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We are not in this alone. Allah created us to have partners in our journey through this world. What can we learn from the original pair that made them complement each other, building the best relationships radiating throughout all walks of life?
While humanity started off with the perfect pair, challenges were bound to arise as we are imperfect. Sometimes those closest to us are the biggest tests in our lives. Gain inspiration from Noah's obedience to Allah and patience with his family and community through stormy weather.
Abraham's quest for the truth began from his very early years. Trace his profound journey with his family as Abraham reimagines the building of a nation on the bedrock of sacrifice and unyielding trust in Allah. What does it look like for a whole family to be ready to give anything for Allah's sake?
Job went from having it all to having nothing. In one moment, his wealth, health and family vanished, leaving him with a huge test from Allah. Relive Job's beautiful patience in the face of hardship and taste the fruits his perseverance ultimately bears.
From the refugee crisis to police brutality, social justice movements are as relevant today as they have been before. Reflect on the story of Moses, a prophet who stood up to injustice, a man who dealt with the Pharoah and guided the Children of Israel, and apply these timeless lessons today.
Ambition, youth, power, all combined with the blessing of Prophethood, created an enduring legacy for David. His relationship with his son coalesced into a bond of trust and companionship. David's legacy reveals the power of words and making a difference with the resources at hand.
It's easy to walk away from your responsibilities. Jonah started down this path, but was reminded quickly, repented, and went back to a nation of 100,000+ that ended up converting to Islam. Reflect on your responsibilities, commit to the path of repentance, and dream of the amazing rewards that await you.
Jesus raptured those around him from infancy. The miracles bestowed upon him by God attest to his divine stature. And his story is still unfinished as the community anticipates his return to lead one of the last nations and fight the Antichrist. Immerse yourself in a story that still has a chapter remaining.
The Last Prophet was the best of man. Emulate the Sunnah by examining his profound relations with his friends, his family and the community he led through the darkness and toward the light of Islam. Challenge yourself to imagine the Sunnah and address community dynamics today.
Join the panel of speakers as they discuss the current reality of the Ummah, and in particular, Muslims living in America. What are some real challenges that our youth are facing today? How can each one of us contribute within our communities, families and as individuals to leave a legacy as the Best of Nations?
London, United Kingdom
Ustadh Hamza Tzortzis is an international public speaker on Islam, writer and researcher. He is an instructor for Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) and AlKauthar Institute, and delivers workshops, seminars and courses on the foundations of Islamic thought.
Sheikh Alaa Elsayed is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA and Chairman of the National Zakat Foundation. He has taught thousands of students with AlKauthar Institute and appeared as a speaker on Islam on various television channels.
Sheikh Daood Butt completed his Bachelors in Islamic Theology from the Islamic University of Madinah and his Masters from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. He is now an international public speaker at various conferences, lectures, and TV stations around the world.
Imam Zia Sheikh, PhD is the Imam of the Islamic Center of Irving, an instructor for Bayyinah Institute, and author of 'Islam: Silencing the Critics.' He is a Hafidh of the Qur'an, holds a Masters in Arabic & Islamic Theology, and received his PhD from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
New Jersey, USA
Sheikh Okasha Kameny is the Director of the Quran Program at Al-Minhaal Academy in New Jersey. He is a hafidh of the Qur'an and received an ijazah in its 10 major recitations. He has also memorized major books of Hadith, including Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.
Imam Karim AbuZaid is the Imam of Dar Al-Tawheed in Colorado. He is a PhD Candidate in Islamic Studies at the American Open University, and teaches for Mishkah University and Islamic Online University. He is a talk show host at GuideUS TV & Huda TV.
Sheikh Haroon Baqai is the Principal of Al-Huda School in Maryland. He holds an Ijazah in Hafs 'an 'Asim, and has studied at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia. He has also authored a book entitled, 'Let’s Beautify Our Recitation: A Complete Handbook of Tajweed.'
New York, USA
Sheikh Mohammad Elshinawy graduated with a Bachelors in English Literature and is now studying at Mishkah University. He is a Da'wah Director at 'Muslims Giving Back' and the Imam at Muslim Community Center in Brooklyn.
GWU Lisner Auditorium
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The Twins of Faith conferences are one of the many initiatives by Mercy Mission, a non-profit Muslim community and development organization that pioneers education and social service programs across the world.