Fatiha Rouf is a Beauty Entrepreneur and the founder of FWBEAUTY. Mother of three , she started her career in the beauty industry as a blogger/YouTuber and quickly noticed the gap in the market for authentic, natural skincare that actually delivers results.
Known to her followers to inspire and motivate them in starting up businesses, going to university yet handling a busy home life.
Her vision is to help women like herself build a strong network by collaborating and showing support and bringing awareness over social media.
Altaf Alim is a Co-founder and Commercial Director of world leading Modest Fashion Brand ‘Aab’.
Under Altaf’s stewardship, Aab has evolved into an internationally recognised fashion label and is celebrated as the first Modest Fashion brand to launch a successful retail strategy as well as entering into the international mainstream via leading department stores worldwide.
Through his experience, he possesses a deep insight into the psyche of the Muslim Consumer/Muslim Lifestyle Industry.
He has played an instrumental role in championing the growth of the Modest Fashion industry and is a regular media commentator on the growth, complexities and challenges.
Wajeeha is a Relationship Coach - I started my training with the intention of a personal development journey, but ended up pursuing it on a professional level. Ambassador for Women of the future Finalist for Asian Women of Achievement Award 2016 Finalist for APCTC Therapist/Practitioner of the Year Award 2015/2016 – Exceptional Service Finalist for Bizmums Exceptional Service Award 2015 Here is what one of my recent clients said about working with me:
“Wajeeha is removing the veil of “Halal” dating and showing us what it really takes to get into a healthy, happy marriage. I worked with Wajeeha on the Maze programme for 12 months and it’s was the best investment I could have made in time and money. Wajeeha takes you deep, will make you laugh & cry (in a good way) and will help you see men, women and yourself in a whole new way. No one is doing what Wajeeha does, and I can safely say that every single woman who wants to find love should work with her, I did!”.
Senior Manager at Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC)
Wadha Al Ghafli is Seniort Manager at the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC). In this role, she oversees the development and execution of strategies and initiatives in line with the directives of the Government of Dubai.
Al Ghafli’s responsibilities include setting budgets and timelines, monitoring performance, and updating the board of directors on the progress achieved. To date, she has been instrumental in managing a host of key initiatives and events including DIEDC’s refreshed Islamic economy strategy for 2017-2021, the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2015 and 2016, and the World Islamic Economic Forum 2014.
Al Ghafli has almost 10 years of experience in determining business needs, identifying solutions and setting strategic priorities within the government sector in the UAE, where she continues to streamlining organisational performance, as well as strategy development and implementation. Prior to joining DIEDC, she served as Senior Strategic Analyst at Al Ain Municipality and as Director of the Performance Management Section at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development (now Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development).
Wadha Al Ghafli holds an MBA and a BSc in Information Systems from the UAE University in Al Ain, as well as an executive certificate from the Ashridge Leadership and Management Program: Middle East at the Hult International Business School in the UK. She is also a certified European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Assessor.
Shaykh Yayha Ibrahim
Shaykh Yahya started his knowledge journey with the memorisation of Qur’ān in his teens and then pursued his studies in exegesis, jurisprudence and hadith with scholars from the Hijaz, and in Egypt as well.
As a proud Canadian yet happy Aussie, he travels the world regularly from his base in Perth, enriching the lives of thousands with his wise and balanced commentary on matters that are most important to Muslims in our time. His initiatives in Australia include diversity training, cultural sensitivity programs, educational lectures and media presentations. His expertise is sought by schools, universities and a wide range of government & non-government organisations.
Although, Shaykh Yahya is known for his spiritually uplifting discussions and addressing topics of Qur’ānic exegesis, Sunnah and tradition and juristic limitations, he is passionate also presenting on social topics including domestic violence, misogyny, gender discrimination, child protection, respectful relationships, disability and mental health.
Reflecting his dedication to these goals, Imam Yahya was awarded the West Australian Multicultural Community Service Award for Individual Excellence in 2013. He was also the selected facilitator for the federal government’s Muslim Community Reference Group for the Conference of Australian Imams.
Siddika is Founder of The Halal Dining Club - a one stop solution for halal diners looking to discover, book, review and get loyalty rewards from restaurants. Recently featured in Forbes as one of the Top 5 Apps for Muslims, their app also went to the top of the Playstore and was a trending app.
