THE STRAIGHT PATH CONVENTION

The Straight Path Convention is an annual weekend convention focused on bringing enriching international-standard lectures on the Deen, according to the authentic sources of the Qur’an & Sunnah.

With Islamophobia at an all-time high and faith is being deemed as irrational by the modern society obsessed with hedonism and material success. It is during times like these that we need a reminder of what Islam truly stands for and how the Deen could not only assist us on a personal level, but also as a generation to rebuild the definition of morality and moderation in modern times.

It is with these issues in mind that we implore your participation to restore the faith and understanding of Islam as well as morality as a foundation to the communities in which we live in.

It is with the intention to remind for the need of constancy upon the religion of Islam so we never desire any other religion; to revive a connection to the Qur’ân, so we never desire another Book; to rejuvenate our faith lest we fall into disbelief and to practice the Sunnah so we do not fall into innovation.

A believer asks his Lord day and night in all of his prayers for constancy in these matters, for there should be no room for doubt. He prays to his Lord to remain firm and unshaken in his conviction until the day that he meets Him, since he knows that many people are in fact shaken in their faith from time to time.

The Straight Path Convention is a joint effort between Dakwah Corner Bookstore and YayasanTa’lim of Malaysia.

"BE STEADFAST"

وَأَنۡ أَقِمۡ وَجۡهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفً۬ا وَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ) يونس ١٠٥)

and, ‘Be steadfast in faith in all uprightness, and do not be one of the polytheists,’

Yunus 105

Today’s Muslims are confused. Muslims are surrounded by evil forces from all angles, their faith greatly challenged, as they are forced to be involved willingly or unwillingly in displeasing Allah Almighty and His Messenger.

Conspiracy against Islam and Muslims are vastly spread by the plots of the enemies by all possible means: –

  • presenting the message of Islam as the most barbaric and the harshest faith of all time,
  • creating confusion amongst the Muslims by mixing truth with falsehood, grace with abomination, Sunnah with innovation, the believers with the disbelievers, the Noble Quran with distorted books, and Islam with other religions under the principle of religious pluralism,
  • Promoting the actions of deviated individuals and groups as the mainstream Muslim body thru publicising fake facts, materials and disinformation.
  • Immorality and corruption are promoted as noble acts and accepted as man’s fundamental rights,
  • Muslims’ productiveness and advancements are projected as being greedy and selfish.
  • And finally, fabricating false claims of those that live as Muslims and the upholding of the Prophet’s teachings as extreme ideologists, fundamentalists and traditionalists.

Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“There shall come upon the people a time in which the one who is patient upon his religion will be like the one holding onto a burning ember.” (Graded as Hasan, Jami` at-Tirmidhi)

In this two-day convention, we would like to expose the plans of the enemies against Islam and Muslims; to remind the Ummah of their objectives and duties in life, urging the  Ummah to be steadfast on the straight path and finally unveil the importance& virtues of adhering to the Quran and Sunnah during these times of Fitnah, Inshaa Allah.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Sheikh AssimAlhakeem graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Sheikh Assim is an Imam of a mosque in Jeddah, a role which he has held for the past 20 years, where the sheikh delivers the weekly Friday sermons and lectures on various Islamic Sciences.
Dr. Muhammad Salah is one of the well-known scholars in US. He lead the Islamic Center of Victoria, Texas and founded two Islamic and Arabic schools, Namely Iman Stems and the Muslim Generation. He is the presenter of Ask Huda, one of the most well-known Fatawa programs broadcast at Huda TV. He works as the religious supervisor of Huda TV.
Muhammad ibn Muneer is a young and dynamic speaker born and raised in Philadelphia. After studying in Yemen, Mufti completed his Bachelor and Master Degree from the Islamic University of Madinah and is currently pursuing his PhD. Despite his concentration in Hadith, he has a strong passion to teach Fiqh. His classes are known to be very engaging, interactive, and full of discussion and Q&A.
After obtaining his B.A in Shari’ah and Islamic Studies from the department of Shari’ah at the International Islamic University Al’Madinah Al’Munawwarah, Dr. Ibrahim obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Law and Islamic Political Science from the same university and subsequently complete his MSc in Shari’ah and Civil Laws from the International Islamic University Malaysia. He further earned a PhD in Shari’ah and Civil Laws from IIUM in the same department.
He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in a very conservative Christian home. He studied in hometown high school, but in the summer of 1996 his life changed. Upon studying the bible from cover to cover he left Christianity and went in search of the truth. After many twist and turns, searching for the tangible proof of the right way of life he manage to get a copy of the Quran. After reading the Qur’an cover to cover he accepted Islam in the winter of 1998.

topics

It is clear that the fitnah, trials, and afflictions are a matter preordained by Allah (سبحانه و تعالي), befalling those of the past and present. It is inevitable that each children of Adam will be tested by many types of fitan. This talk will cover – what are the many causes which lead to fitan and how fitan continues to increase and compound eventually turning many away from their deen (religion). We must wake up and explore this reality around us.

Anti-Islam-anti-Muslim conspiracies and plots are everywhere. From politics to socio-cultural, economic, in the media right down to daily living. Yes, our enemies can reach us even in our own homes. How did this happen and why? Did it happen to Muslims in the past or is it a modern-day problem only? How do believers respond to these kinds of attacks in accordance to authentic understanding of the Quran and Sunnah? We shall cover all that in this talk In shaa Allah.

