Tahir Nawaz

A head and shoulders portrait of Tahir Nawaz.
Adjunct Fellow at the Wellington Faculty of Education, Tahir Nawaz.

As an Adjunct Fellow in the Wellington Faculty of Education, Tahir Nawaz works on partnerships to connect Islamic students and the Islamic Community with the Faculty. He also provides chaplaincy and Advisory services to all Islamic students and faculty in the University.

Tahir Nawaz is a senior analyst of Muslim affairs based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Since 2010, he has been referenced and interviewed by national and international mainstream media on Muslim affairs, especially in New Zealand and the Pacific. This role has been supported by his traditional training of Islamic studies in New Zealand, Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia.

Tahir has designed and supervised the curriculum of Islamic education applied in various institutions.

His research interests include Muslim affairs in New Zealand and the Pacific, Muslim education, interfaith dialogue, halal, community service, and Islamic organisations.

Tahir has been involved in community service as the President of the International Muslim Associations of New Zealand (IMAN).  From 2021-2022 he served as Executive Board member with the Celebrant Association of New Zealand. Tahir is currently the Chairperson of the Deen Welfare Trust, which provides Community services in Wellington Region; a Complaint Assessment committee member at the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand; and a Board Member of New Zealand Centre for Global Studies.