The Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) was established on 18 February 1992 with the aim of providing the proper understanding of Islam through various programmes and activities such as research, seminars, workshops, forums, consultancies, training and publishing.
Among other programmes, IKIM operates a 24 hour radio program that was launched in July 2001. IKIM is the radio operator in Malaysia that provides Islamic programmes. 95% of the programmes are in Malay language. IKIM can also be accessed online. Based on the survey done, 31% of IKIM listeners are students including those who are studying in the universities.
One of the programmes produced by IKIM for university students and young graduates is “Kerjaya & Hala Tuju”. In English, it is Career and Destination. This program airs live interview with an invited guest of various professions on every Wednesday 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
On 22nd November 2017, I was invited to share about my career as an IT consultant or Fintech Specialist specializing in Islamic Finance. I shared about the job scope, academic background required, criteria and the challenges.