Bridging Faith and Technology: Highlights from the Muslim Tech Expo Event 2023

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Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, and its intersection with faith has become a focal point of discussion. 

The recently held Muslim Tech Expo event, themed “Bridging Faith and Technology,” provided a platform for Muslim tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and aspiring techies to connect, learn, and explore the ever-evolving world of tech. 

The event featured insightful keynote speakers and engaging panel sessions, making it a unique and enriching experience for all.

Keynote Speakers

Razaq Ahmed, CEO of Cowrywise

The Tech Expo kicked off with compelling keynote addresses from industry leaders including Razaq Ahmed, CEO of Cowrywise who shared his perspectives on the session: “Unicorn Blueprint: Navigating the Journey from Idea to Million-Dollar Startup.” 

Razaq provided a comprehensive overview of the essential strategies involved in transforming a concept into a successful million-dollar startup. The discussion delved into the intricacies of ideation, emphasizing the importance of a unique and scalable business idea. 

He outlined key milestones in the startup journey, including product development, market entry and scaling operations. Practical insights were shared on navigating challenges, securing funding, and building a resilient team. 

He emphasized the significance of innovation, adaptability, and strategic planning, offering aspiring entrepreneurs a roadmap for achieving unicorn status in the competitive landscape of the startup ecosystem. 

Panel Sessions

Abdulrahman Solanke, Engineering Lead at Cowrywise

The heart of the event was filled with diverse panel sessions, where experts from various fields discussed pressing issues and opportunities at the crossroads of faith and technology. 

Here are some highlights from the engaging panel discussions:

Digital Detox: Using Technology Mindfully to Maintain Personal and Spiritual Growth

In this enlightening session, the panel delved into the impact of technology on personal and spiritual well-being. The discussion addressed the prevalent stressors associated with smartphone usage, acknowledging the challenges posed by constant connectivity. Panelists emphasized the concept of a digital detox as a means to restore balance and harmony in one’s life, allowing for mindful and intentional use of technology. A key highlight was the exploration of how digital detox practices can serve as a pathway to strengthen the connection with Allah. The session provided practical insights into incorporating technology mindfully while maintaining a focus on personal and spiritual development.

Harnessing the Digital Realm for Social Good

The second panel session unfolded as an exploration of the potential of the digital realm in creating positive social impact. Panelists engaged in a vibrant discussion on leveraging technology as a powerful tool for social good, emphasizing its role in addressing pressing societal challenges. From innovative approaches to community engagement to the transformative power of digital platforms in mobilizing resources for charitable causes, the session showcased inspiring examples of how technology can be harnessed for the betterment of communities. Attendees gained valuable insights into how individuals, organizations, and communities can collaborate within the digital space to bring about positive change, reinforcing the idea that technology, when wielded responsibly, can be a force for social good and meaningful progress.

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Beyond the formal sessions, the Tech Expo provided ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Everyone had the chance to connect, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations that could contribute to the advancement of both their faith and the industry.


The Muslim Tech Expo’s theme, “Bridging Faith and Technology,” resonated throughout the event, creating a space where the two worlds seamlessly intersected. As technology continues to shape our world, events like these play a crucial role in ensuring that advancements align with ethical standards and religious values, ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and responsible tech industry.


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