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 5, 2017

The European Institute of Islamic Sciences
79 Manchester Rd,
Oldham OL8 4LN
United Kingdom



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Looking for the most frequently asked questions? See below!

Where is the venue?

EIIS, Werneth House, 79 Manchester Road, OLDHAM, OL8 4LN

Where can I park?

Parking will be available onsite in the designated car parks with 300 parking spaces. It is advisable to come early to get parking here. Alternatively, there is off street parking in the local vicinity.

Where is the nearest bus/tram stop?

Bus services 82/83 from central Manchester operate at the following times and stop near the venue. Further details can be found at:
Please note Sunday timings.

The nearest tram stop from Manchester is ‘South Chadderton’ or ‘Freehold’, Further details can be found at:

What time will it start?

10.00am. Registration will open from 9.00am.

What do I need for registration on the day?

We will require the details of how you registered. Including e-mails used. If you have a paper ticket. Please bring that with you as that is your proof of purchase. Ensure paper ticket is kept safe, if lost cannot be replaced.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Yes, tickets will be available at the door at the ticket price of £25 each. However priority will first be given to people with purchased tickets. It is advisable to purchase your ticket prior to the event and to avoid disappointment as the event is most likely to sell out.

Can I reserve my seat?

Seats cannot be reserved and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Will there be a family seating area?

Yes a family seating area will be available.

Is there anywhere to eat on site?

My Lahore’s will be providing catering to purchase food on site.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Yes, you can bring your own food and drink.

Should I bring any extra money?

Yes, it is advisable to bring extra money to purchase food/drink and from the various stalls that will be available on site.

Is there a cash machine at the venue?

No, there isn’t a cash machine at the venue.

Will there be prayer facilities?

Yes, prayer facilities are available on the ground floor for both brothers and sisters.

Will the event be televised?

No, the event will not be televised.

Will recording be permitted?

Recording is not permitted.

What if I can't attend the whole day?

You are free to leave if you are unable to attend for the whole day. However, to benefit fully from the speakers it would be advisable to stay for the full day.

Will there be facilities for those with disabilities?

Any wheelchair users can still get access via the lifts at the venue.

Will there be a facility for mothers and babies?

A room is available for mothers to take younger children to pacify them if the need arises.


How to Embrace “Divine Wisdom” with Serenity Even When It Hurts the Most

When something doesn’t go according to plan, when a life-jarring event hits, or when you witness indescribable pain in the world…

…sometimes the term, “it’s Hikmah”, doesn’t process that easily.

Allah plans and His Wisdom is infinite – this we know – logically.

But sometimes we can’t see it or internalize it – emotionally.

In this session, welcome this idea into your heart, so you can maneuver through life’s difficulties with ease and comfort.

Key Insight 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.

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.

How to Love for the Sake of Allah When Hate is So Much Easier

Loving for the sake of Allah is an act so virtuous that its reward is exclusive shade on a day when there is no shade but Allah’s Throne.

To love someone is to love goodness for them and to desire their success, despite their misgivings. So in a world where one-ups and pettiness are popular, how do we grow love in our hearts, not hate?

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

The Forgotten Truth About Living a Life of Service

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people.

Muhammad Ali, one of the most beloved people of the past century, said, “Service to others is the rent you pay on Earth.”

The Quran and Sunnah speak much of the virtue of serving others – from serving the closest neighbors to stray animals, and everyone (and thing) in between.

But it is not an easy path to walk. It comes with challenges and tests.

In this session, Shaykh Omar Suleiman talks about the virtues and reality of service, and how you can prepare to shine more light into the world.

Danger: How to Reverse the Effects of Sins

You might think that sinning has private ramifications: a black dot that expands in the heart of the sinner.

It’s more than that.

It can transcend to blessings you were about to receive – but now interrupted.

It can impact family, community, and even the next generation.

The effect of sins is a darkness that grows beyond the sinner – but its reversal is simple. Its remedy is easy, yet powerful – handed to us by Allah and His Prophet (pbuh).

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.

Find Your Passion, Build Your Legacy, and Change the World

There has never been a generation in human history with a greater platform to be heard than right now.

There has also never been a generation with more distractions that right now.

In a world where the platform, mic and camera are at your fingertips, what do you have to say?

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.