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Advisory Board

The IAIP Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of experts in fields related to the academic, professional, spiritual and religious integrity of the field of Islamic Psychology.

Advisory Board members are consulted on major association decisions and oversee the content areas relative to their expertise. Together they ensure that IAIP upholds the highest standards of ethics and principles upon which its mission was built.

Malik Badri

Professor Dr. Malik Badri obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester, England in 1961 and his Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Psychology from the Academic Department of Psychiatry of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School of London University in 1966. He was elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1977 and holds the title of Chartered Psychologist, C.Psychol. In recognition to his contributions in his field he was awarded an honorary D.Sc. from Ahfad University and in 2003 was decorated by the President of Sudan with the medal of Shahid Zubair, the highest award for academic excellence. ​Professor Badri is the founder of the modern field of Islamic Psychology and has written many influential books, including The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists, which revolutionized and defined the field.

Abdal Hakim Murad

Abdal Hakim Murad (Timothy Winter) was educated at Cambridge, Al-Azhar and London universities. He is currently the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University, Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College and the founder of Cambridge Muslim College. He has published and contributed to numerous academic works on Islam, including as Director of the Sunna Project, and is a leading figure in inter-faith activity, notably as one of the signatories to the Common Word statement.

Amber Haque

Dr. Amber Haque is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the UAE University. He has published numerous journal articles and edited books in the area of Islamic Psychology. He was one of the founding faculty members of the first degree program in psychology from an Islamic perspective at the International Islamic University Malaysia and has been involved heavily in the Islam and Psychology movement for over 30 years. He co-editor with Yasien Mohamed of the book Psychology of Personality: Islamic Perspectives.

Naseem Sahibzada

Professor Dr. Naseem Sahibzada obtained her PhD from the International University of Peshwar Pakistan, where she also taught graduate psychology students. Dr. Naseem specializes in diagnostic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents and holds an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) from the Maryland State Department of Education to practice as a School Psychologist. Her expertise also lies in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and traditional Behavior Therapy to manage children’s problem behavior. Dr. Naseem resides in the USA where she has been professor of psychology at Bowie State University for over 15 years.

Muhammad Tahir Khalily

Dr Muhammad Tahir Khalily is Professor and Chair of Psychology & Director of Academics at the International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He was Head and Senior psychologist at Roscommon Mental Health Service and clinical supervisor of the school of psychology at the National University of Ireland Galway Republic of Ireland. Dr. Khalily is qualified in Siegfried Othmer Neurofeedback (Non invasive treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders). He is executive member of Pakistan Psychological Association, Associate Fellow of Psychological Society of Ireland and Chartered member of British Psychological Society.

Yasien Mohamed

Dr. Yasien Mohamed is Senior Professor of Arabic & Islamic Philosophy, Department Foreign Languages at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. Professor Mohamed took his doctorate from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a founding member of the International Society of Islamic Philosophy. Mohamed received the international annual prize for his book, The Path to Virtue, from the Islamic Republic of Iran. His publications include:  Fitrah: The Islamic Concept of Human Nature (1996);  The Path to Virtue: The Ethical Philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani: A translation, with Critical Introduction, of Kitab al-Dhari’ah ila makarim al-Shari’ah (2006); Psychology of Personality: Islamic perspectives, ed. Y. Mohamed and A. Haque (2009).

Elzubeir Bashir Taha

Elzubeir Bashir Taha is Professor of Psychology at Napata University College and Khartoum University. Following graduation in Khartoum University he obtained his graduate degrees from Birmingham, Sussex and Sheffield   Universities in UK. With a long career as an educationalist he became Vice Chancellor of number of Sudanese Universities. He conducted and published research in the areas of physiological, cross cultural and clinical psychology. For five years he was council member of the Kyoto based forum of Science and Technology for society. He is presently the President of Sudanese Psychological Society since 1998 and a former president of Indonesia Based International Association of Muslim Psychologists . He lives in Khartoum, Sudan.

Omer Kasule

Professor Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule graduated from Makerere University in Uganda and obtained his postgraduate training in public health with a doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard University. Additionally, Dr. Kasule had obtained a certification in Arabic and Islamic studies from Bilal Institute in Kampala, Uganda. From 1987-1995, Dr. Kasule worked in USA involved in managing development projects involving education and health. Dr. Kasule was Professor of Medicine at the Islamic university in Malaysia, Deputy Dean for Research and Post Graduate Studies, and founding Chief Editor of the International Medical Journal Prof. Kasule is fluent in 6 languages, and has traveled to many countries conducting management programs for non-governmental organizations and community leaders over the past 24 years.
His pioneering work across Indonesia, Malaysia and more recently Brunei has transformed the medical education.

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