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Millionaire Muslim

Millionaire Muslim

By Mohsin Patel & Ibrahim Khan
Millionaire Muslim by is a podcast designed for ambitious Muslims. We discuss halal investments, personal finance, entrepreneurship and ways that will kickstart you to being the best version of yourself! We also give you a spiritual kick with regular business/finance-focused Qur'an tafseer sessions.
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E95: a sneak peek into Wahed Invest

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E101: How to invest halal without losing all your hair!
As always at IFG we're always keen on helping people with their investing journeys. Check out this snippet by Ibrahim on how to invest halal without losing all your hair (Mohsin couldn't do this episode for obvious reasons...).
January 22, 2021
E100: Expat Uzbekistanis working on "Quranera"
Check out our fun interview with the founders (Maruf and Nadir) of Quranera, a fun way to teach quran to kids. The founder are both Uzbeki and now based in Australia and Canada. Definitely one to listen to.
January 17, 2021
E99: The Incredible Story of a $X00,000,000 Business Built in 3 Years | Powerry
We had the pleasure of interviewing Abdumalik Mirakhmedov and Andrey Kim - the co-founders of Powerry and Scalo Technologies.    They hail from Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan and have built amazing 9-figure businesses from scratch in that part of the world. We can't reveal the exact amount due to confidentiality but it's big!    Borat gives a bad name to Kazakhstan but Abdumalik and Andrey gives a real insight into this fascinating region and how practising Muslims live in this region.  In this podcast they share their story, how they started business, entrepreneurial lessons, what role Islam has to play in their careers, and what the future holds.  A must-listen for anyone interested in entrepreneurship.
January 8, 2021
E98: a successful business man from the community - Aftab's story
Check out our interview with Aftab - an IFG fan and very much one of us from the community. Listen as he talks about his non-entrepreneurial background, working in McDonald's at 16, getting into pharmacy after university, before then setting up his own successful businesses. An inspiration from the community!
January 3, 2021
E97: Sheikh Haitham talking Islamic Finance
Join us for this fascinating interview where we spoke to Sheikh Hatham al Haddad!
November 27, 2020
E96: Side incomes that actually work during COVID
Listen to our musings on side incomes that actually work!
November 20, 2020
E95: a sneak peek into Wahed Invest
Join us as we get a sneak peek into a company that has changed the face of halal investing globally - Wahed Invest.
November 18, 2020
E94: Kestrl - interview with founder Areeb
Check out our interview with Kestrl founder Areeb Siddiqui!
November 6, 2020
Transform Your Prayer - And Why That Makes you Happier and Richer
We caught up with Iqbal Nasim the CEO of National Zakat Foundation who has now launched a new initiative to level up our prayer. Most of us zip through our prayers without attention, enjoyment, or even understanding. But then what's the point? And how do we fix this malaise? We go into all this and more in this podcast. You can find out more about the Transform My Prayer project here: You can visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter here:
November 1, 2020
E92: What I wish I knew about money when I was 18
The IFG team shares some roundtable thoughts on what we all wish we knew about money when we were 18!
October 16, 2020
E91: Is Forex halal or haram? An insider view
In this short snippet, we explain the insider details on forex trading and whether it's halal or haram.
October 8, 2020
E90: Dr Suriyah Bi: fighting for a better Equality Act
Check out our interview with Dr Suriyah Bi  (Oxford grad, PhD at UCL and Yale, lecturer at SOAS) and her research on Muslim women's experiences of work and career development. Suriyah is campaigning hard to make the Equality Act fairer.
September 26, 2020
E89: normalising insect consumption - interview with Mohammed Ashour, co-founder of Aspire Food Group
Check out this fascinating interview with Mohammed Ashour co-founder of Aspire Food Group who have managed to raise a large sum of money! Mohammed shares his valuable tips and advice.
September 18, 2020
E88: Interview with Arfah from Muslamic Makers
Muslamic Makers is a fantastic initiative helping Muslims to kickstart their tech career and network with Muslim mentors. Check out our interview with the founder, Arfah!
September 11, 2020
E87: Qardus - Halal Finance for SME Businesses
Qardus is a very exciting new startup that provides halal financing for SME Businesses.  If you are a business looking for financing you can apply here: If you are an investor looking to invest in fixed income you can sign up to Qardus here:
September 4, 2020
E86: falling prey to a scam - OneCoin
We talk to Layla Begum, an ordinary person like you and me, who unfortunately like many Muslims, fell prey to the OneCoin scam. We talk in-depth to her about her story. A must-listen. And if you've not watched it already, check out our documentary on the dark truth behind MLM schems:
August 24, 2020
E85: Crep Protect - from zero to one
Tune in for a very insightful interview with Nohman Ahmed, co-founder at Crep Protect, and how they went from launch to becoming a household name partnering with big names like Footlocker and JD Sports.
