Culturally Relevant Islamic Institute Equips Muslims to Educate Others

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah (swt), AlMaghrib Institute continues to expand to an even larger audience. Houston Chronicle got a glimpse of AlMaghrib in action and had nothing but awesome things to say.

AlMaghrib students enjoy a discussion in class

“God will exalt those of you who believe and those who have knowledge to high degrees.” (The Quran – 58:11)

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IlmFest 2011 Houston: Reflections

As I entered Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas last Saturday, a feeling of peaceful familiarity overtook me.  Since moving from a major city on the east coast to a sleepy suburb on the other side of the country, I have endured the void that can only be filled by surrounding oneself with angels in a gathering of knowledge.  This year’s IlmFest was exactly what I needed!  It was such a breath of fresh air to listen to the lectures given by well-spoken students of knowledge and to be surrounded by over one thousand Muslims.  It revived a piece of my heart that had been dormant since I left my hometown and made me feel the familiar stirrings of emotions evoked by hearing Qur’aan, Hadith, and stories of the past and present.   Continue reading “IlmFest 2011 Houston: Reflections”

IlmFest Southern California: A Day to be Remembered

IlmFest SoCal 2011

Nearly two thousand attendees from throughout the West Coast packed the second floor of the Anaheim Hilton on Sunday, December 25th, 2011. After years of waiting, making dua’, and working for it, AlMaghrib’s one-day conference, IlmFest, finally made its way to Southern California. From mini-skirt to niqab, the community came out and represented, attending the nearly 13-hour conference hosted by Qabeelat Haqq, the local AlMaghrib chapter.   Continue reading “IlmFest Southern California: A Day to be Remembered”