Board of Directors

Ayub Hamid

President and Chair of the Board

Ayub Hamid is a retired professional accountant and Information system auditor who was designated as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), and has served various business corporations in senior roles. He is one of the pioneers who wrote, spoke and encouraged smart integration of Muslims into the Canadian civil and political processes and democratic institutions. He is also a scholar of Islam who has written multiple books, treatises and articles on Islam; has translated the Noble Qur-aan into easy to understand modern English; and has written a comprehensive English Tafseer of the whole Qur-aan. Throughout his 40 year stay in Canada, he has volunteered in the service of Islam and community by conducting Tafseer sessions, youth halaqahs, Islamic workshops, youth camps, marriage counselling and prison-inmate counselling in the volunteer capacity of Imam, Khateeb, marriage officer and chair of religious affairs.

Jamal Ahmed

Vice Chairman

Jamal Ahmed, P. Eng, is a Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has 30 years experience in operations and process improvement in fast paced manufacturing environment. He is a prominent and dedicated Islamic worker who has served Meadowvale, Churchill Meadows and Erin Mills communities untiringly for several years. He is one of the founding members of Muslim Neighbour Nexus.

Jaweria Haisum


Jaweria is an accomplished finance professional with over fourteen years of experience in public practice and financial sector regulation. She has extensive expertise in accounting, tax and governance issues, especially as they apply to SMEs and not-for-profit organizations. She runs a CPA firm in downtown Toronto and has served on the Steering Committees of various projects. Jaweria firmly believes in improving the image of Muslims in Canada and contributes in whatever way she can for this cause.

Ujyara Farooq


Ujyara Farooq is a student of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She has been involved with multiple projects and initiatives with young Muslim girls within the GTA.

Farhan Karamat


Farhan Karamat is a Chartered Professional Accountant from CPA Ontario and a Certified Public Accountant from the State of Illinois. He has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Waterloo. He has over 12 years of experience in Audit and Advisory engagements specifically in the Financial Services industry. Farhan is currently a Second Vice President of Finance at Travelers Canada, which is one of the leading Insurance companies in the world. Farhan’s governance experience includes serving on the board of the Canadian Insurance Accountants Association. He has been a repeat presenter at the annual accounting update seminars and has also led a number of training sessions on accounting and auditing topics. He is also one of the founding members of Muslim Neighbour Nexus. Farhan has called Churchill Meadows his home for the past 18 years and has been an active volunteer within the community.

Muhammad Makki


Muhammad Makki is a CPA, CGA and CISA. He has around 18 years of experience in senior finance and strategy roles. He is a very active community member, a sports enthusiast and a dedicated student of Islam.

Karamat Ullah


Karamat Ullah is BE Electrical from NED (Karachi) and was a Senior Member of IEEE Canada. He has more than 35 years’ experience in project management positions in the construction of pumping stations, power plants, transmission lines & Shopping Malls. He has served on boards of various professional associations and has actively participated in organizing various seminars & functions. As a retired professional, he is actively volunteering in serving the community in various capacities.

Umer Jamal


Umer Jamal is a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and CPA,CA. He obtained his CPA,CA designation in 2015 while working at PwC. He is a resident of the Churchill Meadows community and a father of two young children.

Shaham Farooq


Shaham Farooq is a fresh graduate of bachelor in the Engineering Science Program from the University of Toronto. He has been involved with multiple projects within the Mississauga community for the past several years. He is a regular volunteer and organizer of non profit, Islamic events, specifically dealing with youth.

Ziad Omar


Dr. Ziad Omar is an Orthodontist with private practices in Mississauga and Bolton. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor with the University of Western Ontario. He is an active member of MNN, serving in the Fund Raising Committee, and as one of MNN’s Khateebs. Dr. Omar also serves as the VP of MYSL Soccer League.

Viqar Ahmad


Viqar Ahmad is an IT professional who runs his own consulting business. He has over 18 years of experience in Software Development, Application/Data Integration and Middleware Administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and Masters in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is an active volunteer for MNN, helping organize various events and activities.