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What is Being ME?

Who we are?
Being ME is organised by Mercy Mission, a Muslim organisation that seeks to bring a world where every Muslim can live faithfully to their belief, building an exemplary Islamic community that benefits humanity. We are established in 8 countries and active in building schools and promoting Islamic knowledge according to the authentic teachings of the Quran and Hadith.

What we do?
We are an expansion of Mercy Mission’s portfolio of serving the needs of the Muslim community. This portfolio includes the AlKauthar Institute, New Muslim Care, 315Nisa, National Zakat Foundation and a growing list of social programs and services. Being ME offers lectures by prominent speakers and leaders; in-depth workshops on health, society, careers, and other pertinent issues.

Why we do it?
This conference embarks upon the mission to give all Muslim women a voice or an outlet to express the reality of their lifestyles, share accomplishments that benefit humanity and inspire others to do the same. We also provide the opportunity for all Muslim women to connect with each other so that we become pillars that support each other and the Deen.

Our Theme – Love, Aisha

Theirs was a profound love, tested and true, for she was an extraordinary woman of tremendous strength, superior intellect, and unshakeable faith.

When asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah , who is the most beloved person in the world to you?’ He named her, without a moment’s hesitation.

Aisha, Mother of the Believers.

Among the first of Muslims born into the Ummah, she was a student of knowledge, a distinguished scholar, an eloquent poet, a leader in battle, and a wife who fiercely loved and was loved. The depth of her character and personality reveal a complex woman who speaks to our hearts, stimulates our minds and inspires our souls.

This year, we explore the life of our beloved mother, Aisha . Her narrations are woven in historical texts, almost as letters written to the Muslimahs of today. From her legacy, we find lessons to bring out the best version of ourselves and strive to follow the example of one the greatest women that ever lived.

 

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  • Physical Tickets can be Purchased Here:

    Salam Shop
    905-569-7786
    3355 The Collegeway, Unit #18, Mississauga

    4D Hijabi
    905-813-9126
    6232 Mccovey Dr, Mississauga

    ILove Modesty
    905-212-7777
    5130 Dixie Rd, Unit #9a, Mississauga

    Ghazale Restaurant
    416-939-5816
    504 Bloor St W, Toronto

    Hijab Fashions
    416-292-2419
    421 Nugget Ave, Unit #5, Toronto

    Top Town Fashion & Gifts
    416-421-7868/416-816-7869
    2 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Unit #19, Toronto

    Hijabi Mama
    647-524-0674
    510 Sheppard Avenue, Pickering

    NTI
    289-805-2826
    3355 Hurontario St, Unit #5, Mississauga

    Nisaa Wear
    647-458-8726
    4274 Goldenrod Cr, Mississauga

    Mahal ul Jannah
    26 Reygate Crt. Ajax, ON L1S 2S9

    Modah
    2570 Haines Road Mississauga, L4Y 4A3

    Soundvision
    2570 Haines Road Mississauga, L4Y 4A3

Speakers

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Sister Taimiyyah Zubair

Daughter of Dr. Idrees Zubair and Dr. Farhat Hashmi, received an upbringing in a household focused on Islamic education. In her mid teens she completed her first study of the Translation and Tafseer of the Qur'an and since then she has been educated in various Islamic Sciences, including Arabic Grammar, Fiqh, and Tafseer.

She has pursued extended study under their supervision and is currently teaching Quran and Hadith studies at the AlHuda Institute. A mother of two children, she believes every Muslim should learn the Qur'an and Hadith in order to bring benefit into their lives.

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Shaykha Saleha Gangat

Was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She travelled with her family at the age of twelve to Gujarat, India for the acquisition of Islamic studies. There she spent eight years completing the Aa'limiyat course where she learnt the Islamic sciences of Arabic Language, Islamic Jurisprudence, Aqeedah, Tafseer, Hadeeth and its associated sciences under male scholars and obtained Ijazah from them.

Thereafter, she memorized the Holy Quran and has taught within the GTA for over 10 years. She has an Honors BSc in Neuroscience and Psychology and has recently completed a medical degree at McGill University. She is a also mother of 4 children, and is currently completing her residency in Family Medicine.

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Sister Haleh Banani

Is the host of a TV program called “With Haleh” which combines the principles of psychology and Islam to help people reach their full potential and overcome their challenges. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston, and has over 10 years experience in diagnosing mental and emotional disorders and administrating programs of treatment.

She established a website, HalehBanani.com, in order to address the needs of the Ummah from a psychological perspective and conducts webinars and teaches tools that empower her audience emotionally and helps improve their relationships. She is an internationally published writer and psychologist and has received her ijaza for recitation of the Quran with tajweed. She has been leading halaqas weekly for the past 8 years in order to inspire, empower and guide Muslims and non-Muslims using acceptance, tolerance, psychology & laughter.

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Sister Fuseina Mohamad

Was born in Seattle and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Information Systems from Illinois State University. She has always had a deep interest in understanding the Qur’an and took the opportunity to enroll in Bayyinah’s Dream Program. She graduated among the top students of Bayyinah Dream 2012.

