Meet The Team
Behind Sadaqah

Meet the Team behind Sadaqah

Our mission is never finished. Our mission to help bring smiles to the ones in need, give a voice to the unheard, to defend hope and give communities in need optimism. We work with passion and deep humility, contributing to something that will outlast each of us as individuals.

We will relentlessly aim to build something unprecedented. Our goals are breaking the norms, so we cannot assume that industry standards or common practices will always be right for us.

With our deep commitment to our mission, we aim to accomplish incredible things. It pushes us beyond our comfort zones, encourages us to learn new skills, and emboldens us to tackle big challenges.

We embrace opportunities to grow, take criticism on the chin, make room for uncomfortable conversations, and respect each other’s perspectives when we don’t achieve consensus.

Shah H. Sheikh

FOUNDER AND CEO

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An entrepreneur and a cyber security advisor with a passion for humanitarian work supporting sustainable development goals.

A cyber security industry leader, thought-leader and entrepreneur of multiple successful start-ups. With 18 years of industry experience and having worked for multi-national organizations, cyber security technology vendors and multiple successful cyber security advisory and technology firms.

He has built his reputation as a trusted cyber security and data privacy advisor to many organizations and he poses the right skills to lead SADAQAH – Ummah Crowdfunding. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from King’s College London and is also a certified CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRSIC, CSSK security practitioner along with a host of technical certifications.

His passion for technology combined with humanitarian work led to the inception of SADAQAH – Ummah Crowdfunding; with the mission to transform the way we perform Sadaqah; where transparency, integrity, security and harnessing the power of unity is at the core of what we do. Our mission is to bring a smile on the faces of many; after all it is a form of Sadaqah.

Maruf Yusupov

BUSINESS & DIGITAL STRATEGY ADVISOR

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Maruf Yusupov is a Canada based award winning serial entrepreneur who has founded many digital companies mostly targeted to Muslim consumers online.

Maruf has also founded Halal.Ad, an ad network for the global Muslim network that offers a unique proposition: specially curated ads that adhere to Islamic values targeted to reach millions of Muslim consumers online. A powerful alternative to Google Ads and Facebook ads for the global Muslim market, Halal.Ad ensures Islamic integrity and effectiveness for both publishers and advertisers.

He is also the founder of Ali Huda - a media streaming platform for Muslim Children. Ali Huda is here to entertain and educate your children about Islam the fun way with 1000s of shows exclusively for Muslim kids. No Annoying Ads. Bundle of Joy for Kids. Peace of Mind for Parents.

He is also the host and certified coach at Muslims On Fire. It is a podcast to share the life stories of ordinary Muslims doing extraordinary things. It is an academy and hub for young generation Muslims On Fire who want discover their purpose and follow their dreams to live in prosperity.

Mufti Faraz Adam

ISLAMIC FINTECH ADVISOR

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Mufti Faraz Adam is a UK-based Islamic Finance & FinTech advisor and heads the Shariah advisory firm Amanah Advisors. He serves as an advisor on several global Shariah boards in countries such as Bahrain, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the United States. He has published over a dozen research papers in contemporary Islamic Finance matters and has published many chapters in Islamic FinTech.



Mufti Faraz studied his Islamic degree in the UK and completed his Mufti training and course in South Africa. He completed a master’s degree in Islamic Finance, Banking and Management from Newman University, UK in 2017. He has attained various finance-industry qualifications such as the IFQ, CIFE and is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA). He has completed an MBA diploma and specialised in Fintech at the University of Michigan, US. He holds an ACCA Accounting and Business diploma and is currently a candidate at the Chartered Insurance Institute for Regulated Financial Planning.

Nauman Abuzar

COMPLIANCE OFFICER

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Nauman Abuzar is a Compliance Officer of SADAQAH – Ummah Crowdfunding. He oversees the compliance and regulatory activities for the SADAQAH – Ummah Crowdfunding platform. His primary responsibility is to safeguard the platform from the risk of providing services to parties who may seek to use the financial system for illicit or illegal purposes. He also oversees the AML / CFT, KYC and Operational Compliance.

Nauman have proven track record with more than 12 years of global experience. He is holding an ACCA certification as well as a Graduated Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree. He has held responsible positions in a number of companies across the Remittance, Cross-Border Payments, Money Service Business, Cryptocurrency, Foreign Exchange, Non-Profit Organizations and Financial Service Sector.

His broad background which includes the design and implementation of payments compliance process, operational and regulatory compliance, oversight programs, transaction monitoring, financial crime, AML / CFT and KYC / CDD reviews, training programs, internal audits, and internal controls review will be a value added to SADAQAH – Ummah Crowdfunding.

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