Beginning as an idea among a couple of university graduates, RIS has grown into a convention attracting the worlds top Islamic speakers and artists performing in front of twenty thousand attendees from across the globe. It isn’t only the Muslim community that has benefited from the convention; annually the convention has attracted large numbers of non-Muslims who have taken shahadah at or after attending the convention. May Allah make them strong and steadfast on the straight path.
Each year I have personally witnessed this event grow bigger and better. People of different cultural backgrounds, age groups, speaking different languages, people of different races and colour, come together at this convention once a year under the umbrella of Islam, masha’Allah. All of which is planned, managed, and executed by massive numbers of youth volunteers.
The RIS convention has proven to be an example of the success that can be attained by recognizing the potential of our Muslim youth here in Toronto.