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The Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force organized a Bengali Town Hall answering questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines for members of our Bengali speaking community. We are thrilled to host a panel of experts in various fields to bring to you a balanced, honest, and informative discussion.


Dr. Tanzila Basrin
Family & Emergency Physician

Dr. Basrin is a Family and Emergency physician in Ontario. Her passion towards medical educational and leadership is demonstrated through her community work which spans from working with various NGOs to multiple medical organizations including, the Muslim Medical association of Canada, as a board member, and the co-founder of Women's Health Education Made Simple (WHEMS).

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Sh. Abu Noman Tarek
Imam, PhD.
CCI Member, DEEN Advisory Council

Shaykh Abu Noman Tarek has been serving as an Imam, Teacher, Chaplain, Educator and Consultant in Canada for over 15 years.


He currently holds three Bachelor Degrees and two Master’s degrees that he earned starting in Bangladesh, and has been continuing in Canada. Currently, he is the Imam-Director of Religious Affairs of the Muslim Association of Brantford.


He also serves as a trained psychotherapist at CEHH (Center for Emotional Health & Healing), teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University and serves as Chaplain at different correctional services and hospitals. Under his leadership at ICNA Relief Canada 87 refugee families have come to Canada and settled in 15 cities since 2016.


He is a member of Canadian Council of Imams & Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a board member of the Grand Erie Council on Aging, and a member of the DEEN Advisory Council that provides guidance and support in addressing disability issues in the community

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Dr. Nihal Haque
Internal & Geriatric Medicine

Geriatrician at North York General Hospital, Adjunct Lecturer at University of Toronto

Mehnaz Rahman

Mehnaz Rahman (Julie) has been teaching in the Peel District School Board for more than ten years. 


She is an active member of her school community promoting social justice and equity issues.  Sister Julie is a mentor in the BeingMe Mentorship program.  She is also the host of “Amra Korbo Joy,” a television program on Nandan TV, promoting mental health and wellbeing. 


She is a lifelong learner who is committed to youth spiritual development through Islamic practices.  She is an instructor, for a youth program, at Zulfaa Academy.

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