Ep 11.1 Bonus Track: The Story of Palestine with Eman Askar (@emmasworld.101)

Instagram sea shanty on the ‘Story of Palestine’ was viewed 10 MILLION times in 48 HOURS! In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience, from the singer/songwriter herself, Tiktoker Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation when she sang an adaptation of “The Wellerman” sea shanty, shares her own story for you. 


Her song went viral after she replaced the lyrics to explain the history of Palestine and how the illegitimate Israeli occupation came about, resulting in 10 million views!. She has a special message for our listeners and talks about her story of how this song came about from a picture from her childhood.

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Eman Askar @emmasworld.101, Egyptian mother of two, singer, songwriter, copywriter, video creator. 

Discussion points: 

Nafisa: Salaams and welcome to Not Another Mum Pod.

In honour of Palestine, especially for our audience from the singer songwriter herself Eman Askar, an Egyptian mother of two, who became an overnight sensation.


Eman went viral and was covered by various news outlets. Listeners do follow her on Insta and tech talk. Username is emmasworld.101


Eman Askar: Hello, everyone, assalamualaikum! My name is Eman Askar, and I just wanted to introduce myself to Not Another Mum Pod and Muslim Mama’s listeners.


Eman continues to share her story about how she thought of this song, going back to her childhood, the thought process and aftermath of when she released the song. Tune in to listen to her unique story – truly an honour that Eman has taken the time to do this for NAMPOD and MM listeners. Thank you Eman!



There once was a land called Palestine

Where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived fine

In the 1800s

It was ruled by The Ottoman Empire

Meanwhile, a bearded guy

Founded Zionism for Jews to aspire

A land that becomes their home, and safe

Only for their kind

Then there was World War I

That ended when the Allies won



Ep 10. Halal ‘dating’ in the pandemic (with Merium Bhuiyan)

Finding The One is hard enough – but throw a pandemic into the mix and it’s almost impossible… or is it? Join us in this candid conversation about halal dating in the COVID-19 era with Merium Bhuiyan, CEO and Founder of CakeFace Makeup. Find out what it’s truly like to ‘halal date’ in the midst of a global pandemic; how prospective husbands slide into her DMs, and what happens when a right swipe doesn’t quite go according to plan.


WARNING: this is an explicit episode with adult themes and language. Please put your earphones on and listen to this in private. 

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Merium Bhuiyan is the founder and CEO of CakeFace Makeup, a makeup services company that champions confidence building through workshops and events sharing expertise. http://cakeface-makeup.com/


Merium holds a Masters in Education and is interested in inclusion and social mobility. She advises on several boards and committees in the community and utilises her roles as Vice Chair of her local faiths forum and Trustee of her local community centre to speak publicly on a variety of issues, including hate crime and youth violence. In her spare time Merium is involved with her local theatre and contributes to a variety of creative arts projects. Merium’s skills include consulting, leading and directing on a variety of enterprises including festivals, charities and youth projects, and aims to complete a PhD and advise on education at governmental level in the future.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Not Another Mum Pod’s management or of any sponsors. Any content provided by our contributors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, identity (gender or sexual) club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.


What do we mean by ‘halal’ dating? How do you keep it ‘halal’ when meeting strangers and then getting to know them? What makes people turn to alternative ways to find the one?

Tasneem:  Salaams and welcome