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"24-7" — Fiqh Ad-Dua & Dhikr

  • Dallas, TX
  • with Shaykh Waleed Basyouni
  • Starts Sep 5th, 2014
  • View » Seminar that will enable students to understand deeper meaning of daily dhikr and Fiqh rulings about it. Learn the proper etiquette of dhikr and feel the power of dua.

"Fiqh of Love" — Fiqh of Marriage

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • with Shaykh Waleed Basyouni
  • Starts Sep 12th, 2014
  • View » Rules of marriage and divorce; sexual intimacy; Prophetic example of marriage; child custody. (Double weekend).

"All Around Us" — Signs of the last day

  • Chicago, IL
  • with Shaykh Kamal El Mekki
  • Starts Aug 22nd, 2014
  • View » Study of The major and Minor signs of the last day

"The Code Evolved" — Evolution of Fiqh

  • Houston, TX
  • with Shaykh Yaser Birjas
  • Starts Sep 12th, 2014
  • View » Historical analysis of the development of Islamic jurisprudence and legal theory; survey of the development of the legal schools (madhāhib). (Single/Double weekend)

"All Around Us" — Signs of the last day

  • Detroit, MI
  • with Shaykh Kamal El Mekki
  • Starts Sep 5th, 2014
  • View » Study of The major and Minor signs of the last day

AlMaghrib News

The Criterion: 21-34 | Sh Ahsan Hanif | Ramadān Reminder 29

You’ve enjoyed some great videos in this Ramadān series by the grace of Allah and we are now at the end. But we followed the old cliché and saved the best for last.

Yes, we swear to you, Sh Ahsan Hanif is about to blow your mind!

On Mostafa Khalifa, rahimahullah

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform our AlMaghrib family that one of its dearest and earliest members, indeed one of its pioneers, Mostafa Khalifa has passed away to the mercy of his Lord. Mostafa was the original Ameer of Qabeelat Durbah (New Jersey), and what an Ameer he was! Rahimahullah.


Mostafa had been battling illness for a number of years until this point and passed away tonight. Please make du'a for him from the deepest of your heart.

May Allah envelop Mostafa in His mercy, may his returning to his Lord in the month of Mercy be a good ending for Him, may his family be granted patience in their calamity, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.

Sh Yaser Birjas, in attendance at his funeral, said:

#‎MostafaKhalifa‬ a dear friend, a beloved brother and an amazing Ameer. Just passed away on a blessed night of Ramadan. Ya Allah forgive him.



Sh Yasir Qadhi said:

"One of my dearest students and someone whom I considered a close friend has just passed away an hour ago.

Br. Mostafa Khalifah from New Jersey, a righteous man (نحسبه كذلك ولا نزكي على الله أحدا) whom everyone who ever interacted with loved and respected and admired, passed away after battling with an illness. He leaves behind his mother and brother and sisters. Mostafa was a role model for many youth of the New Jersey area: a good student of knowledge, a social worker, a mentor for the teenagers, always cheerful and laughing, yet dedicated and hardworking.

What makes this tragedy even more painful is that his father recently passed away as well, hence this is a double tragedy for the family. Yet, the Khalifah family is known for its high morals and values, and I have no doubt in my mind that they are being tested because they are, insha Allah, worthy of passing that test, and so that their ranks are raised in this world and in the next.



What a fortunate death! To die in the last few nights of Ramadan, on an odd night, after Friday, and to die in a state that so many people genuinely love and respect you!

Ya Mostafa! You are now in a much, much better place insha Allah, but you will be sorely missed. The heart grieves, and the eyes cry, but we only say what pleases Allah: to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return!

O people, learn from this lesson. Our brother Mostafa was at the prime of his youth, yet the inevitable end that awaits us all came to him.





Please, make a special du'a for our brother Mostafa, and his family, and for all Muslims."

Sh Muhammad AlShareef in tribute to his close friend, said:

"One of my closest friends passed away earlier today. Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon. Mostafa Khalifa, from New Jersey, USA. He was one of the pioneers of AlMaghrib Institute, from back in 2003. I didn’t post earlier because I was in shock and in tears.



The first time I met Mostafa was at MSA East Zone conference n NJ, back in 2003. Two brothers wanted to bring AlMaghrib to NJ, but they said they were not the ones to lead it. They said if anyone was the man to lead AlMaghrib to success in NJ, it would be Mostafa.

Since then, many years of AlMaghrib work in NJ and nationally, and many years of performing Hajj together, Mostafa became someone I would consider as close as a blood brother.

When I taught NicheHero in London, UK in 2012, I invited Mostafa to attend. As an incentive, I told my dear beloved friend that he could share my apartment with me in London. Subhan Allah, that week teaching class with Mostafa accompanying me was one of the happiest most beloved times to me in my life. I was just thinking a few days ago in Ramadan that I wanted to teach another class in London, in the same place, in the same time of winter year, so that I could re-feel those beautiful memories I had with Mostafa back in 2012. (And everyone who took that class in 2012 in the UK knows Mostafa because his love, smile, and warm laughter was shared with everyone.)

The project Mostafa was working on “Talk to the Beard”, where he last posted publically, was actually a project he launched from NicheHero. We spent days in that London apartment discussing his community announcement project.

I’m in Madinah right now where I heard the news a few hours ago. At first there’s this massive shock, but when that wears out, you’re just left with constant flowing tears. And the thing that keeps repeating in my mind is the last four verses of surat AlFajr:

[To the righteous it will be said], "O reassured soul, Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him], And enter among My [righteous] servants, And enter My Paradise."]

And i’ve been thinking all day about Mostafa and thinking perhaps today this was said to him.

Mostafa always loved people to make Dua for him. Please continue pray for him today that Allah enter him into Jannatul Firdaws.

When his beloved father passed away two years ago, I said to Mostafa, look we hear in the news about how people become billionaires overnight when their companies go public, like what happened with Facebook at that time. I said, but that’s Dunya, and you’re father invested in the hereafter -- this is HIS billionaire payout.

That’s what I said for Mostafa’s father two years ago, and today I say the same for my beloved friend Mostafa. May this day be the day YOU received your billionaire payout for all the pioneering work you did for the sake of Allah.

To Mostafa’s mother; Mohab, Melody, and Malik, I’m like your older brother and i’m here for you for anything you need."

The Legend that was Shaykh Ibn Baz | Sh Waleed Basyouni | Ramadān Reminder 28

One of the greatest scholars of our time, one who showed his legacy in how he responded to those who attacked him, and also the one who…actually just listen to Sh Waleed Basyouni explain in this beautiful - yet sadly the penultimate - Ramadān Reminder of our series.

He is Al-‘Afuww! Can YOU forgive and forget? | Dr Reda Bedeir | Ramadān Reminder 27

The Night of Power might have passed, but its Day is definitely still in play. Learn the meaning of the du‘ā you made these nights and put it into practice too! It’s Dr Reda Bedeir with No.27…

Are you even hearing what you’re reciting? All a blur? | Sh Abu Eesa | Ramadān Reminder 26

In Sh Abu Eesa’s final contribution, just how many times should we be aiming to complete the Qur’ān at the moment? Is the Qur’ān impacting on you? It’s Ramadān Reminder No.26…

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