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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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  • Canada Today: Spiritual Abuse & The Hurma Project
    1 hr, 4 mins
    • Canada Today: 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".

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslims & Real Estate
    56 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslims & Real Estate

      S1:E82 On this episode, our guests, Hassan "Soona" Shokil & Souzan Alaa Eddin will be discussing the topic of 'Muslims & Real Estate'.

  • Canada Today_S01E81_020421_Youth Edition_ Careers_ Specializatio...
    47 mins
    • Canada Today_S01E81_020421_Youth Edition_ Careers_ Specialization vs. Generalization.mp4

      S1:E81 In conversation with guests, Siraat Mustafa & Maariyah Baig who will be discussing the topic of 'Careers: Specialization vs. Generalization'.

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Maker - Aatif Baskanderi
    50 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Being Green Muslims
    33 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Being Green Muslims

      S1:E79 On this episode, our guests Faizan Ahmed & Saba Khan will be discussing the topic of 'Being Green Muslims'.

  • Canada Today: Islamophobia: Pain & Hate - 4 Years After the Quebe...
    1 hr, 6 mins, 59 secs
    • Canada Today: 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'.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Getting into Non-Profit vs. Busines...
    53 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Getting into Non-Profit vs. Business

      S1:E77 Wajiha Suboor who is a Content Specialist & Safeer Qureshi who is the CEO of SPG Media will be discussing the topic of 'Getting into Non-Profit vs. Business'.

  • Canada Today: Engaging Youth Virtually - Challenges & Opportuniti...
    58 mins
    • Canada Today: 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'.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Alternatives to Medicine
    56 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Alternatives to Medicine

      S1:E75 On this episode, we will be in conversation with Dr. Omar Rafai who will be discussing 'Alternatives to Medicine'.

  • Canada Today: Resilient Relationships in 2021
    52 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Importance of Mentors
    56 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Importance of Mentors

      S1:E73 On this episode, Atiya Bussun who is the Co-Lead MAX in Montreal & Shaan Mehdi who is Founder of The Mentoring Program , will be discussing the topic of the 'Importance of Mentors.'

  • Canada Today: MuslimChangeMaker- Mohammed Ashour
    1 hr, 1 min
    • Canada Today: MuslimChangeMaker- 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.

  • Canada Today: Practicing Empathy in the New Year
    1 hr
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Maker - Dr. Katherine Bullock
    57 mins
    • Canada Today: 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

  • Canada Today: Preserving the Legacy of Canadian Muslims
    1 hr
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslim Youth and Humanitarian Work
    50 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslim Youth and Humanitarian Work

      S1:E68 On this episode, Nafesa Danayar who is an Events Director at Charity Week Canada & Fatah Awil who is the National Director at Charity Week Canada, will be discussing the topic of “Muslim Youth and Humanitarian Work“.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - How to Find your Talents and Create...
    51 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - How to Find your Talents and Create your Dream Career

      S1:E67 On this Episode, Hassan Wadi who is the Founder of Youth Speaker Academy, & The Brand Ambassador of Human Concern International & Reem Al Assadi who focuses on Mental Health & is a Yoga Professional, will be discussing the topic of "How to Find your Talents & Create your Dream Career".

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslim Youth and the Building Indus...
    53 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Muslim Youth and the Building Industry

      S1:E66 On this episode, Amira Babeiti who is on the Board of Directors for the start up non-profit organization Global Sustainable Foods & Sohaib Shafi who is the CEO at Stallion Construction Group Inc, will be discussing the topic of "Muslim Youth and the Building Industry."

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Marriage in the COVID Era
    54 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Marriage in the COVID Era

      S1:E65 On this episode, Rashid Nasim, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Khadijah Elite & Sakina Bint Erik, who is a Social Media Manager at Khadijah Elite will be discussing the topic of "Marriage in the COVID Era".

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Maker - Fahad Tariq
    55 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Helping Muslim Reverts
    46 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Helping Muslim Reverts

      S1:E63 Miguel Cabral who is a Content Creator, will be discussing the topic of “Helping Muslim Reverts.“

  • Canada Today: Bill 21 & Quebec Muslim Women
    41 mins
    • Canada Today: 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."

