Watch: Harun Rashid publishes explosive statement against Rafaqat ‘Rocky’ Mirza


Harun Rashid breaks his silence after his initial statement where he quit MEN, Leverage and Empty Trip. Now he alleges financial misappropriation of funds and outright fraud against Rocky Mirza.


Watch Harun Rashid’s full video statement

**Official Public Statement**Dear Brothers and Sisters,Firstly, I must apologise for my silence from the day I announced my resignation as interim CEO of Empty Trip (ET) and my participation in Leverage and Muslim Entrepreneur Network (MEN).I was asked by the Barrister representing many Empty Trip investors to remain quiet while legal negotiations were underway between the Empty Trip Investors and Rafaqat Mirza (Rocky). The purpose of my statement today is to clarify what my position was in Leverage and Empty Trip business, and what had unfolded to cause my resignation.I raised £391K for Empty Trip from family and friends, Mosques and Muslim Charities for the Empty Trip business. However, without my knowledge, the Empty Trip Operations Director, Ashfaq Siddique, sent the money from the Empty Trip bank account at Rocky’s request to Muslim Entrepreneur Network bank account, to repay refunds for a separate business; Leverage. Rocky publicly stated he paid the refunds. I tell you this because you must know, I presume Rocky has stolen from investors in Empty Trip and used that money to repay Leverage member refunds, and hopefully this will be proven through court. I was horrified when I discovered this, and after many battles with Rocky and fellow business partners, I failed to stop this alleged criminal activity. I tried to get Rocky, through Ashfaq to return the Empty Trip funds. However, I was unable to stop Rocky siphoning off more of the Empty Trip funds, because I had no authority over the bank accounts. The Financial Controller, and the bank account holder for Empty Trip is Ashfaq Siddique. Due to this, and the realisation of Rocky’s other nefarious activities, consequently I had to resign as Empty Trip CEO, I informed the Empty Trip Investors of this alleged criminal wrong doing of fraud. After my resignation, several meetings were held between Rocky and the lead Empty Trip investor. It is now alleged by the lead Empty Trip Investor, that EmptyTrip was a Ponzi Scheme and that the Empty Trip Investors have been allegedly defrauded. Many of Rocky’s promises were made with regards to refunds, all have been broken which necessitated Empty Trip Investors instructing a Barrister. After over a month of legal wrangling and many Rocky instigated delays, the Empty Trip Barrister was promised a legal response by 7th December 2018. The response received, ‘we need further time until 28th December to respond to review the evidence’, yet another delay! The expectation is, on 28th December there will be a further delay, ‘its Xmas’ we will respond in January 2019.The Barrister has now concluded that I must go public and advise Muslim Entrepreneur Network, Leverage and Empty Trip investors of the alleged fraudulent activity undertaken by Rocky Mirza to prevent further people potentially losing their money.Like many of you I was also in awe of this man, Rocky Mirza! I was blinded by- Rocky, the super intelligent self-proclaimed Maths genius- Rocky, the self-made millionaire with many successful businesses- Rocky, investing millions and helping businesses all over the world- Rocky, who always told me he put others before him in any business endeavour- Rocky the sincere devout MuslimHindsight is a wonderful thing, I now look back at my relationship with Rocky. – Rocky’s formulas never amounted to anything, what Maths genius?- Rocky’s self made millionso Leverage FAILED, hundreds of thousands missingo Muslim Entrepreneur Network was ruined and now FAILED, tens of thousands missingo Houser – threatened with legal action, FAILEDo Fitness Franchise FAILED, owing thousandso Why did Rocky use Empty Trip money to repay Leverage refunds?