Islam is one in belief, doctrine and practice, which unites all Muslims across the globe on the basis of the Quran and the Prophetic sunnah. This unity formed the foundation of the Islamic Shari’ah, regardless of one’s cultural background, ethnic origin or national identity.

In social affairs and dealing with people, Islam has always guarded the diversity to cultural traditions and customs. For instance, throughout the entire Islamic history, Muslims in Africa and Asia maintained their way of life without transgressing the principles of Islam and kept the Shariah intact. A process of cultural selection went underway to keep what do not contradict with the Islamic principles. Consequently, Muslims in their different societies did not abolish their cultural practices altogether. Let us learn where Islamic principles stand between faith and culture. 

Islam always encourages one to be productive and balanced in all aspects of life. At the same time, Muslims are urged to be humble, grateful and content with the Almighty’s decree upon them in terms of wealth, means and health.

And that is the question isn’t it: What is balance in Islam? How do I know if I am Zuhud? What does it mean to be Zuhud? How do I know when I have made the Dunya and all its riches my priority?

In Shaa Allah in this talk we will try to tackle the questions above and ultimately try to find that balance between being productive and being Zuhud. May Allah (SWT) guide and ease us all. Ameen.

Around the world today – social and political climate are getting more and more absurd whereby we see many extremes accepted and normalised these days. Things like -legalising same-sex marriage and normalising homosexuality; allowing abortions; pornography is mainstream; promoting a superficial culture are just to name a few of them.

They have led to heaps of public debate, with all sides ferociously protesting, boycotting, and lobbying in order to prove that their side is right.

Nevertheless we can’t deny that the “Western-non-Muslim-way-of-life” is influencing the Muslim Ummah.

As we accept and embrace technology & information with all its benefits; do we also embrace and take in the dark side as well? This segment aims to explore and shed light on the matter.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) was sent by Allah Almighty as a mercy to the worlds, so we may be guided to Allah and achieve eternal happiness, just by following his example. The Prophet Muhammad stated that make the affairs of our religion ease and easy to implement. His life was a living example of ease and thousands follows Him during and after his depart.

However, as our lives are so distanced from the Prophet’s (both in time and location), it seemed difficult to see how to implement his examples with ease. When we look at today’s Muslim, their life has witnessed a lot of difficulties and various differences. Perhaps it is a result of our own ignorance and arrogance to follow His footstep,

Let’s explore how easy to follow Sunnah is.

Here are a couple facts: –

  1. Many people today believed in the fundamental incompatibility between Islam and science of the West,
  2. The Renaissance which took place in Europe were the founding blocks to modern science as we know it today.
  3. There could be no Renaissance if not for the hard work and exploration in all fields of knowledge by Muslims
  4. Bertrand Russell, the famous British philosopher, who said it was Muslims “who introduced the empirical method” in the study of nature, and cultivated it widely when they were leaders of the civilized world.

Hence in this segment we take a break from the “day-2-day” conversation and excite the mind as we expand on the topic on whether we can attribute today’s remarkable advancement in all fields of knowledge to Islam? And to answer the question – will Islam always be evergreen?

Those who chose Islam are represented by the Salaf whereby they chose to leave behind paganism and their wrong ways in favour of Allah and His Messenger – in favour of Jannah. Those who chose Islam are also represented by our reverted brothers and sisters. They chose Islam even though it would mean having to go against years of habit. Even if it means losing everything.

Then there are does who do not choose Islam but are born into it. We represent majority of Muslims the Muslims today.

Having said that, we see a different kind of spirit and approach to Islam by reverts.

In this segment, we aim to explore and understand what it’s like to choose Islam every day. That despite being born a Muslim or a revert; we don’t focus on how we became a Muslim but rather focus on what kind of a Muslim I want to be the rest of my life.

To understand that we need to choose each time we need to make a decision (for eg. choosing what to wear, what to eat, how I spend my time etc).

Do we choose to remain steadfast & obedient OR not? Do we decide with Allah in mind OR not?

Brief on topic

At present Muslims live with all types of temptation, where we are exposed to doubt and confusion, where we are seenas something strange. And so such are the believers that we are likened to something weird. Not to mention having to fight against our own nafs all the time & our enemy, the cursed Shaytan on our backs trying to bring us down.

We can all agree we need reminders and practical solutions on how to remain steadfast.

Hence, we have dedicated the last segment solely to this. Definitely not a segment to be missed whereby In Shaa Allah it will be filled with enough tips for you to share with friends and family.

May we all remain steadfast on the Deen. Ameen.

NAHID SULTANA LUCY

Attendee

We really enjoyed and could learn many aspects of different rights. I hope InshaAllah I will be implement some of these in my life.

NOREENA ABDUL HAMID

Attendee

I truly enjoyed the sharing of knowledge by all the speakers. A special thank you from me to all for speaking in a way that is easy to understand.

JANA LOVE

Attendee

Thank you again and again for organising these talks which I couldn’t get back at my own country. May Allah bless you all with great blessings.

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Yayasan Ta’lim

44, Jalan Rahim Kajai 14,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL

Tel: +603 7728 2393

Dakwah Corner Bookstore Section 14, PJ

No. 34-1, Jalan 14/22, Section 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: +603 7956 4664

Dakwah Corner Bookstore Subang Parade

Lot F08, 1st Floor, Subang Parade 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

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Lot M15 & 16 Mezzanine Floor, Ampang Point Shopping Centre

Tel : +603 4266 9692

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