Millionaire Muslim

Millionaire Muslim

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Millionaire Muslim by islamicfinanceguru.com is a podcast designed for ambitious Muslims. We discuss halal investments, personal finance, entrepreneurship and ways that will kickstart you to being the best version of yourself! We also give you a spiritual kick with regular business/finance-focused Qur’an tafseer sessions.


E50: Muslim Mastery - increasing your impact
Sep 27 • 39 min
Mohammad Arshad is the CEO of Muslim Mastery, an organisation dedicated to increasing your impact on the world and in your personal and professional lives. He shares his tips on how he grew his following massively on YouTube and Facebook as well as his…
E49: In conversation with Islamic Finance groundbreaker and political activist - Mohammed Amin
Sep 19 • 40 min
In this podcast we catch up with one of the men who forged the way in Islamic Finance and Islamic Banking in the UK. Mohammed Amin has also had a long involvement in politics, the Conservative Party, charity, and the accounting and tax world. An…
E48: The Secret Investment Savvy Investors Make Millions From
Sep 11 • 44 min
We’re talking in this episode about the asset class savvy investors are making millions from - startup investing. The likes of Uber, Netflix and thousands of startups you’ve never heard of have made overnight millionaires from people who took a £5k punt…
E47: The Islamic Philosophy of Business (Tafseer 18)
Sep 4 • 28 min
Islam has very clear teachings about how we should conduct ourselves in business, what the overriding principles are that we should maximise, and what high-level transaction all our transactions ultimately feedback into. In this podcast we synthesize all…
E46: 50% returns buying small businesses - and how you can too
Aug 29 • 26 min
I’ve been investigating the market for small businesses for around 2 years now. Small businesses offer a tremendous investment opportunity if you can acquire them and run them (or get someone to run it). I share with you my experience of the market, how…
E45: What on earth is Venture Capital?
Aug 21 • 29 min
In this episode, we’re talking about what venture capital is. You might have heard of venture capital (or VC) but might not have a clue about what it is, and what terms like “seed”, “Series A” etc mean. We’re here to clarify! If you want to be added to…
E44: The 2 Key Differences between Wahed Invest & Yielders
Aug 14 • 19 min
Wahed and Yielders are great platforms to come on to the market, but what is the difference between them? What do I actually need to invest in? Today I’m telling you what the TWO fundamental differences are and explaining which platform is more…
E43: How I complained to Vodafone and got £150
Aug 7 • 23 min
I had an issue with my broadband a few months back and instead of sitting back and letting it pass, I decided to complain. I stuck to my guns and got Vodafone to increase their compensation offer from £20 to £150! A personal success for me but I want to…
E42: Harris Irfan sheds light on the hidden world of Islamic finance
Jul 31 • 42 min
Harris Irfan is a veteran of the Islamic finance industry. You can connect with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrisirfan?originalSubdomain=uk You can get his book, Heaven’s Bankers here: https://amzn.to/2LqMl5r Harris’s book recommendations: 1.…
E41: 5 reasons why interest is haram (Tafseer s.17)
Jul 23 • 30 min
We’re taking a look at verses 2:175-179 - the verses forbidding interest. The 5 reasons are: 1. It is exploitative of the poor (as they are generally those who require debt) 2. Interest gives rise to an exploitative economic system even if a specific…
E40: [REPOST]: Are Islamic mortgages actually halal?
Jul 12 • 30 min
We’re bumping up this must-listen episode which was one of our very early ones. We’re discussing the whole concept of Islamic mortgages and whether they’re actually halal after all.
E39: How to spend well and effectively (Tafseer s.16)
Jul 4 • 53 min
We’re looking at 2:161-163 and thinking about how we can spend well and effectively and why it’s important to do so.
E38: Yielders: The first UK halal property investing platform
Jun 24 • 28 min
This is an interview with Zeeshan Uppal, co-founder of Yielders. Yielders are an FCA-regulated sharia-compliant property investment company that allow you hands-off property investing. Sign up to Yielders using this link:…
E37: [REPOST] The Stock Market - it’s not rocket science!
Jun 19 • 31 min
In this episode, we’re talking about the misconceptions we had when we first started investing, why investing in the stock market isn’t rocket science, and how we think about our portfolios. You can buy the book we talked about in the episode (highly…
E36: 25% returns a year with this halal Gov’t scheme
Jun 12 • 19 min
We’re talking about a not-very-well-publicised UK Government scheme today that lets you save money and returns you 25% a year! We discuss what the scheme is, how to check you’re eligible (you might be surprised here and it only takes one minute to check…
E35: Doing Charity the Truly Qur’anic Way (Tafseer s.15)
Jun 5 • 63 min
We’re discussing verses 2:261-2:274 - verses all about charity. We talk about what the qur’an has to say about charity, what a truly Islamic charity looks like and how we can start thinking about applying this properly in today’s context.
E34: 5 Zakat Tips (plus a bonus!)
