The Ultimate Jihad: The Battle of Tabuk

Many battles have been fought in the name of Islam. The battle of Tabuk, also known as the expedition of Usra, in October of 630 CE was to be the last battle headed by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Approximately 30,000 Muslim men participated in the march to the north of Tabuk then; presently located in northwest of Saudi Arabia.

External Provocations

The Byzantine empire, one of the powerful states then, with the push of Christian Arabs, prepared a large army with the objective to put an end to Islam by attacking Medina.

Strong Leadership Rallying Actions

During that period, with widespread famine that caused scarcities of resources from food to war preparations, encompassing purchase of weapons, in addition to the large number of the enemy’s army, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did warn the Muslim soldiers of all the risks involved. Messengers were sent to Muslim tribes for a call to action.

Following that, rich Muslims were asked to contribute to the collective effort which garnered encouraging responses. Albeit money was channelled to the war preparations, each Muslim contributed in whatever way he or she could afford, ranging from dates to camels. Women did their part, too. They gave up their jewellery for the war effort which helped in paying for the required resources, such as equipment for the expedition.

Sifting Munafiqs from the Ummah

An opportunity to unite Muslims also surfaced the opportunity to identify hypocrites lurking in the community. This particular group gave many excuses, including casting doubts on Muslims to triumph over the Byzantine army, so that they could extract themselves from being part of the battle. Among a few Quranic verses which addressed this specific issue: 

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ ٱئْذَن لِّى وَلَا تَفْتِنِّىٓ ۚ أَلَا فِى ٱلْفِتْنَةِ سَقَطُوا۟ ۗ وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمُحِيطَةٌۢ بِٱلْكَـٰفِرِينَ

And among them there is one who says, “Allow me (to stay behind) and do not expose me to an ordeal.” Look! They have already fallen into an ordeal, and certainly Jahannam (the Hell) has the disbelievers encircled.

[Surah At-Tawbah 9:49]

March to Tabuk

With many impossibilities and hurdles conquered, under the leadership of the Prophet, 30,000 Muslim soldiers set off from Medina in the month of Rajab. The scorching heat of the sun did not deter these men from carrying out jihad in the name of Allah.

Many Challenges Experienced

During one of the many stops, the Muslim army was desperate for water. They even had to slaughter a camel to drink water. Again, the Munafiqs seized the opportunity to slander the Prophet ﷺ for not asking Allah for rain. Miraculously, with Allah’s blessings, the Prophet’s ﷺ prayer was answered, thus allowing the Muslim soldiers to fill their drinking containers.

Bloodless Battle Won

Upon arrival in Tabuk, the Byzantine army was nowhere to be found. The enemy had withdrawn at the last minute. 

In Tabuk, the Prophet delivered a sermon; part of it emphasised piety to Allah in believers’ hearts whereby the highest wisdom is derived from the fear of one and only true God. And, doubt is a sign of infidelity of faith.

While in Tabuk, the Prophet was informed about a plague in Damascus, Syria. Narrated by Saud:

يُحَدِّثُ سَعْدًا عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِذَا سَمِعْتُمْ بِالطَّاعُونِ بِأَرْضٍ فَلاَ تَدْخُلُوهَا، وَإِذَا وَقَعَ بِأَرْضٍ وَأَنْتُمْ بِهَا فَلاَ تَخْرُجُوا مِنْهَا ‏”

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 5728]


During his stay in Tabuk lasting 20 days, smaller battles were won in the form of treaties. For instance with smaller pockets of the Jewish communities through jizyah — taxation in exchange for security, which upheld harmony despite religious differences.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Paws for Thought: Love for Felines in Islam

Most of us would have had a pet cat when we were younger. Or, at the very least, we continually come across strays in our neighbourhoods which we have been feeding for weeks, months or even years. It seems that we just cannot resist these mischievous four-legged snuggly fur balls which have aloof imprinted in their DNA, but catching us by surprise – melting our collective hearts with sudden head rubs when we least expect it.

We rely more on our pet cats than we care to acknowledge or even realise! Throughout this pandemic, more people have been exploring opportunities to adopt with a 250% increase in global searches by would-be pet owners. The following occurred during April and May 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. In addition, cats are more popular than dogs in 91 countries which means you are not alone in being part of a worldwide ailurophile club.

Many believe that having pets, especially, during these challenging times help with their mental well-being. Moreover, we have a lifelong friend to boot, as long as the kibbles keep coming!

Cracking the Cat Code With Faith

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:

حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ عُذِّبَتِ امْرَأَةٌ فِي هِرَّةٍ حَبَسَتْهَا، حَتَّى مَاتَتْ جُوعًا، فَدَخَلَتْ فِيهَا النَّارَ ـ قَالَ فَقَالَ وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ ـ لاَ أَنْتِ أَطْعَمْتِهَا وَلاَ سَقَيْتِهَا حِينَ حَبَسْتِيهَا، وَلاَ أَنْتِ أَرْسَلْتِيهَا فَأَكَلَتْ مِنْ خَشَاشِ الأَرْضِ ‏”‏‏.‏

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “A woman was tortured and was put in Hell because of a cat which she had kept locked till it died of hunger.” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) further said, (Allah knows better) Allah said (to the woman), ‘You neither fed it nor watered when you locked it up, nor did you set it free to eat the vermin of the earth.’ “

[Sahih al-Bukhari 2365]

As evident from the above hadith, it is deemed a serious sin to mistreat cats in Islam. Even Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was clear pertaining to the treatment of cats. They are not to be neglected, thus causing hunger. It is sunnah to feed them even if they are strays.

