About us

About us

Who is behind Muslim Tech Fest?

We’re big dreamers just like you.

As two friends, we got together and started a global movement, bringing together dreamers and go-getters from all walks of life. We set out on a mission to celebrate Islamic culture, ignite innovation, and open doors for underrepresented talent. Want in?

Our Founders

Ambitious dreamers dedicated to positive change and diversity.

Arfah Farooq

Arfah Farooq

Co-founder

Zahid Mahmood

Zahid Mahmood

Co-Founder

Our Vision

We’re on this journey to make a world of positive change, where diversity thrives, and excellence knows no limits.

As the curtains rise, thousands of remarkable individuals gather for a festival of technology and innovation. Join us on this journey to make a world of positive change, where diversity thrives, and excellence knows no limits.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive community where every individual feels a sense of belonging. Together we are a movement. Together, we are a force for change and innovation. Together, we create a better world.

Our Promise

Our promise is that you'll never feel alone. Our annual event serves as your opportunity to join a lifelong community. You're part of a larger movement and a supportive family that empowers you to make a difference in the world and build the life you love.

1000+
Attendees Last Year
50+
Amazing Speakers
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Social Outreach

What people thought?

Fatimah

@FatimahwithaH

“Had so much fun volunteering for the @MuslamicMakers Muslim Tech Fest yesterday! You can truly feel the passion radiate from @Arf_22 and the team to bring our community together and empower Muslims within the tech space 🙌”

Maya

@mayaabtech

“Late post but what a fantastic day at @muslamicMakers Tech Fest yesterday. I met so many amazing people and heard very thought provoking presentations! A big thank you to @Arf_22 and team for creating a space where I am accepted as just me. And that is enough!”

Sisters Speak

@SistersSpeak_fm

“This weekend we attended the Muslim Tech Fest organised by @MuslamicMakers ! A sold out event, with over 400 attendees. We feel incredibly proud of the organisers for creating a space where Muslim talent is cultivated whilst simultaneously championing our faith. 👏 👏”

Mustafa

@MustyRash

“Had an awesome time at @MuslamicMakers @muslimtechfest”

Taz

@TazTheStarGazer

“Absolutely smashed it MashaAllah, there were good vibes all round!!!”

Shaf is @shaf@dair-community.social

@shaftag

“Had a blast at the 1st @MuslamicMakers Muslim Tech Fest @Ri_Science on Sat. Met so many cool people & so many thought provoking talks. Delighted at reception of my talk Halalgorithms: Hollywood, Tech Ethics & AI - so many really interesting convos afterwards. Kudos to the org'ers”

Adil

@Adagile_

“What an absolute buzz today at the @MuslamicMakers tech festival. Never seen such an engaged and diverse group of muslim talent get together on this scale. Inspired, proud and full of goosebumps. Can't wait for the next one insha'Allah.”

Nadine

@thisisNadineA

“Absolutely enjoyed attending @MuslamicMakers first #MuslimTechFest inspiring speakers all around From CEOs to beginners. Ethics & AI. Renewed inspiration!”

Mohamed

@Cr8tivemo

“Great time today at Muslim Tech Fest courtesy of @MuslamicMakers Good to see some familiar faces and new ones.”

Umayr

@UmayrTanveer

“And that’s a wrap! WOW what a day it’s been at the #MuslimTechFest organised by @MuslamicMakers. It felt so heartwarming to be a part of the event and meet so many amazing professionals 🙌🏼🙌🏼 My personal favourite QOTD: “Be the masters of your own destiny.” - Omer Duzyol”

Murtaza

@murtz_abidi

“Congrats @MuslamicMakers. Awesome #MuslimTechFest event today. Great seeing so many familiar and new faces. @Arf_22 and team 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”

Umayr

@UmayrTanveer

“Delighted to be at the #muslimtechfest organised by @MuslamicMakers - Have already met and heard from such amazing & talented professionals!”

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Together we are a movement. Together, we are a force for change and innovation. Together, we create a better world.

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