Al-Hurriyah is a project manned by 3 Muslim women passionate about Islam, children and individual/collective rights. Over the years, they have seen and felt, cried and smiled, trusted and shared; it’s a jungle out there. There are so many ills in the society, too much injustice and it is saddening. Individually, each feels that much can’t be achieved in doing ones singular part for the society, so they decided it was time a body was set up for that purpose.
However, they don’t want to do this alone, for the only reward is the Pleasure of Allaah (SWT). That is why they are sharing this venture with the public; especially those people who want to assist those in need and don’t have the ‘big bucks’ to do so. We also feel that women and children are mostly at the receiving end when any disaster happens…directly or indirectly.
This is the drive…and all hope…all reward is with Allaah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), in shaa’ Allaah.
Titilayo holds a B.Sc. Physiology from the University of Ibadan, a PGDip in Montessori training from the Center for Educational Research and Development Studies (CERDS), India; and a diploma in Child Psychology at the Stratford Career Institute (US).
Titilayo worked with Deen Communications Limited in the Legacy department and did a brief stint with Guided Beginnings Foundation before joining Crescent Schools, Victoria Island, Lagos for 3 years. She is the Lead Coordinator at The Reading Gym, Nigeria; a one stop bookstore, reading club and cognitive health initiative. She also loves natural and organic living, and is the author of the GreenFingersNG, an urban farming support system she set up to allow her feed her family healthy food via affordable and easily accessible means. Titilayo is also interested in special needs with focus on learning disabilities.
She is married and blessed with children.
Hafsah Olufunmilola Agbabiaka is a Clinical Pharmacist and a fellow of the West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists. She is currently working with the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos.
Her work puts her in the midst of individuals who are in need of health services and she uses her expertise in projects that have to do with the health of the inmates and supplying medications to the prisons.
She is also a Certified Health Coach and Member of the American Council on Exercise. When she is not working in the hospital, she is busy as the Lead Coach at SlimfitU Solutions, an Outfit that helps women tap into their inner motivations to improve their health by creating programmes that work for their unique lifestyles.
She is the treasurer of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), the Public Relations Officer of the Muslim Pharmacists Association of Nigeria (MPAN) and the Welfare Officer of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs) in Lagos State.
She is happily married with Children.
Rahmah Olorunyomi Gafar
Rahmah is currently working at Crescent Schools, 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. She studied Computer Science at Yaba College of Technology, and has a PGDip in Education from the Lagos State University. She worked as the marketing Officer at Bait-ul-ilm, an affiliate of Deen Communications Limited for a number of years and is currently the head of Nursery at Crescent Schools. She certified in Early Childhood Development and Curriculum (Every Child matters) with the Thames Valley University, England.
Rahmah recently co-founded Durrah Projects, an educational consult and services outfit aimed at resourcing, consulting and training for low-income schools who otherwise can’t afford the high trainings that are available.
She is married and blessed with children.
Inaayah makes itself available to Muslim women who have lost their husbands by way of divorce or death. The hope, In shaa Allaah, is to act as a network of emotional/psychological and financial support to these women.
It encourages empowerment through guided entrepreneurship, provides sisterhood and counselling to help psychological and emotional trauma.
Inaayah operates within Zamfara State and its environs for physical presence for now. E- Presence (in the sense of emails, chat rooms and phone calls), are assessable for other parts of Nigeria.
Vision Statement: To help build a community where Muslim women (widowed and divorced) are psychologically motivated and financially empowered so that they may serve the Deen.
Tazia Foundation, USA, is a non-profit volunteer based organization which exists to assist women through education and life skill programs, support services and advocacy. Through collaborative partnerships with interfaith, civic, other non-profit groups and the business communities, Tazia works to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty by Life skills, Supportive services and Advocacy.
It is a tough world and everyone can do with help and useful assistance. It’s with this in mind that three sisters came together as far back as 2005 to start a project that will target the young teenage girl as she grows up, develops to a young adult and eventually a full grown woman.
DWM was started off with our focus on the Muslim woman. However, it was soon realized that Muslim teenagers (fondly referred to as MTEENs) cannot be separated in their need for nurturing and mentoring. Thus DWM – at least the Daughters arm – decided to focus on the MTEENs first.
DWM is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria and will partner with other reputable organizations – Nigerian or beyond – to provide a strong base to mentor, nurture and guide Muslim teens through the murky waters of early adolescence and hope in shaa Allaah, to steer them onto the straight path in service to Allaah, themselves, the ummah and Islam.
DWM will grow, in shaa Allaah, from the initial step of guiding and mentoring young adults, to supporting young wives and ultimately learning with mothers till we provide total package that presents to all, the great gift of Islam. We hope to help in regaining and retaining the pure teachings of Islam, in shaa Allaah, for ourselves, our families and our ummah.
An educational consulting and services outfit based in Lagos. Durrah knows the importance of the foundation stage in child development and aims at working with free tuition and low income generating Nursery/Primary schools in deprived communities in Lagos state.
It helps with resourcing and upgrading of the schools through high quality, yet low cost teacher trainings workshops; educational material sourcing at highly competitive prices; and follow up supervision to assist the schools develop academically, morally and physically.
New innovations in education are researched and taught to the schools, implemented and used in giving the pupils a better methodology towards understanding the curriculum for their level.
Durrah seeks to help these school churn out fully educated, morally upright, and independent children who can compete with their counterparts from well to-do-communities and even internationally, bi ithniLlaah.
Tawfeeq Olanrewaju Awwal (B.Sc)
Br. Tawfeeq was the former Imam of the Victoria Garden City Islamic Community (VGCIC). He is a graduate of Agricultural Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. While at Ile-Ife, he was the Imam of its most prominent Masjid [mosque] and one of the prominent lights of the Muslim Students Society.
He did his NYSC with Deen Communications Limited and was promptly retained due to his versatility, where he headed the Legacy Editorial Team.
He is the author of the book The Boy Who Guided A Nation.
Basheer obtained BSc Estate Management and MSc Management from the University of Lagos; PGD Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance, London; MRes (Masters in Research) Business & Management from London Metropolitan Business School; started MPhil – Economics from the University of Buckingham, UK and got his PhD in Integral Development & Innovation at Da Vinci Institute, South Africa in conjunction with Trans4m Institute for Integral Development, Geneva.
Basheer has several work experience in banking, management consultancy, real estate and Islamic finance. He joined Stanbic IBTC Bank in 2009 as Manager, Islamic Banking Risk & Compliance where he structured Islamic finance business and value propositions. He initiated the privately managed Shariah Compliant Investment in Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd.
He is engaged with the team designing the first Shariah-compliant short-term liquidity management instrument for the country comprising of several Islamic financial contracts. He is also part of the team that set-up the Group’s Advisory Committee of Experts (Shariah Advisors) and he became a member of the Nigerian Islamic Finance Working Group in 2009 and now coordinates the group. The group sets regulatory and operational policy for the Islamic finance industry in Nigeria while helping with overall innovation, research and advocacy in the industry. In summary, Basheer is one of the pioneers of Islamic banking and finance in Nigeria; and the co-founder of the Centre for Islamic Socio-Economic Research (CISER).
He was also the Research/Programme manager (Non-Interest Finance) at EFInA (Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access). He is currently the Group Head, Sterling Bank Non-Interest Banking Sector.