Speakers

SHAYKH MUSLEH KHAN

Born in the land of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Madinah, Saudi Arabia Musleh Khan grew up in Toronto Canada where he developed a strong love for basketball and was chosen as part of the starting line-up for 5 years in high school, then later graduated as student council President in 1998. He then went on to pursue a diploma in Computer Programming Analysis at York University which then lead to an acceptance at the University of Madinah in 2002-2011.

He spent approximately 10 years studying under various scholars and acquired a broad understanding of Islamic sciences including Fiqh, Hadith, Tafseer and Aqeedah.Sh.Musleh is currently the Director of Education at the Khalid bin Walid Mosque in Toronto Canada where he conducts regular classes and lectures.

He enjoys long-distance running, basketball and loves to read and write in addition to spending time with his family in Toronto where he and his wife reside.

SHAYKH NAVAID AZIZ

Shaykh Navaid Aziz has been described as being a gem in and of himself. Shaykh Navaid has a way of making each student feel special, as though he is talking to them one-on-one. Students have described his demeanour and manner of speaking to exude sincerity and care.

Hailing from Montreal, Quebec Sh Navaid is a man of many cultures and flavours. He completed an Associate’s degree in Commerce and Social Sciences before heading to the illustrious Islamic University of Madinah. Sh. Navaid went on to complete a diploma in the Arabic language as well as a Bachelors in Shari’ah (Islamic Law), with a specialization in Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh.

Upon returning to North America Sh. Navaid joined the speakers circuit and has travelled the world lecturing and teaching. He serves the Muslim community as a family and youth counselor. As a strong advocator for a bright Muslim future he is the Islamic editor for Recess Kids magazine in North America and Little Explorers magazine in the United Kingdom.

SHAYKH ZIA ULLAH KHAN

Sheikh Ziaullah Khan has traveled to many places learning and teaching the sciences of Islam. He is the Director of the Centre for Islamic Development in Halifax, Canada. The centre promotes and disseminates accurate information about Islam and Muslims.

He is also the founder for Ihsan Educational Centre, an Islamic school that focuses on quality education in two languages: Arabic and English. While at home, Sheikh Ziaullah Khan leads the jummah prayer for the Dalhousie University, which he is a graduate of. He lives in Halifax, Canada with his family.

DR. AHMED DEIF

Dr. Ahmed Deif is an associate visiting professor at University of Windsor. Before returning to Windsor, he was the program director of the industrial and service engineering department at the Nile University Egypt. Dr. Deif was an assistant professor at the industrial systems engineering dept., at University of Regina in Canada where he still serves as an adjunct professor. Dr. Deif received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Deif received his B.Sc. from The American University in Cairo in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Ahmed Deif served as the youth dept head for the Muslim association of Canada (MAC) from 2004-2010 and member of its executive committee. He also served as the director for multiple development NGOs in Egypt and he served on the board of Islamic Countries Young Entrepreneurs Network (ICYEN) associated with the OIC.

Dr. Ahmed Deif studied at the High Institute for Islamic Studies in Egypt from 2000-2002. He also studied Islamic history at the American Islamic University as well as various Islamic shariaa studies with Azhar scholars from 2009-2013. He is married with 4 kids,

SHAYKH YASSIR FAZAGA

Sheikh Yassir Fazaga is an inspiring, multi-lingual speaker sought-after from USA through Canada to the Middle and Far East. He was born in Eritrea in Northeast Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 15; has a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia; and received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the California State University of Long Beach.

Sheikh Yassir serves as the Religious Leader of Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF) in Mission Viejo, California. He is the Director of Mental Health Department at Access California Social Services Agency in Anaheim, where he helps families with different challenges in life which include: domestic violence issues, communication problems, marital matters, generational gap, difficult teens, some mental and personality disorders, divorce, grief, and single parenting, among others.

SHAYKH DAOOD BUTT

Sheikh Daood Butt was born and raised in Montreal, Canada.  He has always had a desire to learn and teach Islam.  Following secondary studies, he obtained a degree in Automotive Technology and was nominated amongst Canada’s Top Graduates of 2002.  During this time, he studied with local Imams and was hired as an Imam and Qur’an instructor at a local mosque.   He went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah for seven years, during which he completed a Diploma in Arabic Language followed by a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Islamic Da’wah from the Faculty of Da’wah and Usool Ad-Deen in 2010.

Sheikh Daood hates wasting time and being late, and is keen on attendance so much so that upon completing his Arabic Diploma he was awarded a certificate for not having been late a single class.  He maintains a high level of respect for his teachers, and always remembers fine details about the people he meets.  He is a jack of all trades, and enjoys cars, perfume, sunglasses, and most of all, playing with his daughter!

SHAYKH ABDEL SALAM EL-MENYAWI

Shaykh Abdel Salam El-Menyawi is a local Imam in Montreal. He was born in Egypt, and is the president of the Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM). He is also the spokesman for the Muslim Coordinating Committee for Justice and the Islamic Center of Quebec. He also holds chaplaincy with Concordia and Mcgill University.