Nice meeting you...
I’m Iqbal, educator and content creator... former investment banker and non-profit leader. My aim is to help you lead a truly God-centered life by achieving connection through prayer, clarity through revelation, and the courage to fulfil your leadership potential. To do this, I deliver transformational educational experiences both online and in-person.
From 2011-2021, I was Project Manager and then Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation. It has become the UK's only local Zakat institution with a nationwide reach. In 2019, I was awarded an MBE for services to Tackling Poverty and Community Development. Before I started at NZF, I worked for over five years in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst. I abandoned my successful career to serve God’s cause instead.
I have an MA in Economics and Management from Cambridge University and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School.
I am an experienced public speaker, having given hundreds of talks and Friday sermons on a variety of subjects relating to Islam. I have been studying the Arabic language from a very young age. I memorised the Qur'an and have an official license for the accurate recitation of the Qur'an with an unbroken chain of teachers back to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
I live in London with my wife and four children. To them, and especially to my parents, I am forever indebted for their patience, encouragement and support.