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See Something Say Something

117 EpisodesProduced by Ahmed Ali AkbarWebsite

Each week, Ahmed Ali Akbar covers everything that American Muslims are talking about right now — misrepresentation in the media, equality in the mosque, Asahd memes, and much more.


Episode 29: God Giveth Biryani And God Taketh Away Pernil

In the fourth episode of the Ramadan series, Ahmed talks to converts about the struggles and joys of finding community in immigrant Muslim masjids. First, we listen to some of the thoughts Chris St. Louis and Cassandra Villarreal recorded throughout the first few weeks of Ramadan. Then, we check in with them about cultural authenticity, losing pork but gaining biryani, and why it’s frustrating to be introduced as a convert. Then, Ahmed talks to poet Kima Jones about converting when she was full of wild teenage hormones, living in a mixed religious family, and anti-blackness in the masjid. Plus! Kima reads from her piece, The Aqiqa. Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads. Follow Kima at @kima_jones Follow the show at @seesomething and watch our new videos at Find more episodes at Email us at Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and Subscribe to our newsletter at Read Kima’s essay here: Read Pacinthe Mattar’s essay “How The Internet Made Ramadan Feel Like Home Again” here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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