I am a Muslim and This i what i do is a post where you will see Muslims from all walks of life doing great things. More than billion Muslims around the world, There isn’t a single industry, where you will not see Muslims contributing. From everyday workers to Billionaires, the list is never ending.
Shahid Khan : I am a Muslim and i own Flex-N-Gate and Fulham FC
Shahid Khan is the personification of the American dream. The Pakistan-born billionaire arrived in the US aged 16 on a one-way trip to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. “Within 24 hours, I had already experienced the American dream,” Khan said, by which he meant he found a job for $1.20 an hour washing dishes — more than the vast majority of the people back in Pakistan earned at the time. He started a car-parts business after university. Now, the 65-year-old – best known in the UK for owning Fulham FC – is the head of the $4.9bn (in sales terms) auto-parts company Flex-N-Gate, the 360th richest person on the planet and three years ago Forbes magazine put him on its cover as the face of the American dream.
Huma Abedin : I am a Muslima and i am an Aide to Hillary Clinton
Huma Abedin may be America’s most powerful Muslim woman. The 39-year-old Kalamazoo-born political staffer is a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton and was her deputy chief of staff at the State Department. She currently serves as vice chairwoman of Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president.. Read More
Faisal Qazi : I am a Muslim and i am a neurologist and I helped raise more than $100,000
Faisal Qazi had no idea the shooters who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino last week were Muslims, like himself. The Pomona-based neurologist only knew that the victims and their families were his Inland Empire neighbors, and his faith obligated him to help.
Qazi started small, hoping to raise $20,000 through his health nonprofit. But Islamic scholars and leaders urged him to broaden the effort – especially after it was revealed that the assailants were Muslims — and the campaign quickly became the most successful crowd-funding venture Muslim Americans have ever launched for the broader community.
In just four days, the Muslims United for San Bernardino campaign has raised more than $100,000 from more than 1,000 donors across the country, including in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Read more here
David Kroll : I am not a Muslim but I Owe My Career To Muslim Scientists Who Came To America
I contribute here at Forbes because I am a biomedical scientist and educator, not a political operative. I therefore submit that Trump’s remarks are an affront to basic human decency and represent a position that compromises science and technology in the United States. Moreover, this exclusionary and isolationist rhetoric hinders international research collaborations and ongoing projects supported by the National Institutes of Health , our federal medical research agency. The popularity of Mr. Trump in Republican poll numbers suggests that a substantial deficiency exists in the U.S. population with regard to risk assessment and critical thinking skills.
My position, one that I trust is shared by fellow scientists, is also based on 25 years of stimulating and productive personal experiences with researchers who practice Islam. In fact, looking back through my Google Scholar profile, it’s unlikely that I would have been hired into my first independent, tenure-track faculty position at age 28 without the creativity and work ethic of my Muslim lab mates while at the University of Colorado in the early 1990s. Four of the eight publications that helped me secure that position were due to collaborative work with a Ph.D. student who came to the U.S. from Minia University in Egypt. I later wrote in support of his green card application – because he was the kind of scientist who enriched our country – and again when he came up for promotion and tenure as a University of Colorado breast cancer research faculty member. Read More
Aisha Chaudhry : I am a Muslim Headtecher and my school has won praise from Ofsted
A muslim faith school which started in a converted warehouse has won praise from Ofsted for its teaching and pupils’ personal development.
In its report, the education watchdog rated the Al-Khair school’s approach to personal development, behaviour and welfare as “outstanding”. It was rated “good” in every other category.
The independent 400-pupil primary and secondary school aims to create positive Muslim role model graduates to encourage more inclusive societies.
Headteacher Aisha Chaudhry said: “A nurturing environment is so important so the pupils can be the next generation with a balanced view who accept others.
“I don’t think it’s about just their knowledge and what they’ve learned here, it is about their character. Read more
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh : I am a Muslima and i founded MuslimGirl.net
Fed up with the lack of Muslim voices in mainstream media, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh set out to create an alternative.
Enter MuslimGirl.net, which Al-Khatahtbeh aims to establish as the first mainstream media network by and for Muslim women.
It is run by 23-year-old Al-Khatahtbeh along with seven volunteer editors and more than 30 contributing writers.
The site has had some viral hits over the past year. Like one piece that addressed the political implications of a Lebanese porn star wearing a hijab. And another that made light of how offensive it is to ask people to draw Muhammad cartoons. The site also hosts monthly Google Hangouts to discuss current events and issues like the Chapel Hill murders.
“Muslim women are the religious minority that are most visible. We’re the ones that wear scarfs on our heads,” said Al-Khatahtbeh. “[But] we never had an input or a say in how we were portrayed.”
Ayub Ommaya : I am a Muslim neurosurgeo and I invented an intraventricular catheter system for chemotherapy directly to the site for brain tumours
Ayub Ommaya lots of people, some of them American, would be dead or suffering appalling pain. In 1963, the Pakistani-born Muslim neurosurgeon invented an intraventricular catheter system that can be used for the aspiration of cerebrospinal fluid or the delivery of drugs. What that means is that a soft, plastic, dome-shaped device is placed under the scalp. This so-called Ommaya Reservoir is then connected to a catheter that is placed into your brain. The reservoir is used to provide chemotherapy directly to the site for brain tumours. He also developed the first coma score for classification of traumatic brain injury and developed, too, the US’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which, as part of its mission, focuses on traumatic brain injury. Read More
Aziz Ansari : I am a Funny Muslim, I make people Laugh
Can Muslims even be funny? Hell yes. Try this. When Rupert Murdoch tweeted this January: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible”, Aziz Ansari counter-tweeted: “Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60-year-old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.”
Ansari, who you’ll know as Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation, as a hilarious standup and the author of a book about sexual mores. Modern Romance: An Investigation, describes himself as an atheist, but he was born to a Tamil Muslim family in South Carolina. His mother, Fatima, works in a medical office, and his father, Shoukath, is a gastroenterologist. And then there’s Dave Chappelle, who came to our attention as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks’ 1993 film Robin Hood: Men in Tights and is now a leading American standup. He converted to Islam in 1998 but doesn’t go on about it. Why? “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing,” he told Time magazine in 2005. “And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.”
Shaquille O’Neal : I am a Muslim and i am Basketball Icon
Hakeem Olajuwon : I am a Muslim and I am a Basketball Hall of Fame
Mike Tyson : I am a Muslim and I am the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles
Farah Pandith : I am a Muslim and I was the director for Middle East Initiatives and adviser on Muslim engagement in Europe
worked in the George W Bush administration at the National Security Council as a director for Middle East Initiatives and then in the Department of State as adviser on Muslim engagement in Europe