Zamir Hassan the Hunger Warrior

Zamir Hassan is the founder of Muslims Against Hunger, Faiths Against Hunger, Hunger Van and One World Community Cafe. He actively engages different communities in social action. For his efforts, he was honored with a Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award in 2014. Let’s find out more about this inspiring individual. 1. Assalamualaikum! Tell us more…

Asha Adnan, Founder of Asha & Co.

Assalamualaikum! Tell me more about yourself.  Waalaikumussalaam Alia! Firstly, thank you for this opportunity to share my story. I am most passionate about learning and making growth as part of my everyday life. I love starting my day early and will usually plan ahead on the things that I want to achieve for the day….

Jasmine Diorka Suleik, Founder of Friends Beyond Faith

Assalamualaikum Jasmine! Muslims are the minority in the Philippines. How is it like living there? Waalaikumussalam! I was born and raised in the capital of the Philippines, Manila. In Manila, there are not as many Muslims as in Mindanao, which is the Southern part of the Philippines. I am used to being the only hijabi in…

Naksewee Asma, Founder of WO-MANIS

1) Assalamualaikum Asma! How is it like being a Muslim in Thailand? I was born in Thailand where Muslims make up the minority. However, my hometown is Pattani. It is 1 of the 3 provinces in Thailand that is home to most of the Thai Muslims. I grew up in a community of various faiths. We respect one another and…

Marryam Lum, Founder of Life Of My Heart

1) Assalamualaikum Marryam! What do you think is the purpose of your existence? What do you think you are here on earth to do? I am tempted to give a very very long answer. -laugh- In short, for me it is to strive to be the best human beings we can be, to remember God, and to do…

Radiyah Mohd Som, Kidney Donor

1) Assalamualaikum! Tell us more about yourself.  Waalaikumussalaam! My name is Radiyah Mohd Som. I’m 50 years old and I have 4 children ranging from 14 to 26 years old. My husband is Khairul Anuar and he is 53. We have 3 cats – Kiki, Tamtam and Rosie. I also feed 3 community cats under my…

Shereen Naaz Charles Syariff, Founder of Eiding The Feast

Assalamualaikum Shereen! You started Eiding The Feast. Could you tell us more about it? Waalaikumussalaam Alia! I’ve always been driven by the desire to make changes in the lives of the less fortunate. I love the idea of volunteer work and being able to help people in my community. As an educator, I hope to be able to inspire and…

Siti Humairah, Early Childhood Educator

1) Assalamualaikum Humairah! Tell me more about yourself.  Waalaikumussalaam! I’m 25 this year. I take a long time to warm up to people. I’ve been that way since I was a kid. While everyone was running around at the playground, I was hiding behind books. -laugh- I love reading. I think reading has become a…

Shamsiah Samsudin, Founder of Bliss + Bless

1) Assalamualaikum Sham! Please tell me how you spend an average day of your life with your family. Waalaikumussalaam! On a weekday, I wake up anytime between 5.45- 6.45am. I don’t use an alarm so I depend on an internal alarm. Hence, the variation. -laugh- I’ll solat subuh first thing. This still comes as a surprise to me after…

Ustaz Saif-ur-Rahman, Founder of Alchemy of Hippieness

1) Assalamualaikum! It’s interesting to note that you have changed your career multiple times. You were a lawyer who became an imam. You worked as a civil servant in the Syariah Court. You are a scholar and an academic. Now, you are an Ustaz. Why are you on this particular path now?  When I switched careers from one to…

Nabillah Jalal, Student at Royal College of Music (London)

1) Assalamualaikum Nabillah! Tell me more about yourself.  Waalaikumussalaam Alia! I am most passionate about working with communities, music (from Classical to Jiwang), food and makeup! When I have set my mind to do something, I’ll go all out and do whatever it takes to get it. I leave no room for regrets. Planning helps me to maximize…

Tahirah Mohamed, Mother of 7

1) Assalamualaikum! You have 7 children, ma shaa Allah! Please tell me how you spend an average day in your life.  Every day at 5.30am, my three boys will shower and solat while I prepare their breakfast. I apply essentials oils on them. They leave after we exchange salaam and hugs. My husband and daughter will be…