Meet our Patron & Leadership Team

Our Patron

Dato’ Haji Muhammad Fuad Bin Kamaludin

He created the charity organisation Yayasan SOFA Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia with a passion and drive to propagate the traditional Islamic Sciences.

20 years later Dato’ Haji Muhammad Fuad has established over 10 education institutions ranging from primary to tertiary education and several other overseas institutes such as in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Indonesia and the UK.

Over 2000 students are educated to be the next generation of leaders equipped with a thorough understanding in Islamic Sciences and good virtues.

Establishing education institutions with core foundations in classical Islamic sciences, especially to instruct and train the next generation of Huffaz, ‘Ulama and professionals. Spreading and disseminating accurate and precise information to the public through publications and dissertations sourced from authentic references.

Our CEO & Executive Imam

Ustaz Mohammad Zaki bin Ismail

Originally from Singapore, Ustaz Zaki began his studies in a Yemeni Madrasah called Madrasah Al-Junied Al-Islamiah (established in 1927) in Singapore, from 1990-2002.

He then went on to study Arabic and Sharia in Damascus – Syria, from 2002-2008. Throughout the six years of learning in Damascus he studied at three main institutions:

  1. Ma’had Abou Nour Khoursheed.
  2. Mujamma’ Sheikh Ahmad Kouftaro.
  3. Ma’had Al-Fatah Al-Islami.

He also went to general Halaqahs/Circles, conducted by the Masyaikh of Damascus such as:

  1. Sheikh Dr. Rajab Deeb.
  2. Sheikh Dr. M.Saeed Ramadan Al-Bouti
  3. Sheikh Dr. Wahba Al-Zuhaily.
  4. Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Ratib Al-Nabulsi.

When he returned to Singapore he became the programme co-ordinator for the education department at the Singapore Islamic Scholars And Religious Teachers Association (PERGAS).

Later, after leaving Singapore, he met his present teacher Dato’ Shaykh Muhammad Fuad Kamaludin, whom under his tutelage, he studied both inner and exoteric knowledge.

  • Ijazahs (Authorisations to teach) in:
    • Ash’ari Aqidah (Creed)
    • Shafi’i Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprdence)
    • Tasawwuf & Akhlaq (Inner Knowledge of improving the self)
  • Fluent in English, Arabic and Malay
  • Well-known nasheed reciter

Our Core Team

Muhammad-Rusydi Azmi

General Manager

James Blackmore

Admin Head

Maimoon Ali

Headteacher of KAFA

Fatihah Nazarudin

Curriculum Lead

Zahra Al-Attas

Design Lead

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