Muhammad Shakeel Garda is a graduate of LLB, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and International Relations, both of which were completed at Wits University. He served the Muslim Students Association as Head of Politics and Transformation and later Deputy Chairperson at Wits, and is currently the President of the MSA Union, the organization’s national structure. With a passion for South Africa’s Islamic heritage borne of the sacrifices of slavery and trade that shapes his family history, Shakeel spends his time documenting the archival, visual and cultural background of community life and hopes to merge his interests in Islam, law, media and society in the coming years. He believes the ASRI FLP is a vital step toward that realization.