The Muslims Connected Podcast:

Why I’ll Never be President | Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman | Episode 01

In this episode, Yaseen Barnes sits down with the remarkable Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman for an inspiring chat about spirituality, leadership, and the incredible impact of helping others. Dr. Sooliman, the founder of Gift of the Givers, shares his journey from a small-town doctor to leading one of the world’s biggest humanitarian organizations. He talks about how spirituality shapes his work, the influence of his upbringing, and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference. Listen in for powerful stories about overcoming obstacles, the importance of community, and how faith can change lives. 

Episode Guest:

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman

Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman was born in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He’s a distinguished medical doctor and philanthropist known for his global humanitarian work. Inspired by guidance from Sufi Sheikh Muhammed Safer Dal Effendi, he founded Gift of the Givers in 1992, dedicated to humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Dr. Sooliman’s initiatives range from facilitating hostage rescues in Yemen to aiding citizens in post-war Iraq and assisting Syrian refugees. His efforts have earned him numerous awards, including the President’s Order of the Star of South Africa and recognition as one of the world’s most influential Muslims.

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