StoryCorps Detroit Podcast: How I Became Muslim

One Detroiter tells his roommate why he converted to Islam as a teenager.

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Lehman Robinson converted to Islam when he was a teenager working at a secular Michigan summer camp. In this episode of StoryCorps Detroit, he tells his friend Kareem Hakim, that when he heard his camp buddy was fasting for Ramadan, he decided to join him.

“Dude you’re too pure of a person… what in the hell!?” laughed Hakim when Robinson told him this in the interview.

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StoryCorps Detroit is hosted by Sascha Raiyn. This episode was produced by Laura Herberg. The interview was originally recorded by StoryCorps at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. The StoryCorps Detroit theme music is by Will Sessions.

Authors

  • Sascha Raiyn

    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.

  • Laura Herberg

    Laura Herberg is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling the stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here.