Sunday, 4th December 2022, CTICC, Cape Town
The Marriage Conference has been created for YOU…
All of us are looking for purpose and meaning in our lives and with ever growing problems all we need are solutions and the Marriage Conference offers you precisely this.
The Marriage Conference is unique as it’s a global event that offers solutions for those who are single, newly married, having issues in their marriages, divorcees and those looking for a blissful marriage.
Make the right decision by attending this conference with your family and make your marriage a Happy Marriage.
"Seeing you happy"
“To ensure happy marriages, make happy families”3
“To strengthen the bond of marriage”
"To support your journey of marital bliss"4
Think you know everything about marriage? Wrong! Think again! We guarantee you that you will learn something new when you attend.
An in-depth analysis on a range of subjects that affect us all & a list of practical solutions to help us engage and maintain a healthy marriage.
Looking for a marriage partner but have’nt had any luck? Let us help you with Soul Seekers; a halal marriage matchmaking facilitation service.
Private counselling sessions with selected speakers & counsellors to help you solve your differences & enjoy a happier marriage.
Get up close and personal with our speakers and ask them the questions that have always mattered to you, no topic is off limits.
Looking to get married? Let us assist you by offering a range of wedding services including, catering, clothes, honeymoons and more.
While you enjoy the talks let your children benefit from exciting and creative programs dedicated just for them and delivered by our team.
A dedicated zone for sisters, managed by sisters addressing sister matters. Unlock your potential, and live life with confidence and purpose.
We all have stories that we need to share so join us and share your successes, failures, regrets and reflections so others can benefit from you.
"Obedience to Allah instills Divinely induced love between the husband & the wife and their families"
Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim is Canadian by birth & education, Egyptian through a rich ancestry, Turkish via the blessing of marriage to Songul and Australian by Choice of residence and migration.
Yahya Ibrahim began memorizing the Qur’an at the age of 16 and finished 20 months later, receiving an ijazah (certification) in proficiency and an instruction to teach. He began lecturing at the age of 17 and has been involved in the Islamic community since 1993, alhamdulillah.
Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim is blessed now to be living in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and three wonderful children – Shireen, Omar and Adam. He is a regular lecturer to Muslim and non-Muslim audiences their and around the world. He travels in Australasia, Africa, South East Asia, Europe and Canada to deliver lectures on Islam and Muslims to a variety of audiences. He is committed to spreading a message to Muslims that empowers them spiritually and helps them integrate into the broader community. He is born in the west, raised in the west and lives in the west. A message of anti-militancy, religious tolerance, and moral universality are a part of his outlook.
Yahya is a registered Teacher and serves the Muslim community at Curtin University and teaches internationally with AlKauthar Institute as well as an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute.
“Never fall asleep without forgiving the one whom you love, nor wake up without a honeymoon!”
Sheikh Daood Butt was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and has always had a desire to learn and teach Islam. Following secondary studies, he obtained a degree in Automotive Technology and was nominated amongst Canada’s Top Graduates of 2002. During this time, he studied with local Imams and was hired as an Imam and Qur’an instructor at a local mosque. He went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah for seven years, during which he completed a Diploma in Arabic Language followed by a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Islamic Da’wah from the Faculty of Da’wah and Usool Ad-Deen in 2010.
Upon returning to Montreal he was involved in various Da’wah activities including giving lectures and khutbahs in English, French, and Arabic. He has always been especially interested in youth related programs and is quick to develop a rapport with them. With an eagerness to continue learning Islam, Shaykh Daood completed a Master of Arts Degree with Excellence in Islamic and Other Civilizations at the International Islamic University in Malaysia.
Most recently he was awarded Imam of the Year for 2015 in Mississauga, Canada. Sheikh Daood hates wasting time and being late, and is keen on attendance so much so that upon completing his Arabic Diploma he was awarded a certificate for not having been late a single class. He maintains a high level of respect for his teachers, and always remembers fine details about the people he meets. He is a jack of all trades, and enjoys cars, perfume, sunglasses, and most of all, playing with his two daughters!
