Imam Suhaib Webb coming to Ilmfest in Baltimore this weekend!


InshaAllah, Imam Suhaib Webb will be speaking at Ilmfest 2009 in Baltimore this weekend. Ilmfest is a two day conference organized by AlMaghrib Institute. This year it will be at the Baltimore convention center on Saturday October 2 to Sunday October 3, 2009. Click here for more information and be sure to register.

It’s $30 if you pay online. If you didn’t pay before, then it’s $40 at the door.

Sources: AlMaghrib Forums, Twitter

Muslim Link Newspaper Refuses to Advertise events with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf’s name on it

Update: For those who want to contact The Muslim Link, here is their email address.

The Muslim Link has refused to advertise a fundraiser event for an Islamic School in Baltimore (Al Rahmah School Educational Trust – ASET) because the event’s speaker is Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. Now if the Muslim Link newspaper called itself the MyJamaat Link newspaper I wouldn’t care if they didn’t advertise an Islamic School fundraiser event with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. That actually would make sense, but when the newspaper claims to be the “Muslim Link” and advertises to all the Muslim communities throughout the MD-DC-VA, why would it discriminate against such a mainstream and widely recognized speaker like Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.
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AlMaghrib finally puts a sister on stage – Dalia Mogahed to be speaking at Ilmfest 2009 in Baltimore

Much respect to AlMaghrib Institute for inviting probably one of the most active Muslim American sisters in the national community. Dalia Mogahed along with Sh. Yasir Qadhi, Sh. Waleed Basyouni, Sh. AbdulBary Yahya, Sh. Mohammed Faqih, Sh. Yaser Birjas, Imam Safi Khan and Baba Ali will be the speakers at Ilmfest 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland during the weekend of October 3rd and 4th.

Ilmfest is the AlMaghrib run yearly conference that brings many of it’s instructors together. You an find out more information here.

Visiting the Rihla 2009 in Maryland – Real Students of Knowledge, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf the Football Player

Alhamdulillah I had the honor of visiting Imam Zaid Shakir with a few brothers from Al-Madina Institute at the 2009 Rihla Deen Intensive program to discuss the United Against Malaria event and other items. I was very impressed at the calmness and collective coolness of everyone present. It was probably around 150 total people that I saw there. The organizers didn’t harass us or check for any name tags. In fact when we entered, no one really questioned us. We asked to pray since we arrived just after they had finished praying Salat-ul-Maghrib. No one else had them on but you still can recognize people who’ve been part of the program for a week and then 4 random brothers walking in looking all around like it was their first time (which it really was). A brother showed us a room. We later found out that he was one of the main organizers.   Respectable adab (character, etc.) is a clear sign of a true student of knowledge. These are hard to come by today. You only find them at programs like this.
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Project Downtown in Baltimore – Helping the homeless

On Saturday May 16, 2009 at the Echo House Multi-Service Center in Baltimore City their will be meeting to pack and distribute sandwiches to homeless people at 10 am to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in serving humanity by providing for those in need.

The address is: 1705 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21223.