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Ummahpreneur Podcast

Ummahpreneur Podcast

By Abby El-Asmar

Every Tuesday, Abby El-Asmar interviews Muslim entrepreneurs and change-makers to break down business, lifestyle, mindset and entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective!

Guests come from various backgrounds to shed light on a specific topic or business that will help give value, inspiration and insight to the audience.
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#110 Making Pilgrimage More Accessible Through Tech Disruption w/ Salman Arain
#110 Making Pilgrimage More Accessible Through Tech Disruption w/ Salman Arain
Salam Arain is the ceo and founder of Umrah Companions powered by Funadiq.com. Umrah Companions helps you build Do-It-Yourself travel plans to Mecca and Madinah and ensure your Umrah Pilgrimage is an unforgettable, smooth experience. Their mission is to make the Muslim pilgrimage journey to Mecca for Umrah liberating, seamless and facilitate Umrah for Muslims everywhere! In this episode, we talk about what sparked the idea behind Umrah Companions and Funadiq, what it takes to be a great leader and CEO, an approach to management and company structure that's never been done before, and ultimately the benefits of putting people first in business. Connect with Salman Arain: https://umrahcompanions.com https://www.instagram.com/umrahcompanion — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
43:16
November 29, 2022
#109 Tech Founder’s Winning Formula For Startup Success w/ Omar Sadik
#109 Tech Founder’s Winning Formula For Startup Success w/ Omar Sadik
Today our guest is brother Omar Sadik, who is the co-founder of TrainYo.   TrainYo enables people from all backgrounds and experiences to break into a well paid and diverse career in the tech industry and thus creating fair opportunities for all in the tech sector. Connect with Omar Sadik:  https://www.trainyo.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/omar-sadik-86a9b974 — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
22:47
November 22, 2022
#108 How My Giving Philosophy Made Me Millions w/ Akbar Sheikh
#108 How My Giving Philosophy Made Me Millions w/ Akbar Sheikh
Our guest today is Brother Akbar Sheikh who is a Successful Business Coach and a Multiple 2 Comma Club Winner.   Akbar Sheikh helps coaches scale to 7-Figures using a proven blueprint with 10x ROI guarantee. The digital coaching system gives the customers everything they need from the exact funnels needed to crush seven figures, to the organic traffic frameworks that have created millions.   Akbar Sheikh has a SURPRISE for the viewers of this episode, watch the episode to find out what it is. Connect with Akbar Sheikh: www.akbarsheikh.com — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
40:08
November 15, 2022
#107 How Andrew Tate Became The Most VIRAL Man On Social Media
#107 How Andrew Tate Became The Most VIRAL Man On Social Media
Emory Andrew Tate III is an American-British internet personality and former professional kickboxer. Following his kickboxing career, Tate began offering paid courses and memberships through his website and later rose to fame as an online influencer. In this episode, I reveal 3 secrets Andrew Tate leveraged to spread his message and become the most viral man on social media today. — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
21:37
November 09, 2022
#106 VC Investor REVEALS How To Get Halal Funding For Your Startup w/ Ali Ahmed
#106 VC Investor REVEALS How To Get Halal Funding For Your Startup w/ Ali Ahmed
Our guest today is Brother Ali Ahmed who is an Investor Relations at WahedX.   WahedX, a subsidiary of Wahed Inc, is a private investment platform for early-stage and growth companies. It connects retail, accredited and sophisticated investors directly to vetted equity offerings in emerging digital businesses, providing each a direct line to growth.    They optimize how capital is mobilized for companies by consolidating the fundraising process on a secure, cost-efficient and user-friendly platform. Connect with Ali Ahmed: https://www.wahedx.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-ahmed-5516547a — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:24
November 02, 2022
#105 How To Attract Halal-Conscious Consumers w/ Mansoor Rafiq Umar
#105 How To Attract Halal-Conscious Consumers w/ Mansoor Rafiq Umar
Our guest today is Brother Mansour Rafiq Umar who is the CEO of Halal Watch LLC and also an Imam. As the CEO & President of Halal Watch World llc, Mansour wants to help relevant stakeholders understand the pros and cons of the industry, and how to attain their certification to help boost their credibility. Halal Watch LLC helps manufacturers, restaurants, slaughterhouses, kitchens, and grocers access a massive market of halal-conscious consumers. Connect with Mansoor Rafiq Umar: www.halalwatchworld.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/mansoor-rafiq-umar-6827883 — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
35:59
October 25, 2022
#104 The Blueprint To Financial Freedom w/ Dr. Omar Fisher
#104 The Blueprint To Financial Freedom w/ Dr. Omar Fisher
Our guest today is Dr. Omar Fisher who is the founder of ConsciousWealth.me and the founder of Dubai innovation center  Dr. Omar is a Sharia Law expert and has co-founded many Islamic financial services and advised startups on strategy and Business Development. He advises the CEO of Islamic Co-operation and Development. Connect with Dr. Omar Fisher: https://consciouswealth.me/ https://omarfisher.com/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
36:12
October 18, 2022
#103 How RxCourse Is Transforming The Canadian Healthcare Industry w/ Shams Qaend
#103 How RxCourse Is Transforming The Canadian Healthcare Industry w/ Shams Qaend
Our guest today is Sister Shams Qaend.   Sister Shams is the co-founder of RxCourse which is an Online Continuing Education Platform for Pharmacists in Canada.   RxCourse is a platform For pharmacists and students who want to strengthen their clinical skills in a wide range of courses online with accredited certification. They provides a one stop online pharmaceutical continuing education site. RxCourse sets itself apart from other online e-learning platforms with its qualified instructors, passion for excellence, and commitment in improving students' abilities to excel in practice. Connect with Sister Shams:  Website: https://www.rxcourse.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shamsqaend/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
45:12
October 12, 2022
#102 Nurturing Women's Love For The Quran w/ Maryam Amir
#102 Nurturing Women's Love For The Quran w/ Maryam Amir
Our guest today is Maryam Amir. Sister Maryam is the creator of “Qariah: The Women Quran Reciters App”. The app aims to make Qariah recitations easily accessible to women. Connect with Sister Maryam: Website: https://www.qariah.app/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qariahapp/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
50:04
October 04, 2022
#101 Halal Cryptocurrency, Marhaba Defi & Growing On Youtube w/ Ahmed Jawa
#101 Halal Cryptocurrency, Marhaba Defi & Growing On Youtube w/ Ahmed Jawa
Our guest today is Ahmed Jawa. Ahmed Jawa is the founder of MashAllah Money (previously called Think Halal & Grow Rich) which is a movement to help people earn Halal Money and create more Entrepreneurs. Connect with Ahmed Jawa: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThinkHalalGrowRich/videos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mashallahmoney/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
56:25
September 27, 2022
#100 What I Learned After 100 Interviews With Successful Muslim Entrepreneurs
#100 What I Learned After 100 Interviews With Successful Muslim Entrepreneurs
Alhamdulillah, we have made it all the way to episode 100! To mark this milestone, I recall the biggest learning lessons learned from interviewing 100 Muslim Entrepreneurs, and the 2 common traits all of them share that breeds success. We are extremely grateful to be able to record this podcast and share it with a supportive audience that appreciates it. This has been an amazing journey that we are blessed to be on, and pray you will continue to support us through it all. Thank you for listening.
27:44
September 20, 2022
#99 What I Learned Making $30 Million Before 30 w/ Shaqir Hussyin
#99 What I Learned Making $30 Million Before 30 w/ Shaqir Hussyin
Our guest today is Shaqir Hussyin.   Shaqir Hussyin is the founder and CEO of WealthAcademy.com & Funnels.com, nicknamed the “Backpack Millionaire".  Known as the Backpack Millionaire for travelling 100+ countries and running an 8 figure business (soon to be 9 figures) Shaqir has quickly become the go-to authority in the areas of High Ticket Marketing, Digital Publishing, Live Events & Seminars, Email Marketing, Sales Funnels, Webinars and Online Marketing. Connect with Shaqir Hussyin:   https://funnels.com/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:26
September 13, 2022
#98 Angel Investing, Venture Capital & Islamic Finance w/ Khalid Howladar
#98 Angel Investing, Venture Capital & Islamic Finance w/ Khalid Howladar
Our guest today is khalid Howladar.   Khalid Howladar is chairman of the advisory board at MRHB DeFi, a halal decentralized finance ecosystem platform. He is also senior managing director and head of credit & sukuk for R.J. Fleming & Co. Khalid was previously the global head of Islamic finance and Head of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) banking team at Moody’s Investors Service in London and Dubai. Connect with Khalid Howladar:   https://linkedin.com/in/khalidhowladar — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
49:04
September 06, 2022
#97 How Muslim Entrepreneurs Can Attract Their Dream Customers w/ Saad Ahmad
#97 How Muslim Entrepreneurs Can Attract Their Dream Customers w/ Saad Ahmad
Our guest today is Saad Ahmad from Muslim Ad Network. Muslim Ad Network is an advertising agency that has helped hundreds of organizations reach over 250 million Muslims in 190 countries and served over 1 billion ads showing proof that this is a journey that was worth starting. Work with Muslim Ad Network: https://www.muslimadnetwork.com/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:25
August 30, 2022
#96 How Aghaz Provides Shariah Compliant Investments w/ Khurram Agha
#96 How Aghaz Provides Shariah Compliant Investments w/ Khurram Agha
Our guest today is Khurram Agha, the CEO of Aghaz Investments.   Aghaz Investments is an automated investment management platform for customers to save their goals according to their values.   Their mission is to enable customers to invest without compromise and in a manner that aligns with their values, whatever those might be. Connect with Khurram Agha: https://www.aghazinvest.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/khurramagha/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
37:44
August 23, 2022
#95 How To Refocus On Your Purpose w/ Hasannudin Saidin
#95 How To Refocus On Your Purpose w/ Hasannudin Saidin
My guest today is Hasanudin Saidin who is a CEO Coach.   Hasanudin Saidin helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and senior managers create a solid plan for themselves in their professional and personal lives, then helps them implement the plan, so that they achieve the big things they want. Connect with Hasanudin Saidin: https://www.rubah.my/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasansaidin/ — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
36:51
August 16, 2022
#94 Helping Non-Profits Maximize Their Impact w/ Zaynab Tariq
#94 Helping Non-Profits Maximize Their Impact w/ Zaynab Tariq
Today our guest is Zaynab Tariq, the Co-Founder of Cereal Box Agency.   Cereal Box Agency helps you increase your online donations, so you can continue to serve your great causes. The Agency plays its part in revolutionizing your digital fundraising and maximizing your impact.   In this interview, I sit down with Zaynab Tariq to discuss: – Introduction – The inside Joke: Cereal Box – Cereal Box: The Inspiration – Self Educating over Digital Ads – The need for a Post-Grad degree – The biggest mistakes that non-profits make – Best Practices for Video Ads – The biggest realization in Business – What drives her in business – Steps to remain on the Path in the Entrepreneurial Journey – What advice would she give to her younger self? – The coping up mechanism – What’s in the future for Cereal Box Agency? – How to connect with Cereal Box Agency? Connect with Zaynab Tariq on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cerealboxagency Connect with Zaynab Tariq  on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CerealBoxAgency — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
25:17
August 02, 2022
#93 How Rabt inspires Muslims through curated content w/ Hasam Khan
#93 How Rabt inspires Muslims through curated content w/ Hasam Khan
Today our guest is Hasam Khan, the founder of Rabt.  At Rabt, they're revolutionizing how you experience Islam. Bringing together the world's best Islamic content and content creators on-demand in one App.  In this interview. I sit down with Hasam Khan to discuss: – Introduction – The Entrepreneurial Trajectory – The Entrepreneurial Mindset – The Entrepreneurial legacy – The Curated Solution – The X-Factor – Rabt – The origin of Rabt – From idea to Startup: The Development Process – The Team Building Process – How to land an Investment? – The Strategies to Market Rabt – Monetization – An Advice to people who want to launch their startups? – Failure is inevitable – The future of Rabt Connect with Hasam Khan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasam/ Connect with Hasam Khan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabt.official.page — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
24:39
July 26, 2022
#92 Why I Launched Ummahpreneur (& Took A Break From The Podcast)
#92 Why I Launched Ummahpreneur (& Took A Break From The Podcast)
