Profile: Sameer Alam

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.

Comments

BT?

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
BT?

yeah, you know, the phone company.

What phone landline company thing are you with?

 

I know, I thought so, just wondering because why would they need to form a group as "the voice of Muslims in BT" :/

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
I know, I thought so, just wondering because why would they need to form a group as "the voice of Muslims in BT" :/

Fifi, I have no idea what this blog means at all. (should read it, really)

I just wrote whatever BT meant to me in the previous post.

 

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
I know, I thought so, just wondering because why would they need to form a group as "the voice of Muslims in BT" :/

Maybe as support to staff on issues that are focussed on being Muslim - eid holidays, prayer areas etc.

It is about enabling people and maybe prodding the management on issues that they had never considered before.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

You wrote:
ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
I know, I thought so, just wondering because why would they need to form a group as "the voice of Muslims in BT" :/

Maybe as support to staff on issues that are focussed on being Muslim - eid holidays, prayer areas etc.

It is about enabling people and maybe prodding the management on issues that they had never considered before.


I see!

Sully, do you read anything?! lol

Lol ocean Smile

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:

Sully, do you read anything?! lol

I am offended. Of course I read some things, now and then!

Do you read everything?

 

I am offended. Of course I read some things, now and then!

lol

Do you read everything?

i read what i comment on SmileBlum 3

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

Despite being insulted on, I will compliment your signature. Did you make it up?

 

YES I DID, thank you! Biggrin

and im sorry nodddy! <3

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

ThE pOwEr Of SiLeNcE wrote:
YES I DID, thank you! Biggrin

and im sorry nodddy! <3

lol, there there. Smile

 

Lol

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi