One purpose, One goal, One ummah.

The festival of the year is back! The festival that brings together hundreds of Muslims for one purpose, as one Ummah. And no, it’s not ‘Eed…it’s the festival of ‘Ilm, otherwise known as ‘Ilmfest. This event brings together several AlMaghrib speakers, various topics and hundreds of Muslims celebrating the blessing of knowledge.

It is a truly exceptional event, a chance to study under a range of Shuyookh and get an insight into many different areas of interest. ‘Ilmfest is known to be one of the most successful AlMaghrib events, coming to the most successful Qabaa’il, allowing students to experience the sweetness of ‘Ilm and Emaan all in one go!  This is an opportunity for your communities to come together for a blessed purpose, an opportunity to experience a small fraction of what our pious predecessors spent their entire lives experiencing. Continue reading “One purpose, One goal, One ummah.”

Eid Mubarak!!

Alhumdulila Allah has blessed us to witness another Eid, to celebrate after the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah.

On behalf of everyone at AlMaghrib Institute, all the Shuyukh, staff & volunteers we would all like to wish you all a very happy Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept this from us and from you insha Allah.

As an Eid treat Shaykh Saad Tasleem, the newest AlMaghrib Instructor has recorded a special Eid message, with some good tips on increasing love within our family.

Check out the YouTube video: Eid Mubarak from Shaykh Saad Tasleem from AlMaghrib Institute

Dua for Syria

“Have we given up? Did the situation change, or do we just not care?”

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

To say there is nothing we can do, is to say that we do not know our religion!

Yes, it is a sad reality! The situation in Ash-sham (Syria) is disturbing, and Allah swt is aware of it all. Children are being killed, others are made to prostrate to pictures of the president, and many maimed and murdered in numerous other methods and events! If this does not move your heart, then what will?

The prophet, Muhammad (may Gods peace and blessing be upon him), said, “There is no good in you if corruption is spread in Ash-sham (the land of Syria)”. If this is not corruption, then what is?

Syria Special

Allah (swt) The Almighty has said,

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.

To say there is nothing we can do, is to say that we do not know our religion! Why is it that we are not making Ad-du’a, (supplicating) to our Creator in the morning, afternoon, and evening? “Did we give up on Allah, the situation change, or do we just not care?” Allah knows what is going on, what has been and what will be, but this is about change.

Brothers and sisters, Allah has blessed us with Ad-du’a (supplication)! Our Muslim brothers and sisters in Syria and elsewhere are being tested with some of the greatest test known to man. We can cry to our Creator in du’a and raise awareness with our families, communities and around the world.

Contributed by Br. Yusuf Sneed