Assalamu'alaykum Ummahfam! This is a personal episode where I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes into the reason why I took a break from the Ummahpreneur podcast, and what you can expect moving forward in 2022 and beyond insha'Allah. As always, thank you so much for your support and for spreading this podcast with those you know and love. We appreciate you wholeheartedly! Free training mentioned in episode: ummahpreneur.com/training
43:11
July 12, 2022
#91 The Future Of Data Privacy & Metaverse w/ Jamal Ahmed
#91 The Future Of Data Privacy & Metaverse w/ Jamal Ahmed
My guest today is Jamal Ahmed, who is the founder of Kazient Privacy Experts. Jamal solves privacy challenges for businesses and provides pragmatic solutions that achieve compliance without compromising core business functions. He's the host of the #1 Ranked Privacy Podcast and a published author. In this interview, I sit down with Jamal Ahmed to discuss: - Introduction - Building a business that focuses on Data Privacy - What inspired him to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship - Top 3 tips that every beginner entrepreneur should live by! - How Islam changed his life - What's privacy according to Islam - His raw thoughts about metaverse. - How to balance your social media as an entrepreneur - The Great Reset - His mission is to empower everyone on the planet to safeguard their Privacy - Who is for Privacy Pros Academy - What advice would he give to his younger self (snippet) - How to connect with Jamal Connect with Jamal Ahmed on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmjahmed/ Connect with Jamal Ahmed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kmjahmed  — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
40:45
June 07, 2022
#90 A Storytelling Activist & TEDx Talk Speaker w/ Amal Kassir
#90 A Storytelling Activist & TEDx Talk Speaker w/ Amal Kassir
My guest today is Amal Kassir, an international award-winning spoken-word poet who has done multiple TEDx Talks and works closely in humanitarian initiatives for Syria. She is also a program manager at Muslim Youth Mental Health Program, which works to empower youth to impact the world through positivity. In this interview, I sit down with Amal Kassir to discuss: - Introduction - Her story behind becoming a storytelling activist - How she overcame the nervousness of speaking at the TEDx Talk - Advice for becoming more comfortable while speaking - Worlds reaction for Ukraine vs. Syria and Palestine - What to do when you don't see any change - Why providing value to the world is so important now - Islam will heal the wounds of its country - One piece of advice for young activist - How does she attract the right audience for her work - How to connect with Amal? Connect with Amal Kassir on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amalthepoet/ Connect with Amal Kassir on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amal.here.3 — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
33:59
May 24, 2022
#89 The Art Of Public Speaking & Spiritual Resilience w/ Hosai Mojaddidi
#89 The Art Of Public Speaking & Spiritual Resilience w/ Hosai Mojaddidi
My guest today is Ustadah Hosai Mojaddidi.   Ustadah Hosai Mohaddidi is a second-generation Afghan-American Muslim woman who is working as a teacher, spiritual counselor, mentor, and mental health advocate for over 20 years.   Ustadah Hosai Mohaddidi is also a freelance writer and editor. She lectures on various Islamic/spiritual topics and relevant issues, as a way of honoring the parents and teachers who have worked tirelessly to spread and preserve Islam.   In this interview, I sit down with Hosai Mojaddidi to discuss: – Introduction – The inspiration behind becoming a Public Speaker – The Turning Point in her life – What is her primary focus and the impact she wants to achieve – Managing passion efficiently – How to find the PURPOSE – Overabundance of external stimuli hindering the process of Self Discovery – The surface-level value of Social Media – The importance of House-Hold in bringing about a Change in Children – Mental Illness linkages and their trends – What advice would she give to a Young Muslim? – How to connect with Sister Hosai Mojaddidi Connect with Hosai Mojaddidi on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hosaimojo Connect with Hosai Mojaddidi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hosaimojo — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:00:27
May 17, 2022
#88 Why I Dropped Out Of Medicine For Crypto w/ Ibrahim Alkurd
#88 Why I Dropped Out Of Medicine For Crypto w/ Ibrahim Alkurd
My guest today is Ibrahim Alkurd who is the founder of Lavaliere Capital Management The firm Lavaliere Capital Management has $60 million in assets under management and contains early investors and adopters of digital asset technology as well as world-class mining and machine learning experts. Lavaliere Capital Management was also a top-performing multi-strategy fund in its industry out of 820 funds in over 80 countries. In this interview, I sit down with Ibrahim Alkurd to discuss:  – Introduction – What inspired him to become an Entrepreneur – From Crypto Trading to Entrepreneurship: The Journey – The Shift within him to peruse Entrepreneurship – Building an Invest Firm: The Hurdles & Struggles – Tips for Finding and Vetting Co-Founders – The uncertainty of finances in a business – Strategies in managing client’s investments – What is an NFT – Lavaliere Capital Management: The WHY, WHAT, and HOW? – Thoughts on the Current States of Cryptocurrency – Strategies to grow his business – The Journey of setting up a Capital Management – Building Trust through Brand Positioning – Muslim Industry: A Massive Emerging Economy – The most Impactful Change on a personal level as an Entrepreneur – Steps he took in building his team – What advice would he give to his younger self? – Difference between Happiness and Contentment – Entrepreneurship: An Exchange of Value – How to connect with Ibrahim? Connect with Ibrahim Alkurd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ibrahim-alkurd/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
56:22
May 10, 2022
#87 How To Growth-Hack Your Business With Influencers w/ Omar Dacosta Shahid
#87 How To Growth-Hack Your Business With Influencers w/ Omar Dacosta Shahid
My guest today is Omar Dacosta Shahid, who owns a group of companies including MIN which works with Muslim Influencers and connects them with global brands.  He is also the managing director of a creative agency called One Studio which works with visionary startups. In this interview, I sit down with Omar Dacosta to discuss: – Introduction – The power of Influencer Marketing – Step-by-Step approach to building the business – How to form the ideal team – Importance of Networking in marketing your business – The Future of M.I.N – ONE Studio – A Creative Agency – What sparked the motivation to build businesses with impact – Importance of building a business that you care about – 3 skills every successful entrepreneur needs to have – What advice would Omar give to his younger self – How to connect with Omar Connect with Omar Dacosta on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omar-dacosta-shahid/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
29:52
May 03, 2022
#86 Creating The First Weather-Proof Pocket Sajadah w/ Mustafa & Meryem
#86 Creating The First Weather-Proof Pocket Sajadah w/ Mustafa & Meryem
My guests today are Mustafa & Meryem, the founders of Takva. Takva’s mission is to inspire God-consciousness into everyday living through original, well-designed Muslim essentials and lifestyle products.    In this interview, I sit down with Mustafa & Meryem to discuss: – The Entrepreneurial Journey – Necessity is the mother of invention – The Beginning – The Operational Zones of Takva – The Pocket Prayers: Design Processes & Challenges – Franchising: Innovative Entrepreneurial Eco-System – The Motivation behind Takva – The Biggest Challenge Faced – Product Development Thoughts & Solutions – Crowd Funding – Which Crowd-Funding Platform Works Best – The Embodied Principle of Business Partnership – Future of Takva – An advice to their younger self – Connect with Takva Connect with Takva: Website: https://takva.co Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takva.co Franchise: Takva.co/pages/franchise — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
28:34
April 26, 2022
#85 A Heart-Centered Design Studio w/ Peter Gould
#85 A Heart-Centered Design Studio w/ Peter Gould
My guest today is Peter Gould, the founder of Gould Studio.   Gould Studio, Since 2003, has been at the center of creating the foundations for some of the most well-known brands in the Islamic Economy while working with recognized multinationals.   With their entrepreneurial mindset, they helped build Salam Sisters & 5Pillars. This involved developing the original concepts from prototypes into two globally-loved Muslim lifestyle brands.   In this interview, I sit down with Peter Gould to discuss: – Introduction – The Spark – The Entrepreneurial Intention – Entrepreneurship back in the days – The Spiritual Discovery – The Business Strategies – Branding Processes – Aspects of Designs at Gould Studio – The Inspiration –The Heart of Design – Salam Sisters – A heart-centered Design Approach – The Secret Sause – Serving the People – The Right Companions – Common Design Mistakes – Design Led Decisions – What’s in the store for Gould Studio – How to connect with Peter Gould – An advice to his younger self Connect with Peter Gould on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petergouldart/ Connect with Peter Gould on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petergouldart/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
51:28
April 19, 2022
#84 Billion-dollar Muslim, Blockchain & Qirad w/ Khuram Malik
#84 Billion-dollar Muslim, Blockchain & Qirad w/ Khuram Malik
My guest today is Khuram Malik - Who is a Strategist and an Author of Billion Dollar Muslim Which is a book series focusing on the growing need to embrace Entrepreneurship.   Khuram Malik also recently launched Qirad which is £200k halal fund for Muslim entrepreneurs that need finance without riba. In this interview, I sit down with Khuram Malik to discuss: –Introduction –Qirad - Inventory-based financing –The Entrepreneurial Journey –The idea behind Billion Dollar Muslim –The Biggest Reason –Qirad: A Marketplace or an Incubator? –Businesses need help –The motivation behind Qirad –A Non-Traditional Investment –The Vetting process –The Guild & the Tribe –The MVP –Priced In Volatility –SWIFT vs Union Pay –Booming GDPs –Advice for Entrepreneurs – How to connect with Khurram Malik Connect with Khuram Malik: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khurammalik Micro Financing: https://comendafinance.com — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:01:16
April 12, 2022
#83 How This Entrepreneur Created A Ramadan NFT w/ Mustaali Raj
#83 How This Entrepreneur Created A Ramadan NFT w/ Mustaali Raj
My guest today is Mustaali Raj - Who is the founder of 30 Days of Ramadan.  30 Days of RMDN™ is a genesis NFT series exploring personal stories during Ramadan — a month of fasting, self-reflection, and spirituality. Mustaali Raj shares his most iconic Ramadan memories and experiences. Many are sure to relate. These virtual memoirs are presented as unique collectible artworks, which will be released each day during Ramadan 2022.   In this interview, I sit down with Mustaali to discuss:      – Introduction – Flexibility in Freelancing – The Entrepreneurial Journey – One way ticket to Thailand – Digital Nomad – New Environment & Creativity – Why Vancouver? – Why Crypto and Why NFTs? – What are NFTs? – The collector's perspective – Web 3.0 – Metaverse – Opportunity to connect – 30 Days of RMDN™ - The Inspiration – Exploring iconic Ramadan memories – Muslim inspired project – 0.1 Ethereum – The Mechanism – The Process – The Emotions – How to purchase the 30 Days of RMDN NFTs – The Bored Ape – An Early Adopter – The emotional connection – Showcasing a different perspective – The future of NFTs – Social Links (In the description notes) Connect with Mustaali Raj :  Website: https://www.30daysofrmdn.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mraj — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
51:19
April 05, 2022
#82 How To Become A Self-Published Author w/ Rahma Rodaah
#82 How To Become A Self-Published Author w/ Rahma Rodaah
My guest today is Rahma Rodaah who is a Somali-Canadian Author.   Noticing a lack of diversity in the market for Muslim Children's books and recollecting her own struggles of growing up as an immigrant, she became determined to offer books centered on characters that are Muslim and with African roots. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: – Introduction – The inspiration behind the first Story – Gate Keepers in Traditional Publishing – The motivation to opt for a Traditional Publisher – The desire to write stories that Muslim Black Children could relate to – The Gift of Story Telling – The feeling while releasing the first story – The process of helping an author – The Self-Publishing Tips – Authorpreneur – A Methodical Approach – The Fragments of thoughts – Experiencing Writer’s Block – Space between the Consumption and Creating – Advice for Entrepreneurs writing their first book – Connect with Rahma Rodaah Connect with Rahma on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rahmarodaah Pre-Order "Dear Black Child" https://www.harpercollins.com/products/dear-black-child-rahma-rodaah?variant=39987344801826 — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
40:15
March 29, 2022
#81 From Dental Hygienist To Designer w/ Suaad Hamam
#81 From Dental Hygienist To Designer w/ Suaad Hamam
