The festival of the year is back! The festival that brings together hundreds of Muslims for one purpose, as one Ummah. And no, it’s not ‘Eed…it’s the festival of ‘Ilm, otherwise known as ‘Ilmfest. This event brings together several AlMaghrib speakers, various topics and hundreds of Muslims celebrating the blessing of knowledge.
It is a truly exceptional event, a chance to study under a range of Shuyookh and get an insight into many different areas of interest. ‘Ilmfest is known to be one of the most successful AlMaghrib events, coming to the most successful Qabaa’il, allowing students to experience the sweetness of ‘Ilm and Emaan all in one go! This is an opportunity for your communities to come together for a blessed purpose, an opportunity to experience a small fraction of what our pious predecessors spent their entire lives experiencing.
‘My first EVER experience of ilmfest was amazing (no joke), the hype building up to it was the usual hype you’d get for any ‘conference’ but boy was this conference different or was it something else let me tell you!!! One day, numerous shuyook under one roof, better than any delicacy I tell you. I’ll never forget how Shaykh Riad made me cry with tears of laughter one minute, to the point where I felt my stomach was going to burst to make me cry tears of sorrow the next minute. The whole atmosphere was awesome. The volunteers were so helpful. What an amazing way I spent my day in the company of all those shuyook and knowledge- hungry students while we were all surrounded by countless angels. What a day!’
And this testimonial is one of many.
This year the two Qabaa’il honoured to host ‘Ilmfest are Qabeelat Madinatayn (Minnesota) and Qabeelat Wasat (Chicago) on the 1st and 2nd December. Various speakers will be at this event including: Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Yasir Birjas, Yasir Qadhi, Abdul Bary Yahya, Omar Suleiman, Saad Tasleem, Mohammed Faqih, Br. Farhan Abdul Azeez & hosted by Boonaa Mohammed.
These Shuyookh are known to be the most effective speakers despite their kind and gentle nature. It is an absolute honour to study under their tutelage. The events will be taking place in Chicago Hyatt Regency O’Hare 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018 and Minnesota Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom A/B 1301 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403. Remember, ‘Ilmfest is an event not to be missed!