Furqaan Academy Bolingbrook
4th Annual Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, February 11th, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
at Albanian Islamic Center, 5825 St. Charles Rd. Berkeley, IL 60163
Guest Appearance by: BABA ALI
Babysitting is available
(ages 12 and under)
Or get your tickets
at our school location:
519 E. Briarcliff Rd.,
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
If unable to attend please
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Furqaan Academy Bolingbrook, 519 E. Briarcliff Rd,
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Featuring our special guests:
Shaykh Junaid Kharsani
He was born in South Africa in 1975. He memorized the Holy Qur’an at age of 15. His higher studies began at the Madrasah ‘Arabiyyah Islamiyyah in Azaadville, South Africa where he immersed himself in the study of Arabic, fiqh, hadith, the Qur’an, and related sciences. Soon after graduating in 1996, he began teaching hadith and tafsir at Islahul Muslimeen a seminary in Durban. Shaykh Junayd has long been involved in the work of da’wah and has served as a social worker and leader for a number of communities. He is currently Imam at Masjid Jamat Islam in Inglewood, California. He is also the founder of the Riyadhul Uloom Institute in Torrance, CA. He regularly delivers talks across the United States.
Qari Mustafa Miftah
A renowned Egyptian Qari, currently Imam at the Orland Park Prayer Center and Head of Furqaan Academy Hifz Department.
Shaykh Monzer Taleb
A nationally renowned khateeb and lecturer, former member of B.O.D. of Dallas Central Mosque and currently an active member of B.O.T.
Ali Ardekani a.k.a. Baba Ali
Baba Ali (Persian: بابا علی; born Ali Ardekani in 1975) is the co-founder (along with Mahdi Ahmad) of UmmahFilms, a Muslim film company that has produced a web series including the “Reminder” series and “Ask Baba Ali” series. Though of Muslim heritage, he was originally irreligious and accepted Islam after studying many religions, including wicca.
A worker in the IT field by profession in California, Ardekani quickly rose to prominence within the online Muslim community with Ummah films that claim Islam is the best religion in the West and discuss various Islamic topics. Using humor, Baba Ali’s work has found its way to television on the Islam Channel (Broadcast in the UK) and he has become a frequent guest at various Muslim conferences and events (Including the ICNA-MAS convention and Evening of Inspiration) and the Global Peace and Unity Event. His efforts have been featured in The New York Times and USA Today. Baba Ali recently launched his latest project, Half Our Deen, to help Muslims get married. Currently writing the screenplay for a full length film. His films have grown widely popular on Youtube, gaining over 10 million views.
Ali has also designed two board games, Mecca to Medina (a game about trading and negotiating, invented by Ali as an Islamic-themed game that can be played by all religions) and Kalimaat.