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Welcome to the Women's Mosque of America. This is the offical Women's Mosque of America podcast.

Latest Episodes

A Message From Our Founder (Ramadan 2020)

An address from the founder of The Women's Mosque of America on the month of Ramadan ahead, what to expect, and how you can help our movement to uplift the Ummah by empowering Muslim women.

6 MINAPR 27
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A Message From Our Founder (Ramadan 2020)

Adthan by Aliya H. Yousufi (2/28/20)

Mu'adthinah Aliya Hussaini Yousufi returns to deliver her beautiful adthan for the second time at The Women's Mosque of America on Febuary 28th, 2020.

1 MINMAR 28
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Adthan by Aliya H. Yousufi (2/28/20)

"The Transformative Power of Hajj" by Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Khateebah Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb delivers the khutbah for The Women's Mosque of America on February 28th, 2020. In this dynamic khutbah, Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb, creator of The Hajjah Project, offers a fresh take on the experience of Hajj and how it should be performed early in one's life to transform it, rather than at the end of one's life to end it. She speaks to us about how when we answer God’s call to perform the 5th pillar of Islam, we are transformed into living our purpose. Krishna shares from her experience of going to Hajj on the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's Hajj pilgrimage and how she came to understand why he returned as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Bio: Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb accepted Islam later in life, never imagining that she would embrace a religion she once perceived as restrictive and limiting to women, in particular. As an aspiring theater artist and child of the 70’s, Krishna’s early aspirations were to be a director, producing art for people’s sake. Little did she know that God had other plans as she embarked on a journey which led her to live and work her way across the country, while experiencing various roles and religions. Living, learning, and raising her children, Krishna considered herself somewhat “knowledgeable” of Islam, having known a few members of “the Nation” and being a patron of Muslim bakeries, fish shops, and newspapers. She didn’t start learning about true Islam until after age 50 when she began attending masjids and events with her now husband, Jamal Najieb. When she and Jamal married in 2009, Krishna planned on remaining “spiritual.” She’d learned to sleep in on Sunday and felt visiting churches and masjids on occasion would be sufficient. But six days after the wedding, she was moved to make shahada at Masjid Al-Taqwa, Altadena, CA. Krishna thought it was out of curiosity, but her friends told her it was Allah. From that moment, there was no looking back and in August 2015, Krishna and Jamal made Hajj. Hajj was transformative. Krishna now truly felt like a Muslimah and prayed for a way to return Allah’s blessing. The answer became another gift from Allah – to found with seven other sisters the non-profit organization, The Hajjah Project. The Hajjah Project launched in 2018 with the mission to educate and inspire Muslim women to make achieving the 5th Pillar of Islam a reality. The Hajjah Project gives cash gifts and backpacks to sisters making a first time trip to Hajj. With the tagline “a vision, a mission, a sisterhood,” The Hajjah Project aspires to one day be a foundation, providing funds to transformative projects that use Islamic principles to benefit all women. Besides being a wife, mother, and grandmother, Krishna is a human resources professional and trainer, experienced in conflict resolution, community mediation and restorative justice. She is working on a spiritual memoir and still considers herself an artist, now for the benefit of Allah.

22 MINMAR 28
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"The Transformative Power of Hajj" by Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Q&A with Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Hajjah Krishna Najieb and several congregants share tips and information regarding traveling for Hajj as a single woman, what it's like to travel with a guided group, and the costs associated with different travel packages. She talks about how The Hajjah Project is helping Muslim women in Los Angeles travel to Mecca for Hajj, and how we can get involved to help. For more information on The Hajjah Project, please visit: https://www.thehajjahproject.org/

40 MINMAR 28
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Q&A with Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Adthan by Jessika Kenney (1/31/2020)

Returning mu'adthinah Jessika Kenney calls the adthan in Javanese recitation style at The Women's Mosque of America's 5 Year Anniversary jumma'a on Friday, January 31st, 2020.

2 MINMAR 24
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Adthan by Jessika Kenney (1/31/2020)

"Becoming A Khateebah" by Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

On the 5 Year Anniversary for The Women's Mosque of America, Khateebah Tasneem F. Noor - the most often returning khateebah - speaks to us about her journey over the last five years as she transitioned from only speaking in interfaith and secular spaces to speaking within her own religious community from a position of religious authority for the first time. She highlights the stories of Prophet Moses and his mother (peace be upon them both) to show us how we can overcome self-doubt and trust our own God-given intuition. This marks Tasneem's 5th khutbah at The Women's Mosque of America.Bio: Tasneem Farah Noor is a speaker, facilitator, Life coach, and the author of the book “The Faith Connection: Your Journey Starts with Knowing Yourself.” She has her Masters in Education from UCLA; and her coaching certification from the Life Mastery Institute. She has worked on university campuses like UCLA and Cal State LA. After a rewarding career in higher education for seven years, Tasneem transitioned to Life coaching and facilitating interfaith dialogue as her full-time career. She is the lead Muslim facilitator for NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for change, and sits on five different interfaith boards including the Interfaith Council at the Islamic Center of Southern California. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, CA in 2000, she lived in India, Pakistan, and Dubai.

