What’s Hot — and Halal — on the Muslim Entertainment Scene

B.C. Dodge talks to DeenTV’s Abdul-Malik Ahmad about faith-friendly entertainment in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, Abdul-Malik Ahmad, best known as a member of the popular group Native Deen, gives an inside look at the up-and-coming online video-streaming channel, DeenTV. One of the founding members of the new channel, […]

Traveling to Deserts—Food Deserts: You Don’t Have to Go Far

  B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Islamic Relief USA’s Naeem Muhammad about caring for our communities in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Are you familiar with the term food desert? Many of our American neighbors live in them. In this episode, IRUSA’s Naeem Muhammad discusses what a food desert […]

Islamic Relief Goes to U.N. to Advocate for Women

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Islamic Relief’s Sharifa Abdaziz about gender equality issues on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Listeners hear the latest straight from U.N. headquarters on this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast, as Islamic Relief Worldwide’s Sharifa Abdaziz joins B.C. and Mordant on the line from a U.N. summit […]

Singing for Syria, From Deep in His Heart

B.C. Dodge talks to guest Ghuydar Bashmaf about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, Syrian-American singer Ghuydar Bashmaf gets very real about the crisis in Syria and how it’s affecting his family there. Ghuydar was born and raised in Syria, and came to the United States at […]

Talking About #Syria—The Numbers And The People

B.C. Dodge talks to two of IRUSA’s special guests about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. On this episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief!” podcast, you get a two-for-one deal—two impassioned speakers sharing insight into the Syrian crisis. We caught Mohamed Khairullah, mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., and spoken-word […]

Once Upon a Time, There Were Some Amazing Volunteers

B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s National Volunteer Manager Said Durrah and hear story after heart-warming story on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. If you like stories, you’re going to love this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast. It’s chock full of stories about volunteering from National Volunteer […]

Who You Gonna Call? IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team!

Anisah Khan lives from disaster to disaster. She and her team at IRUSA help Americans prepare for them and recover from them. She talks about how it all goes down — and the best rewards of this work — with B.C. and Mordant on this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast. Anisah, based in California, is […]

Humanitarian Aid Is a Public Affair

B.C.Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s Christina Tobias-Nahi about the world of Public Affairs on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. “We are embodying one part of the mission of Islamic Relief,” says Christina Tobias-Nahi, director of IRUSA’s public affairs team. Other staff members focus on the relief and […]

In Syria, Children Just Like All Other Children — Except They’ve Never Known Peace

    This week, B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA staff member Reem El-Khatib about Syria relief work and her trip to the border to teach refugee children martial arts, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. As of next month, there will be 5-year-old children in Syria […]

Every Drop of Water Counts…Preferably When It’s Clean

This week, B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA staff member Fareeha Amir about her trip to deliver water in Flint, Michigan, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. When the water coming out of your faucet has poisoned your family, the thing you need most in the world […]