Shadia Amen is a single mom.
Samira Amen used to wear a hijab (headscarf) up until 9/11 when she decided to stop wearing it. She is considering to go back to it as a way of receiving a blessing from God (getting pregnant).
Amen: Mohsen and Lila whose children are Suehaila, Shadia and her Irish-American husband (Jeff), Bilal and Samira (who has a son called Adam).
Aoude: Nader and Nawal. Expecting parents.
Bazzy-Aliahmad: Ali and Nina whose son is Andre. Wealthy family that wants to open a nightclub.
Jaafar: Mike, who is a Deputy Chief Sheriff and wife Angela, whose children are Jenna, Julia, Jad and Ryan.
Zaban: Fouad, a high-school football coach, and wife Zaynab, whose children are Jamilah, Ayah, Mohamed and Fatima.
Jeff, Shadia's boyfriend, is Irish Catholic.
Before deciding to cast and film within the Dearborn Muslim community, San Diego, Washington and Northern Virginia were also considered.
Add first, as requested by TLC, episodes should have been 30 minutes long but they were later expanded to 60 minutes.
Filming of the show takes place in Dearborn, Michigan.