Maduba Ahmed

Maduba Ahmed

Sponsorship Officer

MuslimFest equals empowerment and artistic expression - not a year has gone by since joining that I haven‘t felt myself grow more aware of the power that being of different identities has afforded me. MuslimFest has become that singular space where people of all backgrounds can engage and experience each other’s stories.

Most memorable moment: my first MuslimFest volunteer orientation in 2009 at the Living Arts Centre.

My team: everyone

Saad Masud

Saad Masud

Artist Management Officer

MuslimFest to me is place where you make lifelong friends, learn and grow as an individual and is a truly unique event, unlike any other that unites the Muslim community. The best feeling for me at MF is when I can see the hours and hours of work the team puts in paying off

Most Memorable Moment: Taking Maher Zain shopping at Square One and hanging out with all the artists in general.

My Team: Dua Saqib, Hamna Imtiaz, Maaz Amjad

Waffa Saleem

Waffa Saleem

Program Officer

I love that MuslimFest brings the community together in celebration. Celebration of each other’s talents, culture, innovation, strengths and more. It’s a great time to be Muslim and MuslimFest is here to show you why!
My Team: Mohammad Kareem Khaled, Aqsa Alam, Faiyza Alam, Taimur Shakeel, Arwa Tahir, Amna Qureshi, Raneem Alshehri, Sarah yaqoob, Asma Qureshi

Sana Khawaja

Sana Khawaja

Communications Officer

MFEST is the bridge between my Muslim faith and Canadian identity. This festival allows us to share our stories, grow as a community and strengthen our narrative of peace, love, and friendship. The best part of MuslimFest is working with an amazing team! I love meeting new faces, working together and creating content for everyone to enjoy.
My Team: Yamna Zia, Adnan Chowdhury, Sara Hassan, Zayna Siddiqui, Naeema Bawa, Maliha Khalid

Farrwa Urooj

Farrwa Urooj

Shows Officer

As you come to Muslim fest, you realize that it is not just another event rather it’s a place that brings the whole community together. It shows people that there is more to Muslims than what is portrayed. It celebrates the arts and culture from around the world, and is filled with entertainment and great food. It’s a place to create beautiful memories with your friends and loved ones filled with lots of laughter and fun!
My Team: Hadia Mahwish

Saad Siddiqui

Saad Siddiqui

Bazaar Officer

Most Memorable Moment: Working with the volunteers on Sunday night to go around and collect all of our tables and chairs. It was challenging but very rewarding to see the entire muslimfest team come together to ensure we wrapped up the festival just like how we started it.

Saad Moinuddin

Saad Moinuddin

Artist Management Officer

This is my fifth year at MuslimFest. What I have always appreciated about this festival is that every year presents new opportunities to learn and grow as a person. My most memorable moment at MuslimFest was my first day volunteering. It’s always great seeing new volunteers every year, answering the call
My Team: Dua Saqib, Hamna Imtiaz, Maaz Amjad

Rida Nauman

Rida Nauman

Operations and Procurement Officer

MuslimFest is more than just an annual event. It brings together people from different cultures who share their love for art and music. It is festival that shows the world that Muslims are far more than what we are judged to be. MuslimFest is the perfect example of the great things that can happen when the Muslim youth is united. It is a place of love, dedication, acceptance and most importantly extreme fun.

My Team: Muhammad Syed, Samra Khan, Mariam Dawood, Hadia Saeed, Arooj Rehman, Muneeb Ahsan

Ahsan Aqeel

Ahsan Aqeel

Volunteer Management Officer

MuslimFest to me is an event unlike no other. It’s this spirit of community and love that’s free for anyone from anywhere to experience. It’s a weekend that’s filled with memories, laughter, great food, amazing entertainment and so much more. And to know that you play a part, no matter how small in making it happen year after year, that’s one of the best feelings in the world!
My Team: Wadiha Zahid, Rida Siddiqui, Irfan Khan, Saleha Ansari

Enas Abdul

Enas Abdul

Bazaar Officer

The most important thing that MuslimFest has given to me is a sense of belonging. It’s a place where friendships bloom and memories last forever. As hectic and exhausting as the days leading up to the festival can be, you can’t help but feel refreshed and energized after seeing the fruit of your preparation. My favourite memories of MuslimFest are sitting back with my team after long hours of setup and just admiring the event in its entirety.

My team: Fajar Javed, Merium Bhutto, Muawiz Hashmi, Mustafa Totonji, Saad Saaed