DFW Knowledge Conference 2024

Location

THE WESTIN IRVING CONVENTION CENTER at LAS COLINAS
400 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
westinirvingcc.com

Dates

Friday, August 2nd: 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, August 3rd: 10am to 8pm

Presenters

Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari, Chair, Department of Hadith

Mawlana Faraz Abdul Moid, Lecturer, Darul Qasim

Shaykh Arsalan Haque, DFW Branch Instructor

Mawlana Ismaael Iqbal, DFW Branch Instructor

FRIDAY

5pm to 5:30pm

Welcome and Introduction

5:30pm to 6:30pm

PRESENTATION 1 – Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

The Mission of the Prophet Sallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam and the Mission of Darul Qasim

6:30pm to 7:30pm

PRESENTATION 2 – Shaykh Arsalan Haque

The Obligation of Learning Knowledge

7:30pm to 7:45pm

Maghrib prayer

8pm to 9pm

PANEL DISCUSSION 1

Panel Al Jazeera Article Discussion:  What Palestinians are teaching Muslims Worldwide

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2024/2/14/what-palestinians-in-gaza-are-teaching-muslims-worldwide

SATURDAY

10am to 11am

PRESENTATION 3 – Mawlana Ismaael Iqbal

The Universality of Knowledge: accessible by all people in all times

11am to 12pm

PRESENTATION 4 – Mawlana Faraz Abdul Moid

The Structure and Organization of Knowledge: Learning in Islam (How Darul Qasim Distributes Knowledge)

12pm to 1pm

PANEL DISCUSSION 2

Al Jazeera Article Discussion: A Muslim Approach to Justice and Liberation

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2024/2/26/it-is-time-to-articulate-a-muslim-approach-to-justice-and-liberation

1pm to 2:15pm

Lunch and Zuhr

2:15pm to 3:15pm

PRESENTATION 5 – Shaykh Arsalan Haque

The Authenticity of Knowledge: The Branches of Knowledge in Islam

3:15pm to 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm to 4:30pm

PRESENTATION 6 – Mawlana Ismaael Iqbal and Mawlana Faraz Abdul Moid

The Development of Experts in Fields Among the Companions

The Darul Qasim Programs, Departments and Faculty of Darul Qasim

Highlight building, qirat ceremony, takmil graduation ceremony

4:30pm to 5:30pm

PRESENTATION 7 – Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

The Normalization of Taqlid in Knowledge

5:30pm to 6pm

Break and Asr

6pm to 7:15pm

PRESENTATION 8 – Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

Article Review: Who is an ‘Alim?

https://darulqasim.org/who-is-an-alim/

7:15pm to 8pm

CLOSING PRESENTATION – All Presenters

The Unity of the Ummah through Knowledge

The purpose of the MARS program and the DFW Branch

8pm to 8:15pm

Maghrib prayer

 

Registration

  • Registration, per person (no family or group discounts)
  • Registration for 16+ years old
  • No children allowed. No babysitting arrangements available.

Fees

REGULAR: $100
STUDENTS: $50