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A Photographic Window into IlmFest 2008

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Br. Nihal Khan did an awesome job for MM readers in capturing some great moments from the hugely successful IlmFest 2008 event, which attracted nearly a thousand participants mashallah!

Enjoy…

http://picasaweb.google.com/nihalk1/IlmFestDay02
http://picasaweb.google.com/nihalk1/IlmFestDay01

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33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. ibnabeeomar

    March 31, 2008 at 12:10 AM

    If anyone has some solid recaps of the event, please email us at info //at// muslimmatters.org

  2. AnonyMouse

    March 31, 2008 at 12:15 AM

    Masha’Allah tabaarakAllah! Wish I was there… *Sighs*
    Bint YQ is adorable, masha’Allah! :D

  3. kd

    March 31, 2008 at 7:12 AM

    I was only able to attend Saturday’s lectures, and mashaAllah they were awesome! Lookin through the pics, can’t help but feel a bit jealous about not being there on Sunday…AND….not being a part of the backstage advice! What happened to gender equality? Sisters miss all the fun… :(

  4. sarsoora

    March 31, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    MashaAllah … this event was very powerful… the tribute to Imam Siraj Wahhaj brought tears to my eyes…. and if that wasn’t enough, so did his lecture that followed…. MashaAllah…. May Allah reward him as well of all the other Shyookh for all of their efforts inshaAllah

  5. Faiez

    March 31, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Masha’Allah, looks exciting. I hope ILMQuest releases the recordings of the lectures soon.

  6. SaqibSaab

    March 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    So do I, Faiez.

  7. Amad

    March 31, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    apparently, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi made another revolutionary speech … soon we’ll be calling him Martin Yasir King. :)

  8. ibnabeeomar

    March 31, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    i heard there were CD’s being sold at the event with the talks recorded but they ran out.

  9. Abdul-Alim

    March 31, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    I was not aware that AlMaghrib have a Qabeelat in Philly.

  10. ibnabeeomar

    March 31, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    abdul-alim – it was a long time ago when almaghrib first started. it’s not a qabeelah anymore.

  11. Sadaf Sheikh

    March 31, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Assalamu’alaykum warahamatullahi wabarakatuhu

    Alhamdulillaah i had a great time in Ilmfest and have learned a lot. I just have a quick question for Shaykh Yasir Qadhi about the book he mentioned written by Wallas de fard (i apologise if i misspelled his name).

    Jazakum Allaah Khayran,

    Sadaf

  12. Atif

    March 31, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Sh. YQ is looking GQ in his leather jacket, mashaaAllah.

  13. kashif

    March 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    mashAllah. what a eman filled event it was. unforgetable.

  14. Abdul-Alim

    March 31, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    ibnabeeomar- Thank you

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Ratmatullah wa Rarakatuh,

    Abdul-Alim

  15. Ayesha

    March 31, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Wow, looks like an amazing event, masha’Allah.

  16. Anon

    March 31, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    “….not being a part of the backstage advice! What happened to gender equality? Sisters miss all the fun… ”

    Only a select few special brothers got to go back there….and then only a select few brothers got to go out for dinner with the shuyookh. They like to hog the ilm…..

  17. Hid

    March 31, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    I loved the Q & A session with all the shayookhs and yes i was tearing at introduction of Imam Siraj and not to forget the emotional story by Abdul Bary Yahya (SubhanAllah, i cant even imagine how i would have reacted if i was in his place =(

  18. Ms.

    March 31, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    they didn’t take any pics of all the sisters there either!! (I was one of them)

  19. Amad

    March 31, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    to be honest, even though there are no female almaghrib instructors yet… but Imam Siraj is not an instructor either– so it would be nice to consider sister speakers for such events. So, they can have some “hang-out” time as well.

    As for pics… its best to avoid taking pics of sisters unless it is from afar… some sisters really get offended if a pic is taken and some will go ballistic if they find their pics online. And I respect them for wanting that.

