Edutainment for Muslim Kids

“Edutainment” for Muslim Kids – Maruf Yusupov’s Ali Huda

By Andrew Kosorok

We live in a remarkable age.

Edutainment for Muslim KidsOn one hand a single movie can gross more than the economy of an entire country, and on the other hand our cellphones can hold more books than the largest libraries ever saw just a few hundred years ago.

We have unprecedented access to information and entertainment from around the world at all hours of the day; we can earn a college degree from the comfort of a park bench or be sucked entirely into an electronic “social network” which quickly bleeds away our ability to connect with real people.

Edutainment for Muslim KidsMy point is – modern electronic media is truly a miracle, but its miraculous nature comes forward only when we consciously use this miracle as a tool for good and worthwhile things.

Maruf Yusupov at felt the internet provided an incredible opportunity – it could be used as a vehicle and resource for both teaching and wholesome entertainment, or as he likes to put it, “Edutainment for kids!”

Originally hailing from Uzbekistan, Maruf is a serial entrepreneur with his home base in Denmark. His three children were the inspiration for this remarkable endeavor.

“I have 3 kids. As a parent, I have always been concerned about what they watch on YouTube and other online platforms.”

Edutainment for Muslim KidsHis Muslim marketing company, Halal.Ad, consistently has its figurative fingers on the pulse of Muslim culture worldwide. “One of the issues that keeps coming up is that Muslim parents are worried about what their kids watch online, and a lack of wholesome entertainment. As a serial entrepreneur in tech and marketing, we decided to create Ali Huda with my team to fill this gap.”

His team is filled with remarkable and talented people from Malaysia to the US. “Alhamdulillah, our team is very flexible” Maruf shares. And they need to be – it has been (and continues to be) an incredible undertaking. “It would have been easier if I had a job where I go to work at 9 am and return at 5 pm… Unfortunately, I am not that kind of person.” Thankfully, his family understands the demands on his schedule and are unflinchingly supportive.

Edutainment for Muslim KidsWith the everchanging job landscape worldwide, more families are adapting to a wide variety of time demands – and many times, the little ones are most affected. Maruf knows helping parents with their children is the key to success. “Ali Huda is an edutainment platform for Muslim kids between ages 3 to 12.” They are constantly expanding by adding new shows and episodes, with well over a thousand episodes already, and everything designed specifically in supporting parents in their rolls as providers of wholesome atmosphere and fun education.

They have already helped “edutain” thousands of kids since launch, and are constantly adding new episodes, licensing high quality shows, and actively producing more original programming. Maruf and Ali Huda has opened a 30 day free trial offer to visit the programming, and invite you to help them make it even better.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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