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The Festival of Knowledge Is Coming

DEC 15
MINNESOTA

DEC 16
CHARLOTTE

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What is IlmFest?

ILMFEST is our grand yearly festival of knowledge, an unforgettable event as attested to by thousands of you last year!

For those who might be thinking “it’s just another conference”, think again! This is not your normal run-of-the-mill Islamic gathering – rather, IlmFest is a unique blend of those special ingredients that only AlMaghrib can pull off, whether it’s our relevant cutting-edge keynote lectures, or the live performances with a difference, or the engaging chai-chats, or the probing interviews, or the talent show sessions, or the eclectic mix of stalls, and much more! IlmFest truly has something for everyone!

Share the news with everyone you know because they’ll be talking about it for months afterwards, so just make sure you can say that you were there. IlmFest truly is an incredible experience that will leave all of its attendees yearning for more!

World Class Speakers

From the far corners of the world, the line-up of speakers at this years IlmFest is truly special. From young dynamic, knowledgable speakers, to well known shuyookh from around the globe. Hover over and click on the speaker list below to see bio and more.

Waleed Basyouni

Instructor

Vice President of AlMaghrib Institute and Head of our Islamic Theology and Ethics Department. Students know him well for his sincere care for their well-being and progress in study. We see Shaykh Waleed as not just our senior scholar, but one of the most important leaders of the da‘wah in the West.

Ammar Alshukry

Instructor

AlMaghrib Grand Slam Champion, excelling in his involvement at every capacity: volunteer, original Ameer of QTayybah, HQ staff, graduate and now instructor.

Suleiman Hani

Charlotte Only

A lecturer and author hailing from Dearborn, Michigan. At the age of 14, he completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization program and shortly thereafter began his intensive studies under local and global scholars.

Abdul Nasir Jangda

Minnesota Only

After graduating from high school, he continued his studies abroad at the renowned Jamia Binoria and graduated from its demanding seven year program in 2002 at the top of his class with numerous licenses to teach in various Islamic Sciences. Along with the Alim Course he concurrently completed a B.A. and M.A. in Arabic from Karachi University.

Abdulbary Yahya

Instructor

Known as the most laid back, easy-going instructor in the AlMaghrib lineup. He is often used as the example for patience at its best, and is famous for his personal funny experiences that he uses wittingly to teach and help understand advanced Islamic concepts.

Kamal El Mekki

Charlotte Only

Dubbed the Black Belt of Da‘wah. With decades of experience in the Da‘wah scene, Shaykh Kamal combines his ground-breaking teaching style with his own dash of humor, certain to leave students feel at ease & entertained, but above all skilled and empowered.

Mohammed Faqih

Instructor

Doctor of etiquettes and mannerisms. His knowledge is impeccable. His chain in the Qur’ān only 28 shy of the Prophet, on whom be peace. His demeanour utterly disarming. His style in fashion and stride in walk makes you say, “That man is fit to be president.”

Majed Mahmoud

Minnesota Only

One of the leading activists of Da‘wah in his community. With his heart-touching reminders and soft approach, Majed makes Islam digestible and beloved to people of all ages. Majed is a shining example for students seeking growth and development within Islamic Studies. He’s the first graduate of AlMaghrib Institute to become one of its instructors, performing exceptionally in over 50 seminars including theology, Islamic jurisprudence, and Quranic Sciences.

Farhan Abdul Azeez

Speaker

arhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. He attended Michigan Islamic Academy, a full-time Islamic school, from KG-12th grade. His passion for Islam led him to study Arabic and Tajweed during the summer of 2004 in Egypt. He later served as an Islamic Studies teacher to High School Grades at the same school. Farhan has studied extensively with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, and others at the Bayyinah Dream program, wherein he graduated and earned a diploma in the Arabic language.

Wisam Sharieff

Speaker

Imam Wisam leads the popular QuranRevolution program for AlMaghrib Institute, a revolutionary program helping students read, recite, reflect, and retain Quran. By designing contemporary and pioneering learning systems, Imam Wisam has helped his students revolutionize their interaction with Quran.

Sarah Sultan

Speaker

Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah has a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years.

Kaltun Karani

Speaker

Kaltun has been an avid AlMaghrib student since 2005 and earned a BA in Islamic Studies from the institute. She is a passionate speaker and teacher of Islam and personal development. She’s known for engaging her audience and inspiring them to action. Kaltun is the founder and currently main teacher at Hikma Academy where she teaches her students the meaning of the Quran and other Islamic sciences in a way that is relevant to their lives.

Boonaa Mohamed

Host

Minnesota – DEC 15

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

$25/PR

Expires December 1

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Charlotte – DEC 16

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

$25/PR

Expires December 1

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Minnesota: Saint Paul River Centre

175 W Kellogg Blvd
St Paul
MN 55102

Charlotte: Charlotte Convention Center

501 S College St
Charlotte
NC 28202