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October 26, 2023

The Talk: Ramadan Builds Bonds Through Belief

Hosted by: Aliza Abidi, Safiya Azam, Hamza Zakir

Edited by: Safiya Azam, Wendy Le

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims in which they fast from food, water, and outside influences to practice spiritual discipline. Its origins trace to when the Quran was revealed around 624 A.D. and is practiced globally by Muslims.

In this episode, The Sidekick editorial page editor Aliza Abidi, staff designer Safiya Azam and staff writer Hamza Zakir discuss the origins, trends and speak to Islamic Center of Coppell youth advisor Omar Malik to learn about the integral role community has within Ramadan and Islam. 

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Aliza Abidi
Aliza Abidi, Editorial Page Editor
Aliza Abidi is a senior and the Editorial Page Editor for The Sidekick. In her free time, she likes to read a variety of fiction novels, lift weights, and watch Studio Ghibli movies. To Aliza, journalism is about bringing all sorts of different opinions and perspectives to light. Opinions and perspectives about the world’s various curiosities and disputes that are created by people with interesting stories underneath; experiences which shape an individual's values. To her, these viewpoints are worth sharing, vibrant and fresh to hear and learn about. Seeing her older brother being able to make an impact by bringing stories and viewpoints to light at The Sidekick inspired her to join, where she is now, helping to make an impact in her community as she helps coordinate the process of publishing works that fulfill her passions and goals. You can contact her at [email protected].
Safiya Azam
Safiya Azam, Staff Designer

Safiya Azam is a first-year sophomore on The Sidekick, diving headfirst into the world of multimedia and creative exploration on The Sidekick. As a budding artist, she thrives on embracing various art forms and is set on pushing her boundaries. You can contact Safiya at [email protected].

 
Hamza Zakir
Hamza Zakir, Staff Writer
Hamza is a sophomore staff writer at Sidekick. You can find Hamza practicing piano, eating corn, or playing with his cat "Meatballs". You can find him at @hambamzz on Instagram and you can contact him at [email protected]
Wendy Le
Wendy Le, Podcast Producer
Wendy Le is a junior and the podcast producer of The Sidekick. Through The Sidekick, she found her passion in photography and podcasting. In her free time, she enjoys scrolling through Pinterest, capturing mundane moments on camera and spending time with her friends and family.  When feeling burnt out, Le recharges her social battery by sitting in her bed and relaxing throughout the day. Listening to Lana Del Rey, specifically her Lust for Life album, helps bring a sense of peacefulness to her day. You can contact her at [email protected].
Avani Munji
Avani Munji, Executive Design Editor
Avani Munji is a senior and the executive design editor for The Sidekick. Munji joined the program unintentionally, but found that The Sidekick was the perfect place for her to grow as a designer. When she’s not creating a design or trying to learn everything there is to know about Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, you can find her playing various videogames on her Xbox and mourning the loss of her 2008 Wii. You can contact her on ‘X’ (@a_munjii).

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