Secret Life of Muslims is a series of bite-size episodes revealing the real lives of American Muslims as they challenge prejudice and Islamophobia in America after 9/11. Stereotypes are overturned and assumptions questioned as we meet Muslims with unexpected interests and talents and a quest to change unfair perceptions.
This uplifting series is made up of short episodes, each one focusing on a different story and experience of being Muslim in America. Featuring voices from numerous backgrounds, this collection is a beautiful example of the diversity that exists in Islam and how it brings people from varied circumstances under its wing even during trying times.
The experience of Muslims in America in recent years has been marred by rampant Islamophobia and racially motivated attacks, particularly in the wake of 9/11 and subsequent atrocities, making the reality of being visibly Muslim both dangerous and frightening. This series presents this struggle from multiple angles with stories of conversion, forgiveness and the tentative steps taken by many American Muslims daily to try and foster compassion and understanding from a nation that is all too often unwelcoming to them.
These short episodes provide audiences with a window into the lives of American Muslims who, despite varied experiences, all leave audiences with the lasting message of the importance of the patience and tolerance that they are all too often not afforded themselves. One thing that unites these subjects is their love of Islam, which drives their actions as they endeavour to make America and the wider world a safer place for Muslims.
From an ex-racist turned Muslim convert to the victim of a racist attack intent on freeing his attacker to the creation of the viral #AskAMuslim social media movement, these narratives illustrate the multitudinous ways these inspiring individuals are fighting their own personal battles for the betterment of their community.
This series is a celebration of the global Muslim community and is a truly inspiring collection with narratives any viewer can relate to. The people that are the focus of this series are a wonderful testament to the strength of the Muslim community in America, which lies in its ability to foster compassion between themselves and whoever seeks to misunderstand them. The tenets of faith provide them with all they need in this endeavour using gentle but direct action to encourage tremendous social change.