Abubakar Mohammed (Somali: Abubakar Maxamed) is a Somali motivational
speaker, author, preacher and a life-coach from the Netherlands. Along with his
older brother Omar Mohammed, he became famous through online
motivational speeches and short Islamic reminders. He published his first book
Ku Raaxayso Noloshaada (Enjoy Your Life) in 2019, which was a great success
within Somali communities worldwide.
Abubakar Mohammed was born in Marka, Somalia. At this time, the civil war
had already started. Even though there was a civil war going on, many families
and children went on with life. He went to Islamic school to learn the Qur’an
and completed the Qur’an at only 10 years old. As is a tradition in Somalia, he
started secular school after completing the Qur’an. In 2008, he moved with his
family from Somalia to the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, he had the chance to go on with his studies. He did not
know Dutch and first had to learn Dutch. He became fluent within one year.
Then he went to secondary school before attending Regiocollege Zaandam to
study Business Administration. He graduated from Regiocollege and was able
to enroll into the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HBO, University of Applied
Sciences) to study Business Management. He is currently pursuing his studies.
He did manage to graduate from the Islamic School of Rotterdam and has a
Bachelor degree in Islamic Studies.
Furthermore, he took extracurricular classes and courses like Psychology, Public
Speaking and Management & Leadership.
His book Ku Raaxayso Noloshaada
His first book Ku Raaxayso Noloshaada became a bestseller within Somali
communities that live in Europe and Africa. Because of this great success, he
was invited to showcase his book at the Mogadishu Book Fair (MBF) and met
with the Prime-Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre. His book even reached
the President of Somalia, Maxamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo’. His book is now
translated to English and later into other languages.