Unveiling Conference 2019 Reflections
What was the experience of the Unveiling Conference 2019 like for the audience?
Through the mercy of Allah, many hearts opened up to the personal experiences and sincere advice shared at the Unveiling Conference. Many attendees found benefit in the names of Allah being unveiled to them.
People from all backgrounds, ages, perspectives, and occupations came together and presented their hearts to be filled with the mercy of Allah… and they did not leave except that Allah mentioned them in a gathering far greater than themselves.
“My heart wants to be closer to Allah, I want to live to please Allah only and be satisfied with what He has decreed for me. The Unveiling 2019 was one of the most beautiful and spiritually uplifting experiences that I have had in a very, very long time. I ask Allah (ﷻ) to allow me to implement what I have learnt in my life daily, even if it’s just one thing InshaAllah. I feel immensely blessed to have been part of this beautiful experience, Alhamdulillah.”
“What a thought-provoking, emotional, spiritually uplifting morning… I felt like I have been unveiled. Another layer has been removed… I cannot give enough Shukr to Allah (ﷻ) for granting me the opportunity to be present. Allah (ﷻ) favoured me so much. I am so blessed, not in Dunya but with Akhira riches… cannot stop listening to the thikr that was made between speakers. I want to have this feeling forever… calm… I feel closer to Allah (ﷻ). We want more of these programs kanala.”
“Personally, I gained insight into my own emotions and discovered practical steps on how to gain closeness to Allah during trials and difficulties.
What the speakers said definitely resonated within me, for my husband passed away in December 2018 and although I accepted it, his Janazah to me was so surreal. Many saw it as me who was being strong, but it was in fact as if The Almighty had placed a hold on that terrible hurt reaching deep within my being. Thus when Muallima Fadwa mentioned that Allah may at times keep your heart at a certain state, it all clicked.
That my brokenness could be released over time was a mercy from the Almighty, and not in any way a show of my strength.
Certainly the Designer of this test was all knowledgeable, and to me it demonstrated that indeed Allah is more merciful than even our mothers. I never could fathom nor wrap my head around that concept, because to me as a mother it seems somehow foreign because we would do everything and sacrifice all for our kids… but Allah allowed me to experience all that myself.
The fact that someone else also saw the Iddah period as a gift nearly caused me to jump from my seat and shout “Hallelujah!” LOL ! This was exactly how I felt in my Iddah…. I felt protected under His Divine Care, insulated like the snoek.
Muallima Roshan with her beautiful du’a touched my heart. For a very long time, due to my brokenness after saying my prayers, I would just sit on my salah mat unable to put what I was feeling into words… there were only emotions that I couldn’t convey to my Rabb, and this had me feeling immensely guilty. That is why it really hit me when one sister said the simple words… “Allah knows.” Allah knows even when we don’t have the words.
Again, I had an ‘Aha!’ moment. My guilt from not making du’a – or rather not being able to make du’a – lifted, Alhamdulillah. Who knows His servant better than his CREATOR? Only Allah can fix and put all the pieces back together for He is Al- Jabbaar…!
The lectures also brought the names of Allah alive in my heart, through the speakers’ practical examples. Since Sunday I have been reciting Allah’s names while walking, at work, washing dishes… it’s a new kind of appreciation and love for The Almighty that has been planted in my heart. Shukran to all… really, this was a most beautiful and heart changing program.”
Lessons they took Home
“I learnt that one should never question Allah (ﷻ), as everything that happens in our life happens for a reason and only He, The Creator, can take away and give back.”
“I have learnt so much Alhamdulillah, especially how to cope in bad times and to truly, only put your trust in The Almighty.”
“Mualimah Salma, Alhamdulilah, I found most inspiring and beneficial. I have absorbed so much from this event. How to have a better connection with my Creator, how to be a better Muslim woman and how to look within myself… in the heart ❤.”
“Alhamdulillah, it was so beautiful I will never forget what was said.”
“Alhamdulillah, I haven’t been able to speak about it because I cannot find enough words to describe the experience. I was so reminded of my emotions on Hajj 18 years ago as we gathered on Arafah in remembrance of Allah (ﷻ), pleading for His forgiveness.
My only regret is that I have never been able to attend the previous conferences, but Alhamdulillah, I know that Allah has planned it that way. I am going through the video over and over so that I can make notes for myself, Alhamdulillah. Are there any videos of the previous conference? It will be much appreciated.
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My du’a for the organizations, the individuals involved in putting this wonderful event together and their families, is that Allah (ﷻ) guides you all and grants you the ability and resources to continue this wonderful initiative. I pray that your Da’wah reaches the masses InshaAllah, because Allah knows how much we need the tools that were shared at the conference.
I say shukr Allah that you all made it through your experiences and came out so strong and able to share it with us, Alhamdulillah. May Allah inspire everyone who attended, and those who listened via the live-streaming, and others who will watch the video. I pray that we all continue on the journey that you have invited us to, and that it brings us closer to Allah. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Shukran Jazilan.”
“What I took is that I must check the condition of my heart daily. If pain, trials and tests were not a blessing, why did Allah (ﷻ) create it at all? Allahu Akbar!”
“This was my 8th year in attendance and the event holds a special spot on my calendar. I’m so privileged to have my sisters next to me each year – my biological sisters. But then I also have my unveiling ‘sisters’. When the morning starts we are all smiling and hugging, eager to spend the morning in remembrance of Allah. Then halfway through the program – we meet up, exchange looks – and we burst out crying.
We cry because we know each other’s stories and each of us has found our peace with Allah. The topics and speakers spoke to our hearts. And after a morning of glorifying Allah and our beloved prophet (ﷺ) – in which the birds joined in – we leave with hearts renewed and reattached to The Supreme, The Almighty, The All-Wise. Then armed with attached hearts, we continue to face the Dunya.”
“InshaAllah I will be leaving formal employment soon to be at home and follow up my longing to join the students of Deen. This decision of mine was solidified by the conference. I realised that my stress was because of too much focus on the Dunya, and that my aim should be for the Akhira.”
“What a blessed event, MashaAllah. Allah is great! I cried from start to finish and I was touched by each and every speaker. I had undergone a similar experience to Ml Fadwah, with a miscarriage but Alhamdullilah, I placed Tawaqqul in Allah that day and He granted me another chance.
He has taken a baby away from me, but SubhanAllah, ever since that day I have only grown closer to my Rabb. Alhamdullilah. (It was the Light Upon Light Foundation’s Ummi2b du’a card that also helped me get through that day.) Ml Roshaan always hits home, one can never sit with a dry eye when she speaks.
It was as if all the speakers were speaking directly to me, as I could relate to most things they said. I am currently a Mizan Institute student, but I am making du’a that Allah allows me the opportunity to give up my highly pressurising day-job in order for me to learn His beloved Book full-time at Zahraa Institute.
I have a great yearning to be in a class every day, (such as at Zahraa) learning the Beloved Book of Allah. Sundays just don’t feel enough for me. May Allah grant me what is best for me Allahumma Ameen. I pray that The Almighty in his infinite mercy bless all the organizers, speakers, all those involved in such a beautiful event, and grant them to be among those who will enter Jannah tul Firdous Ameen Thumma Ameen ❤.”
May Allah accept all their du’as, keep them in gatherings of thikr and use them for His Deen. Ameen. Please keep your calendars open for next year’s Unveiling Conference, and allow yourself to taste the sweetness of the event InshaAllah.