August 14, 2020
E84: lessons from a startup founder on failure and emerging from it
Join us in this fascinating interview with Mags Chilaev, founder of - a quora-style platform for immigrant communities. Lots of amazing lessons here about being a startup founder!
July 21, 2020
E83: Interview with Islamic Finance expert - Umer Suleman
In this episode, Ibrahim interviews Umer Suleman, director of 360 Risk and Islamic Finance expert. He talks about his journey into Islamic Finance and shares plenty of interesting stories from the years gone by!
July 14, 2020
E82: Is Your Job Haram or Halal? W/Mufti Faraz Adam [PART 3] [LIVE]
The third and final part of a really interesting 3-part session with Mufti Faraz discussing all things careers. As always, it's all about giving *you* the tools to understand how to navigate this tricky question! If you've not listened to the others first then head over to episodes 80 and 81!
July 9, 2020
E81: Is Your Job Haram or Halal? W/Mufti Faraz Adam [PART 2] [LIVE]
This is the second part of a really interesting 3-part session with Mufti Faraz discussing all things careers. As always, it's all about giving *you* the tools to understand how to navigate this tricky question!
July 6, 2020
E80: Is Your Job Haram or Halal? W/Mufti Faraz Adam [PART 1] [LIVE]
The first part of a really interesting 3-part session with Mufti Faraz discussing all things careers. As always, it's all about giving *you* the tools to understand how to navigate this tricky question!
July 1, 2020
E79: Retiring before 40 - business lessons from Sufyan Ismail [PART 2] [LIVE]
In this episode which was aired as a YouTube Live, we interview Sufyan Ismail - businessman-turned-philanthropist. Sufyan started life out at Deloitte before going on to start his own business. Sufyan then stopped working on his business before 40 in order to found MEND - an organisation aimed at helping Muslims to get into media and politics. A fascinating character with lots of lessons - so many that we had to split it up in two parts! If you've not listened to part 1 yet, go to episode 77 and come back!
June 28, 2020
E78: how to save for university and avoid student loans
We're exploring the important topic of student loans. Putting aside their sharia compliance or otherwise for a second, we run through in a really pragmatic way (with the benefit of our hindsight and experience) why avoiding student loans is a good thing full stop  - and exactly how you can do it!
June 15, 2020
E77: Retiring before 40 - business lessons from Sufyan Ismail [PART 1] [LIVE]
In this episode which was aired as a YouTube Live, we interview Sufyan Ismail - businessman-turned-philanthropist. Sufyan started life out at Deloitte before going on to start his own business. Sufyan then stopped working on his business before 40 in order to found MEND - an organisation aimed at helping Muslims to get into media and politics. A fascinating character with lots of lessons - so many that we had to split it up in two parts!
June 9, 2020
E76: How I got my Islamic Channel on to Amazon
This episode we chat with Navid Akhter, who successfully got his Islamic channel on to Amazon Prime.
May 25, 2020
E75: hacks to save for a deposit
We know lots of you are struggling to save for a deposit so we got together and racked our brains to help give you folks some helpful tips and hacks on how you can speed up the process insha'Allah!
May 13, 2020
E74: building companies & selling to major banks - a chat with Usman Khan
Usman Khan grew up in East London from an ordinary Muslim family. But from those humble beginnings he went on to found 3 different highly successful data companies that raised money from A-list investors and counted most of the mainstream investment banks and fund managers as its clientele. He talks of how he first got into entrepreneurship, how he sold to big banks, and what he is working on now.
May 6, 2020
E73: starting an Islamic mortgage lender in Canada
In this episode, we chat to Mohamad Sawwaf, the founder of a Canadian startup called Manzil. Manzil are a mortgage lender in Canada and offer mortgages to house buyers, and also have a mortgage fund which people can invest into.  We dive deep on the Canadian Islamic scene, starting Manzil, advice for founders and much more!
April 29, 2020
E72: we chat with an Oxford don
Join us as we chat to Dr Wahbi El Bouri - a good friend of ours and now an Oxford professor. He tells us about the fascinating research he's up to, as well as going behind the scenes on the undergraduate Oxford application process.
April 24, 2020
E71: planning and pivoting your business around coronavirus
In this episode, we brainstorm some business planning around coronavirus. In particular, we think about how a regular hajj operator might need to react in the current climate.
April 13, 2020
E70: How we choose startups & intro to our first hire!
Join us for this chat with Ibrahim and our addition to the team, Muhammad. They discuss how we actually go about choosing the startups which we invest in via our syndicate (which is made up of lots of IFG fans!). 
