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Convention Program

A varied array of topics

FRIDAY

22nd December

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Friday Prayer

English Sermon by imam Zaid Shakir

Arabic khutba and prayer led by Maulana Tariq Jamil

Maulana Tariq Jameel

1:30PM - 2:50PM
Session 1

Enjoining Right and Rejecting Wrong:
Faith, Knowledge, and Activism

Quran Recitation / Shaykh Yahya Rhodus / Imam Sulaymaan Hamed / Ustadha Ieasha Prime

Imam Sulaimaan Hamed

2:50PM - 3:20PM
Salat

‘Asr Prayer Break

3:20PM - 3:50PM
Session 2

I’ve Been Down So Long, It Looks Up To Me: Combating Grief in an Age of Grievances

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed
Sister Yasmin Mogahed

3:50PM - 4:45PM
Session 3

Vive la Différence: Let Differences Live

Sister Aisha al-Adawiya / Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

Sister Aisha al-AdawiyaDr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

4:45PM - 6:15PM
Break

Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

6:15PM - 6:45PM
Session 4

A Plague of Dunces: Modern Muslim Discourse

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

6:45PM - 7:10PM

Session 5

The Power of Positivity: Negating the Negative

Ryan Harris (NFL Super Bowl Champion)

Ryan Harris - NFL Super Bowl Champion

7:10PM - 7:30PM
Session 6

The Art of Engagement: Reviving the Human Connection

Maryum Ali (Daughter of Muhammad Ali)

Maryum Ali

7:30PM - 8:00PM

Salat

‘Isha Prayer Break

8:00PM - 8:30PM
Session 7

The Myth of Religious Violence in Islam

Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

9:15PM - 9:45PM
Session 9

The World Needs More Canada: Celebrating 150

Dawud Wharnsby Ali

Dawud Wharnsby Ali

9:45PM - 10:15PM
Session 10

Time For An Honest (Muslim) Conversation

Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan

10:15PM - 11:00PM
Session 11

Looking Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World

Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Dr. Yasir Qadhi

SATURDAY

23rd December

10:00AM - 10:50AM
Session 12

The Sunnah of Mercy: Finding Peace Through Forgiveness

Quran Recitation / Shaykh Yahya Rhodus / Dr. Ali Ataie

Dr. Ali Ataie

10:50AM - 11:20AM
Session 13

The Post Truth Society: When Feelings Overwhelm Facts

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

11:20AM - 12:00PM
Session 14

Finding Truth in a Meaningless World

Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Salat

Lunch and Duhr Prayer Break

1:30PM - 2:10PM
Session 15

Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy

Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy

3:15PM - 4:00PM
Session 17

Three Evils of Society: Deconstructing the Islamophobia Machinery

Dr. Hatem Bazian

Dr. Hatem Bazian

4:00PM - 4:45PM
Session 18

A Forgotten People: The Rohingya Muslims in the Midst of Terror

Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

4:45PM - 6:00PM
Break

Extended Bazaar Break

Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

6:00PM - 6:50PM
Session 19

Keep Calm and Trust in God:
Remembering God in Adversity

Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla

Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla

6:50PM - 7:45PM
Session 20

Whither Islam? Rebooting our Faith – 1

Maulana Tariq Jamil

Maulana Tariq Jameel

7:45PM - 8:15PM
Salat

‘Isha Prayer Break

8:15PM - 8:40PM
Session 21

Help! My Religion’s Been Hijacked!

Salma Yaqoob

Sister Salma Yaqoub 

8:40PM - 9:00PM
Session 22

Standing Tall Through It All

Mahmoud Abdul – Rauf (NBA Player)

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - Former NBA Player

9:00PM - 9:40PM
Session 23

Even if Against Yourselves

Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson

Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson

9:40PM - 10:15PM
Session 24

Western Islam: Charting Our Own Road Ahead

Imam Zaid Shakir

SUNDAY

24th December

10:00AM - 10:50 AM
Session 26

Takin’ it to the Streets: Islam in the Inner Cities and Prisons

Quran Recitation / Imam Ibrahim Abu Gemali / Asma Hanif / Gemali Ibrahim / Imam Enrique Rashid

Imam S. T. IbrahimGemali IbrahimEnrique Rasheed

10:50AM - 11:45 AM
Session 27

Family Matters: Bridging the Gap Between Ideals and Reality

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed / Imam Mohamed Magid

Sister Yasmin MogahedImam Mohamed Magid

11:45am - 1:30pm
Salat

Lunch and Duhr Prayer Break

1:30pm - 2:05PM
Session 28

Islam and the Crisis of Authority

Dr. Mona Hasan

Dr. Mona Hassan

2:05PM - 2:45PM
Session 29

Moving Towards the Third Resurrection: A Guide for the Confused of Our Time

Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson

Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson

2:45PM - 3:15PM
Salat

‘Asr Prayer Break

3:15PM - 3:45PM

Session 30

Fake News or No News? When Media Becomes the Enemy

Wajahat Ali

Wajahat Ali

3:45PM - 4:45PM

Session 31

Honoring Women: A Forgotten Sunnah

Ustadha Ieasha Prime / Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy

Ustadha Ieasha PrimeShaykh Muhammad Ninowy

4:45PM - 6:00PM

Break

Extended Bazaar Break

Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

6:00PM - 6:45PM
Session 32

In Defense of the Divine: Restoring the Sanctity of the Sacred

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda

6:45PM - 7:50PM
Session 33

Whither Islam? Rebooting our Faith – 2

Maulana Tariq Jamil

Maulana Tariq Jameel

7:50PM - 8:20PM
Salat

‘Isha Prayer Break

8:20PM - 9:05PM
Session 34

Salute Your Roots: How to Truly Belong

Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

9:05 - 9:50PM
Session 35

A Timeless Tale: Wisdoms from the Life of Prophet Yusuf

Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla

Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla

9:50 - 10:05PM
Session 35

A Timeless Tale: Wisdoms from the Life of Prophet Yusuf

Qari Saad Nomani

 

10:10PM - 11:00PM
Session 36: Closing Session

When the Center Can’t Hold:
Finding Stability in A World Out of Balance

Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah (Video Message) / Imam Zaid Shakir

Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah

11:00PM
Closing

Closing Dua with Scholars