DR. MUHAMMAD ANWAR SAHIB
Dr. Muhammad Anwar Sahib Almadani was born in Fiji and spent part of his life also studying there. At the age of 14 he went to the Islamic University of Madeenah to study the Arabic language course. He continued to study in the high school of the University which he graduated from in 1985, and then furthered his study in the Faculty of Islamic Creed and Dawah. In 1989 he earned his B.A from this faculty, as well as acquired a special certificate in Dawah. After enrolling in the Faculty of Quran he gained a Masters qualification in 1994, and then a doctorate in Quran exegesis in 1999.
He has presented Islamic programs on Voice of Islam, New Zealand and various radio channels as well as delivered lectures in various topics mostly in New Zealand, but also in Saudi Arabia, USA, Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, India, Qatar, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. He has also written books in Arabic and English that are yet to be published.
Additionally, he is a founding member and chairman of At-Taqwa Trust, Auckland, New Zealand. His current roles include that of Imaam, Khateeb and religious advisor. He is also the Secretary for the Ulama Board of New Zealand and advisor for halal issues to the NZ government.