Mohamed Nassir graduated in December 2017 with a Masters Degree in the field of Religion in Global Politics from SOAS University of London (School of Oriental & African Studies). He also graduated with a First Class Honours Degree (B.Sc.) from Staffordshire University (UK) in 2001. 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 “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 2009, he was invited to participate in the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) global conference in Qatar (Jan 2009). In June 2011, he was a Discussion Leader on the subject of “Faith, Youth and Social Media” at the World Economic Forum in Jakarta. In March 2013, he was a discussion participant in Muslim Minority Leaders Colloquium in Paris.
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 its Founder & Chief Executive Officer.