Canada Today

With Taha Ghayyur

What are Canadian Muslims up to? What are their perspectives and priorities on local or national issues? Who are the Muslim change makers? Join Taha Ghayyur for conversations with professionals, community leaders, politicians, educators, artists, activists, and change makers to hear insights, challenges, aspirations, and successes stories of Canadian Muslims.

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  • COVID 19 and the Faith Community
    1 hr
    • COVID 19 and the Faith Community

      S1:E88 In this Episode Taha Ghayyur and Dr. Hashim Khan reviewing a one year of COVID-19 effect on people especially the faith community.

  • Story of Manitoba MuslimsThen and Now
    56 mins
    • Story of Manitoba MuslimsThen and Now

      S1:E87 Story of Manitoba MuslimsThen and Now

  • Canadian Black Muslims: Celebrating Identity
    1 hr, 3 mins
    • Canadian Black Muslims: Celebrating Identity

      S1:E86 In conversation with guests, Afua Cooper who is an Academic Leader, Author & Professor & Fatima Jackson-Best, who is a PHD, Lecturer & Public Researcher will be discussing the topic 'Canadian Black Muslims: Celebrating Identity & Narratives'.

  • Leaders are Readers
    44 mins
    • Leaders are Readers

      S1:E85 In conversation with Guests, Prince Khan & Amanda Hasan. They will be talking about the topic of 'Leaders are Readers'.

  • Muslim Change Maker - Nabeel Hasan
    1 hr, 2 mins
    • Muslim Change Maker - Nabeel Hasan

      S01E84 S1:E84 On this episode, Nabeel Hasan who is a Muslim Change Maker has been focused on the Muslim community's upliftment for the past two decades. He has been a passionate advocate to represent the Canadian Muslim voice in various sectors.

  • Spiritual Abuse & The Hurma Project
    1 hr, 4 mins
    • Spiritual Abuse & The Hurma Project

      S1:E83 Dr. Ingrid Mattson who is the author, professor, & the founder of The Hurma Project will be discussing the topic of 'Spiritual Abuse & The Hurma Project“.

  • Muslim Change Maker - Aatif Baskanderi
    50 mins
    • Muslim Change Maker - Aatif Baskanderi

      S1:E80 In conversation with Muslim Change Maker, Aatif Baskanderi who is currently the CEO of The Northpine Foundation, which is a new foundation focused on investing to unlock opportunities for Canada's marginalized and underserved communities. He is also the Co-Founder of Salaam B'y.

  • Islamophobia: Pain & Hate - 4 Years After the Quebec Mosque Shoot...
    1 hr, 6 mins, 59 secs
    • Islamophobia: Pain & Hate - 4 Years After the Quebec Mosque Shooting

      S1:E78 On this episode, our guests, Aymen Derbali who is Senior IT Consultant and a survivor of the Quebec City Mosque shooting, Amirah Elghawaby who is a Journalist & Human Rights Activist & Saleha Faruque who is a Communications Coordinator for Justice For All Canada. Will be discussing the topic of 'Islamophobia: Pain & Hate - 4 Years After The Quebec Mosque Shooting'.

  • Engaging Youth Virtually - Challenges & Opportunities
    58 mins
    • Engaging Youth Virtually - Challenges & Opportunities

      S1:E76 Sarah Attia who is the Director of Youth for MAC & Samia Kazi-Tan, who is the co-founder of Being ME Girl Talk Program, will be discussing the challenges of 'Engaging Youth Virtually and their opportunities'.

  • Resilient Relationships in 2021
    52 mins
    • Resilient Relationships in 2021

      S1:E74 On this episode, we will be discussing the topic of ' Resilient Relationships in 2021'. In conversation with Hina Mirza, who has over 17 years of experience as a writer, public speaker and community engagement expert. She has a masters in Counselling Psychology with a focus on Islamic counselling and is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario.

