SOAS University of London

Student Advice and Wellbeing

Mr Amal Douglas


HajAmal Douglas
Student Advice and Wellbeing

Muslim Chaplain

Mr Amal Douglas
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I am Amal Douglas, a former City of London accountant and entrepreneur who studied Business Administration at what is now UTECH, in Kingston, Jamaica. I became Muslim in London around 30 years ago and now live in Norwich in the UK, where most people refer to me as Hajj Amal. I have written a number of publications that in a way sum up some of my main interests and expertise, including:

  • Call of the Twice Removed (2016)
  • Seven Secrets of Successful Fundraising (2011)
  • Diary of a ‘Son of Africa’ (stage play 2007)
  • Zakat - Raising a Fallen Pillar (2001)
  • An Interview with Ralston X (1999)

As well as being an active and senior member of my local Muslim community I was also an active member of the Racial Equality Council and Chairman of a very active and successful Norfolk Black History Month Steering Committee. I currently give a lot of business advice and consultancy under the umbrella of Olympic Sprint Business Coaching including a weekly radio slot.