VISION OF IFTAH CIC

IFTAH CIC aims to provide quality faith based audio and video content to educate and enthrall people globally with special emphasis on differently abled and disadvantaged members of the society.
We aim to give authentic knowledge of art, culture, heritage and philosophy of Islam and other faiths so that they are able to contemplate and propagate their acquired knowledge of unity, integrity and fraternity to their peers and folks and to the wider world.
We endeavour to provide researched audio / video content which will enable the people to have a clear thought and understanding of the issues at hand and how to resolve them.
The video content created through our platform are feature films, documentaries, reports, educational videos, etc related to Islam and other faiths.

MISSION OF IFTAH CIC

IFTAH CIC has a mission to provide global awareness about Islam and other faiths, so that everyone can learn more about them.
There are some principles on which IFTAH CIC is proudly based:

Knowledge:
The knowledge about the message of peace and goodwill as preached in all our videos are a complete representation of what we aim to do with our products.

Accessibility:
You can easily access our website and media platforms on all your devices from anywhere around the world and get to know whatever you want to know about the teachings of Islam and other faiths.

Affordability:
IFTAH CIC commits spreading beneficial knowledge among people all around the globe at no cost. We are making this knowledge affordable to all so that the learners can then benefit their societies, their communities, and humanity in general.
Our access is granted equally to everyone so that no one will be left out of knowledge and entertainment which is a right of every individual.

Community
Anyone can learn and earn knowledge at IFTAH CIC regardless of what ethical and religious background he belongs to. Irrespective of borders, IFTAH CIC affirms that we are open to each and every individual.

Ethics
We want to help the audience in maintaining the highest standards of personal integrity and responsibility so that they are able to benefit society as a whole.

Quality and Application
The top quality online and mainstream education, experience and entertainment are provided by IFTAH CIC to spread practical knowledge and at the same time give the people the ability to overcome the challenges they face in the society. We assess and re-evaluate our production model to design videos with an improved ethos every time so that people can learn and put their gained knowledge and experience into practice.
Transforming Minds

IFTAH CIC is working hard not to just give information and entertainment but to change the perspective and mindset in order to make the society more inclusive, informed and ready for the future.

ISLAMIC PRODUCTIONS

The views and ideas reflected through many IFTAH productions are in light of Qur’an and the Sunnah.
Understanding Islam.

Islam is not only a religion but a way of life. IFTAH CIC aims to transform education and entertainment in a way that not only one learns but spends his / her life with the right set of ideals.

Islamic Education
Many people need a quick guide through which they can learn about Muslims and Islam. We therefore create relevant content which shall assist our audience to acquire pertinent information.

Islamic e-Learning
IFTAH CIC offers online and mainstream audio/video content featuring knowledge and views collected by expert scholars so that our audience can get the right perspective and learn how one can apply principles to improve himself / herself in every critical area of life.

A Platform for New Muslims
We are here not only for self-improvement of Muslims but also to teach new reverts on how to pray, how to read the Qur’an, how to remember and apply Sunnahs and much more.

Arts and Culture
There is a huge contribution of muslims to arts and culture. Here one can learn about the contribution that has been made by muslims throughout history on art, architecture, science, medicine, cuisine, lifestyle etc.

History
Learning the history of muslims and Islam, and their contribution to the world is featured through audio / video products as well as informational slides on the website.

Islam and Science
Learning how Islam and Science are connected to each other is very important. Contribution of early muslims to science, astronomy, medicine, mathematics and physics is unparalleled. IFTAH CIC will play an important role to highlight that.

Islamic Glossary
Promotional videos in which we explain and define the most common terms used in Islam.

