Advisory Board

Advisory Board members of Ziyara Muslim Spiritual Care perform certain ongoing advisory functions to enable our staff carry out their duties. The members represent the continuum of care (spiritual care, social work, acute, post-acute, long-term care, physician practices/clinics, hospice/palliative care) as well as community leaders.

They meet once a year in person or by teleconference, or as needed. There are no limits on terms of service. Members are invited by the President of Ziyara after consultation with members of the board who has the right to appoint and remove members.

Advisory Board Members (Partial list in alphabetical order!)

Dr. Khalid Aljaber, Saudi Arabia
Family physician & psychotherapist. He leads efforts to establish Islamic chaplaincy in Saudi Arabia.

Muhammad Al-Omar, Saudi Arabia
Secretary General of the Saudi  Association of Medical Religious Studies.

Anas Saad AlShedoki, Saudi Arabia
Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor at King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh

Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, USA
Cardiologist and community leader in Central California.

Dr. Endy Astiwara, Indonesia
Member of National Sharia Board and the Fatwa Committee (Lajnah Fatwa) Majelis Ulama of Indonesia.

Dr. Mohammad Bushnaq, Jordan
Palliative care physician and chairman of the Jordan Palliative Care Society.

Dr. Burhanuddin Hamid, Indonesia
Director at IMANI Hospital Management & Consulting. He is the lead organizer of International Islamic Healthcare Conference & Expo (IHEX) in Jakarta.

Dr. Diana Katiman, Malaysia
Palliative Care Physician
Pusat Pakar Perubatan UiTM Sg Buloh
Faculty Member UiTM
Exco Malaysian Hospice Council

Dr. Zuhal Agilkaya Sahin, Turkey
Professor of psychology of religion in Istanbul. She is author of several spiritual care and counseling books.

Nurul Izza Yusub, Malaysia
Palliative care nurse at Kasih Hospice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.