Who Is MENJ?
Born in the United States of America, Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi (MENJ) or Ibn Juferi al-Amriki was raised in Penang, Malaysia. He considers himself to be a true Penangite who loves two of Penang’s famous dishes, nasi kandar and pasembur.
Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi began his education at Sekolah Sri Inai Junior, Penang (1987-1991) and went on to secondary level at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abdullah Munshi (1993-1997), Pulau Pinang.
He sat for his NSW-HSC at International College, Penang (1999) and continued his tertiary education at the Asia-Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), Bukit Jalil (2001 – 2006), where he secured his Higher Diploma in Software Engineering and his degree in Computing (with a specialism in Internet Technologies).
Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi began his career in 2006 as a self-employed SEO Specialist running his own agency until 2015, where he decided to go into full-time employment to gain work experience and financial stability.
Currently, MENJ is working as a full-time SEO Specialist in Kuala Lumpur and is tasked with leading and managing an SEO team.
Muslim Apologist & Internet Activist
Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi is a specialist in Comparative Religion, where he focuses on the study of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism and Christianity) since 1999. Under the nome de guerre Ibn Juferi, he is actively involved in Muslim apologetics and has participated in debates and discussions with Jews, Christians, atheists and even the occasional Hindu or Buddhist.
Ibn Juferi is dedicated to combating misinformation about the religion of Islam that is prevalent online and is inspired by the works of the late Dr. Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi, which has shaped his Weltanschauung and outlook towards life.
MENJ is a co-founder and executive editor of the premier Muslim apologetics website Bismika Allahuma: Muslim Responses To Anti-Islam Polemics and the development of sister websites related to Islam and Muslim apologetics in general. He also has a YouTube channel for the purpose as well.
Contribution To Muslim Apologetics
Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi has published two books on comparative religion, the first being Buddhism: A Muslim Primer (Jahabersa, 2005) and the second entitled When Apostates Become Shaykhs… (Jahabersa, 2006).
He has also written and published many articles and op-eds on comparative religion, Islam, current affairs and general information, on his vast network of Islamic apologetics websites and blogs. See for example: On The Reliability of Luke As A Historian.
Currently, MENJ is working on the final draft of his third book, tentatively titled “Paulus Dan Kesan Ajarannya” (Paul of Tarsus and The Effects of His Teachings). An English version on the same topic entitled “The Apostle of Doom” is being developed in tandem with the Bahasa Melayu version.
Hobbies & Other Interests
In his spare time, Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi is obsessed about the latest trends in SEO, web standards as well as reading on fiction and non-fiction works. He used to compose literature in Bahasa Melayu. He plays Total War: Warhammer II, loves football (soccer) and supports Selangor FA and Liverpool FC.
He is currently pursuing a Mandarin language course called the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) at Level 2 and hopes to complete all six levels in 5 years’ time. He likes listening to Eminem, Meghan Trainor, Wan-ting Qu, Jay Chou and many others.
Contact Ibn Juferi al-Amriki
Do you want to reach out to MENJ for comments, suggestions or speaking engagements? Contact Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi at your earliest convenience!