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Tausif Malik

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Tausif has been a pioneer in the media industry since the age of 20 and he created a pioneering branding IT companies through recruitment advertisement format in India, that became an Industry standard.

In 2000, he moved to Dubai and created an environmental campaign for Emirates Environmental Group and today this campaign is made into posters and sold across America.

In 2001 he established Sultanate of Oman’s first PR firm ‘SIMPA PR’ a new business division for SIMPA Marketing Research and also established Press Club a forum for Media Professionals. His work was recognized and was invited to co-author a book with other business leaders titled “Doing Business with Oman”.

He took an academic break and taught at leading Business & Mass Communication Colleges in India such as Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Indira Group of Institutes & Balaji Group of Institutes.

In 2007, he immigrated to United States of America and worked with Desi Talk Chicago & Hi India Weekly as Community Editor. Later he established the US Edition of UK’s no#1 South Asian Newspaper AsianLite.com

But during the Holy month of Ramadhan 2011, Allah SWT blessed him with the idea to establish competitions such as Muslim Spelling Bee, Muslim Science Bee, Muslim Geography Bee, Muslim History Bee and Muslim Math Bee for Muslim students.

The first competition Muslim Spelling Bee was designed, developed and launched, through an email to community in Chicago, USA, but it became a viral hit and people from across the country showed interest to be part of the program.

Tausif Malik founded the idea of connecting communities through education and increase the Muslim Students participation at the mainstream competition in order to create future pool of leadership.This idea was developed as Muslim Students were excelling in education but were lacking participation in the mainstream competitions. It is observed competition gives a platform to challenge individuals and this helps in enhancing competitive qualities amongst students.

Generally the Muslim Community in American would establish a not for profit to conduct community and religious events, but the success rate of not of profit is poor and good ideas and projects die faster due to lack of funding and professionalism.

Tausif Malik established these competition based on the Islamic knowledge that Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) encouraged to do ‘Tijarat’ (business) to elevate the community and secondly the fundraising from the community is conducted to only help the needy in the neighborhood.

The Muslim Spelling Bee competition has successfully innovated a competition to create a platform for muslim students, communities, media and marketeers to connect and helping social work, job creation and identity.

InshaAllah Muslim Spelling Bee competition will be launched in other countries and simultaneously other competition will be launched at 11 different Islamic Schools, so finally for all competitions 55 community schools in 11 metropolitan regions of American will be held. This feat has not be accomplished by any mainstream or community organization.

The Social Enterprise pioneered by Tausif Malik for Muslim Spelling Bee competitions has created a new platform and benchmark for community based organizations.

Tausif has been featured in local, national and international media and he regularly contributes to various publications. Recently, He was a panelist with UK’s Guardian News paper Social Enterprise discussions about Islam & Social Enterprise and Social Enterprise & Training.

Live discussion: Islam and social enterprise, 5 ... - The Guardian

Live debate: social enterprise training – 12-1.30pm ... - The Guardian

Recently, his venture Muslim Spelling Bee was nominated and shortlisted for an Islamic Research & Education award by Globalislamiceconomy.com organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Thompson Reuters.

Tausif had career stints in India, U.A.E, Kuwait and Sultanate of Oman and holds two Masters Degree (M.Com & M.B.A) and currently completing his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Argosy University, Chicago, U.S.A.

MashaAllah, GlobalMuslimObserver.com is his new venture...