Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recap on Islamic Awareness Week

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

First let me apoligize for not posting in a while. Right after Islamic Awareness week, I got the flu, I think my immune system was low due to the lots of driving around and of course it rained in Montego Bay. But Alhamdullilah, I'm fine now, just been a little busy with some projects at work.

The seminars were excellent MashaAllah. Brothers Abu Khadeejah of salafipublications and Abu Hakim Bilal Davis are really vibrant speakers MashaAllah. This was the first event of this kind being held in Jamaica and InshaAllah there will be more to come.

They said they have never travelled to any country where the people were more open to dawah as here in Jamaica, they loved it here, and may be coming back to do more seminars in the near future InshaAllah.

There was good turnout at the seminars in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville Alhamdullilah. They also held small classes in St. Mary but I was not able to attend those.

They spoke on various topics including Islam's solution to crime and violence and achieving security, death and the day of judgment and the importance of knowledge. The lecturers were inspiring, upliftibg, educational and especially in the case of the lecture on death and the day of judgement, heart wrenching. It really helped to put things in perspective for me and others who attended. MashaAllah all in all it was pretty good and I look forward to more InshaAllah.
In fact tonight (June 9th, 2009) there will be a recording of their Interview with Ian Boyne on the TV programme 'Religious Hardtalk' InshaAllah. All of you here in Jamaica, be sure to tune in to TVJ at 9:00 pm.
Rumour has it that another overseas speaker may be coming later in the Summer InshaAllah.


  1. Salaams sis, we missed your posts. Alhamdulillah you're better!
    The lectures sound really good, do you think there would be a recording on it?
    Mashallah you're so close to Trinidad, it would be nice for you to join us there inshallah in September!!
    Barakallahu feeki

  2. Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah Sis Cushitic Girl, they did lectures in Trinidad prior to coming to Jamaica too. On the original flier from spubs they said the Trinidad and Tobago recordings would be on paltalk, but I'll ask around InshaAllah about recordings of the Jamaican lectures. The episode of Religious Hardtalk tonight was pretty good too, MashaAllah. I'll see if I can get a copy of that also InshaAllah.

    In terms of Trinidad I am up in the air about any permanent moves right now, I want to get married first InshaAllah and then make a move. But JazakAllah khair, maybe I can come visit you when you get there InshaAllah :)

  3. Inshallah we'll make the big step at our own paces. I'm not ready yet for somethng permanent just yet, but there's a week long retreat this September 30th until 7th of October with lectures on the modern world, riba, and the signs of qiyamat.
    It's on this website:
    Inshallah it looks to be amazing. Would love for you to join!

  4. Alhamdulilah you're feeling better! Look forward to many more posts InshaAllah!

  5. JazakAllah Khayr Sis Sacrifice4Allah. Sis Cushitic Girl, I checked out the website, JazakAllah Khayr for the link and I downloaded one of his books, I don't think I'd be able to make it to the retreat though, but Shukran for the info :)

  6. assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu glad you went there Alhamdoulilah

  7. Wa alaikim salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh Sister Habibiti. Me too :)