  • Muslim Change Maker - Mohammed Ashour
    1 hr, 1 min
    • Muslim Change Maker - Mohammed Ashour

      S1:E72 On this episode, we will be having a discussion with MuslimChangeMaker, Mohammed Ashour who is the Co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, a global technology pioneer in insect agriculture.

  • Practicing Empathy in the New Year
    1 hr
    • Practicing Empathy in the New Year

      S1:E71 On this episode, Rana Akbari who is the founder of quality cuisine catering, regional fundraising officer at Human Concern International and MC/team lead at BeingME & Ahmad-Shah Duranai, who is the CEO/Head Coach of DuraNet Enterprises, will be discussing the topic of “Practicing Empathy in the New Year.

  • Muslim Change Maker - Dr. Katherine Bullock
    57 mins
    • Muslim Change Maker - Dr. Katherine Bullock

      S1:E70 On this episode, we will be having a discussion with Muslim Change Maker, Dr. Katherine Bullock who received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto (1999). She is a writer, lecturer, publisher, and mother. Her books includ

  • Preserving the Legacy of Canadian Muslims
    1 hr
    • Preserving the Legacy of Canadian Muslims

      S1:S69 On this episode, Zeelaf Fatima who is the Founder of The Pioneers Project & Hassam Munir who is a Historian & Researcher of Yaqeen Institute, will be talking about the topic of “Preserving the Legacy of Canadian Muslims.

  • Muslim Change Maker - Fahad Tariq
    55 mins
    • Muslim Change Maker - Fahad Tariq

      S1:E64 On this episode, we will be having a discussion with Fahad Tariq, who is the founder and CEO of Shift, a non-profit that converts animal waste into reliable, inexpensive energy in developing countries.

  • Bill 21 & Quebec Muslim Women
    41 mins
    • Bill 21 & Quebec Muslim Women

      S1:E62 In this episode, Idil Issa who has worked in the startup and nonprofit space in Qatar, Malaysia, South Africa, and Canada & also writes frequently for outlets such as the Globe and Mail, Esquire Malaysia, COLORS Magazine, and Maisonneuve Magazine, will be discussing the topic of “Bill 21 & Muslim Women in Quebec.“

  • Justice for Abdirahman Abdi
    50 mins
    • Justice for Abdirahman Abdi

      S1:E61 Ifrah Yusuf who is the co-chair of the Justice For Abdirahman Coalition, an Ottawa-based group made up of primarily young Somali professionals, will be discussing the topic of “Justice for Abdirahman Abdi“

  • Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim
    56 mins
    • Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim

      S1:E59 Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim

  • Building Canadian Muslim Communities
    55 mins
    • Building Canadian Muslim Communities

      S1:E57 Al Rashid Mosque. Building Canadian Muslim Communities.

  • Khadija Haffajee - Life
    59 mins
    • Khadija Haffajee - Life

      S1:E54 Khadija Haffajee - Life

  • Why Islamic Heritage Month?
    58 mins
    • Why Islamic Heritage Month?

      S1:E53 Why Islamic Heritage Month?

  • Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
    47 mins
    • Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

      S1:E52 Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.

  • Software Development
    49 mins
    • Software Development

      S1:E51 Software Development.

  • Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi
    41 mins
    • Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi

      S1:E50 Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi

  • Un-Mosqued. Sisters' Struggle for Space
    58 mins
    • Un-Mosqued. Sisters' Struggle for Space

      S1:E49 Un-Mosqued. Sisters' Struggle for Space.

  • Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster
    40 mins
    • Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster

      S1:E47 Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster.

  • Speaking to Inspire, Imam Shuaib Mansoori
    1 hr, 3 mins
    • Speaking to Inspire, Imam Shuaib Mansoori

      S1:E46 Facelifting Khutbas. Speaking to Inspire with Imam Shuaib Mansoori.

  • Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari
    48 mins
    • Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari

      S1:E45 Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari.

