Navaid Aziz

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Navaid Aziz
Navaid Aziz.jpg
Born
Montreal[1]
NationalityCanadian
Alma materChamplain College
OccupationImam
Websitehttp://navaidaziz.com/

Shaykh Navaid Aziz is an Islamic scholar and marriage counsellor based in Calgary, Canada, who is better known for saving Muslim men from radicalization.[2][3]

Career[change | change source]

In 2012, stared working as an Imam at Bow River mosque.[4] Later, Aziz joined Islamic Information Society of Calgary as an Imam.[5][6]

Aziz strongly opposes radicalization and terrorism. According to Calgary Herald, "Navaid Aziz says the experience with local radicals was a traumatic experience for his Mosque community. Extremism wasn’t a reality until this happened".[7][8] Also, CBC News reported that Aziz briefly knew Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a jihadi who left Calgary to join The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[9]

Philanthropy[change | change source]

Navaid Aziz organized several TV programs which raised money for charity work. In 2017, Aziz launched a campaign called Feed Our World to deliver food packages for the people in need.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. Daigle, Chelby. "Navaid Aziz: Empowering Youth and Countering Extremism". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. "'Extremism wasn't a reality — until this happened'". Calgary Herald. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. Aziz, Navaid (31 January 2017). "I work to prevent radicalization of young Muslims. Attacks on us make my job harder". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. "Mosque with radical ties closes in Calgary". cbc.ca. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. "Muslims engage Okanagan audiences curious about the religion". Global News. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. "The period of communicating with people only in the mosques has come to an end". World Bulletin. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  7. "More freedom to discuss hot-button topics could stop radicalization at mosques, say Muslims". Calgary Herald. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  8. Hussain, Murtaza (7 April 2016). "A Better Way to Keep Kids From Joining ISIS: Talk to Them". The Intercept. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. "Calgary mosque tainted by 'dark element' of radicalization to close doors this week". CBC News. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  10. "Navaid Aziz: The period of communicating with people only in the mosques has come to an end - World Bulletin". World Bulletin. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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