Inspiring Muslim Influencers

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Forty Inspiring

  • HalalTrip 40 is a compilation of inspiring Muslims who have contributed eagerly, persistently, arduously, and have significantly impacted the community through their craft, product, or service. HalalTrip 40 aims to be an annual compilation as nominated by the community.
  • We wanted to create a compilation of indivduals that valued the big things and also the small things. A compilation that sheds light on individuals who contribute for a greater purpose. We sought individuals who have made a huge impact on the community to give them the credit they deserve.
  • HalalTrip 40 recognises the efforts of Muslims in their respective fields, be it humanitarian work, content creation, or being a pioneer in their space. There are four categories in HalalTrip 40: The Firsts, The Advocates, The Inspirers, and The Creators.
  • HalalTrip 40 in no way implies our endorsement of their views. We measure their spheres of influence through the many areas and remarkable contributions they have made to the Muslim community.
  • If you know of anyone and would like to recommend them for the HalalTrip 40 2022 list.

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The Top 40 Nominees with the most number of votes will make the HalalTrip 40 list of the year.

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The Trailblazers

Trailblazers and thought leaders who have made breakthroughs in being "The First" Muslim in their respective fields.

Anousheh Ansari

First Muslim Iranian Astronaut

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Muslim Women Sports Activist

Nurul Suhaila

SEA Games Gold Medalist in Pencak Silat

Fatma Samoura

First Female Secretary General of FIFA

Dissa Ahdanisa

Founder of Fingertalk Deaf Cafe

Sifan Hassan

Record Breaking Olympic Medalist

Ayaz Bhuta

Paralympic Gold Medalist 2022

Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed

Co-Founder of Zileej

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Champions of doing good. These individuals are in it to make a change in the community for the better through education, charity, humanitarian efforts and environmental advocacy.

Nabeela Yaseen

Founder of Not Your Nangi

Rizwan Ahmed

First Muslim to Win an Emmy Award

Omar Salha

Founder of Ramadan Tent Project

Zainab Ismail

Founder of Fit For Allah

Peter Gould

Founder & CEO of Gould Studio

Fahma Mohamed

Campaigning Against Female Genital Mutilation

Nur Jannah Chan

Co-Founder of Anya Meals

Maktaba Books

Trio behind Peer-to-Peer Library


Founder of Youth Without Borders

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Empowering and Connecting Muslim Women

Najwa Shihab

Journalist & Founder of Narasi TV

Maryam Amir

Creator of Qariah App

Imam Khalid Latif

First Muslim University Chaplain for NYU


Individuals who inspire change, motivate others and possess the courage to take a stand on what they strongly believe in.

Aisyah Hijanah

Influencer, Entreprenuer & Student

Dr. Nisha Mohd Rafiq

Postdoctoral Researcher at Yale University

Sadio Mane

Most Outstanding Player at AFCON

Zaharah Ariff

Casa Raudha Ltd

Fazli Hasri

Helping Others Like Him

Dr. Salehatul Khuzaimah

Creating a Safer Space for Pets

Maudy Ayunda

Singer-songwriter, Actress & Activist

Chaim Fetter

Founder of Peduli Anak Foundation

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The Creators

Content creators and powerful storytellers, encouraging you to be the best version of you, that you can be.

Dustin Craun

Co-founder of MPower Change

Waad Al-Kateab

For Sama', BAFTA Best Documentary

Sereen Sounds

Palestinian Film Maker & Music Producer

Dewi Nur Aisyah

Epidemiologist Expert


Founder of Wasabih

Nadiya Hussain

Chef, Author and Presenter

Nadir Nahdi

Film-maker & Founder of BENI

MD Noor

Founder of Rohingya Project

Nurul Hussain

Founder of The Codette Project

Rachid Yazami

Inventor of Rechargeable Batteries

Ibrahim Tahir

Founder of Wardah Bookstore

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Someone who fits the spot If you know of anyone and would like to recommend them for the HalalTrip 40 2023 list, head over to the nomination form below.

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