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ صَالِحِ بْنِ دِينَارٍ التَّمَّارِ، عَنْ أُمِّهِ، أَنَّ مَوْلاَتَهَا، أَرْسَلَتْهَا بِهَرِيسَةٍ إِلَى عَائِشَةَ رضى الله عنها فَوَجَدْتُهَا تُصَلِّي فَأَشَارَتْ إِلَىَّ أَنْ ضَعِيهَا فَجَاءَتْ هِرَّةٌ فَأَكَلَتْ مِنْهَا فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَتْ أَكَلَتْ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَكَلَتِ الْهِرَّةُ فَقَالَتْ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّهَا لَيْسَتْ بِنَجَسٍ إِنَّمَا هِيَ مِنَ الطَّوَّافِينَ عَلَيْكُمْ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ وَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَتَوَضَّأُ بِفَضْلِهَا ‏.‏

Dawud ibn Salih ibn Dinar at-Tammar quoted his mother as saying that her mistress sent her with some pudding (harisah) to Aisha who was offering prayer. She made a sign to me to place it down. A cat came and ate some of it, but when Aisha finished her prayer, she ate from the place where the cat had eaten. She stated: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: It is not unclean: it is one of those who go round among you. She added: I saw the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) performing ablution from the water left over by the cat.

[Sunan Abi Dawud 76]

Clearly, cats are favoured for their cleanliness. This is partly why cats are permissible to enter homes and even mosques.

In human cultures across the globe, superstitions abound and could prove detrimental to weakening of faith when left unchecked. One being the misfortune associated with black cats that cross our paths unexpectedly, for instance. However, there is no Quranic verse or hadith to support such views. Instead, we as Muslims should put our faith in Allah and only fear Allah.

In a nutshell, all positive and negative things that happen remain in the purview of Allah; and Allah alone, decides our trajectories in life, certainly not black cats!

Purr-fect Tips for A Healthy Cat Companion

Whether you are a first time pet owner, or have been one for years it does not hurt to revisit a couple of fundamentals when it comes to ensuring that your cat is happy and healthy.

Supply of fresh, clean water is a must. Just like us, cats need to hydrate in order to maintain good health. Sufficient supply aids digestion, specifically, in the transport and absorption of nutrients and helps to maintain body temperature. One myth that we have come to accept as universal truth is that cats prefer to lap up milk in their saucers. Like many of us, cats could also be lactose intolerant. Therefore, milk is not necessarily the best choice for hydration when, in fact, it could cause issues, such as diarrhoea which only worsens dehydration.

No doubt, the pandemic has been a challenging period for many of us. Again, just like us, our pets are not averse to becoming depressed after being cooped up in a small indoor space for a long time. Windows are ideal for cats to observe the outdoors which provides an avenue to kill boredom and passing the time. If possible, add a bird feeder that would provide more opportunities for a varied occurrences to be observed.

Ultimately, no matter what animal we come across or choose to have as our pets, we need to treat it right.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّ لَنَا فِي الْبَهَائِمِ لأَجْرًا فَقَالَ‏: فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ رَطْبَةٍ أَجْرٌ ‏ 

The people said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?” He replied: “Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate (living being).”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 2466]

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Unmasking the Prophet of Islam

لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِى رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلْـَٔاخِرَ وَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

“Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth Allah much.”

[Surah Al-Ahzab, 33:21]

As human beings, we cannot help but wonder, and may at times seek to find, visual depictions of the last messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. After all, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, also known as Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, continued to play a pivotal role in the spread of Islam and was a historical figure who lived till 632 CE. 

The Quran does not explicitly spell out the banning of such depictions; however, there are serious considerations to be taken into account such as the prevention of potential idolatry based on the long line of prophets who are infallible human beings, not perfect beings themselves.

Although we can find depictions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, for instance dating back to the 1300s, these images need to be contextualised to avoid any misunderstandings from arising. It encapsulates visual representations, not literal depictions, restricted to elites of that particular time period in private and exclusive settings — images in connection to specific Islamic occurrences, such as Isra and Mi’raj (the Night Journey and ascension to Heaven).

Bright Like The Moon: His Reflection In Us

What was Prophet Muhammad ﷺ really like?

Certain physical descriptions could be gleaned, such as his skin tone and physical beauty. As narrated by Anas bin Malik:

بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ جُلُوسٌ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي الْمَسْجِدِ، دَخَلَ رَجُلٌ عَلَى جَمَلٍ فَأَنَاخَهُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ، ثُمَّ عَقَلَهُ، ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُمْ أَيُّكُمْ مُحَمَّدٌ وَالنَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مُتَّكِئٌ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانَيْهِمْ‏.‏ فَقُلْنَا هَذَا الرَّجُلُ الأَبْيَضُ الْمُتَّكِئُ‏.‏

While we were sitting with the Prophet ﷺ in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: “Who amongst you is Muhammad?” At that time the Prophet ﷺ was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm. We replied, “This white man reclining on his arm.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 63]

According to Isma`il bin Abi Khalid:


حَدَّثَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ فُضَيْلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ أَبِي خَالِدٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا جُحَيْفَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ رَأَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ ـ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلاَمُ ـ يُشْبِهُهُ قُلْتُ لأَبِي جُحَيْفَةَ صِفْهُ لِي‏.‏ قَالَ كَانَ أَبْيَضَ قَدْ شَمِطَ‏.‏ وَأَمَرَ لَنَا النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ قَلُوصًا قَالَ فَقُبِضَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَبْلَ أَنْ نَقْبِضَهَا‏.‏

I heard Abii Juhaifa saying, “I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan bin `Ali resembled him.” I said to Abu- Juhaifa, “Describe him for me.” He said, “He was white and his beard was black with some white hair. He promised to give us 13 young she-camels, but he expired before we could get them.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 3544]

Narrated Anas:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكُ بْنُ أَنَسٍ، عَنْ رَبِيعَةَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَهُ يَقُولُ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَيْسَ بِالطَّوِيلِ الْبَائِنِ وَلاَ بِالْقَصِيرِ، وَلاَ بِالأَبْيَضِ الأَمْهَقِ، وَلَيْسَ بِالآدَمِ وَلَيْسَ بِالْجَعْدِ الْقَطَطِ وَلاَ بِالسَّبْطِ، بَعَثَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَى رَأْسِ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً، فَأَقَامَ بِمَكَّةَ عَشْرَ سِنِينَ، وَبِالْمَدِينَةِ عَشْرَ سِنِينَ، فَتَوَفَّاهُ اللَّهُ، وَلَيْسَ فِي رَأْسِهِ وَلِحْيَتِهِ عِشْرُونَ شَعْرَةً بَيْضَاءَ‏.‏

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) was neither very tall nor short, neither absolutely white nor deep brown. His hair was neither curly nor lank. Allah sent him (as an Apostle) when he was forty years old. Afterwards he resided in Mecca for ten years and in Medina for ten more years. When Allah took him unto Him, there was scarcely twenty white hairs in his head and beard.

[Sahih al-Bukhari 3548]

Jabir ibn Samura said:

حَدَّثَنَا هَنَّادُ بْنُ السَّرِيِّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْثَرُ بْنُ الْقَاسِمِ، عَنْ أَشْعَثَ يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَوَّارٍ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ، قَالَ‏:‏ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، فِي لَيْلَةٍ إِضْحِيَانٍ، وَعَلَيْهِ حُلَّةٌ حَمْرَاءُ، فَجَعَلْتُ أَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِ وَإِلَى الْقَمَرِ، فَلَهُوَ عِنْدِي أَحْسَنُ مِنَ الْقَمَرِ‏.‏

“I saw Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) on a cloudless night, and he was wearing a red suit of clothes, so I started looking at him as well as at the moon, for he is indeed more beautiful, in my opinion, than the moon!”

[Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 10]

Inner Beauty in Praise of Allah

Though we can find some descriptions scattered all over hadiths, what has truly compelled millions of Muslims to emulate him and non-Muslims alike, including his foes during the struggle for the spread of Islam to respect him at the very least, for generations? It has always been his grace and excellence of character. Superficiality is not what is at the core of Islam.

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

And lo! thou art of a tremendous nature.

[Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]

As evident from the above-mentioned verse from the Quran, the Prophet had a beautiful soul that was complimented. In addition to that, it was tied to actions, for example choice of clothing, as a display of our gratitude towards Allah. As narrated by Qays ibn Bishr at-Taghlibi:

فَقَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏: إِنَّكُمْ قَادِمُونَ عَلَى إِخْوَانِكُمْ فَأَصْلِحُوا رِحَالَكُمْ وَأَصْلِحُوا لِبَاسَكُمْ حَتَّى تَكُونُوا كَأَنَّكُمْ شَامَةٌ فِي النَّاسِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْفُحْشَ وَلاَ التَّفَحُّشَ ‏

He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ say: You are coming to your brethren; so tidy your mounts and tidy your dress, until you are like a mole among the people. Allah does not like obscene words or deeds, or do intentional committing of obscenity.

[Sunan Abi Dawud 4089]

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدَانُ، عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ مَسْرُوقٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمْ يَكُنِ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَاحِشًا وَلاَ مُتَفَحِّشًا وَكَانَ يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ مِنْ خِيَارِكُمْ أَحْسَنَكُمْ أَخْلاَقًا ‏”‏‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) never used bad language neither a “Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (See Hadith No. 56 (B) Vol. 8)

[Sahih al-Bukhari 3559]

The message is clear. Physical beauty though admirable and pleasing to the eyes is not prioritised over spiritual piety and excellence of character that buttress one’s faith and devotion which belong to the one and only Allah.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Islam Paving the Path to Technological Heights

Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Robert Hooke. These are some famous names in the science and technological fields that we are familiar with. Their names, which have transcended time, together with their brilliance, innovations and inventions, have propelled mankind to greater heights in terms of human progress.

Can you name a Muslim scientist in any field? Perhaps, one from the dawn of the 20th century? If it is too challenging, how about one figure in the last five years?

If you are finding it hard to do just that, you are not alone. Under the umbrella of the global ummah, we have many fiercely accomplished individuals who excelled and continue to contribute in significant measure in their chosen scientific fields. It is not about Muslims bucking conventions. Being a Muslim does not preclude the pursuit of technological and scientific progress for the betterment of mankind. Being a Muslim is more than just aspiring to be a qari or a religious teacher in madrasahs as a sign of educational achievement and being of service to the next generation and the world as a whole.

