Billion Dollar Muslim: A New Way to Practice Entrepreneurship

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A few days ago, I was thrilled to be given early access to Billion Dollar Muslim, a book written by Khuram Malik. Although I was super-busy trying to wrap up my goals for this month. I literally read it within 2 hours, and couldn’t put it down. I highlighted dozens of sections in the book that were inspirational, but in this post I’m only sharing the most important things that I took away from the book, because there’s a lot to say that will still not suffice to describe this great book! It’s just 109 pages, but it’s 109 pages of sheer inspiration and pure motivation.

If you’re not an entrepreneur, this book will make you stop in your tracks and think – okay, how can I become an entrepreneur, an agent of change in the Muslim Ummah? What can I do to help create an entrepreneurial economy and mindset within my community – and the global Muslim Ummah?

If you’re an entrepreneur, like I am, alhamdulillah, you will definitely start thinking about how you can align your business goals with Islam and its moral values more and more, to level up to higher business strategies and practices, that aren’t just spiritually higher but that will also double and triple your revenues.


Billion Dollar Muslim is chock-full of valuable advice and stories that shake your fundamental ideas about business, money, and spirituality/religion from their core. You will emerge with a mindset that will empower you to make more money, and as Khuram Malik says in the book: replace every single bad idea you have about money by substituting the word money for something mundane, like “sandwiches”. I personally am glad that there is no bad idea out there linking money to getting fat, otherwise this might not have worked very well for me, as someone who believes in the benefits of a low-carb diet. But by all means, I think we can substitute it for something equally mundane like “Caesar salad”. Whatever floats your boat, as long as it gets you out of the negative thinking related to money that we’re all raised on.


I think even non-Muslims stand to gain from this book. While it is quite denominational and Muslim-centric, there are lots of important values to be learned from this book that can be stripped from the denominational layers and taken as lessons for humanity at their very core. Billion Dollar Muslim promotes the idea of businesses that are value-centric and human-centric, rather than driven by profit margins and annual revenues. The author, Khuram Malik, mentions a number of businesses that are owned by non-Muslims that do great work for humanity. Businesses that ensure the happiness of their employees and customers, and are aware of the impact they have on society as a whole. Businesses that operate on 50-50 models, where 50% of the work is paid and the other 50% is pro-bono.

At end, I feel there is no review that will suffice to summarize the impact this book will have on your thoughts. I only hope that it can reach all 1.7 billion Muslims someday. I can only imagine the drastic amount of change in the way our Ummah thinks!

What about you? Have you read Billion Dollar Muslim? Are you excited to read it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

18 Responses

  1. breharne

    I would love to read this book, I have read many business books directed at non muslims and would love to see how motivational and inspirational this one is compared to the others.

    • Bouchra

      It’s phenomenal! I mean, I’ve always found something lacking in the business/self-help books that are non-denominational, and I must say, I now finally understand why there’s a genre of books out there that’s written specifically for practicing Christian entrepreneurs.

      I hope you enjoy the book soon! 🙂

  2. Iqra Asad

    This is interesting, especially the “replace money with sandwiches” bit, haha. Most of the time Muslims are not convinced that they should pay real money to fellow Muslims who are selling something, especially if they appear religious. It’s more like, “What’s the use of those 5 prayers a day if you’re not giving this to me for free?” *eyeroll*

    • Bouchra

      Haha! If we were to give everything for free, we would be left unable to give anything, for free or for money! I’ve heard a lot about this, that there are people out there who think they’re entitled to a “Muslim discount” … I was like … WTH?!

      I hope you get to read the book soon. Would love to hear your thoughts on it! 🙂

  3. Shahira

    I haven’t heard or read about the book but looking forward to after reading the review. Is it available in ebook format?

  4. Fatima

    The title of the book sounds very interesting. I haven’t read this book but I think I should think getting my hands on it.

    • Bouchra

      You should! If it were up to me, I’d buy a million copies and give it to every Muslim I pass by! It’s a must-read, even for non-entrepreneurs 🙂

      Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book!


    Oh yes. We’ve been hearing about it from Kelli Law. How awesome is this, right! may Allah put barakah in this project.

  6. Umme Hafsa

    Sounds like a definite read! I’ve been seeing posts pop up about Billion Dollar Muslim, so this has definitely got me intrigued 🙂

  7. Amina

    Thanks for the review. I haven’t read it but saw the promotion on a business group I belong to. Assumed it was targeted at billionaires… Ha!

    I’m all for value centric and people centric businesses. Masha Allah we now have such a book available for Muslim entrepreneurs.

    • Bouchra

      Haha Amina! Love that – targeted at billionaires! If it was so, I think the total number of readers for that book wouldn’t exceed 20 or 25! (How many billionaires are there that are Muslim, today?)

      Would love to hear your thoughts on the book 🙂

  8. Sainab

    I haven’t heard of Billion Dollar Muslim but ut sounds like a great book! I will do some more research on it and maybe even end up buying it .

    • Bouchra

      It most definitely is a great book! Do look up the reviews on Amazon, they’re all raving 🙂

      Would love to hear your thoughts on it!

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