My guest today is Suaad Hamam who is the founder of Hazel Apparel. Hazel Apparel is the world’s first modest medical wear brand that believes in the precious healthcare workers' needs. Hazel's scrubs are carefully designed to combine style and comfort at an affordable price. Their unique brand specializes in elegant long-sleeved tops that are longer in torso length than typical scrubs on the market, ensuring full-body coverage. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: - Introduction - The transition from a Dental Hygienist to a full-time Entrepreneur   - Identifying the untapped Market - A leap of Faith - A purposeful Mission - The process of finalizing the designs - The approach to target the right audience - The misconceptions in Entrepreneurship: Digital Media - Expanding the Teams & Delegating Tasks - Evaluating Strengths - 3 Tips for someone starting their Journey as an Entreprneur - What's in the stores for Hazel Apparel - What advice would she give to her youngerself - How to connect with Suaad Connect with Suaad on Website: https://hazelgotyoucovered.com Connect with Suaad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hazel_gotyoucovered — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
31:36
March 22, 2022
#80 Crowdfunding An Urdu Talking Pen w/ Masooma Aftab
#80 Crowdfunding An Urdu Talking Pen w/ Masooma Aftab
My guest today is Sister Masooma who is the founder of Kids Bolo. Kids Bolo is an organization with a mission to encourage spoken Urdu through products that kids want to use themselves. Kids Bolo is launching PRE-ORDERS for a set of 9 Urdu-English books and an innovative talking pen that makes our books come alive! Your support of this campaign will allow us to launch even more innovative offerings to help make learning Urdu easy, fun, and engaging! Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: - Introduction - The Pre-Entrepreneurship Journey - That one sentence that changed her mindset - The moment that sparked the idea for KidsBolo - The journey of creating a uniquely differentiated product - How do you create a product - The ideal process for a market research - Release dates for KidsBolo - How can Crowd Funding help in launching a product - What it takes to create an appealing Crowd Funding campaign - Connections to sound relevant - The key to momentum and consistency - Mentors: Where do they stand in their Entrepreneurial Journey - Best Traits of an Entrepreneur - Authors of their Books - The Cool Factor in their story books - What's next for KidsBolo - How can people connect with Masooma Connect with Masooma Aftab on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kidsbolo/ LaunchGood Campaign: https://www.launchgood.com/kidsbolo — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
32:48
March 15, 2022
#79 Building A Lifestyle Business & Growing On Instagram w/ Zehra Allibhai
#79 Building A Lifestyle Business & Growing On Instagram w/ Zehra Allibhai
My guest today is Zehra Allibhai who is the founder of The Fitnest, where she helps people live their healthiest life possible.   Zehra has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, and she comes from a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background with many Certifications, under her belt (Nutrition, Sports Strength & Conditioning, Pre & Post-Natal, BOSU, TWIST Conditioning  In this interview,  Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: 0:00 - Introduction 1:15 - How Zehra Allibhai Started Her Fitness Journey 3:26 - How Fitness Became A Lifestyle 7:04 - Building A Lifestyle Business 10:00 - The Secret Sauce To Success 12:48 - Being In It For The Long Run 14:16 - Hard Work & Dedication 17:05 - How Did You Grow On Instagram? 20:11 - Inspiring Future Generations Of Muslim Women 24:20 - The Dark Side Of Instagram 30:44 - Why Negative Comments Is For Timewasters 37:14 - Where Are You Right Now With The FitNest? 40:52 - Launching Physical Products 43:47 - How Can People Connect With Zehra Allibhai? Connect with Zehra Allibhai https://www.instagram.com/zallibhai https://thefitnest.ca — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:29
March 08, 2022
#78 Nouman Ali Khan Shares The UNTOLD STORY Of How He Built Bayyinah
#78 Nouman Ali Khan Shares The UNTOLD STORY Of How He Built Bayyinah
In today's episode of the Ummahpreneur Podcast, we have a very special guest, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan. In 2005, Nouman Ali Khan launched Bayyinah using a laptop and an Internet connection. Today, Bayyinah is among the leading Islamic institutions worldwide with a mission to make the study of the Quran and the Arabic language accessible to everyone. In this highly-anticipated LIVE interview, we sit down with Ustadh Nouman to reveal for the first time ever the untold story behind how he built Bayyinah institute from his laptop to where it is today, and the challenges and lessons learned along the way! 0:00 Introduction 1:15 Nouman Ali Khan’s Teenage Years 4:28 Did Growing Up In New York City Shape Who You Are Today? 7:48 The False Idea Of Freedom 8:30 Changing Identity In College 11:30 The Dream That Changed Everything 14:13 What Inspired NAK To Build Bayyinah Institute? 20:50 Starting Small One Step At A Time 23:30 The Origin of The “Pay If You Can” Policy 28:12 How Are Islamic Scholars Supposed To Sustain Themselves? 32:55 How Did Nouman’s Family React When He Decided To Be A Teacher 37:00 Why Stability Is Essential To Entrepreneurship 39:30 When Did You See Bayyinah Growing Into A Leading Institution? 45:31 Nouman Ali Khan Wants To Build A Vision 46:10 What Inspires Nouman To Keep Going In Times Of Challenge 51:45 One Piece Of Advice For Young Muslims   55:00 Livestream Audience QnA 1:07:25 Bayyinah’s Upcoming Ramadan Series Connect with Bayyinah and tune into their upcoming Ramadan series "Ibrahim's Religion: A look at our father through the Qur'an" here: https://www.facebook.com/bayyinahinst https://www.youtube.com/c/bayyinah — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:11:56
March 03, 2022
#77 How to Launch Your Own Product Line On Etsy & Shopify w/ Amna Baig
#77 How to Launch Your Own Product Line On Etsy & Shopify w/ Amna Baig
My guest today is Amna Baig, a former 2nd-grade teacher turned creative entrepreneur. She’s the co-founder of TC Creative Co. Formally known as Two Craftistas, TC Creative Co. is a brand dedicated to helping you create memories with personalized gifts inspired by faith. In this interview, I sit down with Amna to discuss: – Introduction – What inspired her to become an Entrepreneur? – What are her views on using the resources at your disposal in the beginning? – What inspired the ideas of Scented Candles in her? – What was the concept behind her Scented Candles? – Has she launched anything outside the Scented Candles? - Does she have a Shopify store as well along with Etsy? – What is the difference between Shopify and Etsy for sellers? – 3 tips she’d give to people starting at their online stores? – What was the motivation behind creating her Etsy courses? – What are the misconceptions about Entrepreneurships that she experienced? – What are her views on the 80-20 rule? – What advice would she give to her younger self? – How can people connect with her? Connect with Amna Baig: Website: https://www.tccreativeco.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tc.creative.co — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:23
February 22, 2022
#76 Building Successful Marriages Through Premarital Counseling w/ Maryam Lemu
#76 Building Successful Marriages Through Premarital Counseling w/ Maryam Lemu
My guest today is Maryam Lemu, who specializes in pre-marital marriage coaching.    Maryam helps both men and women be better prepared for the journey of finding their better half and living a harmonious life with their spouse. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: – Introduction – What is it that inspired her to become an Entrepreneur? – Did she experience any anxiety as she decided to become a coach? – What is that pushed her towards pre-marital coaching? – What is the main focus that she helps her clients achieve? – Does she work specifically with Muslim men and women? – What is the biggest reason why some marriages don’t work? – Is infidelity an issue within the Muslim community as well? – Does she believe that unfiltered technology has become the reason for marital divorces? – What advice would she give to her younger self? – How can people connect with her? Connect with Maryam: https://www.maryamlemu.com/ https://instagram.com/maryamlemuofficial — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
44:13
February 15, 2022
 #75 How To Redesign Every Aspect Of Your Life w/ Uzma Naqvi
#75 How To Redesign Every Aspect Of Your Life w/ Uzma Naqvi
My guest today is Uzma Naqvi who is a Holistic Transformational Coach and a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She is currently offering a year-long personalized course with a step-by-step framework, which will systematically help you redesign every aspect of your life. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: – Introduction – What inspired her to become an Entrepreneur – What was it that pushed her to help others – What is it that she walks her clients through – What was the Entrepreneurial journey for her like – With a business, you work on something you care about, does she feel the same – What are the warning signs that indicate that one should opt for a coach – What does she think of the new generations progressing to become better parents – What is the set of challenges for the next generation – What are the tips she would want to give for people striving in life – What advice would she give to her younger self – What would she say to someone who might be close to the breaking point – How can people connect with Uzma Naqvi Connect with Uzma Naqvi on Website: http://www.uzmanaqvi.com Connect with Uzma Naqvi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/takecontrolofyourlife.withuzmanaqvi/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
45:19
February 08, 2022
#74 Helping Muslim Men Focus On Dominating Their Deen & Life w/ Josh Angel
#74 Helping Muslim Men Focus On Dominating Their Deen & Life w/ Josh Angel
My guest today is Josh Angel, Founder of The Ultimate Muslim Man Academy.   Josh is a Mental Toughness Coach To Muslim Men. With Over 280+ videos on his Youtube Channel, He helped 100's thousands of Muslim Men develop unstoppable confidence and inner drive. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: – Introduction – What is the mission behind The Ultimate Muslim Man Academy – What does he help his customers achieve – Where did he come up with this slogan – How does he deal with motivating his students – What is the reason why the media is portraying men from a wrong perspective – When was the Program Launched – Is there a common challenge that your customers face – Tell us about Escaping the lowest version of yourself – Do you think it is essential for men to do some form of strength training – What advice would he give to his younger self – How to connect with Josh Connect with Josh Angel: https://umma.thinkific.com https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshAngel https://www.instagram.com/therealjoshangel — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:01:34
February 01, 2022
#73 Changing The Narrative And Empowering Future Leaders w/ Dustin Craun
#73 Changing The Narrative And Empowering Future Leaders w/ Dustin Craun
Mustafa Dustin Craun is the Founder & executive director of the center for global Muslim life. He is a creative strategist, filmmaker, writer, digital media producer, ethnic studies scholar, and community organizer.   His venture “The Center for Global Muslim” A California-based nonprofit creating long-term narrative change through media production, research, and training focused on social and spiritual impact work in the world’s largest and most diverse faith community. Here are some of the topics discussed in this episode: – Introduction – What Is the cause of Muslims being portrayed differently in the media – What motivated him to embark on a Non-Profit journey – What motivated him to create a Digital Media Course for the people – Tells us about the Muslim Film Festival – What are the top 100 Global Startup lists that he is building – How did he focus on creating Non-profit while working on his career as a Digital Media Strategist – How did he manage to build a Non-Profile while working as a Digital Media Strategist – How can people connect with Muhammad Dustin Craun Connect with Muhammad Dustin Craun on: https://www.globalmuslimlife.com https://www.beyondbordersstudios.com — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
40:14
January 25, 2022
#72 Making Healthy Eating and Fitness The Easy Choice w/ Nazima Qureshi
#72 Making Healthy Eating and Fitness The Easy Choice w/ Nazima Qureshi
My guest today is Sister Nazima Qureshi Co-founder of The Healthy Muslim with her husband Belal Hafeez. Belal Hafeez is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert. Nazima Qureshi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a Masters of Public Health. Her business provides life-changing online programs to clients worldwide In this interview, I sit down with Nazima Qureshi to discuss: – Introduction – What inspired her to become an Entrepreneur – What pushed her to build her own business – What did she specifically want to achieve from her business – How many years ago did she start her business? – What was the most challenging obstacle that she faced – What is the mission of her business that people resonate with – What is the most important skill to have if you’re a Nutritionist – What has been the most common reason why clients come to her – What can the people expect from the Healthy Muslim – How was the experience of launching a Book – Can Healthy diets replace working out – Does she focus on a specific domain while dealing with students – Why do Arabs and Asian families have diabetes – Are there any warning signs that one should look out in regards to their health – Does she think the information on Nutrition is not always legit – Any advice for people who are becoming a coach – What advice would she give to her younger self – How to connect with Nazima Qureshi ------------------ Connect with Nazima Qureshi: https://thehealthymuslims.com https://www.instagram.com/nutritionbynaz — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
49:42
January 18, 2022
#71 Helping Professional Desi Dads Get Fit w/ Adam Kaan
#71 Helping Professional Desi Dads Get Fit w/ Adam Kaan
