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Tikka Masala Is A Scam And Other Lessons From Pakistani Restaurants

These restaurants are havens where I don’t have to explain myself, where being Pakistani is the default.

Ahmed Ali Akbar One year ago

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad On Training While Fasting For Ramadan

Hear about how the Olympic fencer and bronze medalist has created the things she wants to see in the world on the newest episode of See Something Say Something.

A 91-Year Old Imam Still Finds Joy In The Podcast Studio

Abdur-Rahim Rashada survived World War II, Jim Crow, and then converting to Islam. Hear his story on See Something Say Something.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

What's The Connection Between Islam And Hip-Hop In America?

"A dope lyric over a tight beat? That's like an ayah."

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Here’s What I Learned From Performing My First Halal Slaughter

On Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world slaughter and donate a portion of lamb, goat, or cow in honor of Abraham’s sacrifice of his son. I went to a slaughterhouse in Detroit to figure out if I had the stomach to kill the animals I consume.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Oh Look, Drake Dressed Like An Embarrassing Uncle At A Function Again

"Brothers and sisters, quick announcement — If you own a white Toyota Camry, can you please move it? You're blocking the mosque exit."

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

What It Feels Like To Be A Convert To Islam In Ramadan

God giveth biryani and God taketh pork away.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

I Asked Activists How American Mosques Can Be More Inclusive

This week the See Something Say Something podcast interviews folks on the challenge of building community.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Listen To People Describe How They Begin A Day Of Fasting For Ramadan

On the new episode of See Something Say Something!

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Show Us What Delicious Suhoor Foods You Eat Before Fasting For Ramadan

Whether you're at a diner eating pancakes or at home with family, we want to see what people around the world are eating for suhoor!

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

How Do You Nail Iftar When You Have To Cook For Yourself?

No, ordering delivery is not a Ramadan hack.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Literally Just 21 Memes About Ramadan

It's halal to laugh when you're fasting, right?

Ikran Dahir 2 years ago

Here Is What It's Like To Go To Prom When You're Muslim

We asked fans of BuzzFeed's podcast See Something Say Something to share their Muslim prom stories. WARNING: they are very tame.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

What Was It Like Going To Prom When You're Muslim?

Or, in some cases, not being able to go.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

We Interviewed An Athlete Who Was Affected By The Basketball Hijab Ban

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir's dreams were put on hold when she realized that wearing a hijab is banned by the International Basketball Federation. Now that the ban has been lifted, she has to decide if she wants to try again to make it as a professional player.

I Avoided "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare" Because I Didn't Want To Be The Villain

I never played the campaigns of first-person shooter games because I feared I would be Othered and alienated by the generic “Muslim” terrorists that are often the villains. Ten years after it was originally released, I played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to see what I’d find reflected down a sniper scope.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Why Is Alcohol Banned In Islam?

See Something Say Something invites a scholar of Islam to provide history and context.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

Which One Of These Words Was Stolen During Colonialism?

Some people call them "loanwords," but that implies being paid back one day.

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago
Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago

15 People Who Definitely Don't Speak Arabic

"Why do Muslims always shake hands & say "Salman I like him" when they meet in the street? Who is Salman? Why do they all like him?"

Ahmed Ali Akbar 2 years ago