“In the garden of marriage, despite the thorns of challenges, flowers of love could bloom”
Sheikh Sa’dullah Khan was chairperson of the MSA at University of Durban-Westville (now UKZN) and an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle. Having memorized the Qur’an at the age of eight under Shaykh Saleh Abadi; he has undertaken studies in Law (South Africa), Journalism (Britain) and Islamic Studies (Egypt and USA). He has presented papers at numerous international conferences in Malaysia, Belgium, Nigeria, Egypt, USA, Iran, Morocco, Botswana, Canada, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, Mexico, India and Turkey.
He is the author of Dimensions of the Qur’an and co-translator of classical Arabic text Risalah al-Mustarshideen (Epistle for the Seekers of Guidance). He has appeared on SABC, NBC, History Channel, IIS, ITV, IRNA, Turkish ATV and was a founder member of the Islamic College of Southern Africa (now International Peace College of South Africa).
He has been engaged in academic and religious studies programmes and has spearheaded youth development programs in South Africa and the USA for over two decades. He has been an inspiring religious leader and an lecturer for the past 25 years. He is currently the CEO of Islamia College in Cape Town and continues to serve as an education consultant and a motivational speaker.
“Love is blind and yet love is not deaf. Learn the special art of loving communication”
Edris Khamissa is an International Consultant in Education and Human Development. He began his career as a teacher of English. His passion and expertise for the subject culminated in his nomination as the Chairman of the English Society of South Africa. He has been a headteacher of three schools. He has conducted numerous workshops in Australia, United States, Canada, Malaysia, Kosovo, England, Jeddah,Doha,Dubai, Nigeria, Lusaka, Zimbabwe ,Mozambique, Botswana,Bangkok ,Pakistan,Rome, Bangladesh and throughout South Africa. His topics range from Leadership, Youth Development, Moving from Efficiency to Effectiveness to Excellence, From Information to Transformation, Moving from Good to Great, Inspiring Teachers, Creativity in Schools, Dynamics of Marriage, Parenting in the 21st Century, Family Dynamics in the 21st Century and Project Management .He promotes excellence wherever he goes. He was one of the founding members of the AMS (Association of Muslim Schools) in South Africa. He is an advisory member of IBERR – International Board of Educational Research and Resources. He is the co-author of the IBERR manual for Schools.
His expertise is in self-development and curriculum design. His creativity made him a dynamic lecturer in Didactic and Methodology at IPSA (International Peace University of South Africa). He also conducts inservice training for business corporations. As a Parenting Expert and a Marriage Counsellor, he conducts workshops on these topics.
He conducts motivation and training for Business Corporations .His particular focus is in soft-schools. Youth Leadership is another area of his focus. He is a regular guest on National and Community Radio Stations. His attendees find his programmes life changing. He believes that we should take ownership of our lives. This is clearly evident in his Personal Empowerment seminars/workshops.
One of his other specialities is motivating and training nursing- staff. This has in many ways resulted in improved patient perceptions-in some instances from mediocrity to excellence.
He is also the founder of a public speaking academy. He believes that the benefits that accrue from proficiency in public speaking skills cannot be quantified. .He together with Adv Mohamed Vahed have just completed writing their book, The Dynamics of Public Speaking from an Islamic Perspective.
He is a weekly guest on four community radio stations. One of his unique features is his ability to respond to the diverse needs of the community. He not only identifies the challenges but he is able to provide solutions. All in all he is a dynamic individual with diverse talents.
With a career spanning over 3 decades, Mrs. Maryam Lemu is an international speaker and an adept seminar and workshop facilitator. She is also the founder of the Maryam Lemu Marriage Academy. www.maryamlemu.com.
Mrs. Lemu has a broad range of expertise including Public Speaking, Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching, and Effective Communication, to name a few.
She has traveled around the world and has delivered seminars on a wide range of topics including marital and premarital talks, team building, leadership, personal development, and inter-faith topics that promote better peaceful co-existence with non-Muslims.
Mrs. Lemu is passionate about human development and character building and helps her audience identify a sense of purpose and direction in life and the positive impact it exerts on both work and personal life.
She also provides special courses for schools designed for teens, based on her strong commitment to character development, social responsibility, and values-driven leadership.