My guest today is Adam Khan, Founder of CEO Founder Fit Dad Life Mastery [Kaan Ftitness]. His mission at Kaan fitness is simple, Help Professional Desi Dads lose 20 - 30kg + in a few short months, take control of their health and perform better in all areas of their lives In this interview, I sit down with Adam Kaan to discuss: - Introduction - What inspired him to become a Fitness Coach? - How did he build a community of like-minded people? - What is the biggest misconception his clients have regarding losing weight? - 3 tips to become a Successful Fitness Coach? - What are the things he focuses on while dealing with his clients? - What was the lesson he learned as an Entrepreneur? - What is expected from his venture in the future? - What would he advise his younger self? - How to connect with Adam? ------------------ Connect with Adam Kaan: https://www.facebook.com/adam.kaan https://kaanfitness.co.uk/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:00:57
January 12, 2022
#70 Helping Canadians Invest Halal w/ Jesse Reitberger
#70 Helping Canadians Invest Halal w/ Jesse Reitberger
My guest today is Jesse Reitberger, Founder of Canadian Islamic Wealth.  Canadian Islamic Wealth is the first wealth management firm in Canada dedicated specifically to halal investing.  They offer pioneering investment solutions that align with the Muslim faith so that they can help clients achieve their financial goals without compromising their values.   Their financial advisors work with individuals, families, and business owners to build robust financial plans that help these clients from every walk of life. In this interview, I sit down with Jesse Reitberger to discuss: - Introduction – Did he have previous experiences as an Entrepreneur – How did he brace Islam – Why did he focus specifically on Islamic wealth – How would he define Halal or Shariah Compliant Investments – How did he set everything up to make the people trust him – Does he have any plans to expand his operations? - What are his views on perusing the wealth – What does his venture offer – What are 3 tips that he can provide to Muslims who wish to invest – What should one look for when looking for a Financial Advisor – What does his venture have for us in the future – What advice would Jesse give to his younger self – How to connect with Canadian Islamic Wealth ------------------ Connect with Jesse Reitberger: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-reitberger-65900b187/ https://www.canadianislamicwealth.com — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
35:46
January 04, 2022
#69 Helping Muslims Who Struggle With Sexuality To Live a God-Centric Life w/ Ali Jaffery
#69 Helping Muslims Who Struggle With Sexuality To Live a God-Centric Life w/ Ali Jaffery
Ali Jaffery is the founder of Strong Support. Strong Support is a peer support organization for Muslims who struggle with their sexuality, however, do not accept or identify with a stereotyped sexual identity and wish to live a God-centric life. Strong Support was established in October 2019 to support Muslims struggling with same-sex lust and to provide an information platform for friends and families of those struggling on the topic of sexuality in the Muslim ummah. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 0:00 - Introduction 5:19 - Where does the name Strong Support come from? 7:39 - What is the biggest challenge that he faced in building Strong Support? 10:42 - What is Ali's process working with Muslims? 13:52 - What is Ali's thoughts on people questioning their sexuality who wish to live a God-Centric life? 19:35 - Is R-rated content contributing to aggravating the challenges that people go through? 23:45 - Has Ali gone through people who have had issues with their sexuality after going through Pornography addiction? 29:18 - What is Ali's view on shifting identities? 35:31 - What are some ways in which Ali helps his clients? 42:26 - What advice would Ali give to his younger self? 59:15 - How to connect with Strong Support? ------------------ Connect with Ali Jaffery: http://www.strongsupport.co.uk https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-jaffery — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:05:37
December 28, 2021
#68 Supporting Muslim Women Entrepreneurs w/ Jennifer Ogunyemi
#68 Supporting Muslim Women Entrepreneurs w/ Jennifer Ogunyemi
Jennifer Ogunyemi is the founder of Sisters in Business which is a network of women who inspire, connect and elevate each other in business.   Her experience in entrepreneurship has proven invaluable for sisters struggling to transform to the next level. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 0:00 - Introduction 2:30 - Why female-run businesses don't end up succeeding? 4:17 - Since how long Sisters in Business has been around? 6:35 - Tell us about Sisters in Business 10:12 - What can we do as Muslims to support our sisters in business? 15:11 - Does she get struggle moment thoughts?   17:06 - What advice would she give to Muslims starting their businesses?   22:00 - Is she glad that she pushed through and came forward? 27:48 - What can we expect from Sisters in Business in the future?   29:15 - What advice would she give to his younger self? 32:09 - How to connect with Jennifer Ogunyemi?   ------------------ Connect with Jennifer Ogunyemi: https://www.instagram.com/sisters.in.business https://www.sistersinbusiness.co.uk — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
33:16
December 22, 2021
 #67 How I Built 2 Successful Saas Companies w/ Saud Juman
#67 How I Built 2 Successful Saas Companies w/ Saud Juman
Saud Juman is the founder of RockitShip which combines Silicon Valley type innovation and Amazon.com style logistics to bring large-scale automation to the warehouse shipping environment. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 0:00 – Introduction 2:00 – What keeps on pulling him towards Entrepreneurship?   5:14 – How did he start his first business venture? 8:48- How did he feel while resigning and starting his own business setup? 12:25 –Sharing his views on his entrepreneurial goals 16:18 – What sparked his idea for RockitShip 20:53 – What was the process he went through to get the right Co-Founder? 26:45 – His experience building a SaaS business? 30:52 – What has been the biggest challenge for him and how did he face it? 33:58 – What is the vision for RockitShip? 36:15 – What advice would he give to his younger self? 41:28 -  How to connect with Saud? Connect with Saud Juman: https://saudjuman.io https://www.rockitship.io — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
41:21
December 14, 2021
#66 The Founder Of SingleMuslim & PennyAppeal w/ Adeem Younis
#66 The Founder Of SingleMuslim & PennyAppeal w/ Adeem Younis
My guest needs no introduction (he literally has his own Wikipedia page). Adeem Younis is an English-Pakistani entrepreneur, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the founder of digital matrimony platform SingleMuslim.com and international humanitarian charity Penny Appeal. Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: - What inspired Adeem Younis to become an entrepreneur - What he credits for his back-to-back successes in business - The biggest challenges faced in business and how to overcome them - The most important skill to develop as an entrepreneur - Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who are just getting started Connect with Adeem Younis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeemyounis/ Support PennyAppeal & SingleMuslim.com:  https://pennyappeal.org  https://singlemuslim.com — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
49:50
December 07, 2021
#65 Entrepreneurship, ImamConnect & Innovative Strategy w/ Muddassar Ahmed
#65 Entrepreneurship, ImamConnect & Innovative Strategy w/ Muddassar Ahmed
Muddasar Ahmed is the founder of Imam Connect, an innovative platform that is disrupting the way Muslim Service Providers connect with Muslims across the Ummah to provide their services.    Muddassar Ahmed also leads Unitas Communications, a strategic communications firm where he has led projects for the United Nations, Friends of the Earth, the U.S. Department of State, Amnesty International and the NFL, alongside many other global clients.   Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: - How they launched the platform and attracted their users  - How to employ innovative strategy in your business - Debunking common myths about entrepreneurship - The most important skill for entrepreneurs to develop   Connect with Muddasar Ahmed on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muddassar-ahmed-44217112/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
44:23
November 30, 2021
#64 Creating An Arabic Language Education Company w/ Assad Masud
#64 Creating An Arabic Language Education Company w/ Assad Masud
Assad Masud, Co-founder of Arabic Unlocked. Arabic Unlocked is leading the way for language learners to unlock the Arabic language through a mobile App, as well as learning programs and ebooks ideal for second language learners. Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: - How they first created and launched their products. - The process they had to go through to create the app. - The challenges faced building an education company and how to overcome them. - Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to start their own business. Connect with Assad Masud: ArabicUnlocked.com — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
47:33
November 16, 2021
#63 Creating A Prophetic-Inspired Skincare Brand w/ Arooj Chishty
#63 Creating A Prophetic-Inspired Skincare Brand w/ Arooj Chishty
My next guest is Arooj Chishty, a certified holistic health coach and founder of the natural beauty brand Nyure. Nyure have taken proven ingredients and knowledge from ancient and Prophetic traditions, and combined them with modern techniques to give every person at every age the radiance they deserve. Their pure potent formulas work to balance, nourish and brighten all skin types for radiance at every age. In this upcoming interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️The steps Arooj has taken to create Nyure Beauty 🎙️The biggest challenge in launching their product line and how to overcome it 🎙️How they landed their first customers and marketed their products 🎙️Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to  create their own product line ...and so much more! Support Nyure beauty: https://nyure.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nyurebeauty/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
59:02
November 09, 2021
#62 Creating The World’s First Interactive Prayer Mat w/ Kamal Ali
#62 Creating The World’s First Interactive Prayer Mat w/ Kamal Ali
My guest today is Kamal Ali, the inventor of the worlds first interactive prayer mat.  My salah mat started in 2018 and quickly grew to serve Muslims in over 20 countries and in 15 languages. This interactive prayer mat helps kids learn how to pray their salah in a fun and interactive way that’s never been done before.  Children learn the different positions of salah, what to say during prayer, where to place the hands, knees, and feet, all through a guided interactive mat.   In this upcoming interview, we sit down together to discuss: -️Where did the idea for MySalahMat come from -How they developed the idea and turned it into reality -️How they have dealt with other companies trying to copy their product -️Advice for entrepreneurs who wish to create their own products   Support My Salah Mat: https://www.mysalahmat.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysalahmat Connect with Elsawy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsawyyehia/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:05:36
November 02, 2021
#61 Conquering Your Limiting Beliefs w/ Ayat Mekki
#61 Conquering Your Limiting Beliefs w/ Ayat Mekki
My guest in this episode is Dr. Ayat Mekki, a master coach specialised in healing trauma and abuse using Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She has helped her clients with issues such as overcoming toxic relationships, phobias, panic attacks, anxiety, and general self-doubt and helplessness. In this episode, we focus the topic around conquering your limiting beliefs and ways to build up your self-confidence so you can excel in your business and reach the goals you desire. Connect with Ayat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.ayat.mekki/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:02:36
October 19, 2021
#60 Reconnecting A Disconnected Heart To Allah w/ Marwa Assar
#60 Reconnecting A Disconnected Heart To Allah w/ Marwa Assar
Dr. Marwa Assar is Psycho-Spiritual Teacher and founder of the HOME institute, where she focuses on providing spiritual, mental, & emotional transformation rooted in Islamic teachings and approached through an Islamic Psychological Lens! In this episode, we sit down for an open-hearted discussion about the struggles we face as Muslims when it comes to out faith. We talk about the experience of living as Muslims in the west, how to navigate the highs and lows of imaan, reconnecting our hearts to Allah, and how we can always find a way to return to Allah even in the darkest times. Connect with Dr. Marwa Assar: https://www.instagram.com/thedrofhearts/ https://www.thehomeinstitute.org/thegodandmeprogram/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
47:15
October 12, 2021
#59 The Inner Crisis Muslim Men Are Facing Today w/ Tafazal Mohammed
#59 The Inner Crisis Muslim Men Are Facing Today w/ Tafazal Mohammed
Tafazal Mohammed is a faith-inspired certified life coach, empowering Muslim Men to get the most out of life and become the happiest, best version of themselves. He has also recently started working with couples along with his wife Victoria, as they both help strengthen and reignite the passion between husband and wife for marriages encountering difficulty. In this interview, I sat down with Tafazal with no pre-planned questions, seeking to simply unravel the inner crisis young Muslim men are facing today, and seeking to find answers to common problems faced by an entire generation of young Muslims. I open myself up in a vulnerable way, and this is an emotional episode that is both enlightening and important for every Muslim man to listen to, as they will find much to resonate with. Connect with Tafazal Mohammed: https://www.facebook.com/tafazal1 — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
