THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE
IS COMING

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 16

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THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE
IS COMING

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 16

Tell Me More

The Festival of Knowledge

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!

A Diverse Community

A place for the community to come together

Bustling Bazaars

A place to find and discover local muslim businesses.

World Class Speakers

A gathering with the most renowned scholars.

Knowledge Packed

A day filled with memorable reminders.

Our line-up of speakers are nothing short of spectacular

Instructor

Omar Suleiman

Spirituality and Da‘wah Specialist. President, Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Co-Creator, “Inspiration Series”.

Spirituality and Da‘wah Specialist. President, Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Co-Creator, “Inspiration Series”. Founder, Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs. Resident Scholar, Valley Ranch Islamic Center. Co-Chair, Faith Forward Dallas. Bachelor’s in Islamic Law. Master’s in Islamic Finance. Master’s in Political History. Completing PhD in Islamic Thought and Civilization.
Psychologist

Marwa Assar

Dr. Marwa is a psychologist, educator, and founder of The H.O.M.E Institute, which seeks to provide psycho-spiritual...

Dr. Marwa is a psychologist, educator, and founder of The H.O.M.E Institute, which seeks to provide psycho-spiritual education & services that are rooted in Islamic teachings and approached through an Islamic Psychological Lens. She has developed and taught courses & programs such as her Sacred Self-Love Course, Holistic Self-Care, Tackling Psychological Barriers to Spiritual Growth, Psycho-Spiritual Foundations of Ramadan, and the God & Me Psycho-Spiritual Transformation Program. Alongside her constant pursuit of Islamic studies, Dr. Marwa has studied psychology extensively for 10 years. In addition to completing both her bachelors and masters degree in psychology, she has also completed her doctorate of psychology (PsyD) degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a doctoral research study on Islamic Psychology. Through founding The H.O.M.E Institute, she hopes to provide both online and physical spaces for the hearts of others as well as the knowledge and tools they need to empower their spiritual, mental, and emotional growth as well as cultivate healthy and fulfilling relationships with God, themselves, and others.
Instructor

Majed Mahmoud

Specialist in Tazkiyah and Adab. First AlMaghrib graduate to become Instructor. Leading activist in Da‘wah.

Majed Mahmoud is 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. As Majed travels worldwide lecturing about different aspects of Islam, he works full-time as a mechanical engineer.

He has completed Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Jurisprudence & Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

Instructor

Waleed Basyouni

Vice-President of AlMaghrib Institute. Senior Scholar. Head of Islamic Theology and Ethics Department. Master’s in Islamic...

Vice-President of AlMaghrib Institute. Senior Scholar. Head of Islamic Theology and Ethics Department. Master’s in Islamic Theology, World Religions and Modern Religious Sects. PhD in Theology. Imam of Clear Lake Islamic Center. Director of Texas Da‘wah Convention. Gives fatwah as member of American Muslim Jurists Association (AMJA). Answers fiqh questions on Twitter.
Instructor

Yaser Birjas

Shaykh Yaser Birjas is the Head of our Islamic Law and Theory Department. Often described as the fatherly figure...

Shaykh Yaser Birjas is the Head of our Islamic Law and Theory Department. Often described as the fatherly figure by students, Shaykh Yaser exudes a calm, gentle and caring demeanour that welcomes students to ask questions with awe and respect.
Shaykh Yaser started his career in Electronic Engineering in the UAE, then in Madinah where he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from the Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shari'ah (Fiqh and Usul) in 1996. He learned from various highly respected scholars such as Shaykh Mohammed Amin Al-Shanqiti and Shaykh Al-'Uthaymin.
Instructor

Suleiman Hani

A lecturer and author hailing from Dearborn, Michigan. At the age of 14, he completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization...

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.
Instructor

Ammar Alshukry

AlMaghrib Grand Slam Champion, excelling in his involvement at every capacity: volunteer, original Ameer of QTayybah...

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

Farhan Abdul Aziz

Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. He has studied Arabic and Tajweed in Egypt, and Arabic...

Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez was born and raised in Michigan. He has studied Arabic and Tajweed in Egypt, and Arabic and Islamic Studies with local institutes and teachers in the US. He currently is a student in the Qalam Institute Seminary program and a practicing Emergency Medicine physician.
OmarIlmfest Attendee

Throughout the year I am always looking for gatherings that would give me the same Iman-Boost as Ramadan. Being in the company of so many knowledgeable Scholars, learning about the Deen with moments of joy, laughter and tears; it really makes you feel part of something amazing, giving the perfect boost of Iman and unforgettable memories.