In addition to this, she produces YouTube/Instagram/Facebook video series and has a large social media following. Some of her videos have had over 6 million views.
Using over 31 years of marriage expertise, she particularly enjoys relationship coaching and premarital counseling.
Mrs. Lemu recently launched a 72-video online premarital masterclass. It is available on her website, www.maryamlemu.com. Thousands have enrolled and are benefiting from her wealth of knowledge and experience.
“Swallow your pride, take ownership of your mistake, correct the wrong in order to transform your marriage!”
Haleh Banani has a Master degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston, graduating Magma Cum Laude with 18 years of experience working with couples and individuals therapy where she helps people suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-esteem issues. She empowers her clients with unequivocal amount of enthusiasm, compassion and support.
Her articles have been published in magazines in Houston and Egypt. She was a featured expert on Al-Jazeera international, Huda TV, Islamic Open University, Mercy Mission and Bayinnah TV. Haleh is an instructor for Ilmflix and Qalam Institute. She was the first female to host a program for Al-Fajr TV called “With Haleh” which combines the principles of psychology and Islam to help people reach their full potential and overcome their challenges. She does skype therapy sessions with people from around the world saving marriages, building self-esteem & helping individuals in all their relationships.
Haleh is an internationally published writer and counselor for the website www.MuslimMatters.org She received her ijaza for the recitation of the Quran with Tajweed in Egypt. She was recently given the Icon Award representing America in Malaysia for her contribution in psychology & Islam. She recently started the program called 5pillarsof Marriage where it discuss the Secret to Finding Love & Compassion in Your Marriage. She has been married for Alhamdulillah 20 years with 3 precious children name Abdelfattah, Kareem, and Layla.
Arshiya Ismail is the founder of Heart to Heart Centre. She is a certified and experienced Life and Relationship Coach & Facilitator, skilled in various modalities of Life and Relationship Coaching including Holistic Health.
A Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Skills Coach, Touch for Health Kinesiology, Emotion Code, Emotional Freedom Technique and Indian Head Massage. She is currently pursuing a qualification in Trauma Counselling.
She also holds a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies and has over a decade of experience as an Islamic Science educator, working closely with both adults and children.
She offers faith-based coaching. A coaching style that transforms her client’s relationship with their Creator, themselves and their loved ones. Her focus is to facilitate individuals and couples to navigate through their life and relationship challenges optimally. She supports agility for change thus equips her clients with tools to meet the client's goal.
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She sees her ability to support people to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships as a blessing. It brings her much joy and peace to witness their transformation. She loves serving her Creator by being in the service of man.
THE LOVE ORACLE
Shenaaz Moos is a registered Counsellor, a mother of 3 children, 23 year old and 15 year sons and a 20 year old daughter and saw a great need for offering emotional support to adults, children, couples and families in my community.
After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, she entered the work force and became a Counsellor & Facilitator at The Parent Centre in Wynberg from 2012 to 2015. Shenaaz has only worked with parents and felt that working with children was my calling so she opened a private practice in 2014.
In 2015, Shenaaz decided to focus on building her practice and run emotional intelligence workshops for children and adults. In 2016, she further added Parental Coaching to her list of services with a special interest in Conscious Parenting. In 2017, she became part of an international organisation Building Connected Communities (BCC) whose mission is to spread the Conscious Parenting teachings of Dr Shefali Tsabary.
In 2021, Shenaaz launched The Self Mastery Institute, a fully online teaching and therapy (combined) platform to facilitate healing, growth, self awareness, understanding and self development on a larger scale. Nine brave and awesome ladies graduated since its inception..
“Marriage is beautiful, but its hard work”
Shaykh Muhammad West, born in Cape Town, South Africa, spent most of his youth growing up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He went on to study a degree in Islamic theology and dawah at the Islamic University of Madinah while studying a degree in accounting science through the University of South Africa via correspondence. Shaykh returned to Cape Town in 2011 graduating 2nd in the faculty of Dawah. Muhammad West further qualified as a chartered accountant of South Africa after completing his articles.
