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Listen to me (16) interview my Dad (49) as he talks about childhood in Jordan, moving to the US to be away from war and increased opportunities, his start as a software engineer, and the Muslim faith. If you feel...
An interview with my mother about her life growing up in Morocco and her life experiences. (Also sorry for the constant buzzing but she didnt want to redo the interview.)
In this interview conducted in November 2021 in Skokie, Illinois, Amina Khalid (14) interviews her grandfather Syed Matloob Zaidi (74). He shares his happiest and saddest moments in his life as well as living with 9 siblings. Mr. Zaidi also...
I interviewed my dad about his recollection of 9/11 and how it has impacted his life and the lives around him.
Kenyatta Bakeer (50) interviews her father, Donald Bakeer (77), about meeting and falling in love with her mother, his work organizing for Black liberation, and his writing.
One Small Step Conversation partners Masroor Malik (50) and Kimberly Hornikel (53) talk about their different cultures, especially when it comes to faith.
Tarik Mahdi (36) and friend Yusuf Al-Rahman (41) exchange stories about the micro-aggressions they dealt with as Black Muslim men and experiences where they challenged the ignorance around them.
In this interview, on November 26, 2023, in Valparaiso, Indiana, Louay Zeitoun (15) interviews his mom Samar Kebbewar (47) about growing up in Aleppo, Syria. Samar shares various memories about her childhood, and how religion played a big role in...
In this interview, conducted in May 2022 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Nadine Ashour (17) interviews her mother, Siham Ashour (54) about her childhood in Kuwait and Palestine. She guides Nadine through the culture differences between the Middle Eastern countries and...
One Small Step partners Mark Brauer (59) and Lisa Jiardini (55) discuss their beliefs and find common ground despite belonging to different political parties.
One Small Step partners George Dow (66) and Mahdee Abdullah (56) discuss their families, their faith, and their hopes for their children and grandchildren.
The phrase the “Modern Muslim Woman” has become a common phrase that’s been adopted to label Muslim American women. I interviewed Dr. Suzy Ismail, a known Islamic speaker and author on what she thinks about the term and whether it...
One Small Step conversation partners Ruth Cain [no age given] and Salma Hussein [no age given] discuss their work as social workers, their marriages, and their faith/spirituality.
Carolyn Ewing (65) reminisces with her husband, Abdul Salaam Ewing (64), on their varying influences in their path to Islam.
Friends Sukaina Hussain (35) and Zakira Jones (22) discuss their upbringings, their faith, and perceptions around their religious practice.
Kadiatu Sheriff, my mother, gives me a look into her struggle in Africa, her move to the U.S., and how she adjusted to the American lifestyle.
Mother, Linda Minter (70), and daughter, Jowharah Abdulraheem (33), talk about the hardships that shaped them, their motivations in life, and share family stories.
I interviewed my friend Hadia and we talked about her religion and her hopes for the future
Pamela Shamshiri was nine years old when the Iranian Revolution began. Pamela and her mother and brother were in Los Angeles for Christmas when the revolution started. Her father went back to Iran, but the other three family members stayed...
Mona Haleem (44) interviews her mother, Noor Haleem (66), about faith, family, migration, and the ways she wants her legacy to live on.