Here’s Day Two of Boonaa’s #Ilmsummit vlog:
The 7th Ilmsummit, the biggest in our history, has got off to an amazing start by the mercy and grace of Allah ‘azza wa jall.
We are delighted to announce that for the first time, we will be having a LIVE BLOG sharing gems, fawa’id and other interesting moments along with photos and video direct from Reading, UK. It will be updated multiple times a day and it can be followed HERE on our Facebook page, as well as our Twitter feed, so make sure you don’t miss out.
In another great addition, brother Boonaa Mohammed is recording a vlog – a daily video blog – live from Ilmsummit sharing his own unique perspective as a student coming from abroad, which has already been getting excellent feedback due to it showing the “other” side to the realities behind such a gathering, the students and in particular, the teachers.
If you’re going to get sold out as it was last week before we organised extra spaces, then the only way to go one better is to sell out again!
By the grace of Allah, we have completed our (re-opened) intake for Ilmsummit 2014 and this is now the end of registration for this year. We apologise to anyone on the waiting list or anyone else who missed out this time, and we will try our best to increase spaces for next time in sha Allah.
Also, stay tuned for an exciting announcement very soon after Ilmsummit 2014. No promises but we’re looking into it now…
We ask Allah ‘azza wa jall to bless our retreat, to accept this effort from all the students and organisers, and to increase all the attendees in beneficial knowledge, ameen!
With only a few weeks to go, the excitement for our premier one-day conference is building: ILMFEST is back and not a second too soon!
Title: ILMFEST: The Quest For Balance
Where: San Jose & Seattle
When: 10th & 11th January 2015
Who: Sh Yasir Qadhi, Sh Yaser Birjas, Sh Waleed Basyouni, Sh AbdulBary Yahya, Sh Kamal El Mekki, Sh Mohammed Faqih, Sh Saad Tasleem, Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed, Dr Farhan Abdul Azeez, Hosted by Ammar Alshukry
Why: Because it’s Ilmfest. Simple.
Since the launch of AlMaghrib Impact earlier this year, things have really picked up speed with some great work by our volunteers helping the most needy in their respective communities. Here’s some photos from their great work ma sha Allah, may He accept it and alleviate the difficulties of all those suffering ameen.
London’s most recent Food Drive, last week:
Calgary’s first outing:
Minnesota, the first city in the US to take up the IMPACT challenge:
And last bit most certainly not least with amazing pics from Australia, it’s the Melbourne AlMaghrib Impact team with some incredible work ma sha Allah:
A record number of classes, and a class number breaks the record!
This month’s newsletter is a jam-packed one, but stay with it until the end for a guaranteed giggle as a bonus…
It is in our human nature to passionately hold firm to our beliefs.
It is in our human nature to defend those beliefs, often at huge cost.
It is in our human nature to criticise others and their beliefs as part of that defence.
But our human nature should work in our interests, and not against us. And it is in our interests to know when to hold tight and when to let go, to critically appraise our own positions and understand the true value of those positions, and what really matters in life and in our community.
This skill is an art. We call it “The Art of Dispute”.
In the run-up to what will be our biggest Ilmsummit yet, held this year in London UK, 19th-28th Dec 2014, we are delighted to present a special promo Ilminar on finding direction and understanding during disagreement, with our Ilmsummit Instructor Sh Yahya Ibrahim.
Do not miss this free worldwide event online on November 16th 2014, 9pm UK Time/4pm Toronto Time, by visiting www.almaghrib.org/live now.
For more information on Ilmsummit UK 2014 where Sh Yahya will be teaching alongside a number of senior instructors, please visit www.almaghrib.org/Ilmsummit and book your place asap. Here’s Sh Yahya with the details!
It must be that time of year because #LogicalProgression starts again tomorrow evening at 20:15 UK time!
For those who don’t know, “Logical Progression” is our long-term online study class that is broadcast live every Wednesday at 8:15pm local time direct from the UK, in conjunction with our partner Prophetic Guidance that is absolutely FREE of charge and available for all to enjoy on our fully interactive online study portal.
#LogicalProgression is taught by Sh Abu Eesa Niamatullah, and has been so for the last two years, building up a very loyal and happy group of students who appreciate the Shaykh’s teaching of fiqh, ‘aqidah and Q&A sessions on everything Islam especially contemporary issues in his utterly unique way. Once you get bitten with his fiqh bug, you’ll be addicted! Also watch out for the weekly guest appearances from numerous other scholars as well.
If you haven’t registered already, you can do so now for a limited time on www.LogicalProgression.org before registration will close in a few weeks time. Trust us, when Sh Abu Eesa means limited time, he really does! He demands we close registration very quickly out of respect for his existing students and then it is months before one can get a chance again.
If this is your first time joining #LogicalProgression (called LP for short!) or you’re worried about the two years that you’ve missed, don’t be. Sh Abu Eesa will explain tomorrow evening everything about what has been missed, in a manner which accommodates everyone, and he will also explain the brand new slick student portal that has been custom created for these online lessons.
We are confident that this free class will give you the highest quality and most detailed explanation of our Deen available anywhere online. Every week, minutes after the class is finished, the full lesson video is uploaded, audio files are uploaded, the podcast is prepared the next day, and you will also receive full transcribed notes of the entire lesson. You’ll never miss a thing wherever you are in the world which is probably why there are over 10,000 total students registered for LP all over the world, some never missing the LIVE session whatever the time is in their country, and others just popping in once in a while to catch up using the uploaded resources.
Later, you will be given summary notes and revision notes and aides too. You will never ever believe this is a totally free initiative. The professionalism, organisation and complete service of the #LogicalProgression team will blow your mind and that is their guarantee. Once you experience it, you’ll want to pay for it, but you’ll never have to because this is one of our ways of giving back to our AlMaghrib community who have supported us so loyally for so long.
See you online tomorrow! Remember to tell your friends and family: 8:15pm UK time, Wednesday 5th November!
Register HERE now and as always, with our best wishes,
If it wasn’t enough to be having such a great instructor line-up, amazing topics, and the guaranteed IlmSummit vibe, we also have an awesome venue which just keeps on giving!
Enrol here now: http://almaghrib.org/ilmsummit/
Sh Abu Eesa explains the advice of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhy Allahu ‘anhu) given to a murderer…