Our Team

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Zubair Qasim

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Zubair is responsible for the growth and operational efficiency of NZF across Canada. When Zubair is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF, he likes to spend some relaxing time with the family and travel to new places.

Zaid Mirza

Distribution Manager

As Distribution Manager, Zaid oversees NZF caseworkers, allocation of Zakat, and helping them get to the point of sustainability. When Zaid is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF, he likes to go back-country camping.

Gary Larocque

IT Manager

As IT Manager, Gary is responsible for how things on the site look and how users interact with those things. When Gary is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF, he likes to invite others to Allah.

Omar Awan

Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, Omar is responsible for financial and regulatory compliance as a charity for NZF.

Sara Moselhy

Senior Case Worker

Sara speaks to clients, assesses their situation, and recommends solutions for them. She also directs them to governmental help to provide sustainable support. When Sara is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF she likes to read, write, and watch DIY videos.

Zainab Husain

Creative Director

As Creative Director, Zainab is responsible for campaign concepts. When Zainab is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to read, travel and go on water excursions.

Rayyan Enzo

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Rayyan focuses on growing NZF’s reach and impact to make a meaningful difference for zakat payers and recipients in Canada.

Amer Choudhury

Outreach Manager

Amer Choudhury is the Outreach Manager for NZF, focusing on the education and business development of NZF He is passionate about educating people about the Islamic rulings of Zakat so that more Canadian Muslims can be empowered to give their zakat locally. In his spare time, he likes to read, study Islam and plan out his travels.

Nur Najwa Naim

Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant

Najwa is responsible for content planning, creating videos and designs for NZF. A flower lover and adventure seeker, shares her passion for art and design, watercolor paintings, and traveling.

Yomna Salem

Administration Assistant

Being the Admin Assistant for NZF, Yomna maintains the administrative workflow of the organization and the distribution department. She also provides information to clients and ensures that the intake process of clients is up to date and complete. In her own time, Yomna enjoys spending time with her cats, reflective writing and helping others.

Asmaa Ellithy

Case Worker (Mississauga)

When not dealing with casework, Asmaa likes to hike, travel and explore the beauty of nature.

Sagal Noor

Case Worker (Mississauga)

As a committed caseworker, she assesses the client’s needs in order to best align them with NZF resources and provide recommendation of other services available to the public. When Sagal is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF, she likes to spend quality time with her family.

Maariya Khan

Case Worker (Vancouver)

As a Case Worker, Maariya works with clients to assess their situations and provide solutions. As well as recommending community and governmental resources. When Maariya is not bust ensuring any zakat recipient leaves empty-handed at NZF, she likes to read, play sports, and spend time with family.

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Maria Arshad

Program Manager

As Nisa Homes Program Manager, Maria is devoted to ensuring Nisa Homes provides safety, shelter, and empowerment to every woman and child in need. Her hobbies include travel, and spending time with friends and family.

Yasmine Youssef

Marketing Manager

When Yasmine is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to practice self-care, read and paint!

Sabeeha Shaikh

Outreach Coordinator

When Sabeeha Shaikh is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to read about global issues and travel.

Reena Vanza

Mental Health Promoter (Mississauga)

As Nisa Homes Mental Health Promoter Reena overseas the mental health team and also develops the mental health and wellness programming for residents. Reena is devoted to ensuring Nisa Homes exercises a trauma-informed perspective and best practices to provides safe, ethical, and non-judgmental care to every woman and child in need. Reena is a big advocate for mindfulness and spirituality and also enjoys the outdoors with her children.

Ruaa Farhat

Case Worker (Windsor)

A Case Worker from Nisa Homes Windsor. Currently studying Social Work and aspire to excel in this field to serve Islamic communities and raise awareness and understanding.

Razaan Barquni

Case Worker (Windsor)

As a Case Worker, Razaan is devoted to ensuring Nisa Homes provides safety, shelter, and empowerment to every woman and child in need. When Razaan is not busy ensuring that the residents are feeling safe and comfortable, she indulges in Timmies iced capps and tends to her pet cats and snake.

Zainab Ibrahim

Case Worker (Surrey)

Assisting residents in resettlement, housing, and employment. When Zainab is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to read, bike, and explore new places.

Azia Hamid

Case Worker (Surrey)

As Case Worker, Azia provides support, assessment, and information to residents and applicants as individual needs arise. When Azia is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to paint, hike, and play with her cat.

Surayah Wafa

Case Worker (Surrey)

As a Case Worker, Surayah assists women who face domestic violence, refugees and immigrants who are in need of assistance. Shes help individuals and families get services and care they need and deserve. When Surayah is not busy ensuring no Zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to travel and try new activities.

Amal Shokil

Counselor (Surrey)

A counselor at Nisa Homes is BC, Amal has a diploma in professional counseling and has been assisting with Nisa Homes for more than three years. In her spare time, she likes to crochet and relaxes at the beach.

Samina Zubairi

Case Worker (Mississauga)

As a Caseworker at Nisa Homes, Samina provides ongoing support to residents based on their individual and unique needs, while ensuring their safety and assisting them in transitioning back into the community with ease. When Samina is not busy ensuring no zakat recipient leaves empty-handed, she likes to spend time with family and friends, as well as travel and try new things.

Sophia Raja

Case Worker (Mississauga)

Sophia Raja is passionate about helping people. The residents often come from chaos and instability with broken hearts. Nisa Homes is here to help them heel, find peace, devise plans and launch into a new chapter. Sophia is excited to be part of this process. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch Pakistani dramas, spend time with family and cook.

Contact NZF

National Zakat Foundation

PO Box 12051 Creditview
Mississauga, ON
L5C 4R7

Locations

4L-1100 Central Parkway W, Mississauga, ON, L5C 4E5
Mon-Thurs 10am to 6pm

5757 Beresford Street, Burnaby, BC, V5J 1J9

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