Presented to an outstanding high school graduating Canadian Ahmadi Muslim Lajna member who excels in academic excellence, shows leadership talents, is committed to service and humanitarian spirit, and has a strong & developing level of spirituality.
The scholarship consists of a one-time award presented in the student’s name for use towards any accredited university in Canada. The scholarship funds available for 2016 are $4000 (which may be awarded to one or two applicants).
2014 – Samitah Chaudhry (Peace Village) & Shumaila Anjum (Calgary West)
2015 – Fakeha Jamil (Saskatoon South)
2016 – Durdana Choudhry (Brampton) & Samina Javeed (Calgary)
2017 – Aniqa Chaudhry (Vaughan Imara`at)
This scholarship is administered and awarded by National Department of Talim. Funding is provided by the friends and family of the late Tanya Khan. If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship, please contact Secretary Talim, Sadr Lajna and/or Asif Khan.
About Tanya Khan
Tanya Khan Sahiba passed away at the age of 38, on August 6, 2013, being a Musi, in the last Ashrah of Ramadan in Toronto, Canada. Tanya Khan Sahiba accepted Islam Ahmadiyyat in 1998 from being a Druze. She was of Lebanese background but was born and raised in Canada.
Tanya was a high school Valedictorian, held her Bachelor of Business Management Degree and a Bachelor of Education. Prior to becoming a teacher, Tanya was a Consultant with Deloitte Consulting. She was an award winning teacher and passionately taught humanity, faith, values, and honesty to children of all ages. It was her desire to become the first Ahmadi Muslim Principal while practicing purdah in York Region. She had recently been made a Vice principal and was soon to be appointed. She served on various committees within the board of education and also served as a member of the Advisory Council for Muslim Studies with the Emmanuel College. After her passing, she was awarded the York Region’s Directors Award and a room at the YRDSB Head Office has been named after her.
She served the Jamaat in various capacities. The most notable of this work was her immense passion for Tabligh (Outreach) as she was a dai-illallah every single moment of her day.
For over 8 years, she served as National Secretary Tabligh/Outreach of the Women’s Association of Canada. She took this responsibility to heart and spent countless hours promoting interfaith dialogue, going to synagogues, churches, temples, schools, and other places of workshop to spread the unity of God, the message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and the advent of the Promised Messiah (a.s.).
Allah had bestowed on her a great ability to communicate and deliver the message in an easy to understand and loving manner. She conveyed her passion for the love Allah with ease to others and this touched even those that didn’t believe in Allah. She was a regular panel member on MTA (Muslim Television Ahmadiyya) Canada programs including Real Talk.
Daily, she recited Hazrat Musa’s prayer Rabbishrahlee Sadree Wayassirlee…
”O my Lord ! Open my chest for me and make my task easy for me and make loose the knot from my tongue so that they understand my speech.”
Tanya Khan Sahiba made it her personal mission to spread the message of Islam Ahmadiyyat to the corners of Canada and traveled far and wide, despite having young children for this cause.
Tanya had an immense Love of Khilafat and instilled this in her daughters on a daily basis. Even for small matters, she would write to Hazoor (aba) for prayers and advice. She had the utmost obedience to Khilafat and Nizaam-e Jamaat, diligently paying attention to follow all instructions given.
She was an exemplary wife and mother of three precious daughters, a loving daughter and sister, and a loyal and selfless friend. Her tabligh contacts developed into long lasting friendships. Old and young, rich or poor, she met everyone with such love and enthusiasm; she won everyone’s hearts instantly. Her generosity knew no bounds. Even as she passed away, she gave life to 5 others.
Allah was her Kabir as she said Allah Kabir every day.