“Standing in the auditorium while giving a presentation on Islamic Finance during my PhD, I asked the ambitious attendees to explain the meaning of Islamic Finance, the lack of response concerned me. This is when I realized a need for a platform which can spread awareness as well as facilitate investment in halal products’’ – Dr. Areeba Khan, CEO Taqwa Invest.
The name Taqwa (fear of God) itself explains the importance of following the Shari’ah. As Muslims, we all wish to secure our Hereafter and tend to avoid anything that puts it under risk.
According to the hadith, Riba is a curse for both the one giving and taking it. In today’s world the practices of conventional banks have deviated Muslims from Islamic values especially the normalised acceptance of Riba. Taqwa Invest aims to provide a halal solution to all types of investments by explaining the consequences of Riba. Our goal is to provide Muslims as well as Non-Muslims with the best and socially responsible investment techniques.
Taqwa’s vision is to make Islamic Finance accessible throughout Muslim countries as well as other regions in the future, aspiring to create a united platform where Muslims can invest without hesitation and suspicion. Transparency, being one of our core beliefs drives us to disclose all information and be honest with our dealings. Alhamdulillah, we are also the cheapest Islamic Robo Advisory solution, making users around the world help expand the Islamic Financial markets.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our vision is backed by our team comprising of highly educated and knowledgeable individuals. Each one of us is Alhumdulillah united to work towards the development of Islamic Finance while portraying its importance.
Taqwa’s Shari’ah Advisory Board consists of Dr Mohammad Abdullah and Mufti Yousuf Sultan, two of the most knowledgeable scholars in their expertise.
Our CEO & Founder, Areeba Khan, a doctorate in Islamic Capital Markets and the first Indian woman to complete her PhD in Islamic Finance, is striving to make halal investments secure and sustainable.
Message from Our CEO:
“Research and corporate experience have made me come up with the idea of Taqwa Invest. Working in different areas of Shari’ah, laws, governance, finance and capital markets have made me more passionate about spreading a good word about Islamic Finance.
My CSO, Farah, who I have known since college days, really was the one who had encouraged me to make my dream a reality. A vague discussion with her almost 2 years back about bringing a change in the way people think of Islamic finance and making investment in halal products easy has helped us in incorporating Taqwa. I have seen this dream come to life with proper strategizing and planning. Alhumdulillah our idea, finally got registered at DIFC and we obtained the innovation license.
Excited, is an understatement for the feelings I have for Taqwa Invest and starting to see it come live soon InshaaAllah! I pray that I, along with my dedicated team see Taqwa growing and reaching the heights we have hoped for it InshaaAllah!”
Farah Hashim is our highly qualified CSO, a doctorate in General Management. She aims to give her input in developing strategies for Taqwa Invest.
Message from Our CSO:
“Where everybody is looking for a better financial future, we found that unethical finances are more luring and ostensibly rewarding. It was then that we realised the dire need of Islamic Investment platforms particularly in geographical expansions with lower Muslim population.
Taqwa is born out of an idea that is to create a better understanding of Islamic Ethical investment and making it easily available for people around the globe.
I firmly believe that our dedicated team and with experts of Islamic Finance on-board we will be able to make essential contributions to a better state of Islamic finance and investments with responsible and sustainable services.”
Mohammad Saeed Khan is the CTO of Taqwa Invest, he has vast experience in the technological sector as well as the business sector. He aims to make Taqwa Invest as a one stop Islamic Trading Platform.
Mohammad Wasim is our Strategy Advisor, he has over 16 years’ experience as a Managing Consultant and in Transformational Advisory, working both privately and for some of the largest firms in the world. Specialising in technology consulting to deliver complex strategy, process improvement and digital/business transformational programs.
Dr. Mohammad Abdullah is a reputed Shariah Scholar and an established Researcher. He enjoys a blend of Academic and Professional Experience in Islamic Finance, Shariah Advisory, Shariah Training and Islamic Social Finance. He is an Expert in Waqf Studies. Abdullah is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from AAOIFI.
Mufti Yousuf Sultan is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) from Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain and an AAOIFI Master Trainer. He holds an MSc degree in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, Malaysia. Earlier, he graduated as a Mufti in Shari’ah and Islamic Jurisprudence from Jamia Shariyyah Malibag, Dhaka. He has long professional experience with teaching, training and advisory on Shariah and Islamic Finance, with specific exposure to Islamic Fintech.
Message from Our CEO:
“Interning in a startup is a great opportunity, you get to learn from different departments, you to do multiple tasks which will not only help you create an attractive resume but also a good career.”
Manal Khan is our Digital Marketing Intern, who is responsible for implementing online marketing strategies through social media accounts in an effort to increase brand awareness. Additionally, she has used various visual design research strategies in order to develop a creative design principle that reflects Taqwa Invest’s values through the social media accounts.
Sarah Umer Khan is the Legal Intern, she reviews internal publication and legal documents under the guidance of the managing team. She is also responsible for the extensive blog articles posted on the Taqwa Invest website.
Mustafa Khan is our Technological Intern, who works under the supervision of our CTO. He is responsible for the development of our website and also advises our team on the development of the Taqwa Invest’s Application.