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Stories of Ordinary Muslims Doing Extraordinary Things

Muslims On Fir‪e‬ Maruf Yusupov

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Stories of Ordinary Muslims Doing Extraordinary Things

    Islamic Golden Age 2.0 with Faisal Amjad of KN-OW

    Islamic Golden Age 2.0 with Faisal Amjad of KN-OW

    In this episode, we discussed how to move towards Islamic Golden Age 2.0 with Faisal Amjad.

    Faisal is the founder of project KN-OW - an EdTech social education platform for people who love to learn.

    I hope you will enjoy this discussion as much as I did.

    Listen to the full episode to discover how to spark critical thinking among Ummah, inshaAllah. 


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    • 20 min
    Money In Your Hand Not In Your Heart By Ibrahim Khan Of Islamic Finance Guru

    Money In Your Hand Not In Your Heart By Ibrahim Khan Of Islamic Finance Guru

    In this episode, we discussed money and its role in Islam for a Muslim. Ibrahim is a co-founder of Islamic Finance Gure and they help Muslims become wealthy and a healthy relationship with the money. 

    Is it wrong to be rich in Islam? Listen to the full episode to find out the answer. 






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    • 39 min
    Ayat Shukairy On Helping Companies Grow

    Ayat Shukairy On Helping Companies Grow

    Ayat is a co-founder and managing partner of Invesp - an online marketing and conversion optimization company. She and her team help companies grow their revenue by testing different elements on the websites like buttons, headlines, etc.

    In this episode, we discussed her story from a teacher to a co-founder of a tech company. 



    Ayat Shukairy Is A Best-Selling Author, Successful Entrepreneur, Authority on Marketing Optimization with over 14 years of entrepreneurial and marketing experience. Ayat took her consulting business, Invesp, from a one-man shop to a global consulting brand that helps companies increase online sales. Her clients include eBay, 3M, the Special Olympics, DISH Network, Discovery and many more.

    In 2016, Ayat cofounded FigPii, an all-in-one growth hacking platform. Her new startup leveraged the success of Invesp as well as the growth hacking methods he had deployed across some of the leading brands to solve marketers’ most pressing problems.



    Ayat’s book, Conversion Optimization, combines ground-breaking marketing research with powerful story-telling and case studies to demonstrate how to leverage these principles to create killer websites. Ayat provides one of the most comprehensive lists of strategies and actionable

    insights for helping websites capture more of their visitors into lifetime customers. She provides insights grounded in comprehensive research, the best contemporary psychology and behavioral science which any company can start implementing immediately.

    Ayat is a recognized expert on marketing strategy and an in-demand speaker who has presented at marketing conferences, business groups and academic forums throughout the world including Inbound, SMX, SES, Content Marketing World, BOFs, and many others. She has inspired audiences to rethink their approach to marketing, and her work has helped hundreds of businesses to increase sales and growth.


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    • 49 min
    Bobir Akilkhanov & $1 billion dollar mistake

    Bobir Akilkhanov & $1 billion dollar mistake

    Bobir is a Serial Tech Entrepreneur with 20 years of experience founding and scaling multiple 8 figure companies from scratch.

    Currently operating an IT consultancy agency (Jafton.com) and a remote work solutions product (Missed.com). Former government official under the administration of the president of Uzbekistan.

    In this episode, we discussed his life story and his $1 billion dollar mistake.

    I hope you will enjoy this episode as much as I did.




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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Dr. Musharraf Hussain on translation of the Majestic Quran

    Dr. Musharraf Hussain on translation of the Majestic Quran

    Dr. Musharraf Hussain is a Sunni Scholar and the chief Executive of Karimia Institute Nottingham. He came to Britain from Pakistan in 1966 with his parents to the town of Halifax, where he memorized the Quran, learned Tajweed and basic Quranic Arabic.

    After completing a degree in Biochemistry at Aston University, he went on to gain a Science doctorate. He worked as a Scientist till 1990 and then decided to dedicate himself to serving the Muslim community. He studied the Islamic sciences at a seminary in Pakistan under the guidance of Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah and then at Al-Azhar University, Cairo.

    He was awarded an OBE in 2008 for his services to community relations in Britain. Formerly he was the director of the PGCE teacher training course and vice-chair of the Association of Muslim Schools (2000-2003) as well as the chairman of the Christian Muslim forum (2008-2010).


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    • 59 min
    Mustafa Khattab On Clear Quran

    Mustafa Khattab On Clear Quran

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Sh. Mustapha Khattab. We talked about his life story as well as what inspired him to write the new English translation of the Quran: Clear Quran. 


    Dr. Mustafa Khattab is a Canadian-Egyptian authority on interpreting the Quran. He was a member of the first ‎team that translated the Ramadan night prayers (Tarawîḥ) live from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the ‎Prophet’s Mosque in Medina (2002-2005). Dr. Khattab memorized the entire Quran at a young age and later ‎obtained a professional ijâzah in the Ḥafṣ style of recitation with a chain of narrators going all the way to Prophet ‎Muḥammad ‎ﷺ‎.

    He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Islamic Studies in English with Honors from Al-Azhar ‎University’s Faculty of Languages & Translation. He lectured on Islam at Clemson University (OLLI Program, 2009-‎‎2010), held the position of Lecturer at Al-Azhar University for over a decade starting in 2003, and served as the ‎Muslim Chaplain at Brock University (2014-2016).

    He is a member of the Canadian Council ‎of Imams, a Fulbright ‎Interfaith Scholar, and an iERA-Canada Outreach Specialist. He has served as an Imam in the U.S.A. and Canada ‎since 2007 and is the translator of The Clear Quran (2015), the author of The Nation of Islam (2011) and Outfoxing ‎Fox News (2017), and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History (2010). His forthcoming works ‎include Qamus-ul-Quran (The Clear Quran Dictionary), The Clear Quran for Kids, and Shukran (children’s ‎story). He's currently the senior Imam of the Anatolia Islamic Centre, Mississauga, Canada.‎



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    • 41 min

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