Described as 'part Travel Writer and part Heritage Activist', Tharik is an author, writer, journalist and cultural consultant who has published work across the globe for many of the world's major travel and media brands.
Tharik is the author of several titles for Lonely Planet, including: Oman, UAE, and Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Pocket Ko Samui, Thailand’s Islands and Beaches, and Best of Thailand. He has also written about discovering indigenous Muslims in Romania in the book The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human; Travels from Many Muslim Worlds.
In July 2019, Tharik created Britain's first Muslim heritage trails, in Surrey, England and in 2017 he was named one of the UK's most inspiring British Bangladeshis. In June 2016, Tharik's BBC World Service radio documentary, America's Mosques; a story of integration, won Best Religious Program at the New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs Awards.
Tharik has an MA in Islamic Studies, two decades of experience in media and education, and is a leading consultant on global Muslim culture and travel. His expertise have been sought by institutes and organisations in travel, arts, commercial business, local authority, education, public relations and the heritage sector.
Tharik resides in London and can be contacted for freelance commissions and consultancy.