A devoted husband and father of three, Shaykh Muhammad is currently the Group Financial Accountant at one of the world’s largest retailers. He holds the position of resident Imam of the Boorhaanol Islam Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in South Africa. Muhammad West is also the Western Cape director of the Imam Development Project (IDP) whereby local Imams from underprivileged communities are given the necessary support and skills to further benefit the communities they serve.
Shazia is a certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach, NLP practitioner, Aesthetician, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and a Hijamah practitioner.
She has worked in the Holistic Health & Beauty industry for over 25 years during which time she has had her own successful clinic in central London for over 12 years.
Shazia has been practicing Hijamah for over 10 years whilst also coaching her clients into better health and living. During her time in Malaysia as the Amirah of Al-Kauthar Institute, and the owner & designer of the Muslimah fashion brand HAYAA for over 5yrs, she has experienced working, training & mentoring many women from diverse backgrounds.
Shazia has a diploma in Islamic studies and is a holder of 3 Ijazat in the sciences of Tajweed and Qir’at, and has been teaching international students on how to better their recitation of the Noble Quran for over 6 years. She has played a critical role in supporting global dawah initiatives in over 10 countries by training volunteers worldwide with the aim of impacting communities and facilitating positive change.
Shazia loves traveling and has been fortunate to visit over 65 countries so far. She believes that traveling helps us to broaden our horizons, understand and connect more deeply with the World and our Creator. She believes life needs to be a healthy balance of “Deen & Dunya”, not compromising one over the other.
Shazia has always strived to be healthy in all aspects of her life and is passionate about helping people become the best and the most amazing version of themselves.
Sharifa Kalla has a B.A. in Psychology, she is a NLP Master Practitioner, Brain Gym Practitioner and a Meta Coach.
Sharifa is a life coach, mentor and facilitator who is passionate about sharing empowering life skills for women. Her solution-driven techniques enable them to connect with their inner wisdom and natural ability to live meaningful lives that flow with gratitude, purpose and happiness.
“The meeting of two souls, divinely connected so they may find solace and companionship in the other”
Her contribution to establishing a voice for the Islamic design industry is at the core of all she does; as juror of the International Fashion Film Festival, Managing Director of Style Africa Fashion Network, Producer and Host of CoverMode on local radio station Voice of The Cape, writer for IFDC’s Cover Magazine (being called in the press the Vogue of Islamic fashion), host of IFDC’s The Modest Chapter, and model for TopCo.
In addition Roshan has covered many areas in the media and communications industry with a track record of 22 years of highly skilled experience. Roshan was the former GM of Station Management at e.tv where she facilitated many key projects leading to the successful growth and expansion of the e group..
Roshan has enjoyed an enormously successful career filled with several significant accomplishments. She received a meritorious award as a finalist for SA’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the Telecommunications, Media, TV, Radio and Press Sector, and was recently awarded 3rd place in the Margaret Hirsch Business Woman of the Year for 2017.
Roshan has the ability to mould into any media stream and make magic happen. By combining her fashion and media expertise, her vision for IFDC South Africa is to create global awareness amongst South African Designers who cater to the modest wear market, promote modest wear on mainstream runways, host an IFDC International Fashion Show and build a market, retail or online, that enables South African designers to reach out to global consumers.
“Marriage is an art form; an ancient craft that will take an entire lifetime to master”
Mohammed Ali is an artist, educator and curator born and raised in the UK. He was best known for melding together street-art and islamic script and patterns combining meaningful messages that connect people of all faith in multicultural cities across the globe. Before arabic-influenced graffiti had become popular across the Middle-East, Mohammed Ali has been pioneering his style, influencing artists the world over.
Mohammed Ali has been a pioneer in the street-art movement, fusing street art with Islamic script and patterns, delivering powerful and moving messages. Art meets faith, identity and social change in Ali’s work, adorning the canvas of walls and public spaces and continues to change the visual landscapes of the cities we live in. His art has inspired and informed a new generation across the globe, to boldly express their identity and ideals. He has created truly immersive experiences for audiences throughout the world. From street canvases in New York, Amsterdam, London and Melbourne, to intimate performances in the Vatican, Ali has used his art and collaborations with critically acclaimed musicians and poets to produce unique experiences.