  • Bill 21
    57 mins
    • Bill 21

      S1:E44 Bill 21

  • Youth Attachment with Masajids
    45 mins
    • Youth Attachment with Masajids

      S1:E43 Youth attachment with Masajids.

  • Diversity in Children's Storytelling
    55 mins
    • Diversity in Children's Storytelling

      S1:E42 Diversity in Children's Storytelling.

  • Servant Leadership: Putting Others First
    58 mins
    • Servant Leadership: Putting Others First

      S1:E41 Servant Leadership: Putting Others First

  • Newcomers
    48 mins
    • Newcomers

      S1:E39 Newcomers.

  • Is Homeschooling A New Norm?
    56 mins
    • Is Homeschooling A New Norm?

      S1:E37 Is homeschooling a new norm?

  • Historic Muslim Community Donation to a Hospital
    52 mins
    • Historic Muslim Community Donation to a Hospital

      S1:E36 Historic Muslim Community Donation to a Hospital.mp4

  • Justice for Soleiman Faqiri
    47 mins
    • Justice for Soleiman Faqiri

      S1:E35 Justice for Soleiman Faqiri.

  • Conservative Leadership Race
    58 mins
    • Conservative Leadership Race

      S1:E33 Conservative Leadership Race

  • Muslim Change Makers Zarqa Nawaz
    54 mins
    • Muslim Change Makers Zarqa Nawaz

      S1:E31 Watch a funny and intimate one-on-one with the one and only Zarqa Nawaz, producer and writer of “Little Mosque on the Prairie“.

  • Credit Unions and Islamic Banking
    55 mins
    • Credit Unions and Islamic Banking

      S1:E30 Credit Unions and Islamic Banking

  • Muslims in Northern Territories
    1 hr
    • Muslims in Northern Territories

      S1:E29 Connecting with different cultures and the importance of building relationships wherever you go.

  • Canadian Kashmiris on 1st Anniversary of Indian Lockdown
    1 hr, 2 mins
    • Canadian Kashmiris on 1st Anniversary of Indian Lockdown

      S1:E27 Led by a diverse panel of Canadian-Kashmiris, watch a difficult yet important discussion on the human rights abuses taking place in one of the most contested regions on earth.

  • What to do before you say“I do.“
    46 mins
    • What to do before you say“I do.“

      S1:E26 What to do before you say“I do.“

  • Reem Ahmed
    56 mins, 12 secs
    • Reem Ahmed

      S1:E25 An exciting episode highlighting the inspiring story of MasterChef Canada's top-10 contestant, Reem Ahmed.

  • Moonsighting Dilemmas
    1 hr, 3 secs
    • Moonsighting Dilemmas

      S1:E24 Bringing in scholars of various schools of thoughts to share their practice of determining moon sighting methods.

  • Sabariah Hussain
    55 mins, 25 secs
    • Sabariah Hussain

      S1:E22 Get to know the caring and hardworking woman inspiring the ideals and outreach taking place at the Sabria Foundation in Montreal.

  • One Eid - Ottawa Muslims Success Story
    59 mins, 5 secs
    • One Eid - Ottawa Muslims Success Story

      S1:E21 The inspiring story of how Ottawa-based religious leadership came together to work towards celebrating Eid on one day for their diverse Muslim communities.

  • Abdalla Idris
    1 hr, 3 mins, 35 secs
    • Abdalla Idris

      S1:E20 An exclusive and intimate look at the long career and accomplishments of an iconic religious scholar, educator and Imam who's personal story has touched people in North America and across the world.

  • Muslim Women Navigating Sports Leagues
    53 mins, 43 secs
    • Muslim Women Navigating Sports Leagues

      S1:E19 Exploring Canadian opportunities and experiences of women and girls in small-league sports.

  • The Yemen Crisis: A talk with Canadian Yemenis
    55 mins, 33 secs
    • The Yemen Crisis: A talk with Canadian Yemenis

      S1:E18 Representative from North America's largest Muslim charity describes Yemen's real time humanitarian crisis, policy failures and the necessary aid solutions.