After graduating from the Dream program, Sister Fuseina took on the responsibility of heading Bayyinah’s first Access Program, teaching Qur'anic Arabic for sisters and she started Bayyinah’s first continuing education program for graduates of the Dream and Access programs. She also began Bayyinah’s first 10-Day Fundamentals of Classical Arabic courses for sisters only and has taught the course several times around the country. Alongside teaching, Sister Fuseina has continued higher Arabic studies while also pursuing hifdh of Qur'an and Tajweed studies.​

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Sister Alima Ashfaq

Is the Founder and Director of I am Alima, and Women Of Ilm. She excelled in her academic studies, and is currently undertaking studies in Islamic Studies, in order to inspire, and teach Muslim women. She has studied under various scholars and students of knowledge, and currently undertaking an 'ijazah in the science of tajweed and memorising the Qur'an, due to her passion with the Qur'an.

She also has experience within various organisations and has held a number of leadership positions, which has given her an ample amount of life experience she shared in her lectures, and seminars. Sister Alima regularly lectures in the UK, and has authored Du’as of a Superstars, Love Unveiled and Falling in Love, and regularly blogs online. She currently resides in Sheffield, UK, and currently spends her time between her husband and baby, Islamic studies and delivering lectures and courses around the UK, and online.

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Sister Maryam Dadabhoy

Has been with National Council of Canadian Muslims since early 2004, first as a volunteer and later as a Community Relations Coordinator in the Greater Toronto Area where she manages issues related to advocacy, community outreach, media and Islamic awareness training.

Maryam obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at California State University Fullerton. She has also been involved extensively with GTA Muslim communities.

Sister Taimiyyah Zubair
Shaykha Saleha Gangat
Sister Haleh Banani
Sister Fuseina Mohamad
Sister Alima Ashfaq
Sister Maryam Dadabhoy

Conference Sessions & Workshops

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Play & Pray Children’s Conference

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The Play & Pray Children’s Conference will consist of an innovative and extremely fun day planned for our youngest attendees!

The activities are designed so that your children can further build upon their foundation of basic Islamic principles and etiquettes, while having fun with their friends! Your little ones will explore the Qur’an through various activities designed precisely to make their wondrous imagination going.

Stay tuned for the full day’s program!

To register your child for Play & Pray Children’s Conference, there is a separate entry fee (first come, first serve). By purchasing BOTH the Child Entry + Play & Pray Children’s Conference (Ages 4-10) in the link below, this will include BOTH access into venue and into the Play & Pray Children’s Conference.

Extremely limited seatings, so book here now!!

​Note: For children between the ages of 3.5yrs and 4yrs at the time of the event, an exception can be made to the age restriction if they meet the criteria listed below. Please email [email protected] to inform of any exceptions.
– Be able to cut a piece of paper independently
– Be able to sit through story time
– Be able to listen to the repetition of Qur’an
– Be able to verbalize requests
– Be able to use the washroom on their own

One Day Intensive Seminar

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Exhibition & Sponsor Packages

Meet our Sponsors

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Need a Ride?

Need a ride to Being ME 2016? Purchase a ticket for bus transport from one of our many convenient locations!
If you can help with Bus Coordination for your area, please contact [email protected].

Brampton Islamic Centre
6 Lowry Dr, Brampton, ON L7A 1B2 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: Alia Nasir 647-881-8463

Syeda Khadijah Centre
7150 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Z1 Pickup Time: 8:30 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: Madiha Shafiq 647-389-5654

ISNA
2200 S Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5J 2M4 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: Aysha Naeemi 905-483-8427

Al Huda Islamic Centre Mississauga
5671 McAdam Road, Mississauga L4Z 1N9 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: Shehla Hussain 647-782-6867

Muslim Society of Waterloo
213 Erb Street St. West, Waterloo N2L 1V6 Pickup Time: 7:30 AM
$ 15.00
Bus Coordinator: Sohayla Minnat 519-781-6445

Newmarket Islamic Center
700 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C1 Pickup Time: 7:45 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Islamic Society of York Region
1380 Stouffville Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3S3 Pickup Time: 8:15 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Islamic Community Center of Milton
8069 Esquesing Line, Milton, ON L9T 7L4 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 10.00
Bus Coordinator: Alaa Akbik 647-878-3815

International Muslims Organization
65 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1P1 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Hamilton Downtown Mosque
96 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1C9 Pickup Time: 6:45 AM
$ 15.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Hamilton Mountain Mosque
1545 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8W 3P8 Pickup Time: 7:30 AM
$ 15.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Kitchener Mosque
1017 Victoria St N, Kitchener, ON N2B 3C7 Pickup Time: 7:00 AM
$ 15.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 15.00
Bus Coordinator: Kamela Salimi 519-993-2308

Al-Huda Muslim Society Scarborough
975 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2K5 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: Madina Hotaki 647-871-3462

Islamic Foundation of Scarborough
441 Nugget Ave, Scarborough, ON M1S 5E1 Pickup Time: 8:30 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Abu Huraira Center
270 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 5C9 Pickup Time: 8:00 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

Islamic Society of Toronto
4 Thorncliffe Park Dr, Toronto, ON M4H 1H1 Pickup Time: 8:30 AM
$ 8.00
Bus Coordinator: TBD

London Muslim Mosque
151 Oxford St W, London, ON N6H 1S1, Pickup Time: 7:00 AM
$25.00
Bus Coordinator: Rezan Mosa 226-700-8055

Hospitality

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