Mr. Habeeb Ali has been a friend of Crestwood since 2013, when he welcomed Crestwood students to the Toronto Islamic Foundation as part of our Houses of Worship Field trip. In addition to his scholarship on Islam, and his experience as an educator, Mr. Ali works with the International Development and Relief Foundation.
In December 2013, Mr. Ali visited Mr. Hawkins’ World Religions class as part of the “Beliefs” unit. Having studied the beliefs of Islam in class, students were primed with questions regarding the application of Muslim beliefs to multicultural, democratic Canadian society. Mr. Ali’s answers to students’ questions provided great insight to a faith that is often misconstrued and misrepresented in the Western media.