The Councillors Appointed by the President for the term 2024 – 2027 are:

Haiderali Gulamali Meghani is from the renowned philanthropic Meghani family of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. His late father Marhum Gulamali Meghani was a renowned philanthropist and close associate of Marhum Mulla Asghar when The World Federation started the journey to support jamaats in Gujarat. Alhaj Haiderali is a director of the family-owned International Green Ship Recyclers LLP engaged in recycling operations for obsolete maritime vessels and exporters of ship machineries.  The family company also manufactures petroleum products and has set up a solar powerplant in Bhavnagar.

Alhaj Haiderali is passionate in providing education as he believes education is the key to alleviating hardships.  He is a trustee of the famous HajiNaji Memorial Trust, which besides publishing Islamic books and literature compiled by Marhum Haji Esmail known as HajiNaji Sahib, is also involved in welfare activities including education and providing lodging and boarding to students from disadvantaged families.  Alhaj Haiderali is also the appointed trustee by The World Federation to the Husaini Education & Welfare Society Trust (HEWS) based in Bhavnagar, India.

Mohammad Mahdi was born in the UK to Fatima and Mukhtar Karim.

He is currently a trainee solicitor at the global law firm Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP. He also has a passion for increasing meaningful political engagement within our community.

At the age of 22, he looks forward to increasing the cognitive, experiential and generational diversity of The World Federation and increasing the cultural heritage of its members to increase their sense of belonging to and respect for our community.

He achieved a first class honours from the University of Warwick where he read Politics, Philosophy and Law. Thereafter, he pursued a Masters in Law at the University of Law in London.

His passion for and understanding of the importance of politics stemmed from Stanmore Madrasah’s HED. In 2022 he was appointed as the UK’s Head Delegate to the G20’s Official Youth Conference and attended the G20 Youth in Summit in Indonesia (Jakarta and Bandung).

He has spoken at Chatham House about the importance of youth engagement in politics.

In 2020 he founded The MMK Academy which aims to improve the public speaking skills of children and adults and was subsequently awarded the TransferWise 20 under 20 award (2020) ranking him as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs in Europe under the age of 20.

Through the MMK Academy, he has also aimed to increase Muslim representation in UK politics. He has held events bringing young Muslims together with Muslim MPs to allow them to build their network.

He has also interned for a UK MP and has been mentored by top UK MPs and civil servants through the Patchwork Masterclass.

He looks forward to using this experience to help strengthen the WF’s political outreach to wider society and especially the decision makers in the wider community.

At a community level he led the team that planned to hold the first World Federation Youth Conference in Mombasa in 2020 and he has served as head of personal development at Hujjat’s Al Haadi Youth.

In his spare time, he enjoys his running and tennis, and spending time with his family. He enjoys travelling (especially to Zanzibar where his ancestry hails from!)

A dedicated community worker for over 2-0 years, Ahmed bhai was born in Zanzibar, brought up and educated in Uganda where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University in Kampala. In 1972, he migrated to the United Kingdom and studied at the London University and obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1975. He is married and has two children.

He set up Quest Vitamins Ltd in 1983. The company’s manufacturing facility is now based in Dubai, licensed by the UAE Ministry of Health, European Medicines Agency, amongst others; and manufacturing nutritional supplements and medicinal products. Ahmed travels globally where he has business interests.

Ahmed bhai brings wealth of experience within The World Federation, having served as its President, Vice President, Executive Councillor on numerous occasions, and successfully lead and volunteered in multiple boards and projects. He has been the past President of Birmingham Jamaat and was actively involved in the building of the Birmingham Imamwada/Mosque and flat complex. Within disaster and aid, Ahmed bhai’s involvement is extensive too: Resettlement of our communities following the earthquake in Kutch and Gujarat, helping in establish secure routes of supply of aid into Iraq and establishing relationships with international organisations like the British Red Cross, Iraqi Red Crescent and other aid charities.

Dr Jaffer Dharsee is practising Consultation Radiologist, passionate social worker and an active entrepreneur.

He has served community in various positions including past board chairmen for medical and education boards, past trustee and vice president of KSIJ, Dar es Salaam.

