With years of experience within the not-for-profit sector, Munir has supported a number of community initiatives – both here in the UK and around the world.
During his time as a student in Pakistan, his charitable work included volunteering at medical camps and organising blood donation schemes; launching projects that promote literacy through improved access to reading and writing materials; setting up evening tuition academies that offer free education services to needy students; and working on food distribution projects.
In 1996, after moving to England, he immersed himself in the local community. Learning about local projects and how they help those in need, he quickly volunteered his time and support for a number of causes.
After the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, Munir initiated a fundraising campaign with the aim to give much needed aid and assistance to those affected. It was this fundraiser that inspired the creation of Al Mustafa Trust International, in May 2006. Since then, Munir has been active in the charity’s work and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Hafiz Saleem Akhtar, Founding Trustee
One of the founding trustees of Al Mustafa International, Saleem has engaged with a number of community and charitable initiatives over the past 20 years.
Born in Pakistan, Saleem gained an MA in English from University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir before taking up a post as lecturer at Inter College Tata Pani. With an interest in welfare and having completed additional study on the subject, he subsequently went on to become Assistant Director for Social Welfare and Women Development.
In 1998 Saleem moved to the UK and became an Imam in Sheffield. Here, he and a group of friends established a successful multi-faith welfare forum that aimed to better connect and unite local communities, firmly placing religious and cultural unity at the centre of its activities.
Now, alongside his work for Al Mustafa Trust International, he remains an active member of the local community – both as a parent governor at Hucklow Primary School and as Chairman of the South Yorkshire Council of Mosques. In 2012 he received his MA in Theology and Religious Studies from The University of Nottingham.
Dr. Tariq Razzaq, Founding Trustee
As an active supporter of Al Mustafa Trust International for over 10 years, Tariq joined our Board of Trustees in 2016. With an interest in community and welfare issues, Tariq has – throughout both his student and professional life – engaged with a number of projects, volunteering his time and expertise to help support and progress charitable work.
A doctor by profession, Tariq brings medical expertise and a passion for excellence in healthcare and patient welfare to the charity.
After graduating from King Edward Medical College Lahore in 1989 he worked for a number of hospitals across Pakistan until his move to the UK in 1996. Now, as member of the Royal College of Physicians and with a post graduate degree from Kings College London, Tariq is a Consultant Dermatologist.