Sham Najjir & Ahmed Pierstorff

Ahmed & Sham, share stories about Ramadan, the month of fasting and Eid al-Fitr, the breaking of the fast, and the role these holidays play in their Muslim faith and lives.

Imam Muriz Mešić and Zoe Lindner

Zoe Lindner (MSW student) speaks with Imam Muriz Mešić of the Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center about his family's experience immigrating from Bosnia and his work in Chicago's Bosnian community. Amina Sendić-Mešić, his wife, makes a brief appearance.

Coming to America

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...

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Kenyatta Bakeer and Donald Bakeer

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.

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Tarik Mahdi and Yusuf Al-Rahman

Tarik Mahdi (36) and friend Yusuf Al-Rahman (41) exchange stories about the micro-aggressions they dealt with being a black Muslim and experiences where the challenged the ignorance around them.

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Rasheeda Ali and Pauline Johnson

Pauline Johnson (68) interviews her friend, Rasheeda Ali (74), about Rasheeda’s childhood in Columbus, Georgia, her love of the piano, and her time in New York City. Rasheeda also talks about working in legal services, her career in radio, her...

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Carolyn Ewing and Abdul Ewing

Carolyn Ewing (65) reminisces with her husband, Abdul Salaam Ewing (64), on their varying influences in their path to Islam.