41 MINMAR 24
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"Becoming A Khateebah" by Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Q&A with Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Tasneem F. Noor leads the congregation through an intuition exercise and answers questions specifically about Istikharah - the Guidance Prayer. Several different congregants share their own istikharah experiences and how they learned to trust their own intuition and direct connection with God.Istikharah (Guidance Prayer): "O God! Behold I ask You the good through Your Knowledge, and ability through Your Power, and beg Your favor out of Your infinite Bounty. For surely You have Power; I have none. You know all; I know not. You are the Great Knower of all things. O God! If in Your Knowledge, [this matter] be good for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs (in this world and the Hereafter), then ordain it for me, and make it easy for me, and bless me therein. But if in Your Knowledge, [this matter] be bad for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs (in this world and the Hereafter), then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it, and ordain for me the good wherever it may be, and cause me to be pleased therewith. Ameen."Tasneem's Heartfelt Dua as an example of how to ask God to guide you toward connecting with your intuition: "Bismillah Ar Rehman Ar Raheem. Subhanallah Alhamdulilliah La Ilaha Ilallah. Ya Allah, my Lord, My Creator. You are the source of all creation and of all substance. You have created me, my gifts, my dreams. You are All-Knowing and know what Is in my heart and mind. You are Most Magnificient and Most Merciful and Most compelling. Please help me Ya Allah to surrender deeply to you, to be moved by you, held by you, used by you. I surrender to you my Lord, I surrender. You are the Ultimate creator and THE Master of this universe. Everything is yours and yet you have blessed us with the power of choice. The choice to choose you or choose our ego. To choose serving you or serving ourselves. Choose truth or choose illusion. I choose You My Lord! I choose You. I choose to serve you my Sustainer that sustains all that I am and all that I can. I choose you My lord who is All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Hearing. It is You I trust. It is you I seek to please. It is you I love. It is you whose approval I crave and need. Please forgive me for my inconsistencies and short comings and mistakes and for all the precious time I waste. Please forgive me with your Mercy My lord. Please forgive me. Please help me, guide me, and continue to compel me so I stay present and surrender and do my best to express through you, to serve for you and with you. I love you Ya Allah. And I surrender to you. I surrender. I love you. And I am ready to be used by you. I trust you. I surrender. I surrender. I surrender. Let my words be yours. Let my thoughts be from you. Let my intuition be your voice. I am ready now, Ya Rabb. I am ready. I am yours and you are mine. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am eternally grateful that you chose to create me and create work through me in ways You know to be the best. I trust you. And I am ready now. Ameen."

20 MINMAR 24
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Q&A with Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Adthan by Shireen Alihaji (12/27/19)

Long time volunteer videographer and supporter Shireen Alihaji gives her 1st adthan at The Women's Mosque of America for the 60th jumma'a on December 27th, 2019.

47 sFEB 18
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Adthan by Shireen Alihaji (12/27/19)

"Infertility & The Spriritual Winter" by Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Khateebah Sameerah Siddiqui delivers the 60th khutbah for The Women's Mosque of America on December 27th, 2019. In this powerful khutbah, Sameerah Siddiqui speaks to us about how to navigate through times when your prayers go unanswered, with a special emphasis on dealing with infertility. She courageously removes the stigma from a usually taboo topic in order to provide more community support for those who need it most.Bio: Sameerah Siddiqui is a Senior Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam America, a global humanitarian and advocacy organization. She has held a variety of roles in her time at Oxfam, from campaigning on the political drivers of poverty, such as a lack of corporate accountability in our global food system to building external relationships with American faith communities. She currently leads the organization's campaign response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.Sameerah grew up in the Inland Empire and after finishing her degree at UC Davis, she moved to Los Angeles to learn faith-rooted and communityorganizing with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.Sameerah is currently based in Washington, D.C. but her husband is convinced that they'll make SoCal home again.

25 MINFEB 18
Comments
"Infertility & The Spriritual Winter" by Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Q&A with Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Sameerah Siddiqui answers questions from the congregation about dealing with infertility, and several women in the discussion circle open up about their own struggles with it. One congregant shares a surprising story that demonstrates the power of hope and not giving up.

21 MINFEB 18
Comments
Q&A with Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Latest Episodes

A Message From Our Founder (Ramadan 2020)

An address from the founder of The Women's Mosque of America on the month of Ramadan ahead, what to expect, and how you can help our movement to uplift the Ummah by empowering Muslim women.

