Alhamdulillah, SeekersGuidance attended the 8th Annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention this past weekend in Toronto,  Canada. This year’s convention featured Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Shaykh Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri,  Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Mokhtar Magroui, Shaykh Abdallah Idris Ali, Imam Tahir Anwar, Shaykh Suleiman Mulla, Ustadha Zainab Alwani, Dr. Sherman Jackson, Dr. Tariq Suwaidan, Tariq Ramadan, Amr Khaled,  Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Sr. Tayyiba Taylor, and others. Allah Made Me Funny and Junaid Jamshed gave highly entertaining performances. Over 17,000 people attended this years conference.

SeekersGuidance set up its first booth at a conference. The booth featured our scholars, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Omar Qureshi, and Mufti Umer Ismail as well as Nader Khan who gave a live performance of one of his latest songs “Alhamdulillah.” We launched the 2010 Winter Semester with a 15% discount for on-site registration.

Here are some pictures from the conference:

Shaykh Faraz along with many others welcoming Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri to the convention.

Sh. Faraz introduces Sidi Nasir al-Amin of the excellent  ALIF project to Shaykh Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri. ALIF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting orphans and vulnerable children.

Shaykh Faraz showing Mufti Umer Ismail the new homepage

Shaykh Faraz showing Mufti Umer Ismail the new homepage. Mufti Umer teaches two tajweed courses at SeekersGuidance.

World-famous graphic designer Peter Gould jokingly to convince Shaykh Faraz to sign up for a course. Peter's firm, Azaan, designed the new SG banner and logo.

World-famous graphic designer Peter Gould jokingly to convince Shaykh Faraz to sign up for a course. Peter’s firm, Azaan, designed the new SG banner and logo.

 

A computer monitor featuring the newly redesigned homepage for the SeekersGuidance site

A computer monitor featuring the newly redesigned homepage for the SeekersGuidance site

 

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad meeting with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in the bazaar.

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad meeting with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani in the bazaar. Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad is the founder and director of the Cambridge Muslim College and prominent scholar of international repute. He has recently translated Imam al-Busiri’s Qasida Burda into English.

Nader Khan finishing up a live performance at the Firdous Books booth in order to bring awareness to the "Winter Feed Me Campaign" put together by Relief Works

Nader Khan finishing up a live performance at the Firdous Books booth in order to bring awareness to the “Winter Feed Me Campaign” recently launched by Relief Works. 

SeekersGuidance met with key individuals from the Fawakih Institute to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the two institutes. Here, Shaykh Faraz is talking with Saad Ansari over lunch.

SeekersGuidance met with key individuals from the Fawakih Institute to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the two institutes. Fawakih Institute provides 3 1-month summer intensives focusing on Arabic and Islamic Studies. Here, Shaykh Faraz is talking with Saad Ansari over lunch meeting between the two organizations.

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