I write, speak and consult on Islam to remove misconceptions, build bridges and break down barriers to peaceful coexistence. As a consultant I am here to assist you in your journey towards Islam and to provide you with guidance, signposting and support for personal development.
I have lectured on Islam and Muslim affairs extensively in the UK and abroad and have long held a personal and active interest in faith and inter-faith issues. I bring to the table many years of experience of interfaith work at grass roots level combined with research and study of religious traditions. My research interests include Quranic studies, Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Interfaith Studies, and World Religions.
EDUCATION On the education front, I have an MBA from Birmingham City University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. On account of my professional achievements I have been awarded the CIM Chartered Marketer status.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE I have more than twenty years experience of working with community organisations and also an interest and specialism in working with black and minority ethnic communities in the United Kingdom, including Muslim communities and organisations. I have direct experience of establishing, maintaining and developing community partnerships on behalf of public organisations and a track record of successful delivery of communication and engagement campaigns. Prior to independent consulting, I worked in various social marketing roles in the UK and managed diversity and social cohesion programmes at Focus Consultancy, working for Professor Chris Mullard, Britain’s leading authority on Race Relations.
PAST ASSIGNMENTS My past assignments have been with the likes of UK Department for Education & Skills, The Change Institute, UK, Essex County Council, UK Learning & Skills Council, The Home Office, UK, Arts Council of England, British Army, UK Department of Health, UK National Blood Service, International Association For Religious Freedom, UK, The Environment Council, UK, People for Action, UK, and The Housing Corporation, and Citizen Watch Company, Japan. I have also been appointed as the Country Chair (Pakistan) for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the Global Islamic Marketing Conference organised by the International Islamic Marketing Association.