53:22
October 05, 2021
#58 Building A Champion Mindset w/ Omar El-Dafrawy
#58 Building A Champion Mindset w/ Omar El-Dafrawy
Omar GodFirst El-Dafrawi is an Egyptian national Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, holds a perfect boxing record of four wins, and a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 2 losses, including an Egyptian MMA championship in the regional level. It’s not everyday in Mixed Martial Arts that you come across a fighter nicknamed “GodFirst”. But Omar El Dafrawy wears his nickname as a badge, because it stands for what he cares about the most. Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: -What inspired Omar to pursue MMA professionally -Why did he choose the nickname God First -What role does Islam fulfill in his life as he works towards his goal -The importance of trying our best as Muslims while being imperfect -How to develop the mindset of a champion in all you do Connect with Omar El-Dafrawy: https://www.instagram.com/omargodfirst_eldafrawy — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:40
September 28, 2021
#57 How To Grow Your Brand On Instagram w/ Hafsa Taher
#57 How To Grow Your Brand On Instagram w/ Hafsa Taher
My guest in this episode is Hafsa Taher, an Instagram marketing coaching for Muslim Women Entrepreneurs who has helped over 1000 students leverage Instagram to grow their business. In this episode, we reveal some juicy tips and secrets on how YOU can grow your brand on Instagram 🎙️What is the biggest mistake entrepreneurs are making on Instagram right now 🎙️3 ways you can leverage Instagram to grow your brand 🎙️How to build a following when you're starting from SCRATCH 🎙️Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to leverage social media to the fullest ...and so much more! Connect with Hafsa - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hafsataher.coaching/ - Website: https://www.hafsataher.com/sell-with-ig — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:01:36
September 21, 2021
#56 Conquering Your Fears To Show Up Powerfully w/ Fahima Mahomed
#56 Conquering Your Fears To Show Up Powerfully w/ Fahima Mahomed
My guest in this episode is Fahima Mahomed, qualified life coach and NLP practitioner. Fahima uses NLP techniques to open, widen and change mindsets to create new habits in order to live a more fulfilled and happier life. She has appeared on several TV channels, and hosts the weekly show for Single Muslim LIVE on British Muslim TV as a Relationship Coach for Single Muslim.com. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️What type of person makes a good coach? 🎙️What's the secret to developing a fearless mindset to go after your goals? 🎙️What can entrepreneurs do to ensure they have a fearless mindset in their business? 🎙️How can you tap into your own potential to be at your best? ...and so much more! ➡️ Connect with Fahima: https://www.instagram.com/fahima_fm/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
46:50
September 14, 2021
#55 Parenting & Healing Our Inner Child w/ Javeria Arshad
#55 Parenting & Healing Our Inner Child w/ Javeria Arshad
Javeria Arshad is a psychotherapist coach who helps new mothers process their transition into motherhood, connect with and heal their inner child, and parent with peace and presence.  She possesses two degrees in Psychology including a Master in Counselling Psychology and has previously worked as a Registered Psychotherapist with youth, adults, and parents struggling with addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and feeling unfulfilled.  In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️What inspired Javeria to start her business as an online coach 🎙️Why she chose to specifically focus on helping new mothers with their transition into motherhood? 🎙️What does it mean to connect and heal our inner child? 🎙️How can we aim to be more present and at peace as parents? ...and so much more! Connect with Javeria: ➡️ https://javeriaarshad.com/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
34:22
September 07, 2021
#54 Freelancing, Success Mindset, & Growing Ummahpreneur w/ Yusuf Saad
#54 Freelancing, Success Mindset, & Growing Ummahpreneur w/ Yusuf Saad
Our planned guest for today couldn't attend due to an emergency - so you get to have a SURPRISE episode with myself and my superstar social media manager, Yusuf Saad. In this episode, Yusuf and I sit down to discuss: 🎙️Why Freelancing is the best gateway to earning an online income 🎙️The mindset required for success in the online world 🎙️How Ummahpreneur started, where we are now, and we where we're going 🎙️Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to start generating an income online — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
35:36
August 31, 2021
#53 Sex Coaching, Self-Actualization & Mental Health w/ Estela Rodriguez-Jebril
#53 Sex Coaching, Self-Actualization & Mental Health w/ Estela Rodriguez-Jebril
Estela Rodriguez Jibril started her company, Spiral Up Connections, in 2016. She has helped more than 200 women and men embark on their self-improvement journey by offering live and online courses, retreats, global summits, and one-on-one and group coaching services Estela uses her background as a sex coach, licensed therapist and trauma specialist to understand her clients’ psychological challenges and employ cognitive techniques, such as motivational interviewing and neuro-linguistic programming, to help them achieve self-actualization. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️ How she became an entrepreneur? 🎙️ What is it about self-development and helping others go through their own journey of self-actualization that appealed to her? 🎙️ What does it mean to be a sex coach and what work do you do with your clients? 🎙️ What were the steps to get her first few clients and grow her business? 🎙️ 3 tips on self-development for Muslims 🎙️ Advice for Muslimahs thinking of starting a coaching business Connect with Estela: ➡️  Website: https://bit.ly/pma-eg ➡️  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/estelarodriguezjebril/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:01:00
August 24, 2021
#52 Building A Snack Bar Business From My Kitchen w/ Zobaida Falah
#52 Building A Snack Bar Business From My Kitchen w/ Zobaida Falah
My guest in this episode is Zobaida Falah, the founder of Cure, a company that specializes in natural snack bars with the black seed as their key ingredient. Zobaida started Cure from her kitchen, and within her first month, already started getting offers from wholesalers. Since then, she’s also created a new dietary supplement, and has served over 1000 happy customers around the world! In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️What is so special about the black seed? 🎙️What was it like starting a company from her kitchen? 🎙️How did she go about getting her first few customers? 🎙️What was the biggest lesson learned throughout the process? 🎙️Advice to aspiring Muslims who are thinking of starting their own product businesses ➡️ Support Cure: https://cureyourworld.com/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
50:45
August 17, 2021
#51 From Idea To App Launch In Under 12 Months w/ Abdul-Rahman Abbas
#51 From Idea To App Launch In Under 12 Months w/ Abdul-Rahman Abbas
My guest in this episode is Abdul-Rahman Abbas, the co-founder of a new privacy-focused Muslim prayer app called Pillars. He is also the co-founder of the social enterprise medmentor, a company that aims to empower aspiring medical students with all the tools they need to gain equal opportunity at a career in Medicine. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️How they went from idea to app launch in under 12 months? 🎙️Did they develop the app themselves or hire an agency? 🎙️How they proceeded with the market research to validate their idea? 🎙️What was the biggest lesson learned throughout the process? 🎙️Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to create an app ...and so much more!  Support Pillars App ➡️ Download the app: https://www.thepillarsapp.com/ ➡️ Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepillarsapp — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
55:01
August 10, 2021
#50 Eat To Worship w/ Dua Aldasouqi
#50 Eat To Worship w/ Dua Aldasouqi
Dua Aldasouqi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the founder of A Muslim Dietitian. She is also a graduate of Qalam Institute’s Seminary program and a current Alimiyyah student. She aims to serve her audience by providing them with the tools needed to navigate through the sea of nutrition information. Dua strongly believes that it’s important to ensure the food we eat is pure, halal, and tayyib. If we are well informed we can in turn better inform the market.    She also genuinely believes that our relationship with food should not be complicated. Eating is an organic process but our bodies and minds are overstimulated with different flavors and information that we need help resetting.  In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️The journey that led Dua to become an entrepreneur 🎙️The concept of eating to worship 🎙️The difference between halal food and tayyib food 🎙️Tips to be more mindful of what we eat 🎙️Tips to eat according to the sunnah of the Prophet SAWS ...and so much more! ➡️ Connect with Dua: https://amuslimdietitian.com/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
58:47
August 03, 2021
#49 The Art Of Purposeful Branding w/ Sina Port
#49 The Art Of Purposeful Branding w/ Sina Port
My guest in this episode is Sina Port, a Brand Strategist & Speaker. Sina port specializes in branding, content strategy and brand communication, helping businesses and entrepreneurs to build purposeful brands and share their stories authentically. She is also the host of The Shared Diversity Podcast that focuses on Business, Branding and Womanhood. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️The steps Sina took to go from idea to launching her coaching business 🎙️What branding really means 🎙️Common branding mistakes business owners are making right now 🎙️What does brand positioning mean, and what should we do about it? 🎙️3 tips for entrepreneurs to level up their branding and much more... Connect with Sina: ➡️ Website: https://www.sinaport.com/links ➡️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinaportofficial/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:08:12
July 20, 2021
#48 Helping Muslims Lead Healthier Lives w/ May Zaki
#48 Helping Muslims Lead Healthier Lives w/ May Zaki
May Zaki is a certified professional in weight management, sports and exercise nutrition, a certified life coach, NLP Practitioner, and a Certified Naturopath. She is the founder of “Rashaqa by May” where she helps open-minded mums achieve their health and weight loss goals in an effortless way, without torturing themselves and going through various fad diets. She is also the author of the book “Mind over Tummy – How to finally win that battle with the scale”. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: - How she launched her business and landed her first few clients - The most common mindset challenge people have with losing weight - The top 3 skills needed to be a good coach - Habits we can implement in our daily lives to be healthier ...and so much more! Connect with May: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayzaki/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
47:52
July 13, 2021
#47 How You Can Level Up Your Marketing Strategy w/ Suleman Sheikh
#47 How You Can Level Up Your Marketing Strategy w/ Suleman Sheikh
My guest in this episode is none other than the Purple Sheek himself, brother Suleman Sheikh. Suleman is the founder of Purple Sheek media, a full-suite digital marketing agency that helps business owners and organizations authentically share their stories through digital media, so they can stand out in the digital world.  They offer a host of services including Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Google Advertising and more... In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️His best advice for aspiring digital marketers 🎙️What to look for when evaluating your online marketing strategy 🎙️The biggest mistake most businesses are making with their marketing right now 🎙️Steps every business owner can take to improve their online marketing game ...and so much more! Support Purple Sheek Media ➡️  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/purplesheekmedia/ ➡️  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/realsulemansheikh/ — BOOK A FREE DISCOVERY SESSION — Need help starting or growing your online business? Click here to book a call with my team! — CONNECT WITH UMMAHPRENEUR — Join Our Livestream Facebook Group Follow Ummahpreneur on Instagram Subscribe To Ummahpreneur's Youtube Channel
01:06:24
July 06, 2021
#46 Empowering Muslims In Financial Literacy w/ Halal Investor
#46 Empowering Muslims In Financial Literacy w/ Halal Investor
My guest in this interview is Moez Mahrez of Halal Investor! Halal Investor provides tools, education and insight to help people better manage their finances in a prudent and ethical way. Their website and social media pages give helpful investment tips, philosophies, insights and wisdom from investment experts while exploring what it means to invest your wealth in a halal and ethical way in our day and age. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: - What are some steps every Muslim can take to grow their wealth sustainably & in a halal way? - What you can look for when evaluating if a specific stock or investment vehicle is halal or haram - Does pursuing financial freedom hinder someone from the pursuit of righteousness? - Why it important for Muslims to understand how to invest their wealth in a halal and ethical way ...and so much more! ------------------------------------------------------------ Support Halal Investor: - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halal.investor/ - Website: https://halalinvestor.net/ —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:07:29