April 2, 2020
E69: Coronavirus update
There's only one thing to talk about right now - and that's coronavirus. Some key updates from us which are hopefully beneficial. 1. Launch of wills for NHS workers specifically. 2. Update on our coronavirus-specific page for useful info 3. Islamic approach to panic-buying and hoarding. 4. Discussion on whether or not masaajid should be open.
March 23, 2020
E68: Asad Hamir - serial multi £m entrepreneur shares his tips and insights
Check out our interview with Asad Hamir, a serial entrepreneur with a fascinating background with plenty of great tips for us all.
March 18, 2020
E67: Shabir Randeree CBE - interview with a godfather of Islamic Finance
In this episode we interview entrepreneur and philanthropist, Shabir Randeree CBE. Shabir has had a fascinating career spanning finance, business and philanthropy. He is a trustee of the Prince's Trust and a great example to our community.
March 10, 2020
E66: How companies make money in unexpected ways
Today we're exploring the topic of business models. People are making money in increasingly novel ways. Google is essentially a marketing company (makes money from ads), Dropbox has a freemium model (use it for free to a limit), Amazon is in many ways a data company. How should you be thinking about the companies around you, and about your own business too? Are you being innovative enough with your monetisation model? Listen in as we dig deep!
March 3, 2020
E65: Ibrahim's Oxford Interview Process
In this episode, Mohsin interviews Ibrahim about his Oxford application and interview. He shares some hacks for other students and reveals how, ironically, he massively flopped his R.E exam.
February 25, 2020
E64: an update from us (and an apology for the hiatus!)
Hey folks, we're just using this episode to update you on our lives! Listen in to hear the latest goings-on at IFG and what has been keeping us busy. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
February 18, 2020
EP63: How a Muslim Should Approach the Coronavirus [Sermon]
In this khutbah Ibrahim discusses what a Muslim's approach to the Coronavirus (and other pandemics like it) should be and how a Muslim can make the most out of it for his or her akhirah. 
February 10, 2020
EP62: What Can We Expect from Islamic Fintechs with Abdul Haseeb Basit
Islamic fintechs are the next big thing and in this episode we dive behind the hype and take stock of the industry, its challenges, its promise, and where its headed. Abdul Haseeb Basit is the co-founder of Elipses and helped put together the Global Islamic Fintech Survey 2019. You can find out more about Abdul Haseeb here: You can access the full report here:
February 4, 2020
E61: My life in Islamic Finance - law firm partner Mohammed Paracha
Many moons ago, in typical Ibrahim fashion, he randomly reached out to a bunch of top lawyers asking for work experience. Those of you in the industry will know that law firms don't take people like this, they have formal applications. But one man responded and gave Ibrahim his first taste of law - and that man is Mohammed Paracha! Mohammed is a distinguished lawyer, partner at the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. He is based in Dubai and heads up NRF's Islamic Finance practice for the Middle East and Africa. In this episode, Ibrahim goes on Mohammed's journey with him. Listen on for a fascinating insight! **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
January 6, 2020
E60: we analyse the Latin Honey Shop
In this episode, we're talking through another business as part of our Business Agony Aunts series. This week, it's - a great website selling high-quality honey. We analyse and run through some really easy changes that they could implement in order to become more profitable. Ibrahim also amusingly confuses Baber Ahmed for Babar Azam the Pakistan cricketer- for which he apologises! Want us to take a look at your business? Drop us an email! **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
December 23, 2019
E59: Mohsin's Oxford Interview Process & advice to future uni students
In this episode, Ibrahim interviews Mohsin about his Oxford application and interview (and the infamous Swahili-gate - you'll understand when you hear the story!). We also share some views at the end for future uni applicants to heed!
