Jamal is a strong advocate of multi-faith initiatives. He was a founding member of Muslim Doctors Against Violence and the Christian Muslim Friendship Society.
Jamal is a General Practitioner and prominent figure in the Lebanese Muslim community in Sydney, Australia. He is recognised for his work to prevent the radicalisation of young people by Islamic State.
In 2010 he was a National Finalist as Australia’s Local Hero for the Australian of the Year. Jamal is known for his efforts in promoting cohesion, courage and unity, winning The Australian newspaper’s Australian of the Year in 2015. He was praised at the time as “a great Australian” by former Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.