17th November 2018


Mercure Hotel, Manchester Piccadilly


20+ Professional Speakers

Children's Programme

Ages up to 16

ABOUT US / what is The Muslim Convention about?

The Muslim Convention’s aim is to provide a networking platform for Shia Muslims in order to promote their spiritual, educational, social and economic well-being.

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Opening Session

Main Session 1: A Quest for an Identity

Sayed Muhammad Baqir Al-Qazwini
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hilli
Sheikh Safdar Razi
Zahra Al Alawi
Dr Ahab Bdaiwi
MC: Amir Taki

Break & Prayers

Main Session 2: In Search of a Homeland

H.E. Sayed Jaafar Al-Hakeem
H.E. Dr Sayed Fadhil Al-Milani
H.E. Dr Sheikh Mohammed Ali Shomali
Dr Hasnain Walji
Sr Ummulbanin Merali
MC: Mustafa Masoud

Lunch Break


Prayer/End of Convention

Our Media: Is It Having an Impact?

How far has our media been able to reach our inner audience and impact our population to provide clarity of direction.

Do Community Organisations Have the Answers?

The role of community organisations and centres in creating a better understanding to today’s challenges and providing solutions.

Identity: a psychological perspective

How do we address the issue of identity from a psychological perspective to help us understand the scientific background of such an important topic.

Business Development: Professionalism and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs and their impact on shaping the direction of the community, through their building of next generation and supporting of community centers.

11-16 Years

Lead by Sister Nosheen Zahra
  • Confidence building and public speaking
  • Social media and mental well-being
  • Unity, faith and discipline

5-10 Years

Lead by Sister Thikra Al-Kharsan
  • Lessons from the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)
  • Arts and crafts to be used during the Grand Celebration
  • Movies related to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family)
  • Henna and face painting

Qur’an Recitation


Tejani Brothers

Ali Fadhil

Sayed Jaafar Al-Hakeem (Keynote)

Mohammad Hojairat

Ticket Prices



With valid student ID



Ages 18+



2 adults and up to 5 children under 18

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Your Personal Data:

What we need

The Muslim Convention (commissioned by The Mainstay Foundation) will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. We use your name, address, email and contact number to process activities/services/responses.

Why we need it

We need to know your personal data in order to administer any service or activity and relay information to you, as part of our dealings with you as an individual or in grant related matters the organisation you represent.

You do not need to provide this information. This will however impact upon our dealings with you and we may not be able to provide you with our activities/services/responses.

What we do with it

All the personal data we process is processed by our staff in the UK, the information may however be located on servers outside of the UK but within the European Union. We use the service of Xero UK, an accounting service to process personal data for record and accounting purposes. We may also share personal data with our accountants, auditors and financial service providers only where necessary in cases relating to grant making activities and donations by donors.

We may also share personal data we hold only where the law requires us to do.

We take your data seriously and have a rigorous data protection regime in place to ensure the security and effective procession of your personal data.

How long we keep it

We ensure that we do not keep personal data for longer than we need for the purpose it was collected for. This means that personal data that we destroy or erase personal data once it is no longer needed.

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO);

You can contact our data protection officer at or on +44 (0)7507899044


The Muslim Convention aims to provide a networking platform for Shia Muslims in order to promote their spiritual, educational, social and economic well-being.
The Muslim Convention gives you the opportunity network with Shia Muslims from a variety of different backgrounds and locations. It is an event to connect and engage in intellectual topics affecting the community.

Our vision this year is to help Muslims in the United Kingdom understand and establish their identity.
Limited paid parking is available in the hotel.
There is also a paid car-park nearby.
The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is:
a 6-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station
a 10-minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station
After the main convention, there will be a celebration which will be free and open to all for the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy family).

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Portland St, Manchester
M1 4PH

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