- Angel Investor, in what? Never an example of a successful investment- Rocky always put others before him but o hundreds of Leverage investors refunds outstanding, do you remember his promises?o Hundreds of Thousands owed to other smaller investors- Rocky the sincere Muslim o potentially heading to a UK Court of Law, criminal proceedings for alleged fraud within EmptyTripo He uses the names of family and friends on companies for his alleged criminal activity, nothing is in his nameThroughout this journey I have developed close relationships with others who, like me were duped by Rocky, and like me not only invested money, but put our name and reputation as honest businessmen on the line. For those who feel I failed you, I am so sorry. I have worked hard to get many of your refunds, and will continue to fight this battle so no one else will feel this kind of betrayal and humiliation. In February 2015, Harun Rashid (HR), yes me, and my then good friend, Haroun Qureshi (HQ) founded the Muslim Entrepreneur Network with a simple goal, to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and EDUCATE Muslims in entrepreneurship. We started small and were doing what we set out to achieve, and brought together entrepreneurs in the Muslim market, to build a strong foundation of support and mentorship. Middle of 2015 Haroon Qureshi (HQ) was introduced to the Billion Dollar Mastermind concept, Haroon Qureshi meet Com Mirza, Haroon Qureshi was enticed into joining (the now defunct), Billion Dollar Mastermind with a substantial investment. Haroon Qureshi was blinded by Com Mirza, Com expressed interest in joining MEN after hearing what MEN had achieved. Little did we know, we had given the Mirza brothers a new network of Muslims from which they would allegedly steal money. This was the start of our fall from grace, where everything started to go wrong, both from an Islamic perspective and legally… Com Mirza introduced us to his brother, Rocky Mirza, In December 2015. Rocky turned up at a Muslim Entrepreneur Network event. This is the first time I met Rocky. Com requested we let Rocky speak on stage, Rocky went up on stage and spoke for the first time about a new concept, Leverage. Rocky did not reappear back in the picture again until early 2017 when he really got his claws into us.The start of everything going wrong was when Rocky pushed Haroon Qureshi into launching Leverage on 7th Jan 2017 and targeted the Muslim Entrepreneur Network members and the wider Muslim community offering them a 12 month money back guarantee on their investment. If they failed to deliver then everyone would receive their full money back and a further 1000 pounds on top. As you all are a witness to the fact that no product was ever delivered and nothing but excuses on top of excuses for the failure. Several Leverage members have now come together and are taking legal action.Empty Trip investors have engaged a criminal Barrister and legal action is already underway. Those of you who like me, wish to recover your money may care to consider joining the Leverage Legal Action group, which naturally keeps legal costs to a minimum by virtue of the numbers in the group. So many people have lost their life savings to the Mirza’s for which we may see them imprisoned. My ask today, do you wish to join a class or collective group action to try and legally recover your money? Together we are strong, the Mirza’s divide and conquer and threaten people, I have seen with my own eyes, fake legal notices to shut people down, truly dishonest.There is to be a group meeting with Mr John McLanachan, Barrister at HGA Solicitors, 325-331 High Road, ILFORD IG1 1NR, on Wednesday 12th December at 2pm.Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend or nominate someone to represent you at the meeting, where investors will be asked to join the legal action to recover monies owed.Yours sincerely,Harun Rashid.Please click here to fill in the form: https://goo.gl/forms/RcErqzaF759E2cjY2