Unlock Our Hearts and Minds

إِنَّ فِى خَلْقِ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱخْتِلَـٰفِ ٱلَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍ لِّأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَلْبَـٰبِ

“Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the difference of night and day are tokens (of His Sovereignty) for men of understanding”

[Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:190]

The above-mentioned Quranic verse is often quoted by naysayers as a vividly weak and sobering illustration of Islam when it comes to knowledge accumulation in the sciences. However, in essence, we are urged to study and reflect upon the wonders and complexities of nature. Instead, we have to be proactive in our pursuit of knowledge. 

Figures such as Ibn Khaldun (1332 – 1406), Jabir Ibn Haiyan (721 – 815), Thabit ibn Qurra (836 – 901) and Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (780 – 850) and their long-lasting contributions in various fields would prove such naysayers wrong.

Al-Battani (858 – 929), for instance, was an Arab mathematician and astronomer. He left the world such a great legacy with his groundbreaking work that created seismic shifts beyond the Islamic sphere of knowledge. For instance, his prominent written work, a collection of astronomical tables, was translated into Latin in about 1116 and into Spanish in the 13th century. He improved existing values for the length of the year and of the seasons based on his refinements on Ptolemy’s astronomical calculations by replacing geometrical methods with trigonometry.

(Re)Learning Through (Forgotten) History

From the toothbrush, the first university to the basis of our modern conception and understanding of the bicycle to musical scales, all can be traced back to under the rubric of Muslim inventions.

These ideations and innovations have stood the test of time by providing a strong foundation for further improvements and experienced various contemporary iterations. Therefore, moulding the world of today.

Before the Wright brothers, there was Leonardo da Vinci. And preceding da Vinci, was a Muslim inventor, Abbas ibn Firnas in the 9th century. He designed a winged apparatus which flew for a few moments. His designs provided inspiration for da Vinci a few hundred years later. An interesting (and bone chilling) fact: Firnas partially broke his back during his flying attempt! Ouch!

New Lasting Legacy

The tradition of constant innovation and discovery is alive and flourishing through the works of contemporary Muslim scientific figures and innovators. We are fortunate to be vaccinated against Covid-19. The fight against coronavirus disease is made possible with advances charted in the scientific and medicinal fields. Dr Uğur Şahin, born in Turkey and grew up in Germany, is an immunologist and CEO of BioNTech. It is the company, founded in 2008, which developed one of the major vaccines against Covid-19. BioNTech redirected the use of mRNA-based drugs and developed the BNT162b2 vaccine that reported a 95 per cent efficacy rate. It became the first mRNA drug approved for human use though initially it was identified for use as individualised cancer immunotherapies.

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, Tri Mumpuni, an independent researcher and social activist spent more than a decade improving 65 rural communities through her influential work. She introduces electrification initiatives based on developments with micro-hydroelectric power plants; in addition to energy gardens. She also pioneered a community private partnership model that aims at building small power plants equally owned by the community and private sector which lay the foundations for equity and collective empowerment through shared vision and effort.

Travelling to space is no mean feat. Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor is an orthopedic surgeon who was sent to the International Space Station in 2007, thus becoming the first Malaysian in space. His participation as an astronaut then afforded him opportunities to conduct a range of scientific experiments, such as crystallisation of microbes in space. Moreover, it spurred the Malaysian National Fatwa Council to issue specific rulings pertaining to praying and fasting while in space. Currently, he is based in National University of Malaysia (UKM) with focus on global issues encompassing climate change and humanitarian aid.

As mankind advances, we collectively continue to build on the foundations that was laid by past generations. Without a doubt, Muslims from every corner of the globe continue to explore and innovate in their respective fields which contribute to paving the way for technological peaks to be conquered.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

(connect website) Greening of the Global Ummah: Contextualising Climate Change

Hotter. Wetter. Costlier. And, uglier.

That is what we can expect from global warming. The science on climate change does not lie. It is not ‘fake news’ or ‘alternative facts’. 

Since 2016 up till last year, we have experienced the hottest five-year period since 1850. We are warned to expect a higher frequency of extreme weather events compared to previous years. The sea level is projected to rise between two and three metres above current levels. Are you still not convinced?

Climate change is also a humanitarian issue whereby rising temperatures and extreme weather events continue to exacerbate poverty, hunger, displacement, armed conflicts and more. Globally, the most vulnerable people and communities are set to bear the brunt while the super rich continue to channel their money for space explorations with the possibility of relocating to another planet, in the not so distant future. 

The (Ugly) Truth, Literally Hurts

The brutal truth is it affects everyone; however, not absolutely equal.

Global warming is projected to contribute to more than 200 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, every year with more being forced to flee for their lives and become climate refugees. In Somalia alone, for instance, a country plagued by conflicts, the number of internally displaced people, further exacerbated by climate change, has reached 2.9 million people! 

This is no longer a hyperbolic narrative which invites histrionic responses from either end of the spectrum. We need to act. Now, and fast.

What do we do? Do we continue to be desensitised from such news? Going green is not just a cozy tagline to tackle climate change; what more can we, the global ummah, do to help deal with global warming? 

