The Muslim Voice Audio
Muslim men from Nigeria have contributed greatly to a number of sectors. Which Muslim man do you follow first out of all of these? The Muslim brothers on our list are all doing wonderful things for their communities. We’ve provided you with a sizable list that includes educators, business owners, media practitioners, managers, community leaders, poets, writers, lawyers, teachers, and more. The following is a list of Muslim Nigerians you should follow on social media:
Barrister Abdullateef Lanre Abdullahi
Abdullateef Lanre Abdullahi (Ibn Abdillah As-sudaisiy) is a Legal Practitioner by profession; a perpetual seeker of knowledge, writer, reciter and public commentator. Born on 30th March, 1983 into the family of Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi and Alhaja Halimat Abdullahi of Igbonna Compound, Popo Igbonna, Ilorin West Local Government of Kwara State, Nigeria. He was Ameer of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), FGC, Ilorin in 2002 to 2003; President, Law Students’ Association (LASA), CAILS, Ilorin, in 2004-2005; General Secretary, Nigeria Association of Muslim Law Students (NAMLAS), Unilorin in 2008 and rose to the position of Ameer of the Association in 2009.
Abdullateef attended Abuja Law School Campus be 2009 to 2010. He did his professional internship at Adebayo Adelodun, SAN & Co., and was called to the Nigerian Bar on 2nd December, 2010. He started his legal career at Ministry of Justice, Bauchi, Bauchi State in 2011. He was also with An-Nūr Chambers in Bauchi before relocating to Abuja where he joined Awa U. Kalu, SAN & Associates as an Associate Counsel. He joined the Service of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) in 2010 as a Prosecutor of Copyright Offenders.
As a Lawyer with keen interest in Islamic Law, particularly the interactions between Islāmic Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, his LLM thesis researched into Human Rights and Hijab Cases in Nigeria and was supervised by Prof. A. A. Oba, a globally recognized voice on Human Rights debates. Abdullateef is the author of Halāl Sex And Intimacy & The 50 Common Bid’ah (Religious Innovations).
Afeez Olalekan Saka
Afeez is an award-winning Best Teacher, Beyond School Community Challenge 2021, organized by Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria. He is the team advisor for the Second runner-up champions for the #BSCChallenge.
He is a teaching fellow at Teach for Nigeria and an education officer at the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission.
Afeez is the founder of LACED Africa (Literacy for African Child Education and Development), with the purpose to help children in low-income communities improve their reading and learning culture through literacy development for personal success and global peace. He is an ambassador with World Literacy Foundation, Theirworld, and UN Teach SDGs.
He is the Director of Curriculum Development, Kayode Alabi Leadership, and Career Initiative where he has worked to prepare children for the Future of Work through the SDGs 4 (Quality Education). He is a United Nations TeachSDGs Ambassador, Global Youth Ambassador, Theirworld, and World Literacy Foundation.
Under his mentorship, one of his Teach for Nigeria students made it to the top 8 selected students for the Teach for All- Student Leaders Advisory Council, out of over 140 applicants in the world. He contributed to the development of the Teaching as Collective Leadership Framework and the Future of Work Initiative designed by Teach for All.
Currently, Afeez is leading a startup project named “Community Tech LAB”, with a vision to help change the paradigm of riverine community students and leaders about education and prepare them for the future of work.
Barrister Ahmed Adetola-kazeem, MCIArb (UK)
Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem is a young ingenious, focused and a result-driven achiever. He is an astute litigator, who also specializes in Arbitration and ADR, Medical and Health Law, Labour and Industrial Law and Commercial Law. He has represented clients in trial and appellate courts including the Supreme Court. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership (LPILP).
Ahmed is a counsel at Gani Adetola-Kaseem (SAN) LP. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Prisoners’ Rights Advocacy Initiative, an NGO advocating for the rights of prisoners and rehabilitating them. Ahmed is a recipient of multiple awards and has spoken at numerous conferences locally and internationally.
He is a member of the board of trustees, Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership (LPILP). He served on the Young Members’ Group (YMG) steering committee, scale of fees review committee and membership committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Nigeria Branch. He is a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2017 and was selected as a finalist in the British Council Future Leaders Connect programme. He was a finalist at the International Bar Association Pro Bono Awards held in Boston in 2013 and won the Governor’s Award for the best Youth Corps member (batch C) Abia State, 2010.
Adamu Tilde, PhD
Dr Adamu Tilde’s experience in the agricultural value chain spanned many years. In 2012, he joined the services of Khairiyah Ventures. Khairiyah ventures specializes in procuring&supplying agricultural produce like soybean, maize, groundnut cake, sorghum, etc. to companies like Grand Cereals, Sun Seed, Nasco, UAC Foods, etc.
