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Episode 33: A 91-Year-Old Imam Still Finds Joy In The Podcast Studio

By Ahmed Ali Akbar

Abdurrahim Rashada has seen a lot in his life.  He served in the Navy during World War II. He survived and escaped the Jim Crow South. He worked in the GM factories of Michigan and saw their rise and fall. And then, he joined the Nation of Islam, attracted by their message of freedom, justice, and equality for black folks. And later, when the community moved towards Sunnism, he learned to adapt  to a broader community of immigrant Muslims. In 1988, he met Ahmed when he had his first aqiqah (first haircut) at the mosque in Saginaw. In this episode, Ahmed takes a step back and Khalila Rashada interviews her grandfather in the Saginaw house she grew up in. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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