“Do you not see that all those in the heavens and the earth, and the birds on their wings, sing the praises of God?” (Quran 24:41)
Introducing, Through the Seven Valleys: A Poetry Night! Join us on Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm CST in Chicago to kick off our fourth annual conference, Seeking Sanctuary. The title is inspired by the journey of the birds through the seven valleys—quest, love, knowledge, detachment, unity, wonder, and annihilation—in Conference of the Birds by Attar.
We aim to host a space that takes us through our own journeys to the Beloved and echoes the praises of God from all of His creation.
After the poetry night and a panel with Dr. Rasul Miller, attendees can puruse through an interactive bazaar with several student businesses and organizations hosting their own booths.
Reza Baghaee & Mohammad Ali Kazemi
Amir Ahmed Saeed Fakhari
Sukoon with Sarah
Raising awareness for mental health issues in Shia communities
Eyes of Elzein
Arabic and Islamic stickers, prints, embroidery, tote bags, keychains and t-shirts.
Handcrafted artistry and crafts, including Islamic paintings, jewelry, and leather wallets.
Mehak Candle Co.
Handmade, organic South Asian Nostalgic candles.
The Farthest Lote Tree Foundation
Paperback books written by Shi'a authors on the topic of Islam and Ashura. These range from children books to young adults to a short story collection.
Podcast Channel - Two brothers exploring the Muslim American experience
Seekers & Scholars
The Ma'rifa Seekers and Scholars Team will be conducting a survey of Ma'rifa Attendees to collect resources for Shi'a students at college campuses across the United States.
An initiative aspiring to be the ‘bridge’ between the fruits of the hawzah and the Muslims of North America.
Selling Islamic journals & stationery
Al Baqee Organization
Al Baqee is a non-profit organization dedicating to rebuilding Jannat ul Baqee in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
Custom Eid and Wiladah greeting cards
Visual Curation and Storytelling
Rida Ali will be selling her film prints and a book of all the film photos she's taken on ziyarat and umrah.