Khairunnisa Alidin, Stroke Nurse Consultant

Assalamualaikum! Tell me more about yourself. I am someone who loves to plan for events, especially those that are for families and friends. I love the smiles that are on them when they are enjoying themselves. I love spending time with my two-year-old girl, Nur Iman. She is my best friend now. She loves to…

Nura Ahmad, Founder of ‘Lifestyle for The Active Muslimah’

Assalamualaikum! (Peace be upon you!) Tell me more about yourself. Waalaikumussalaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh! (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you too!) My name is Nur Atiqah Ahmad but people call me Nura. I am 26, and a mother of 1. It’s so unexpected because when I was a teenager, I wanted…

Chris Blauvelt, LaunchGood founder

Chris is a passionate Muslim American entrepreneur committed to building up the global Muslim community to reach its full potential. He was born in Malaysia, raised in the United States and at the age of 16, became a Muslim through the influence of a friend and the Autobiography of Malcolm X. Chris was a top…

Tahirah Lajim, Foster parent

Assalamualaikum! Tell me more about yourself. I’m a mom of two lovely boys, Hasan and Haneef, who are aged 11 and 13 years old. I believe that children grow and develop differently based on the exposure given to them and the environment that they are in. I love children. They are so pure and innocent,…

Dr. Wan Rizal, Senior Lecturer at Republic Polytechnic

Dr. Wan Rizal went from being in the Normal stream in Secondary School to a Senior Lecturer at Republic Polytechnic. He is currently a senior lecturer at Republic Polytechnic, School of Sports, Health and Leisure, where he teaches Heath & Wellness, Human Motor Control, and Learning as well as Sports Coaching. Dr. Rizal also volunteers as the Chairman…

Danyya Ateera, Writer

Danyya Ateera is no ordinary girl. She volunteers at Beautiful People SG, mentoring at-risk teenage girls and actively advocates fostering. She was first sexually abused when she was nine years old by her stepfather. While growing up, Danyya was always beaten brutally when she misbehaved, with a hanger or a belt. In 2015, she went public…

Mariati Yahya, World Explorer

1) Assalamualaikum Mariati! You seem to be involved in a lot of activities. You teach art, you travel, you write. How do you manage your time? Alhamdulillah, we are given the same 24 hrs per day. Different people manage their time differently. Being a retiree has its perks. I can manage my time more easily. I…

Nadiah Faatimah, Fashion Consultant

Nadiah Faatimah is a fashion consultant based in Indonesia. At the tender age of 27 and on her wedding night, Nadiah was diagnosed with Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Although it was really difficult to accept as first, she has been living and…

Aida Azlin, Founder of The Shawl Label

Based in Morocco and Singapore, Aida is a life-long seeker of knowledge and a pro-hugger who loves to collaborate with her husband in endless matchmaking sessions. Through her brand The Shawl Label, Aida shows how big she is on sisterhood and fabrics stitched with purpose. Her main mission is to build and grow a sisterhood of…

Dr. Siti Fairus Abdul Sani, Senior Lecturer

Just two years after she started, during pregnancy and early motherhood, Dr. Siti Fairus Abdul Sani succeeded in getting her Ph.d.in Radiation and Medical Physics from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. For most of her pregnancy, Dr. Fairus and her husband lived in a single bedroom with a shared kitchen at her campus accommodation. She…

Noor Iskandar, Visual Artist

Noor Iskandar is an award-winning, multidisciplinary artist based in Singapore. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Arts (Research) after having graduated from NTU School of Art, Design and Media with an honours BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging. His works have been exhibited in Singapore as well as the international arena including London, Valencia,…