Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan was well known as a pioneer of Islamic medical work of recent times. Originally from the Indian Subcontinent, Dr Khan grew up in Kenya and after graduation came to the UK. He worked as a GP in the UK, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. While in the UK, he founded the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) of UK in 1967. In the 1970s he emigrated to Nigeria where he was engaged in the setting up of an integrated community development complex in Angkpa, which would include a medical clinic, a mosque and a school. Moreover, during his stay there, Dr. Khan played a key role in establishing the IMA in Nigeria. In 1981 representing IMA Nigeria Dr. Khan was one of the founders of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (meeting held in USA), a body that now has 36 members across all the continents of the world.
Upon return to UK, Dr Khan focused on reorganising the IMA UK. His strategy was based on pure dedication to Islamic principles to which he remained steadfast till his end.