Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Twins of Faith

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته and good day!

Last two week, I had the opportunity to go to the Twins of Faith conference. This event is held all over the world inviting many renowned speakers from across the globe. This year, this event was held at the O2 Arena. The venue is a prestigious venue where they usually held massive concerts such as the British Music Awards. This time, the venue was used to embrace Allah, SubhanAllah!

The theme for this year's ToF is Once upon a time in Madinah. The talks reflected on the Sahabat's (apostles/closest followers of the prophet) life during the time of Rasulullah (peace be upon him) both before and after Hijrah to Madinah.

The venue was super big, but it was a full house!! We got the tickets for free from our friends that bought the tickets earlier. Lucky us! Those with free tickets (they call it as general tickets) need to enter from a different door. 

They gave us stamps on the way in.

Luckily, we were one of the first to enter and we get to choose our seats in front! Yeay!!

There were various speakers that shared the life and lessons from the Sahabat. Quran reciters from Riyadh and another country that I don't remember. Their recitations can make you teared up. It was so peaceful in that arena, listening to his recitations.

Part of the talk that I want to share with you:

Twins of faith, means two things in faith which are Iman, and 'Amal. Neither one could be without the other. As Allah swt has said various times in the Quran:

And give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness that their portion is gardens beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom they say: “This is what we were fed with before” for they are given things in similitude, and they have therein companions, and they abide therein (Surah al-Baqarah[2], verse 25).

To have faith, is to believe in Allah as the One true God, and Muhammad peace be upon him is the messenger of God. Also to portray your believe, through actions, by following the guidelines that has been stated clearly in the Quran and Hadith.

There were some nasheed performance in between the talks. The nasheed is not like today's entertainment. It is all about worshiping Allah swt. If your entertainment does not make your faith stronger, then avoid it.

However, we had to leave early because I wanted to pickup my lifelong friend from the airport.

We headed out with my friend that came with her two daughters. 

After we rushed out, I found out that my friend is actually coming on the next day. hahaha...choi! That's another story.

I didn't get to take her anywhere or even pick her up from the airport (It's the weekdays dude!). So to make it up, I sent her off when she's going back to Malaysia. Come again dear friend! =D

Until next time...Ramadhan mubarak to every Muslim out there. May our journey throughout the month of Ramadhan is fruitful and be the ticket towards jannah.

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