What if there was a way to cure hearts, mend families, heal societies, change the world?

What if that secret was in your pocket – the answer to take away pain and touch the world with light.

And what if it was simple like a 1-2-3 formula?

Do you not think the people would gather to find out what it is?

IlmFest 2017 lays it out. The answer is so simple that Muslims the world over have disregarded it as child’s play.

Learn.Believe.Act is this year’s theme. The 1-2-3 formula for Islam showing up in your life – inside and out.

It’s powerful.




Remember discounted tickets are available for a limited time only. Be sure to grab them as soon as possible.

Kids 8 And Under are FREE!
(Allowed in main hall with an Adult)

Ages 9 and Above require a Full Ticket

Lost Tickets CANNOT be replaced

NOVEMBER 4, 2017

InterContinental London – The O2
1 Waterview Dr
SE10 0TW



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Looking for the most frequently asked questions? See below!

Where is the venue?

Intercontinental London – The O2, 1 Waterview Dr, London SE10 0TW

Where can I park?

The nearest place to park is the hotel’s own car park which has 240 spaces at a first come first served basis which cost £15 for 12 hours.There are more spaces in the O2 non-event car parks 2, 3 and 4. You do not have to pre-book, the cost is £12 for 9-12 hours. It will take about 5 minutes to walk to the venue from this car park. O2 car park address: Edmund Halley Way, London SE10 0BN. Pay machines accept both cash and all major bank cards Disabled access parking is available for Blue Badge holders at both car parks.

Where is the nearest tube station?

The nearest tube station is North Greenwich Station which is approximately an 8 minute walk down Waterview Dr.

What time will it start?

The conference will begin at 10 am sharp, please arrive by 9am to allow enough time for registration and seating.

What time will it end?

The conference is scheduled to finish at 20:00

What do I need for registration on the day?

For tickets purchased online please bring ID to correspond with the booking.
All Eventbrite ticket holders must have their ticket available for registration.
If you have purchased an IlmFest paper ticket you must bring it with you to register.

Once you have registered you will be given a wristband to wear, please keep this on for the entire day as this will allow you to re-enter whenever you leave the venue during breaks etc.
If you lose your wristband, you will need to purchase a replacement for £1.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Tickets may be purchased at the door depending on availability and will be at the full price of £25. We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

Are children free?

Kids under the age of 9 can enter free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Will there be a family seating area?

Yes there will be, please ask one of the volunteers.

Is there anywhere to eat on site?

The hotel is connected to the O2 Arena where you can go and eat at any of the numerous food outlets. Click here to see what’s available.

All IlmFest attendees will be given a 20% discount at Jimmy’s World Grill simply show your wristband to the staff.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Food and drink bought from outside is not permitted by the venue; however the hotel will be selling tea and coffee. AlMaghrib will also be running a tuck shop selling confectionery and snacks all day.

Should I bring any extra money?

One of the great things about IlmFest is all the Islamic market stalls that will be there that you can browse throughout the day. It would be a good idea to bring some spending money.

Is there a cash machine at the venue?

Yes there is a free cash machine at the hotel’s reception on the ground floor. There is also a cash machine located at the North Greenwich Station.

Will there be prayer facilities?

Yes there will be an area for congregational prayer.

Will the event be televised?

No, the event will not be televised.

Will recording be permitted?

It is against AlMaghrib’s policy for attendees to record any of our seminars or conferences. However we may upload official recordings at a later date.

What if I can't attend the whole day?

We encourage everyone to attend for a full day of beneficial knowledge featuring all-star calibre speakers who will provide you with an unforgettable experience. However please note if you are unable to attend the full day your ticket is not transferable to anyone else.

Will there be facilities for those with disabilities?

Intercontinental London – The O2 caters for disabilities, there are lifts and disabled toilets all over the venue. In the O2 car park there are disabled accessible bays for Blue Badge holders. If you have any specific needs please email us.

Can I reserve my seat?

Most seats are on a first come first served basis, so we recommend arriving early to choose where you want to sit. There will be a small section of reserved seating for the speakers and VIP guest.


The Complete Mindshift: Know Yourself to Know Allah

Why do you fall sometimes? Why do you procrastinate in some acts of worship? We blame the Shaytan – and at times that’s accurate – but could it be that it’s more us than him?