December 19, 2019
E58: Thought Experiment - plonked in London with £5
This episode felt like a throwback to our uni days! We had the rare pleasure of being in the same room whilst recording a podcast and so we conducted a thought experiment like we used to back in the day. More particularly, a thought experiment on how would we approach being plonked in London with £5 to our name. What would the path to success look like? Get in touch with your thoughts, we may do a follow up if we get enough! **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
December 14, 2019
E57: Why we think the definition of Islamic Finance needs to change
Check out this talk by Ibrahim at the Islamic Finance & Ethics Society. He goes into detail about why the old-school Islamic Finance of big-ticket corporate stuff is not what we need to focus on - and why we at IFG are all about Islamic Finance from the grassroots level. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
December 5, 2019
E56: NEW SERIES: BUSINESS AGONY AUNTS - this week we're analysing Halwa shops
We're launching a new series of podcasts (switching to 2 a week, with the second one being this new series). It's called Business Agony Aunts (the aunts being Ibrahim & Mohsin...). Each week the plan is that we look at a particular business or industry and analyse it - thinking about how it can scale in the modern era.  We had fun chatting about halwa shops and how they might achieve that. Hopefully we can all pick up something that we can translate into our own businesses and lives. Because this is such a new format please do take the time to email us to let us know what you think! Any feedback or critiques are greatly welcomed. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep** Check out our articles and other resources on
November 29, 2019
E55: Ex-Google DeepMind startup founder Omar Latif on his mind-blowing 10 years-in-the-making mental health startup, the ONE quality he looks for in entrepreneurs, what young coders need to do & more
Mohsin interviewed Omar Latif, the founder of WeAreAssif, a mental health startup which spots micro-changes in you which may be the early signs of mental health deterioration. 10 years of  gruelling research and coding have got Omar to this point. Listen to the episode to learn more about Omar, his own mental health challenges which inspired WeAreAssif, advice to young entrepreneurs, and what young coders need to be doing right now. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep** Check out our articles and other resources on
November 26, 2019
E54: How to plan your career and give meaningful charity - a short talk @ LSE
Ibrahim gave a short talk at the London School of Economics about charity. He discussed how students need to start thinking about their careers from an impact-to-the-ummah perspective, and what really meaningful charity looks like. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
November 22, 2019
E53: Ex-JP Morgan Islamic banker Safdar Alam & the future of Islamic Banking
We're joined by Safdar Alam in this interview for a fascinating and revealing insight into the rise of Islamic Finance in the UK and globally, what's changed since then, and what Safdar thinks about the way forward. **The Millionaire Muslim podcast is supported by Euro Quality Lambs. Top quality lamb meat delivered to your doorstep**
November 15, 2019
E52: In-depth tour of an abattoir: a groundbreaking perspective
We are so excited to bring you this episode! It's a genuinely groundbreaking episode where we've been given all access into Europe's largest Muslim-owned lamb abattoir in Europe. This is an interview where you'll literally be taken into the abattoir with Rizvan, our host at the abattoir. We also get a fascinating insight into what it takes to lead a £60m turnover business and some key business lessons. A fascinating insight too into the operational knowledge behind the whole stun vs non-stun debate (EQL actually offer both HMC and non-HMC) from Rizvan (who, as well as being the managing director of the abattoir, has a Masters in Meat Science!). An absolute must listen!
November 2, 2019
E51: BIG UPDATE & Avoiding Brexit Negotiations on the Day of Judgement
Salaam! Sorry for our absence. All explained in the first minute of the podcast! In this podcast, Ibrahim discusses the 3 principles that shaped Brexit negotiations and how that shapes the ultimate negotiation that we all have to do: Negotiating and pleading with Allah on the Day of Judgement. TIMESTAMPS 02:54 - Khutbah Starts in English  05:45 - The Knowledge Principle in Negotiation  11:10 - The Timing Principle in Negotiation  16:59 - The Negotiation Strength Principle
October 22, 2019
E50: Muslim Mastery - increasing your impact
Mohammad Arshad is the CEO of Muslim Mastery, an organisation dedicated to increasing your impact on the world and in your personal and professional lives. He shares his tips on how he grew his following massively on YouTube and Facebook as well as his business experience at Xerox and other companies. A fascinating and valuable interview! Don't forget to check out our latest content at
September 27, 2019
E49: In conversation with Islamic Finance groundbreaker and political activist - Mohammed Amin
In this podcast we catch up with one of the men who forged the way in Islamic Finance and Islamic Banking in the UK. Mohammed Amin has also had a long involvement in politics, the Conservative Party, charity, and the accounting and tax world.  An incredibly multi-talented and articulate man who has served the Muslim community for many years. You can find out more about him on
September 19, 2019
E48: The Secret Investment Savvy Investors Make Millions From
We're talking in this episode about the asset class savvy investors are making millions from - startup investing. The likes of Uber, Netflix and thousands of startups you've never heard of have made overnight millionaires from people who took a £5k punt at some point in an early-stage company (probably little more than an idea at that point!). We discuss: - what is startup investing and why it's such a big deal - why are we even interested in this (not just the money) - how many startups you should invest in and how you can de-risk your investment to a fraction of what you invest using tax breaks - demystifying startup terminology (what on earth is a Series C round?!) - why valuation is not of primary concern in startup investing - what we look for in a startup (and why 95% of the deals we get never make it through) - where you can find those great startups (hint: not on public platforms like Seedrs!)
