The great weekend is finally here! The Bay Area on Saturday 10th and Seattle on Sunday 11th will be hosting our Ilmfest Conference to an eager crowd wanting to share in the barakah of our favourite gathering!
We know that one of the most common things we hear from folks around the world is just how much they regret missing out on the LIVE EXPERIENCE of an Ilmfest when it’s held in a faraway city.
But this year, it all changes!
For the first time ever, we will be LIVE STREAMING Seattle’s Ilmfest on Sunday 11th January for a period of 24 hours only covering every session for the price of only $20 allowing your whole family to benefit! But be warned, this will be limited to only 500 spots so be quick!
Visit HERE to book up and reserve your “front row” seat NOW.
With Ilmfest 2015 being blessed with the attendance this year of Sh Yasir Qadhi, Sh Waleed Basyouni, Sh Yaser Birjas, Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed, Sh Kamal El-Mekki, Sh Saad Tasleem, Sh AbdulBary Yahya, Sh Mohammed Faqih, Dr Farhan AbdulAzeez and Ammar Alshukry then can you really afford to miss this incredible opportunity right in your living room?
Don’t miss out twice on what is our premier one-day event. Get your spot now.
If it’s Boonaa and his ripping Sh Abu Eesa all the way, then it must be the latest vlog!
Keep up to date with the latest #Ilmsummit LIVE blog HERE on our Facebook page. Here’s Boonaa’s Day Three Vlog as well:
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.
Here’s the first episode below, and keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages with a new posting every day, which we will upload to our website here as well:
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.
The good news is that you can keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog pages for lots of gems, snippets and clips over the next ten days!
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.
HALF of the seats have gone already so don’t delay and get your tickets NOW! For San Jose, get them HERE and for Seattle, get them HERE – visit www.ilmfest.com for more info.
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:
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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!