Muhammad al-Fateh works as an Engineering Technologist. He holds a B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto and an Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology. Muhammad loves reading about Islam, geopolitics, and technology. He’s also a student of the Islamic Online University. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the diverse ethnic cuisine around Toronto, watching sports, fishing/boating and cottaging with friends and family. He also loves travelling.
After high school, Maulana Abdullah Ayaz Mullanee completed the Alim program at Darul Uloom Zakariyya. He currently teaches at Khairul Ummah Academy and Anatolia Islamic Center. His accolades include founding Be Scene Magazine, editor-in-chief for al-Nur magazine, hosting a community radio show, winning Tajweed competition at MIST, and winning awards for spoken word poetry with three albums recorded. He has also authored several books such as The Poetic Words of Sayyiduna Ali, Forty Ahadith and Six Points, and The True Prophetic Way of Performing Taraweeh Salah.
Selly Kane is a health coach and holistic nutritionist who is passionate about natural ways to promote well-being. You can find out more about her work at www.heartylady.com
Mohammad al-Ansari works as a Technical Project Manager. He holds a BSc. in Computer and Electrical Engineering and a MBA. Mohammad loves to help people, and uses technology as a means to do that. He is also interested in career development, self-discovery and personal development including the science of motivation and habits. He likes to share his findings to help people live happier and meaningful lives. A native of Jordan, Mohammad immigrated to Canada in 2012. In his spare time, he loves to travel, read and write, and learn about food and cultures.
Born in Kuwait, Imam Aslam Munshi migrated to Canada with his family at the age of 7. He studied at the Islamic University of Higher Education in Buffalo, New York. He has memorized the Qur’an and has an in-depth study of Classical Arabic, Qur’anic Exegesis, Jurisprudence, and Hadith. He currently serves as a principal at the Pickering Islamic Center and also does inspections for the Halal Monitoring Authority. Imam Aslam is also a translator, a traveling khateeb as well as a Teacher. He is an an ardent bibliophile and erudite scholar.
Abu Aaliyah has been working in the field of mental health for approximately 10 years. With a Master’s degree in social work, he currently works as a Psychiatric Social Worker in one of Toronto’s hospitals. He also does legal assessments for capacity and decision-making. His community work involves providing pro bono counselling services, volunteering with the New Muslim Care Program and providing spiritual care to inmates at a Toronto Detention Centre. His remaining time is spent with the three beautiful women in his life, his daughter, wife, and mother.
Usama ventured into creative writing after ditching his biochem class at UC Irvine. Upon stumbling into a lecture hall, the speaker’s words and fluctuations of tones inspired him to write about what it means “to be human.” His struggle to become a professional tennis player and a junior development tennis coach all the while trying to juggle pre-med requirements, maintain a social life, and work as a screenwriter for NBC/CBS Studios is a struggle that he sees many people go through in some shape or form. He believes that everyone goes through what he calls the “Humble Hustle!” Usama has traveled the world and speaks many different languages. He believes that the best effort in life is when a person shares something about themselves that makes others appreciate them. He encourages people to message and comment on his posts to create lively discussions!