24th Annual QSS Convention (Updated #8)

It’s that time of year again, people. I’m sorry to get this information out to you guys so late (I actually received notice of it almost two weeks ago). This year’s annual convention is scheduled for Christmas weekend (Dec. 24-26) and will be held at the Embers Banquet Hall (which happens to be the building QSSC is hoping to purchase).


So far, the invited speakers for the conference include:

  • Shaikh Ali bin Hasan al-Halabi
  • Shaikh Abdullah Shuraikah
  • Shaikh Abu Islam Salih bin Taha Abdil-Wahid
  • Shaikh Salih an-Nami
  • Shaikh Muhammad Musa Nasr (added on the updated flyer) (from what I’m told, Shaikh Abu Anas will not be able to attend as he cannot get time off from his duties at the University he teaches at).

With more to be announced at a later date. Keep an eye on the QSSC.org site for updates.

[Update :: Feb. 18, 2011]

I’m currently at home and hopefully will be heading to the Abu Huraira Center soon for the conference. I thought I’d post up an update on the speakers for those of you waiting to hear of their arrivals and whatnot. I can tell you that Shaikh Abu Islam is here, as he gave the Friday sermon at QSS today. On the QSS site, they’ve got that Shaikhs Abu Anas and Salih an-Nami are here as well. I’m told that Shaikh Abdullah Shuraikah should be here already, but that Shaikh Ali Hasan was not able to get his visa (this bit of news isn’t confirmed yet … just something someone told me today).

Past updates:

[Update :: Dec. 18, 2010]

This past Friday, after the sermon, Abdulmonem announced that there has been some issues with the invited shaikhs getting their visas. As has happened before a couple of times, a couple of the shaikhs have been told they’ll get the visas, but haven’t received them yet. A couple of others have been told that they’ll get visas for January, which unfortunately won’t be of any good to  us. If the first couple shaikhs don’t end up getting their visas in time (or at all), the conference may have to be postponed to a later date.

Please keep an eye out for more updates, Allah willing.

[Update :: Dec. 21, 2010]

I’ve been informed that the conference has officially been postponed and will be rescheduled to some time in February from the looks of things. Please keep an eye out for more updates, Allah willing.

For those still looking for an event to attend, the Abu Huraira Center is having their annual winter conference titled “The Return of Jesus Ibn Maryam” during the Christmas weekend (Dec. 24-26). My friends Navaid Aziz and Moutasem Alhameedy (who’s tentative) are on the list of invited speakers. You can find more information on this event at Abu Huraira’s website.

[Update :: Dec. 22, 2010]

The rescheduled dates for the  24th Annual QSS Convention have been announced. The conference will be held over the Family Day weekend, Feb. 18-20, 2011. As usual, please stay tuned for more updates as the dates draw near.

[Update :: Feb. 5, 2011]

There were some convention related announcements from Abdulmonem this past Friday sermon. Firstly, regarding the invited shaikhs, 3 of them have received visas: Shaikhs Abdullah Shuraikah and Salih an-Nami from Kuwait, and Shaikh Abu Islam Salih bin Taha Abdil-Wahid from Jordan. Secondly, there has been a change of venue as the Embers Banquet Hall is no longer available. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding where the convention will be held.

[Update :: Feb. 11, 2011]

QSS has announced that a new venue has been secured for the conference. The conference will now be held at the Abu Huraira Center and will now run through Friday, February 18, 2011 to Monday, February 21, 2011. All shaikhs have confirmed their visas, except for Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi, whose visa is still pending. Schedule for the conference should be posted on the QSSC site.

Edit: I forgot to mention that there is now an entrance fee for the conference (previously the fee was only “suggested”, i.e., you were encouraged to pay, but not required). The conference will be $20 for the 4 days, with family packages available. The invited speakers will also be with us here in Toronto until February 28th and giving talks at various locations around the GTA. There are more details on the QSSC site, so be sure to check it out and keep an eye out for updates.

[Update :: Feb. 14, 2011]

Here’s a pleasant surprise. QSS has just announced that Shaikh Abu Anas Muhammad Musa Nasr will in fact be joining us for this conference. He’s scheduled to arrive this Wednesday (Feb. 16, 2011) and will be staying with us for about a week. Great news!


About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

4 Responses to 24th Annual QSS Convention (Updated #8)

  1. Mehdi Sheikh says:

    Assalamualaikum Akh Rasheed,

    I know Sh. Al-Halabi and Sh Nasr, but who are the others?

  2. Wa ‘alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullah, bro Mehdi. It’s been sometime. I hope you’re well, insha’allah.

    Shaikh Abu Islam is one of Shaikh al-Albani’s older students. He also studied under Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Adhim bin Badawi from what I’ve been told. I remember hearing a long time ago that he’s the khatib that Shaikh Ali goes to listen to back home in Jordan; and Allah is more knowledgeable.

    The other two are from Kuwait. Other than that, I don’t know much about them myself.

  3. Mohamed Benketira says:

    Shaykh Abu Islam is one of my favourite lecturers. I wish I never knew that he is coming to Toronto and I will not be there to attend. Qadara Allahu wa mash’a Fa-3il. I heard shaykh Al-Albani (May Allah have mercy on him) used to attend his Jumua khutbas.

  4. abenefitaday says:


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