Halalop Contributing Authors
We are immensely grateful to Halalop contributing authors for sharing their in-depth knowledge and experiences in their respective fields.
In alphabetical order:
Aliya Patel is a Millennial coach and Empowerment life coach (ICF) & Mentor at Time for Change, based in Mumbai. She is skilled in the Western and Islamic methods of personal counseling and is currently pursuing her Certification in Islamic psychology and Associate Certified Coach (ICF). She also works with NGOs to mentor and coach underprivileged youths in India and during the COVID-19 pandemic, she contributed to 60+ personal pro bono coaching sessions across India & globally.
Dalya Ayoub is a Life Matters Academy director, community leader and educator. Life Matters Academy teaches personal development from an Islamic perspective and serves to inspire growth and change in the lives of its participants. She is a guest author on Halalop.
Deen Ali, who writes on his blog, Deenblog. Deenblog talks about life, spiritual fulfillment, personal mastery and holding on to one’s Islamic roots, with the goal to connect Muslim Ummah and get them talking about Islam, entrepreneurship and self-improvement.
Interview with Halalop:
Eman Ismail is an email conversion strategist & copywriter, and the founder of InkHouse.
When she’s not writing money-making, relationship-building emails for business owners and ecommerce brands, you’ll find her bouncing around at soft play (likely injured) with her not-so-baby boy.
Interview with Halalop:
Fauzi Che Rus, CEO of Ramli Capital Holdings Sdn Bhd. Fauzi has a successful background assisting CEOs in business turnaround as well as elevating organizational performance. He is a guest author on Halalop.
Haleemah Bint Ahmad (Haleema Aderayo Mustapha) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She is an entrepreneur in interior design www.floraltoneinteriors.com, a wife and mother, and loves to write.
Haroon Choudery is the Executive Director at A.I. For Anyone & Data Scientist at Komodo Health, a healthcare IT startup. A.I. For Anyone js a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of AI to underserved students and service workers.
Khairul Anwar is a coach on leadership and innovation, he has consulted leaders, founders and companies looking to use innovation as a catalyst for their growth. He writes about innovation and leadership on his blog, innov8n.coach
Maarten van Elst is the founder of MuslimFit. He is a vitality coach that helps professionals build their physical, mental, social and spiritual health so they gain autonomy in their lives to strive for their goals. Maarten discovered Islam through his search for self-improvement, he was inspired by Islam’s teachings, that amongst other, promotes spiritual, social, physical and mental health.
The researches for all these facts, checking them for the correctness and putting it all together has been solely done by Melisa Dirilish. Melisa has translated into English the popular Turkish TV series, Diriliş: Ertuğrul (Resurrection: Ertuğrul) from Seasons 3 -5. She often writes about the historical Ottoman Caliphate, and on historical facts behind hit TV dramas, Diriliş: Ertuğrul and Kuruluş Osman, on her Facebook page. For more, follow her Facebook page/
Mirza Yawar Baig is a Leadership Development expert. He is the founder & president of Yawar Baig & Associates. His leadership and success advice can be seen on his YouTube Channel, Yawar Baig & Associates.
Muhi Khwaja is c0-founder and Director of Development & Philanthropy of the American Muslim Fund. Founded in 2016, the American Muslim Fund is a grassroots, national community foundation in the United States focused on creating Donor Advised Funds, Giving Circles, distributing grants, and building endowments for the Muslim community. American Muslim Fund is the 2019 recipient of Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter for National Philanthropy Day. He is a guest author on Halalop.
Ruh Al-Alam is an award-winning designer and co-founder of Archetype, a London-based specialist design agency with clients such as BBC, Netflix and Google. With a focus on localisation, adaption, original branding and digital development in multiple languages across the world (including Arabic of course).
Rushdi Siddiqui the Co-Founder and CEO at Vaistra, a NY Based, Global Discovery & Transaction Platform for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-Linked Startups and Social Enterprises. He is a guest author on Halalop.
Dr. Sayd Farook is a Strategy and Foresight Advisor at the Executive Office of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dr. Sayd is also an early-stage investor in more than a dozen mission-oriented startups through Falcon Network, an angel investment network he co-founded. He is a guest author on Halalop.
Syireen Rose is an entrepreneur, wordsmith and BNI Executive Director. She is the founder of PeachesAndPen.com where she provides strategic communication consultancy and editing service to business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders. She is a guest author on Halalop.
Tariq Al Sada is a strategic communication and marketing professional, writer, speaker, entrepreneur & tech innovator with an extensive professional and media network in the Arab region and across the globe. He also writes on his blog in Arabic at Waraqati.
Umar Munshi is the Co-founder of Ethis Global, an emerging group of ethical crowdfunding and fintech companies licensed in various jurisdictions. Starting in Singapore in 2014, Ethis.co is now present in Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai where it serves small and large investors to match them to projects with healthy profits. Umar is a guest author on Halalop.
Yasmine Najja Brouwer is the Founder of SAUWT (sauwt.com), a Diversity Marketing Agency in the Netherlands which aims to help brands build an authentic relationship with the halal consumers by crafting messages that will appeal to Muslims across the globe. Yasmine is a guest author on Halalop.