About Muslimah Voices
On International Women’s Day, we ask Sister Nour about how can all Women gain their confidence in today’s confusing world. Sister Nour has her own YouTube channel called Sister’s Therapy and is a qualified therapist that helps all women with their life challenges, mental health issues and with difficult experiences that they need to move on from. You can subscribe to her channel using this link: https://youtube.com/channel/UCM0aZYh_8YuuOZkS_KjqWeA
Learn about a divinely revealed Islamic treatment called Hijama Cupping Therapy and help to revive a Sunnah. Umm Amaar (Co-Founder of Hijama Nation Academy) shares her amazing Hijama Journey with Hina Junejo. Explore how she went a from Homemaker and Mother to Hijama Instructor, Holistic Health Coach and Dynamic Entrepreneur. Her passion is to teach people about Traditional Islamic Medicine and Sunnah Health and she wants to educate and inspire you too!
Zainab Nur, is the Co-Founder of Hayaat Women Trust, an African Disapora Womens Group, based in Cardiff. She has worked in the Public Sector as a Professional Social Worker for most of her career. In the last 5 years, she has given her time freely in advocating for people’s rights to their entitlement to public services. She is passionate about women & girls rights and has a long history of being a community activist. She will be sharing the positive changes that have occurred in challenging Female Circumcision in her community in Wales. Zainab was one of the initial campaigners for the ani-FGM movement in the UK during the 1980s.
Empowering and Enriching lives by fostering - The forgotten Sunnah. Andrea Hunt is an advocate for Foster Caring. Andrea has three children of her own and is a single foster carer to 3 Afghan asylum-seeking young people. Her story has allowed her to facilitate Islamic awareness courses run by Aksa and regularly speak about fostering and her reversion to Islam, up and down the country. Recently, Andrea has contributed to Eman Channel’s ‘Talk to Me’ programme. Andrea discussed in-depth her experience with foster caring and how she turned to Islam because of this act. Along with her reversion, Andrea has gained a beautiful extended family through foster caring and an understanding and appreciation for mothers who have given up their children in order for them to have a better life.
The Ultimate Success formula - Saiqa Riad is a Relationship Coach and a NLP (Nero Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, as well as an author. Saiqa has been lecturing since 2013 and has coordinated a Mental Health Support Group. As part of her work as a Relationship Coach, Saiqa has produced a 100 part video series titled ‘Relationship Revival’ and has been featured on Islam Channel, British Muslim TV and Ummah Channel. Saiqa is regularly delivering personal development workshops in the UK and is continuing to do this online since the COVID outbreak.
Madiha Ansari is a freelance writer, performer, community arts producer, and social media creative change maker with a special interest in developing South Asian engagement towards the Arts in West Yorkshire. She is the founder of The Cultural Ecology Project which aims to develop mentorship pathways for BAME female artists. In her talk. She discussed how she had to find the middle ground between raising her children while developing her career, and when she was able to find this balance, it was incredibly freeing. Madiha also discussed her work on The Trojan Horse play and her collaboration with MEND while the play was touring last year and earlier this year. Overall, Madiha showed the possibility of connecting the community and their struggles through the arts and creative platforms.
My Journey in Academia: Achievements That Are Not in The CV Dr Salma M. S. Al Arefi received her BEng (Hons) degree in Telecom. Engineering and PhD in Computing and Electronic Systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K., in 2013 and 2018, respectively, where she served as a vice-president of the Islamic Society. Dr. Al Arefi is an award-wining teaching fellow in Electrical Power Systems and a member of the inclusive teaching committee at the School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds. She has been actively involved in promoting women in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in closing the BAME awarding gape. Before moving to Leeds, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Surrey and Royal Holloway College, University of London.
“From Infidelity to Leap of Faith” - Hina Junejo is a Leadership Development Consultant, Lecturer & an Empowerment Coach by profession. Hina is a proud survivor of domestic violence and abuse, and has made her experience the foundation of her work and aim to help others who are in similar situations. Through her business, Hina's Holistic Healing, she supports victims of domestic violence through 'Relationship Coaching' which is her chosen route to 'Empowerment' 'Self-love' & 'Freedom'. On Sky 749, Hina runs her own women’s empowerment programme called Saheli.
Our esteemed guest on this Muslimah Voices podcast is the UK’s first female Shariah Council judge. Dr Amra Bone has a Masters and a Doctorate in Islamic Sciences from the University of Birmingham. Dr. Bone sits on the panel of the Shariah Council at Birmingham Central Mosque, where her job entails serving rules on Islamic divorce hearings. She has also advised on a number of Government reports and is a regular contributor on radio and television programmes.
To improve our fitness during lockdown, we speak with Maimana Khamis, a successful millennial business woman. Her fitness business has been designed specifically to help Muslim women achieve their fitness goals and her focus is on ensuring her programmes are halal and that each sister she works with personally, improves both their physical and mental wellbeing. You can contact her on: email: Maiakhamispt@outlook.com Instagram: maiactive Twitter: trainwithmai
With infection and viruses being at the forefront of our minds at the moment, we are so pleased to welcome Dr. Emma Wiley as our guest for this Muslimah Voices podcast. She studied Medicine at Cambridge and is currently working as a Microbiology Consultant in the NHS. Emma earned a Healthcare Infection Society Infection Control fellowship in 2017 and is also an active member of the British Medical Association Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. She is also campaigning for more inclusive dress code policies in the NHS. You can follow Emma (@EmmaWiley16) and BIMA (@BritishIMA) on Twitter.
Muslimah Voices Podcast is dedicated to all Women especially Muslim Women! Each episode will feature inspiring reflections and life experiences of real British Muslim women. We have selected a diverse panel of some of our most prominent and accomplished Muslimah sisters and they just can't wait to share their stories with you!
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