Muslamic Makers is a community of Muslim change-makers working in and around the technology scene. We hold events and run programmes to discuss ideas, build creative confidence and help our communities thrive. We’re creating spaces for Muslims to be not just ‘included’ but to own their work spaces and industries. We’re based in the UK but also have a thriving global slack community.
There’s poor representation across many sectors, there are barriers such as traditional upbringing, lack of opportunity, education and resource. But more importantly there are huge gaps in confidence, something we have witnessed first hand talking to Muslims who mentioned moments of feeling they don’t belong, fear of not being accepted etc… With the current narrative built around Muslims it’s not hard to understand why. But this is wrong.
Our events and slack community aim to bring Muslims together to discuss, share ideas and experiences within an environment that is inclusive. Sometimes it can feel difficult being Muslim, inclusion nurtures confidence to bring more of yourself to those around you.