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- Muslims and Tech with Safa Ghribi, Full Stack Engineer
1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background (how you got to where you are) and current role? I did my bachelor in computer science at Ecole des Mines in France then came to Canada to pursue a master in Software engineering at Polytechnic School of Montreal. When I graduated, I started working for Unity (in the video games industry) for about 3 years then moved to Microsoft since January 2022. I was working as a fullstack software developer in both positions. 2) What does a day in your life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday? My days are quite different lately to be honest but I’ll take you through a day where everything goes as I planned. I like waking up early in the morning whenever I can to have an hour of free time before work. I like to sip my coffee slowly and read a book or listen to a podcast, anything to help me start my day calmly. Then I start my work by going through emails and messages, setting my plan for the day (what to do every 30mins of my day + plan lunch and prayer times). I try to stick to 9-5 as much as I can so I can set up a routine that is healthy for my life. 3) What does work-life balance mean to you, and how do you work to achieve that goal? Work-life balance is to be able to produce and learn at work while spending 8 hours a day and having time and mental buffer to continue the rest of daily chores before and after your shift. I am still struggling to achieve that honestly, there was a lot of changes in my life recently, switching jobs, getting married… So I am still processing and figuring out how my rythme should be to be able to live a happy and healthy life while taking good care of my family and prospering in my career. 4) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life? I started waking up earlier for work to have some time to breathe and meditate before work. I don’t do it all the time but I try and do truly believe in its advantages. Also reading for 15 mins a day is giving some sense of fulfilment early in my day. 5) What brings you peace during stressful times? Talking to my mother/husband + prayer and duaa + reminding myself that it is temporary 6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you are consuming and like to recommend? Atomic habits is a very good book to read. I follow medium.com and I like their content (both tech and non tech related articles) 7) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be? I don’t have anyone in mind because what we see in the news and social media tend to be glorified. I can’t point a specific person from those who share their super productive days because I know 80% of it in not true. I would like to hear it from an ordinary person just like me, I want to hear it from a woman first because our duties and way of thinking is different than men, from a muslim second because we do prioritize family and know the need to surround them with care and affection, preferably a muslim woman living in a western country. I want it it to be from someone working in tech specifically because our jobs are more demanding in time and energy I think. 8) What’s the one piece of advice you would give our readers for managing stress and creating a healthy mental state? Keep telling yourself this : * This is 100% temporary * Everyone is going or went through these same feelings * A productive day can be a day you stay at home doing nothing * Nothing is wrong with taking few days/weeks break from work * perfect is the opposite of good
- Muslims and Tech with Muhammad Rehan, Software Engineer
1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background (how you got to where you are) and current role? I started with a computer science degree, i would emphasize on it that I never had a life outside of my PC during my graduation, love of programming took me to the sky i wanted to be an amazing programmer, during graduation I used to teach to my juniors as well as freelance projects, it was fun for me. After graduation I moved to Dubai as my family lives here, it was hard to cope up with organizational culture as I used to work alone as well. It was very tough in the beginning of my career, but for sure anything happens for a reason. Allah knows the best, so far I switched multiple jobs seeking for greatness, and here I am working as a software engineer at the world's biggest airlines and travel management/solution provider company. 2) What does a day in your life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday? I work in a hybrid environment while working from home: I wake up at 9:30AM and start with daily standup the take my lunch on my working table, then work straight till Zudar/Duhar (noon prayer), after praying i take my breakfast as well, in between working till Asar (prayer) i do play 5-10 minutes games on mobile or PC, after Asar i wrap up what i rote and create a pull request to merge my code and start to review other engineers code raised to merge, i endup my day with going to maghrib. 3) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal? I guess work-life balance for me is to stop working at 6/7PM and help your spouse with dinner or clean your room etc. that also include you can goof off for personal things but you make sure you manage to complete tasks on time. And on weekends you don't touch your work, you spend the whole day and night free mid with your family. 4) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life? I quit smoking and reduced vaping as well as maintained attendance at mosques. 5) What brings you peace during stressful times? It's rare for me to get stressed but when I do I try to run/walk and recite surah Duha. 6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you are consuming and like to recommend? I only follow tech news and action movies. 7) What’s the one piece of advice you would give our readers for managing stress and creating a healthy mental state? Every human fears poverty, but it's not something to be afraid of, if you don't like to work, take a week off, grab some clothes and a tent and some food, face mountains and spend some time with nature, it is the best healer. OR spend some time with your relatives and family, they are always there for you, no matter how dirty water becomes, still get used to extinguishing the fire.