  • Canada Today: Justice for Abdirahman Abdi
    50 mins
    • Canada Today: 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“

  • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Public Schools vs. Islamic Private ...
    1 hr, 2 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Edition - Public Schools vs. Islamic Private Schools

      S1:E60 Youth Edition - Public Schools vs. Islamic Private Schools.mp4

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim
    56 mins
    • Canada Today: Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim

      S1:E59 Muslim Change Maker - Sureya Ibrahim

  • Canada Today: Muslims
    49 mins
    • Canada Today: Muslims

      S1:E58 Youth Edition. Muslims

  • Canada Today: Building Canadian Muslim Communities
    55 mins
    • Canada Today: Building Canadian Muslim Communities

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

  • Canada Today: Social Media
    48 mins
    • Canada Today: Social Media

      S1:E56 Youth Edition. Social media.

  • Canada Today: Spike in Youth Suicide with Imam Uddin
    1 hr, 2 mins
    • Canada Today: Spike in Youth Suicide with Imam Uddin

      S1:E55 Spike in youth suicide with Imam Uddin

  • Canada Today: Khadija Haffajee - Life
    59 mins
    • Canada Today: Khadija Haffajee - Life

      S1:E54 Khadija Haffajee - Life

  • Canada Today: Why Islamic Heritage Month?
    58 mins
    • Canada Today: Why Islamic Heritage Month?

      S1:E53 Why Islamic Heritage Month?

  • Canada Today: Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
    47 mins
    • Canada Today: Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

      S1:E52 Youth Edition. Muslim Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.

  • Canada Today: Software Development
    49 mins
    • Canada Today: Software Development

      S1:E51 Youth Edition. Software Development.

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi
    41 mins
    • Canada Today: Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi

      S1:E50 Muslim Change Makers - Azadeh Dastmalchi

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

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

  • Canada Today: Secrets of Friendship with Ahmad Bostani
    48 mins
    • Canada Today: Secrets of Friendship with Ahmad Bostani

      S1:E48 Youth Edition. Secrets of Friendship with Ahmad Bostani

  • Canada Today: Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster
    40 mins
    • Canada Today: Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster

      S1:E47 Eradicating Prejudice Via Photography with Drowster

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

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

  • Canada Today: Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari
    48 mins
    • Canada Today: Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari

      S1:E45 Youth Edition. Crisis in Faith with Imam Ehsan Ansari.

  • Canada Today: Bill 21
    57 mins
    • Canada Today: Bill 21

      S1:E44 Bill 21

  • Canada Today: Youth Attachment with Masajids
    45 mins
    • Canada Today: Youth Attachment with Masajids

      S1:E43 Youth Attachment with Masajids

  • Canada Today: Diversity in Children's Storytelling
    55 mins
    • Canada Today: Diversity in Children's Storytelling

      S1:E42 Diversity in Children's Storytelling.

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

      S1:E41 Servant Leadership: Putting Others First

  • Canada Today: The Importance of Continuous Reading
    47 mins
    • Canada Today: The Importance of Continuous Reading

      S1:E40 Youth Edition. The Importance of Continuous Reading.

  • Canada Today: Newcomers
    48 mins
    • Canada Today: Newcomers

      S1:E39 Newcomers.

  • Canada Today: International Students: How to Adjust to North Amer...
    46 mins
    • Canada Today: International Students: How to Adjust to North America

      S1:E38 Youth Edition. International Students, How to Adjust to North America.

  • Canada Today: Is Homeschooling A New Norm?
    56 mins
    • Canada Today: Is Homeschooling A New Norm?

      S1:E37 Is homeschooling a new norm?

  • Canada Today: Historic Muslim Community Donation to a Hospital
    52 mins
    • Canada Today: Historic Muslim Community Donation to a Hospital

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

  • Canada Today: Justice for Soleiman Faqiri
    47 mins
    • Canada Today: Justice for Soleiman Faqiri

      S1:E35 Justice for Soleiman Faqiri.

  • Canada Today: From Hate to Love, Muslims in Media
    47 mins
    • Canada Today: From Hate to Love, Muslims in Media

      S1:E34 Youth Edition. From Hate to Love. Muslims in Media.

