Greetings, I’m Iqbal Nasim


Educator, Speaker, Writer

Here to help you become a Last Day Leader: someone who leads every day in preparation for the Last Day, living as a true believer and striving for God’s cause..

 

HERE’S MY STORY…

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How can I lead a truly God-centred life, full of purpose and meaning?

 

THAT'S THE QUESTION I ASKED MYSELF
BACK IN 2010...

The soul searching that followed led me to abandon a successful investment banking career and a guaranteed $1 million compensation package.

 

Sounds crazy, right?
You're not the only one who thinks so...
Some of those close to me¬†advised me to stay at least until I received the considerable sum of money‚Ķ and once received I‚Äôd be ‚Äúset‚ÄĚ and could do whatever I wanted.

After all, I had worked very hard over the previous four years to become one of the youngest people in London to make it to the level of Vice President in an investment bank.

And the reason I had entered the field in the first place was almost entirely financial.

 

But I felt I had more important things to worry about
And I really didn't think time was on my side
Even though I was only 27, death was always on my mind. We're supposed to be people ready to meet our Lord at any time, right? If my time was up, then what would I say to my Lord about what I'd achieved for His sake and His cause?

So I decided not to let anything get in my way and started seriously exploring my options to do something far more meaningful...

Instead of serving my cause, I wanted to spend whatever time I had left

giving myself completely...

IN SERVICE OF GOD'S CAUSE

Instead of serving my cause, I wanted to spend whatever time I had left

 

giving myself completely...

IN SERVICE OF GOD'S CAUSE

GOD RESPONDED!

He always does...

In 2011, I took on the role of managing and growing a new and exciting initiative, National Zakat Foundation. It was a fantastic opportunity...

 

And what followed was an amazing 10 years
A unique institution became firmly established
My team and I had the honour of serving tens of thousands of zakat givers and recipients across the UK, handling some £25 million of zakat in the process. Even better, NZF also sprung up in Australia, Canada, Holland and Switzerland.

(In 2019, for some reason the Queen decided to award me an MBE for services to Tackling Poverty and Community Development).

 

But once again, I felt it was time for a change
I wanted to leverage what I discovered to be my true passion to continue serving God's cause
The thing I most enjoyed at NZF was learning and educating people about zakat, in a way that was inspiring, relatable and practical.

And because zakat is almost always mentioned together with salat in revelation, I started teaching about salat too. 

 

In 2019, while I was still at NZF, I developed and started teaching a course on salat called:

Transform My Prayer

 

It was having an amazing impact and so, in 2021,
I stepped down from my role at NZF to become a full-time educator
Since then, I've spent most of my time teaching on the topic of prayer but also developed programmes on revelation - Club Revelation - and leadership - Last Day Leader.

Here's some other background information about me...

I LOVE TEACHING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

I am an experienced public speaker, having given hundreds of talks and Friday sermons for well over 20 years.

I have an MA in Economics and Management from Cambridge University and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass (now called Bayes) Business School.

THE QUR'AN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE

 

I have been studying the Qur'an and 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'M THE ELDEST OF 3 SIBLINGS

I was cute once upon a time...

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.

I LOVE TEACHING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

I am an experienced public speaker, having given hundreds of talks and Friday sermons on a variety of subjects relating to Islam.

I have an MA in Economics and Management from Cambridge University and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School.

THE QUR'AN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE

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.

THAT'S MY STORY...

WHAT'S YOUR STORY GOING TO BE?

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