Executive Committee

Sharaf Sharafeldin

Executive Director

Sharaf Sharafeldin is a husband, father and a leading community organizer. He is among the founding generation and pioneers who shaped the Islamic work in Canada. As the founding member of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), he has been a part of the organization from its inception and currently, he serves as the Executive Director and under his leadership, the organization grew to become the largest Muslim organization in the country. Prior to the establishment of MAC, he contributed to developing diverse Muslim communities through various leadership positions in different Muslim Organizations like Muslim American Society, and the Muslim Arab Youth Association. He is an engineer by profession and completed MBA from the University of Ottawa. He lives in Mississauga Ontario and proud father of 4 children.

Abdussalam Nakua

Director of Institutions

Abdussalam Nakua is a husband and proud father of four wonderful children. He is a  community organizer and activist who believes a strong and healthy Canada will be an example of a successful country to the world.

Sarah Attia

Director of Youth

Sarah Attia is a mother, educator and community activist.  Sarah is a graduate of The University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering, holding a bachelor and a master degree in chemical engineering. Sarah spent over 10 years working on providing quality international education to children in Egypt as a principal, teacher, and founder of an international school in Cairo, Egypt. She has a particular interest in curriculum development, character education, and community contribution. She is currently the lead of MAC iRISE, where she oversees character education curricula and programs for MAC Islamic Schools. Sarah has always had a passion for working with young people and also currently serves as the Director of Youth for the Muslim Association of Canada

Khalyl Khan

Director of Information Technology

Khalyl Khan is the Director of Institutions. He is a former software developer for IBM and hails from Toronto. He’s a proud husband and father of five children who mean the world to him. As an ardent Raptors fan, he religiously watches the playoffs and attends viewing parties for his home team. Since the team won their firest NBA Championship, Khalyl predicts their win’s energy and momentum will result in the Leafs winning the NHL Stanley Cup this year – here’s hoping!

Rania Lawendy

Director of Junior Youth

Rania Lawendy has a Masters in Educational Leadership. She is a second generation Canadian Muslim married with four children. She is currently serving on our National Executive Council. She is one of the founders of the Kitchener Masjid, Islamic Centre of Waterloo, Masjid Aisha and Al Huda Weekend School. Currently, she is the principal of MAC Maple Grove School as well as the Chaplain at University of Waterloo. Recently, she was awarded the Inspiring Leadership Award in Kitchener Waterloo presented by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, MP.

Issam Saleh

Director of Community Engagement

Issam Saleh is the Director of Community Engagement. Issam’s community work involves advocacy for helping families to overcome barriers when trying to secure employment and housing. He recognizes that affordable housing is one of the most critical challenges facing many families and joined the Capital Region Housing Corporation as a Board Member to keep these challenges at the forefront. Issam considers it a blessing to spend family time with his wife and four daughters. He knows their time together is precious, and together, they enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

Ehab Bader

Director of Membership Development

Ehab Bader is a husband, and a father of three kids. He is a professional consultant in leadership and management. He is a physician, and a pediatrician. Ehab graduated from the University of Western Ontario as a specialist in newborns and premature babies in 2014. He is also a graduate of Harvard University in management and leadership. Ehab is holding a bachelor degree in Share’a and islamic studies from Egypt. He Lived in different places around the world, including multiple Arab countries, Europe, and North America, in which he worked in the field of character building, personal and community development for more than 15 years. He is passionate about learning and teaching Islam as an ideology and a way of life.

Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Director of Education and Communication

Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an education and communications consultant. He holds a Masters of Applied Sciences degree in Engineering from the University of Toronto (UofT), and pursued a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration at Walden University. Khaled is passionate about social change and human rights. In 2005, Khaled moved to Egypt and established a K-12 international school, fulfilling his vision of positive social change through education. Khaled came back to Canada in August 2016. Two months after, he founded and led QED foundation that serves marginalized and vulnerable communities through Education and Development iniatives and projects. In 2018 Khaled provided professional consultation services to MAC in communicaitons and public relations. In 2019 he joined the Executive Committee as the Director of Education and Communications.