Nargis Jahan Uddin
Nargis Jahan Uddin founded Muslim Mamas in 2011 after a single photo of her sleeping baby instigated a valuable conversation on her Facebook wall that marked a key turning point in her motherhood journey and initiated the vision of Muslim Mamas. Recognising the value and necessity in facilitating the creation and growth of online community groups, Nargis invested herself in developing a safe space online for Muslim mothers to connect, grow, inspire, support and empower through shared experience, faith, knowledge and validation. Essentially a network at their fingertips.
As the community grew rapidly, Nargis carefully selected and increased her team over the years to 6 admins (Asma Ali MN, Aliyah H Khan, Jazmin Begum Kennedy, Fareena Alam and Nafisa Rahimi) to help manage the community effectively. With the support and dedication of this team, she created further spinoff groups segmented by interest around the Muslim Mamas life, retained a controlled and manageable growth focusing specifically on ‘quality over quantity’ and expanded into other social media platforms to create further opportunities to connect.
In 2018, Nargis incorporated Muslim Mamas Limited and added admin Nafisa Rahimi as Co-Founder. This marked the beginning of the corporate and business journey to escalate and sustain the social impact.
Muslim Mamas has been operating voluntarily for over a decade and has been a useful and meaningful space for quality information, interaction, connection, opportunity and sisterhood. Muslim Mamas has a strong community driven and charitable reputation and has had a phenomenal social impact, transforming the lives and conversations of Muslim Mothers globally.
Nafisa Rahimi joined as Co-founder in 2018 after four years of being an Admin, and has been instrumental in creating, developing and implementing the corporate elements of Muslim Mamas. As the strategic leader, she is representing Muslim Mamas on the Facebook Community Accelerator Program 2021 where she successfully passed the gruelling, three-stage interview process single-handedly (amongst thousands of applicants worldwide), and is being mentored and trained by Founders Intelligence whilst already securing funding from Global Giving. She is currently working towards securing further funding in order to scale, build strategic partnerships and achieve long-term sustainability. Muslim Mamas is one of 10 groups from the UK accepted onto the program and one of 131 applicants worldwide across 9 regions. Nafisa represents less than 1% of the selected elite global leaders.
Nafisa is passionate about providing relevant services in order to amplify and empower Muslim mamas everywhere. Her podcast, educational, media and business platforms are now under the Muslim Mamas umbrella.
The Corporate Team
- Co-CEOs (and CFOs): Nargis Jahan -Uddin and Nafisa Rahimi share these roles together.
- Nargis is also the Chief People’s Officer where she recruits team members and manages the organisational structure.
- Nafisa is the Chief Operations Officer where she oversees the strategic vision in all areas and manages general operations.
- Both aforementioned roles, although led individually, are supported by each other.
- Digital Marketing Strategist and Business Consultant: Narjice Basaran and her team at Esecta.com designed, developed, built and manage our website. Narjice consults on our digital business strategy.
- Community Development Manager: Sara Saleh manages the growth and engagement of our communities as well as provides training for our sub teams. She is also the lead for Muslim Mamas VIP Lounge, courses and events.
Social Media Team
We have six admins altogether and twelve moderators across ten private MM branded groups. Additionally, we have four non-branded groups with different focuses such as podcast, educational, media and business open to a wider audience (managed by a varied team).
Muslim Mamas FB Group Admins
Founder of Muslim Mamas, LSE Graduate, Teacher (Institute of Education, UCL), Community Activist and budding entrepreneur. Nargis’ passion lies in building communities and connections and she has worked avidly in the media, education, charity and community sectors. Currently resides in London with husband and four sons.
Nargis loves spending time with friends and family, enjoys reggae-salsa, eating out, travelling and watching movies. She is freaked out by creepy crawlies and anything with holes. Oh, and if you’re ever in need of food? Move next door!
Co-Founder of Muslim Mamas, Super Smart Learners (an educational programme) and Not Another Mum Pod podcast. Teacher (University of Birmingham) and entrepreneur; passionate about all things business; in North London with her husband and four children.
Nafisa is still searching for the perfect steak, the perfect body and the perfect holiday (preferably simultaneously). She has a green belt in Shotokan Karate, loves dancercise and thrillers. An obsessive workaholic who definitely needs help(!)
Gender Equality Consultant at UNICEF, Journalist and Certified Master Gardener. Mother of one son and resides in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
She is also a crazy cat lady who dabbles in beautiful photography and a perfect obsession with horticulture.
Fareena leads the backend running of the main Muslim Mamas FB group.
Aliyah H Khan
MSc Immunohaematology, Biomedical Scientist and Avid Baker. Aliyah’s a social butterfly, constantly hosting and entertaining with gorgeous food (especially chaat!) with an appreciation for the finer things in life. She currently resides in London with her husband and two boys.
Aliyah manages Muslim Mamas instagram.
Teacher. Librarian. Keen Writer. Asma is a pint-sized, journalling bookworm who creates beautiful artwork with a knack for pretty home decor with an ambition to run around the world. She is an East London mama of three who loves reading, running and hiking.
Asma manages Muslim Mamas Pinterest.
Jazmin Begum Kennedy
Counsellor. Teacher. Home Educator. Author. Mother of three in Manchester. Jazmin is ‘Miss Marple, an eco-warrior, hugely passionate, and straight talking. She is tough on the outside, marshmallow (halal!) on the inside who loves her arts and crafts and DIY; passionate about all things natural and creative.
Jazmin manages the Nisa Foundation, a grassroot initiative to help survivors of domestic abuse.
Muslim Mamas FB Group Moderators
- Sajida Madni
- Sarah Swick
- Annie Khaliq
Narjice Basaran – Website Manager
Alifiya Al-kabi- Editor
Rana Ridha – Assistant Editor