Finish this Ramadan strong!

Last 10 Days + 10 Powerhouse AlMaghrib Instructors = Super Eman Rush Boost

Join the All-Star panel of AlMaghrib Instructors this Sunday July 28th for the Ilminar Journey to Allah: The Last 10 nights. Join us for a GEM packed Ilminar helping you to make the most of the Last 10 nights.

What: Journey to Allah (swt): The Last Ten Nights

When: Sunday, July 28th at 2PM NYC Time/7PM London Time

Who: Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Shaykh Omar Suleiman, Dr Yasir Qadhi, Shaykh Abu Eesa, Shaykh Ahsan Hanif, Shaykh Saad Tasleem, Shaykh Yaser Birjas, Shaykh Navaid Aziz, Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya & Dr Reda Bedeir

Where: www.sharethekhayr.org/live

Topics:

Shaykh Navaid Aziz- Virtue of last ten nights
Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya – Laylatul Qadr
Shaykh Ahsan Hanif – Time Management in Ramadan
Shaykh Saad Taslem – Love of Allah
Dr Reda – Du’a
Shaykh Waleed Basyouni – Fiqh of Itikaaf
Shaykh Abu Eesa – Quran
Shaykh Omar Suleiman – Tawbah
Shaykh Yasir Birjas – Fiqh of Ramadan for Sisters
Dr. Yasir Qadhi – Charity in Ramadan

P.S: Don’t forget to join AlMaghrib Ilminar this Sunday and finish Ramadan strong!

IlmSummit 2013 in the UK?

Yes you heard it right. If you were expecting IlmSummit to be held in Houston, Texas, then think again.

IlmSummit is back and this year in sha Allah will be held in Reading, Berkshire, just outside of London.

The dates are Friday, December 20th, 2013, to Monday, December 30th, 2013. This year IlmSummit will be a full ten-nights in Wokefield Park, just outside of London, (UK).

This year we have an exciting line-up of instructors. Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Shaykh Abu Eesa, Shaykh Ahsan Hanif & Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda (Qalam Institute) will be teaching alongside myself in sha Allah.

Based on popular demand, the venue have allowed quad & triple sharing for a room (i.e. 4/3 people per room). Hopefully, this will allow many more of our students to come. The Quad/Triple rooms are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

IlmSummit has always been the highlight of the year for all of us Instructors. I am confident that this year will bring another round of brotherhood and sisterhood, iman-builders, academic foundations and of course, everlasting joyful memories.

If you’d like to apply to attend IlmSummit 2013, please follow this link: www.AlMaghrib.org/IlmSummit

Here are the details again:

What: IlmSummit 2013

Dates: Friday, December 20th – Monday, December 30th, 2013

Location: Wokefeild Park, Berkshire, UK

Cost: £1500/person (single occupancy), or £1350/person (double occupancy), £1250/person (triple occupancy) or £1150/person (quad occupancy).

Apply online: www.AlMaghrib.org/IlmSummit

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]

Get your Zakat Questions answered

Last week we heard Sh Waleed and Sh Ahsan answering your questions regarding Fasting and du’a. This week Shaykh Abu Eesa will be joining us live today for Fatwa Night: Fiqh of Zakat in sha Allah. Ramadan is a month where MOST of us will be paying our Zakat and with Zakat being a pillar of Islam, we cannot afford to be ignorant.

To get your questions answered live, post them on our Facebook page –> www.facebook.com/AlMaghribWorld

What: Fatwa Night: Fiqh of Zakat
When: Sunday, July 21st at 2PM NYC Time/7PM London (UK) Time
Where: www.sharethekhayr.org/live

Miss it. Miss Out!

Daily Ramadan Reminders

Ramadan Mubarak!

As a special treat this Ramadan AlMaghrib will be releasing a Ramadan Reminder video every single day this month. Catch the daily reminders on AlMaghrib Institute’s Fan Page here.

The first two videos have already been released by Sh Waleed and Sh Kemal.

Check them out and Share the Khayr by sharing and posting on your timelines so that others can also benefit!

Have a Blessed and Beneficial Ramadan. Ameen

Fatwa night is back!

It wouldn’t be Ramadan without Fatwa Nights! Back in action this upcoming Sunday with Shaykh Waleed Basyouni and Shaykh Ahsan Hanif!

Post your questions here in the comment box for questions relating to Fiqh of Fasting and Du’a. Questions with the most ‘likes’ will be answered LIVE!

What: Fatwa Night: Fiqh of Fasting and Du’a
When: Sunday, July 14th at 2PM NYC Time/7PM London Time
Where: www.sharethekhayr.org/live

And the Ilympic Event: Lyrical Art winner is…

LAYLA IZRUNA from Qabeelat Barakah, Manchester. Mabrook Layla.

Alhamdulillah as part of the Share the Khayr campaign, AlMaghrib hosted its second Ilympic Event: Lyrical Art Poetry competition.

Poets and Spoken Word artists were all out on form to put forward their pieces. And the great thing about this event was how the sisters from all over the AlMaghrib World were representing in the finals, with only a single brother who made the cut.

The winner for this event was Sister Layla Izruna from Manchester who spoke her piece LIVE from Sh Abu Eesa’s Rizq Factory seminar. Her piece entitled “Mind the Gap” inspired by a short working stint living in the City of London and the working environment. Her piece was a unique story telling style which is an ancient art of poetry long forgotten. It was a focussed and detailed piece based around an evident theme and very relevant metaphors.

Here is the winning poem, which most Londoners can definitely relate to:

Mind the Gap
Please mind the gap between the train and the platform

Stepping off into a world of
Bricks and metal and grey.
Walking through lines and lines of posters
Lines and lines of posters
Portals into made up worlds
We’ve made to escape
The made up world we’ve created for ourselves

I look up and I can’t see the sky for all the skyscrapers
Trying to scratch their names into the heavens
“I was here!” they desperately call
Hoping to make a name for themselves among the clouds
Thinking this is all there is to lay a claim on

I need to lift my head a little higher to see
A little higher to just breathe
This city air is suffocating me

Building walls higher and higher
Between us and the signs
The signs that remind us
What it means to be alive
That God is Great and we are not
Not all powerful
Not independent
Not self-sufficient
We depend on Him and He is Magnificent

Soon hands will become obsolete
Because all we’ll need is a stick
To prod at a keyboard for all life’s necessities
And, do you remember when we used talk to one other?
Face to face
Eye to eye
Heart to heart
Now reduced to a notification on a phone screen
And something less than three
All this communication is only isolating me

Please, mind the gap

I think we’re all stuck in the gap
And haven’t quite made it to the other side
This Godless Gap where man thinks he’s making it all by himself
With no need for the One who made him and his ability to make

We’ve forgotten to lose ourselves in the vastness of the sky
Soothe our souls in the green of the countryside
Work to do, trains to catch, messages to check
Life goes running on distracting us from life itself

When was the last time you woke with the birds
Let your hearts dance to their song?
Prepared a meal to the plate
Right from the ground which it was from?
Now, I love the city, don’t get me wrong
But sometimes there’s a time for a timeout

Because I’m losing touch with nature
Losing touch with reality
And God help me if I’m losing touch with Him

This is a Circle line train direct to your Creator, your originator
Please, please, mind the gap.

You can check out Sister Layla on her Facebook page and personal blogspot aptly entitled: Salam in Wonderland.

You can also listen to the winning piece and also catch the rest of the submission finalists at: www.sharethekhayr.org/lyricalart

Well done Sister Layla. You have done the UK proud!