In this episode, my guest, Shahnila Ahmad (from @bravemuslimparents on Instagram) does a wonderful job of explaining the basics of the holy month of Ramadan. This episode is specifically designed for those who know relatively little about this special month for Muslims around the world.
My guest, Shahnila Ahmad, is a Muslim American who grew up in Michigan and moved to California where she has lived for the last 20 years. She has an MBA in Healthcare management as was a Sr. Consultant for the largest HMO in the country. She quit corporate America to focus on family and kids. She is now a homeschool mom of four children, and a Parent Mentor. She has over 15 years of experience with youth. Shahnila is the founder of Brave Muslim Parents where she equips and empowers today’s Muslim parents to raise resilient kids. On her IG page (@bravemuslimparents) she talks about everyday parenting challenges to taboo topics and how to tackle that with a faith mindset. She is a devout American Muslim. Feel free to connect with her on IG @bravemuslimparents.
Vocabulary to know:
Qur'an: word of God (Allah) & a miracle Iftar: breaking fast meal at sunset Sahoor: Recommended pre-dawn meal Mosque: holy place of worship
Shahnila's resources for info on Islam: Visit your local mosque
Did you forget your world history, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot—or never learned it in the first place—and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.
Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the foundational facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events, travel, and global topics.
Episodes are published monthly (1 or 2 episodes a month).
- 101 Episodes are deeper dives into the last 100-ish years of history in a country.
- Know Before You Go Episodes are brief history/culture lessons on travel destination countries.
- The rest are short episodes on various topics, such as holidays, historical moments, religion, etc.