The She Speaks We Hear Podcast

What are Muslim women thinking?

What are Muslim women talking about? What are they thinking? This podcast aims to amplify the voices of British Muslim women. Topics include news, politics and lifestyle. You will hear from successful and interesting Mus
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Episode 19: The forgotten women of Afghanistan with Peymana Assad & Sveto Ishoq

Season 1, Ep. 19
Most of the narrative around Afghanistan is politically charged, especially regarding women's rights. But how often do we get to hear from Afghan women themselves?In this special episode, Sharmeen interviews Councillor Peymana Assad and Afghan women’s rights activist Sveto Muhammad Ishoq who explain what is really going on in Afghanistan.What is everyday life like for Afghan girls and women?Sveto, who was brought up in Afghanistan and left in 2021 when US troops left, talks about her experiences and why she is campaigning for women's rights and freedom. Peymana, also a former refugee explains the limitations of the Afghanistan Resettlement Scheme.They also talk bout the realities of what life is like for Afghan refugees in the UK and the support they are seeking from the British government. They also talk about practical solutions and ways in which people can help.The Taliban has recently outlawed higher education for women in most of the country — this is one episode you cannot miss.To find out more about the march discussed in the episode go to Peymana Assad: @peymasadContact Sveto Muhammad Ishoq: @sveto_ishoqYou can find out more about She Speaks We Hear on the website: and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter by subscribing.Follow us on:TwitterInstagramLinkedIn 
Monday, November 28, 2022

Episode 18: Becoming Muslim with Aysha & Ameenah

Season 1, Ep. 18
Have you ever wondered why so many women convert to Islam? This episode is an honest, spiritual conversation with Aysha Mercedes and Ameenah Shaw about their very personal journeys to Islam. Both women became Muslim in adulthood and share their experiences which led to that moment, and what has happened since. Aysha (a counsellor) and Ameenah (a natural hair product business owner) present the Sister2Sister podcast together and both also work as TV presenters at Islam Channel.Here are the meanings of some of the Arabic words used in the podcast:Revert = Someone who has converted to Islam – the word revert is used because Muslims believe everyone is born Muslim so if you are brought up in a different faith when you become Muslim, you revert backNoor = LightWudu = Ablution/cleansing ritualAl-Fatiha = The first chapter in the QuranTawhid = Oneness of GodShahada = Testifying that Allah is one and Muhammad (pbuh) is his messenger – it is what people say when they officially become MuslimDawah = The act of inviting or calling people to embrace IslamAlhamdulillah= Praise be to GodSubhanallah = Glory be to GodIman = FaithAbaya = Long dress/cloak worn by some Muslim womenDuniya = WorldSalah = Ritual prayerUmmah = CommunityAsalaamu-alaikum - Peace be unto you (equivalent to hello)Walaikum-asalaam - And unto you peace (response to the greeting)Link to Khalid Yaseen’s documentaryYou can find out more about She Speaks We Hear on the website: and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter by subscribing.Follow us on:TwitterInstagramLinkedIn