Posted by Harun Rashid on Sunday, 9 December 2018

Full written statement

**Official Public Statement**

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Firstly, I must apologise for my silence from the day I announced my resignation as interim CEO of Empty Trip (ET) and my participation in Leverage and Muslim Entrepreneur Network (MEN).

I was asked by the Barrister representing many Empty Trip investors to remain quiet while legal negotiations were underway between the Empty Trip Investors and Rafaqat Mirza (Rocky).

The purpose of my statement today is to clarify what my position was in Leverage and Empty Trip business, and what had unfolded to cause my resignation.

I raised £391K for Empty Trip from family and friends, Mosques and Muslim Charities for the Empty Trip business. However, without my knowledge, the Empty Trip Operations Director, Ashfaq Siddique, sent the money from the Empty Trip bank account at Rocky’s request to Muslim Entrepreneur Network bank account, to repay refunds for a separate business; Leverage.

Rocky publicly stated he paid the refunds. I tell you this because you must know, I presume Rocky has stolen from investors in Empty Trip and used that money to repay Leverage member refunds, and hopefully this will be proven through court.

I was horrified when I discovered this, and after many battles with Rocky and fellow business partners, I failed to stop this alleged criminal activity. I tried to get Rocky, through Ashfaq to return the Empty Trip funds. However, I was unable to stop Rocky siphoning off more of the Empty Trip funds, because I had no authority over the bank accounts. The Financial Controller, and the bank account holder for Empty Trip is Ashfaq Siddique. Due to this, and the realisation of Rocky’s other nefarious activities, consequently I had to resign as Empty Trip CEO, I informed the Empty Trip Investors of this alleged criminal wrong doing of fraud.

After my resignation, several meetings were held between Rocky and the lead Empty Trip investor. It is now alleged by the lead Empty Trip Investor, that EmptyTrip was a Ponzi Scheme and that the Empty Trip Investors have been allegedly defrauded.

Many of Rocky’s promises were made with regards to refunds, all have been broken which necessitated Empty Trip Investors instructing a Barrister. After over a month of legal wrangling and many Rocky instigated delays, the Empty Trip Barrister was promised a legal response by 7th December 2018. The response received, ‘we need further time until 28th December to respond to review the evidence’, yet another delay! The expectation is, on 28th December there will be a further delay, ‘its Xmas’ we will respond in January 2019.

The Barrister has now concluded that I must go public and advise Muslim Entrepreneur Network, Leverage and Empty Trip investors of the alleged fraudulent activity undertaken by Rocky Mirza to prevent further people potentially losing their money.

Like many of you I was also in awe of this man, Rocky Mirza! I was blinded by

  • Rocky, the super intelligent self-proclaimed Maths genius
  • Rocky, the self-made millionaire with many successful businesses
  • Rocky, investing millions and helping businesses all over the world
  • Rocky, who always told me he put others before him in any business endeavour
  • Rocky the sincere devout Muslim
  • Hindsight is a wonderful thing, I now look back at my relationship with Rocky.
  • Rocky’s formulas never amounted to anything, what Maths genius?
  • Rocky’s self made millions
  • Leverage FAILED, hundreds of thousands missing
  • Muslim Entrepreneur Network was ruined and now FAILED, tens of thousands missing
  • Houser – threatened with legal action, FAILED
  • Fitness Franchise FAILED, owing thousands
  • Why did Rocky use Empty Trip money to repay Leverage refunds?
  • Angel Investor, in what? Never an example of a successful investment
  • Rocky always put others before him but 
  • hundreds of Leverage investors refunds outstanding, do you remember his promises?
  • Hundreds of Thousands owed to other smaller investors
  • Rocky the sincere Muslim 
  • potentially heading to a UK Court of Law, criminal proceedings for alleged fraud within EmptyTrip
  • He uses the names of family and friends on companies for his alleged criminal activity, nothing is in his name

Throughout this journey I have developed close relationships with others who, like me were duped by Rocky, and like me not only invested money, but put our name and reputation as honest businessmen on the line.

For those who feel I failed you, I am so sorry. I have worked hard to get many of your refunds, and will continue to fight this battle so no one else will feel this kind of betrayal and humiliation.

In February 2015, Harun Rashid (HR), yes me, and my then good friend, Haroun Qureshi (HQ) founded the Muslim Entrepreneur Network with a simple goal, to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and EDUCATE Muslims in entrepreneurship.

We started small and were doing what we set out to achieve, and brought together entrepreneurs in the Muslim market, to build a strong foundation of support and mentorship.

Middle of 2015 Haroon Qureshi (HQ) was introduced to the Billion Dollar Mastermind concept, Haroon Qureshi meet Com Mirza, Haroon Qureshi was enticed into joining (the now defunct), Billion Dollar Mastermind with a substantial investment. Haroon Qureshi was blinded by Com Mirza, Com expressed interest in joining MEN after hearing what MEN had achieved. Little did we know, we had given the Mirza brothers a new network of Muslims from which they would allegedly steal money. This was the start of our fall from grace, where everything started to go wrong, both from an Islamic perspective and legally…

Com Mirza introduced us to his brother, Rocky Mirza, In December 2015. Rocky turned up at a Muslim Entrepreneur Network event. This is the first time I met Rocky. Com requested we let Rocky speak on stage, Rocky went up on stage and spoke for the first time about a new concept, Leverage. Rocky did not reappear back in the picture again until early 2017 when he really got his claws into us.