Born in Pakistan, Mohsin did his early schooling in Karachi, his BSc from Warwick University, and his MSc in Management from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is involved in running his own apparel manufacturing and export business for over 23 years.

Hailing from a family background where both his father (ex VP of Karachi Jamaat) and his brother (ex-member managing committee of Karachi Jamaat) have been actively involved in the affairs of the local community, has given Mohsin the motivation and need to be part of a team to help and improve, in whatever possible capacity, the lives of those who are less fortunate at both the Khoja community level in particular, and humanity in general. Mohsin himself is a recent elected member of the managing committee of KPSIAJ (Khoja Pirhai Jamaat – Karachi) and is involved in the affairs of the Fatimiyah Hospital and KPSIAJ Sports to mention a few.

He is also a trustee, in his capacity, of Bait ul Sukoon hospital, a cancer hospital in Karachi offering completely free treatment to all humanity. Also he is a board member of TRS (The Rising Sun), a charity based organization involved in using cutting edge technology to help solve the current challenges faced by humanity (using 3-D technology to resolve housing shortages), promoting Quranic learning through the use of modern day apps.

He is also working with the Government of Sindh and United Nations, being a member of the Technical Committee involved in Youth Empowerment across the province to allow opportunities to youth to access in employment and skill developments and training. Also he has been involved in various projects with the United Nations Development Program, working for and promoting Women Empowerment and equal opportunities at workplace and diversity.

Moreover, he is a sports enthusiast who himself played and participated in many Khoja and international cricket tournaments across the globe and as a hobby is involved in a sports shows on TV in Pakistan as a cricket analyst.

Mohamedali Gokal has great pride in the community’s history and zeal for the potential yet to be realised.

A Martin Dockray scholar from City Law School, London, Mohamedali trained and practised as a lawyer before joining his family’s logistics business.

Beyond work, Mohamedali has a passion for youth and social work.  He was an executive committee member Hujjat Stanmore for two terms, acting as committee member responsible for political / media outreach, community engagement and emergency relief response.  He also chaired Stanmore Jaffery’s and interned in the House of Commons.

Mohamedali is also a trustee of The Who is Hussain Foundation (, with representative teams in five continents and two dozen countries globally, serving communities in the memory of Aba Abdillah.

Along with a friend he co-founded The Student Journals in 2010, the UK’s first national online student magazine.  It went on to be voted Guardian’s ‘Student Website of the Year’.  Mohamedali has written for many news outlets and has appeared on various television programmes, including the BBC and ITV.  In 2011 he was named on Total Politics list of Britain’s best young bloggers.  He has lobbied for various causes and volunteered for numerous charities and not-for-profit organisations, including interfaith, civil society, and relief causes, both within and outside the folds of the community.

Away from professional and community work, Mohamedali enjoys reading, spending time with his wife & daughter, and supporting his beloved Arsenal.

Sukaina Nurmohamed, born in Mombasa, Kenya, completed her GCSEs in 1986 before migrating to the UK and marrying in 1987.

With a career spanning from 1989 to 2023 at British Telecom (BT), she’s a dedicated professional.

Passionate about community since childhood, inspired by her grandparents’ pioneering community work, she became a Madrasah teacher upon moving to the UK. She’s been actively involved in community welfare, volunteering at the mosque in various capacities and serving on the Hujjat EC, where she promoted small businesses and founded the Bibi Khadija Youth Competition. She’s organized numerous seminars, including on AI. From 2022 to 2024, she served on the executive committee for Hujjat Stanmore.

Sukaina is part of FUTR co-working space and contributes to Hujjat Harefield Finance team.

Currently, she holds a dual role at Hujjat as Office Bearer Assistant Secretary and Vice Chair Lady.

Elected Councillors for the term 2024 – 2027 are:

Aliakbar Shroff is president of the Khoja Shia Isnaashari Jamaat Mumbai, India. He has been involved with many charities and Social/Capital Projects in India over the last decade. He has a business of import and distribution of body care products and exports of stationary products, in addition to being a Real Estate Investor.

Aliakbar currently is a Trustee with Kesarbaug Trust, Haji Dewji Jamal Musafirkhana, Haji Nazarali Imambargah amongst other trust in India. He has also served the KSI Jamaat Mumbai as Secretary for 3 years and as Vice President for 4.5 years. With a robust team at KSI Jamaat Mumbai, he has been instrumental in bringing focus around education, medical, economic Upliftment, and capacity building, all of which grew by 3-4 times in a span of 7-8 years.

