In Good Company

 
 

A long-form podcast series where I will interview
an inspiring and interesting individual or pairings every month!
Completely unscripted, I hope that the episodes will make
you feel that you are a part of the conversation too!


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I sat down with my father in law, or Baba as I fondly call him, to speak to him about his decision to move to the UK at 18, his determination to work for himself, his arranged marriage, and how his identity as a Muslim has taught him to always be grateful and positive!

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I totally lucked out when the 3 Sisters who run Cala Qisya agreed to have a sit down conference call with me to speak about everything fashion, “fame” and most importantly, faith. Honestly, one of the most laid-back but super inspiring conversation I’ve had in a while!

 
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I’m delighted to have one of my very good friends, Sarina Iskandar, in this episode as we talk about so many things under the sun - from her being a writer, to boys, to mental health, and of course, about what it’s like being a legit, real-life princess! Lots of gems were shared in this episode, in between bouts of laughter and silly candidness.

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When I found out that Ibrahim Tahir, the owner of Wardah Books had said “yes” to being interviewed for I.G.C, it felt like I’ve struck gold! I’ve always been a huge fan of the specialist bookstore so I was super excited to speak to, and pick the brain of, it’s chief book-curator. PS: By far, one of the best conversations I’ve had in my life! I learned so much, and so will you, In Sha Allah!

 
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Boy did I laugh so much in this episode with one of my good friend, Nursyazanna Syaira, or aka Mrs Fluff! An incredibly candid, but honest and vulnerable conversation with a lady I highly respect - not just for her undeniable success with Fluff but also through her ability to be 100% herself, especially in a world that likes to dictate what we should or should not do. An incredibly refreshing conversation!

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I had the best time speaking with Aiman Azlan - a youth motivator, a writer, and most of all a father - talking about what Positivity means to him, how he wants to be “useless” (it’s deeper than what you think!), the legacy he would like to leave behind for his son (his answer blew me away!) and many other things in this conversation! When we ended the recording, I needed a couple of hours just to reflect - definitely enlightening!

 
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We recorded this episode late in the evening, and with the stillness of the night keeping us company, Mairah and I spoke about how she gracefully overcome the loss of her late mom, how she used grief to turn back to Him and how every single emotion that we feel is all part of Allah’s immense Mercy towards us. I’ve never felt so… tranquil after a conversation!

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Iman is one of those people in this world who just exudes warmth and compassion, Ma Sha Allah. Even though it was my very first time speaking to her, our conversation flowed seamlessly! It was indeed refreshing to have an honest and candid talk with this “Social Media Influencer”, a title that is insufficient for an individual as special as Iman.

 
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If I ever had an elder Sister, I’d pray for her to be like Fizah! I’ve always been pulled to her because of her creativity and authenticity, but after speaking to her, my respect for her has increased a million times fold as she shares bravely about how she tries to manoeuvre Motherhood, her career, and everything in this life, as kindly and as “Fizah-ly” as possible! I urger you to press play on this one!