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PROJECTS

FINISHED PROJECTS

ISLAM AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

One of a kind Islamic informational video presentation comprising the History of Islam, The Qur’an, the Hadeeth and other knowledge about Islam in the Deaf and Dumb sign language.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

QUR’AN TRANSLATION

PROJECT- We aim to translate the entire Qur’an in deaf and dumb sign language on this pattern with subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

OUR TEAM

KASHIF KHAN

Producer

Kashif is a talented writer, director, producer and entrepreneur based in London. He has produced and directed both in cinema and TV across different genres including current-affairs, drama and fiction earning critical and commercial acclaim. He is an alumnus of renowned film schools including New York Film Academy-Hollywood, Middlesex University-London and Universal Studios-Los Angeles. In the UK, Kashif was awarded placement at the BBC where he worked for several years as a Researcher and an Assistant Director. He was intimately associated there with several feature documentaries on various topics relevant to the times. So far, he has worked on several independent film and media projects in the US, Europe, Middle-East and Asia, with more in the pipeline. Kashif currently manages a Media and IT consultancy in London that specializes in media production, e-commerce and blockchain technology.

ABRAR HUSSAIN

Creative Director

Abrar Hussain is a British-Muslim filmmaker, writer, producer and director. He was raised in London, UK and studied at Kingston University. Hussain started his career as a Series Producer at Islam Channel, Hussain directed and produced the popular returning TV shows Model Mosque (2007) and Faith Off (2008). Hussain presented the final of Model Mosque at the Global Peace and Unity (GPU) event in 2007, in-front of a live audience of 30,000 people. Hussain produced and directed a 2nd show for the Islam Channel titled “Faith Off”. This was a game show format where contestants from different religious backgrounds would compete for prizes. The Guardian newspaper called it “Britain’s first interfaith game show”. Both Model Mosque and Faith Off were positively received by the mainstream media, with BBC One, The Guardian, and ABC News Australia, reporting positively on the show. Between the years 2010 and 2014, Hussain produced a number of international documentaries for a host of UK charities such as ActionAid International and Islamic Relief. Hussain travelled to over 30 countries during this period including Lebanon, Mali, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. He is also the director of 2 critically acclaimed Islamic worldwide hits – “One Day in the Haram” and “One Night in Al Aqsa”

Ilyas Mohammed

technical advisor

Ilyas has worked as a Project Director for Marketing and business development of Crypto Exchange Platforms, Blockchain Development, IEO/STO/ICOs and Crypto ERP Solutions. This includes technical, commercial, legal and financial knowhow along with resourcing and full life cycle for the above. He has been directly and actively involved in design, development, implementation and testing activities right from concept orientation to the fully functional platforms, ERPs and portals covering 360 degree aspect of product and business development. I have been managing and advising software engineers, resourced vendors and key solutions and service providers for the completion and delivery of the Crypto Exchange Platforms, Crypto E-Commerce Portals and ICOs during this time.

Raza Mallal

Raza Mallal

Associate Producer
An award winning producer, Raza has produced and worked on numerous independent films: Wishbone featuring Rik Mayall and Drumming Monkey with Richard Wilson, and script development work with Lenny Henry, the period drama: Gift from The Sea filmed on location in Hull and several critically acclaimed commissions for the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Actively involved in media education also, Raza has taught in many institutions including the Leeds Metropolitan University and many overseas missions of The British Council.
Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan

Associate Producer
A veteran of the film and television circuit, Shadab has done more for the entertainment sector over the past two decades than many are able to do in a lifetime. A true global entrepreneur based out of Middle-East, he is never afraid to take up a challenge. A plethora of production experience in his kitty ranging from commissions from top TV channels, production houses as well as his own company productions, he has the most diverse work experience in the TV/film production circuit. Currently he is the General Manager and Creative Head for our partner company Red Dot Films in Cairo and Qatar, and has many feathers in his cap having worked as a senior Producer and Director for major Middle-Eastern and Asian satellite channels like Jeem TV, Al Rayyan satellite channel, Al Kass sports channel, MTV Asia and many more.
ABRAR HUSSAIN