June 29, 2021
#45 Entrepreneurship, Community & Being An Author w/ Badees Nouiouat
#45 Entrepreneurship, Community & Being An Author w/ Badees Nouiouat
Badees Nouiouat is the Founder of The Irving Muslim, a community run newsletter, as well as Ihsan Company, an islamic apparel company that had Khabib Nurmagomedov wearing their clothing. Most recently, he has authored a book titled “The adventures of Nur-Al-Din” catered towards young adults which follow the story of a young Tunisian man named Farid, who embarks on a journey and experiences firsthand the importance of loyalty, courage, and most of all, his faith. This book aims to give younger Muslims pride in their identities and feature Muslim characters as heroes, not villains. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️ The top 3 skills every entrepreneur must have 🎙️ How Badees got Khabib Nurmagomedov to wear his clothing line 🎙️ Creating a community newsletter in Irving 🎙️ How he authored his first book "The Adventure of Nur Al Din" - Buy "The Adventures of Nur Al Din": https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Nur-Al.../dp/B096LYNY54 —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:05:21
June 22, 2021
#44 Building An Islamic Mindfulness App w/ Subhaan Ashrafi
#44 Building An Islamic Mindfulness App w/ Subhaan Ashrafi
My guest in this episode is Subhaan Ashrafi, who is the founder of Sabr, an all-new guided meditation app for Muslims. Sabr aims to help Muslims reduce stress and anxiety, improve their confidence and strengthen their relationship with Allah swt through daily practices of mindfulness and meditation. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️ Where did the idea for Sabr App come from? 🎙️ Did Subhaan raise investment or build the app himself? 🎙️ Why do Muslims need their own guided meditation app? 🎙️ How important is it for us to incorporate mindfulness into our lives? ...and so much more! —  —  — — — Support Sabr App - Website: https://sabrapp.com/  - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabr_app/ —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
43:40
June 08, 2021
#43 Coaching Men To Live A Life They Deserve w/ Tafazal Mohammed
#43 Coaching Men To Live A Life They Deserve w/ Tafazal Mohammed
Tafazal Mohammed is a faith-inspired certified life coach, empowering Muslim Men to get the most out of life and become the happiest, best version of themselves. In his own words: “It’s oftentimes difficult as Muslim men to focus on ourselves when we’re expected to ‘hold it up’ for so many others. However, it's imperative that we fill our own ‘cup’ first so we can show up powerfully for others." In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️ The most common barriers and mindset blocks faced by Muslim Men 🎙️ The state of Muslim Men right now and how we can change for the better 🎙️ Habits we can implement for a more purposeful life 🎙️ How Muslim Women can help empower their male counterparts to build relationships of harmony ...and so much more! ------------------------------------------------------------ ➡️ Support Tafazal: https://tafazalcoaching.com/ -------------------------------------------------------------------- Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:34:09
June 01, 2021
#42 Faith, Wealth, & Business w/ Halimah DeOliveira
#42 Faith, Wealth, & Business w/ Halimah DeOliveira
We're so proud to welcome back Halimah DeOliveira to the Ummahpreneur Live Podcast!   Halimah is an Award Winning Author and Business Consultant providing proven strategies, tools and resources that empower Women of Faith to Start, Sustain and Grow Businesses that make a positive social impact. She is the author of the popular book & play "Not Without My Hijab - 11 Steps To Reclaiming Your Faith" which helps women embrace their religious identity, as well now most recently “Pray and grow rich: a faith choice” which talks about How to Achieve Massive Success without Compromising Faith.   In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 🎙️What Halimah has been working on in her business this year 🎙️What her latest book "Pray & Grow Rich" is about 🎙️The relationship between faith and wealth 🎙️Her favorite chapter from the book   🎙️Tips for entrepreneurs struggling with nurturing a wealth-positive mindset   ...and so much more!   ➡️ Connect Halimah DeOliveira:   Website: https://www.halimahdeoliveira.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beyouinhd/ —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:04:60
May 18, 2021
#41 App Development, Islamic Fintech, & Money-Management w/ Areeb Siddiqui
#41 App Development, Islamic Fintech, & Money-Management w/ Areeb Siddiqui
Areeb Siddiqui is Founder and CEO of Kestrl (www.kestrl.co.uk), an app that helps Muslims to Budget, Save and Invest in line with their Values.    In this interview, we sat down together to discuss App Development, Islamic Fintech, Building A Team, Money-Management and so much more! Learn more about Kestrl: https://kestrl.io/ —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
59:14
May 11, 2021
#40 Entrepreneurship, Islam, iERA & Dawah w/ Sh. Abdurraheem Green
#40 Entrepreneurship, Islam, iERA & Dawah w/ Sh. Abdurraheem Green
Sheikh Abdurraheem Green is a world-renowned speaker and authority in the field of Dawah. He’s spent many years at ‘Speakers Corner’ in Hyde park, where he made his name as an inspirational orator. He has been delivering talks nationwide in universities and on international platforms, and many of his lectures and talks widely watched by hundreds of thousands of people online. Sheikh Abdurraheem is a founding member and chairman of iERA, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the Prophetic Mission – compassionately and intelligently sharing Islam with the world. This organization impacted the lives of thousands of people accross over 100, calling them back to Allah SWT and following in the footsteps of our beloved prophet SAWS. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: -The story behind building iERA -Growing iERA into an international organization -The importance of building the right team -The benefit of Muslim entrepreneurs within the Ummah ...and so much more! Join us for an insightful conversation that will spiritually uplift you and surely leave you with valuable takeaways to implement into your business and life insha'Allah! Support iERA: https://iera.org —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:11:51
May 04, 2021
#39 How To Elevate Your Muslim Brand w/ Maylene Seah
#39 How To Elevate Your Muslim Brand w/ Maylene Seah
Maylene is a luxury and lifestyle branding expert and founder of Studio Noor Anisa, where she helps Muslims elevate their brands so they can successfully attract their dream customers.   She is also an experienced designer and founder of Poppetry shop where she designs modern Islamic decor.   In this interview, we sat down together and discussed: -Maylene’s journey that inspired her to become an entrepreneur -How the transition was like from selling products online to coaching -Is managing a service-based business better than e-commerce? 9:06 How Maylene’s journey led her to have her own business 11:05 The definition of branding -At what stage in starting a business should an entrepreneur focus on their branding -Branding tips for entrepreneurs -An example of a brand that does “relevance” properly -What is the biggest branding mistake that you see? -Is it important to focus on the branding from the beginning? -What is the process that you go through with your clients to help elevate their brand? -The one thing Maylene would tell her younger self Connect with Maylene on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maylene-seah-a41b3a23/ —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
53:49
April 27, 2021
#38 How Islam Spread Through Trade In The Early Ages w/ Abby El-Asmar
#38 How Islam Spread Through Trade In The Early Ages w/ Abby El-Asmar
The Silk Roads are amongst some of the most important routes in our collective history. It was through these roads that relations between east and west were established, exposing diverse regions to different ideas and ways of life. These exchanges also included the diffusion of many of the world’s major religions including Islam. In this episode, we explore how Islam started its expansion towards eastern regions through trade and entrepreneurship - encouraged by the development of the maritime Silk Roads! —  —  — — — Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
56:55
April 20, 2021
#37 How I Turned My Passion For Art Into An Online Business w/ Uzma Ahmad
#37 How I Turned My Passion For Art Into An Online Business w/ Uzma Ahmad
Uzma Ahmad is the founder of the Arty Party tribe. Arty Party offers live, virtual draw-alongs where you can bring your friends or your colleagues together to play mini-games, de-stress, have loads of fun and get your creative juices flowing. She has also created the unique and fun-filled quikdraw game-show where you race against the clock in fun doodling games! In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: -What inspired Uzma to create the Arty Party tribe -How Uzma was able to turn her passion for art into an online business -Advice to creatives who don't know how they can sustain themselves by pursuing their passion -The biggest challenges faced as an entrepreneur and the lessons learned ----------------------- Support Art Party Tribe: https://artypartytribe.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uzma.colors/ ----------------------- Livestream Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
47:35
April 06, 2021
#36 Creating The First Halal Funding Platform For Muslim Businesses w/ Usman Waheed
#36 Creating The First Halal Funding Platform For Muslim Businesses w/ Usman Waheed
Usman Waheed is the founder of FURSA, America’s first Ethical (Halal) crowdfunding platform that provides Ethical (Halal) investment opportunities to the greater Muslim community while offering Ethical funding to businesses. FURSA makes it easy to raise Halal funding for investment opportunities in real estate, small business, franchises, and others through Shariah compliant agreements.   In this  interview, we sat down together and discussed: - The mission and vision behind Fursa Capital - Why it's important for Muslim Entrepreneurs & Business Owners to get access to halal funding - What is the biggest challenge Fursa Capital had to overcome as a halal FinTech - What's in store for the future of Fursa Capital   ...and so much more! Connect with Usman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whyusman/ - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:17:04
March 30, 2021
#35 How To Develop Leadership Skills And Success Habits w/ Anne Jenett
#35 How To Develop Leadership Skills And Success Habits w/ Anne Jenett
Anne Jenett is the founder of ELEOS leadership coaching - where she delivers Holistic Success & Leadership Coach for Everyday Leaders & (Extra)Ordinary Souls. In this episode we sat down together to discuss: -The journey that inspired Anne Jenett to become an entrepreneur -Why she chose to focus on leadership and success coaching -What is leadership and where does it start or end? -What makes a good leader? -How can we develop leadership skills as individuals? -What are some success habits that we should be implementing for a more purposeful life? -How can we be better leaders in our families and communities? Join us for a powerful discussion that blends together Islamic spirituality with holistic leadership concepts for an insightful 1 hour session that will surely leave you inspired and empowered! Connect with Anne Jenett: Clubhouse @MuslimWomen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anne.jenett - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
59:39
March 23, 2021
#34 How I Created The Largest Muslim Travel Blog w/ Elena Nikolova
#34 How I Created The Largest Muslim Travel Blog w/ Elena Nikolova
Elena Nikolova is the Founder and editor-in-Chief of MuslimTravelGirl.com the leading Muslim travel site inspiring Muslims to travel the world in style without breaking the bank. After seeing the high cost of Umrah packages and the great need for Muslims to perform this mini-pilgrimage she authored the book “Umrah under £300”. She has inspired over a million Muslims to travel and experience the world as confident Muslim Travellers. In this upcoming interview, we sit down together to discuss: -The idea behind MuslimTravelGirl -The lessons learned and challenges faced growing her travel blog -What opportunities are available for travel post-pandemic -How she was grew her brand on social media with tens of thousands of followers ...and so much more! Support MuslimTravelGirl: http://muslimtravelgirl.com - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:01:36
March 16, 2021
#33 Paralympic Powerlifting Champion Turned Tech Entrepreneur w/ Ali Jawad
#33 Paralympic Powerlifting Champion Turned Tech Entrepreneur w/ Ali Jawad
Ali Jawad is a British Paralympic powerlifter that was born without legs. He took up powerlifting at the age of 16, and went on to compete in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, finishing fourth. The following year he made a world record lift and took gold at the Asian Open Championships. At the 2014 powerlifting world championships in Dubai, he became world champion in his class, setting another world record lifting 190kg. He is also known for his academic work on anti-doping, and has since then started working on creating a new fitness app for the disabled population called Accessercise In this upcoming interview, we sit down together to discuss: -His childhood and upbringing that made him who he is today -What inspired him to become a professional powerlifter -The parallel between success in sports & entrepreneurship -The mindset for success and perseverance -His new upcoming fitness app for the disabled population @Accessercise ...and so much more! Follow & Support Accessercise! Twitter: https://twitter.com/accessercise Facebook: Https://www.facebook.com/Accessercise - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
