27 episodes

Every Tuesday, Abby El-Asmar interviews Muslim Entrepreneurs at the top of their game LIVE 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.

Every single episode ends with a LIVE audience Q&A where you get to ask questions to our guests as we film the episode and get the answers to your most burning questions!

Join the Facebook group to watch live: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur

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Every Tuesday, Abby El-Asmar interviews Muslim Entrepreneurs at the top of their game LIVE 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.

Every single episode ends with a LIVE audience Q&A where you get to ask questions to our guests as we film the episode and get the answers to your most burning questions!

Join the Facebook group to watch live: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ummahpreneur

    #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

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #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/

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    • 51 min
    #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/

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #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

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    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?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #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

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #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/

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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