Abrar Hussain

Creative Director
Abrar Hussain is a British-Muslim filmmaker, writer, producer and director. He was raised in London, UK and studied at Kingston University. Hussain started his career as a Series Producer at Islam Channel, Hussain directed and produced the popular returning TV shows Model Mosque (2007) and Faith Off (2008). Hussain presented the final of Model Mosque at the Global Peace and Unity (GPU) event in 2007, in-front of a live audience of 30,000 people. Hussain produced and directed a 2nd show for the Islam Channel titled "Faith Off". This was a game show format where contestants from different religious backgrounds would compete for prizes. The Guardian newspaper called it "Britain's first interfaith game show". Both Model Mosque and Faith Off were positively received by the mainstream media, with BBC One, The Guardian, and ABC News Australia, reporting positively on the show. Between the years 2010 and 2014, Hussain produced a number of international documentaries for a host of UK charities such as ActionAid International and Islamic Relief. Hussain travelled to over 30 countries during this period including Lebanon, Mali, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. He is also the director of 2 critically acclaimed Islamic worldwide hits – “One Day in the Haram” and “One Night in Al Aqsa”
Amit Shetty

Amit Shetty

QLAB - Post Production
QLAB is a 38 year old film processing lab servicing Indian and International film companies. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros, Disney, Zee Telefilms, Percept Pictures, Multivision are among the many clients that QLAB works with. It is the only company in Mumbai to offer a total shoot-to-screen package: lab, data, editorial, DI, VFX, CG, RED 4K cinema, restoration, Dolby 5.1/DTS mixing, as well as post. QLab has printed over 250 Hollywood features for Indian release including 2012, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Red Cliff, James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale, Harry Potter and Iron Man, as well as servicing top Hindi films such as Teen Patti, Striker, Taare Zamen Pe, What’s Your Rashee?, No Smoking and many more. Amit Shetty is the director of Qlab. He is also an ace ACI, chief Colorist and head of DI (Digital Intermediate) besides taking care of the post production management functions at Qlab.
Jonathan London

Jonathan London

Screenwriter
Jonathan is an American screenwriter, director and producer based in Hollywood, USA. London was born in Austin, Texas. He is a 2001 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and completed the graduate film program at Columbia University in 2006. He is the former host of the podcast Geekdrome and currently hosts the podcast and news network Geekscape. In 2006, London directed the live DVD portion of Reel Big Fish’s “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album”. In 2009, London became the head writer and a correspondent for the online show Heads Up! on CraveOnline. And in 2012-2013, he was the host of Pause/Play on Metacafe. His directing credits include music videos such as Turn Out the Light for The New Amsterdams, Take Me Home Please for Reggie and the Full Effect, and Come Back Home for Suburban Legends. In 2009, Fox Television Studios 15 Gigs released the two short web series Singledom and ‘When Ninjas Attack’ for Hulu, both of which London wrote and directed.
Richard Greenwood Jr.

Richard Greenwood Jr.

Cinematographer
Richard (Rick) Greenwood Jr is a cinematographer, writer and director who earned his MFA degree in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles CA in December 2010. Rick was born and raised in upstate New York and came from a hard working background which not only breeds a great work ethic and determination in him and his work, but the appreciation and value in all he strives for and obtains. He received his BFA in Fine Art from the University at Albany in 2008 before moving to Los Angeles in 2009 to attend grad school and begin his life in filmmaking. Richard Greenwood Jr. is currently based in Hollywood, USA and is known for his contribution in Hunger Games: Tribute Johanna (2013), 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2012) and Hinnon Valley (2010)
Ghassan Salti

Ghassan Salti

Asstt. Producer Mid-East
Ghassan Salti is a veteran line producer based in UAE and Jordan. He has over 15 years of experience in Film and TV production providing management and production services to international production companies. He is based in the UAE and has so far worked with several Hollywood and int’l media companies including National Geographic, The History Channel, BBC, Discovery, ZDF, NTC, MBC, Al Jazeera and many others.
Azim Shaikh

Azim Shaikh

Asstt. Producer India
Azim started his creative career from theatre, where he worked both on and off stage as a production controller. It was no looking back from there as he grew leaps and bounds in television and finally films. His finesse at the creative and technical aspects led him to work with some of the most eminent names in Indian and international cinema. Being in the industry for almost a decade and a half, he has won numerous awards, the most notable among them being a national level film award as a Production Manager in 2010 for a Hindi blockbuster hit called Lamhaa. He has since been involved as a Production Manager and an Associate Producer on many recent hit Hindi films like Jia aur Jia, Patel ki Punjabi Shadi and many others.

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