Sheikh Dr. Tawfique Chowdhury is the Chairman of Mercy Mission. He has, from an early age, excelled in academic studies, consistently being awarded prizes and accolades for his various achievements. Sheikh Tawfique is a graduate of Medicine from the University of Bond, Australia, as well as a graduate of the college of Shariah at the Islamic University of Madinah. Being a prolific speaker, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury has travelled internationally, sharing his knowledge worldwide. He is renowned for specializing in Islamic Jurisprudence – particularly Islamic finance, Muslim Family Law and Islamic Medical Ethics.
ML Moosa Mkhize
ML Moosa Mkhize graduated from the Newcastle Darul Uloom and Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama (India). ML Moosa Mkhize is the deputy regional director of International Islamic Relief Organisation IIROSA and Chairman and CEO at Mzingane holdings Pty Ltd.
Sheikh Riad Fataar
Sheikh Riyad Fataa is the First Deputy President of the Muslim Judicial Council, Chairperson of the MJC Cemetary Management Committee and the Mediation and Arbitration HOD for the MJC. Riyaad Fataar is a graduate of Al-Azhar University. The Al-Azhar University in Cairo is one of the world’s oldest universities. Renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious institutes, it has had students flock from all over the world to study at the feet of the world’s best scholars and experts in the Islamic Sciences.
Shady Alsuleiman (born 1978 in Sydney, Australia) is a prominent Muslim Imam and scholar and the president of the Australian National Imams Council and the United Muslims of Australia. He is from a Palestinian family who migrated to Australia in the late 1960s. He initially obtained an Ijazah (licence) with Sanad (complete chain back to Muhammad) in complete and sound memorization of the Quran at Darul Uloom Al-Husainiah in Sindh, Pakistan.
Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman has been recognized as one of the 500 most influential Muslims around the world alongside prominent Muslim leaders and presidents of major Muslim countries by an independent study conducted by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.
Imam Ahmad Saleem
Imam Ahmad Saleem specializes in Tafseer and Seerah. He has dedicated more than 7 years studying with Sheikh Diya Al-Faidy, Vice Rector of Nooriya Islamic University, completing more than 20 classical texts in various sciences. In addition, he has completed the tafseer of the Quran and its word-to-word translation under the tutelage of Dr. Farhat Hashmi.
He later completed various texts under the guidance of over 20 scholars during his time in Saudi Arabia. With an acute ability to explain difficult Islamic concepts to the average muslim, he is a frequently sought-out speaker. In addition to public speaking, he is a certified coach and executive trainer.
Shiraz Gany is a qualified Chartered Account with a Higher Diploma in International Tax Law. He is currently the CEO of Petrocam Trading: a petroleum trading firm based in South Africa with additional offices on the Sub-Sahara African region. He spends much of his spare time on his passion to create and implement upliftment projects by emerging communities.
Mirza Yawar Baig
Founder and President of Yawar Baig and Associates, Sheikh Mirza Yawar is an International speaker, Life Coach and Corporate Consultant, whose main work is teaching and mentoring Young leaders around the world. In his training and consultancy work, Sheikh Mirza Yawar combines Eastern values with Western systems in order to transcend cultural boundaries.He received his initial Islamic education in Jamia Ilahiyat Nooria in Hyderabad, India, and later in Saudi Arabia, India and USA. Sheikh Mirza Yawar enjoys promoting Islam and encouraging others to showcase Islam to the World.He is the Chairman of the Standard Bearers Trust and Mentor, Standard Bearers Academy.
Waleed El Saadi
Waleed El Saadi was born in Lebanon, studied and worked in Saudi Arabia before making Durban his home over 25 years ago. He gave up his life as a businessman to serve mankind in various charitable organisations before being asked to run IIROSA. Waleed is the regional director in Southern Africa of International Islamic Relief Organisation (IIROSA).