Humanity’s Latest Pledge

Many of us would have heard of the recent meeting of world leaders under the banner of Cop26 (Conference for the Parties), which occurred from 31 October to 12 November 2021. An annual global summit of the 196 nations which form part of the United Nations climate treaty working to avoid climate catastrophe. But, how many of us could actually declare honestly our belief that change would be implemented and the planet is on the course to be saved?

In fact, how many of us actually rolled our eyes not out of lack of belief in global warming, but rather due to lack of faith in the seriousness and sincerity of our world leaders to really solve issues of global warming? Especially, when such latest iterations seem to continue to ring hollow even after all these years of devastation. Do we sit on our hands while our faith in collective effort is continually diminished, and stop paying attention?

Mental Shift: Our Environmental Duty, Period!

We do not tumble into an abyss of despair albeit we are frustrated with what is beyond our control. Instead, we are still in control of our immediate actions in our current environment.

إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ يُغْشِى ٱلَّيْلَ ٱلنَّهَارَ يَطْلُبُهُۥ حَثِيثًا وَٱلشَّمْس وَٱلْقَمَرَ وَٱلنُّجُومَ مُسَخَّرَٰتٍۭ بِأَمْرِهِۦٓ ۗ أَلَا لَهُ ٱلْخَلْقُ وَٱلْأَمْرُ ۗ تَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

Surely, your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He positioned himself on the Throne. He covers the day with the night that pursues it swiftly. (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars, subjugated to His command. Lo! To Him alone belong the creation and the command. Glorious is Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. 

[Surah Al-A’raf 7:54]

It is this simple: You and I are responsible for the Earth; as trustees and guardians of the planet, we are duty bound to care for it.

Start Small, And Keep At it

Take the time to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature. Reflect on those moments. This helps to buttress your sense of gratitude for the many blessings bestowed upon us amid the chaos.

Never underestimate small steps. One immediate area we can look into and take the necessary steps to remedy is food waste. Practise mindfulness and be thoughtful in our approach. Food production alone is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately one quarter of food is disposed of for a multitude of reasons, such as spillage. But, we tend to be complacent and forget that food production comes at an environmental cost — utilising land, water and energy.

Thus, in totality food wastage contributes to approximately 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions. To place it in a sobering context, this amount is around three times the global emissions from aviation, or simply being the world’s third largest emitter.

Just take a moment and digest these figures. More importantly, it shows that we are not only directly responsible for global warming on a daily basis through such simple acts as food consumption and wastage, but we are also able to turn the table if we put our hearts and minds into it.

The list to being an environmentally conscious Muslim is infinite. Google it and you would not be disappointed, or limited to your current resources. This is where cultivating awareness and educating ourselves and those around us is key to an even stronger collective effort impacting the Earth.

In addition to prayers, we, the global ummah, need to take concrete steps to help alleviate the dire situation. There is no time left to postpone or procrastinate.

<<Specifically for Connect website.>> Share this article with your family and friends. And, do not forget to share in the Comments section below, what you have been doing, or planning to embark on to help tackle and minimise the consequences of climate change.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Greening of the Global Ummah: Contextualising Climate Change

Hotter. Wetter. Costlier. And, uglier.

That is what we can expect from global warming. The science on climate change does not lie. It is not ‘fake news’ or ‘alternative facts’. 

Since 2016 up till last year, we have experienced the hottest five-year period since 1850. We are warned to expect a higher frequency of extreme weather events compared to previous years. The sea level is projected to rise between two and three metres above current levels. Are you still not convinced?

Climate change is also a humanitarian issue whereby rising temperatures and extreme weather events continue to exacerbate poverty, hunger, displacement, armed conflicts and more. Globally, the most vulnerable people and communities are set to bear the brunt while the super rich continue to channel their money for space explorations with the possibility of relocating to another planet, in the not so distant future. 

The (Ugly) Truth, Literally Hurts

The brutal truth is it affects everyone; however, not absolutely equal.

Global warming is projected to contribute to more than 200 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, every year with more being forced to flee for their lives and become climate refugees. In Somalia alone, for instance, a country plagued by conflicts, the number of internally displaced people, further exacerbated by climate change, has reached 2.9 million people! 

This is no longer a hyperbolic narrative which invites histrionic responses from either end of the spectrum. We need to act. Now, and fast.

What do we do? Do we continue to be desensitised from such news? Going green is not just a cozy tagline to tackle climate change; what more can we, the global ummah, do to help deal with global warming? 

Humanity’s Latest Pledge

Many of us would have heard of the recent meeting of world leaders under the banner of Cop26 (Conference for the Parties), which occurred from 31 October to 12 November 2021. An annual global summit of the 196 nations which form part of the United Nations climate treaty working to avoid climate catastrophe. But, how many of us could actually declare honestly our belief that change would be implemented and the planet is on the course to be saved?

In fact, how many of us actually rolled our eyes not out of lack of belief in global warming, but rather due to lack of faith in the seriousness and sincerity of our world leaders to really solve issues of global warming? Especially, when such latest iterations seem to continue to ring hollow even after all these years of devastation. Do we sit on our hands while our faith in collective effort is continually diminished, and stop paying attention?

Mental Shift: Our Environmental Duty, Period!

We do not tumble into an abyss of despair albeit we are frustrated with what is beyond our control. Instead, we are still in control of our immediate actions in our current environment.

إِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ فِى سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ يُغْشِى ٱلَّيْلَ ٱلنَّهَارَ يَطْلُبُهُۥ حَثِيثًا وَٱلشَّمْس وَٱلْقَمَرَ وَٱلنُّجُومَ مُسَخَّرَٰتٍۭ بِأَمْرِهِۦٓ ۗ أَلَا لَهُ ٱلْخَلْقُ وَٱلْأَمْرُ ۗ تَبَارَكَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ

Surely, your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He positioned himself on the Throne. He covers the day with the night that pursues it swiftly. (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars, subjugated to His command. Lo! To Him alone belong the creation and the command. Glorious is Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. 

[Surah Al-A’raf 7:54]

It is this simple: You and I are responsible for the Earth; as trustees and guardians of the planet, we are duty bound to care for it.

Start Small, And Keep At it

Take the time to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature. Reflect on those moments. This helps to buttress your sense of gratitude for the many blessings bestowed upon us amid the chaos.

Never underestimate small steps. One immediate area we can look into and take the necessary steps to remedy is food waste. Practise mindfulness and be thoughtful in our approach. Food production alone is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately one quarter of food is disposed of for a multitude of reasons, such as spillage. But, we tend to be complacent and forget that food production comes at an environmental cost — utilising land, water and energy.

Thus, in totality food wastage contributes to approximately 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions. To place it in a sobering context, this amount is around three times the global emissions from aviation, or simply being the world’s third largest emitter.

Just take a moment and digest these figures. More importantly, it shows that we are not only directly responsible for global warming on a daily basis through such simple acts as food consumption and wastage, but we are also able to turn the table if we put our hearts and minds into it.

The list to being an environmentally conscious Muslim is infinite. Google it and you would not be disappointed, or limited to your current resources. This is where cultivating awareness and educating ourselves and those around us is key to an even stronger collective effort impacting the Earth.

In addition to prayers, we, the global ummah, need to take concrete steps to help alleviate the dire situation. There is no time left to postpone or procrastinate.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

“I Do”: Manoeuvring Relationship between Husband and Wife

Boy meets girl. 

They fall in love and get married. 

And, they live happily ever after.

In a nutshell, that is what we have come to learn about marriage. However, this is a reductive view of any relationship. A relationship between two individuals does not hit the brickwall upon marriage as it is constantly evolving. Any loving and committed relationship needs to be nurtured over one’s lifetime by actively involving one’s spouse and not just rely on that fleeting initial glance that quickened your heartbeat.

So, what happens after the wedding followed by the honeymoon and living together in the same household? Just like any other relationship, it is about your collective effort as a husband and wife. You need to continuously pay attention not only to your own needs, but also your partner’s emotional needs. This contributes to the strong foundation of building a healthy family unit anchored by two individuals who have chosen each other to walk the path of life till Jannah together, inshaAllah.

Partnership, Not Ownership

It is fundamental to understand that marriage is first and foremost not about serving a skewed arrangement that largely benefits the husband. Both parties need to comprehend that it is about complementing and supporting one another. A wife deserves an equal amount of love, respect and attention from her husband and vice versa.

As evident in the following verse in the Quran, Allah SWT states that:

وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ ۗ

“Women have rights similar to those of men equitably, although men have a degree of responsibility above them.” 

[Surah Al-Baqarah 2:228]

Communication: Listen, Not Just Hear

Communication is the cornerstone of a strong, healthy and loving relationship. It is not just about you all the time albeit your spouse is your most trusted sounding board in life. You have the responsibility to ensure that it is equitable whereby the opportunity to share and voice concerns, problems and feelings is a two-way street without the fear of reprisal.

Good communication is not just about automated reciprocal responses such as ‘I hear you’, but to be sincere in the act of listening itself. Then, working as a unit towards resolving an issue or addressing a concern that might have been overlooked by you, as a partner in your marriage. 

Moreover, openness in your marriage is achieved with constant encouragement to be vulnerable and honest about each other’s feelings and even troubles. Always start by acknowledging each other’s feelings and practise empathy.

There will be times where disagreements arise. It is inevitable. It is vital to stay calm and keep the channel of communication open. It is not a weakness to accept one’s mistake and seek forgiveness besides working to rectify the situation to avoid it being repeated. Always be mindful of words uttered during a heated exchange.

Never compare your partner with others. It is not only hurtful, but a display of gross ignorance when it comes to accepting and understanding each individual’s unique personality, characteristics and preferences.

Do You Still Love Me?

As part of the global ummah, we are so busy with work that we tend to forget to prioritise our emotional needs on top of our spouse’s feelings. Being pulled in many different directions is no excuse to neglect our spouses emotionally, on the daily. Do not be embarrassed to express yourself. Articulate your love and appreciation with simple words: I love you. It is reassuring to hear those words. It does not cost a cent to utter such loving words which stem from love for each other already flowing in your veins. 

Pair it with the following: Kiss your wife either before leaving home from work or upon arriving home from work, or both! It is sunnah. Who else to better emulate other than the Prophet ﷺ himself?

Hold My Hands

It is not possible or realistic to spend every waking minute together. However, one of the best opportunities is to perform prayers together, in particular the Fajr or Subuh prayer. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time in addition to performing part of our daily religious duty before heading off to work, or executing other familial tasks of the day. 

Moreover, take the time to go on dates according to your availability. At least once a week, if not once a month, as a start. This is beyond sharing a table for meals, but to truly allocate a few hours to spend quality time together, away from work and home responsibilities. A chance to reconnect.

