Eating Z Pod

A podcast produced by two Muslim American journalists that highlights what it means to be a Muslim in an ever evolving society, Eating Z specifically explores what Zabihah eating is, the differences between Zabihah and Halal, and how food fits into Muslim-American culture. Podcast host Hira Qureshi describes what prompted her to pursue her passion for audio storytelling through her launch of Eating Z and how she hopes this podcast can help combat many of the stereotypes people have about Muslims and Islam. Interviewed by Mariam Khayata Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Hira Qureshi and my partner in crime is Dima Amro. I am the host and chief executive producer of the Eating Z p

Sameer Mansour

A native Memphian and a graduate of the University of Memphis, Sameer Mansour serves as the director of 901 Ummah, the commissioner of the Muslim Basketball League of Memphis, a board member of the Memphis Islamic Center, an advisor to the Al-Anhar Institute, and a regulatory affairs specialist at Smith & Nephew. He discusses what prompted him and the original founders of 901 Ummah to establish the organization, how he prevents himself and his passion from experiencing burnout, and what his future hopes are for the greater Memphis community. Interviewed by Mariam Khayata What prompted you to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering? Growing up, I was trying to decide what path I wanted to t

Dania Helou

A first generation Palestinian-American, Dania Helou recently graduated with a Masters in Political Science from the University of Memphis. She is a passionate organizer for the Memphis Voices for Palestine group and has worked with numerous local progressive organizations. She describes what initially sparked her engagement in social activism, in particular, her dedication to the liberation of Palestine, and how she remains motivated and inspired to continue advocating for justice. Interviewed by Ibtihal Malley Can you give us a brief introduction and tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Dania Helou, I currently work at The Beauty Shop restaurant in Midtown, and I’m an organizer

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