بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
"Reviving the Islamic Spirit" convention is an attempt by the youth to help overcome new challenges of communication and integration. The convention aims to promote stronger ties within the North American Society through reviving the Islamic tradition of education, tolerance and introspection, and across cultural lines through points of commonality and respect.
Furthermore, the convention will be a celebration of our identity and Islamic faith. To help attain these ideals, the convention will feature a wide range of voices from various parts of the world.
This convention is not organized by any organization and does not engage in any ideological discourse. It showcases Islamic leadership from across the globe sharing a common platform before the widest cross section of our community. This program hopes to empower the youth across North America and inspire a true revival.
Reviving the Islamic Spirit or RIS 2012 with theme “Divine Light for Living Right: Prophetic Guidance in the Midst of Modern Darkness” held recently on the 21, 22 and 23 located in downtown toronto, Canada and was also attended by scholars as well as international Muslim scholars and professionals such as Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah (Mauritania ), Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson (Zaytuna college) Shaykh Muhamed Jibreel (World Famous Qari – Egypt), Prof Tariq Ramadan (Switzerland ) Shaykh Sulaiman Moola ( South Africa ) , Ustad Nouman Ali Khan ( Founder of Bayyinah Institute) Sr. Yasmin Mogahed (Activist) and many other’s.
Among the words of Islamic scholars and professionals around the world that I could collect for your inspiration.
"The Quran says "speak good to all people" not'speak good only to Muslims"- Al Habib Ali al-Jifri
"True freedom is found in liberating oneself from the whims of the ego." - Al Habib Ali Al Jifri
"Preserve everything that leads to Him (Authentic Islamic art, etc)." - Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
"The body that we attend to is only temporary, the soul that we neglect is forever". - Yasmin Mogahed
"If you are not happy with yourself, know that he (God) is not far from you. Allahu Alim" - Prof Tariq Ramadan
"Your heart can get something from the Quran that is hidden from the mind " - Prof Tariq Ramadan
"Those who struggle the most, get the most reward. It's not about quantity but rather about quality. Quality of effort" - Dr Sulaiman Moola
"Whatever life throws at us there are only two ways in which we can respond we can either be Bitter or Better" - Dr Sulaiman Moola
"We Cannot All Do Great Things, But We Can Do Small Things In A Great Way" – Dr Sulaiman Molla
If you want infinity, the finite should be valueless – Dr Mokhtar Maghraoui
Power comes from knowing your weaknesses - Prof Tariq Ramadan
Reviving Islamic Spirit 2012 giving inspiration to start the new year 2013.. see you next year..
"A Unique Youth Effort"