6 MINAPR 27
Comments
A Message From Our Founder (Ramadan 2020)

Adthan by Aliya H. Yousufi (2/28/20)

Mu'adthinah Aliya Hussaini Yousufi returns to deliver her beautiful adthan for the second time at The Women's Mosque of America on Febuary 28th, 2020.

1 MINMAR 28
Comments
Adthan by Aliya H. Yousufi (2/28/20)

"The Transformative Power of Hajj" by Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Khateebah Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb delivers the khutbah for The Women's Mosque of America on February 28th, 2020. In this dynamic khutbah, Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb, creator of The Hajjah Project, offers a fresh take on the experience of Hajj and how it should be performed early in one's life to transform it, rather than at the end of one's life to end it. She speaks to us about how when we answer God’s call to perform the 5th pillar of Islam, we are transformed into living our purpose. Krishna shares from her experience of going to Hajj on the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's Hajj pilgrimage and how she came to understand why he returned as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Bio: Hajjah Krishna Nunnally Najieb accepted Islam later in life, never imagining that she would embrace a religion she once perceived as restrictive and limiting to women, in particular. As an aspiring theater artist and child of the 70’s, Krishna’s early aspirations were to be a director, producing art for people’s sake. Little did she know that God had other plans as she embarked on a journey which led her to live and work her way across the country, while experiencing various roles and religions. Living, learning, and raising her children, Krishna considered herself somewhat “knowledgeable” of Islam, having known a few members of “the Nation” and being a patron of Muslim bakeries, fish shops, and newspapers. She didn’t start learning about true Islam until after age 50 when she began attending masjids and events with her now husband, Jamal Najieb. When she and Jamal married in 2009, Krishna planned on remaining “spiritual.” She’d learned to sleep in on Sunday and felt visiting churches and masjids on occasion would be sufficient. But six days after the wedding, she was moved to make shahada at Masjid Al-Taqwa, Altadena, CA. Krishna thought it was out of curiosity, but her friends told her it was Allah. From that moment, there was no looking back and in August 2015, Krishna and Jamal made Hajj. Hajj was transformative. Krishna now truly felt like a Muslimah and prayed for a way to return Allah’s blessing. The answer became another gift from Allah – to found with seven other sisters the non-profit organization, The Hajjah Project. The Hajjah Project launched in 2018 with the mission to educate and inspire Muslim women to make achieving the 5th Pillar of Islam a reality. The Hajjah Project gives cash gifts and backpacks to sisters making a first time trip to Hajj. With the tagline “a vision, a mission, a sisterhood,” The Hajjah Project aspires to one day be a foundation, providing funds to transformative projects that use Islamic principles to benefit all women. Besides being a wife, mother, and grandmother, Krishna is a human resources professional and trainer, experienced in conflict resolution, community mediation and restorative justice. She is working on a spiritual memoir and still considers herself an artist, now for the benefit of Allah.

22 MINMAR 28
Comments
"The Transformative Power of Hajj" by Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Q&A with Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Hajjah Krishna Najieb and several congregants share tips and information regarding traveling for Hajj as a single woman, what it's like to travel with a guided group, and the costs associated with different travel packages. She talks about how The Hajjah Project is helping Muslim women in Los Angeles travel to Mecca for Hajj, and how we can get involved to help. For more information on The Hajjah Project, please visit: https://www.thehajjahproject.org/

40 MINMAR 28
Comments
Q&A with Hajjah Krishna Najieb (2/28/20)

Adthan by Jessika Kenney (1/31/2020)

Returning mu'adthinah Jessika Kenney calls the adthan in Javanese recitation style at The Women's Mosque of America's 5 Year Anniversary jumma'a on Friday, January 31st, 2020.

2 MINMAR 24
Comments
Adthan by Jessika Kenney (1/31/2020)

"Becoming A Khateebah" by Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

On the 5 Year Anniversary for The Women's Mosque of America, Khateebah Tasneem F. Noor - the most often returning khateebah - speaks to us about her journey over the last five years as she transitioned from only speaking in interfaith and secular spaces to speaking within her own religious community from a position of religious authority for the first time. She highlights the stories of Prophet Moses and his mother (peace be upon them both) to show us how we can overcome self-doubt and trust our own God-given intuition. This marks Tasneem's 5th khutbah at The Women's Mosque of America.Bio: Tasneem Farah Noor is a speaker, facilitator, Life coach, and the author of the book “The Faith Connection: Your Journey Starts with Knowing Yourself.” She has her Masters in Education from UCLA; and her coaching certification from the Life Mastery Institute. She has worked on university campuses like UCLA and Cal State LA. After a rewarding career in higher education for seven years, Tasneem transitioned to Life coaching and facilitating interfaith dialogue as her full-time career. She is the lead Muslim facilitator for NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for change, and sits on five different interfaith boards including the Interfaith Council at the Islamic Center of Southern California. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, CA in 2000, she lived in India, Pakistan, and Dubai.

