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In 2005, the Ramadhan Foundation made history by bringing together Muslims from across the World to discuss Muslims uniting and focusing on the issues that bind us together. The 1st Muslim Unity Convention was held on Sunday 5th August 2005 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Europe saw the coming together of scholars, thinkers and politicians in an unprecedented show of Muslim unity and solidarity.

In 2009 we present the 2nd International Muslim Unity Convention in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. This great diverse nation has demonstrated how different communities and faiths can coexist in peace as demonstrated over the past fifty years and now the World’s Muslims come together to reaffirm their commitment to unity in this great city of the east.

For hundreds of years the most eminent scholars have been committed to this unity and in the 21st Century you can hear today’s scholars saying “Yes” to Unity. Join us in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with the World’s leaders, opinion formers, economists, politicians and Muslim scholars setting the vision for unity for the 21st Century.


HE Dato' Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia

The sixth and serving Prime Minister of Malaysia. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from January 7, 2004 until he succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Prime Minister on April 3, 2009. Prime Minister Najib is currently the President of UMNO. He is also the son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Tun Abdul Razak.

Tun. Dr Mahathir Mohamad
4th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, a post he held for 22 years, making him Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister and one of the longest-serving leaders in Asia.

During his term in office, he was credited for engineering Malaysia’s rapid modernisation and promoting non-individualistic Asian values. He is considered as one of the world's most influential leaders and he spearheaded The Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War.

Muhammad Umar Chairman,
Ramadhan Foundation

Muhammad Umar is the Chairman of Ramadhan Foundation, he became the youngest person in history to be interviewed on the World’s renowned BBC HardTalk to discuss the July 7th terrorist attacks in London and the response from the Muslim community in the UK. With a high media profile focused on imparting Islamic knowledge to both Muslims and non Muslims alike. He has delivered lectures throughout the world on a variety of topics including the Muslim role in the west, interfaith and peaceful co-existence.

One of his central messages is to promote tolerance and peaceful co-existence. His search for the truth has taken him to various places of the world from the deserts of Mauritania to Morocco, Egypt and Europe. As Chairman of the Ramadhan Foundation he has taken the message of unity around the globe. Currently he resides with his family in Greater Manchester.

HE Al Sayed Ali Al Hashimi
Special Advisor to His Highness President of United Arab Emirates

His Excellency Al Sayed Ali al Hashimi is the one of the World’s leading Islamic scholar renowned across the globe for his knowledge and wisdom. He was the Special Adviser to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan and also had the honour to lead his funeral prayers in November 2004.

Currently he is the Religious Advisor to His Highness The President of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

HE Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah
Former Minister of Justice Mauritania & Renowned Scholar

His Excellency Shaykh Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah (born 1935CE 1362H) is a leading Islamic scholar born in Mauritania (West Africa). Currently he teaches at King Abdul Aziz University. From an early age, he was blessed with a photographic memory which allowed him to memorise many Islamic text. In his youth, he was appointed to study legal judgments in Tunis. On returning to Mauritania, he became Minister of Education and later Minister of Justice. He was also appointed Vice President by the first president of Mauritania.

Later on in life he began to teach and travelled to Saudi Arabia where he became a distinguished professor at The University of Usul al-Fiqh. His Excellency Shaykh is presently involved in several organisations in the Muslim world, such as al Majma’ al-Fiqhi, which comprises a body of scholars from across the Muslim world and from different Schools of Thought (madhhabs) and viewpoints. They tackle modern challenges facing Muslims throughout the World.

His Excellency Shaykh Abdallah is also a distinguished author, having written several books and delivered lectures in different countries. He has expertise in areas such as Fiqh al-`Aqalīyāt, the jurisprudence related to Muslim minorities in non-Muslim lands.

HE Dr Mohammed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti
Renowned Scholar from Damascus Syria

His Excellency Dr Al Bouti has written more than 60 books whose subjects include Shariah, literature, philosophy, sociology and civilisations. In the year 2002, he was honoured by Dar Al Fikr in Damascus, the publisher and distributor of his works worldwide.

His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti is one of Islam’s most respected and learned scholar, he is known as preacher and deep thinker. His Excellency Dr Mohammed Saeed Ramadan Al Bouti was awarded the Islamic Personality of the year Award by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai.

HE Shaykh Abdur Rahman weld Hajj
Renowned Scholar, Mauritania

Shaykh Abdur Rahman is the son of famous and worlds leading Islamic scholar Shaykh Murabit al Hajj. At an early age he memorised many Islamic text and is a scholar known for his deep knowledge and simplicity. He currently is the Imam of Masjid at Taqwa in Granada Spain

HE Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Renowned Islamic Scholar, Karachi Pakistan

HE Mufti Taqi Usmani is one of the World's leading Islamic scholars. Mufti Usmani has written over forty books ranging from Islamic law, economics and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For over forty two years he has been a leading lecturer at Darul Uloom in Karachi which was set up by his father the late Mufti Muhammad Shafi, Grand Mufti of Pakistan.

