The IAR Muslim Youth Coalition and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) Southeast are organizing a one-day youth conference, "UNO Day Youth Conference" to be held on Saturday November 10 at the Islamic Center of Raleigh.
In Between The Two Wings
The theme of the conference, In Between The Two Wings, is inspired by Ibn Qayyim's (May Allah be pleased with him) analogy about Fear, Hope and Love of Allah.
Faith is like a bird with two wings. One wing is the wing of fear and the other is the wing of hope/great expectations. The wings keep the bird in balance. If one wing is heavier than the other then the bird will not be able to fly.
We have to balance hope and fear. If we have too much hope then it is imbalance because too much hope can lead to indifference and causes us to become complacent in worshipping Allah. Indifference means that we become heedless and careless.
If fear becomes too strong, stronger than the hope, then it will cause an imbalance due to the fact that it eventually leads to despair. Despair is an imbalance and you need to balance fear with good expectations to cure yourself from despair which is a disease.
We have two new speakers who will join us for the first time, Sh Ahmad Musa Jibrel & Sr Yasemin Inal.
Here is the complete lineup of speakers for the conference: Sh Ahmad Musa Jibrel , Imam Sameh Asal, SrYasemin Inal, Br Muamar Dahnoun, Br Amin Asfari and Br Anas Askar
Short Biography on Sh Ahmad Musa Jibrel
Sheikh Ahmad Jibrel is a graduate from Medinah University in the field of Shari'ah. He spent a portion of his life in Saudi Arabia and the remainder in the United States. He currently resides in the United States and has spent many years teaching classes to the community.
Short Biography on Sr Yasemin Inal
She is the Founder and CEO of Amplify Your Dreams, Inc. where she empowers youth to turn their challenges into opportunities so that they can turn their dreams into reality. She travels locally and nationally to seminars, and conferences to speak on topics that deal with career and academic goals, finding one's voice, living a healthy and balanced life, and leadership. She is passionate about organic living, health and fitness, and empowering youth and women through education and leadership.
Registration and Cost
Please use the following Registration Form to sign up for the conference.
The cost is $10 which includes two meals.