Executive Team

Executive Team

Dr. Farooq Bandali

Farooq earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has 13 years of experience in pharmacy. Farooq has also furthered his education by pursuing coursework in business. Although he is very passionate about his career, his life purpose is to learn and share the message of God-consciousness. Through his work in pharmacy, Farooq has acquired valuable skills to analyze, develop and implement innovative ideas. In addition, his communication, interpersonal and leadership skills allow him to collaborate with others and move the vision of Taqwa Media forward.

Sajida Bandali

In 2000, Sajida graduated with a degree in Business Management from State University of New York (SUNY) Old Westbury. Over the last 12 years, she has worked in the publishing industry as a manager at Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an (TTQ). At TTQ, Sajida lead major initiatives, increased sales and revenue, managed budgets and trained personnel. With more than a decade of expertise in the publishing industry, Sajida brings valuable skills to publish, market and distribute for Taqwa Media.


In addition to the executive members, Taqwa Media’s team consists of seven advisors who are established scholars, academicians, businessmen and web developers. The advisors play a key role in assisting with Taqwa Media’s vision, mission, goals and strategy. The roles and responsibilities of the advisors include assisting with content review, evaluating marketing material from Islamic and business perspectives, determining the educational needs of the community and developing a global network of individuals to achieve Taqwa Media’s vision.

Taqwa Media’s seven advisors listed in alphabetical order:

  • Shaykh Muhammad Saeed Bahmanpour
  • Shaykh Saleem Bhimji
  • Shaykh Muhammad Al-Hilli
  • Shaykh Jehad Ismail
  • Br. Ali Ridha Jaffar
  • Dr. Rebecca Masterton
  • Br. Hasnain Merali
  • Br. Hasnain Yusufali

Featured Publications

  • Noor Kids Faith Over Fear

    Noor Kids Faith Over Fear

    Author: Amin Aaser and Sana Aaser

    In the first story, Alpine Alps Adventure! Amin goes on a ski trip and is pressured by Zain to take on a dangerous ski slope, called the Black Hole. Amin shows true courage by standing up to what he believes.
    In the second story, Spooky Spider, Shireen learns that putting your trust in Allah (SWT) is an important part of courage for a Muslim.

  • Owl & Cat Islam Is

    Owl & Cat Islam Is

    Author: Emma Apple

    Join Owl & Cat and learn, in a light hearted and humorous way, about the lives and beliefs of Muslims, who make up a quarter of all the people in the world!