41 MINMAR 24
Comments
"Becoming A Khateebah" by Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Q&A with Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Tasneem F. Noor leads the congregation through an intuition exercise and answers questions specifically about Istikharah - the Guidance Prayer. Several different congregants share their own istikharah experiences and how they learned to trust their own intuition and direct connection with God.Istikharah (Guidance Prayer): "O God! Behold I ask You the good through Your Knowledge, and ability through Your Power, and beg Your favor out of Your infinite Bounty. For surely You have Power; I have none. You know all; I know not. You are the Great Knower of all things. O God! If in Your Knowledge, [this matter] be good for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs (in this world and the Hereafter), then ordain it for me, and make it easy for me, and bless me therein. But if in Your Knowledge, [this matter] be bad for my faith, for my livelihood, and for the consequences of my affairs (in this world and the Hereafter), then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it, and ordain for me the good wherever it may be, and cause me to be pleased therewith. Ameen."Tasneem's Heartfelt Dua as an example of how to ask God to guide you toward connecting with your intuition: "Bismillah Ar Rehman Ar Raheem. Subhanallah Alhamdulilliah La Ilaha Ilallah. Ya Allah, my Lord, My Creator. You are the source of all creation and of all substance. You have created me, my gifts, my dreams. You are All-Knowing and know what Is in my heart and mind. You are Most Magnificient and Most Merciful and Most compelling. Please help me Ya Allah to surrender deeply to you, to be moved by you, held by you, used by you. I surrender to you my Lord, I surrender. You are the Ultimate creator and THE Master of this universe. Everything is yours and yet you have blessed us with the power of choice. The choice to choose you or choose our ego. To choose serving you or serving ourselves. Choose truth or choose illusion. I choose You My Lord! I choose You. I choose to serve you my Sustainer that sustains all that I am and all that I can. I choose you My lord who is All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Hearing. It is You I trust. It is you I seek to please. It is you I love. It is you whose approval I crave and need. Please forgive me for my inconsistencies and short comings and mistakes and for all the precious time I waste. Please forgive me with your Mercy My lord. Please forgive me. Please help me, guide me, and continue to compel me so I stay present and surrender and do my best to express through you, to serve for you and with you. I love you Ya Allah. And I surrender to you. I surrender. I love you. And I am ready to be used by you. I trust you. I surrender. I surrender. I surrender. Let my words be yours. Let my thoughts be from you. Let my intuition be your voice. I am ready now, Ya Rabb. I am ready. I am yours and you are mine. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am eternally grateful that you chose to create me and create work through me in ways You know to be the best. I trust you. And I am ready now. Ameen."

20 MINMAR 24
Comments
Q&A with Tasneem Noor (1/31/2020)

Adthan by Shireen Alihaji (12/27/19)

Long time volunteer videographer and supporter Shireen Alihaji gives her 1st adthan at The Women's Mosque of America for the 60th jumma'a on December 27th, 2019.

47 sFEB 18
Comments
Adthan by Shireen Alihaji (12/27/19)

"Infertility & The Spriritual Winter" by Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Khateebah Sameerah Siddiqui delivers the 60th khutbah for The Women's Mosque of America on December 27th, 2019. In this powerful khutbah, Sameerah Siddiqui speaks to us about how to navigate through times when your prayers go unanswered, with a special emphasis on dealing with infertility. She courageously removes the stigma from a usually taboo topic in order to provide more community support for those who need it most.Bio: Sameerah Siddiqui is a Senior Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam America, a global humanitarian and advocacy organization. She has held a variety of roles in her time at Oxfam, from campaigning on the political drivers of poverty, such as a lack of corporate accountability in our global food system to building external relationships with American faith communities. She currently leads the organization's campaign response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.Sameerah grew up in the Inland Empire and after finishing her degree at UC Davis, she moved to Los Angeles to learn faith-rooted and communityorganizing with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.Sameerah is currently based in Washington, D.C. but her husband is convinced that they'll make SoCal home again.

25 MINFEB 18
Comments
"Infertility & The Spriritual Winter" by Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Q&A with Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

Q&A Discussion Circle with the Imam -- Sameerah Siddiqui answers questions from the congregation about dealing with infertility, and several women in the discussion circle open up about their own struggles with it. One congregant shares a surprising story that demonstrates the power of hope and not giving up.

21 MINFEB 18
Comments
Q&A with Sameerah Siddiqui (12/27/19)

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