However, do not be pressured. It does not have to be a grand gesture for every date, or indulging in luxury such as eating dinner at a five star restaurant which could burn a hole in your pocket. More importantly, engage in activities that both of you would enjoy. It could be anything and everything, from attending an art or cooking class to engaging in sports to destress. Vary the activity on a weekly or monthly basis to avoid monotony.

A Marriage Is Not An Island

Your marriage has been blessed by families and friends. They also form a support system in times of need. 

As narrated by Aishah:

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو هِشَامٍ الرِّفَاعِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ غِيَاثٍ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ مَا غِرْتُ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَا غِرْتُ عَلَى خَدِيجَةَ وَمَا بِي أَنْ أَكُونَ أَدْرَكْتُهَا وَمَا ذَاكَ إِلاَّ لِكَثْرَةِ ذِكْرِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَهَا وَإِنْ كَانَ لَيَذْبَحُ الشَّاةَ فَيَتَتَبَّعُ بِهَا صَدَائِقَ خَدِيجَةَ فَيُهْدِيهَا لَهُنَّ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏

“I was not jealous of any wife of the Prophet as I was jealous of Khadijah, and it was not because I saw her. It was only because the Messenger of Allah mentioned her so much, and because whenever he would slaughter a sheep, he would look for Khadijah’s friends to gift them some of it.”

[Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, no. 2017]

Thus, it is a sunnah to treat your wife’s family and friends well, and vice versa.

Marital relationship is a blessing. In marriage, we are fortunate to have found a partner, therefore we have to be appreciative and strive to protect and nurture it over a lifetime.

وَمِنْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَـَٔايَـٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

And one of His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves so that you may find comfort in them. And He has placed between you compassion and mercy. Surely in this are signs for people who reflect. 

[Surah Ar-Rum 30:21]

Marriage is a conversation that lasts a lifetime. Always remember that you and your spouse are the determiners of your marital happiness.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Devouring Written Words: Healthy Reading Habits

Reading is fundamental when it comes to the pursuit of knowledge. Fortunately, we will never run out of options when it comes to books. The global book market is estimated to grow from US$87.92 billion in 2020 to a staggering US$92.68 billion in 2021. This figure is expected to hit US$124.2 billion by 2025. Even more impressive is that there are already approximately 1.5 million new titles published worldwide, this year alone.

From visiting the local library to browsing the wide selection at the bookstore of our choice for a thoughtful purchase, downloading a title on the internet with a single click, or even paying it forward by gifting or lending our favourite books to a dear friend or colleague; there are a multitude of ways and motivations to get our hands on a book of interest. 

One of the core considerations to keep in mind, as a global Muslim in today’s ever evolving world, is intention. When we delve deep into expanding our religious knowledge, in particular tawheed i.e. the Oneness of God, in addition to secular learning, we do not just assume faith but actively seek learning to truly comprehend and buttress our spiritual piety while expanding our minds. As exemplified through the following verse:

شَهِدَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّهُۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَأُو۟لُوا۟ ٱلْعِلْمِ قَآئِمًۢا بِٱلْقِسْطِ ۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ

God bears witness that there is no god but Him, as do the angels and those who have knowledge. He upholds justice. There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All Wise.

[Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:18]

With such a clarity in thought as our foundation, let’s explore some healthy reading habits which we could easily implement daily within and outside the religious sphere of knowledge.

A Book Beyond its Cover

First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room, many would grumble about two main things. First, the disinterest in reading any book. Second, the lack of time. Do not be intimidated by a wordy (or lack of) title or book cover. The idiom ‘do not judge a book by its cover’ applies here, literally. Give the book a chance. And, more importantly, give yourself a chance. A nondescript book with an uninteresting title might surprise you. You might learn a thing or two. 

Next, start small. You do not have to finish reading a chapter or the entire book in 24 hours. While it is good to discipline ourselves and set a goal, we need to avoid setting ourselves up for failure from the start. Instead, start with a page or two each day. You are not obliged to finish reading it if it really does not suit your taste. At least you tried. Give yourself a pat, recommend the book to someone else then pick another book for yourself. 

It is just a matter of time before you stumble upon a book that would change your life.

Macro to Micro Fashion

Next, make a list of books to help you narrow down the search. This would help from feeling overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choice of titles to choose from at any given time. Start by focusing on an interest. Work your way based on this principle: macro to micro. For instance, your topic of interest might be history (macro aspect); delve a bit deeper by looking at geography (micro aspect) and, perhaps, your area of focus could very well be the history of Bali because you had visited the island before the pandemic. Extend and navigate your search easily by linking it with personal experiences.

Do Good Through Reading

Instead of checking out with your online cart brimming with books which are to be delivered or shipped in five to seven days, why not visit a used bookstore or support an online enterprise that sells donated books in support of charities or social enterprises to uplift lives of the less fortunate? What do we achieve by doing this? We do good deeds helping a charitable cause that helps others in need. Second, we display a green spirit in support of the environment by appreciating books that are still in good condition instead of letting such books fill the landfills. Third, we get a good bargain for such prices. This in turn provides us with the opportunity to channel our extra funds for other causes, if we choose so. 

Prioritise You!

Find a quiet place, away from the television and mobile devices (unless you are reading a digital book!). Get rid of any other temptations such as heavy snacks that could potentially impede concentration. Never underestimate the importance of ambience when it comes to setting the right mood to read uninterrupted and create an enjoyable experience that bears repeating. Take note of posture. A good back support goes a long way in avoiding neck and back aches.