The start of everything going wrong was when Rocky pushed Haroon Qureshi into launching Leverage on 7th Jan 2017 and targeted the Muslim Entrepreneur Network members and the wider Muslim community offering them a 12 month money back guarantee on their investment.

If they failed to deliver then everyone would receive their full money back and a further 1000 pounds on top. As you all are a witness to the fact that no product was ever delivered and nothing but excuses on top of excuses for the failure.

Several Leverage members have now come together and are taking legal action.

Empty Trip investors have engaged a criminal Barrister and legal action is already underway.

Those of you who like me, wish to recover your money may care to consider joining the Leverage Legal Action group, which naturally keeps legal costs to a minimum by virtue of the numbers in the group.

So many people have lost their life savings to the Mirza’s for which we may see them imprisoned.

My ask today, do you wish to join a class or collective group action to try and legally recover your money? Together we are strong, the Mirza’s divide and conquer and threaten people, I have seen with my own eyes, fake legal notices to shut people down, truly dishonest.

There is to be a group meeting with Mr John McLanachan, Barrister at HGA Solicitors, 325-331 High Road, ILFORD IG1 1NR, on Wednesday 12th December at 2pm.

Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend or nominate someone to represent you at the meeting, where investors will be asked to join the legal action to recover monies owed.

Yours sincerely,

Harun Rashid.

Please click here to fill in the form: https://goo.gl/forms/RcErqzaF759E2cjY2


There we go everyone. Even the once most ardent supporter of MEN – an executive no less – is now alleging criminality on the part of Rocky.

One Response to “Watch: Harun Rashid publishes explosive statement against Rafaqat ‘Rocky’ Mirza

  • So the Muslim Entrepreneur Network (MEN) have finally come clean for what they really are… ponzis i.e. Fraudsters (for those Muslims who do not know the meaning of the word).

    MEN had scam written all over them for years! Yet people joined them without doing their due diligence – a simple google research on them.

    It should have been simple, MEN offering investment schemes with a 100% refund policy with £1k on top should have had alarm bells ringing already. Fraudsters should never be blamed for doing their job so well, MEN achieved what they set out to do and for that kudos to them!

    Look, every time i turn on the internet i always see an ad here and there enticing people to invest in something or another with the promise of getting rich if they put in ‘some’ hard work. C’mon if these schemes are so good why do they need to share it? If i had a business secret do you think I’d share it with you?

    Shaykh Hasan Ali also shared concerns when he spoke about it in his video here 9 months ago when MEN were targeting mosques! https://www.facebook.com/shaykhhasan…/videos/159622772713953

    I would like to know which mosques actually invested in MEN, because i am pretty damn sure the congregation who donated did not intend for their donations to be siphoned away in such a way without consulting them.

    Although I congratulate MEN for having successfully reared Muslamic sheep who simply followed them without much question or research behind the organisation. I blame the Muslims who can’t be bothered to go out and get a proper job. I blame the Muslims who lack in basic common sense! Or maybe they have more money than any sense!

    Those who invested in MEN should not get their money back period. It is the only way these people will learn to guard their faith properly and not to follow random people who spurt muslamic buzz words at sparkly conferences.

    Harun Rashid is now playing ‘innocent’ in this video by blaming the other partners and announcing his resignation. He too is complicit in this scam, as he incriminates himself in this video. Towards the end of the video from 7:50 seconds onwards he says:

    “The Mirza’s divide and conqueror and threaten people. I have seen with my own eyes fake legal notices to shut people down, truly a dishonest action”.

    Harun is not speaking of recent events, because i know for the past couple of years people have been desperately trying to get their money back from MEN. If Harun the CEO of MEN saw people were been served fake legal notices to shut them down what did he do about it? Why did he allow the Mirza’s to continue? If he had no power why did he not speak out or resign as CEO the moment he saw fake legal notices were being issued?

    If you ask me, I believe Harun took a punt and was sailing with the Mirza’s to see if their ship leads them to an island with more sheep on it. Unfortunately for Harun the ship has sank with him on board. Harun has taken the only inflatable dinghy for himself… little does he know, this dinghy has holes in it too, it’s only a matter of time Harun!

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