Five Muslim-Hosted Podcasts To Add to Your Queue

These five shows not only provide insights into the unique experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim creators but also offer a space for thought-provoking discussions on a wide array of topics, from faith and culture to social issues and identity.

Five Muslim-Hosted Podcasts To Add to Your Queue
There are many podcasts by talented Muslim creators available to listen to. These five are a great place to start — or expand your listening queue.

In an increasingly digital world, the power of the podcast has emerged as a transformative tool for sharing ideas, fostering dialogue and amplifying voices. Prominent among these voices is a burgeoning wave of Muslim podcasts that are captivating audiences worldwide. These five shows not only provide insights into the unique experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim creators but also offer a space for thought-provoking discussions on a wide array of topics, from faith and culture to social issues and identity.

Here are five podcasts hosted by talented Muslim creators that you can listen to today.

  1. “Mommying While Muslim” with Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri

"Mommying While Muslim" is the first and only podcast of its kind, dedicated to assisting American Muslim mothers facing distinct challenges in a post-9/11 world. Not only does the show serve as a platform for personal experiences and perspectives, but it also aims to foster camaraderie amongst Muslim American women. “Mommying While Muslim” seeks to foster a sense of community, offer validation and collaborate on solutions and resources to enhance global well-being. Ultimately, the podcast aims to create a lasting cultural shift by building alliances, resource networks and innovative programs that acknowledge and enhance the status of women and motherhood in accordance with Islamic principles.

  1. “Immigrantly” with Saadia Khan

The “Immigrantly” podcast, formerly known as “The Alien Chronicles,” is a weekly, independent podcast led by women of color. Its mission is to break down stereotypical narratives surrounding immigrants, their second-generation offspring, people of color and change-makers. Through cross-cultural and nuanced conversations, each episode offers fresh perspectives on the issues at hand.

“Immigrantly” delves into the complexities of identity, addressing both overarching societal forces and common human experiences. While most episodes feature Q&A dialogues to share an individual's journey, special episodes focus on narrations of current or historical events, like DACA decisions and the Partition of India. The show is known for its radical honesty, featuring guests who openly share their ideas and experiences, encouraging listeners to reevaluate their own assumptions without fear of implication.

  1. "American Muslim Project" with Asad Butt

“American Muslim Project” is a conversational podcast that platforms the Muslims who are shaping America. For more than 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture and history; the show posts that since there are over 3 million Muslims in America, it’s a great time for the rest of the population to get to know Muslim community and culture a little better. Each week, the show’s host Asad Butt interviews a different Muslim guest who is impacting American life and culture. Guests include Muslim artists, actors, musicians, politicians, activists and much more. New episodes of “American Muslim Project” release every Friday.

  1. “The Halal Gap” with Sikandar Atiq and Sofia Alani

“The Halal Gap” is an open discussion with creative individuals highlighting the wealth of talent and diverse voices of Muslims from around the world. The show is presented by the Mosquers Film Festival.

“The Halal Gap” covers everything from common, everyday struggles to the relative scarcity of Muslim individuals in the creative industry. Co-hosts Sikandar Atiq and Sofia Alani explore stories and opinions of Muslims from around the world, aiming to showcase the incredible bodies of work and uniquely divergent experiences of genuine, hard-working individuals who identify as Muslim.

  1. “Invisible Hate” with Saadia Khan and Asad Butt

“Invisible Hate” is a true crime podcast with a purpose. That is, it “sheds light on the worst true crimes that are motivated by things like race, religion, or sexual orientation and are usually perpetrated against minorities. In each episode, [the hosts] examine one crime in depth and then discuss whether or not it should be classified as a hate crime.”

Launched in January 2023, this podcast is a collaboration between Rifelion Media and Immigrantly and is run by veteran podcast hosts Saadia Khan and Asad Butt. Each week, the two hosts share the details of a crime committed in North America along with a debate about how to classify it, little-known hate crime facts, a discussion about why these crimes are underreported (and why it matters) and personal anecdotes.