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“Mommying While Muslim”: Raising Healthy Muslim Children in a Post-9/11 World
A child born on September 11, 2001 is a young adult now. Which is to say that every Muslim child in the US today has grown up in the shadow of 9-11 and the deep hostility directed by so many against her identity and against Islam. Join us for a conversation with the hosts of the Mommying While Muslim podcast about how they, and mothers and families in their networks, have mobilized to meet the challenge of raising healthy, resilient Muslim children in an age marked by anti-Muslim hate crimes, school bullying, and travel bans. Between them, Uzma and Zaiba are parents to eight children between the ages of 4 and 17. They'll offer their insights and perspectives and, as always, we'll invite you to share yours - and your questions - as well.

Jan 28, 2020 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Zaiba Hasan
Co-host @Mommying While Muslim
Zaiba is a bi-racial (Irish/Pakistani descent) American Muslim born and raised in Chicago and now living in the Washington DC area. When she isn’t at an interfaith event or working with her event-marketing clients at Z Event Consulting in DC, she can be found spending time with her 4 children (16, 14, 9, and 7) and her amazing husband, usually on the basketball court or baseball field on any given Sunday.
Uzma Jafri
Co-host @Mommying While Muslim
Uzma is the child of immigrants from Pakistan and India, from a “traditional” Muslim subcontinental family. Her full-time occupation is being a soccer/ballet/any activities-to-wear-‘em-out mom to her 4 kids, ages 10, 9, 7, and 3. In her spare time, she is a part-time physician running her own practice, medical director of an assisted living and hospice agency, Director of Clinical Affairs of a free clinic, certified speaker for the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of Arizona, and volunteers with multiple non-profits and grassroots organizations to support refugees stateside and overseas. Her husband of 12 years is her rock and they live in Phoenix with their family.