Fasting and Fitness this Ramadan

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon chat with Farah Haq about maintaining a fitness schedule in Ramadan in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant welcome Farah Haq, fitness instructor and mother of four, to get her take on fitness and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. The days are […]

#NoorishTheHungry with NoorVitamins

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  are visited by Mohamed Issa for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant are joined by Mohamed Issa, CEO of Noor Pharmaceuticals, makers of NoorVitamins. His company is the first and only US based halal pharmaceutical company. “We founded the company about five […]

What is Ramadan? with Dr. Nakshawani

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  are visited by Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani for this special Ramadan episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant are joined by Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, professor and Imam Ali Chair of Shia studies at the Hartford Seminary and Islamic subject matter expert, scholar, and author. […]

Behind the Scenes in Disaster Relief

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s Abdullah Shawky about disaster response efforts in Louisiana and Houston in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, Abdullah Shawky, Disaster Response Coordinator at IRUSA, takes us inside a disaster deployment. He recently returned from trips to Louisiana and Houston to respond […]

“For Me, It’s My Camera”

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon chat with Ridwan Adhami about his journeys around the world capturing stories of the vulnerable and the voiceless in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant welcome Ridwan Adhami, photographer and Creative Director at Islamic Relief USA. From Jordan to Palestine, from Bangladesh to […]

The Rohingya: Persecution Through The Eyes Of A Relief Worker

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA’s Bilal Aslam about his recent travels to Myanmar in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. Dodge and Mordant are joined by Bilal Aslam, the International Program Manager at IRUSA. He shares his experience visiting a group of persecuted Muslims known as the […]

Fighting Fear With Facts

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon glean insights from Dalia Mogahed about Islamophobia, radicalization, and hope for the future in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this week’s episode, B.C. and Mordant are joined by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C., where she […]

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 […]