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Saturday, August 5th, 2017

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Dawud Wharnsby
Preacher Moss
Karter Zaher & Jae Deen
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Bilal Gulmez
Samira Mian
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Main Stage
Main Stage
Official Start
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Main Stage
Sponsors: Maple Lodge Farms

Qur'an Recitation
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Time: 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Main Stage
Qari: Fatih Seferagic
Sponsors: Understanding Islam Academy

We will start the program with a short recitation from the Qur'an by Qari Bilal Gulmez

Opening Ceremony
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Main Stage
Sponsors: Faith of Life Network and DawaNet Canada

Join us with city officials as we kick off MuslimFest 2017 with an opening ceremony with a twist. No cake here, just delicious sweet baklawa. This will be followed by an award recognition of some leaders of the community.

Khalid Mehmood
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Khalid has been reading Nasheeds since childhood and has won many awards for best performance at numerous occasions.Brother Junaid Jamshed has been Khalid’s mentor and both have performed Nasheeds together at many occasions. Khalid also performed Nasheeds on Pakistani TV channels like ARY Digital, QTV, GEO and ARY Zauq. .

Ilyas Mao
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Main Stage

Enjoy Ilyas Mao once again at MusliimFest 2017!

Athan by Qari Saad Nomani and Zuhr Prayer
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dawanet Awards + MuslimFest Opening
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

DawaNet't Annual Award Ceremony at MuslimFest recognizing outstanding community leadership and commitment

Kattam and his Tam Tams
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ibrahim Caba
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Quran Recitation by Qari Thanvi
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, referred to by many South Asian Muslims as Hakim al-Umma (“Spiritual Physician of the Muslim Umma”) and Mujaddid al-Milla (“Reformer of the Nation”), is a towering figure of Islamic revival and reawakening of South Asia in the twentieth century. Mawlana Thanawi was the “most eminent religious figure of his time, a prolific author, and believed to be the greatest Sufi of modern India.”

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Siedd is a Canadian Muslim singer-songwriter and producer. He was raised in Mississauga, Canada and is of Pakistani descent. Watch Siedd perform at MuslimFest 2017!

Mesut Kurtis
7:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Watch Mesut Kurtis perform live at Muslimfest 2017!

7:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Watch Humood perform live at MuslimFest 2017!

Quran Recitation by Qari Saad Nomani

Qari Saad Nomani is a reciter of the Quran who is known for his imitations of various reciters of the world. Nomani has the ability to imitate more than 83 qaris and imams including the imams of the two Holy Mosques of the Muslim world in Makkah and Madinah.

Omar Regan
9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Join us to see Omar Regan perform live once again at MuslimFest 2017!

Salma Hindy
9:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Salma Hindy is a Clinical Engineering Masters Student at the University of Toronto who took up Stand Up Comedy last year. She is a recent graduate of Stand Up Comedy from Second City Toronto. She has been performing at various comedy venues and events since November. Her comedy flavours range from politics to her experiences as the child of immigrant parents. The only terrorism she partakes in is shooting down stereotypes on stage. Don't forget to Join us for Salma Hindy's performance!

Maz Jobrani
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy a stand up comedy show by Maz Jobrani!

Quran Recitation : Qari Saad Nomani
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Karim Rassas and Abdurrahman Murray
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Karim from Palestine who goes by the stage name “Rebelationz” seeks to spread rap that has a conscious message and bring back the true meaning of hip-hop. Karim was born in Tampa Florida and fled America to come here after 9/11. Karim is a 3rd year student at UTM completing a Biology Specialist and hopes to be a surgeon and rapper one day. Karim speaks English, Arabic, and Spanish and raps about Islam,the hardships of life, politics, and even has raps about medicine and biology!

Khaula Mazhar Demo
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Athan and Asr Prayer
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Athan (muslim call to prayer) will be called and followed by everyone joining into congregation to pray the Asr prayer.

Yahya Hawwa
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch Yahya Hawwa perform live! Yahya Hawwa is a Syrian singer and musician whose songs are full of hope and youthfulness with a special message of optimism and nationalism.

Athan by Qari Thanvi and Maghrib Prayer
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Maghrib Congregational Prayer 8:45

Noel Ryan Theatre
(Ground floor at Mississauga Central Library)
Noel Ryan Theatre
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Time: 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Noel Ryan Theatre
Tickets: Free

Take a seat in the Noel Ryan theatre to enjoy a screening of the Film Freesia which is a multi-narrative journey that weaves between three families in present-day Bradford, where three worlds collide and leave a Muslim scholar fighting for his life.

Salam Neighbour
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The film follows the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers ever allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp

History of Muslims in Canada by Hassam Munir
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Ilyas and Duck Show
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gather around little ones, it’s story-time! Join Ilyas & Duck on their adventures as author Omar S. Khawaja reads his exciting stories to a mesmerized and sometimes drooling crowd of toddlers. Whether it’s a cozy setting with 5 kids in a classroom or 500 kids in an auditorium following along the story on a giant screen, there is excitement and wonder at every turn of the page.

Athan by Qari Saad Nomani and Zuhr Prayer
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Athan by Qari Thanvi and Maghrib Prayer
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Athan and Asr Prayer
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop Room 2
Room CL3 on 2nd Floor at Mississauga Central Library
Workshop Room 2
Calligraphy Workshop
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Workshop Room 2
Artists: Omar Uddin

MuslimFest will be holding 2 calligraphy workshops (same workshop, but once on Saturday and once on Sunday). Becoming a master calligrapher is an intensive 3-7 years process. our mentor calligrapher, Omaruddin, will get you started on your journey to enjoying Arabic Calligraphy. Dip your toes in the beauty of the Arabic script at this one hour free workshop.

Modern English Calligraphy with Nuha M.
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Athan by Qari Saad Nomani and Zuhr Prayer
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Athan by Qari Thanvi and Maghrib Prayer
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Athan and Asr Prayer
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

25 responses to “Saturday
August 5th”

  1. Sarah says:

    Where will Harris J be performing? I couldn’t see it on the schedule.

  2. maria says:

    i cant find maher zain’s and harris j’s meet n greet.when will it be posted?

  3. amina says:

    I find this schedule a little confusing anyway I can talk to a person on the phone?

    Please let me know what number to contact.

  4. Lil says:

    Will Maher Zain also perform on sunday? If only saturday at what time as the schedule has changed?

  5. Madiha says:

    When is Jeremy McClellan performing on the days?

  6. Afia says:

    I also don’t see Jeremy Mclellan. Is he coming and which day and time?

  7. Lil says:

    Will Maher Zain only perform on saturday? IF so what time as the schedule has changed since I last checked

  8. Laila says:

    Why is Mahir Performing so late ? You know that is late for children.

  9. Hanaa hilali says:

    Salam alikom i wanna know the adrees please for this festival.

  10. iQ says:

    is everything showing on the ‘main stage’ free? or do we have to buy tickets?

  11. Adam says:

    Your schedule is not very accessible for those who are blind and use screen reading technology. Do you have any intentions of improving this for next year?

  12. marium says:

    when will maher zain perform

  13. Nour says:

    Salam is seen squad preforming?

  14. MOHAMED says:


  15. Assad says:

    How much is rides pass for kids? Horse riding?

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