- Muslims and Tech with Shaheen Sultana, QA Analyst
1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background (how you got to where you are) and current role? Ah it's quite wired journey which might take way to long, I did my masters in HR field was doing fine but I really wanted to be entrepreneur so I started my own Business as a Home baker was doing fine. And I used to attend many webinars and conferences for Testing ,those words like agile stand-ups jira were so easy for them I started having curiosity, Started searching on google and YouTube. But the time I started understanding I fell in love with testing and there was no going back, started taking courses and that’s how I started my journey. Now I work as a Solo Tester(QA Analyst)in UK for Aventum group Proud to be a tester now 2) What does a day in your life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday? I work in a Hybrid setup the day I go to the office is Quick rush and busy days start and end with meetings. But when working from home is Quite nice I start work at around 8 and we have a stand-up followed by meeting with developers and start working. Majority time I spend on preparing Test Cases and sudden minor changes as A solo tester I cannot fix certain work. I usually get a new task every day. Apart from that I do spend a good amount of time on one of the community(QA Talks) where we discuss new trends and set up conferences and webinars. And love to learn something new so I always try to listen to new trends and tools and try to keep myself-updated 3) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal? Everyone has their own way. Mine is to work productive in the work hours so that you do not have to stretch hours and get stressed. I try to organise everything make sure I try to achieve all the task to me and the best way is to give reward once I achieve any target which make me motivated and get it done I make sure I spend one hour for gym to stay fit 1-2 hour no screen time I be away from phone laptop Read Namaz make you relaxed refreshed its my best part of the day when I am on Prayer Mat (Janamaz) 4) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life? I started going to Gym it changed my routine way too much and started being so much more productive and much more energetic. Meeting new people and exploring new diets I have limited my screen time which is making me much more productive in the free time reading blogs and books and dedicating some to write my own blogs 5) What brings you peace during stressful times? Its wired but work 99 times for me What stress me out I try to write it down and start think what can I do to change and make sure to write Any problem or issue is on paper it make so easy to work on it more effective way 6)Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you are consuming and like to recommend? I always want to read new books but I always end up catching the Quran and read as it’s a kind of soothing and best practice and I really enjoy reading. Ministry of testing is my go to newsletter Nex go to newsletter is software testing weekly 7) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be? YouTube helps a lot in sorting that for me I mostly get work life balance talks in Ted talks they kind of really great ones to get inspired or implement in our life 8) What’s the one piece of advice you would give our readers for managing stress and creating a healthy mental state? We trend to worry on things which are even important try to be calm it solved maximum of problems or at least calmness gives us idea on what can we do to overcome the problem Try to take breaks and work it helps to focus
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Our Vision Muslims and Tech was created to help individuals navigate their career in the tech world. A place to share advice, collaborate and venture on new ideas. The mission is to become the most inclusive Muslims and Tech community in the world. Yasar Ahmad founder of MAT and currently Global Vice President of Ecommerce Food Company HelloFresh said; “Struggles of Muslims and the social mobility of young Muslims is at an all-time high. Discrimination and unconscious biases in the workplace are effecting Muslims breaking through into professional careers.” "A core pillar of our community is “Safe Space” to discuss common challenges without feeling judged. The growth of the community in such a short space, shows the desire for something like this to exist. Mentoring young Muslims, supporting them with finding jobs and general career advice is something that will help shape the community for the better." The Coronavirus crisis has sparked online hate speech targeted at Muslims and an influx of Islamophobic fake news on social media sites, new research has found. The study carried out by Imran Awan, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Roxana Khan-Williams, found that Islamophobic online ‘Cyber Hubs’ were being formed which linked Muslims to the spread of COVID-19, spread anti-Muslim memes and shared fake news stories. Stories like this are becoming more common and young Muslims are being affected not only in public but also in the workplace. The dangerous stereotypes these forms need to be challenged. The Muslims and Tech community is supporting individuals in these day-to-day challenges. Yasar says that the aim is for the group to hit 10,000 members by the end of the year and gain sponsorship from larger organisations to run more events and scholarships to support the community further. Meet our Team Sanaa Siddiqui I write all the time! Usman Shaikh Tech Enthusiast and Product Guru Hyder Mohammed Technical Support Analyst