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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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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