  • Muslimfest 2020: Virtual Celebration of Arts and Culture
    1 hr, 1 min, 4 secs
    • Muslimfest 2020: Virtual Celebration of Arts and Culture

      S1:E17 Artists representing North America's largest Muslim festival discuss the impact of COVID on community and cultural arts.

  • Sheikh Navaid Azeez
    57 mins, 38 secs
    • Sheikh Navaid Azeez

      S1:E16 Highlighting the incredible youth development and empowerment efforts of faith leader Sheikh Navaid Aziz.

  • Muslim Indigenous Relations in Canada
    58 mins, 32 secs
    • Muslim Indigenous Relations in Canada

      S1:E15 How First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities have both contributed to and shaped Canada's rich landscape and culture.

  • Canadian Rohingyas, Present and future
    1 hr, 14 mins, 51 secs
    • Canadian Rohingyas, Present and future

      S1:E14 Canadian Rohingya professionals reflect on their refugee experience, government inaction and their hope for peace.

  • Zeeshan Hamid
    45 mins, 7 secs
    • Zeeshan Hamid

      S1:E13 Inspirational conversation with Milton Ontario's Regional Councillor Zeeshan Hamid.

  • Hajj 2020: Shock, Grief and Hope
    1 hr, 2 mins, 41 secs
    • Hajj 2020: Shock, Grief and Hope

      S1:E12 Muslim leadership describe “cancelled“ Hajj and hopes for future pilgrimage.

  • Shireen Ahmed
    56 mins, 46 secs
    • Shireen Ahmed

      S1:E11 Muslim female journalist reporting on sports and athletic successes and opportunities for minority athletes.

  • Justice for Ejaz!
    53 mins
    • Justice for Ejaz!

      S1:E10 Community activists detail the policing failures that led to the tragic death of innocent Canadian man living with physical and mental health challenges.

  • Seniors and Social Isolation
    55 mins
    • Seniors and Social Isolation

      S1:E9 Tune into a critical discussion of how seniors and elderly people are experiencing COVID-19 differently, and why communities should help.

  • Free Yasser Today!
    56 mins, 2 secs
    • Free Yasser Today!

      S1:E8 Intimate conversation with Amal Albaz, daughter of Egyptian Canadian Yasser Albaz, who was facing illegal incarceration.

  • Firaaz Azeez
    1 hr, 5 mins
    • Firaaz Azeez

      S1:E7 An afternoon chat with longtime community developer Firaaz Azeez, of Muslim Welfare Canada, discussing domestic poverty and food insecurity.

  • Pulse on Domestic Abuse and mental health
    43 mins
    • Pulse on Domestic Abuse and mental health

      S1:E6 Mental health and abuse experts report latest domestic violence spike and action points amid pandemic isolation.

  • Are We Ready For the New Mosque Normal?
    58 mins
    • Are We Ready For the New Mosque Normal?

      S1:E5 While it's an emotional time for worshippers as Canadian Mosques reopen, local politicians and medical experts talk about precautions and why they're necessary.

  • Canada's Anti Racism Problem
    1 hr
    • Canada's Anti Racism Problem

      S1:E4 A fascinating conversation with religious leader and Quranic translator Sheikh Mustafa Khattab!

  • The Athan Controversy. What's the Big Deal?
    45 mins
    • The Athan Controversy. What's the Big Deal?

      S1:E3 A discussion about the Athan Controversy.

  • Businesses Affected by Lockdown in Canada
    31 mins
    • Businesses Affected by Lockdown in Canada

      S1:E2 Three resilient, diverse community businesses describe their outlook on how the pandemic has impacted the market economy.

  • Eid ul Fitr 2020: How are Muslim Organizations Gearing up?
    58 mins
    • Eid ul Fitr 2020: How are Muslim Organizations Gearing up?

      S1:E1 Speaking with active community groups on how COVID-19 will impact religious holidays and festivities.