  20. Yasir Qadhi

    March 31, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Salam Alaikum

    @ Sr. Sadaf: I didn’t mention that Fard wrote a book; rather what I mentioned was that as far as I’m aware, no author has singled out a detailed study of Fard in a single work. Most works discuss Fard as part of their discussion on the NOI, and there are some very good discussions, but he seems to be eclipsed by his ‘student’ Elijah.

    @ Anon.: In all fairness, the brothers who accompany us are all volunteers who have dedicated days and weeks of their time in preparing for the event. I understand and sympathize with your sentiment, perhaps you can suggest alternate, feasible solutions as to how one speaker can interact on a more personal level, in a reasonable amount of time, with a large audience (in this particular case, over 900 people).

    Yasir

  21. Ibrahim

    March 31, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Sh. YQ is looking GQ in his leather jacket, mashaaAllah.

    Shaykh Yasir Birjas look equally GQ if not more, mashaAllah!

    What story did Shaykh AbdulBary tell that was so emotional?

  22. Sadaf Sheikh

    March 31, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    Walaikum Assalam warahamatullah

    JazakAllaahu Khayran Shaykh Yasir for your reply. Probably i missed the name of that book you mentioned in Ilmfest is an amazing book and you have read it cover to cover.

    Also can you provide guidance on taking Photographs? Here i dont want to hurt anybody’s feelings but for my understanding, is it permissible in Islaam to take photos of human subjects? Shaykh Yasir, trust me i dont want to ask a deep question here but read various opinions from different scholars and will appreciate your view on that for the sake of our learning. If you want to refer me to any article, it will be great in sha Allaah.

    JazakAllaahu Khayran for your patience with me. Alhamdulillaah your lectures have given me a new way of thinking and make me more and more interested in gaining knowledge in Islaam along with my studies in medicine. May Allaah accept all your efforts and give you highest place in Jannah al Firdous, ameen.

    Wassalam

  23. theManOfFewWords

    March 31, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    ibnabeeomar, I just posted the highlights (according to me of course) of Ilm Fest here if you are interested in reading about what you missed out on.

  24. www.musliminamerica.org

    April 1, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    Alhumdulillah I enjoyed it a lot even though I was there very briefly. iA keep these conferences coming!

    http://www.musliminamerica.org

  25. fastaqim.blogspot.com

    April 1, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    anyone know if the lectures were recorded on video?

  26. Imtiaz

    April 1, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    fastaqim.blogspot.com – Yes, InshaAllah we are working on it, make dua that it goes well

  27. Nirgaz

    April 1, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Looks like it was a good gathering, wish I lived closer…its ok though Siraj was here in Nashville last week and gave a great speech about War and Peace in Islam.

  28. fastaqim.blogspot.com

    April 3, 2008 at 4:44 AM

    Imtiaz – if you want to upload them as full videos on youtube let me know.

  29. Abdullah Ali Syed

    April 14, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    InshaAllah EmanRush will be coming out with the ILMFest set in 2 weeks or less inshaAllah!

    Abdullah

  30. ibn alHyderabadee

    September 18, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    I can’t see the pics for soem reasons…..

    jazakAllahu khayran

  31. Pingback: Tribute To and Story of Imam Siraj Wahaj | MuslimMatters.org

  32. Amatullah

    November 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    just wanted to let everyone know that EmanRush will be selling the lectures from last year’s ilmfest for ONLY two weeks, i got this email:

    After pleading with the EmanRush Management, Alhamdulillah I was able to get ILMFest Set reinstated for 2 weeks.
    This audio set is a landmark in understanding and defining what an American Muslim is.

    Please go to: http://www.emanrush.org and click on Products

    The set will retire in 2 weeks! Please take advantage of the opportunity and pass this email along.

  33. Amatullah

    November 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Oh and IlmFest 2009 will be held in Nurayn inshaAllah!!

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