CMCO Operations Committee

Sheikh Yaffa is currently a Talent and Organizational Development Consultant at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, with focus on Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence. Over the past 15 years, Sh. Yaffa has worked with several organizations in the area of social justice, supporting communities that face systemic and social barriers in Canada, such a immigrants, African Canadians, Aboriginal people and people with disabilities. He has training and many years of practice in education design, group facilitation and mediation. He also has background in life coaching and project management. He is a member of several educational and health groups and committees, including the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council, The IWK Health Centre Diversity Committee and the Halifax Police Diversity Committee.

Sheikh Yaffa is Khatib and Islamic Studies teacher at the Centre for Islamic Development in Halifax and a member of its board of directors. He is a graduate in Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Translation studies. Sheikh Yaffa has ijazah in the narration of Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith, The Coupled-chains (Thunaaiyyaat) of Imam Malik and the preliminary Hadiths of the six Sunan and other books of Hadith.

Other areas of Sheikh Yaffa’s interest and experience in teaching include Tafseer, Fiqh, Tajweed, Arabic grammar, Morphology (Sarf) and Eloquence (Balaaqha).

Our Operation Committee

SH. MOHAMED YAFFA

Maritime Representative

Sheikh Yaffa is currently a Talent and Organizational Development Consultant at the Nova Scotia Health Authority

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DR. JOEL SCHINDEL

Saskatchewan & Manitoba Representative

Dr. Joel Schindel is a CMCO Muslim Chaplain working to represent and serve the Campus Muslim Community…

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SH. ABDURRAHMAN MURAD

Alberta and British Columbia Representative

Born in Western Canada and raised mostly in Vancouver, BC, Shaykh Abdurrahmann has been actively involved…

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DR. SYED IBN IQBAL

CMCO Director

As the current director for the Canadian Muslim Chaplaincy Organization

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ALI AFZAL

Operations Manager

Ali Afzal is the Operations Manager for CMCO, handling many of the administrative

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DR. REDA BEDEIR

Islamic Scholar and Religious Counsel

Dr. Reda Bedeir has a Ph.D. degree from Al Azhar University in Applied Linguistics and Islamic Studies.

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DR. MOHAMMED IQBAL MASOOD AL-NADVI

Senior Islamic Scholar and Religious Counsel

Dr. Mohammed Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi is a well-known Islamic scholar in Canada…

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