September 11, 2019
E47: The Islamic Philosophy of Business (Tafseer 18)
Islam has very clear teachings about how we should conduct ourselves in business, what the overriding principles are that we should maximise, and what high-level transaction all our transactions ultimately feedback into. In this podcast we synthesize all that into a pithy philosophy and a story.
September 4, 2019
E46: 50% returns buying small businesses - and how you can too
I've been investigating the market for small businesses for around 2 years now. Small businesses offer a tremendous investment opportunity if you can acquire them and run them (or get someone to run it). I share with you my experience of the market, how the pricing works, where to find these small businesses, and why this is a BUYER's market. So whether you want to buy a business in order to quit your job and be your own boss, or whether 50% returns attract you, this episode is a must-listen. If you'd like us to really build out the content on this area, I need to hear your demand - drop me an email on to let me know!
August 29, 2019
E45: What on earth is Venture Capital?
In this episode, we're talking about what venture capital is. You might have heard of venture capital (or VC) but might not have a clue about what it is, and what terms like "seed", "Series A" etc mean. We're here to clarify! If you want to be added to our startup investor list, drop us an e-mail and we'll add you. Equally, if you're a startup founder looking for funding or general advice, we're happy to help too!
August 21, 2019
E44: The 2 Key Differences between Wahed Invest & Yielders
Wahed and Yielders are great platforms to come on to the market, but what is the difference between them? What do I actually need to invest in? Today I'm telling you what the TWO fundamental differences are and explaining which platform is more appropriate depending on your time of life. If you are signing up to either or both platforms, it really helps us if you go via our links: Wahed:  Yielders: 
August 14, 2019
E43: How I complained to Vodafone and got £150
I had an issue with my broadband a few months back and instead of sitting back and letting it pass, I decided to complain. I stuck to my guns and got Vodafone to increase their compensation offer from £20 to £150! A personal success for me but I want to share with you exactly what I did and some tips that you folks can take and apply to ANY scenario. Please do share the podcast if you think it's worthy!
August 7, 2019
E42: Harris Irfan sheds light on the hidden world of Islamic finance
Harris Irfan is a veteran of the Islamic finance industry. You can connect with him here:   You can get his book, Heaven's Bankers here:   Harris's book recommendations:  1. David Graeber - Debt: The First 5000 Years -   2. Yanis Varoufakis - Talking to My Daughter About the Economy -  3. Michael Lewis - The Big Short -  4. Mervyn King - The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy -  5. Gillian Tett - Fool's Gold - 
July 31, 2019
E41: 5 reasons why interest is haram (Tafseer s.17)
We're taking a look at verses 2:175-179 - the verses forbidding interest. The 5 reasons are:  1. It is exploitative of the poor (as they are generally those who require debt)  2. Interest gives rise to an exploitative economic system even if a specific instance of a loan may not appear to be exploitative.  3. Money has no intrinsic value and so cannot be rented.  4. To try to rent "the value imbued within currency by others in society" is not (a) clear/certain; and (b) appears to be renting out something a lender has no right to be renting out.  5. lending money leads to a devaluation of the very thing being loaned (due to inflation).  Please take a second to rate our podcast and leave a comment!
July 24, 2019
E40: [REPOST]: Are Islamic mortgages actually halal?
We're bumping up this must-listen episode which was one of our very early ones. We're discussing the whole concept of Islamic mortgages and whether they're actually halal after all.
July 12, 2019
E39: How to spend well and effectively (Tafseer s.16)
We're looking at 2:161-163 and thinking about how we can spend well and effectively and why it's important to do so. 
July 4, 2019
E38: Yielders: The first UK halal property investing platform
This is an interview with Zeeshan Uppal, co-founder of Yielders. Yielders are an FCA-regulated sharia-compliant property investment company that allow you hands-off property investing. Sign up to Yielders using this link: They're also fundraising at the moment so you can invest in Yielders itself. Check out their campaign here:
June 24, 2019
E37: [REPOST] The Stock Market - it's not rocket science!
In this episode,  we’re talking about the misconceptions we had when we first started  investing, why investing in the stock market isn’t rocket science, and how we think about our portfolios. You can buy the book we talked about  in the episode (highly recommended!) here ( Check out the halal investing for busy professionals course at
June 19, 2019
E36: 25% returns a year with this halal Gov't scheme
We're talking about a not-very-well-publicised UK Government scheme today that lets you save money and returns you 25% a year! We discuss what the scheme is, how to check you're eligible (you might be surprised here and it only takes one minute to check online anyway), and a fiqhi analysis of how this is halal. Halal investing for busy professional course - IFG Wills -
June 12, 2019
E35: Doing Charity the Truly Qur'anic Way (Tafseer s.15)
We're discussing verses 2:261-2:274 - verses all about charity. We talk about what the qur'an has to say about charity, what a truly Islamic charity looks like and how we can start thinking about applying this properly in today's context.
