About Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza, a leading global voice against Radical extremism is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, founding member of The Muslim Reform Movement, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award winning journalist, public speaker, and advocate for human rights, gender equality and dignity in diversity.

She is a participant in the award winning documentary “Honor Diaries” and also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to Canada. Raheel bridges the gap between East and West, promoting cultural and religious diversity for which she has appeared in print and on TV and radio numerous times including CNN, BBC Hardtalk, Real Time with Bill Maher and Al-Jazeera.

Raheel has been invited to speak locally at places of worship, the private sector, the Justice Department, School Boards and government institutions. Internationally she has addressed audiences at Universities in USA including Harvard & Columbia, in UK at Oxford and Cambridge, other forums across Australia and Europe, the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem and Tedx Amsterdam.  She has been invited to the Parliaments of Sweden, UK, Israel and to Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel is accredited with United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva through The Centre for Inquiry (CFI). She has received many awards for her work on women’s equality including the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award and the Urban Hero award. She is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers.

Raheel has made a documentary film called “Whose Sharia is it anyway?” dealing with the sharia debate in Ontario, Canada. She runs a Forum for Learning for youth to educate them about the dangers of radicalization and terrorism, and continues to write and speak about the subject. She has taught a course on Islam and Modernity at George Brown College in Toronto for the past five years titled “The Passion and Politics of Islam”.

Raheel is Munk Senior Fellow with The Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Canada, sits on the Board of Governors for The Mackenzie Institute, plus on the Advisory Board of The ACTV Foundation (The Alliance of Canadian Terror Victims).




Contact: info@raheelraza.com                                    Tel: 416-505-6052



7 Responses to About Raheel Raza

  1. Chris Graham says:

    Hi, Ms. Raza. I heard about you on the Chris Plante Show on WMAL (D.C.-area conservative radio station). I tried to find you on Facebook, but found nothing. Do you have a fan page on there or anything?

  2. expatlogue says:

    Assalaamu aleikum Raheelji, I hope you are well. I wanted to let you know that the amazing work you do to bring people together has resulted in you being awarded The HUG Award©. If you wish to find out more, please follow this link: http://wp.me/p1J9Lk-W9
    Whether you decide to accept it or not, I wish you success and strength in your work.

  3. Ro says:

    Hey Ms. Raheel! Thanks for following my blog on Muslim Reformation! Wish you all the best with your endeavors 🙂

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  5. Sid sridhar says:

    I heard you on the Rex Murphy show. Bravo for your views and what you stand for. Too many people are too afraid to say that Islam has a problem. This has been made worse by the Wahabis who have pushed the Arab version into Asia. An open mind with the ability to question tenets of Islam is required if Muslims wish to embrace modernity. Unfortunately, too many Mullahs have hijacked Islam to brainwash gullible followers and the Muslim world is imploding, as seen in Peshawar and Northern Nigeria. Keep up your great work!

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