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The Festival of Knowledge Is Coming

JULY 29 – 10 AM to 8 PM

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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.

Yasir Qadhi


Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with a Western academic training of the study of Islam.

Abu Eesa


Original, addictive and with an unparalleled (and extremely dark!) sense of humour, Shaykh Abu Eesa (universally known as ``AE``) combines experience, 'ilm and a modern understanding and application which is unique and utterly relevant.

Abdullah Hakim Quick


A senior historian, having accomplished a lifetime worth of achievements spanning many continents while enlightening the lives of millions. He is the Head of AlMaghrib’s Sīrah and Islamic History Department.

Navaid Aziz


AlMaghrib’s Director of Public Relations and Instructor dedicated to reviving the Muslim mindset on spirituality, morality, education, and mutual respect.

Ammar Alshukry


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

Mohammed Mana


first American to graduate with a Bachelor's from the Faculty of Quranic Sciences, Madinah University. Born in Hollywood and raised in Long Beach, he embodies a unique balance of traditional and contemporary upbringing.

Suleiman Hani


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.

Taimiyyah Zubair


an established teacher of Quran with a focus on Tafsir and Word Analysis. She is a respected and inspirational role model, teaching both globally and in her community for more than a decade.

Wisam Sharieff


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.

Asmaa Hussein


Boonaa Mohamed


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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

Asmaa Hussein

The Pursuit of Perfection
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 and Islam
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

My Lord, Allow Me to Go Back
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

The Art of Quran Recitation
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

Recite and Reflect
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

Finding Peace in Our Relationships
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

Between Haram Policing and Complicit Silence
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.

In this talk, we’ll take a journey into the origin and rise of the Ottoman Empire. Join us as we get to know its founders and the spirit that gave birth to its success. Together we’ll learn how we can use those principles today for our own Islamic Revival.

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?