June 6, 2019
E34: 5 Zakat Tips (plus a bonus!)
How on earth are you supposed to deal with zakat on your workplace pension? What about those shares you've got? Or that buy-to-let property? We discuss this plus much more, including a bonus tip which I had no idea about until now! We also reveal how to get our exclusive zakat guide. P.S we just launched
May 29, 2019
E33: Why Islam bans Alcohol and Gambling (tafseer s.14)
We continue with our fortnightly tafseer. This week, it's 2:219-220 - the verses telling us alcohol and gambling are mostly not very good for us. We talk about what life lessons we can take from these verses with some practical application. P.S our new course Halal Investing for Busy Professionals launches in just under a month! Benefit from the early bird discount today at
May 22, 2019
E32: Quran Club app - the man behind the viral movement for social good
We're delighted to welcome Talha, the founder of the Quran Club app ( If you've not heard of the Quran Club (where have you been?!), it's an app which utilises the power of technology and the global reach of the ummah for a social good - reading the quran!  This interview is all about the man behind the app and the app itself. Be sure to download it and give it a try inshaAllah! A reminder that our course Halal Investing for Busy Professionals launches in just under one month (15 June 2019). Early bird discounts are available for a limited time so be sure to check out the course at
May 15, 2019
E31: Why miracles don't happen to YOU (Tafseer s.13)
Ramadan Mubarak! In this tafseer episode (which was live on Facebook and Youtube), we're discussing 2:211-212 and asking ourselves - why do miracles not happen to us? What are we doing wrong, and how can we practically change that so that we're more sensitive and alive to the miracles around us. P.S check out our course launching in June 2019. It's called "Halal investing for busy professionals" and you can get the details at
May 8, 2019
E30: Building a truly Islamic Mortgage - Primary FInance: a startup's quest
We are joined in this episode by the Primary Finance team. They discuss their new Islamic mortgage product which will launch in mid-2019 inshaAllah. It aims to revolutionise the market by being truly equitable and Islamic through a fresh model. Check out their website and lend your support at: Do also check out our website and subscribe to our e-mail list for the latest content!
May 1, 2019
E29: Why fear is good | The Prophet was a minimalist | Increase your willpower (tafseer s.12)
This tafseer discusses 2:197 which, on the face of it, is about Hajj. But Allah is talking about much more, as we explore in this tafseer. Amongst other things we discuss fear and why it's good, how minimalism is Prophetic, and how to increase your willpower the Islamic way. 03:40 - How Fear gives Strength 13:15 -  How a Muslim can become wealth 20:30 - How Islam can increase your willpower 26:30 - Minimalism is a Prophetic tradition 36:59 - Raising the Mundane to the Extraordinary  Don't forget to check out our website for more content and to sign up to our e-mail updates.
April 24, 2019
E28: 3 lessons from the life of Abdul Rahman ibn 'Auf
We're talking about 3 key lessons from the life of Abdul Rahman ibn Auf – a supremely successful companion of the Prophet (s.a.w) and one of the 10 who were promised paradise. What can we learn from his life and implement in ours so that we may attain success from both a business and spiritual perspective?
April 16, 2019
E27: Is my job haram? Q&A and discussion on how to assess whether your job is halal
We're going through a few of the questions we have had recently on whether or not certain jobs are haram. Investment banking and other City jobs are often the subject of such questions, but we also explore what sort of framework you need to be thinking about when analysing whether or not your job is halal. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast to get the latest episodes straight into your app!
April 12, 2019
E26: 3 unicorns in 17 investments: interview with VC fund partner Hussein Kanji
We talk to Hussein Kanji, partner at Hoxton Ventures in this fascinating insight into the world of venture capital. Hussein talks about some of the companies he's invested (including the likes of Deliveroo), the amazing success rate they've had, what criteria they look for in a company, and where he thinks the next big things are happening. watch the video:
April 9, 2019
E25: Formula 1 to revolutionary startup - interview with a successful co-founder
We talk to Taha Dar, co-founder of SearchSmartly (, a company changing the way we search for property. Taha talks about setting up SearchSmartly, his story and advice for entrepreneurs. Don't forget to check out our website and subscribe to our e-mail list. Please do leave a review and a rating for this podcast too!
April 5, 2019
E24: How do debt-free companies fare in the market?