55:25
March 09, 2021
#32 How MiniDeed Built A Crowdfunding Platform On Pennies w/ Sakib Ahmed
#32 How MiniDeed Built A Crowdfunding Platform On Pennies w/ Sakib Ahmed
MiniDeed is a new app that helps you actively make a difference by helping you instantly donate 1p to causes that matter to you when you like their posts.   My guest, Sakib Ahmed is part of the 4-person team that started working on the project over 2 years ago, and has helped grow the platform and build partnerships with charities and community organisations - raising over £26k just through pennies.   In this upcoming episode, we discuss the story behind MiniDeed, how they grew the platform, and things to keep in mind when building and growing a tech startup. Connect with MiniDeed: https://twitter.com/minideed Download "MiniDeed" on iOS or Android available now! - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
59:54
March 02, 2021
#31 Overcoming Resistance & The War Of Art w/ Abby El-Asmar
#31 Overcoming Resistance & The War Of Art w/ Abby El-Asmar
For this special episode, I have chosen to read some select passages from the book "The War of Art by Steven Pressfield".  I completed this book cover to cover in under a week, and it was an absolute joy to read at every turn of the page.   In this live book reading & reflection we talk about: -The massive consequences of our "unlived lives" -The enemy that stops you from doing your work -How to overcome the addiction to instant gratification -The concept of freedom and jihad of the nafs -Detaching yourself from the outcome ...and so much more! Join me as we dive into the world of literature together to uncover gems that will help transform our lives for the better, and be part of the discussion. - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:05:25
February 23, 2021
#30 How To Build Wealth Through Halal Investing w/ Muhammad Lambat
#30 How To Build Wealth Through Halal Investing w/ Muhammad Lambat
Muhammad runs an ethical investment & finance blog (@MuslimInvesting), where he aims to educate and create an awareness around ethical finances and investing for Muslims.  In this upcoming interview, we sit down together to discuss: -Why is investing is important for creating wealth -Guidelines to picking halal stocks -What is compound interest and is it haram -Investment strategies for beginners -Cryptocurrency and where its going -How to save enough money to invest and grow your wealth ...and so much more! - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
56:27
February 17, 2021
#29 How We Can Become Great Leaders By Design w/ Elsawy Yehia
#29 How We Can Become Great Leaders By Design w/ Elsawy Yehia
Elsawy is a multidisciplinary designer, architect, and leader of all things digital. He worked with a gamut of companies (Tangerine, KPMG, RBC, Toyota, and Manulife to name a few). His experience in crafting and leading innovation strategies has proven invaluable for organizations struggling to transform to the next level. Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: -What are the human capacities that make good designers and good leaders? -What is the best way to approach problem-solving? -Why is empathy important in design and leadership? -How can we create positive environments for ourselves and our teams to promote great work and exceptional results? -How can we learn to ask better questions that lead to better solutions? Join us for an impactful discussion on leadership, design, and how we can become better leaders by bridging both worlds. Connect with Elsawy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsawyyehia/ - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
58:47
February 02, 2021
#28 How To Grow Your Network & Build A Thriving Community w/ Mudassar Chaudhry
#28 How To Grow Your Network & Build A Thriving Community w/ Mudassar Chaudhry
Mudassar Chaudhry is the Assistant Manager in Ernst & Young UK&I's Sustainable Business practice, specialising in providing culture, diversity and inclusion services to clients.   During his time at Ernst & Young, he has taken it upon himself to revive and grow the EY Muslim Community into one of the largest global networks in the organization with 700+ members. Here's some of the topics discussed in this episode: -The steps he took to grow a thriving Muslim community within Ernst & Young and increase participation and engagement from community members -How working professionals can innovate within organizations and choose to be intra-preneurs -Mudassar's top tips for setting up your own community or network as a business owner or professional -How businesses and brands can connect with their communities on a deeper level to promote real engagement and build real connections with their fans Join us for an impactful discussion on network, community, and building real connections that any professional or business owner can benefit from! Connect with Mudassar Chaudhry on LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mudassar-chaudhry-61580978 Follow Mudassar Chaudhry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mudassarch__ - Join our next livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur Join our next livestream on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ummahpreneur
01:15:34
January 26, 2021
#27 How To Identify Viral Business Trends w/ Rami Yahia
#27 How To Identify Viral Business Trends w/ Rami Yahia
Rami Yahia is the co-founder of Custom Heats, a private label customized hot sauce company that went viral and landed on the hit CBC show "Dragon's Den". They were also featured on NowThis, Rachael Ray Everyday, TimeOut and UrbanDaddy reaching over 1 million people organically. In this interview, Rami and I discuss: How do you identify upcoming business trends and consumer behavior as a business owner? Is speed of implementation important in our market today, and how do we find the balance between "perfect" and "good enough"? What are signs we can look out for to get ahead of the next big social media platform or viral craze? How do we study consumer behavior, and provide solutions that go viral? Join Rami Yahia & I as we talk about how to critically analyze what's around you so you can succeed in business. Support Custom Heats: https://customheats.com - Join the Ummahpreneur group to be part of our LIVE audience: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:15:53
January 19, 2021
#26 How Dignitii Is Transforming Modest Sportswear w/ Khaoula Abtouche
#26 How Dignitii Is Transforming Modest Sportswear w/ Khaoula Abtouche
Khaoula Abtouche is the founder of Dignitii, an activewear brand based in Canada that designs and produces innovative modest sportswear. They use fabrics with the latest technology to produce beautiful activewear that optimizes performance and caters to women who choose to dress modestly. At Dignitii, they believe women have the right to feel strong, confident, and beautiful without compromising on their values. In this interview, we discuss: -Why was it important for Dignitii to provide an alternative to mainstream sportswear? -How did they go about getting their first few products designed and ready to market? -What was their biggest challenge in launching Dignitii, and how did they overcome it? -The biggest tips for launching your own product or clothing brand. ...and so much more! Support Dignitii: https://www.dignitii.com/ - Join the Ummahpreneur group and be part of our LIVE audience: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
51:46
January 12, 2021
#25 Creating A Halal Financing & Investment Startup w/ Manzil
#25 Creating A Halal Financing & Investment Startup w/ Manzil
Mohamad Sawwaf brings over a decade’s worth of experience in the financial services and capital markets sectors. His latest project, Manzil, is Canada’s first Islamic NeoBank offering Ethically-Conscious Products, Halal Financing & Investment Solutions. In this interview, I bring him and his CMO Osama AlShurafa to dicuss: -The story behind the creation of Manzil, Canada's first Islamic financial institution -How they put the team behind Manzil together to launch the project -What was it like to try and secure funding in their first round so they could launch Manzil? -How did you go about marketing Manzil to consumers? -How does a Halal mortgage with Manzil work? ...and so much more! Support Manzil: https://manzil.ca/ - Join the Ummahpreneur group to be part of our LIVE audience: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:13:00
December 15, 2020
#24 Creating A Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace w/ Marta Maryam Rosza
#24 Creating A Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace w/ Marta Maryam Rosza
Marta Maryam Rosza has been a CEO of international organizations and startups for the last 17 years. During that time, she has filled many roles including Operations, Business strategy, Branding, Financial Management, Marketing, Hiring and so much more! Her latest project is Noor & Zafir, a modern Muslim lifestyle marketplace, which curates a number of Muslim Lifestyle brands and products on a single platform. In this interview, we dicuss: -Her story through 17 years of entrepreneurship -The story and purpose behind Noor & Zafir -The most important quality a successful entrepreneur should have -What to look for when making hiring decisions in your company ...and so much more! Support Noor & Zafir: noorandzafir.com - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group ---------------- TIMESTAMPS: 3:11 - What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? 6:18 - When did you know that you should be an entrepreneur? 9:55 - What is the inspiration behind Noor & Zafir? 14:12 - How did your journey start with Islam? 16:52 - The connection between faith & entrepreneurship 18:31 - What drove your decision to create Noor & Zafir? 19:45 - Do you feel the need to promote entrepreneurship in the Muslim Ummah? 25:38 - Is there any common quality in the Muslim entrepreneurs that you encountered? 27:40 - What is the most important quality that an Entrepreneur must have? 30:42 - What do you look for when you want to hire someone? 36:25 - Would you prioritize the values/passion or skill when hiring? 39:54 - What do you look for when accepting new brands on your platform? 41:08 - Are you accepting new providers into your platform right now? 43:30 - What is the vision of Nour & Zafir?  45:06 - When is your new magazine launching? 48:14 - What would you tell your past self? 50:28 - Is Work/Life balance achievable for entrepreneurs?
01:05:21
December 09, 2020
#23 A Path To Spiritual, Psychological, & Personal Growth w/ Dr. Marwa Assar
#23 A Path To Spiritual, Psychological, & Personal Growth w/ Dr. Marwa Assar
Dr. Marwa Assar is Psycho-Spiritual Teacher and founder of the HOME institute, where she focuses on providing spiritual, mental, & emotional transformation rooted in Islamic teachings and approached through an Islamic Psychological Lens! She believes that Islam speaks to our psycho-spiritual system, and recognizes the emphasis that Islamic Psychology placed on the heart and its impact on our entire being. In this one-of-a-kind interview, we will talk about topics such as: -What does psycho-spiritual wellness mean? -Why Dr.Marwa felt compelled to bring together Islam and Psychology -How do we approach growth from a spiritual, psychological, and personal level? -Why is the heart the most important organ of the human body? -Can we find everything we need about psychology and emotional wellness in Islam? -What can we do to help maintain spiritual and emotional wellness daily? ...and so much more! Work with Dr. Marwa Assar: https://www.thehomeinstitute.org - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:07:16
November 24, 2020
#22 How To Lead As A Muslim Entrepreneur w/ Mohamed Hammoud
#22 How To Lead As A Muslim Entrepreneur w/ Mohamed Hammoud
Mohamed Hammoud is an Entrepreneur, Executive Leadership Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Host of the UNFLTRD podcast. He speaks regularly on the topic of Muslim identity and was featured on TEDx to speak on “Reclaiming the Islamic Identity”. With over 25 years of diverse work experience, Mohamed serves as a Leadership and Diversity Consultant. He was also nominated a Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Candidate and ran in the 2019 Federal Election. In this episode we talk about: -Why and how he was featured on TEDx and chose to speak about the concept of "Claiming His Name" as Muhammad -Does your Muslim identity have an impact on your potential for business success? -As Muslim Entrepreneurs, what are the steps we need to take to become better leaders for our team and communities? What makes a good leader? -What motivated him to run in the Canadian Federal Election, and do we need Muslim representation in government? -....and so much more! Join us for a powerful and engaging discussion surrounding leadership as a Muslim entrepreneur that is sure to inspire you and leave feeling invigorated with new ideas! Connect with Mohamed Hammoud: http://www.mohamedhammoud.com/ - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:07:05
November 17, 2020
#21 Does Work-life Balance Exist For Entrepreneurs w/ Abdul Shakur & Cordelia Gaffar
#21 Does Work-life Balance Exist For Entrepreneurs w/ Abdul Shakur & Cordelia Gaffar
Returning guests Abdul Shakur (private equity consultant & mentor) and Cordelia Gaffar (emotions mastery coach) join me as we discuss everything about Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs! We discuss topics such as: -Work-Life Balance, does it exist for entrepreneurs? -Should you impose limits on yourself to maintain it? -Is "The hustle mentality" constructive or destructive? -Does work-life balance contribute to your success, or does it hurt your progress? -Is there a time in your life where you should give more priority to one over the other - and when is that? ...and so much more! - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group - Abdul Shakur: https://www.abdulshakur.com/ Cordelia Gaffar: https://www.cordeliagaffar.com/
01:04:10
November 03, 2020
