Mohd Akhtaar (CEO & Founder, Mindful Muslim) discusses his journey through developing the mental health start-up “Mindful Muslim“, which is the world’s first Islamic mental health app. Mindful Muslim had been developed with the aim of helping 1.8 billion Muslims improve their emotional and mental wellbeing, filling a much-needed space in faith-based mental health care. Mindful Muslim uses guided “talkdowns” of Islamic stories to help ease distress and improve wellbeing.


Mohd also provides guidance more generally for people interested in developing their own mental health applications or taking on their own large projects.