A jammed-packed 2 days of Inspiration
to a friend
The 5th Annual Youth Conference
Influential international and local speakers united for the 5th Annual Youth Conference in Lower Mainland. "When the World Changed" presented by Ajyal for Youth Development Society, was a conference that focused on the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alihi Wa Sallam). This 2-day event was the largest Muslim Conference in Western Canada, with the attendees’ number exceeded the 700 targeted participants.
The audience members had the opportunity to hear lectures from Dr. Bilal Philips (Qatar), Abu Usamah At-Thahabi (UK), Abdulbary Yahya (USA) and Ayman Al-Najjar (Local). There was a special session allocated to sisters only, given by Sr. Yasmin (wife of Dr. Bilal Philips) and our own local speakers, Sr. Hafsa Dean and Sr. Hawa Warsame. The guests covered topics such as the strong character of the prophet, his dealings with non-Muslims, the youth, and the message that he came with to name a few.
On the entertainment side, former rapper Muslim Belal (UK) began by sharing his inspiring childhood story and how he came to Islam, followed by amazing performances of spoken word poetry, which left the audience in awe. Award winning writer, poet and story-teller Boonaa Mohammed, closed the event with a theatrical journey recounting the tale of the Last and Final Testament through live Spoken Word Poetry and Qu`ran recitation.
The event was indeed a great success with the help of Allaah (SWT), then the efforts and dedication of the fabulous management team and the hard working volunteers.
Finally, the emaan boosting lectures, and the inspiring performances, are bound to leave lasting effects insha'Allaah.