He has studied and graduated with distinction from Karachi University and obtained an MA in Arabic from Punjab University and is widely respected across the world. He is the chief editor of the famous monthly magazine Al Balagh (Urdu) and is a regular feature on many media platforms. Mufti Taqi Usmani is one of the most influential religious leaders in the world today and is often called upon to respond to common issues facing Muslims across the globe.

Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda Al-Yaqoubi
Damascus Syria

Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi is from a noble family of scholars that descend from the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him). From this household have emerged numerous renowned men of Allah who have taught the sacred sciences for many centuries. Shaykh Muhammad's father, the light of Damascus and master of the Islamic disciplines, Sayyid Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, was one of the greatest scholars of The Levant in recent times.

Shaykh Muhammad is an authority in the science of Hadith; his asanid (chains of transmission) are of the highest amongst scholars of our time. He has travelled extensively throughout the world, participating in conferences, delivering lectures and teaching intensive programmes.

He currently resides in Damascus and is a public teacher at some of the most prestigious institutions there. He teaches Aqida (theology) at the Grand Umayyad Mosque; he holds the position of Jumu'a Khatib (Friday speaker) at the Jami' al-Hasan Mosque; at the Mosque of Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, he teaches from al-Risalah of Imam al-Qushayri and al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyyah of Imam al-Tirmidhi.

Al Habib Ali Al Jifri
Founder and Director of Tabah Foundation UAE

Al Habib Ali Al Zain al Abideen ibn Addul Rahman al Jifri is from Tarim, the valley of scholarship and light in Hadramawt, South Yemen. He took his classical Islamic knowledge from the great masters of the Ba'Alawi, including the late Habib Mashur al Haddad, the great Scholar Habib Zain al Sumit from Medina and the great Habib Abdur Qadir al Saqqaf. He teaches at the Dar al Mustafa school in Tarim.

His commitment to propagation has taken him to all corners of the world. He is a direct decedent of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He is a regular feature on many TV Channels imparting his vast knowledge to millions around the globe.

Known to be a simple man in every sense, he is humble and truly embodies the real message of Islam.

Shaykh Salman al-Oudah
Founder of Islam Today Network & Islamic scholar from Saudi Arabia

Shaykh Salman al-Oudah was born in the al-Basr, a village on the outskirts of the city of Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. He spent his early years in local institutions and then transferred to the Academic Institute in Buraydah where he studied for six years.

This institute had gathered together an impressive group of the Middle East’s noteworthy scholars. He is also a member of many international organisations that are respected across the globe for leadership and Islamic guidance. Currently residing in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Shaykh Ahmad Hussain Darwish
Hadith Scholar from Egypt

Shaykh Ahmad Hussain Darwish is an Islamic scholar who specialises in the field of Hadith (Prophetic sayings). Shaykh Ahmad studied at Al Azhar University in Egypt. During his youth he became extremely close to the greatest Hadith scholar of the last twohundred years, Al Hafidh Abdullah ben as Siddiq al Ghumari (1910-1993) and with this blessings he was able to host Hafidh Abdullah in Dubai, England and the USA on numerous occasions.

He spent over 25 years across the globe teaching and researching on various subjects before returning back to Egypt to finish the work he began back in Chicago in 1980s with Hafidh Abdullah on producing the first most comprehensive Islamic Search and Hadith computer software.

He currently resides with his wife both as full time research scholars in cities of Jakarta and Cairo for Dar al Hadith.

Shaykh Ahmad Nisar Baig Qadiri
Vice-Chairman British Muslim Forum

Shaykh Ahmad Nisar Baig Qadiri is one of the leading Islamic scholars in the UK. He is a student of the renowned Islamic scholar and expert Shaykh Syed Abdul Qadir Jillani from Rawalpindi Pakistan/Walthamstow, London

Shaykh Ahmad is a Founding Member and serving Vice-Chairman of the British Muslim Forum and Vice-Chairman of The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (the MINAB).

Imam Sayid Hassan Al-Qazwini
Senior Shia scholar from Iraq/USA

Imam Al-Qazwini is from holy city of Karbala Iraq. He comes from a family of scholars, his father Ayatollah Sayid Mortadha Al-Qazwini, was among the leading scholars in Iraq and engaged in Islamic activism. He helped establish several Islamic schools and institutions, and he served as the principal of Imam Assadiq Islamic School in Karbala. Imam Al-Qazwini’s father immigrated to the United States in 1986, where he eventually established several Islamic institutions and mosques.

He is currently one of the most outspoken and influential Muslim Shi’a religious leaders in the United States. He is the Senior Imam at North America’s largest Mosque in Dearborn, Detroit and is a regular feature on US media.

