The Amen family from "All-American Muslim" stars in the TLC reality docu-series.

The Amen family ("All-American Muslim") is a pillar in the Dearborn community. Patriarch Mohsen Amen and matriarch Lila Amen are parents to four grown children — Suehaila Amen, Shadia Amen, Bilal Amen (aka Billy) and Samira Amen. The family adheres to their faith with varying degrees — ranging from very conservative to extremely liberal views.

Shadia recently married Jeff, an Irish Catholic who is converting to Islam. On the more liberal end of the spectrum — she is the self-proclaimed "black sheep" of the family. She wore the headscarf (or "hijab") for seven years before she took it off because she felt it didn't fit with her lifestyle — which now includes several tattoos, face piercings, and hair dyes. At 31, Shadia is a Public School Behavioral Aide and lives near her parents with her husband and 10 year-old son Adam from her first marriage. Jeff, 33, was raised by an incredible single mom without his father around; and now steps into the role of step-dad for young Adam while struggling to adapt to a new faith.

At 32, Suehaila is the oldest Amen daughter and the last single Amen sister. She wears the headscarf (or "hijab"), doesn't drink, and is very active in the local community. While she is open to dating, she has had trouble finding a guy who isn't intimidated by her strong personality and public/professional life as a judicial executive and event planner.

Suehaila still lives at home along with her brother Bilal, 29, who works as the Director of Operations for a local youth sports organization and offers a weekly lecture series at a local mosque.

Samira Amen-Fawaz works as a medical assistant and is the youngest Amen sister. She and her husband of seven years, Ali Fawaz, have been trying to start a family, but they struggle with fertility issues and are pursuing numerous options including conventional fertility techniques, dietary alternatives and Muslim supplication prayers. After years of unsuccessful attempts, Samira considers putting on the headscarf (or "hijab") in order to be closer to God and hopefully blessed with a child — a transition that will not only impact her personally as a medical assistant, but is also likely to shift how she will be viewed outside the comfort of the Dearborn community.

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