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.

Omar Suleiman


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.

Yaser Birjas


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.

Ammar Alshukry


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

Farhan Abdul Azeez


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.

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.

Marwa Assar


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.

Boonaa Mohamed


TCF Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd
MI 48226

$30 PP.


Special Expires November 1
Includes Full Access
Purhcase Tickets