Apart from being a founder member of the India Federation (Parent body of all KSI Jamaats of India) in 2013, achieved milestone of uniting the widespread community across the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Vidharbha, Karnataka and Telangana on one platform in India and focusing them towards achieving common developmental objectives and coordination of relief work. He has also done few notable Capital Projects including 2 Graveyard projects in Mumbai, the redevelopment of Haji Nazarali Imambargah into a modern facility with state of the art infrastructure, refurbishment of facilities at Kesar Baug Hall, KSI Jamaat office, Madressa and making the largest Khoja heritage wall at Arambaug in Mumbai.

Alihassan Kassam is a qualified lawyer and an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He has served in various capacities within the community, most notably as the Assistant Secretary of the Africa Federation from 2015-2019. Currently, he is a member of the Constitution Review Committee of KSIJ Dar es Salaam, the Constitution Review Committee of the Africa Federation, the Incorporation Review Team of the World Federation, a Councillor from Dar es Salaam Jamaat at the Africa Federation, and an elected Councillor of The World Federation. Alihassan is also a teacher at the Husayni Madressa and a co-editor of ‘Legal Connection,’ a publication intended to educate the community on various legal issues. Additionally, he assists the AFED Archives team in their ongoing series covering various events that have affected the community in the past.

Dr. Moledina was born in 1950 in Mombasa, Kenya. He completed his schooling in Kenya. His favorite sports were cricket, tennis and table tennis. He played tennis and cricket at the community, Jaffery Sports Club in Mombasa. Dr. Moledina is currently residing in Florida U.S.A. and is blessed with one son and two daughters.

He studied in Aligarh Muslim University from 1969 to 1970 and then in Grant Medical College (J J Hospital) in Bombay where he graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1975. He then went on to practice medicine in Kenya. In 1981 he moved to Uganda where besides his private practice he started a Pharmaceutical distribution company.

He has served as President of Kampala and Maputo Jamaat, Trustee for many years at Africa Federation, Head of Central Bilal Board & Vice President of Africa Federation (2004-2007) and then rising to the highest office in the Community as President of The World Federation (2009-2017).

He has initiated various projects in Education, Housing, Economic Upliftment, Tabligh and Islamic Education which led to the establishment of the BLESS Project in Bilal and MCE Project at WF. His love for humanity and our Khoja Community has been the prime motivation and drive for success in the service of the creator! May Allah (SWT) accept his humble services.

He was first appointed as Executive councilor in the 1980’s by LATE MULLA ASGHERALI M M JAFFER and then elected as a Councilor during various terms and has continued to work in close liaison with The World Federation team for the progress and prosperity of our Community and in the service of humanity at large. He is also the nominated Councilor of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa for the term 2019-2022 and elected Councilor at THE WF for the term 2021-2024 & 2024-2027.

Khadija Masiam is a distinguished clinical dietitian and nutritionist, holding extensive experience in clinical nutrition. Her professional journey spans several leading hospitals across Pakistan e.g Medicare Cardiac & General Hospital, Royal Institute of Medicine & Surgery showing her dedication to advancing health and wellness. Khadija is an active member of the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society and has collaborated with numerous pharmaceutical companies and wellness brands. She is instrumental in providing expert consultation and conducting over 1000 awareness sessions nationwide. Expert speaker at various platforms for food companies such as Soya Supreme, English Biscuits, Biogenics Pharma, PharmEvo etc. She has also conducted health awareness sessions for different societies such as the Lions Club, Karachi Gymkhana, Khoja Pirai Jamaat, Aga Khan & Bohri communities.

In addition to her clinical practice, Khadija is a respected educator. She has served as a lecturer at the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA), where she has influenced many through her teaching and mentorship in the field of nutrition and wellness. She is an integral part of the entrepreneur program for IBA. She has conducted academic session at Jinnah Medical & Dental College as an expert speaker on diabetes and dietary planning.

Khadija Maisam is deeply committed to social work and philanthropy. For the past three years, she has been an elected councillor at Khoja Jamaat, where she has made significant contributions to community welfare.

