Mirza Yawar Baig

Mirza Yawar Baig

Imam, Mahmood Habib Masjid and Islamic Centre

Shaikh Mirza Yawar Baig is the Founder President, Imam & Khateeb of MHMIC (Mahmood Habib Masjid & Islamic Center, Hyderabad) from 2009, until he moved to the US in 2019. His initial Islamic education was at Jamia Ilahiyat Nooria, Hyderabad. In 1994 he founded Yawar Baig & Associates specializing in Leadership Development, enabling technical specialists transition into leadership roles. In 35 years, consulting with Multinational Corporations, Government and Business Entrepreneurs on 3 continents he’s taught more than 200,000 managers, administrators, teachers, technologists and clergy.

Yawar was invited by the Ministry of Haj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to speak at the International Haj Conference (2008), and to deliver lectures by ICK & Ministry of Awqaf, Kuwait (since 2010), Diwan, Royal Court of Sultan Qaboos of Oman (2014) and Al Fanar, Qatar (2016).  Yawar is a published author with 40 books to his credit, spanning Islam, leadership, wildlife conservation, education, and his quotes. His five books of Friday Khutab are used in the Imam Development Program, South Africa and in Australia and Russia. His book, Leadership Lessons from the Life of Rasoolullah is the foundation of a Diploma course at the Islamic Online University. Yawar values openness, and quality. He speaks five languages.

He was invited (2010/11) to deliver Friday sermons at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He has over 600 lectures and 2500 lecturettes to his credit.


  • Jamiat ul Ulama, South Africa
  • Association of Muslim Schools, South Africa
  • Jamiat ul Ulama, Sri Lanka
  • Al Mahad Al A’ali, Hyderabad, India
  • Al Mahad Al Islami, Hyderabad, India
  • Jamiat ul Ulama, Kwazulu, Natal

Consultant Faculty Memberships

Business and Leadership

  • AMA International, New York, NY
  • GE Corporate University, Crotonville, NY
  • Foreign Service Institute, US Government, DC
  • SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad


  • Advisor, Jamiat ul Ulama, South Africa
  • Advisor, Association of Muslim Schools, SA
  • Advisor, Jamiat ul Ulama, Sri Lanka
  • International Islamic University, Malaysia


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Executive MBA (MEP), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, India

P-CMM Certification Program, TeraQuest & Carnegie Mellon University, Austin, TX, USA

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© Step I & II, Otto Kroeger Associates, Fairfax, Virginia, USA & APPIPL, Bangalore

Books Include

  1. Leadership Lessons: Life of Rasoolullahﷺ
  2. Hiring Winners
  3. The Business of Family Business
  4. An Entrepreneur’s Diary
  5. Race Towards Forgiveness
  6. Seerah is the Answer
  7. Marriage, the making & living of it
  8. Raising a Muslim Child
  9. Reflect on the Quran
  10. Akhlaaq of the Ummati

Clients Include

GE, Oracle, Motorola, Microsoft, IBM, National Semiconductor, Unilever, Colgate, Asian Paints, Siemens, Wartsila, MphasiS, EXL Service, CGIAR-ICRISAT, CGIAR-WorldFish, World Bank, Tata Corporate, J & J, Accenture, Zeneca Seeds, Shanta Biotech, Advanta, Reuters, Air India, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Olam, Regal Beloit, Reliance World, NIS Sparta,  AMKA, Checkout, Emami Group, Suzlon, JP Morgan, SEW Infrastructure, SEAPOL, Expolanka, KAR Group, LANCO, Verizon, Mars Chocolates, Godrej

His lectures on YouTube (www.youtube.com/myawarbaig) have a global following.

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