Staff of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada

Daud Ahmad Hanif Sahib Principal Daud Ahmad Hanif has had a distinguished career in the Jamaat Ahmadiyya as a missionary, administrator, and educationalist. He obtained his Shahid degree from the Jamia in Rabwah in 1964 and Fazil Arabic from Lahore Board in Pakistan in 1965, and also obtained an MA from the University of the Punjab in 1976. He served 12 years as a missionary and 18 years as Amir and administrator of the Jamaat’s high schools and institutions West Africa. He spent a total of thirty years in the region, primarily in the Gambia, where he also headed the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, but also having responsibility for establishing Ahmadiyya Islam in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Cape Verde. Posted to the US in 1996, he served as a Minister of Religion in both New York and Washington, DC.

From 2004-2010 he was Missionary-in-Charge and Naib Amir in the US. He served as the Naib Amir of the US for 12 years as well as the Imam of the New York Metro Jamaat, where he was also responsible for looking after six South American Countries. He was granted selection grade by Tehreek-e-Jadeed in July 2001 and was awarded “The Abdur Raheem Nayyar Award 2016” by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Fifth Caliph (May Allah be his Helper). In 2017, he assumed his current position of Principal at the Jamia in Canada. His teaching interests are in the area of Islamic Jurisprudence.

Mukhtar Ahmad Cheema Sahib Professor Mukhtar Cheema accepted Ahmadiyyat in 1971 and subsequently dedicated his life to the Jamaat in 1972. He holds a BSc degree from the University of the Punjab as well as a Shahid degree from the Jamia in Rabwah which he obtained in 1979.
Professor Cheema has a wealth of experience: he has served as a missionary in Pakistan for five years, in Ghana for four years, and the US for 14 years. He has been at the Jamia Canada since 2003 and teaches Comparative Religion at the Jamia as well contributing regularly to various Jamaat Publications. He is currently also the Vice-Principal for Administration.

Muhammad Hadi Moonis Sahib Professor Muhammad Hadi Moonis teaches Urdu and Persian at the Jamia. He holds MA and BEd degrees from the University of Punjab in Pakistan. He has been at the Jamia in Canada since 2007, and his teaching experience goes back six decades.
He also taught at the Talim-ul-Islam High School and the Nusrat Jahan Academy in Rabwah, as well as the Jamia Talim-e-Milli in Karachi and Lawrence College. Additionally, he has taught at Ahmadiyya schools in Sierra Leone and at grammar schools in Nigeria. Currently he is the Controller of Examinations at the Jamia in Canada. He has translated the Persian syllabus in the Jamia into Urdu and writes poetry in his spare time.

Mutaz al Kazak Sahib Professor al Kazak is a graduate of the University of Damascus in Syria. He was a member of the curriculum development committees and a presenter of educational programs on the Syrian educational satellite channel. He has been at the Jamia since 2016 and teaches Arabic language and Literature and the Holy Quran. He also works in editing Arabic literature for the Jamaat Ahmadiyya.

Ghulam Misbah Sahib Professor Ghulam Misbah has very diverse experience. He graduated from the Jamia in Rabwah in 2001, and over the next four years specialized in the area of Commentary of the Holy Quran. He served as a missionary in Pakistan and Nigeria and also taught at the Jamia in Nigeria. At the Jamia in Canada since 2010, Professor Misbah has a special research interest in the companions of the Promised Messiah (as).

Hafiz Hibba tur Rahman Sahib Hafiz Rahman joined the Jamia in Canada in 2013, after graduating from the Jamia in Rabwah with a Shahid degree two years earlier. He also holds a BA degree from the University of the Punjab. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan as well as working in the Education office in Rabwah. He teaches Translations of the Holy Quran in the Shahid program.

Sohail Ahmad Saqib Sahib Professor Saqib joined the Jamia in 2010. He holds a BA degree after which he completed his Shahid degree from the Jamia in Rabwah. For the next three years he specialized in the Commentary of the Holy Quran. He has also taught at the Jamia in Ghana and is the author of numerous articles in Jamaat publications, including a booklet on the life of Hazrat Syed Sarwar Shah (ra).

Bashir Ahmad Khan Sahib Dr Bashir Ahmad Khan is the Vice-Principal Academics of the Jamia, which he joined in 2020. He studied at the Universities of Oxford and Penn State and taught for over thirty years in universities in Pakistan. He served on the boards of several companies and was instrumental in the set-up of new academic schools. He has worked with various committees in Rabwah, such as the Iftah Committee and Money & Banking Committee. He is on the Advisory Board of the Nusrat Jahan College and is Chairperson of the National Talim Board of the Jamaat in Canada.

Hafiz Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Ahmad Sahib Mujeeb Ahmad is a missionary who graduated from Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada in 2011 with a Shahid degree. He teaches English at the Jamia in Canada as well as teaching at the Hifz-ul-Quran School Canada. He completed his memorization of the Holy Qur'an from Rabwah, Pakistan.

Muzaffar Ahmad Bajwah Sahib Professor Muzaffar Bajwah did his BA degree from the University of the Punjab, and then completed his Mubashar degree from the Jamia in Rabwah. He joined the Jamia in Canada in 2003.

Furhan Hamza Qureshi Sahib Professor Furhan Qureshi has been with the Jamia in Canada since 2014 a year after graduating with his Shahid degree. Other than teaching the translation of the Holy Quran in English and Urdu, he has also taught English Language, as well as acting as the supervisor of final year theses by the students.