Shaykh Dr Abdur Rahman al Jarrar
Senior Scholar at The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf Dubai, UAE

Dr Al Jarrari is a leading Islamic scholar who originally comes from Jordan. He served for five years as a Special Advisor to HM the late King Hussain of Jordan; he has been a leading participant at international conferences throughout the world and written many papers on Islam and issues facing Muslim.

Currently Dr Jarrar is a Senior Scholar at The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf Dubai, UAE.

Dr Khalil A. Khalil
Member al Shura Council Saudi Arabia

Dr Khalil is a renowned scholar of Islam from Saudi Arabia; he is a member of many International Organisations. He gained his BA from Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University College of Islamic Law in 1977 and a PhD in Educational Administration from University of Southern California (USC) in 1994.

As a leading Scholar he has delivered lectures on many topics to international audiences and currently resides between Los Angeles USA and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Robert Farook Dickson Crane
Former Advisor to President Richard Nixon

Dr. Robert Dickson Crane is the former adviser to the late President of the United States Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the U.S. National Security Council. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and over 50 professional articles on comparative legal systems, global strategy, and information management.

From the early 1980s, Dr. Crane has worked full-time as a Muslim activist in America. From 1983 to 1986, he was the Director of Da’wa at the Islamic Centre on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. In 1986 he joined the International Institute of Islamic Thought as its Director of Publications, and then helped to found the American Muslim Council, serving as Director of its Legal Division from 1992 to 1994.

Dr Sulayman Nyang
Professor Howard University, United States of America

Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang is Professor and Chairman of the African Studies Department at Howard University in Washington, DC.

A former Deputy Ambassador and Head of Chancery of the Gambia Embassy in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Professor Nyang has served as Consultant to several National and International Agencies and on the Boards of the African Studies Association, the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists. He has written extensively on Islamic, African and Middle Eastern affairs. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Muzammil H Siddiqi
President of the Fiqh Council of North America

Born in India in 1943, Dr Siddiqi received his early education at Aligarh Muslim University and Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow, India. Dr Siddiqi graduated from the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia in 1965 with a higher degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He received an M.A. in Theology from Birmingham University in England and a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Harvard University in the United States.

He has participated in many international conferences and travels extensively around the world speaking on Muslim Issues, interfaith dialogue and building brides with other communities.

HE Ambassador Bakary Drame
Special Advisor to Secretary General Organisation Islamic Conference

HE Ambassador Bakary Drame is originally from Mali Africa. He graduated with a degree in Philosophy-Literature from Khalil Achat High school in Cairo in 1965 and also as a Master Degree in Political Sciences from Cairo University (1968). He was the former Ambassador for Mali to Libya and the Deputy Secretary General at the Organisation of the Islamic Conference OIC (1980-1984).

Previously he was a Special Adviser and Regional Co-ordinator for Africa at Sheikh Zayed Foundation in Abu Dhabi UAE. He was awarded the National Order from the Republic of Chad.

Currently he is a Special Adviser to the Secretary General of OIC (Organisation of The Islamic Conference) and is fluent in French, Arabic and English.

Shaykh Muhammad Al Yazdani Raza Al Misbahi
Co-Founder of Abu Hanifah Institute

Shaykh Yazdani is originally from Azamgarh district of Mubarakpur India. He studied with his father Imam Muahmmad Ismail Misbahi a renowned scholar of Islam from Rochdale UK.

He graduated from the well-known Orthodox Sunni Institution recognized throughout India Al-Jamia'tul-Ashrafia, Mubarakpur, U.P, India. He has a BA (Hon) in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester, he was also sent by the University to Egypt to undergo intensive Arabic Studies at Alexandria University, also as a MA (Hon) in Islamic Studies from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London).

Currently he resides with his wife and children in London UK.

Imam Muhammad Siddeeq
Representative of the late-Imam Warith Deen Muhammad

Imam Muhammad Siddeeq is a long time Muslim American pioneer. Professionally a biologist, medical researcher and teacher, he is a keen supporter and student of the late-Imam W. Deen Mohammad.

Imam Muhammad Siddeeq has held many positions in the Muslim community of the United States and has been a mentor to newly converted and young Muslim men, many who have been released from prison. Imam Siddeeq represented W. Deen Mohammad at the First Meeting of World Religious Leaders in Seville

Afzal Abdul Rahim

Afzal Abdul Rahim, aged 31, was appointed as Director & Chief Executive Officer of TIME dotCom Berhad on 7 October 2008. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics, specialising in Acoustic Wave Theory from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Prior to joining TIME, Afzal served as the Chief Executive Officer of The AIMS Asia Group and Global Transit International. He is also the chairman of Communications and Multimedia Licensee Association and founder of the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX).

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