It isn’t your fault, you just haven’t figured out what makes you tick yet. What drives you, what fulfills you and makes you happy.

When you discover “you”, you leverage this self-knowledge to better worship Allah and become the Muslim you’re meant to be.

Key Insights into the Art of Quranic Recitation

Those who recite the Quran with skill are in the company of the noble angels, and those who recite it with difficulty receive double the reward as the Prophet ﷺ taught us.

In this session, learn the foundational tools to transform your recitation no matter your level, and light up your day with the Words of Allah.

The Unexpected Sin and How to Avoid It

Confidence is praiseworthy, even desired. But where is the fine line between it and arrogance?

Protectiveness for your children is human, even Sunnah. But when does it become too much, even sinful?

Being a successful breadwinner is an Islamic responsibility. But when does it become dangerously materialistic?

Sometimes, the same traits we need to prosper in life become the source of our greatest sins.

Learn to recognize the red flags and overcome the unexpected.

Sitting with Allah: How to Grow in Spirituality

There is nothing more beautiful when Islam is internalized and manifested in action.

There is nothing more hideous when Islam coats only the exterior without ever reaching the heart.

Spirituality is the key that differentiates these two types of people. In this crucial session, Shaykh Navaid Aziz will share the ways we can attain an interior beloved to God and people.

When Stories Become Real

Concerning Surah Yusuf, the scholars would say, “No depressed person ever read it except that it cheered them up!”

Realise this for yourself in a special Quranic presentation on the story of Prophet Yusuf (as). Not only will you hear and feel why this is the best of all stories, you will also learn unique lessons that bring light and direction to some of our most recent and relevant challenges in life: temptation, betrayal, power – these aren’t just the trials of kings!

Everyone loves stories, and this one is not only real, it’s more applicable to you than you ever imagined.

Gamechanger: The Future of Muslim Institutions

For the last two decades, the Muslim community has seen no shortage of Masajid and Islamic schools. This is the status quo – and it’s about to change.

There is a necessary shift in what we view as Muslim-serving institutions – both in who runs them and the service they provide.

There is a louder call and pressing need for institutions that are as diverse as the communities they serve, in fields beyond Masajid and Islamic schools.

Moving forward, will we see leaders stepping up the fields of media, social justice, wellness and healing, or finance?

In this session, Shaykh Omar Suleiman shares insight on the future of Muslim institutions that serve and strengthen our Ummah – and what existing ones need to know to stay current.

Urgent: How to Live Life Like There’s No Tomorrow – and Enjoy It Too

Life has an expiration date – this we know logically.

But why don’t we behave like this is true? Important things are put off for later while we indulge in acts that offer little to no benefit.

At the same time, does living life in a state of urgency mean we can’t enjoy it, take breaks and have laughs?

This session is a contemporary look at the Prophetic advice to take advantage of “5 before 5”. Walk away with practical steps to live a balanced, productive life.

How to Extract Spiritual Remedy from Quran

When all of the self-help books are gone and forgotten and all of the “gurus” are erased from our collective memory, the Quran remains.

People the world over ask the question: how do we attain spiritual fulfillment? And the answer is the same the world over: the Quran. Holding onto the Quran with strength. Reciting it, studying it, believing it and implementing it.

How to Flourish Your Family with Faith

You can’t keep your family in a bubble – a futile way of protecting them from a troubled world. How then can you plant seeds of faith so your loved ones can stand on solid ground as they face the trials that come?

In this session, learn effective ways to touch the hearts of the most important people in your life – your family.

FaithIQ Live – Open Q&A Forum

Got questions? Shaykh Waleed Basyouni is here to answer whatever’s on your mind.

Any question on Islam, any concern or feedback – Shaykh Waleed will be happy to answer.

This session is brought to you by AlMaghrib’s FaithIQ, the first Islam Q&A portal in interactive video.

The Butterfly Effecf: How Small Deeds Create Large Impact

The Butterfly Effect states that small causes can have larger effects, just as the flapping of a butterfly wing can change weather in another part of the world…

Or put more positively, how a small candle can light an entire home.

In light of the injustices around the world, it becomes imperative to understand and appreciate how the smallest changes in our lives can have significant impact locally and globally.

In this session, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi teaches how to be that small candle that lights the world.