Message from the Organisers

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim,

All praise is due to Allah, and Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon His Final Messenger, his family, his noble Companions, and all those who follow them with righteousness until the Day of Judgment.

The Straight Path Convention and its affiliated events are established to deliver da’wah and authentic knowledge. The team of management and volunteers full-heartedly do this to seek the pleasure of Allah, and they pray that Allah accepts it from them.

This article is produced to provide understanding and clarity to those who seek to understand the objectives and principles of The Straight Path. It is a concise document, and may not be conclusive or limiting, as such that more understanding of the Convention’s operations should be sought through its key individuals and organisers. To learn more about the Convention, please email us at info@thestraightpath.com.my.


 

 

Background

The Straight Path Convention is a 2-day non-profit Islamic knowledge event featuring international speakers, providing quality lectures in English according to authentic sources from Qur’an and Sunnah. The Convention reaches around 10,000 people annually from a variety of events.

The Convention was introduced in 2012 as the result of collaboration between Dakwah Corner Bookstore and Yayasan Ta’lim. It was initially branded as Mufti Menk Live in Kuala Lumpur, and evolved into The Straight Path Convention in 2015.

Since then, the Convention has also introduced book-seminars starting with Imam Al-Bukhari’s Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, presented by Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem. This is in line with the efforts to improve access and exposure of authentic knowledge in the English language within Malaysia.

VISION
Enriching the Muslims with authentic Islamic knowledge based on the Quran and Sunnah

MISSION
Hosting annual conventions and events with highly-qualified international speakers from various fields within Da’wah

OBJECTIVE
Making the knowledge of Allah accessible to the public and to deliver it to them at the highest standard possible.


 

What is “the Straight Path”?
At least 17 times each day, we recite the following verse (Al-Fatihah: 6):

 

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In a hadith by Ahmed, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ explained the meaning of the Straight Path:

One day Prophet Muhammad ﷺ drew a line in the sand for them and said, “This is Allah’s path.” He then drew several lines to the right and to the left and said, “These are the paths of misguidance on each of which is a devil inviting people to follow it.” He then recited the verse. “Verily, this is my path, leading straight, so follow it. And do not follow the other paths for they will scatter you about from Allah’s path. That is His command to you in order that you may be conscious of Allah”

This Convention is focused on delivering authentic knowledge that will remind Muslims and non-Muslim on how to remain on the straight path.


 

 

Theme & Topics

The Convention theme is suggested and selected based on contemporary issues that are most relevant in the local society. The theme is applicable to a broad audience, and addresses issues faced by both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

 

The theme is then expanded into topics that cover the theme comprehensively from the perspective of the Quran and Sunnah, each with a unique approach that complements others.

The topics are assigned to each speaker based on their expertise. The Organiser tries to ensure that there will be coordination and proper contextualization between the contents of each speaker.


 

 

Speakers

Each year, the speaker lineup for the Convention may vary according to theme and the speakers’ depth of knowledge. The topics are assigned to each speaker by focusing on their area of expertise. The Organizer attempts to make some variation to the choice of speakers each year. This is done so that the speakers are chosen based on their strengths on the year’s topics, and so that there is greater exposure to the Malaysian audience to as many prominent and authentic speakers around the world.

The selection for the international and local speaker is made by recommendation and approval of Advising Scholars that include qualified local and international Islamic scholars. Furthermore, in the spirit of practicing the Sunnah, local authorities and rulers are consulted upon the decision of the speaker lineup.


 

 

Operating Principles

  • The Straight Path Convention and its affiliated events is strictly non-profit and focuses on making knowledge accessible to the public. Funding is collected via ticket sales and contributions, and is channeled into operating expenses, venue rental, services required, speaker management and other related costs. Any extra funds are cycled back into future events and its related costs.
  • The Straight Path Convention and its affiliated events are primarily weekend events, which aims to provide access to renowned speakers and allow its attendees to spend their weekends with their families and friends in a gathering of knowledge. We use this as a platform to help inspire and unlock the door for further study of Islam all-year-round, and not only confined to the weekends. We do so through the services and products that the Organizers render daily, as well as partnering as much as possible with other organisations that provide classes and services in the way of da’wah.
  • The Organisers aim to keep ticket costs as low as possible while maintaining a high level of excellence.
  • We hope that you give us constructive feedback when we do, and give praise only to Allah for any job well done.

 

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