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Inspirational Muslims challenging prejudice and Islamophobia

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.

Isra Morley

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.

Ibtihaj Muhammad in Secret Life of Muslims

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.

Khalid Latif talking to the Pope in Secret Live of Muslims about Islamophobia

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.

Amaiya Zafar trailblazing Muslim female boxer challenging Islamophobia

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. 

Mustafa Ali Muslim wrestler challenging Islamophobia

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.

Ayana Ife Muslim fashion designer

Isra Morley is in her final year studying English Literature and Latin at the University of Glasgow. Raised in Cardiff by an Indian mother and a Greek and Welsh convert father, Islam and the pursuit of its understanding have always been central to her life and writing. Having written articles for various Islamic publications, and taken part in assorted creative writing courses, she is currently an intern with the Alchemiya Journal.
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