Prior to launching Halal Dining Club, Siddika had a career in strategy consulting in the consumer space with clients like Unilever, Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Nestle and more. Her speciality was identifying emerging consumer trends and developing new products and services to capture the resulting growth opportunities.
She holds a First Class degree from Kings College London in Business Management and a Masters in Innovation from Singapore Management University where she made Dean’s List. She also qualified as a Mediator sitting at the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Bubblegumhijab is a content creator and the CEO of www.bubblegumhijab.com she is also a PR consultant for international brands supporting them to establish their brands in the UK. Working with celebrity brands like Neelofa, Aidijuma, MumuScarves and Anasism.
She has travelled around the world to do live hijab styling on stage such as Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, Tokyo Modest Fashion Week and major events around UK
“From a young age I've been an artistic and creative person and I've always been passionate about makeup and fashion, building up a strong interest in these industries. This led me to achieve a degree in fashion designing from London College of fashion. I joined the makeup industry 6 years ago, since then it has always been an ongoing learning experience. I am a certified NARS makeup artist. Furthermore, my makeup has been recognised globally, from bookings in Spain and Germany to masterclasses in Malaysia.”
Lifestyle vlogger. Aisha is a growing influencer on both YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram sharing her world with followers on everything from motherhood, makeup skills, cooking, family life and fashion. The mother of five is full of energy and enthusiasm, an active supporter of small British businesses, she loves to try new products and share her results with honest feedback to her audience.
After discovering a near-mythical Latin American variant to the honey we all know of, Babar Ahmed launched the Latin Honey Shop to bring to the market a unique, exciting and authentic brand, sourced directly from countries such as Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay. Come and discover, things a taste and benefits you never imagined and the sweet new way to make a real difference to your life.
Shaykh Hasan Ali
Shaykh Hasan Ali graduated in 1997 as a scholar/Alim in Islamic education, in addition to gaining a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology at the Institute of Education (University of London) in 2006. He became the Imam of London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS) mosque on Wightman Road, North London (www.lics.info), where he founded Safar Academy, enrolling with only a handful of students. He moved on from his post of Imam and went on to work at the prestigious Yusuf Islam’s Brondesbury College for Boys as the Head of Islamic Studies and Imam. After a number of flourishing years there, he joined Ebrahim College where he taught a number of studies including usul-ul-fiqh, tafseer of the Qur\’an and A-level Philosophy of Religion.
Due to the massive growth of Safar Academy, he left the College and began to work full time to develop the Academy further and through the grace of Allah (swt), it has gone from strength to strength and expanded manifold.
Shaykh Hasan Ali is a well-known and reputable figure in North London, where he carries out a lot of voluntary work within the local community, such as local mosques and community centres, secondary schools, interfaith programmes and various community events. He has also been a pillar of support and advice to the local community, providing services and delivering jummah\’s (friday sermons) and inspirational lectures at various mosques across North London, in particular London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS), Edmonton Islamic Centre (EIC) and the Muslim Community and Education Centre (MCEC).
”My name is Zahra Pedersen and I am a CYQ certified level 3 personal trainer, nutritionist and kettle bell instructor.
Originally a journalism graduate, my interest towards fitness and health did not begin until a couple of years ago when I began my own health journey. Having been a cancer survivor and diagnosed with anxiety and depression in the past, I understand the necessity of good health and appreciate that it doesn't come without work.
As my interest in fitness grew steadily to become a passion, I soon came to recognise that there was a huge gap in the fitness industry - one that does not cater well to modest women. This is why I set up The Healthy Hijab in 2014.”
Nilufa Dahlia is a Muslim Lifestyle and Parenting Vlogger who started her channel, NillyDahlia when she was five months pregnant with her second child and it made her recollect how much she had to research into pregnancy and motherhood in Islam when she was pregnant with her firstborn. The information just wasn’t readily available. She didn’t want other new Muslim mums to feel the same anxieties as she did so she picked up her camera and tripod and sat down to share her experiences of motherhood from an Islamic angle.
Within a few short months of starting her channel, she was headhunted by Channel Mum to become their first Muslim Sponsored Vlogger. She has since had a campaign, ‘Hijab Challenge’ go viral, where it was featured in NY Times, TRT World and Nilufa even made an appearance on Good Morning Britain to discuss her challenge.