About Islamic Finance Guru
IslamicFinanceGuru (IFG) is a hub that helps Muslims (and non-Muslims!) with their investment, personal finance and entrepreneurial journeys.
We do this for one reason: to make our community better-off. We want to take Muslims from being among the poorest in society to the richest. We think that this is the most effective way to deal with problems like discrimination, under-representation and poverty.
Our articles equip Muslims to do just that. Our authors are experts in their field and always neutral. We aim to bridge the gap between classical Islamic scholarship and modern-day commercial awareness when tackling all the knotty Islamic finance problems of today.
Our courses go further than that – rather than just inform, they educate and empower. So that our audience can do investment, personal finance and entrepreneurship, rather than just know it.
Ibrahim holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, an ijazah in the memorisation of the Qur’an from Egypt, and an MA in Islamic Banking and Finance from Markfield Institute. He is a graduate of the Alimiyyah programme (traditional Islamic scholar) under the tutelage of Shaykh Akram Nadwi.
He previously worked as a funds lawyer in London at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and, before that, Ashurst LLP.
He also studied at the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and holds a Diploma in Investment Advice & Financial Planning as well as a Certificate in Investment Management.
He has lectured extensively on Islamic finance, investment and zakat in mosques, universities, and schools around the UK.
Mohsin is an Oxford graduate with legal qualifications focusing specifically on corporate and commercial matters. He worked for Squire Patton Boggs LLP one of the largest corporate law firms in the world. Mohsin’s interests lie in tying together the ethical considerations of Islamic Finance with the modern commercial environment and the particular needs of the parties involved. This can only be achieved through expert understanding of both worlds.
He has experience in a range of commercial transactions and therefore understands the intricacies and issues that often arise when trying to conduct matters in a sharia-compliant manner.
Mohsin is also a keen believer in facilitating economic success at the individual level by giving people the tools, confidence, and education necessary to achieve their aims.
Muhammad Altalib is an Investment Associate who spearheads operations at ifg.vc, Islamicfinanceguru’s angel syndicate. He is a graduate of Kings College London and was previously founder of Seedlink, a London based startup digitising the agricultural supply chain across Africa. His passion for entrepreneurship has put him on a mission to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit within the Muslim community and encourage more Muslims to start businesses.
Jack Coates is an Investment Analyst at IFG.VC and a graduate of the University of Bath.
Aaquib Naved is a Birmingham University graduate, having previously worked at Bloomberg prior to joining IFG.
Sayf Khan is a Birmingham University Graduate. He is a key part of the IFG software engineering team. He previously worked at ZF Group.
Mufti Billal Omarjee
Mufti Billal born on the French Island of Reunion where he memorised the Quran before moving to the UK at the age of 17. He completed his 6 years Islamic theology studies at the Darul Uloom Bury in 2004 under the guidance of many prestigious scholars of fiqh and hadith. He holds a BA in Banking and law in London in 2011 and subsequently also qualified as a Mufti. Mufti Billal also holds a post graduate diploma from the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, London along with “Certified Sukuk Professional” from Al Huda CIBE.
He has served as research assistant for Mufti Zubair Butt, chair of the Al Qalam Sharia Panel, served as Imam of Chingford Masjid, and served as Islamic law expert to National Zakat Foundation.
Ismail Mustafa is a key part of the IFG Wills team, having read for his LLB at Warwick University and subsequently gained experience at a number of prominent law firms.
Kabir is IFG’s resident video expert and leads on all things Youtube.
Sultan was among the founders of the UK’s oldest and largest Islamic bank and grew it to a book size of over £6bn as CEO. He is now heading up One Trust, a waqf project to help the UK Muslim community develop a sustainable endowment to fund charitable activities.
Eamon is the co-founder and COO of Onfido, a company recently voted top fintech in Europe and that has raised in total over $100m including from the likes of Salesforce Ventures and Microsoft. Onfido works with Monzo, Revolut, Transferwise and most other challenger fintechs.