YusufIlmFest Attendee

It truly is the most anticipated event of the year! A memorable event where people from all walks of life came together to seek knowledge. The air was practically electrified with excitement. I would highly recommend for students to attend and benefit in sha Allah.

HameedIlmFest Attendee

What an amazing spectacle mashaAllah! Every lecture was amazing, everybody praying together... Lunch together was ace too. Lots of memories, can't wait to go again.

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Single addmission to the festival of knowledge. Early bird expires on Novermber 4, 11:59PM

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1 Washington Blvd
Detroit
MI 48226

The Honor of Musa (a.s)

Omar Suleiman

Indeed, the best one you can hire is the strong and the trustworthy”

Strength and integrity. Those were the two qualities of Musa that shone through to the women he encountered in Madyan. Even in present day, these two qualities are essential to any role in society. How can we find integrity powered by God consciousness and strength in exercising our duties in our day to day interactions?

A Kind Heart in a Healthy Marriage

Majed Mahmoud

“And live with them in kindness ” 

Ma’roof is a word that is mentioned with the concept of marriage and divorce in the Quran. Though translated as kindness, ma’roof means everything that is known to be good and acceptable. In this lecture, Sh. Majed Mahmoud will share how to practice ma’roof to beautify your relationship with your spouse.

Blessings and Barakah

Majed Mahmoud

“And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah, We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the truth], so We seized them for what they were earning.”

Allah gives to those who are grateful and believe. As Muslims, we believe that Allah puts barakah in that which is good. But what is barakah? Where do we find it? And how can one achieve so much in so little time?

The Good, the Bad, the Balance

Dr. Marwa

“Say, “Not equal are the evil and the good, although the abundance of evil might impress you” 

As Muslims living in the West, we often face a contradiction when it comes to our own personal morals, and the views of broader society. How do we navigate our desire for acceptance in this broader society, while still maintaining values that are authentic to Islam?

The Actions of the Truthful

Ammar AlShukry

“O you who have believed, fear Allah and be with those who are true”

This verse comes as the concluding lesson to a painful episode in the Seerah, tying the salvation of some companions to their truthfulness. Truthfulness is not limited to truthfulness in action but encompasses both truthfulness in actions and truthfulness in being. Learn more about this verse, and the lessons we can take from it.

Equilibrium: Living for Two Worlds

Suleiman Hani

“But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of this world…”  

The Dunya is neither to be chased after constantly, nor is it to be neglected completely. The wise are those who are able to use this life as a bridge to the hereafter. How can we find the equilibrium between living this life in the best manner possible, while also striving to reach the ultimate destination in the hereafter?

Our Greatest Teacher

Farhan AbdulAzeez

“And whatever the Messenger has given you – take; and what he has forbidden you – refrain from”  

The Prophet (S) was sent to be followed and to be obeyed. He is our greatest teacher. He commands good and forbids that which is not. Learn the importance of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (S), and how the path to Allah goes through His Messenger (S).

The Best Example: Lessons from the Prophet (S)

Yaser Birjas

“You have for you in the Messenger an excellent example” 

The Prophet (S) was not just an example for us in worship, but also in lifestyle and temperament. He was simple, easy-going and optimistic, among a wide variety of beautiful attributes. And in that he (S) is a beautiful example for us. Learn about the many lessons we can take from the Prophet (S) and apply to our own lives.

United We Stand: Unity in a Divided World

Sh Waleed Basyouni

In a time where more and more divisions are being made between people, cultures, races, it is important focus on one of the main aspects of Islam: unity. As Muslims, we have a duty to reconnect with one another, creatinf a strong Muslim bond. This workshop will focus on understanding the concepts of building unity and why we need it now more than ever in the Muslim community.

WORKSHOP - The Muslim Identity: Staying True to the Self

Dr. Marwa

Muslim living in the West and worldwide are often faced with issues relating to creating a strong identity whilst staying true to their faith. In this workshop, Dr. Marwa discusses creating a positive self-image that ties in with faith and personal identity as Muslims living in changing times.

WORKSHOP - Parenting by the Book

Yaser Birjas

As Muslim parents, we are constantly looking for a way to incorporate faith in our childrens lives, and to raise the next genertion in a way that is pleasing to Allah SWT. This workshop will cover lessons on parenting taken from the Quran, engaging the audience with interactive learning sessions.