Convention Program

Improved & Engaging Format

Friday

20th Dec. 2019

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Jumma Prayer

1:30PM – 2:30PM
Heart Series 1

The Quran and the Prophet:
Lessons of Love

Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy
Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy

2:30PM – 3:15PM
RIS Talk 1

A Return to Virtue:
Educating Our Children
in Modern Times

Sister Aisha Gray Henry
Imam Ibrahim Abu Gemali

3:15PM – 3:45PM
RIS Talk 2

Respond With Beauty:
Making Friends of Foes

Ustadh Yahya Rhodus
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

3:45PM – 5:30PM

‘Asr Prayer / Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

5:30PM – 6:00PM
RIS Talk 3

Blurring the Lines:
The War on Fitrah

Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight
Ustadha Nuriddeen Knight

Interlude
Jae Deen

6:00PM – 6:30PM
RIS Talk 4

Looking for Utopia:
Between Ideals and Reality

Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans
Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans

6:30PM – 7:00PM
RIS Talk 5

Winners and Losers:
The Qur’anic End Game

Imam Yasir Fahmy 
Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

7:00PM – 7:30PM
RIS Talk 6

Light Upon Light:
The Unity of Reason and Revelation

Dr. Bruno Guiderdoni
Dr. Bruno Guiderdoni

Interlude
Isam Bachiri (Outlandish)
Isam Bachiri

7:30PM – 8:00PM
RIS Talk 7

Final Solution?:
Why Kashmir Matters
Dr. Dalia Fahmy

Dr. Dalia Fahmy

8:00PM – 8:30PM
RIS Talk 8

When the World Turns Away
Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

8:30PM – 9:00PM
RIS Talk 9

The Pathology of Ideology:
Reviving the Prophetic Concept of Peace
Joram Van Klaveren

Joram van Klaveren

9:00PM – 9:30PM
RIS Talk 10

Transform the Home, Transform the World
Imam Siraj Wahhaj 

Imam Siraj Wahhaj

9:30PM – 10:45PM
Mind Series 1

Breach of Trust:
Leadership and the Ethics of Accountability

Panel – Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans / Ustadha Ieasha Prime / Ustadha Zaynab Ansari / Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

10:45PM – 11:15PM
Special Screening of
Narrative Film

Apocalypse


Canadian Premier at RIS

Saturday

21st Dec. 2019

10:00AM – 10:50AM
Heart Series 2
“Ask Your Lord for Forgiveness, then Turn Back to Him.”
(11:3)

Remorse and Repentance: Returning to the Creator

Ustadh Yahya Rhodus
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

10:50AM – 11:40AM
Heart Series 3
“If You are Grateful, I will Surely Increase You..” (14:7)

Gratitude:
The Key to Success

Shaykh Faraz A Khan
Shaykh Faraz Khan

11:40AM – 12:30PM
Heart Series 4
“So Endure Patiently with a Beautiful Patience” (70:5)

Beautiful Patience in the Life of a Believer

Mufti Hussain Kamani
Mufti Hussain Kamani

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Lunch and Duhr Prayer Break

2:00PM – 3:30PM
Mind Series 2

From the Pulpit to the Picketline:
Bridging the Scholar-Activist Divide


Panel – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi / Dr. Dalia Fahmy /Shaykh Omar Sulieman /Sister Amira ElGhawaby
With Live Audience Questions

3:30PM – 5:30PM

Extended Bazaar Break

Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

5:30PM – 6:30PM
RIS Talk 11

“Which of the Favors of Your Lord Will You Deny?”

Maulana Tariq Jameel
Maulana Tariq Jamil

6:30PM – 7:15PM
RIS Talk 12

The Friction of Factions:
The Boundaries of Faith and Tolerance

Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

Interlude
Khaled Siddiq

7:15PM – 7:45PM
RIS Talk 13

Men and Women:
Guardians for One Another

Ustadha Ieasha Prime
Ustadha Ieasha Prime

7:45PM – 8:30PM
RIS Talk 14

Like Burning Coal:
Keeping the Faith in a Faithless Age

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi

8:30PM – 9:15PM
RIS Talk 15

An Ocean of Mercy:
Finding Solace in the Book of Allah

Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla
Shaykh Sulaiman Mulla

Interlude
InTeam
InTeam

9:15PM – 10:00PM
RIS Talk 16

Walk With Humility, Talk With Sincerity
Imam Siraj Wahhaj 

Imam Siraj Wahhaj

10:00PM – 10:30PM
RIS Talk 17

Isms and Schisms:
Mending Hearts in a World Divided
Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Shaykh Omar Suleiman

10:30PM – 11:00PM
RIS Talk 18

Vision 2020:
Rewriting Our Story

Imam Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir

Sunday

22nd Dec. 2019

10:00AM – 10:50AM
Heart Series 5
“If You are True Believers, Put Your Trust in God.” (5:23)

Divine Trust: Reliance on the One Who Never Disappoints

Imam Yasir Fahmy 
Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

10:50AM – 11:45AM
Heart Series 6
“And He is With You Wherever You May Be.” (57:4)

Spiritual Vigilance:
The Secrets of Mindfulness

Shaykh Omar Suleiman
Shaykh Omar Suleiman

11:45AM – 12:30PM
Heart Series 7
“Every Soul Shall Taste Death”
(3:185)

‘Be in This World as a Traveller’:
Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Lunch and Duhr Prayer Break

2:00PM – 2:45PM
Mind Series 3

A Dialogue on the Question of Cosmology: Traditional and Modern Understandings


A Conversation with Dr. Bruno Guiderdoni and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

2:45PM – 3:30PM
Mind Series 4

“Just Enough Religion to Hate”


A Conversation with Joram van Klaveren and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Interlude

Hip Hop: Muslim Americans’ Shaping of Global Youth Culture

Brother Ali
Brother Ali

3:30PM – 5:30PM

Extended Bazaar Break

‘Asr Prayer / Maghrib Prayer / Dinner Break

Interlude
Ustadh Rafaqat Ali Khan
Ustadh Rafaqat Ali Khan

5:30PM – 6:30PM
RIS Talk 19

Who Are the Lovers of the Beloved?

Maulana Tariq Jameel
Maulana Tariq Jamil

6:30PM – 7:15PM
RIS Talk 20

As Above, So Below:
Aligning Our Bodies and Souls with the Heavens

Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy / Ustadha Saara Sabbagh
Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy / Ustadha Saara Sabbagh

7:15PM – 8:00PM
RIS Talk 21

Sacred Harmony: Islam, Man, and the Order of Nature

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

8:00PM – 8:45PM
RIS Talk 22

God First:
Victory Through Surrender

Sister Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
Sister Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

8:45PM – 9:15PM
RIS Talk 23

The Difficulty of Mildness

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

9:15PM – 9:45PM
RIS Talk 24

The Change Generation:
Our Youth, Our Hope
Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif

Interlude
Dawud Wharnsby Ali
Dawud Wharnsby

9:45PM – 10:45PM
RIS Talk 25

Verily, He Was a Walking Qur’an

Mufti Hussain Kamani
Imam Zaid Shakir

Closing Dua

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi

*All program timings are tentative and subject to changes.