Muslim Lifestyle Expo
The Muslim Lifestyle Expo just keeps getting bigger and better, and this year was no different. There was a great atmosphere and plenty going on – all designed to showcase and celebrate the Muslim lifestyle, covering finance, food, fashion and providing plenty of fun!
A number of TV and social media celebrities attended the event, including the winner of Masterchef 2017 Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed; actor Abdullah Afzal, whose credits include Lunch Monkeys and Citizen Khan; and international Nasheed artist Safe Adam, who performed live.
This year, as the event’s exclusive banking partner, Al Rayan Bank sponsored the seminar programme. It covered a truly diverse range of thought-provoking and educational topics, including how to be a successful entrepreneur; how Muslims are portrayed in the media; halal tourism and, of course, Islamic finance.
Dr Samir Alamad, Al Rayan Bank Head of Sharia Compliance & Product Development gave a well-attended and interactive seminar on ‘Everyday Money Matters for Muslims’. Dr Alamad has extensive knowledge and experience of Islamic finance in the UK, having worked with both the UK Government and the Islamic finance industry to create a diverse portfolio of unique Sharia compliant financial products and services.
If you couldn’t attend Dr Alamad’s seminar, you can hear him explain Islamic finance in a set of videos he created for our website here.