  • Canada Today: Conservative Leadership Race
    58 mins
    • Canada Today: Conservative Leadership Race

      S1:E33 Conservative Leadership Race

  • Canada Today: Addictions, Anxiety and Depression
    52 mins
    • Canada Today: Addictions, Anxiety and Depression

      S:1E32 Youth Edition. It's going to be a pandemic election for this year's Conservative Party leadership election. Hear from two prominent community activists, Mustafa Mundh and Urz Heer, about the party's outlook for inclusive governance and minority representation in Canada.

  • Canada Today: Muslim Change Makers Zarqa Nawaz
    54 mins
    • Canada Today: Muslim Change Makers Zarqa Nawaz

      S1:E31 Canada Today is proud and excited to feature a Canadian producer and writer who made big waves in daytime television with the iconic CBC series "Little Mosque on the Prairie". Watch a funny and intimate one-on-one with the one and only Zarqa Nawaz.

  • Canada Today: Credit Unions and Islamic Banking
    55 mins
    • Canada Today: Credit Unions and Islamic Banking

      S1:E30 Credit Unions and Islamic Banking

  • Canada Today: Muslims in Northern Territories
    1 hr
    • Canada Today: Muslims in Northern Territories

      S1:E29 Leaving metropolitan life to live and work in isolated parts of Canada can lead to life-changing experiences and heartwarming stories. Listen to a fascinating chat about connecting with different cultures and the importance of building relationships wherever you go.

  • Canada Today: Your Inner Circle: Are your friends with you till t...
    46 mins
    • Canada Today: Your Inner Circle: Are your friends with you till the end

      S1:E28 Youth Edition. Another contemporary youth-led discussion on friendship, trust and social society in 2020.

  • Canada Today: Canadian Kashmiris on 1st Anniversary of Indian Loc...
    1 hr, 2 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: What to do before you say"I do."
    46 mins
    • Canada Today: What to do before you say"I do."

      S1:E26 Youth Edition. What to do before you say"I do."

  • Canada Today: Reem Ahmed
    56 mins, 12 secs
    • Canada Today: Reem Ahmed

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

  • Canada Today: Moonsighting Dilemmas
    1 hr, 3 secs
    • Canada Today: Moonsighting Dilemmas

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

  • Canada Today: Islam & Fitness: Staying Fit During Quarantine
    47 mins, 18 secs
    • Canada Today: Islam & Fitness: Staying Fit During Quarantine

      S1:E23 Speaking with courageous young guests and their effort to preserve their mental and physical health while in social isolation.

  • Canada Today: Sabariah Hussain
    55 mins, 25 secs
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: One Eid - Ottawa Muslims Success Story
    59 mins, 5 secs
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Abdalla Idris
    1 hr, 3 mins, 35 secs
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Muslim Women Navigating Sports Leagues
    53 mins, 43 secs
    • Canada Today: Muslim Women Navigating Sports Leagues

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

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

  • Canada Today: Muslimfest 2020: Virtual Celebration of Arts and Cu...
    1 hr, 1 min, 4 secs
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Sheikh Navaid Azeez
    57 mins, 38 secs
    • Canada Today: Sheikh Navaid Azeez

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

  • Canada Today: Muslim Indigenous Relations in Canada
    58 mins, 32 secs
    • Canada Today: 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.

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

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

  • Canada Today: Zeeshan Hamid
    45 mins, 7 secs
    • Canada Today: Zeeshan Hamid

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

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

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

  • Canada Today: Shireen Ahmed
    56 mins, 46 secs
    • Canada Today: Shireen Ahmed

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

  • Canada Today: Justice for Ejaz!
    53 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Seniors and Social Isolation
    55 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

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

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

  • Canada Today: Firaaz Azeez
    1 hr, 5 mins
    • Canada Today: Firaaz Azeez

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

  • Canada Today: Pulse on Domestic Abuse and mental health
    43 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Are We Ready For the New Mosque Normal?
    58 mins
    • Canada Today: 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 Today: Canada's Anti Racism Problem
    1 hr
    • Canada Today: Canada's Anti Racism Problem

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

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

      S1:E3 A discussion about the Athan Controversy.

  • Canada Today: Businesses Affected by Lockdown in Canada
    31 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.

  • Canada Today: Eid ul Fitr 2020: How are Muslim Organizations Gear...
    58 mins
    • Canada Today: 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.