The Friday Club is a private, not for profit, social networking club for Muslim Professionals. Dedicated to bringing the best minds and exceptional talent to the forefront. The Friday Club meets on the last Friday of every month, to hear and be challenged by someone who has achieved within his or her profession, be it in business, academia, media, sports or politics.





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Posted on August 26, 2013 in UncategorizedLeave a comment
Kristiane Backer

From MTV to Mecca’ is the truly inspiring story of Kristiane Backer, who at the height of her career as one of Europe’s leading pop culture icons, converted to Islam. Through a fateful meeting with the famous cricketer Imran Khan, Kristiane travelled to Pakistan, where she encountered a completely different world to the one she [...]

Posted on August 26, 2013 in UncategorizedLeave a comment

  Kashif Siddiqi’s journey in football is one of many traveled routes and social accomplishments. Being only one of a handful of British Asian players to have made a living from the pro game, life has certainly accelerated since the early days of academy football in England. The small venues are no longer playing grounds [...]

Posted on August 24, 2013 in UncategorizedLeave a comment
Ali khan

Ali Khan is the director of the Alpha School group. A highly successful enterprise which owns a number of private fee paying schools in the South of England. Ali is currently also the Head  Teacher of a highly successful primary school called Crown House which has an 80% plus success rate of getting its pupils to [...]

Posted on October 31, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment

Tariq Usmani began his property development career at the age of 22 with the purchase of small refurbishment projects, mainly from auction houses. With an increase in knowledge and experience he moved the Company into the new build sector of property development. In 1999 Henley Homes Plc was incorporated and has since built an envious [...]

Posted on July 1, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment
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Members of the Friday club members manage and host members of International Olympic teams around the UK for Iftar in UK’s best Mosques

Posted on June 20, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment

This month (June 2012) we are joined by Darren Cheesman. A member of the current England and Great Britain Hockey Teams. He was also a member of the Great Britain U21 team that won Silver Medal at the 2007 Junior Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The Midfielder / Forward plays his club hockey at East Grinstead Hockey Club, England Hockey Premier League champions [...]

Posted on April 1, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment

This month (April 2012) we are joined by Prof Siraj Misbah. Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Immunology at Oxford University and lead consultant in clinical immunology at Oxford University Hospitals Trust Chair of the Immunology division of the Union of European Medical Specialists Directorate Chair between 2005-2010 of Laboratory Medicine Clinical lead in the UK Department of Health Chairman of [...]

Posted on February 28, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment
Shahid Azeem v2

This month (Feburary 2012) we are joined by Shahid Azeem. Surrey Business Personality of the Year 2010 and his company Arcom IT is this year finalist of ExxonMobil Corporate Social Responsible Company of the year. Director of Aldershot Football Club Asian Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 First Non Academic Visiting Fellow at University of Surrey Chairman of Woking [...]

Posted on January 20, 2012 in UncategorizedLeave a comment
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This month (January 2012) we are joined by Razi Shah. He is the current President of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Law Society. He sits on the Queens Counsel Appointments Panel. He sits as a Deputy District Judge (civil). In 2010 he was the winner of ‘Solicitor Advocate of the Year’ award in The Law Society Excellence Awards. [...]