How do companies without any debt in the UK & US compare against those who do have debt?  We're discussing the results of an exclusive screen (which you can get hold of too at which compares the return over the last 3 years of zero-debt companies against companies with debt (hint: they fare very well!). Do check out our course on halal investing for busy professionals (
April 1, 2019
E23: Interview with Muzmatch - How to Build a Multi-Million $ Business & Find Love
In today's episode, we're talking to Shahzad Younas, founder of Muslim marriage app Muzmatch. He talks about quitting his investment banking job, starting and growing Muzmatch, advice for budding entrepreneurs, and much more. The live YouTube version is at: If you haven't checked out our upcoming course - Halal Investing for Busy Professionals - feel free to check it out at
March 29, 2019
E22: The Muslim Fraudster and Dodgy Ebay Seller (Tafseer s.11)
In this week's session we discuss verse 2:188. It's all about how to do business with ethics - as an employer, an employee, in our personal lives as buyers and sellers on platforms like eBay, Gumtree etc, and how we should negotiate. We also cover Islam's position on bribery and whether it can ever be justified if, for example, that is the norm of the society. Check out our website If you want to start putting your money to work but don't know where to start or what halal options are out there, you'll love our course launching on 15 June - Halal Investing for Busy Professionals. Get an early bird discount now -
March 25, 2019
E21: Your Pension - we need to talk about it
Today we're exploring a topic that affects most, if not all, of us - pensions. We discuss whether you should have one or opt out, some changes that are coming in that will affect your take-home salary, how to make sure that your pension is halal, and what we should be doing if our workplace pension doesn't offer something sharia-compliant. If you have a few seconds, please leave us a rating and a review! Check out our website:
March 22, 2019
E20: NZF - from zero to \u00A33.5m - CEO Iqbal Nasim
NZF ( is the UK's only zakat-focused organisation, delivering zakat locally within the UK.  In today's podcast we're interview NZF's chief executive, Iqbal Nasim, to hear about his inspiring story starting NZF and discuss the issues around zakat, as well as advice to anyone starting their own projects, be they commercial or charitable. Don't forget to leave us a rating and a review!
March 19, 2019
E19: Love & Finance: what you need to know
We're talking about the not very glamorous part of marriages - finance! Everything from the roles and responsibilities of a husband and wife from a legalistic but also a spiritual, practical, and moral perspective, to more day-to-day stuff like bank accounts (joint or not?) and zakat (do you pay as a couple or not?). The comedian we mentioned at the start is called Nabil Abdulrashid - check him out! The link to our courses page: Thanks for listening, please do subscribe and review. JazakAllah khair.
March 14, 2019
E18: Inheritance, unequal gender portions & the economics of wills
If ever there were a topic that not many people talk about but one which is hugely important, this is it! Yes, we're talking about wills and the Islamic position on them. Will template as mentioned within: Please do leave us a review and don't forget to check out our website
March 11, 2019
E17: Work Hard and Just Do it
 Today we're giving our tips and tricks on working and just getting started on your big idea, project or venture. We share key practical tips and some personal failures.  Link to the careers presentation mentioned: (or search Islamic Finance Guru in YouTube to get to our page and find the video entitled "Career planning from an Islamic perspective").
March 6, 2019
E16: Righteousness - how you can attain it starting today (tafseer s.9)
We're discussing ayah 2:177 which is a famous verse about al-birr (righteousness).  We talk about the blueprint that Allah has laid out for us in order to be amongst the righteous. And crucially, we discuss this in a practical context that will allow you to go away and start implementing some changes in order to fulfil the description that Allah gives. If you like our stuff, do check out our website and subscribe:  (and of course subscribe/leave a review of this podcast). Ibrahim & Mohsin
February 27, 2019
E15: Interview with 5pillars - Secrets of Their Viral Growth
In this interview, Roshan Muhammed Salih (founder of 5pillars) talks about his journey in journalism and setting up 5pillars from scratch, entrepreneurial lessons we can take, and the future vision for 5pillars. You can buy Roshan's book here: And you can donate to 5pillars here:
February 20, 2019
E14: HFA, HMC, Non-Zabiha and the Halal food industry (Tafseer s.8)
Halal meat is a highly emotive topic for Muslims, and we get stuck into it here discussing verses 2:168-173. You'll learn: - What the qur'an says about what we should eat - The mechanics of HFA/HMC/non-zabiha meat - Should we be eating free-range only? Should we go vegetarian? Don't forget to check out our website and sign up to our mailing list. Thanks for your continued support!