May 28 • 30 min
How on earth are you supposed to deal with zakat on your workplace pension? What about those shares you’ve got? Or that buy-to-let property? We discuss this plus much more, including a bonus tip which I had no idea about until now! We also reveal how to…
E33: Why Islam bans Alcohol and Gambling (tafseer s.14)
May 22 • 68 min
We continue with our fortnightly tafseer. This week, it’s 2:219-220 - the verses telling us alcohol and gambling are mostly not very good for us. We talk about what life lessons we can take from these verses with some practical application. P.S our new…
E32: Quran Club app - the man behind the viral movement for social good
May 14 • 49 min
We’re delighted to welcome Talha, the founder of the Quran Club app (https://www.quranclub.org/). If you’ve not heard of the Quran Club (where have you been?!), it’s an app which utilises the power of technology and the global reach of the ummah for a…
E31: Why miracles don’t happen to YOU (Tafseer s.13)
May 7 • 41 min
Ramadan Mubarak! In this tafseer episode (which was live on Facebook and Youtube), we’re discussing 2:211-212 and asking ourselves - why do miracles not happen to us? What are we doing wrong, and how can we practically change that so that we’re more…
E30: Building a truly Islamic Mortgage - Primary FInance: a startup’s quest
May 1 • 49 min
We are joined in this episode by the Primary Finance team. They discuss their new Islamic mortgage product which will launch in mid-2019 inshaAllah. It aims to revolutionise the market by being truly equitable and Islamic through a fresh model. Check out…
E29: Why fear is good | The Prophet was a minimalist | Increase your willpower (tafseer s.12)
Apr 24 • 44 min
This tafseer discusses 2:197 which, on the face of it, is about Hajj. But Allah is talking about much more, as we explore in this tafseer. Amongst other things we discuss fear and why it’s good, how minimalism is Prophetic, and how to increase your…
E28: 3 lessons from the life of Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Auf
Apr 16 • 22 min
We’re talking about 3 key lessons from the life of Abdul Rahman ibn Auf – a supremely successful companion of the Prophet (s.a.w) and one of the 10 who were promised paradise. What can we learn from his life and implement in ours so that we may attain…
E27: Is my job haram? Q&A and discussion on how to assess whether your job is halal
Apr 12 • 27 min
We’re going through a few of the questions we have had recently on whether or not certain jobs are haram. Investment banking and other City jobs are often the subject of such questions, but we also explore what sort of framework you need to be thinking…
E26: 3 unicorns in 17 investments: interview with VC fund partner Hussein Kanji
Apr 9 • 43 min
We talk to Hussein Kanji, partner at Hoxton Ventures in this fascinating insight into the world of venture capital. Hussein talks about some of the companies he’s invested (including the likes of Deliveroo), the amazing success rate they’ve had, what…
E25: Formula 1 to revolutionary startup - interview with a successful co-founder
Apr 5 • 38 min
We talk to Taha Dar, co-founder of SearchSmartly (https://www.searchsmartly.co/), a company changing the way we search for property. Taha talks about setting up SearchSmartly, his story and advice for entrepreneurs. Don’t forget to check out our website…
E24: How do debt-free companies fare in the market?
Apr 1 • 13 min
How do companies without any debt in the UK & US compare against those who do have debt? We’re discussing the results of an exclusive screen (which you can get hold of too at islamicfinanceguru.com/debtfreelist) which compares the return over the last 3…
E23: Interview with Muzmatch - How to Build a Multi-Million $ Business & Find Love
Mar 29 • 30 min
In today’s episode, we’re talking to Shahzad Younas, founder of Muslim marriage app Muzmatch. He talks about quitting his investment banking job, starting and growing Muzmatch, advice for budding entrepreneurs, and much more. The live YouTube version is…
E22: The Muslim Fraudster and Dodgy Ebay Seller (Tafseer s.11)
Mar 25 • 41 min
In this week’s session we discuss verse 2:188. It’s all about how to do business with ethics - as an employer, an employee, in our personal lives as buyers and sellers on platforms like eBay, Gumtree etc, and how we should negotiate. We also cover Islam’s…
E21: Your Pension - we need to talk about it
Mar 22 • 23 min
Today we’re exploring a topic that affects most, if not all, of us - pensions. We discuss whether you should have one or opt out, some changes that are coming in that will affect your take-home salary, how to make sure that your pension is halal, and what…
E20: NZF - from zero to £3.5m - CEO Iqbal Nasim
Mar 19 • 47 min
NZF (https://nzf.org.uk/) is the UK’s only zakat-focused organisation, delivering zakat locally within the UK. In today’s podcast we’re interview NZF’s chief executive, Iqbal Nasim, to hear about his inspiring story starting NZF and discuss the issues…
E19: Love & Finance: what you need to know
Mar 14 • 37 min
We’re talking about the not very glamorous part of marriages - finance! Everything from the roles and responsibilities of a husband and wife from a legalistic but also a spiritual, practical, and moral perspective, to more day-to-day stuff like bank…
E18: Inheritance, unequal gender portions & the economics of wills
Mar 11 • 38 min
