Iftikhar Islam is a renowned Da'ee - a presenter of Islam - best known for his speeches and articles on Socio-Religious & Economical issues and collaborating management strategies with Islamic knowledge for an all-round Islamic development as required in the 21st century. He is an ardent of Islam, Comparative Religions, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media, and Law.
Childhood & Family:
From among the nine children, being the sixth child and eldest of all the sons, he is brought up in a religious atmosphere since childhood. His parents gave him enough freedom to learn Islam from the scholars of different schools of thought. This led him to have a vast exposure of the Faith and current affair of the Muslim community. He represented Islam from very young age and started preaching it since then.
Education: (Academic & Spiritual)
Till SSLC he studied in Al-Ameen English Medium High School and joined Gogte College of Commerce for intermediate studies (PUC). After completing his Bachelors in Commerce from the same college, he moved forward for Post-Graduation to IIPM School of Business & Economy – Hyderabad and holds a fellowship in Strategic Business Management. His passion towards education led him to pursue Bachelors in Law from Karnataka State Law University – Hubli.
Since he is brought up in the religious atmosphere, he started getting spiritual education from his childhood. Being fond of Islam and its values, he attended various workshops conducted by the scholars and Da'ees. He has completed Dawah Training Program and also participated in various Dawah Workshops conducted by various students of knowledge and scholars. He is regular in touch with the students of knowledge and scholars so that he works under their guidance.
Being influenced by Dr. Zakir Naik and zeal to serve the humanity, Iftikhar Islam founded GPRF – a non-profit socio-Islamic organisation in the year 2011 and stands firm as the Founder-Administrator since then. He also founded Excellence Foundation with an aim to excel in education field in 2017.
He is also the Administrator & Writer of ‘Passionate Writers’ (a blog where the member writers write editorials on socio-economic issues), ‘Islamic Reasoning’ (a blog dedicated to promote Islamic Ethics & Values within Muslims) as well as ‘Presenting Islam’ (a blog to promote Islam and its teachings by answering the allegations laid against it). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of a news & views website called ‘Truth Arrived’ in English and Hindi language.
Training, Seminars & Workshops:
He has presented numerous talks and participated in the discussions on Socio-Islamic issues, Answering the Allegations on Islam, Personality Development & Time Management, Public Speaking, and so-on.
He is a trainer on Public Speaking, Teachers Training and Personality Development. He conducts a 10-Day Islamic Summer Camp for children and 3-Day Dawah Training Program for adults. Check Here
Iftikhar Islam realized the wide-gap of Muslim youth with reading, so he started to write motivational articles on Islam and social issues. Since he is fond of educational field, socio-economics and current affairs, his articles revolve around the same subjects which gets published on ‘Passionate Writers’. The Editorials on socio-political issues are published on ‘Truth Arrived’ – a news blog in English and Hindi. He also writes short motivational articles related to Islamic Ethics on ‘Islamic Reasoning’ for Muslims, encouraging them to follow Islam and become a sincere Muslim 24x7. His articles related to removing misconceptions laid against Islam and other Islamic information exclusively for Non-Muslims get published on a blog called 'Presenting Islam'. Check Here
Through GPRF, he is connected with AIDCA - All India Dawah Centres Association, an umbrella organisation of registered Muslim NGOs across India that connects its members with each other and stands for Justice for the Muslim Ummah. He is also connected with KDCA (Karnataka Da'wah Centres Association, a Karnataka chapter of AIDCA. He is a shoora (council) member of KDCA.