#20 A Heart-Centered Spiritual Approach To Coaching w/ Razia Hamidi
#20 A Heart-Centered Spiritual Approach To Coaching w/ Razia Hamidi
Razia Hamidi is a professional spiritual & relationship coach who guides Muslim couples to build their marriage on love, harmony, and Islamic spirituality. Razia approaches her coaching from the heart, with a focus on strengthening her clients' relationships with God, so they may reap the benefits in their life. In this interview we talk about: -How she became a spiritual and relationship coach -Why she chose to focus specifically on helping Muslim couples -Why it's important for her to help people get closer to God, and the difference it makes -Why reconnecting to your purpose and reigniting your connection with God will fix the other problems in your life …and so much more! Our discussion varied among many topics and is sure to leave you with many insights to benefit you as a Muslim Entrepreneur! Connect with Razia Hamidi: https://raziahamidi.com - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:04:12
October 27, 2020
#19 How To Positively Impact & Influence w/ Idil Issa
#19 How To Positively Impact & Influence w/ Idil Issa
Idil Issa is an advocate, writer, and public speaker with extensive experience using media and communications to advance causes with social impact! In this interview we talk about: -The story behind how she became an entrepeneur, advocate and public speaker -How she was featured on major media outlets and present at a Canadian National Hearing to speak up against a hijab ban -How she refined her speaking and presentation skills -What's the best way for someone to support social causes and make an impact Join us for an insightful discussion that is sure to help you increase your influence and impact as a Muslim entrepreneur! Connect with Idil: https://www.idilosophy.com - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:04:00
October 13, 2020
#18 How Alchemiya "The Muslim Netflix" Was Born w/ Navid Akhtar
#18 How Alchemiya "The Muslim Netflix" Was Born w/ Navid Akhtar
Navid Akhtar is the CEO & Founder of Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming service that provides a rich directory of films, documentaries, tv shows & TV programmes catered to the Muslim world. In a time where mainstream media is portraying Muslims are often portrayed in a negative light, Alchemiya has taken the charge in providing an educational and entertaining platform aimed to help change the narrative surrounding Islam and Muslims. In this interview we talk about: -The story behind Alchemiya and how it was founded -Why having a media platform for Muslims BY Muslims is so important -The challenges faced building and growing Alchemiya, and the lessons learned along the way -Promoting Muslims artists and creatives and giving them a voice -The vision for the future of Alchemiya ...and so much more! Join us for a value-packed interview, and a philosophical discussion that will have you walking away with MUCH to think about! Start Your Free Alchemiya Trial: https://www.alchemiya.com - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:25:08
September 29, 2020
#17 Creating Your Own Beauty Product Line w/ Zakiyyah Alexander
#17 Creating Your Own Beauty Product Line w/ Zakiyyah Alexander
Zakiyyah Alexander is a Hair-Scalp Specialist, Kitchen Alchemist and Founder at Blumseed: a brand which specializes in personalized hair care for women of color. I'm bringing on Zakiyyah to talk about: -Her journey that inspired her to become an entrepreneur and create a beauty product line -What steps she took to create her product and turn her idea into reality -Her biggest challenge growing a product company and how she overcame it -Her decision to open up a spa for hair and her journey into retail -Her daily success routine as a Muslim Entrepreneur ...and so much more! Support Blumseed: https://www.blumseed.com - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
50:53
September 22, 2020
#16 Revolutionizing How People Invest In Gold w/ Hamzah Almasyabi
#16 Revolutionizing How People Invest In Gold w/ Hamzah Almasyabi
Hamzah is the co-founder of Minted, a revolutionary app that makes buying and investing gold easier than it's ever been before. I'm bringing on Hamzah so we can learn the HOW and WHY behind Minted including: -The journey he went through that inspired him to create Minted -Why you should invest in Gold during this uncertain economic climate -What process he went through to build the app -His journey seeking out investors -His biggest challenge going from idea to implementation If you have ever been interested in gold investing, in creating an app or tech platform, or in simply pioneering a new business idea that hasn't been done before, this episode is FOR YOU! - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
42:39
September 15, 2020
#15 How To Lead A More Productive Life w/ Sulaiman Ali
#15 How To Lead A More Productive Life w/ Sulaiman Ali
Sulaiman Ali (Sully Ali Coaching) is a performance & mindset coach, as well as an employability trainer and facilitator. In this episode we discuss things like: -Is there a "secret" to creating a success mindset? -What can we do to perform at a high-level on a daily basis? -What are the keys to successful goal setting? -How do we deal with and eliminate negative self-talk? This episode is one FILLED with golden nuggets so take notes and apply everything you learn for maximum impact! - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:05:45
September 08, 2020
#14 Uplifting Muslim Women Through Swimming w/ Ola Alghazzouli
#14 Uplifting Muslim Women Through Swimming w/ Ola Alghazzouli
Ola is a certified fitness instructor and swimming coach, and has been passionately working towards bringing more representation to covered Muslim women within the swimming industry. In this episode we discussed: -Ola's journey being bullied for swimming and how that motivated her to speak up for Muslim women -How she started her coaching business and what it means to "BeFit4Akhirah" -Why we need to bring exposure to Muslim and Non-Muslim women who choose to be covered and swim -The importance of speaking for ourselves as Muslims instead of letting Big Brands do the talking Website: https://befit4akhirah1.teachable.com/ - Join the Ummahpreneur Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
53:34
August 18, 2020
#13 Importance Of Mental Health In Islam & Entrepreneurship w/ Haleema Amina
#13 Importance Of Mental Health In Islam & Entrepreneurship w/ Haleema Amina
Haleema Amina - also known as Haleema Speaks - is an advocate for mental health issues and a public speaker who has been featured on TV and stages, as well as a coach on the topic!   In this episode we discussed: -Haleema's journey with mental health issues and how she went overcame her suicidal thoughts -Why taking care of your mental health is important as an entrepreneur -Is there a link between your faith and your mental health? -The stigma surrounding mental health within Muslim communities and how to address it -How to take note of when mental health issues arise and how to best handle them Website: https://haleemaspeaks.com - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:09:23
August 04, 2020
 #12 Empowering Women In Faith And Business w/ Halimah DeOliveira
#12 Empowering Women In Faith And Business w/ Halimah DeOliveira
Halimah helps women of faith achieve more success in their life and business & is the creator of the popular play "Not Without My Hijab". She is also an author and the writer of the book "Not Without My Hijab - 11 Steps To Reclaiming Your Faith" which helps women embrace their religious identity and live their best life! In this episode we will discuss Halimah's journey as an entrepreneur, her experience creating the play "Not Without My Hijab", her coaching business, her work as an author and how she manages to do it all! Website: https://www.halimahdeoliveira.com/ - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:09:37
July 30, 2020
#11 Pioneering The 1st Islamic Social Tech Platform w/ Fateh Ali
#11 Pioneering The 1st Islamic Social Tech Platform w/ Fateh Ali
Fateh Ali is the co-founder of CollabDeen, the world's first social tech platform created for the global Islamic economy. In this episode we talk about: -The journey that led Fateh to quit his successful corporate career and build CollabDeen -The biggest challenges building Collabdeen and how they overcame them -How a software business differs from other types businesses -Revolutionizing the expo industry with the first virtual Halal expo -What steps you should take if you're thinking of building an app - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:07:02
July 21, 2020
#10 How To Sell Your High-Ticket Products & Services w/ Abdul Shakur
#10 How To Sell Your High-Ticket Products & Services w/ Abdul Shakur
In this episode with our regular guest Abdul Shakur we talked about: -How to prepare yourself for success before a sales call or meeting -How to nurture the prospect for the sale before the call is made -How to deal with anxiety and stress surrounding sales -The mindset you need to sell your high-ticket coaching or consulting offer -How to value and price your services - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:14:15
July 07, 2020
#9 Creating North America's First B2B Halal Lifestyle Expo w/ Nasser Deeb
#9 Creating North America's First B2B Halal Lifestyle Expo w/ Nasser Deeb
Nasser Deeb, the founder of "Expo Hut" and creator of North America's First & Only B2B Halal Lifestyle Expo - joined us to share the story behind how the expo came about.   In this episode we talked about: -The story behind how the Halal Lifestyle expo came about -How to deal with the pandemic's impact on the trade show industry -How to be a great leader and lead an organization effectively -How to keep your team motivated and buying into your vision -Lessons learned from 27 years of entrepreneurship - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:01:07
June 30, 2020
#8 How To Start, Grow & Market Your Podcast w/ Tanzim Alam
#8 How To Start, Grow & Market Your Podcast w/ Tanzim Alam
In this NOT-TO-MISS episode with Tanzim Alam - Cofounder of the #1 Australian Muslim Podcast "Boys In The Cave" we talk about: -How to get started in podcasting and what you need -The benefits podcasting brings to your business -How to market and grow your podcast and your audience -The vision and mindset behind creating and running a successful podcast -How to manage a podcast as a leader/host ...and so much more! - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: https://www.ummahpreneur.com/group
01:30:20
June 24, 2020
#7 Pursuing Your Passion & Building A Fanbase w/ Adam Ali
#7 Pursuing Your Passion & Building A Fanbase w/ Adam Ali
As a Muslim artist on a mission to share his voice with the world, Adam Ali has had to overcome many obstacles and challenges and rise above them to bring his passion to life.   Along the way, he's learned many lessons about pursuing passion and growing a fanbase around your life's work that we will be sharing with you in this special episode! - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: http://bit.ly/ummahpreneurgroup
01:12:51
June 16, 2020
#6 From College Dropout To Serial Entrepreneur w/ Abby El-Asmar
#6 From College Dropout To Serial Entrepreneur w/ Abby El-Asmar
In this episode I peel back the curtain and reveal the story behind my entrepreneurial journey, and all the lessons I've learned along the way with our surprise guest Rami Yahia! - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: http://bit.ly/ummahpreneurgroup
01:38:15
June 02, 2020
#5 How To Master Your Emotions For Success w/ Cordelia Gaffar
#5 How To Master Your Emotions For Success w/ Cordelia Gaffar
Cordelia Gaffar is an Author, Speaker, & Emotions Transformation Strategist. She has helped countless women and entrepreneurs get in tune with their emotions and leverage them to show up powerfully in business and in life! Her process to transform your heart so that you can transform your mind allows you to excel in your work, your relationships, your personal life, and your physical body. - Join the Facebook group to attend our episodes LIVE: http://bit.ly/ummahpreneurgroup
01:23:22
May 26, 2020
#4 The Ultimate Marketing Masterclass w/ Nadeem Azam
#4 The Ultimate Marketing Masterclass w/ Nadeem Azam
Nadeem Azam and his award-winning global agency Azam Marketing have generated over £1 billion in sales for his clients such as Warner Bros, Hilton, Fitness First, Disney and BT. In this episode we discover more about his entrepreneurial journey, and his best golden nuggets on marketing your business to increase sales and maximize your brand exposure! Join the Facebook group to attend our next episode LIVE: http://bit.ly/ummahpreneurgroup
01:27:20
May 12, 2020
#3 How His Hot Sauce Company Went Viral & Got Featured On Dragon's Den w/ Rami Yahia
#3 How His Hot Sauce Company Went Viral & Got Featured On Dragon's Den w/ Rami Yahia
Rami is the co-founder of CustomHeats, the world's first customized hot sauce platform. CustomHeats has gained lots of organic media attention due to its innovative and viral model. They were featured on the hit show Dragon's Den AND landed an investment from one of the dragons! They were also featured on NowThis, Rachael Ray Everyday, TimeOut and UrbanDaddy reaching over 1 million people organically. Join our Facebook group to attend our next episode LIVE: http://bit.ly/ummahpreneurgroup
01:41:11
May 05, 2020
#2 How To Get & Stay Motivated w/ Shaheen Auckbaraullee
#2 How To Get & Stay Motivated w/ Shaheen Auckbaraullee
Motivational Sucess Coach, join me in this episode with Shaheen Auckbaraullee as we dive into the secret behind leveraging motivation in everything you do!
01:10:17
April 28, 2020
#1 The Power Of Personal Branding & Building Communities w/ Abdul Shakur
#1 The Power Of Personal Branding & Building Communities w/ Abdul Shakur
London Property Developer & Personal Branding Trainer, in this episode I pull back the curtain on Abdul Shakur's expertise to bring you his best tips on personal brand, building communities and building a property business!
01:10:41
April 14, 2020