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Being told ‘no’ is for your own good (video)

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Being told ‘no’ is for your own good (video)

Sometimes a rejection works better than getting what you want in life.

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After two years of rejections – and yes I have all of the emails – we were finally selected to give a Ted Talk, and the excitement and the anticipation was overwhelming! There are so many factors that go into a Ted Talk, a lot of behind the scenes work that I don’t think most people even realize.

We were able to select our own topic, but we were given a coach. Our message was pretty powerful, so we had to decline the coach. There’s a 60 page brief of what you can and cannot say during a Ted Talk. We’re free spirits so we kind of went rogue and winged part of it. Thankfully, it all turned out well.

Think about how many times you have been told no in your life while chasing your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Think about if that no was told to you because of your race, religion, gender or your talent. What do you do after you reflect? You pick yourself up and you keep going. This is our message. The Power of No.

Two people are not the norm for a Ted Talk but we fit the exception. We were the first African-American Muslim Couple to take the stage. After two years of hearing no, we broke the barrier. May this message be the spark you need to pivot.


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Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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Sometimes a rejection works better than getting what you want in life.

After two years of rejections – and yes I have all of the emails – we were finally selected to give a Ted Talk, and the excitement and the anticipation was overwhelming! There are so many factors that go into a Ted Talk, a lot of behind the scenes work that I don’t think most people even realize.

We were able to select our own topic, but we were given a coach. Our message was pretty powerful, so we had to decline the coach. There’s a 60 page brief of what you can and cannot say during a Ted Talk. We’re free spirits so we kind of went rogue and winged part of it. Thankfully, it all turned out well.

Think about how many times you have been told no in your life while chasing your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Think about if that no was told to you because of your race, religion, gender or your talent. What do you do after you reflect? You pick yourself up and you keep going. This is our message. The Power of No.

Two people are not the norm for a Ted Talk but we fit the exception. We were the first African-American Muslim Couple to take the stage. After two years of hearing no, we broke the barrier. May this message be the spark you need to pivot.


Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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