In 2016, Tilde co-founded Sokoto Executive Chicken – a company that specializes in processing, packaging and distributing poultry meat. Tilde, under the auspices of Tilgric Consultants, together with other partners, has provided varied professional services in the agricultural value chain. Tilde has helped established animal ranch and milk processing unit, feed milling company, meat processing company, set up abattoir and cold storage facility, and numerous poultry farms.
Recently, Tilde floated another company, Tilgronomic Services Ltd – a company that specializes in procuring and supplying Sheep, Goat, and Cattle during on and off festive periods. At the moment, Tilde maintains a private farm, and double as agribusiness consultant.
Ashraf Akintola is an Entrepreneur, Researcher, Author, Poet and a Public speaker. He is the Founder/CEO of Noblekinmat Ltd., an impact Development company with the mandate of ‘leading a generation of impact, prosperity and sustainability’ among Africans in the area of Bioinformatics, Data Science, Health, Education, Media and Publicity.
Ashraf is highly regarded among peers and associates as a leading creative with great potentials to lead sustainable change. Since December 2019, he has served as the Campus director for Hult Prize (the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university, and a movement for reflecting and acting on the most sustainable solutions to world’s greatest problem) at Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu South Korea.
He has led fellow colleagues to conduct free online trainings and courses in Bioinformatics for beginners and mid-level mastery in Bioinformatics skills such as Genomics, Transcriptomics and Epigenetics. He has the ambition and goal to Educate 1,000,000 (One million) researchers, students and enthusiasts in Bioinformatics skills by the end of 2022 to prepare against pandemics such as COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Ashraf graduated from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Ilorin Nigeria, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology (Entomology major) and later earned a Master’s degree in Applied Biology from Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, South Korea. His Master’s degree theses was based on the Genetic diversity of Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci), a highly invasive global pest that is a threat to global food security. This insect is a pest of Tomato, Cassava and more than a hundred other important food crops globally. He was able to identify, characterize, detect and report on the status of the diversity, endosymbiont profile and viral contents of the insect pest in Nigeria.
He is presently at the same institution in the Laboratory of Phylogenomics and Evolution for his PhD. in Biomedical Convergence Science and Technology with a specialized focus on the Mitochondrial genomes of mosquito species of high medical importance. His research when completed among other things would address how mosquito endosymbiont co-adapt with mosquitoes and assist it in transmitting diseases such as malaria, zika virus, dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, etc.
Audu Haruna Jimoh
Audu Haruna Jimoh is a scientist who also a poet, writer and public speaker.
Currently, a lecturer at Faculty of Pharmacy, Kaduna State University.
Ustadh Aleem Farouk Ayodeji
Ustadh Aleem Farouk Ayodeji is a Medical Physicist. He is the Imām, Daaru Salaam Central Mosque Asero Estate Abeokuta. He loves research, writing and discourse. Ustadh Aleem Farouk Ayodeji is the author of the book, “Some Prohibitions in Islām”.
Bashir Iyiola Kareem Arowojobe
Bashir Iyiola Kareem Arowojobe is an educator and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of istudyislam and Tijara. istudyislam is a specialized educational platform, established to provide a relevant and inspirational Islamic learning experience to busy Muslim professionals, the working class and others, through physical and online classes. Tijara is a front-liner Digital Marketing company in Nigeria.
Ustadh Habeeblai Abiodun Jumah Agbabiaka
An Arabist and specialist in Shariah and Islamic studies with major interests in Fiqh, Usulul-Fiqh and Islamic finance.
He holds a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies, Bayero University, Kano, LLB Shariah Law (Tchad), M.A Islamic Studies, Alhikmah University and currently a PhD Researcher at Alhikmah University, Ilorin.
Also, he is CSAA and fellow of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOFI).
Ustadh Habeeblai is the Proprietor, Darul-quran Arabic and Islamic studies, Ikorodu with great Alumni studying in indigenous universities and abroad. He has published several books and works in his Areas of interest, some of which have been published in both indigenous and international Journals. Similarly, he is the Founder and Director of Akeusola Sharia Consults Ikorodu with shariah Consultancy Services in Islamic finance Instruments and Products, Distribution of Estates, Translation, Researches and Pro-Bono Shariah Consultancy Services.
He is an active Islamic propagator with regular classes on Hadith , Fiqh and Tafseer.
Ustadh Abdul Kabir Nasir Al Asfar
A researcher with interest in Islamic creed, jurisprudence and practice. With experience as Imam, Researcher, Arabic/ English translator, instructor on Jurisprudence and Theology. Experience spanning more than a decade of researches, teaching, talks and administration.
