Welcome to the "Growing Up Halal" podcast! Hosted by Sulphia, Hanan, Amena, and Aisha, GUH is a podcast dedicated to creating a reassuring voice for young Muslim girls across the country who feel unheard, underrepresented, and deprived of a platform they could truly relate to.

With every episode, our team adds to a collection of stories and interviews relating to the Muslim-American experience!

our favorite episodes!

As rising seniors, we’ve been really busy thinking a lot about college and starting our college apps. We’ve also heard so many concerns about college from our friends and their parents. So today, we’ve brought on Ramsha Khan, a sophmore at Rutgers University, to learn about the college experience for Muslim Americans and what we can expect!

Check out our new series “The College MSA Field Trip”! Join us each week as we interview members at college/university MSAs around the country to learn about the school, its Islamic community, and the application process! We meet with students from NYU, UCLA, and Princeton!

In this episode, Sulphia (fencing) and Amena (lacrosse) are joined by guest Amirah Ahmed (track and field, cross country) to talk about the Muslimah athlete experience! From discussing the struggles of finding suitable, modest athletic wear (spoiler alert: we got a lot to say about the Nike hijab 👀), to telling stories of the awkward situations they’ve had with male coaches, teammates and referees, to encouraging listeners to gain the courage speak with your coach and catch prayers on time during practice hours, to learning how to continue training while fasting during Ramadan, these three cover it all!

In today’s episode, Amena and Hanan were accompanied by Aronno Shafi, a senior at NYU! She was able to share with us a bunch of things she wish she had done as a high school student, and gave us so many tips on things ranging from interviews to financial management as a young muslimah! Tune in to this episode to learn more about these tips and to hear about Aronno’s art business and other fun experiences, including studying aboard in Europe!

Unfortunately, there are too many misconceptions about Muslim girls. Many people falsely believe Islam to be a religion that oppresses its women and robs them of their most basic rights.

We want to put Muslim girls like YOU in the spotlight and show the world what we're capable of. Are you a young artist? A star athlete? Creator of an app? Founder of a non profit? CEO of a startup? Do you have a story that will inspire other younger Muslimah? If so, fill out this form for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!


sulphia (founder & co-host)

Assalamu Alaikkum! My name is Sulphia and I’m a high school senior. Outside of podcasting, I enjoy discussing politics, competing in fencing, working on community service initiatives, and bullet journaling. I am constantly inspired by the Muslim women around me, so I am excited to represent and give a voice to young Muslim girls through this platform!

hanan (founder & co-host)

Assalam alaikum!! I’m Hanan a current senior in high school and cofounder of this podcast! It’s been amazing having this platform and cohosting alongside Sulphia, Amena, and Aisha. Outside of the podcast I conduct conversational English classes over the weekends and in my free time I do oil paintings of landscapes. I hope to make this platform a sounding board for aspirant Muslimahs inshallah

aisha (co-host)

Assalam alaikum! I'm Aisha and I'm currently a senior in high school. I love being a co-host of this podcast and thankful for the opportunity to meet so many people from different backgrounds! Outside of podcasting, you can find me painting, coding or writing reviews on letterbox. In the future, I hope to grow our platform to inspire and be an inspiration to another generation of muslimah!

amena (co-host)

Assalamu Alaikkum!! I’m Amena and I am a junior in high school. I love being a co-host of this podcast, and am so thankful to be a part of it! Outside of co-hosting, I love playing on my school’s lacrosse team and participating in service clubs through my school. In the future, I hope to keep inspiring Muslimah through our episodes, and am so excited to see the growth of this platform!

malak (art manager)

Assalamu Alaikkum!! My name is Malak and I’m a junior in high school. I love being the art manager for Growing Up Halal and I’m grateful to have be apart of this podcast!! Other than my role as art manager, i run an instagram where i post my artwork and run my own small business!! I also love reading, playing tennis, and bullet journaling!! I have always loved art, and I’m really glad I am able to use that to give other Muslim women a voice and platform!!

ashiyana (social media manager)

Salam, my name is Ashiyana Ahamed and I’m the Social Media Manager for Growing Up Halal. I’m a history nerd and I love writing poetry. I enjoy cooking as well, pasta is kind of my signature dish :) I love spending time with my friends and family and making memories. I’m so thrilled to be part of a team of such hardworking women as we work to create an environment of inclusivity and the representation we wish we had growing up!


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