Shaykh Hamdi studied Islamic Sciences in a traditional milieu in Tunisia with his Father, a Zaytuna University-trained scholar and Imam. He went on to study with the world-renowned Teacher, Habib Umar, who became Shaykh Hamdi’s Guide.

Shaykh Hamdi serves as the spiritual leader of Sanad Collectivea registered charity dedicated to helping people find spiritual fulfilment by seeking wisdom, nurturing the soul and sharing compassion.

Imam, mentor, and chaplain, Shaykh Hamdi offers classes, speaks at public events and holds seminars and retreats in cities across Canada and in France. You can connect to him via his Facebook page or by email:



Anse Shehnaz Karim has studied with the foremost scholars of Syria, including Anse Tamara Gray. She received her degree in the recitation of Quran from the late Shaikh Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Kurdī in 1999. Anse Shehnaz has a Bachelors in Education from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa.

National Executive Director of Sanad Collective, chaplain, and scholar in residence at the Rhoda Institute,  Anse Shehnaz also speaks at spiritual retreats and conferences across Canada and internationally.