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Episode 26: The Fast And The Furious

By Ahmed Ali Akbar

Ramadan Mubarak folks! It’s that magical 30 days where we’re all hungry and sleepy and trying to be a better person. See Something Say Something is celebrating this Ramadan with a mini-series. And this first episode is all about fasting. Ahmed talks to Kamelya Omayma Youssef, who grew up in Dearborn, MI, with parents who didn’t fast. At a certain point as a teenager, she had to figure out what she wanted to do. Then, Ahmed is joined by comedian Aman Ali to talk about how he drove across the country six years ago, breaking his fast in a new state and a new mosque every night. And finally, we hear from former competitive Olympic weightlifter Kulsoom Abdullah, about how professional athletes train during Ramadan.  Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads,  Follow Kamelya on instagram at @kamelya.omayma,  Follow Aman at @amanali, Follow Kulsoom at @liftingcovered.  Find more Sally's articles and more at buzzfeed.com/ramadan Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast,  Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter,  Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething,  Email us at saysomething@buzzfeed.com.  Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com. For tickets and info about the Northside Festival, visit northsidereport2017.eventbrite.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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