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"Then, when you have decided upon a course of action, place your trust in God: for, verily, God loves those who place their trust in Him." (Quran 3:159)

فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

(Quran 3:159)

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Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali

Dr. Jasser Auda

Sh. Mohammad Z. Aboughoda

Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali

Dr. Abdalla Idris Ali served as imam and director, and founded the first full-time Islamic school in Toronto, Canada. He served as the principal of ISNA Islamic Community School for 17 years. He also served on ISNA’s Executive Council, Majlis Ash-Shura, Youth and Education Committee and as president of ISNA for two terms. He is the chair of the Islamic Media Foundation, a member of NAIT Board, a founding member of CISNA, and chair of ISNA Education Forum. Sheikh Abdalla was appointed director for CIENA in Kansas City, Missouri. He served on the board of trustees of IBERR, which serves minority communities. He is currently working as the executive director of ISNA Canada.

 

 

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Dr. Amjad Qourshah

Associate Prof. in Comparative Religions and Christian-Muslim Relations.

A former lecturer at the Faculty of Shari’ah (Islamic Studies), Jordan University from 2003–2018.
From 2019–present, a resident scholar, lecturer, trainer and family spiritual issues consultant at Al-Dar Foundation, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

He obtained his MA Degree in Qur’anic Exegeses (Interpretation) from Jordan University in 1997, and his PhD in Comparative Religions and Christian-Muslim Relations from Birmingham University, UK, 2003.

He is interested in working with Youth, Family, Religions, Atheism and fixing misconceptions about Islam on a global level in both languages Arabic and English with intensive engagement on social media platforms especially Facebook.

 

 

Dr. Khurram Khan

Dr. Khurram Khan served on the board of directors and executive committee of MAC in several capacities. His focus is on working with youth and young adults to achieve their professional and personal goals. He is also an adviser to Islamic organizations and an Islamic lecturer in the community. Professionally, he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University. He has a Masters in Epidemiology and has published many peer-reviewed research articles in the specialty area of Digestive diseases. He enjoys studying history, playing sports, and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

Sh. Mahdi Tirkawi

Mahdi Tirkawi est Imam à la mosquée Al-Rawdah (Montréal, Québec). Après l’obtention de son baccalauréat en France, il s’est dirigé vers Le Caire pour suivre des études de droit musulman à l’université Al-Azhar.

En 2012, il s’installe à Montréal pour continuer ses études d’une part (à l’UdeM, maîtrise en science des religions et à l’UQÀM, certificat pour formateurs) et exercer en tant qu’Imam à la mosquée Al-Rawdah, Centre Communautaire Laurentien.

À travers l’exercice de ses fonctions, il cherche à faire le lien entre le spirituel et le développement personnel.

Il est surtout en contact avec des jeunes du secondaire, du cégep et de l’université à qui il donne des cours et ateliers de formation.

En ce sens, il a monté des projets au sein du centre communautaire. Il collabore avec l’association des étudiants musulmans de l’Université de Montréal et enseigne à l’école Le Savoir (école secondaire).

Il est responsable également de la plateforme Jenna Project qui offre notamment un service de conférences et séminaires autour de la spiritualité et du mode de vie islamique dédié aux adultes francophones.

 

Dr. Abdulazeem Abozaid

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid

Dr. Khurram Khan

Sh. Mahdi Tirkawi

Dr. Abdulazeem Abozaid

Dr. Abdulazeem holds Ph.D. and Master in Islamic Financial Law. He also holds three BAs in Islamic Law, Arabic language, and English Literature; two higher studies diplomas in Islamic Law and Human Sciences.

He has extensive working experience as a Lecturer at Damascus University since 1998, then at International Islamic University Malaysia, specializing in Islamic Financial Law. He has conducted many workshops and training courses at several Islamic banks, financial institutions and universities.

He combines practical experience in Islamic banking through working at different Islamic banks as a Shari’ah expert, trainer and Shari’ah head and the academic knowledge in Islamic Financial Law.

Dr. Abdulazeem has published in many international journals and newspapers, and he had presented more than 50 papers at international conferences. His expertise in Islamic Finance is demonstrated by his release of more than 70 publications in Islamic Finance. Currently, he is an associate professor at Qatar Foundation, Islamic Finance Program.

Sh. Mohammad Z. Aboughoda

Mohammad Zahid Aboughoda is a well-grounded, frequent khatib and speaker across Canada. Studied at the hand of his late father Sheikh Abdul Fattah Aboughoda, a great scholar and dai’ya. Wrote and translated books in the fields of education, manners, literature and history. A former member of the Board of Directors of ISNA, MAS, MAC and ICNA. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Commerce at the University of Toronto.

 

Dr. Jasser Auda

Professor Jasser Auda is a scholar of Islamic legal theory, especially the higher purposes (maqasid) of the Islamic law. He is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank registered in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Islam at Carleton University, Canada, a Visiting Professor at the Rule of Law Institute, Faculty of Law, Loyola University Chicago, and Al-Shatibi Chair for Maqasid Studies at the International Peace University in South Africa.

He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, an Executive Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, a Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and a Fellow of the Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Qur’an and undertook traditional studies at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He worked previously as a professor at the universities of Waterloo and Ryerson in Canada, Alexandria University in Egypt, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Professor Auda lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries, and wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages.’

Dr. Jamal Badawi

Dr. Amjad Qourshah

Sh. Ahmed Khalil

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Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid has been an Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University since 2011. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in the same year.

His areas of specialization include the history of philosophy and philosophy of religion with a special focus on late 18th, 19th and early 20th-century German philosophy, as well as Islamic philosophy, theology, and mysticism. He has significantly contributed to the Priton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought and has also contributed to other books and articles on Islamic philosophy and political realism.

He has received multiple awards and honours including the Fund for Innovative Teaching Award from Emory University in 2011.

 

Dr. Jamal Badawi

Dr. Jamal Badawi is a Muslim Canadian, well-known author, activist, preacher and speaker on Islam.

Dr. Badawi completed his undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt and obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Business Administration at Indiana University. He is a former professor of both the Religious Studies and Business Management departments at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Badawi is the author of many books and articles on Islam, with his most recent publication titled ‘Gender Equity in Islam.’ In addition, he researched, designed and presented a 352 segment television series on a variety of Islamic topics, that aired on many local TV stations in Canada and the US as well as 35 other countries around the world. Dr. Badawi actively participates in lectures, seminars and interfaith dialogues across North America. He also serves as a guest speaker in various functions around the world, where his expertise is sought. Additionally, he plays an active role in several Islamic organizations, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He is the founder/chairman of the Islamic Information Foundation, a non-profit foundation and internet forum seeking to promote a better understanding of Islam.

 

 

Sh. Ahmed Khalil

Sheikh Ahmed Khalil is a second-generation Canadian Muslim, inspirational speaker, imam, and da’wah coordinator. He is the manager of the MAC Islamic Centre in Ottawa, ON, where he also serves as the imam and khateeb. He has more than 20 years of experience in da’wah and Islamic activism.

He has a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering, from Carleton University, where he served with the MSA. He also has a diploma in Film Production from Vancouver, where he worked on integrating da’wah through the media.

He has a diploma in Shariah and Islamic Studies, from Samaha Academy, under the supervision of Sheikh Jasim Muhalhal Al-Yaseen and another from Zad Academy under the supervision of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh Al-Munajjid.

He is an avid reader, a student of knowledge, and father of three.

 

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