Ustadh Abdul Kabir is the Director, Daarul-Hijrah Madrasah and Imam, Al Jazeerah Mosque, Unity estate, Badore, Ajah. Similarly, he is the Director, Clear Path Islamic Centre, Freedom Way, Lekki, Lagos.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Applied chemistry. Imam Abdul Kabir is a AAOFFI Certified Sharia Auditor and Advisor.
Barrister Taiwo Hassan Adediran
Bar. Taiwo Hassan Adediran was born in the 80s in Ilorin but his parents are from Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. He attended Endurance Nursery and primary school, Adewole, Ilorin and later Adeta L.G.E.A, Adeta, Ilorin with Primary school certificate in 1998. Bar. Taiwo then proceeded to Government day secondary school, Adeta, Ilorin for his secondary Education with my Senior school certificate in 2004. He then proceeded to the Kwara state College of Arabic and Islamic Legal studies, Adewole, Ilorin for my Diploma in Common and Islamic law and completed the program in 2006.
He proceeded to the University of Ilorin for his LL.B in Common and Islamic law and graduated in 2011. Bar. Taiwo attended the Kano Campus of the Nigerian law school between 2011 and 2012 and was called to the Nigerian bar as a Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2012.
Suraj “Jarus” Oyewale
Suraj Oyewale, popularly known as Jarus, is a well-known social media influencer that uses his platforms to educate people on careers, oil and gas, education and other sundry issues. Jarus is known for breaking down complex topics in simple language and sharing his knowledge and experience in different subjects.
Jarus holds a first class degree in economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. He spent over 14 years experience in the oil and gas industry before recently moving to the energy consulting business of a top consulting firm as a senior manager.
A public analyst with over 100 essays covering issues like political economy, oil & gas, taxation and fiscal policy, public policy, and business, published in virtually every Nigerian national daily, including Businessday, Thisday, Punch, and Guardian.
Written for a number of platforms like YNaija.com, a leading internet newspaper for the young Nigerians, expressing views on general issues; 10MinutesWith, a global careers platform with offices in the United Kingdom and Singapore, expressing views on career issues.
As a public policy analyst, regularly get invited by TV stations, university student groups and other platforms for expert views on oil and gas, taxation and fiscal policy, economic policies and careers.
Driven by passion to share knowledge and experience, co-founded a portal with focus on education, careers, mentoring, and management. The portal (www.jarushub.com) is Nigeria’s premier in that niche and has been described as the Glassdoor of Nigeria.
Jarus is also the author of four books, including The Road to Victoria Island: A Compendium of Essays and Case Studies on Careers in Nigeria.
Mutiu Iyanda Lasisi
Mutiu Iyanda, Lasisi is a Research and Communications professional with a special bias for combining academic and industrial approaches for issues and needs exploration towards personal and societal growth. His research and industry interests include entrepreneurship development, media, communication, public governance and facilities management. He has coauthored articles in reputable national and international journals.
Mutiu Iyanda grows new businesses and accelerates growth of start-ups in Africa and North America regions through development of varied strategic tools ranging from business, growth plans to investment pitch deck.
He is Co-Convener, Academic-Applied Research Co-Creation Hub. The Hub is connecting academics and industry experts to fix identified paralyses in Nigeria’s Research and Development sector. He currently works with Infoprations Limited, a data-driven management consulting company based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nojeem Olasubomi Yusuf
Nojeem Olasubomi Yusufu is Nigerian Tax thought leader and taxation expert with demonstrated experience in preventing and solving tax problems for businesses, individuals, not-for-profits and governments.
He is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University (O.O.U) with Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric.) – Soil Science & Farm Mechanisation Soil Science in 2009. Nojeem currently works as a Senior Manager at Deloitte and previously at KPMG Advisory Services, (Nigeria), PwC Nigeria and Dangote Flour Mills PLC.
Furtherance to the above detailed information, in equipping more our enlightened mind, is the reminder of the fact that the world is wholesomely infected with the indecency virus – most of which bases its cons on social media – which tops the chart of what needs to go down the drain in the world, lest a greater turmoil, than the present one, descends. In place of further evil, we could shift our drive to positivities in different forms, part of which is the utilisation of our social platforms for the propagation of morals and Godly teachings and that’s why the above highlighted personalities have been recommended for us, to sip from their wealth of positive tutelage and impart, as a step in straightening the curve of moral decline that abounds in our society of today, especially on the SM which is known to be a capital trigger for it. May Allah make their impact beneficial to us and bless us with a society devoid of moral decadence, Aameen.
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