So the 25th Annual Has Come & Gone
April 10, 2012 2 Comments
The 25th annual QSS Conference has come and gone, and I’m glad I made the time to attend my first conference in quite some time. Overall it was a good weekend for me; and Allah’s is the praise.
For those of you who still visit this little inactive (and practically dead) webspace of mine wanting to know more about Shaikh Ziyâd Salîm ‘Îd al-‘Abbâdi, I found out a tiny bit more about him (other than the fact that he’s the head of the al-Albani Centre in Jordan). He’s an Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan (UofJ) in the Faculty of Shari’ah’s Foundations of the Religion division. His specialty is in the field of prophetic hadith. He received his bachelor’s degree from the UofJ in 1994, his master’s from UofJ in 1997, and his doctorate from Yarmouk University in 2006. For those of you who haven’t been watching the live stream, the shaikh has a very easy-going demeanour, and a laid-back method of teaching, which I really enjoyed seeing; may Allah bless and increase him.
The conference turnout was pretty good; the numbers weren’t anywhere close to staggering, but it was decent; and Allah’s is the praise. It was especially nice to notice the number of brothers taking notes, more than the small few I usually see at conferences. I also met a number of younger brothers for the first time and got to spend some time with them, first over dinner at one of the local pizza joints before isha’ prayer, which was great, and then with one of them and one of my dear friends at Timmy’s later for a late night session after we left the centre; good times and conversation; and Allah’s is the praise.
In any case, the shaikh’s going to be here with us until Thursday, with talks continuing at QSS. Schedule’s posted in my previous blog post. For anyone who missed out on the talks and wishes to watch them, the video recordings have been posted up (if I’m not mistaken) and can be streamed from QSSC.org.