His work serves as a bridge, bringing together communities divided by culture, faith and ethnicity. Ali’s complex exploration of challenging social issues through Art, provide transformative and radical tools to counteract challenges facing society.
In 2008 Ali established Soul City Arts a global arts movement bringing together artists, activists and communities. It was driven by a shared commitment to transform society. Ali describes his approach as ‘shifting mindsets’. His formula is to combine creative expressions with strategic visioning, and has been awarded commissions with international NGO’s, corporations, and charities.
Shaykh Junaid Kharsany is the Director of the Inglewood Islamic Center, Los Angeles, California. He has lectured as part of a popular guest speaking circuit at UCLA, USC, Notre Dame and John Hopkins Medical among other institutions. Serving on the mayoral committee for the rejuvenation of Los Angeles as a clergy advisor. Shaykh Junaid is a certified relationship counselor specializing in marriage and family bonding.
Shaykh Junaid is talk show host on “ Radio Islam” South Africa. A multi media Islamic station, where Shaykh hosts The Daily Round Up , a topical program on current events. He is also a content producer. Creating radio shows addressing social concerns.
Shaykh Junaid is the rector at “ Riyadhul Uloom” a seminary based in Durban, South Africa that focuses on preparing youth for adult life. He serves as the cultural adviser to numerous Islamic schools.
Moulana Waseem Hendricks is a graduate of Dār al-‘Ulūm al ‘Arabiyyah a- Islamiyyah Strand. Under the tutelage of the late Mufti of the Muslim Judicial Council, Mufti Muhammad Tāhaa Karaan.
He is the Imām and principal of Masjid al- Tūbā Panorama and the Founder and Lecturer at Dār al-Tafawwuq institute.
After transitioning out of his medical career, community organiser and activist, Dr Bilal Hassam, went on to hold several leadership positions within the faith-led humanitarian sector and Muslim-run media.
In 2020, he founded TheMuslimAgency.com, a bespoke business development consultancy focused on furthering the reach, impact and success of those working within Muslim spaces. Bilal is a keen writer, having been published across mainstream media, and an artist, whose platform, Muslimplicity, has been exploring how artificial intelligence can augment innovative Islamic art.
Born and raised in the UK, he recently moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he lives with his wife and two children and is currently developing a gold-standard leadership development programme for young Muslims of South Africa.
Sajid is an author, serial and social entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor, trainer and public speaker known globally as the “Marriage Maestro”. Born, raised and educated in the UK, from a young age Sajid has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Sajid began his professional life as a consultant working for major financial blue-chip corporations around the world including Wall Street, City of London & the finance district of Moscow. Sajid moved to Malaysia in 2008 with his wife where he started a new chapter of community service and philanthropy.
Sajid has always been an avid traveller having visited over 91 countries to date, and where he began his journey to understand people and cultures. Having adopted Kuala Lumpur as his home he began to develop various programs that were of community benefit, organising events and conferences that catered for the needs of the Malaysian people. Sajid ran a successful charity for 5 years during which he was responsible for launching women shelters, feeding the poor & homeless, educating the masses and engaging the youth.
Sajid began to identify gaps in the market and identified niche areas, which he soon began crafting solutions for. One of his most recent initiatives is the hugely successful Marriage Conference events that recognise the needs of young people to find a suitable partner and offered counselling services to those encountering difficulties in their marriages. Sajid has since replicated this concept across the world and operates in 12 countries within 4 years including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa and United Kingdom whilst exploring entry into the USA and beyond.
Sajid also developed and created the concept of Soul Seekers a matchmaking service that helps singles, divorcees, widows and the disabled to find suitable marriage partners in a controlled and halal environment. With success rates as high as 45% and operating in 9 countries around the world, Soul Seekers has become the ideal matchmaking service that caters for the needs of the community.
As well as being a global speaker on a range of topics from Entrepreneurship, Marriage & Relationships, Philanthropy and the Arts, Sajid has delivered many exciting and captivating talks engaging the youth, addressing global media and promoting Muslim identity. Sajid’s motto is “You live once, you live best, help the rest”
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