how to keep it, and what happens when you lose it. Ikhlas and Makkah speak to a few folks in different stages of their romantic journeys about relationships, marriage, and “Black Love,” that alluring concept that Barack and Michelle have us all craving.

Guests:
Imam Nadim and Mu’mina Ali, Makkah’s parents
Ihssan Tahir, @IhssanTahir, blogger at MUSLIMnLOVE
Joshua Wilkerson, Ikhlas’ husband, @AskiyaAli

Thanks for listening, here’s where you can find us:

Subscribe and follow Identity Politics on iTunes, Soundcloud, Acast and Stitcher so you’ll never miss an episode. And don’t forget to rate and review us: itun.es/us/oSeegb.c

Follow us on Twitter: @i_saleem, @MsMakkah and @identitypolpod
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Questions, comments, suggestions? Email identitypoliticspodcast@gmail.com

Intro and Outro Music:
RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed: freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__K…ious_-_08_RSPN

On this episode, Ikhlas and Makkah speak to a few folks in different stages of their romantic journeys about relationships, marriage, and “Black Love,” that alluring concept that Barack and Michelle have us all craving. Tune in for this conversation about love: how to find it, how to keep it, and what happens when you lose it.

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