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Our Staff

Saira Elley
Sis Saira Elley is SimplyIslam’s full-time Admin Manager.  She has a wide experience in serving the Malay-Muslim community, having worked for some years at Mendaki, a was also a member of the Alkaff Kg Melayu Mosque Management Board.  For some years she was also a volunteer at Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque and Darul Arqam Singapore.  She worked part-time as a Relief Teacher at Coral Primary School.  She currently oversees the Weekend Islamic School and all administrative affairs of SimplyIslam.  Even though she is married, she is deeply committed to her work and speaks with great pride and conviction about SimplyIslam, and is passionate about the aspirations and values of the centre.

Ustaz Muhammad Salleh
Ustaz Muhammad Salleh is a graduate of Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah and completed his full-time pre-university studies at the madrasah. He also studied at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is an accredited Asatizah certified by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore and the Asatizah Recognition Board.  He was SimplyIslam’s Arabic Language Coordinator and Course Coordinator and regularly conducts translation and interpretation assignments (Arabic<>English).  He also teaches Islamic studies to tertiary students at SimplyIslam’s weekend Islamic school.  He has a flair and deep interest for Prophetic healing and medicine and regularly conducts SimplyIslam’s popular “Prophetic Healing” course.  He is now the Principal of SimplyIslam’s Weekend Islamic School.  He is proficient in Arabic, English and Malay.  He is married with a child.

Ameera Begum
Sis Ameera Begum graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Nanyang Technological University. She joined SimplyIslam in April 2011, and is the Editor of SimplyIslam’s online publication MuzlimBuzz. She’s a chronic reader and a news junkie. She prefers to be read rather than seen or heard.

Ustazah Liyana Abdul Rahaim
Ustazah Liyana is a graduate of the prestigious Al-Azhar University (Egypt) in Shari’ah. She has been a part-time teacher at SimplyIslam’s Weekend Islamic School since its inception in 2006.  Upon her graduation from Al-Azhar University, she worked at Mendaki Sense for about two years, and subsequently joined SimplyIslam in December as a full-time staff as SimplyIslam’s Assistant Vice-Principal.

Kamarudin Mailah
Kamarudin Mailah runs SimplyIslam’s online Islamic store – Baraka Bazaar (www.barakabazaar.com). He worked for many years as a technician and later in the logistics sector. Kamarudin is part of a popular local qasidah group called Singapore Haqqani Ensemble, but cannot let go of his musical “rock” past and is often heard shouting “Rock never die!”, after singing rock songs in the office. He is married with 3 boys.

 

 

 

 

Ustaz Masruhan Kyai Choteb
Ustaz Masruhan is SimplyIslam’s full-time resident scholar and is a Hafiz of the Qur’an and a renowned scholar and writer.  His Islamic education was mainly pursued in Indonesia (to Degree level), thereupon he went on to complete his Masters Degree at Universiti Malaya (Malaysia).  He is currently completing his Ph.D. at the same university.  He has written over 40 books and for several years he was also the Imam Executive of Masjid Abdul Aleem Siddique (Singapore).  He also conduct regular Islamic religious classes at Masjid Sultan (Singapore).

Founder & Director – Mohamed Nassir
Mohamed Nassir graduated with a First Class Honours Degree (B.Sc.) from Staffordshire University (UK).  He worked for many years in the software industry before spending some 8 years working for da’wah organisations like Darul Arqam Singapore & Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque.  He was listed in “The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2009” and is currently listed in “The 500 Most Influential Muslims 2010” [click to view] published by Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center [website].  He was recently mentioned in a Berita Harian article (“Kenali 50 Wajah”, Dec 2010) as among four individuals who are expected to play a crucial role in directing and shaping the ‘face’ of the Singapore Muslim community. In June 2011, he was invited to be a Discussion Leader on the subject of “Faith, Youth and Social Media” at the World Economic Forum in Jakarta.

Mohamed Nassir is a proponent of traditional Islam and denounces all forms of terrorism and extremism.  He (and SimplyIslam) was featured in the documentary entitled “Misguided”, a 4-part documentary about terrorism (aired in January 2010) produced by Mediacorp Singapore [view excerpt]. He is regularly featured in the local media discussing issues of national and community interests, as well as his active role in the initiative, Aid to Syrian Refugees in Turkey (ASRIT) [website].

Together with some concerned individuals, he established SimplyIslam in 2006 and is now its Managing Director.