Raheel Raza is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, author, public speaker, media consultant, anti-racism activist, and interfaith discussion leader.
She is the author of Their Jihad, Not My Jihad: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out. She opposes Islamic extremism.
Raheel became the first woman to lead mixed-gender Muslim prayers in Canada, in 2005. She termed it a “silent revolution” and said she hopes to become an imam someday. She also dreams of having a mosque “for women by women”. She received death threats following the 2005 prayer event.