Our Team

Our Team

Halalfoodie.ca is made up of individuals who are passionate about halal and food. Our online community has been a hub for Canadian Muslims who want to know about restaurants and products that are authentically halal without any compromise.


Our TeamSalima Jivraj
Editor in Chief
Once upon a time there was a girl who just wanted to eat at restaurants without worrying about meat sources and cross contamination. She set out to find out more about restaurants in her area and then communicate what she found out to like-minded Muslims. Halalfoodie.ca was born and from there spun into the Halal Food Festival and Halal Foodie Magazine. In her day-to-day life, Salima is Managing Director for the multicultural division of Nourish Food Marketing and Director of Client Services for the agency.

Favourite Foods: Gummy bears


Our TeamHafsa Pathan
Assistant Editor

Hafsa is a graduate of the University of Toronto and did her post-grad at Centennial College in public relations and corporate communications.

Currently, Hafsa is a PR professional working at a boutique agency in Toronto’s fashion district, and she is also the founder of an event planning company, Honey Lemon Events. Her work has appeared in FASHION magazine, The Huffington Post and various blogs.

Favourite foods: butter chicken, pizza (duh) and lemon macarons. And cupcakes. And deep-fried pickles.


Our TeamAamir Shaikh
Assistant Editor/Administrator

Aamir is a University of Toronto graduate with a degree in Life Sciences. He is currently working at Appletree Medical Group and hopes to further pursue a career in the healthcare field.

He began his journey at Halal Foodie as a volunteer at Halal Food Festival in 2013. Aamir’s interest and passion in bringing awareness to Halal food within the Greater Toronto Area, quickly allowed him to expand his role within Halal Foodie.  

He currently resides in the city of Brampton and still roots for his beloved Maple Leafs.

Favourite foods: medium-rare steaks, chicken wings, and his mom’s biryani.


Our TeamMubeen Patel
Assistant Editor/Administrator

Mubeen has been a key member of the HalalFoodie team since 2013, contributing honest and hard hitting reviews. He’s a graduate of UOIT with a degree in Commerce and currently works full-time in his field.

He’s also a member of the Halal Food Festival team and helps with the event in any way possible.

Favourite Foods: Poutine (like any Canadian), all kinds of fish, and any kind of salad.



Want to join Our Team?

Send an email to: info@halalfoodie.ca and let us know what you can bring to the table! We’re always looking for passionate people who excel in all areas of writing, marketing, design, technology and more.