Islamic Finance Guru (IFG) is a hub that helps Muslims with their investment, personal finance and entrepreneurial journeys. With a goal to make muslims amongst the wisest when it comes to managing money, IFG aims to utilise this to tackle problems such as discrimination, under-representation and poverty within the community.
In early 2020 IFG had big goals in terms of expanding its services and were seeking for a developer to get on board. At the same time Zubair, a developer from Birmingham had a desire to start his own business but was without a clear cut vision of what it was going to look like.
He was introduced to Muslamic Makers through a friend and after attending a hackathon in London, he immediately connected with like-minded people and was inspired to be a part of the community.
Zubair and Ibrahim, from IFG, met through the Muslamic Makers slack community. IFG had a concept of a halal investment platform to include on their website and Zubair took this on board as his own project. He began working on a comparison tool that fulfilled the needs of IFG and after a successful proposal he had won the IFG team over, effectively becoming his first client.
His clients include startup founders and tech entrepreneurs as well as small businesses who are looking to expand or improve their business services. Now a full stack development and business consultancy that utilises no-code platforms, the sky’s the limit for Zubair as he aims to not just develop apps but use his experience to provide business advise too.