February 12, 2019
E13: Investing for busy professionals
In this episode, we're talking about how your average busy professional can start making their money work hard for them. You'll learn: - how to make sure your workplace pension is halal and whether you should even be putting money into a workplace pension; - how to think about the balance of your portfolio in terms of risk; - 3 really neat ways to get halal fixed-income exposure; - how you can passively invest on the stock market. Don't forget to email me for the list of sharia-compliant funds on
February 6, 2019
Ep.12: How a steel ship can bring you closer to Allah (Tafseer s.7)
In this episode you'll learn: what the verse on shipping is, its meaning and why Allah (swt) would mention shipping of all things; about the shipping industry and its modern-day importance (this might surprise you); tangential fiqh issues on contracts (e.g. selling goods you don't own); practical next steps on how you can use this verse to reflect and get closer to Allah (swt). If you enjoy this tafseer, sign up to our Tafseer Club with your name and e-mail only - members get the benefit of being able to attend the live tafseer online as well as extra benefits. Signups will close at the end of 31 January 2019 and re-open around April:
January 30, 2019
Ep.11: Amazon success story - interview with Hajra & Umair
We interview the hugely inspiring Hajra and Umair, a Muslim couple running a successful Amazon business. They talk about their journey of going from zero to having a successful, semi-automated Amazon business, tips on how you can get started (including an old-school way to find your niche), their failures and so much more! If you want to get in touch with Hajra and Umair, contact us through  P.S Hajra and Umair couldn't tell you what niche they're in exactly because publicising that for the world to hear isn't great for a business that relies on its uncompetitive niche! But the tips they give will stand you in good stead to go off and find your own.
January 22, 2019
Ep 10: Tafseer (s.6) - How to set and achieve life goals through the Qur'an
This week we're continuing our finance tafseer with Surah Baqarah and focussing on the important topic of how to set and achieve your life goals through the Qur'an.  Themes:  1. 2:128/131/138: Allah wants all of you. Not just your Friday.  2. 2:143: Your duty – stop your brother from selling alcohol or taking interest.  3. 2:148: Everyone has a God-given goal. Find yours.  Check out our website
January 15, 2019
Ep 9: Investment Banking - a viable Muslim career?
In this episode, we're focussing on a question we get asked about a lot: can Muslims work in investment banking? Please subscribe to our podcast if you enjoy it and leave us a review. This helps to spread the podcast far and wide. Check out our website
January 6, 2019
Episode 8: Tafseer (s.5) - Why the best Muslims eat free-range chicken!
Welcome to our fortnightly tafseer live on Saturdays at 7pm UK time on  This week we continue with Surah Baqarah: 2:57,  2:61, & 2:100   Themes: 1. Eat and earn halal and pure (tayyib) - plus we intro to one of the  only truly halal and tayyib chicken producer in the UK today. ( 2.  Never be ungrateful or impatient with what you have - you don't know how lucky you are.  3. Uphold contracts and read them properly.  If you enjoy this, we'd be so grateful if you could rate us 5* on your podcast app.  Head over to our website and subscribe to our mailing list to find out about all the content we have.
December 31, 2018
Episode 7: Islamic Mortgages - are they actually Islamic?
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by In this episode, we're addressing the age-old question of Islamic mortgages. Are they actually Islamic or should you just go for a conventional mortgage? Subscribe to the podcast and rate us so that we get a wider reach!
December 29, 2018
Episode 4 - Tafseer 4 - what Prophet Adam can teach us about tech
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by This week's tafseer addresses the question: what the Prophet Adam (AS) can teach us about technology. 
December 23, 2018
Episode 3- Tafseer 3 - structure of the islamic economy p.2
 Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by  This week we continue with Surah Baqarah: 2:2-3.  Themes: 1 - What are the problems with the modern economy? What are the Islamic solutions? And what can we do about it?  Subscribe!
December 23, 2018
Episode 2- Tafseer 2 - structure of the Islamic economy
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by  This week we cover Surah Baqarah: 2:2-3  Themes: 1. - Keeping the bigger context in mind (Islamic mortgages, shares) 2 - Treating Islamic restriction seriously 3 - What is the structure of the modern economy? What are the problems with it? And what are the Islamic solutions? Subscribe!
December 23, 2018
Episode 1 - Tafseer 1 - economics of surah Fatiha
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by  This introductory tafseer covers Surah Fatiha and the themes of: arrogance, the signs of Allah in the economy, the concept of mercy for mankind, and taking account of our actions. Subscribe!
December 23, 2018
Episode 5: The Stock Market - it's not rocket science!
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by In this episode, we're talking about the misconceptions we had when we first started investing, why investing in the stock market isn't rocket science, and how we think about our portfolios. You can buy the book we talked about in the episode (highly recommended!) here.
December 23, 2018
Episode 6: getting ahead in your career (plus tips for uni students!)
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by In this episode, we're talking about careers. We discuss our backgrounds, what we've learnt, some tips for getting ahead in your own careers, plus some valuable tips for those starting out. Subscribe!
December 23, 2018