Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Masood al-Nadvi is a well-known Muslim scholar in North America, amongst the few who have the authority to confer an Islamic legal ruling. Dr. Nadvi has extensively studied the Islamic sciences at some of the world's leading institutions of Islamic learning.
He spent over a decade at the prestigious seminary Dārul ’Ulūm Nadwatul ‘Ulamā, Lucknow, India, where he completed an ālimiyyah degree. He subsequently moved to Saudi Arabia, where he earned a License in Sharīʿah from the Islamic University of Madinah, and completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Sharīʿah, with a specialization in Fiqh from Umm al-Qura University, Makkah. In addition to his academic studies, Dr. Nadvi has received ijazāt (certificates of authorization) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time. To complement his comprehensive education in the Islamic sciences, he earned a degree in political science from Bhopal University, India.
Dr. Nadvi also has a rich experience in teaching. He was a professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he taught Sharīʿah and Fiqh for over half a decade. While he was at King Saud, he dealt with topics such as Usūl al-Fiqh, Islamic culture, Islamic political thought, Islamic movements and the Fiqh of organization.
In addition to his teaching, Dr. Nadvi has been very active within the Canadian Muslim community since his arrival. He is the former President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and Director of Religious Affairs at Al Falah Islamic Centre and the Muslim Association of Calgary, during which he also served as a member of the University of Calgary chaplaincy team. He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams and an advisory board member of various organizations.
Dr. Sameer Masood
University Health Network
Dr. Sameer Masood (MD, MPH, FRCPC) is a founding partner at MD Consultants. He holds an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, and is an attending Emergency Physician at the University Health Network. In addition to his undergraduate studies, Dr. Masood completed his Doctor of Medicine and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed his Masters in Public Health at Harvard University, with a focus on quality improvement and clinical effectiveness.
His interests include healthcare innovation, health technology integration into clinical care, and quality improvement in emergency medicine. Dr. Masood has received several awards for his scholarly work, including awards by Health Quality Ontario, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, the University Health Network, and University of Toronto. He has several peer reviewed publications to his name.
Dr. Masood is a member of the Canadian Medical Association's Joule Innovation Council, and is actively involved in mentoring healthcare start ups. He is also the CEO of Mednovation Health Technologies, a health-technology early stage venture supported by the Ontario Centers of Excellence which is utilizing artificial intelligence and deep learning to improve the care of patients that present to emergency departments.
Host & Producer, CEO
Toronto 360 TV
Mr. Arshad Bhatti, a professional broadcaster having a vast experience of over 18 years. Before coming to Canada in 2002, Bhatti served Radio Pakistan. Bhatti is now the host and producer of Radio Pakistan Toronto, one of the most popular Pakistani radio show in the GTA on CMR FM 101.3. Besides this, Bhatti is also the CEO of Toronto 360 TV, a 24/7 Digital TV Channel. Toronto 360 TV is known as one of the most popular and watched Pakistani Canadian TV Channel in and around the GTA. It is available on all Digital tv boxes, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, ROKU TV, online at www.toronto360.tv and on mobile devices with the Toronto 360 TV app.
Born in Multan, Pakistan, Arshad Bhatti acquired: Master’s Degree in Political Science, Post Graduation Diploma in Mass Communication, Bachelor in Law and Diploma of Associate Engineering in Radio Electronics Technology.
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