JoF-Africa is a world class Islamic Conference which brings renowned Speakers to Kenya. The conference was successfully held for the first time in Kenya in 2014, with over 4,000 visitors (attendees) daily.
With a noble aspiration of spreading Islam awareness, greater peace and fostering unity between various communities in Kenya and throughout Africa we shall InShaa’Allah be organizing the seventh annual two day conference “Journey of Faith (JoF) – Africa”, on 11th – 12th April 2020.
We intend to attract over 5,000 visitors/participants at the KICC in this event and create a platform for Kenya as the Africa venue for Islamic and peace conference, with an increased list of International & Local speakers and entertainers. Making this conference bigger and better than the conferences held prior InShaa’Allah.
- To advance understanding and propagation of Islam to Muslims and Non-Muslims in Kenya and Internationally.
- To advance harmony and tolerance within the communities.
- To promote a better understanding of the Muslim faith within the Muslims community and wider community
- To encourage the participation of Muslims and non-Muslims in the equal process and to actively promote discourse through means of political representation, dialogue and interaction.
- To uphold shared values, understanding and mutual respect for all.
The Previous Speakers
Sh. Said Regeah
Founder and Chairman of Journey of Faith
Shaykh Said Rageah is a distinguished Muslim Imam and Scholar who is dearly loved and celebrated for his substantial community service. A Powerhouse of knowledge Shaykh Said is a leader who demonstrates kindness and compassion and is founder of Oasis magazine, Youth Hotline, Sakinah Orphans, Muslim Youth Camp, Muslim Student Loan Foundation and Muslim Basketball Association.
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He studied under prominent Scholars like Shaykh Abdul Aziz Alfowzan, Shaykh Yusuf Ashubaily, Shaykh AlKhudair, Shaykh Rashid Aladawni and Shaykh Fahad al Alhaoud. Before moving to Canada, Shaykh Said founded and served as Imaam of Masjid Aya in Maryland and established ‘IQ’ Qur’an Institute.
In Canada, he worked as a counsellor at the University of Calgary and Muslim Chaplain in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Shaykh Said lives in Toronto where he is founder of Sakinah TV and Founder of Sakinah Community Centre, along with being the Director of Ummah Times Magazine.
Sh. Assim Alhakeem
Imam of a masjid in Jeddah
Sheikh Assim Alhakeem graduated from the prestigious Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 1998. At present Shaikh Assim is an Imam of a masjid 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.
Sheikh Assim Alhakeem also participates regularly on both Islamic radio and
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Dr. Muhammad Salah
Dr. Muhammad Salah is an Islamic scholar from the United States. He is represented as holding a variety of degrees, namely a BA in Shari’ah and Islamic Law and a BA in pharmacology from Al-Azhar University in Egypt, in addition to a four-year diploma in Islamic arts and calligraphy.
Salah is known for presenting “Ask Huda”, a fatawa program, and “Correct Your
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Critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer
Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.
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His popular Youtube videos have received Millions of views to date, and as an Artist he has toured and traveled across the world, speaking alongside some of the most influential scholars and entertainers of our time. He frequently conducts writing workshops and seminars, sharing his experience and expertise in Spoken Word story-telling with mainly youth from all walks of life.
Sh. Yusuf Estes
American preacher from Texas
Sheik Yusuf Estes is loved very much by young and old alike. Children and adults of all faiths delight to hear him entertain while presenting the pure message of Islam. They call him the “Funny Sheik”.
His story “Priests & Preachers Enter Islam” is truly amazing. You laugh and cry at
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He was raised in a strong Christian home, educated in Texas and became successful owning music stores, TV shows and used his talents for piano and organ as a music minister while preaching the Bible.
He served as Delegate to United Nations Peace Summit for Religious Leaders and U.S. Federal chaplain from 1994 until 2000.
He has many websites in simple English for Islam (this is one of them).
His lectures in universities, institutions, military and public venues are for all faiths, Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish alike. Many preachers, priests and rabbis have complimented his way of presenting a fresh and enlightening picture of the world’s fastest growing religion – Islam.
He works to share Islam and its correct message with our youth, new Muslims and others in simple English terms, and he makes it fun and easy to understand, while referring to Quran and teachings of Islam.
Sheik Yusuf uses the latest in website technology on the Internet and offers hi-tech in DVDs, CDs to encourage us all to share the message of “Peace, Surrender and Obedience to God” (Arabic = ‘Islam’).
Abu Usama At Thahabi
Imam at Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, England
Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went onto studying in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.
Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He
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His zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has lead him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time, to name a few, Sheikh Umar Fulaatah at the Rawdah of the Prophets Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad ‘Atiyyah Saalim (author of Tafsir ‘Adwaa ul-Bayaan’), Sheikh Abdullah Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Sheikh Muhammad al-Jaami, Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan and many more. He was also very fortunate to have spent two summers in intensive study under Sheikh Ibn Baaz and Sheikh Ibn Uthaymin.
Sh. Abdul Rahman Al-Qahtani
Assistant professor of fiqh in faculty of Shariah at the University of MadinahShaykh Abdul Rahman Al-Qahtani is a native of Saudi Arabia and is an assistant professor of fiqh in faculty of Shariah at the University of Madinah. He holds a diploma in education from the faculty of dawah, graduated from Madina University in Shariah, and holds a Masters in Comparative Fiqh from the Institute of Jurists. His PhD was completed in Madinah university from the faculty of shariah. He is the author of many books, and participates in conferences across the globe.
Sh. Juma Amir
Sheikh Juma Muhammad Amir is one of the most renowned Islamic scholars in Kenya. He is currently the Imam of Jamia Mosque, Nairobi the largest mosque in the country and he also serves as the director of the Jamia Information Centre.
He is also a family counsellor and is well known for his lectures mainly focusing on women and family issues which have earned him popularity not only in in the country but also outside the country.
Date: 11th – 12th April 2020
Venue: KICC, Nairobi
Phone: 0799 972 330
0799 972 333
“And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the
religion any difficulty. It is the religion of your father, Ibrahim. He [Allah] named you Muslims before [in the former scriptures] and in this [revelation] So establish prayer and give charity and hold fast to Allah.
He is your protector; and excellent is the protector, and excellent is the helper.”[Qur’an, 21:78]