After finishing his studies towards a diploma in Architecture at the ML Sultan Technikon (now Durban University of Technology), Dr Mahomedy completed a six-year programme in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Aalim Fadhil) at a seminary in Newcastle. During this period he was concurrently registered for a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and then a Higher Education Diploma (HED), respectively, at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He subsequently taught for a period of five years at private educational institution and in 2003 pursued a full-time Masters degree in Economics (MCom) at the University of Natal. He began lecturing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 2004 and has been doing so until the present. In 2017 Dr Mahomedy was conferred with a PhD in Economics at UKZN after completing a multi-disciplinary study that spanned the vast domains of history, religion, philosophy, science, and economics. His research interests lie at the interstices of economics, religion and philosophy.