Asif Ahmad Khan Sahib Professor Asif Khan holds a Mubashar degree from the Jamia in Rabwah, where he also taught. He undertook a course in the History of Islam for four years after graduating. He subsequently served as missionary, including six years in west Africa. In 2009 he joined the Jamia in Canada as a faculty member and other than teaching History he contributes articles to the Ahmadiyya Gazette. One of his books, Seerat-ul-Nabi (SAW), has been published and is available in hard copy and on www.alislam.org.

Abdul Razzaq Fraz Sahib Professor Fraz is a highly experienced teacher of Arabic Literature and Grammar. He joined the Jamia in Canada in 2013 after teaching for 17 years at the Jamia in Rabwah. He holds an MA in Islamic Studies form the University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. Additionally, he has a Shahid degree from the Jamia in Rabwah, as well as having a Diploma in Arabic. He has specialized in Arabic grammar and as a result spent five years in Syria studying the language.

Abdul Noor Abid Sahib Abdul Noor Abid is a graduate of the Jamia Canada and joined the faculty in 2015. He teaches Urdu in the Shahid program. He regularly contributes to the Ahmadiyya Gazette as well as having a regular guest slot on the Jamaat Ahmadiyya Canada’s radio station. He has held various administrative posts in the Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya and involves himself with Al-Islam’s Urdu website and the History Committee team. and has briefly spent time working in Guatemala, Belize, and Ghana.

Hafiz Rahat Ahmed Cheema Sahib Rahat Cheema has a BSc in Computer Sciences from Pakistan. He has a very diverse background. He has formally dedicated his life to the Jamaat Ahmadiyya and has worked for MTA in Pakistan, as well as holding administrative responsibilities in Canada. He teaches Urdu and the Holy Quran at the Jamia in Canada while acting as Coordinator at the Hifzul Quran School and teaches the Quran to waqfe nau and atfal classes. He is currently the Superintendent of the Jamia hostels. He also contributes regularly to the Ahmadiyya Gazette.

Musleh Al-Din Ahmad Shanboor Sahib Professor Shanboor is a graduate from the 2017 batch of Jamia Canada and joined the Jamia as a faculty member in Arabic in 2018. He was born and raised in Palestine and since his arrival in Canada after graduation, he has also been serving on the Arab desk of the Canada Jamaat as well as in the Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Canada.

Tariq Ahmad Muhsin Sahib Tariq Ahmad Muhsin graduated from the Jamia in Rabwah in 2002. He served a missionary in Pakistan in diverse places such as DG Khan and Faisalabad, as well as with the Islah-o-Irshad office in Rabwah. For ten years he was with the Jamia in Rabwah, before joining the Jamia Ahmadiyya in Canada in 2019. Professor Muhsin’s specialization is in the Fatwas (Edicts) of the Fourth Caliph Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (ra).

Mahboob-ur-Rahman Shafiq Ahmad Sahib Mahboob is currently a visiting faculty member in Spanish but has taught Arabic grammar and other subjects in the past. He obtained a Mubashar degree from the Jamia in Rabwah in 1998, and since then he has been involved in a variety of activities. He has served as a missionary in Pakistan, Spain, Uruguay, Peru, and Ecuador (for six years). He has held various administrative posts in Canada, including working on the Foreign Mission desk. He has been teaching in the Jamia in Canada since 2009 and publishes regularly in both the Ahmadiyya Gazette and in Spanish publications in Canada.

Yasin Sharif Sahib Yasin Sharif is from Syria and has been with the Jamia in Canada for five years. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Jamia and teaches the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Muhammad Aslam Sabir is a Visiting Professor Sabir joined the Jamia in 2005. He is a Professor of Arabic and Persian and holds an MA in Arabic from the university of the Punjab in Pakistan. He held a similar teaching position at Talim-ul-Islam College in Rabwah from 1962-1996. He has held various senior Jamaat offices in Rabwah, Pakistan. He writes poetry in both Arab and Persian.

Hammad Ahmad Sahib At the Jamia since 2003, Hammad Ahmad is the Registrar of the Institute. He holds a BSc from the University of Toronto and has formally dedicated his life and services to the Jamaat Ahmadiyya.

Qaisar Saleem Sahib Qaisar Saleem heads the Jamia’s IT and administrative resources. He joined the institution in 2004. He holds a BA degree and Diplomas in the IT/CS field from both Pakistan and Canada. He is an Oracle Certified Professional in Database Administration, from Canada as well as holding a PGD in Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence. He has held numerous administrative positions in both Pakistan and Canada and recently formally dedicated his life to the Jamaat Ahmadiyya.

Raheel Ahmad Sahib Raheel Ahmad is working as the Accountant of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada since 2016. He Previously served as the Accountant Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany (2012-2015). He holds a BCom degree and has formally dedicated his life and services to the Jamaat Ahmadiyya.

Farhan Naseer Sahib After completing a course in Library Science, Farhan Naseer was appointed the Librarian of the Jamia in 2008. Another member who has formally dedicated his life and services to the Jamaat Ahmadiyya, Ferhan was also the Graphics Editor of the Ahmadiyya Gazette from 2008-2016.

Rezwan Ahmed Mohammad Sahib Rezwan is the Assistant Librarian at the Jamia. He completed his Shahid Degree from the Jamia in 2012 and has been associated with it since 2017. He is currently serving as a missionary and also working on his MSc in Library Sciences.

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