President of the BT Muslim Group.
Where were you born, where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I was born in Kenya and spent most of my life in Uganda. My family still live in Uganda. However I came to England for my A-Levels and University studies. Alhamdulilah after graduating I was employed by BT and have lived in London since.
As the President of the BT Muslim Group, what does your job entail
The BT Muslim Group's aim is to have a voice for Muslims in BT and help them in the growth at work.
Who are you most inspired by?
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). He is unarguably the most influential man this world has ever seen and had a deep impact on everyone he met. He was the best of creation and was able to raise a generation of people the likes of which this world has not seen again. It would be amazing to spend any amount of time with him and observe his manners, his character and his
method of dealing with people and situations as well as to take some sincere advice and learn directly from him.
How do you think Muslims should develop professionally?
Through both commitment and Education! With extra emphasis on Education and the gaining of knowledge which is probably the first step. This needs to begin with the youth though and needs to be highlighted, since without Education, Muslims will continue to struggle to develop. The Majority of other communities have gone out and educated themselves and are focused on
using professionalism to make greater strides in the workplace. We also need to understand our religion better as this places a great emphasis on doing things with Excellence. We need to understand that the striving of knowledge and working are acts of worship for us if done with the right intentions InshAllah.
This realisation and understanding of this will lead to greater commitment and excellence in everything we do. Mentoring is also essential, in order to remain humble, seek knowledge and advice from those that have more experience InshAllah. I pray that we make sincere Dua and achieve great successes in the future InshAllah.
What continues to drive you to furthering your success?
The desire to want to have a positive impact on Society. I love to learn and to use what I have learned to better myself and InshAllah have a positive impact on those I interact with. As Muslims we should aim to be the best at whatever we do, InshAllah helping us to have a greater impact in this world. May Allah (SWT) grant us success in this life and the next, Ameen.
What are your Islamic goals for the future?
I aim to continue studying Islam and trying to better myself as a person as well as do whatever I can to improve the state of whichever Society I am living in InshAllah. My ultimate goal is to complete the tafsir of the whole Quran with a teacher InshAllah , this I am certain will have a profound impact on my own development as well as those around me. I have found that in order to develop the community, commitment is essential, it is sadly scarcely found however, I embrace the challenge. Therefore, InshAllah I intend to play a crucial part in helping others to recognize their potential. Particularly amongst the youth, who will constitute the future generation.