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Real Talk, Real Muslims

Real Talk, Real Muslims is a podcast by two young Muslims covering the good, the bad, and the ugly of life as a young Muslim today.

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Episode 5: Back to School!

Join us for our back to school advice covering everything from praying at school to self-care! We also discuss one of your responses to our survey question at the beginning of this episode, so sit down, relax, and have a listen to an advice-packed episode. Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslims Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims Email: realtalkrealmuslims@gmail.comIntro/Outro Music: "Alive" by Neptunica --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 11: "Finals Week... You Don't Scare Us!"

Can you guys believe that we have been podcasting for six months? It has felt like way longer than that, but we have enjoyed every moment of it and can not wait to see what the future holds!  In this episode, we share 10 tips with you all about how to finish this semester out strong! Thank you to all of you who gave us advice and tips you all use! They were really helpful; we shared them with everyone in this episode! We hope you all use these tips in the next couple of weeks in order to finish your semester out strong! We believe in all of us, we CAN do it!  Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslims  Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims  Email: realtalkrealmuslims@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

20mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Culture and Islam

Culture and heritage is such a big part of many people’s identities. But, what happens when culture and religion conflict? How do we strike a balance between being proud of our culture while adhering to our faith and Islamic practices? Find out how and more in the newest episode of Real Talk, Real Muslims! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 9: When Passion Meets Purpose: A Conversation with PaliRoots

Join us for a conversation about passion and purpose, taking pride in our culture, incorporating philanthropy and business and so much more with PaliRoots Co-Founder Hussein Musa!

38mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 6: Hijab - not only a piece of cloth, but a relationship!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to wear hijab? Or have you personally experienced it and wished someone could relate to your struggle? Join us for a discussion about our hijab stories, what it means to us, and the struggles that accompany wearing hijab today! Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslims FB: Real Talk, Real Muslims  Email: realtalkrealmuslims@gmail.com Intro/Outro music: Alive- Neptunica--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

23mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 10: #muslimstruggles

From having our names completely butchered to struggling to find a decent place to pray, Every day Muslim struggles are REAL struggles! In this episode, we cover the ones that have impacted our lives the most! Let us know what every day Muslim struggles you have all encountered! Warning: Lots of laughter involved. Let's start the convo! Follow us on social media: Instagram: realtalkrealmuslims Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

21mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 8: "Leading Your Way Through Life" - With Rami Kawas

In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking to Rami Kawas, who is the Executive Director and Instructor at the Oaktree Institute, about the value of young Muslim leadership in American Muslim communities. Rami gave us some insightful tips on how we can increase youth leadership in our communities while also working together to make a lasting impact.  Follow Rami Kawas and the Oak Tree Institute:  Instagram: @Oaktreeinstitute and @Rami_Kawas  Follow us:  Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslims Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims Intro/Outro Music: Alive by Neptunica --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

28mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 4: Getting to Know Us Q & A!

Get to know us a little more through a Q & A; we talk about everything from our future goals, favorite things, and even not so favorite things. Hope you enjoy! Instagram: Realktalkrealmuslims Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims Email: Realtalkrealmuslims@gmail.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

19mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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S1:E7 “The One Where Two Young Muslims Talk About Friendship”

In this episode, we delve into the importance of surrounding ourselves with good friends. We did a little mashup of some questions about our friendship while also giving you our thoughts about what good friends look like and how they can shape your life. At the end of this episode, we announced our first giveaway! Keep your eye out for a post with more information! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 12: #KeepingUpwithTheMasjidsss

In this episode, we dive into the state of Masjids in America today and talk about everything from the problems Masjids face to Sunday Schools to the need for youth spaces and so much more. Grab your chai and grab your blanket and get ready to listen to this week’s real talk! Please let us know what you all think! Your feedback means a lot to us! Connect with us on any of these platforms! :)  Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslims  Facebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims  Email us: Realtalkrealmuslims@gmail.com  Thank you for listening! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

30mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 13: New Year, New Boost of Confidence!

This is our last episode of 2019! In this episode, we talk about the best ways to boost your self-confidence as we head into the New Year. We talk about everything from drama to traveling to gaining self-love. Join us as you write your New Year’s Resolutions and on our collective journeys of self-growth! Happy End of the Decade!Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear your feedback! Follow us: Instagram: @realtalkrealmuslimsFacebook: Real Talk, Real Muslims--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

23mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 21: Maintaining Your Spiritual & Physical Health During Ramadan Ft. Harun & Janisha Raja

In this episode, we spoke to two amazing members of our Greenville community: Harun & Janisha Raja. We spoke about how to mentally, physically, and spiritually prepare for Ramadan. We had a great conversation on how to maintain/attain a healthy lifestyle, maintain our goals & energy, & most importantly, how to keep the Ramadan spirit during this time. We are only on the second day of Ramadan, so listen to this episode for some great tricks & tips on how to make this Ramadan a successful one! Harun Raja is the owner and head instructor at Raja Academy. Raja Academy is a Martial Arts School for Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Derobio Escrima, and more. You should totally check them out! In these trying times,  Harun Raja is opening the opportunity for online martial art academy training to anyone who is interested! Here is the link to Raja Academy: https://rajamartialarts.com/online-video-training/Instagram: @rajaacademyFacebook: Raja Academy of Martial Arts--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

58mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 20: Preparing for Ramadan: Featuring Amasi Decor

Are you ready for Ramadan? With Ramadan looking very different this year due to COVID-19, it can be easy to feel discouraged or out of the Ramadan spirit, but don’t worry — we’ve brought in 2 experts on Ramadan and Muslim holiday spirit: Saja and Suha, the founders of Amasi Decor. In this episode, we talk about Ramadan and Eid traditions, how to maintain spiritual practices throughout the whole month of Ramadan, how we can prepare for Ramadan in light of COVID-19 and keep its spirit alive, staying positive during these times, and so many more tips for making your Ramadan and Eid amazing this year.Amasi Decor's Website: https://www.amasidecor.com/The 30 Days of Good Deeds in Ramadan Printout: https://www.amasidecor.com/ramadanprintoutThe Ramadan Playlist: https://www.amasidecor.com/ramadan-playlistThe Eid Playlist: https://www.amasidecor.com/eid-playlistThey are also including a promo code of 20% off the entire order for our listeners: REALTALK20--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35mins

11 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 19: Making a College Decision with Lyla Warsi, Sofia Siddiqui, and Amani Altwam

With college decision day rapidly approaching, we invited 3 current college students, Lyla, Sofia, and Amani, to give their insight and advice about their college experiences at the University of South Carolina, Furman University, and Clemson University, respectively. We talk about everything from dorm rooms, types of professors, what to do for fun in college, and being Muslim on a college campus. Good luck to everyone making a decision! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

34mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 18: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Dealing with Burnout

In this episode, we get real about burnout, the unique burnout struggles that first-generation people go through, how social media contributes to burnout, and most importantly, how to maximize your breaks to get back to your healthiest self and to recover from burnout! We hope you enjoy this episode & remember to WASH your hands & stay safe! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #15