Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa is the Founder and Director of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), Malaysia. Dr. Ahmad Farouk is an academician at Monash University, Malaysian Campus. He was a trained cardiothoracic surgeon and an ardent researcher who had presented his work across Asia and Europe. Apart from his academic and surgical world, he is actively involved in social work.
He works for the promotion and establishment of civil society and had delivered talks related to Islam at universities and other Islamic centers in Malaysia. He had been involved in interfaith dialogues especially with regard to Christian-Muslim relations and also intra-faith dialogues especially the Shii-Sunni discourse. He writes for a column at the Islamic Party (PAS) official organ Harakahdaily.net/en with the intention to reappraise the understanding of the Islamists and infuse progressive and democratic ideas. He also writes to other established web-portals like Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insider and Free Malaysia Today.
He is the founder and Director of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), an intellectual movement and a think tank focusing on youth empowerment and promotion of intellectual discourse and reformation.