Re-examining the place of textuality in Islamic Studies

The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC): Textual Inspiration, Production, and Impact

Dr. Khaled al-Qazzaz

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Sara Hamed

February 24, 2022

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Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an education and communications consultant. He holds a Masters of Applied Sciences in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto (U of T), and pursued a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration at Walden University. In 2005, Khaled moved to Egypt and established a K-12 international school. In 2012, Khaled served in the first democratically elected government of Egypt until the military coup in 2013. Khaled’s mandate was to set-up and execute the portfolios for foreign relations, human rights and women’s rights for the Egyptian Presidency. In 2016, Khaled moved back to Canada and co-founded and led the QED Foundation serving vulnerable refugees. In 2018, Khaled started I-RSS to encourage the exchange of knowledge between academics and the Muslim community and as a vehicle to bring positive policy change for Muslims in North America. In the same year, Khaled established Zajel Institute to empower members of the Arab Diaspora and exile communities. He is currently a member of the International Justice Circle of Human Rights Watch and is the director of Education and Communications for the Muslim Association of Canada.

Host: Sara Hamed

Date recorded: December 8th, 2021.

Dr. Khaled al-Qazzaz

Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an education and communications consultant. He holds a Masters of Applied Sciences in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto (U of T), and pursued a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration at Walden University. In 2005, Khaled moved to Egypt and established a K-12 international school. In 2012, Khaled served in the first democratically elected government of Egypt until the military coup in 2013. Khaled’s mandate was to set-up and execute the portfolios for foreign relations, human rights and women’s rights for the Egyptian Presidency. In 2016, Khaled moved back to Canada and co-founded and led the QED Foundation serving vulnerable refugees. In 2018, Khaled started I-RSS to encourage the exchange of knowledge between academics and the Muslim community and as a vehicle to bring positive policy change for Muslims in North America. In the same year, Khaled established Zajel Institute to empower members of the Arab Diaspora and exile communities. He is currently a member of the International Justice Circle of Human Rights Watch and is the director of Education and Communications for the Muslim Association of Canada.

Sara Hamed

Sara Hamed is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto’s Study of Religion department. Her research on Canadian Islam brings together the anthropology of Islam, institutional theory, and rhetorical studies, exploring the intersections between the construction of the “Islamic” in Islamic institutions and Muslim identity formation.

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