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 and scholars.
This zone engages the Youth to discuss real issues that they are facing and allows them to express themselves freely and openly without being judged.
The Prophet (PBUH) said “the best of the weddings are the simplest of the weddings”, so be part and witness a live Nikah at the conference.
"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!
“You can get free WiFi, but a righteous WIFE is priceless”
Wael Ibrahim is the founder of two institutions, namely Serving Islam Team – HK – and Connect Institute. In the past couple of years he has conducted numerous workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, and one-on-one coaching sessions. He is a very keen researcher on the subject of Pornography addiction and the scientific methods of recovery. He is a holder of BA in Islamic studies and comparative religion and now the author of a series of books to come titled #CHANGE. He had trained a lot of people around the world on the subjects of self-development, public speaking and leadership.
“Marriage is beautiful but it’s hard work if you want to make it an enjoyable one”
Shaykh Ebrahim I. Bham is born and raised in South Africa. He has attained his masters in the Islamic sciences and theology under great traditional scholars. Shaykh Ebrahim I. Bham is known to be one of the most active scholars in South Africa for education, development, advocacy and interfaith. He has served in various capacities in South Africa at Newtown Islamic Institute, Al-aqsa Institute, Mayfair Jame Masjid, and Hamidia Masjid.
He frequently travels the world for da’wah and lectures, including countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Somalia, Palestine, Eygpt, Turkey, Sri Lanka & Malawi.
Shaykh Ebrahim I. Bham is also the founder member and vice chairman of Johannesburg Muslim School, executive committee member of National Religious Leaders Forum (Initiated By South Africans for Greater Liaison between Religious Groups and Government), executive member of Muslim AIDS Programme (MAP), national trustee of Moral Regeneration Movement (Working towards the improvement of morality amongst South Africans) and also an executive member of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA).
“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.
“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.
“Marriage is a looooong journey with turns, detours, potholes and obstacles but can have a beautiful destination”
Mrs Maryam Lemu the Head of Resource Management and Administration at New Horizons College, Minna, Nigeria and one of the Directors of ProStart Consultants. She is a highly motivated lady with over two and a half decades of working experience that spans across the United States and Nigeria.
In 1991, she moved to the United States with her husband where she began her career in Sales, Marketing and Management. She was appointed as the District Sales Manager for Avon Products in 1995 with a sales force of 320 sales representatives. In 1999, she was employed as an Executive Level Recruiter and Marketing Manager for Pro-Staff Employment Agency, coordinating the recruiting efforts and marketing plans for 4 branch offices.
During her years in the United States, Mrs. Lemu undertook professional courses in Public Speaking, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Sales and Marketing and Life Skills training.
In 2001 she returned to Nigeria with her family and took up appointment as the Hostel Administrator at New Horizons College, Minna. She was later appointed as the Head of the School’s Resource Management Department. She currently holds both positions.
Today, Mrs. Lemu is an international sought after speaker. She is an accomplished facilitator of seminars and workshops to various companies and organizations in the areas of Public Speaking, Team Building and Leadership, Personal Development. She is very engaged in her true passion which is Premarital and Marital Guidance. She has spoken in many countries around the world including the United Kingdom, United States, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kuwait and many more.
She is a regular on the Nigerian Television scene with her Human Development Series and her marriage talks. She recently accepted an offer to host an Islamic Television programme on cable TV. Mrs. Lemu is also an international consultant to private schools based on her strong commitment to character development, social responsibility and values-driven leadership.
She has been married for 26 years and has been blessed with two sons.
“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.
“There is much greatness within each of us. So let your light shine! It’s within you!”
Sister Zaheerah Bham – Ismail is a multi talented Muslimah that is an inspiration to many women and young girls. With a range of skills, qualifications and position of responsibilities, Zaheerah is known to be a vibrant and inspiring speaker that connects with the 21st century woman. Some of common activities and involvements include:
Speech, Language Therapist & Audiologist
Chairperson of the Caring Women’s Forum (CWF)
Trustee & Management of Islamic Holistic School for Alternative Needs (IHSAN) – a centre that caters for children and adults with disabilities
Founding Member of Islam Charity Network SA
Board & Management Member of PH Kids SA (Pulmonary Hypertension )
Board Member of Crescent Haven Children’s Home
Host of Itrend on ITV (dstv 347)
“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.
“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.