If ever there were a topic that not many people talk about but one which is hugely important, this is it! Yes, we’re talking about wills and the Islamic position on them. Will template as mentioned within:…
E17: Work Hard and Just Do it
Mar 6 • 42 min
Today we’re giving our tips and tricks on working and just getting started on your big idea, project or venture. We share key practical tips and some personal failures. Link to the careers presentation mentioned:…
E16: Righteousness - how you can attain it starting today (tafseer s.9)
Feb 27 • 60 min
We’re discussing ayah 2:177 which is a famous verse about al-birr (righteousness). We talk about the blueprint that Allah has laid out for us in order to be amongst the righteous. And crucially, we discuss this in a practical context that will allow you…
E15: Interview with 5pillars - Secrets of Their Viral Growth
Feb 20 • 45 min
In this interview, Roshan Muhammed Salih (founder of 5pillars) talks about his journey in journalism and setting up 5pillars from scratch, entrepreneurial lessons we can take, and the future vision for 5pillars. You can buy Roshan’s book here:…
E14: HFA, HMC, Non-Zabiha and the Halal food industry (Tafseer s.8)
Feb 12 • 61 min
Halal meat is a highly emotive topic for Muslims, and we get stuck into it here discussing verses 2:168-173. You’ll learn: - What the qur’an says about what we should eat - The mechanics of HFA/HMC/non-zabiha meat - Should we be eating free-range only?…
E13: Investing for busy professionals
Feb 6 • 22 min
In this episode, we’re talking about how your average busy professional can start making their money work hard for them. You’ll learn: - how to make sure your workplace pension is halal and whether you should even be putting money into a workplace…
Ep.12: How a steel ship can bring you closer to Allah (Tafseer s.7)
Jan 30 • 50 min
In this episode you’ll learn: what the verse on shipping is, its meaning and why Allah (swt) would mention shipping of all things; about the shipping industry and its modern-day importance (this might surprise you); tangential fiqh issues on contracts…
Ep.11: Amazon success story - interview with Hajra & Umair
Jan 22 • 50 min
We interview the hugely inspiring Hajra and Umair, a Muslim couple running a successful Amazon business. They talk about their journey of going from zero to having a successful, semi-automated Amazon business, tips on how you can get started (including an…
Ep 10: Tafseer (s.6) - How to set and achieve life goals through the Qur’an
Jan 15 • 41 min
This week we’re continuing our finance tafseer with Surah Baqarah and focussing on the important topic of how to set and achieve your life goals through the Qur’an. Themes: 1. 2:128/131/138: Allah wants all of you. Not just your Friday. 2. 2:143: Your…
Ep 9: Investment Banking - a viable Muslim career?
Jan 6 • 33 min
In this episode, we’re focussing on a question we get asked about a lot: can Muslims work in investment banking? Please subscribe to our podcast if you enjoy it and leave us a review. This helps to spread the podcast far and wide. Check out our website…
Episode 8: Tafseer (s.5) - Why the best Muslims eat free-range chicken!
Dec 31, 2018 • 40 min
Welcome to our fortnightly tafseer live on Saturdays at 7pm UK time on www.islamicfinanceguru.com/livetafseer. This week we continue with Surah Baqarah: 2:57, 2:61, & 2:100 Themes: 1. Eat and earn halal and pure (tayyib) - plus we intro to one of the only…
Episode 7: Islamic Mortgages - are they actually Islamic?
Dec 29, 2018 • 30 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. In this episode, we’re addressing the age-old question of Islamic mortgages. Are they actually Islamic or should you just go for a conventional mortgage? Subscribe to the podcast and…
Episode 4 - Tafseer 4 - what Prophet Adam can teach us about tech
Dec 22, 2018 • 32 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. This week’s tafseer addresses the question: what the Prophet Adam (AS) can teach us about technology.
Episode 3- Tafseer 3 - structure of the islamic economy p.2
Dec 22, 2018 • 36 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. This week we continue with Surah Baqarah: 2:2-3. Themes: 1 - What are the problems with the modern economy? What are the Islamic solutions? And what can we do about it? Subscribe!
Episode 2- Tafseer 2 - structure of the Islamic economy
Dec 22, 2018 • 51 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. This week we cover Surah Baqarah: 2:2-3 Themes: 1. - Keeping the bigger context in mind (Islamic mortgages, shares) 2 - Treating Islamic restriction seriously 3 - What is the…
Episode 1 - Tafseer 1 - economics of surah Fatiha
Dec 22, 2018 • 52 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. This introductory tafseer covers Surah Fatiha and the themes of: arrogance, the signs of Allah in the economy, the concept of mercy for mankind, and taking account of our actions.…
Episode 5: The Stock Market - it’s not rocket science!
Dec 22, 2018 • 30 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. In this episode, we’re talking about the misconceptions we had when we first started investing, why investing in the stock market isn’t rocket science, and how we think about our…
Episode 6: getting ahead in your career (plus tips for uni students!)
Dec 22, 2018 • 33 min
Welcome to the Millionaire Muslim podcast by www.islamicfinanceguru.com. In this episode, we’re talking about careers. We discuss our backgrounds, what we’ve learnt, some tips for getting ahead in your own careers, plus some valuable tips for those…