Canadian Muslim TV producer Ezz Gad passes away

Canadian  Muslim TV producer Ezz Gad passes away

Well-known Canadian Muslim TV show producer, Ezz Gad passed away on August 18 in Egypt, according to several social media reports. He was buried in Egypt.

Since the 1980s, Ezz Gad presented, ‘Reflections on Islam’, a weekly exploration of Islam on Vision TV, with readings from the Qur’an, thoughtful commentary on faith issues, and educational animated segments for young viewers, in English and Arabic.

The TV program aired on Saturdays, 7am ET / 4 PT and Sundays, 11am ET / 8 PT.

Ezz Gad was an active member of Toronto’s Jami Mosque community and Islamic Foundation communities from the 1970s and he would also broadcast the joint Eid prayers of the two mosques from the CNE grounds. At the end of Ramadan, he would  host a much anticipated children’s yearly Eid party at Toronto’s Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute.

Vision, available in 10 million Canadian households, provides airtime and national distribution to approximately 70 ethno-cultural communities including Canadian and US-based Christian ministries, South Asian religious groups including Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths, as well as Buddhist, Jewish, and non-denominational groups.

Many of these programs are available only on Vision. Vision’s shows educate, inspire, entertain and express a diversity of perspectives.

During Ramadan, Ezz Gad also presented a half-hour online radio/internet program before Iftar (fast breaking) during Ramadan that was available to listeners in Ontario.