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Insha’Allah there will be more posts with details of what was actually learned at IlmSummit but here are a few pictures (sorry it is not a lot) from the first of insha’Allah many IlmSummits to come.

 

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters and Qalam Institute. He teaches Islamic seminars across the US including Khateeb Workshop and Fiqh of Social Media. He has served in varying administrative capacities for multiple national and local Islamic organizations. You can follow his work at ibnabeeomar.com.

24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. fisabilillah12.wordpress.com

    August 18, 2008 at 8:38 AM

    good pictures

  2. MR

    August 18, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    InshaAllah, I would like to attend the next one.

  3. AlBaraa

    August 18, 2008 at 11:18 AM

  4. Fatima.

    August 18, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Wow…these pictures bring back memories.

  5. Safa

    August 18, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    JazakumuAllahu khairan for the pics.

    It seems like Ilsummit was this really nice dream and I just woke up from it, SubhanAllah.

    Keep em coming, iA : )

  6. Itsme

    August 18, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Jazakallahu Khairan for this as it gets the sweet memories back
    Haytam are you serious cos I thout you said that you are the only happy person after Ilmsummit :))

  7. Amad

    August 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Ok, Danish, you have to explain all three, but particularly #3.. what are chicks and drinks doing at an ilm summit??? ;)

  8. inexplicabletimelessness

    August 18, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    subhanAllah… i’ll never ever forgot Ilm summit 2008. may Allah help me and all of us to act upon the knowledge and share it with others, ameen.

  9. Sana K

    August 19, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    SubhanAllah first it was hearing about IlmSummit from friends and reading the posts that had many of us longing to be in their place, but now seeing the pictures takes that longing to a whole different level. I pray that InshaAllah next time around both my husband and I can attend and be part of this amazing experience. Ameen

    Ok now back to the explanations :)

  10. Sana K

    August 19, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    SubhanAllah, hearing and reading the stories of everyone who attended this year’s IlmSummit truly left a deep longing in the hearts of many to want to be part of this experience the next time around. I pray that both my husband and I can be among those blessed next time around InshaAllah. Ameen.

    Okay now back to the explanations :)

  11. Danish S.

    August 19, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Thank you Danish… when I see you I will take care of you .. grrr .. lol

    I love you too :D

  12. Halima

    August 19, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    lolol at the above explaination… but seriously u and all the volunteers made ilm summit fun for everyone so jazakallah for that
    but back to the laundry topic lol when are u guys gonna post the video the y’all made for the entertainment part

  13. Alima

    August 21, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Masha’Allah the ilmsummit looks great! Subhan’Allah, i can’t wait for next year!

    I now have something else to look forward to.

    My lovely sisters at DL in Toronto, remember you said we would meet again at Ilm Summit. Imagine being there with everyone?
    This is when massive du’a comes in.

    I looks sooo good!

    Jazak Allahu khayr for the insight.

  14. Amad

    August 21, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    I would add that one event that comes close to having some of the sentiments described here… at least the years that I went, is Texas Dawah (TDC). It is of course totally different… more “relaxed”, more kid-friendly, but the environment… the brotherhood is reminiscent of what is TDC. Inshallah, I plan to go down to Houston for that this year… the same shayookh crowd should be there (YQ, Birjas, Basyouni, etc.)… and families can partake, which is a plus.

    I think I’ll go to the summit too inshallah… if i can get in of course :)

  15. ibnabeeomar

    August 21, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    hmm tdc doesnt come anywhere close to this.. sorry :)

  16. Ahmad AlFarsi

    August 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    i really loved TDC 2005 the most. my first and fav TDC :)

  17. ibnabeeomar

    August 21, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    i like tdc but its not even in the same category. its like comparing the free phone you get when you sign up to an iphone, or like comparing a toyota corolla to a bentley.. its nice, people like it, but its just a different league :)

  18. Amad

    August 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Haytham, total ban man. I think if Sh. Waleed sees Omar’s comment, Omar will be the next fodder for the cereal-killer.

    On a serious note, the two are completely different events. One is a learning/studying event focused on that, and much simpler to organize (in terms of logistics, not in terms of what is taught). The other is a family event designed as a vacation possibility, along with light learning and some depth for those serious. While the Summit was for an exclusive few “hard-cores”, TDC is for everyday Muslims. And I can tell you from feedback and being there, the feelings of brotherhood, the tears that were shed when people leave each other, were also trademark features of this conference. One cannot judge it based on just one meet that may have been designed a bit differently. So, Omar, your comparisons are unfair ;) , because you are comparing apples to oranges. Instead, the better and fairer analogy is that one is Lexus in the car category, the other is a Harley in the bike category.

    We should promote both because it is in our best interest that both survive and thrive inshallah. We don’t have a good alternative to either really.

  19. ibnabeeomar

    August 21, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    hey amad i agree with what ur saying, im not the one who first compared tdc to ilmsummit though!!! my point was that you cant compare them – maybe my analogy needs work :) but yes, tdc rocks, i think its one of the best (if not the best) conference in n. america – but its just a different animal from ilmsummit thats all :)

  20. ibnabeeomar

    August 21, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    black listed after i put up a nice picture of you on the site to help with your .. plans… for 2009… and this is the thanks i get? :(

  21. Danish S.

    August 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    ibnabeeomar (Author) said:

    i like tdc but its not even in the same category. its like comparing the free phone you get when you sign up to an iphone, or like comparing a toyota corolla to a bentley.. its nice, people like it, but its just a different league :)

    I agree with Amad on this one. They are two completely different categories of events.

    Haytham, stop being so diplomatic :D

  22. Amad

    August 21, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    I love TDC.. I love IlmSummit… I love Muslim Matters :)

    And I love Haytham

    And despite Omar’s infraction, I still love him. And he did make up with the “rock” comment.

    And Danish agreed with me, which is rare for any commentator on MM, so I definitely have to love him.

  23. Abdul Nasir

    August 21, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    I had the pleasure of visiting IlmSummit and conducting a couple of sessions there. I have to say that I was blown away by what I saw and experienced. I was extremely pleased, amazed, and ultimately inspired by the Teachers, Students, and the environment at IlmSummit.

    MashaAllah the Shuyookh were an embodiment of their Ilm and set a beuatiful example for all the students. They would spend hours on end answering questions and talking to the students. May Allah reward them for all their efforts and increase them in their knowledge and piety.

    The environment established there was not only one of zeal for knowledge, but also Adab and spirituality.

    The volunteers, or as they are called “Hosnatality”, were unbelievable. MashaAllah the above mentioned Br. Haytham was all over the place. He was there to greet me when I arrived (with a coke in hand), he was there with the handouts as I started class, he was there when I had room-key issues, and I met him just before I left. May Allah reward him and make him move to my area. Since everyone is sharing Haytham stories, I had the ummm…. let’s just say I was able to hear some of Br. Haytham’s very interesting poetry. Something like “2008 or…..”.

    It was a huge step for higher Islamic learning in North America. May Allah make this the first of many great achievements for Almaghrib.

    Abdul Nasir

  24. Zaid khan

    August 23, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Assalaam’aaleykum everyone,
    Would any one mind telling me, who’s this Br. Haytham? He either seems to be a big time DuDe or eye candy of everyone.
    Who is HE? He just won another admirer from overseas.

    Brotherly yours
    Zaid

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