THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE
IS COMING

LONDON - FEBRUARY 15

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THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE
IS COMING

LONDON - FEBRUARY 15

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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 is nothing short of spectacular

Instructor

Abu Eesa

Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah is original, addictive and with an unparalleled (and extremely dark!) sense of humour, Shaykh Abu Eesa...

Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah is 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. Don't be fooled by his jocular exterior - it is unsurprising just how treasured he is to our student body as one of our most passionate and knowledgeable senior instructors.
Instructor

Yahya Ibrahim

Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim, is the man with the golden touch – touching hearts. Known as “the Smooth”, and “the Chill”, for us Shaykh Yahya simply is an awesome role model and valued instructor.

Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim, is the man with the golden touch – touching hearts. Known as “the Smooth”, and “the Chill”, for us Shaykh Yahya simply is an awesome role model and valued instructor.

Shaykh Yahya started his knowledge journey with the memorisation of Qur’ān in his teens and then pursued his studies in exegesis, jurisprudence and hadith with scholars from the Hijaz, and in Egypt as well.

As a proud Canadian yet happy Aussie, he travels the world regularly from his base in Perth, enriching the lives of thousands with his wise and balanced commentary on matters that are most important to Muslims in our time. His initiatives in Australia include diversity training, cultural sensitivity programs, educational lectures and media presentations. His expertise is sought by schools, universities and a wide range of government & non-government organisations.

Instructor

Wisam Sharieff

Specialist in teaching Quran recitation and retention. Leads QuranRevolution program. Taught more than 25,000 students worldwide.

Imam Wisam Sharieff 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.

By traveling worldwide, Imam Wisam has had the unique opportunity to teach over 25,000 students globally, both in person and online. Driven by the single vision to bring the Book and Message of Allah to people around the world, Imam Wisam transformed the field of Tajwid and Recitation to easily digestible concepts for every man, woman, and child.

Imam Wisam began his Islamic education at the Institute of Islamic Education (IIE) in Elgin, Illinois. He then continued at the Quran Academy in Lahore, Pakistan, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic grammar and a minor in Arabic literature. He has studied under scholars in Makkah and in Egypt. Imam Wisam is also a certified radiology technician. He has also completed his ijazah in Ashara Qiraat (the study of the varying recitations of the Quran).

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

Taimiyyah Zubair

Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair is an established teacher of Quran with a focus on Tafsir and Word Analysis. She is a respected ...

Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair is 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.

Ustadha Taimiyyah studied under her parents and scholars, Dr. Idrees Zubair and Dr. Farhat Hashmi (founders of Al Huda International). She has been a student and teacher, at Al Huda Institute, of various Islamic Sciences including Arabic Grammar, Hadith and Fiqh.

Currently, Ustadha Taimiyyah is completing her Humanities degree with a President’s Entrance Scholarship at the University of Waterloo.

We are honoured to have Ustadha Taimiyyah as the second female instructor at AlMaghrib Institute.

Instructor

Suleiman Hani

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

Imam Suleiman Hani is an international lecturer and resident scholar from Michigan who currently serves as an AlMaghrib Institute instructor, a Yaqeen Institute scholar, and a graduate researcher at Harvard University. At the age of 14, Suleiman completed a 10-month Qur’an memorization program and began his intensive studies under numerous scholars, later earning a Master of Arts degree from the University of Jordan's College of Shari’ah, ranking first in his class. Over the past decade, he has served as an Imam and community leader in Michigan, published numerous books, lectured in dozens of countries, and was featured on the largest Islamic TV stations worldwide. His recent hobbies include mixed martial arts, archery, and skydiving.
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

Ahsan Hanif

Head of Qur’an and Hadith Sciences Department. Known as the young Qari who memorised Qur’an and taught circles of knowledge at age 13.

Shaykh Ahsan Hanif, PhD, is the Head of our Qur’an and Hadith Sciences Department. Surprising to our students, Shaykh Ahsan is actually among our youngest instructors; his calm demeanour, mature attitude, and advanced knowledge causes us to assume otherwise.

Born and bred in Birmingham, UK, he is well known in his community as the young Qari who memorised the Qur'an at the tender age of 13 and delivered regular circles of knowledge in Birmingham.

In 2000, he gained a scholarship to enter the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing his Arabic diploma, he graduated from the Faculty of Shari'ah in 2006 with honours. He obtained ijazah in the Qur'an, and studied under a number of well known scholars, such as Sh. Abdul Muhsin al-Abbad and Sh. Muhammad ibn Muhammad Mukhtar al-Shinqiti. Shaykh Ahsan also completed his PhD in Islamic Law from the University of Birmingham.

Known for his unique Britishness, and love for sweet things, he’s also the Imam at Green Lane Masjid.

Host

Boonaa Mohammed

Mohammed is a second generation Ethiopian immigrant of Oromo ancestry. His Parents came to Canada as political refugees seeking asylum in the country after...

Mohammed is a second generation Ethiopian immigrant of Oromo ancestry.[1][2] His Parents came to Canada as political refugees seeking asylum in the country after their involvement with the Oromo Liberation Movement in Ethiopia.

He grew up in the down-town Toronto area and was heavily involved in the street life while attending Oakwood Collegiate Institute. He graduated at the top of his class and was named Valedictorian before enrolling in Ryerson University and graduating from the Radio and Television Arts program in 2011.
Shaykh Yahya started his knowledge journey with the memorisation of Qur’ān in his teens and then pursued his studies in exegesis, jurisprudence and hadith with scholars from the Hijaz, and in Egypt as well.

As a proud Canadian yet happy Aussie, he travels the world regularly from his base in Perth, enriching the lives of thousands with his wise and balanced commentary on matters that are most important to Muslims in our time. His initiatives in Australia include diversity training, cultural sensitivity programs, educational lectures and media presentations. His expertise is sought by schools, universities and a wide range of government & non-government organisations.

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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Early Bird Special

Single

Single addmission to the festival of knowledge.
Early bird expires on January 6, 11:59PM.
Children Under 8 have free admission.
Child Care Facilities Available

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Family

Per person pricing for a family of 3-4.
Early bird expires on January 6, 11:59PM.
Children Under 8 have free admission.
Child Care Facilities Available

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Per person pricing for a family of 5+.
Early bird expires on January 6, 11:59PM.
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