Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
We come up short on Friendsgiving invites so we play a game of friends trivia instead. Action item: call a friend you love today. http://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/42_Episode_42_Friendsgiving.mp3
Is there any reason to still believe in our political system? Mohamed Gula and Aysha Ahmed of Emgage USA join the show to answer this question and more. We discuss our favorite civic engagement commercials, why representation matters, and what fictional characters would have our votes. Guests: Aysha Ahmed is the Programs and Operations Specialist […]
On this episode of the podcast, formerly known as Haya wa Iman, Ikhlas and Makkah invite resident diaspora experts, Maryam Adamu and Samira Abderahman, to discuss being “Black,” “Black Americans,” “African Americans,” and sometimes “Americans from Africa.” Guests: Maryam Adamu, @maroadamu Samira Abderahman, @SamiraImam_ Thanks for listening, here’s where you can find us: Subscribe and […]
Before there was Identity Politics, there was Haya wa Iman. In this very first episode, founder and co-host Ikhlas Saleem tries to figure out how to use a mic and record a podcast. Ikhlas sits down with her mom to discuss embracing Islam in 1970s Miami and what that meant for her spiritually and socially. […]
Writer and poet Tariq Touré sits down with us to talk vulnerability, fatherhood and what we owe Black women. Plus we share what’s on our bookshelves, shoutout some of our favorite poets and discuss the role poetry can play in imagining a better world. Guest: Tariq Touré, @TariqToure, is a Muslim writer, husband, father and […]
For the last episode of the season, Ikhlas and Makkah lament the last year of their 20s. They look back at what went right, what went allll the way left and what’s to come. How do you prepare for the big 3-0? http://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/38_Episode_38_Late_Late_Twenty-Somethings.mp3
Naeem Muhammad of Native Deen joins us to chat about the connection between music and faith. In this episode, we shoutout our favorite songs of summer, try to figure out what gospel music is doing right, and get real about what Black artists have to consider when performing for Muslim audiences. Guest: Naeem Muhammad, @naeemusic, is […]