The Amens -Pillars in Dearborn, Mohsen and Lila have four children – Suehaila, Shadia, Bilal and Samira. The family adheres to their faith with varying degrees – ranging from conservative to liberal. Suehaila is single, wears the hijab, doesn’t drink and is active in the community. She and Bilal, also unmarried, still live with their parents. Shadia – the rebel – has tattoos, piercings and does not wear a hijab. She is also a single mom to Adam, age 11. Samira Amen-Fawaz, the youngest, is struggling to conceive with her husband, Ali Fawaz. After years of unsuccessful attempts, she is considering putting on the hijab in order to be closer to God and hopefully be blessed with a child.
All-American Muslim: Jeff's Conversion -At the nail salon, Suehaila and Shadia discuss Jeff's conversion from Catholicism to Islam. The location has been changed from the mosque to their home to handle Jeff's nervousness.
All-American Muslim: All- American Wedding Rehearsal -At the rehearsal dinner Jeff's mother toasts her new family. Afterwards, Bilal teaches the uninitiated some new dance moves.
All-American Muslim: I Want There to Be Harmony - Suehaila and her mother, Lila, tour the reception hall for Shadia's upcoming wedding. Suehaila explains that Jeff's family is Irish Catholic, and they won't be expecting a bar with no alcohol.
(All pictures Courtesy of TLC)