Engage Online

When you have finally crossed the finish line, do not totally disengage from the book. Talk about it, write about it and share on your social media accounts. This creates a great opportunity to make new friends online based on shared interests or books read. It might even lead to having a reading partner if joining a book club sounds too archaic for you.

There are no fixed steps to follow in order to cultivate a healthy reading habit. It is up to you to decide the best pathway for yourself and share insights with others. The choice is yours to make. 

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Quran in Our Hands: Understanding its History

The Quran has and will continue to be a part of our daily lives till our last breaths on this earth. The holy book which is so central in our lives has always been accessible in its physical form. The advent of technology has stretched accessibility to it for anyone and everyone with an internet connection.


Thus, whether consciously or otherwise, we have long taken for granted what we have in our palms. The 114 chapters (surahs) which we can easily access through our mobile phones in our app, such as the Muslim Pro , do not drop into our laps in one fell swoop. It was a long process; a collective effort of the ummah from another generation that with determination provided us, more than 1.5 billion muslims of today’s global ummah, to be blessed with such reward.

However, how many of us actually could memorise it all beyond the basic requirements warranted for our daily prayers?


This is where understanding and learning history would help to illuminate and deepen our understanding which could only buttress our appreciation of the Quran.
It was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in 610 CE. How was the prophet then able to continue his preaching, based on the word of Allah SWT, till his passing in 632 CE without what we have grown accustomed to today – the holy book? 


What we have to understand is that historical context is key to unlocking the complications in association to the compilation of the holy book. During that period, literacy was not a skill of the majority. Thus, such revelations were memorised instead, which stemmed from the oral traditions that permeated widely then. Nevertheless, there were disparate records of surahs from time to time on a range of materials encompassing pieces of leather to palm leaves.


Subsequently, Caliph Abu Bakr played a pivotal role in expediting the compilation of the holy book. When 70 people who could recite the Quran by heart were killed in the Battle of Yamama, the urgency to produce a compilation was felt. From the collection of written verses to recitations by the companions, thus began the long and arduous but much needed process – of verification that involved issues such as dialects and pronunciations – and compilation.


With foresight, old copies were destroyed; this was to prevent any conflicts from arising based on disputations. Later around 650 CE, Caliph Uthman sent the official version to various cities for it to be copied. Therefore, subsequent generations until today are able to live life according to the word of God, partly contributed by the effort of Muslims of bygone eras.

Let’s not waste any more precious time and start to appreciate more and actively ensure that the Quran continues to breathe light and blessings in our daily lives.

Written by: Helmy Sa’at

Salaam, We Are Muslim Pro’s Management Team!

The ‘Salaam…’ series introduces Muslim Pro team members to our more than 100 million strong audience. Get to know what we do, what we are like and how it is working for the number 1 Muslim app in the world!

What do you actually do in Muslim Pro?

We are involved in overseeing many facets of running Muslim Pro. It encapsulates commercial, marketing and communications, and community building for Muslim Pro, in addition to the task of finding the next big thing for Muslim Pro and bringing further value to our 110 million strong users. Currently, we are also working to position Muslim Pro as thought leader in Muslim Digital Space, through content and cutting edge features.

At the moment, the bulk of our scope is to launch an exciting new vertical, in our content space. Many new developments are coming up, and we are excited to value-add and bring this to our users!

What does it take to be part of the team?

The success we have gathered over the years is due to the sheer perseverance and diligence of members within the organisation. They work tirelessly to ensure the best product and the best user experience. That is how we have managed to pave the way and amass global success, over the years.

Resilience, adaptability, passion to serve the community, and the drive to continuously improve our product offerings are what it takes to be part of the team. Critical and strategic thinking is often needed to navigate through the competitive growing landscape of Muslim Digital Space. Every member of the team is also empowered to make decisions that is best for their department; ideas are encouraged and welcomed which breeds a culture that fosters open discussions, thus driving innovations. We strongly encourage you to check available positions to start a rewarding career journey with Muslim Pro.

What has been the most challenging moment while being on the job?

Simple — to cater to the diverse Muslim needs, perceptions and beliefs globally. We are available across 190 markets and a Muslim in Asia is very different from a Muslim in Africa or the US for that matter. We might share same values and religious beliefs but are influenced by different cultures. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Every strategy, initiative, product introduced, needs to cater to a large diverse group of Muslims. We need to be global, yet relevant locally.

At the same time, people are our best assets and as the company goes through a growth trajectory and multiplies in size, we need to ensure we drive everyone towards a common goal and vision.

The best part of the job?

Being able to impact millions of Muslim globally through the initiatives we have implemented. This provides the drive for us to do even more for the community. Since technology is entrenched in today’s world and we can’t avoid it, we at Muslim Pro help Muslims globally to embrace the practice, strengthening and learning of  faith through technology. Here, at Muslim Pro, we are able to integrate technology and faith seamlessly in our users’ lives.

“Every member of the team is also empowered to make decisions that is best for their department whereby ideas are encouraged and welcomed, which breeds a culture that fosters open discussions, thus driving innovations.”

Fara Abdullah,
Managing Director

An adjective fitting of the team. Why?

It has to be more than one! Diverse, passionate and empowered, just like our users.