Ali Hasan al-Halabi Visit to Toronto 2013

It slipped my mind to post up about this conference, but since my blog’s been pretty dead the last few years, can you really blame me? This is Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi’s first visit to Toronto in about four years or so. The shaikh’s been invited several times between then and now, but for some reason, hasn’t been all that lucky getting a visa to allow him to enter the country. To Allah is the praise, this time he was able to obtain one and he’s been here with us for the past week, having arrived on Saturday, August 31st.

He’s been giving regular talks from September 1st, up until today, which should be his last scheduled talk. I, myself, haven’t been able to attend any of the talks due to my work schedule, but the praise is Allah’s, I did get a chance to drop by QSSC at the end of the first Sunday of the shaikh’s visit (Sept. 1st), and see and greet the shaikh. I also got the opportunity to see and hang with my dear friends Abu Usamah Atthahabi and Navaid Aziz, who dropped by after their talks at this year’s Words of Wisdom Conference were done. I also got to spend some time with a couple of my dear friends, Ali Sabir and Amer Shoeb, from QSSNA in Detroit—not too bad a consolation prize, me thinks.

In any case, for those of you, who like me, missed the talks live, I thought I’d post the videos that have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Videos are after the jump (I’ll also update to post the remaining videos being recorded today when they’re uploaded all videos are up).

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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 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:

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My Spiritual Fix

Not enjoying life? Feeling distanced from your Creator? Nothing you do feels blessed? Lost your motivation and passion? It may be time for a spiritual fix.

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Inattentiveness & the Motor City

Some of you guys (especially those subscribed to my blog) may have noticed a post put up a few days ago titled, Montrealers! Head “Towards the Truth”, which disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.

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Helping Yourself Seek Knowledge

I received the following email from brother Navaid Aziz. Some brothers here in the West had asked him for help in formulating a methodology for learning Islamic knowledge on their own. He encouraged those who received the email to forward it or post it to the various Islamic messageboard sites. I thought I’d post it here for those of you who visit my blog. Feel free to spread it to whoever you feel will benefit. I’ve edited it slightly (mostly spelling and translating some Arabic phrases into English), so if it differs from other copies you might receive, that’s why.

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What Makes Great Leaders?

I received this nice quote from Shaikh of Islam Ibn Taimiyyah via email. May Allah reward and bless brother Navaid Aziz for translating it and sending it out. It’s definitely one to remember.

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Death: More Than Just an Individual’s Life Being Taken Away

I received the following email yesterday (May 3, 2007). It was written by a dear friend of mine who is currently studying at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. His grandfather (may Allah have mercy on him) died recently and he wrote this reminder about death to his friends. I thought I would share it with those of you who visit my blog in hopes that what he (may Allah reward him greatly, increase him in patience, and make his heart at ease) wrote may benefit you in some way.

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