Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)
MPF is a grouping of Muslim professionals that strives to achieve a credible intellectual engagement and dialogue on issues that touch on Islamic beliefs, practices, culture and thought with a wide crosssection of the Malaysian society. It intends to do so in a non-confrontational manner, free of any institutional constraints or political affiliations. The MPF is legally registered as a company limited by guarantee to function as a non-profit organization.
Dr. Azzam Tamimi
Born in Hebron, Palestine, Dr. Azzam’s family moved to Kuwait when he was seven. After high school, he relocated to England where he gained a Bsc. in combined sciences from the University of Sunderland UK, and his PhD. in Political Thought from The University of Westminister in 1998. An executive member of The Muslims Association of Britain, Dr. Azzam was most recently in the limelight during Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi’s visit of Britain, when he acted as the spokesperson and interpreter.
Writer of several books and numerous research papers on the subjects of politics, democracy and human rights, they include, Islam and Secularism in the Middle East, Musharakat al-Islamiyin fil- Islam, and Islam in the Western Media. His in-depth knowledge of the socio-political Middle Eastern affairs is well known and his views are highly sought as his works are widely studied and used as reference materials in tertiary and research institutions around the world. Charismatic and eloquent, his passion almost always leaves his listeners completely enthralled and having personally experienced the plight of the Palestinians, his commitment to this cause is unquestionable, often forthrightly calling for the dismantling of Zionism just as Apartheid was. Currently on a fellowship at Kyoto University, Dr. Azzam will be conducting a series of lectures in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Singapore.