Raising a Nation: To Him We Return Conference

Saturday  23 February  2019  10:00 AM    Saturday  23 February  2019 10:00 PM
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Al Rashid, Raising a Nation Committee

Is honored to invite you to the

"To Him We Return Conference"

Saturday February 23, 2019, 10am-10pm

At ARCA Banquet Facility


This conference will include fruitful discussions from experts, presentations, lectures, and poetry to address and tackle every aspect of a Muslim experience when it comes to death. Bring all your family and friends for a day of learning!










Opening remarks

Quran Recitation & Translation

Hanan Ali


Are You Ready?


As an Ummah, we have distanced ourselves from the discussion of our departure from this world with advanced philosophical debates. The Prophet Muhammed's (PBUH) traditions remind us to re-engage with the building blocks of our Deen, which are vital to ensure we are READY for the Akhira, inshaAllah.

Amanallah Abbas

11:30am- 12:10pm

Death: An Islamic


What the Quran and Sunnah say about death and related topics? What perspective Muslims should take when thinking about death.

Dr. Amjad

12:10pm- 12:30pm

“The Truth Comes Out”

A live-poll asking and challenging the audience with questions about their families. The anonymous results will be displayed live to analyses, discuss and learn from.

The Raising a Nation (RAN) Team

12:30pm- 1:30pm

Body In White – Islamic Funeral Society

Panel Discussion

Members of The Islamic Funeral Society of Edmonton discuss the steps to take when a loved one passes away. They will also discuss the importance of having a will, Islamic funeral and burial etiquette, and washing and wrapping the deceased.

Islamic Funeral Society

1:30pm- 2:30pm

Lunch & Dhuhr Break

2:30pm- 3:10pm

The Mourning Period

When a loved one is lost, Allah SWT knows what is best for us. Islam prescribes a mourning period for us to come to terms with our loss.

Dr. Amjad

3:10pm- 3:50pm

Coping With Loss

How to help yourself and others cope with a loss.

Dunia Shuaib

3:50pm- 4:20pm

Break for Asr

4:20pm- 5:20pm

The journey of the Soul

The journey that your soul takes from the moment it parts with your body and enters into the grave.   

Sheikh Navaid Aziz

5:20pm- 6:20pm

Dinner and Maghrib Break


6:20pm- 7:20pm

You’re Still Here

A checklist to help us prepare for our final destination. 

Dunia Shuaib

7:20pm- 8:40pm

The Questions That Remain

Panel Discussion

A Q&A panel discussion designed to address any remaining topics of interest that were not covered throughout the conference. 

All Speakers


To Him, We Return

When the World Ends- A live poetry performance that summarizes the process of the path we take back to our Creator.

Boonaa Mohammed

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