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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.
A grand occasion requires only the grandest of locations. IlmFest is a celebration, an occasion of joy on it’s own that requires the best of the best of venues that Toronto has to offer.
Metro Toronto Convention Center
South Building, Hall G
255 Front St W
ON M5V 2W6
10:15 - 10:45 AM
In life, we often want everything to go “perfectly” the way we’d like it. But that beauty has been reserved for Paradise. When we seek it in this world, it leaves us with disappointment and yearning for something we can never attain. How can we get over our own need for perfection so we can truly appreciate the blessings Allah has given us?
10:45 - 11:20 AM
Sh Navaid Aziz
Domestic violence is an experience that often shatters a person. What makes it even worse is when the abuser uses Quranic verses or Prophetic sayings to justify their tyranny. With the importance Islam places on upholding rights and treating people with mercy – how can it possibly support the abuser? Let’s hear what Islam actually has to say about it.
11:20 - 12:00 PM
Sh Abu Eesa Niamatullah
Losing My Religion
We see it all around us – Muslims are losing their religion like never before. Their Islam is being swallowed by toxic ideologies, their own desires, and pure ignorance. We’re getting weaker, generation by generation. What can we do to protect ourselves and our families from this frightening trend?
12:05 - 12:35 PM
Sh Suleiman Hani
It’s only a matter of time before you’re going to be called back to your Lord. How ready are you? It’s time for a spiritual wake-up call and practical plan to help you get ready for the inevitable.
12:45 - 1:10 PM
Ust Wisam Sharieff
Learn the key principles that you can use to improve, gain confidence and fall in love with your Quranic recitation.
3:30 - 4:05 PM
Sh Mohammed Mana
Join us for an interactive session, where we’ll recite powerful verses from the Quran together and enjoy a live thematic contemplation that will wake us up to the awe and beauty of Allah’s message to mankind.
4:05 - 4:35 PM
Ust. Taimiyyah Zubair
Relationships can make or break us. They can help us through our hardships or make them even worse. When life gets challenging, what can we do to find harmony and peace through our relationships with others?
7:05 - 7:35 PM
Sh Ammar Alshukry
We’ve been commanded to “enjoin the good and forbid the evil” – but how exactly does that look in the real world? Where do we draw the line? How much is too much? And when does our silence become blameworthy?
7:35 - 8:05 PM
Sh Abdullah Hakim Quick
Spirit of the Ottomans
Our Ummah was once a united and powerful force on the world stage. A nation of strength built on the principles of faith. For many Muslims, returning to those glory days seems almost impossible. But not if we understand how we got there.
8:05 - 8:35 PM
Sh Yasir Qadhi
Weathering the Storm: Standing Firm on Our Principles
We’re being tested from every angle. Islam is being attacked at every turn. The mark of a firm Believer is not what they do when things are easy – it’s how they behave when the going gets tough. What can we do today to keep ourselves firm on our principles when it’s easier said than done?