Born and raised in Vancouver, Alykhan Suleman is a Canadian citizen, tech entrepreneur and Muslim advocate, committed to grappling with the far-reaching effects of today’s Islamophobia crisis and promoting awareness in a field that is bombarded with the opinions of conservative politically influenced religious leaders out of touch with modern millennials. It is his belief that lasting peace and prosperity can only be achieved if 21st century Muslim men are exposed to the larger western society in the process of destigmatizing the widely stereotyped group as a whole.
In addition to campaigning for mental health awareness, he is founder of a project, MUSLIM GUY, a leading online magazine, blog and a series of live events for Muslim men that also serves as a platform to help put approaches to Islam awareness at the top of the political agenda in Canada, the United States and internationally. Through the project, Alykhan is expanding the definition of Islam so future knowledge can catch up with the sprawling scope of Islamophobia and explore approaches to mental well-being among isolated Muslims as an effort to prevent radicalization. This discussion, he believes, could not only reach a people in need of support in Muslim societies but as well as those within Canada and the U.S, sparking a necessary paradigm shift in violent episodes.
Alykhan speaks on Islam and mental health issues and is currently completing his undergraduate degree.
He can be found on Twitter at @alykhans where his followers link to him for the latest in mental health news as well as opinions on Muslim social, cultural and political issues. Visit MUSLIM GUY at MuslimGuy.com.