Nasima Azim Karim born in Moshi, Tanzania to Late Musa and Fatim Haji Jaffer. We migrated to Mombasa Kenya in 1984. She is a proud mother of 4 children Alhamdulillah. Moved to UK in 2002 and lived there ever since.

She has worked as an Administrator at the Shia Ithna’sheri Madressa of Stanmore and at Hujjat.

She has been passionate about community service from a very young age, following on the footsteps of her beloved Marhum father Musa Haji. She was the Head of the Hussaini Madressa’s Student Welfare Section (S.W.S) in Mombasa. A dedicated volunteer at the mosque and a teacher at the Hussaini madressa.

After moving to the UK, she continued with her passion of service to the community at Hujjat. She became a teacher at the Madressa and a volunteer at Hujjat.

She has served under 2 chairladies as Ladies Committee secretary for 6 years and has recently completed two terms (4 Years), as Chairlady of Hujjat Jamaat. She is passionate about making communities inclusive for members who have Special Needs and Alhamdulillah with His help and the help of some amazing individuals, she has introduced some amazing initiatives to support families and have worked closely with other COEJ jamaats to provide similar services at their local jamaats.

She is also passionate about promoting self-growth and development and organised seminars and sessions to support this within the community.

She loves to work with the women and Youth of the community and constantly look to create pathways and opportunities to empower them in leadership roles within the local, national and global communities.

InshAllah with this new opportunity given to her by the Lord, she looks forward to continue with her passion of service to the global community through The World Federation InshAllah.

Sadiq Datoo was born and raised in London, -UK as part of the Hujjat Stanmore community. After graduating from King’s College London school of Pharmacy, he and his wife moved to Milton Keynes before immigrating to Minnesota, USA in 2007 where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Sadiq’s passion for community service started in his teenage years when he was a volunteer in Stanmore jamaat as well as a madrasah teacher. He was also a mentor in several community youth camps organized by COEJ. During his time in Milton Keynes, Sadiq held his first EC position as secretary of Milton Keynes jamaat. Most recently, Sadiq completed 4 years as President of Minnesota jamaat where he is still an active volunteer.

Sadiq is honored to have the opportunity to serve as an elected councilor of The World Federation and is looking forward to being able to contribute to the worldwide community.

Ruqayya Datoo Nanjiani was born in Mombasa, Kenya, to Shaykh Fazle Abbas and Tahira Datoo. After completing her IGCSEs at Jaffery Academy, her family moved to Portsmouth, UK. She now lives in London with her husband, their nearly five-year-old son, and expecting another child.


Ruqayya holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and started her career at His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) as a Caseworker, enforcing laws under the Proceeds of Crime Act. She was later promoted to Business Manager at His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Currently, she is on a career break and plans to start homeschooling her son in September 2024.


Ruqayya has been dedicated to community service from a young age. At Wessex Jamaat, she was involved in various projects, including teaching at Madrasah, interfaith activities, relief efforts, and local media representation. In London, she joined the Shia Ithna-Asheri Madrasah under Hujjat, Stanmore, as a teacher and eventually was an Assistant Departmental Head. She is currently one of the leads at Hujjat Maternal Support.


She served as The World Federation’s Assistant Secretary General during the Interim Term 2020-2021 and as an elected Councillor for the term 2021-2024. In addition to being involved in The Khoja Heritage Project (KHP), Ruqayya is passionate about youth engagement. This motivated her to co-lead The WF Youth Conference in June 2023, which significantly increased youth participation at the WF Triennial Conference in May 2024.


Ruqayya hopes to continue her humble contributions and bring meaningful change to The World Federation for generations to come, in anticipation of the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi (aj).

Zaffar Khakoo was born and brought up in Dubai and has been resident in the UK for the last 14 years.  He is married with 3 children. His family is originally from Tanga, Tanzania.

Zaffar served as the Honorary Treasurer for The WF for the term 2021-2024.

Professional Career

Zaffar is an accountant by profession and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Affiliate member of the the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, with an Executive MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

He has over 25 years of audit experience and is a Partner in one of the ‘Big 4’ firms specialising in audits of financial services companies, including leading the audits of some of the largest banks in the world.


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