Not Another Mum Pod

Nafisa and Tasneem

Launched in 2020, Not Another Mum Pod is a fun and relatable podcast that explores issues relevant to Muslim women today. Created by two Muslim mums, it goes beyond motherhood and delves into relationships, Islam, hot topics, health, families and more.

14. Polygamy Part 1: I'm a second wife -  not a home wrecker (with Layla)13. How I survived mental health (with Harmeet)12. Child Bride: A Story of Survival & Self-Discovery (Samra Zafar)
“People have this idea that child marriage is like a child being taken, kicking and screaming into a room and being chained or roped up or tied up, and then forced to sign somewhere. Force is not a gun to your head or a knife to your throat.Force is coercion. Force is pressure. Force is that invisible, intangible cycle that is created around you, that if you say no, you're damned, and if you say yes, you're damned.” How many of us know someone or have heard about someone who has suffered from domestic abuse? How many of us know someone or have heard of someone who has been pressured or coerced into a marriage? This episode delves right into a harrowing story of how Samra Zafar was pressured into a marriage at a young age only to be stifled into an existence of abuse from her parents to husband and mother-in-law. From emotional abuse to spiritual, from verbal to physical, from sexual to financial abuse - there was no stone unturned. Samra rose from the ashes by finding the courage to learn what was happening to her. Armed with knowledge, she began to plan her escape. Samra Zafar is now an award-winning international speaker, author, scholar, and entrepreneur who advocates for equity, inclusion, and human rights.This podcast is campaigning against domestic abuse with: gov.uk/domestic-abuse, supporting the ‘Ask for ANI’ scheme, which allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. Anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse and needs immediate help can Ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.Action Needed Immediately!Do you feel controlled, belittled or isolated by a partner or family member? This is domestic abuse and it is never your fault. Help is always available and You Are Not Alone. You do not deserve abuse. You deserve support. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, Ask for ANI in phramacies displaying the 'Ask for Ani' logo to get immediate help to call the police or support services.For free helplines support and advice visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse.#DomesticAbuse #AskForANI #YouAreNotAlone http://www.smart.bio/notanothermumpod WARNING: this is an explicit episode with adult themes and language. Please put your earphones on and listen to this in private. By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as a medical or mental health advice to treat yourself or others, please consult your own physician for any diagnosis.Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Not Another Mum Pod’s management or of any sponsors. Any content provided by our contributors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, identity (gender or sexual) club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.
1 hr 19 mins
11.1  Bonus Track: The Story of Palestine with Eman Askar (@emmasworld.101)11. LIVE from the Gaza Strip: the untold story behind the horror (with Nisreen Al-Khatib from Quds News Network)10. Halal 'dating' in the pandemic (with Merium Bhuiyan)9. The ultimate betrayal: abused by a spiritual figure (Part 2 with Uzma & Ramzia)8. The ultimate betrayal: abused by a spiritual figure (Part 1 with Uzma & Ramzia)7. Living with cancer (with guest Naadia BE)6. Was my husband gay? (Part 2 - Aleenah's Story)5. Was my husband gay?  (Part 1 - Aleenah's Story)4.1. The masjid (mosque) and single mothers of boys - Bonus Track with Celina Hanif4. Losing faith - why I left Islam (with guest Celina Hanif and hosts Nafisa & Tasneem)3. Lessons from lockdown (with Nafisa & Tasneem)2.1. Pre-marriage encounters (bonus track with Nafisa & Tasneem)2. How we met our other halves...(with Nafisa & Tasneem)1. The Pilot: You & Me (with Nafisa & Tasneem)
Just two Muslim Mums kicking back, having fun and talking about life, relationships, family, motherhood and more. Launched in 2020, Not Another Mum Pod is a fun and relatable podcast that explores issues relevant to Muslim women today.Created by two Muslim mums, it goes beyond motherhood and delves into relationships, Islam, hot topics, health, families and more.No subjects are taboo in this series of honest and open conversations between friends, experts and commentators.This episode gives you a small insight into who Nafisa and Tasneem are and what motivated us to start this journey.Watch out for our website launch in a few week's time (www.notanothermumpod.com) with more exciting episodes in the pipeline.In the meantime, follow us on Insta @notanothermumpod and www.facebook.com/notanothermumpod.com/ as well as Twitter: @mum_pod to keep updated when new episodes are released.Don't forget to subscribe to Not Another Mum Pod on your favourite podcast listening platforms. Any enquiries, please email: info@notanothermumpod.comAbout UsNafisa RahimiSalaams! I’m Nafisa, mother of four children, teacher by qualification and an aspiring entrepreneur by heart. Being a co-founder of an educational programme called Super Smart Learners as well as an online community called Muslim Mamas, which I admin with five other special mamas, life is busier than ever.Not Another Mum Pod was our release in Covid-19 Lockdown Ramadan 2020 – a place to chat about all things relevant and all things not; a time to relax and engage in adult conversation away from the mayhem – no joy, I definitely meant to say joy – that children (and husband) bring!It is an honour to do this with someone as fun and as honest as Tas, as you will hear! I am a self-confessed workaholic and dream of an organised, minimalist home. Oh and a full time cook, perhaps a live-in housekeeper, where my time becomes my own. In between all the chaos, I enjoy writing, eating out with friends, travelling and hanging out with the sitcom Friends.In my other life – the one I aspire to – I’m a size 8, super-knowledgeable and achieve world peace. Insha-Allah, you never know!Tasneem Abdur-RashidSalaams everyone! My name’s Tasneem and I’m a Muslim mum, wife and writer born and raised in London. Back in the days, before motherhood consumed me, I lived in Dubai and worked across various lifestyle magazines, before dabbling in PR and Corporate Communications.I also wrote and published a best-selling novel during my time in the desert, and I’m currently working on my second book. Watch this space!When I’m not writing, or working (I work in the Media/PR team of a National Charity), or looking after my home and kids, you can usually find me out at restaurants, chilling with friends, catching up with my mum or vegging out in front of the telly with the husband. I also love to read, cook, watch cooking shows, create new recipes, feed people… erm, do you see a pattern here?I’m really excited about launching Not Another Mum Pod with Nafisa and having the opportunity to share my thoughts on issues relevant to us as Muslim women, and I hope you enjoy it too!Visit www.notanothermumpod.com
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Outro track with Nafisa & TasneemIntro track with Nafisa & Tasneem#8 PodGems with Nafisa & Saami: Winter & Snow (Museum of London 'London Lives' Series)