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AlMaghrib representing at the GPU in London this month

The Global Peace and Unity Conference in London on the weekend of 23rd/24th November is one of the largest Islamic conferences in Europe and attracts thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Scholars, leaders, thinkers, performers from across the globe are invited to take the stage in a packed schedule of back to back talks surrounding issues that concern us Muslims today living in the West and creates a platform for meaningful dialogue. It not only hosts the conference but also houses a vibrant and packed exhibition bazaar where independent retailers and businesses can showcase their products from across the UK. A truly family filled weekend with lots to do.

Every year, a selection of our AlMaghrib Instructors get invited to take the stage and speak to thousands of attendees and this year was no different. Sh Muhammad AlShareef and Sh Dr Yasir Qadhi were also invited this year to speak. You can check out their videos below:

Sh Muhammad AlShareef

Sh Dr Yasir Qadhi

AlMaghrib Institute were also present at the GPU with a stand in the bazaar area and managed to meet a lot of the past, current and new students. It was great to see the buzz and excitement when students and kids came to meet the shuyookh at the stand.

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[IlmSummit UK '13] So who’ll be teaching Tajweed this year?

IlmSummit 2013 Applications are still open, with limited seating available. AlMaghrib Institute’s annual 10-day intensive academic retreattakes place in Berkshire, UK (outside of London, UK) during the dates: December 20th – 30th 2013 in sha Allah.

Take a look at the resident instructors for IlmSummit below and some of the focused topics they’ll be teaching.


Shaykh Waleed Basyouni – In depth appreciation of Shaykh’l-Islam ibn Taymiyyah’s work, Al Aqeeda Al-Wasitiyyah.

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi – In-depth analysis of the theological controversies in early Islam that resulted in the largest schism in the Muslim world.

Shaykh Abu Eesa – Islamic Political Science using Shaykh al-‘Uthaymin’s commentary to Shaykh’l-Islam ibn Taymiyyah’s masterpiece, al-Siyasah al-Shar‘iyyah fi Iṣlah al-Ra‘iwal-Ra‘iyyah (The Political System In Reforming The Ruler And Citizens).

Shaykh Ahsan Hanif – Daily Qur’aan & Tajweed sessions.


Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda – Tafseer of Surat Fussilat

[Trailer] IlmSummit UK 2013:

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[Live Ilminar with Dr Yasir Qadhi] The Massacre of Karbala

Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (`alayhi al-salam) and his people from the clutches of Fir`awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments…

“Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.”

Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events in Islamic history: The Massacre of Karbala.

Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi as he analyzes and contextualizes the events that led up to the martyrdom of al-Husayn (radiAllahu `anhu), its occurrence and aftermath, in an unparalleled LIVE AlMaghrib Ilminar.

What: Live Online Broadcast - The Massacre of Karbala

When: This Sunday, November 10th, 12PM LA Time / 3PM NYC Time / 8PM London Time

Where: RSVP online at

Who: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi

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[V-Newsletter Nov 2013] Catch up with Br Boona

Br Boonaa is back this November with AlMaghrib Institute’s video newsletter! This month, find out what the AlMaghrib Shuyukh have been up to, the best performing Qabeela, latest courses & much more:

This month’s trivia question is really interesting with a free AlMaghrib class for the winner! Don’t forget to post your replies on our Facebook page –>

P.S: Remember the first person to post the correct answer on our Facebook page will be this month’s winner in sha Allah.

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Behind the Scenes at IlmSummit

IlmSummit, AlMaghrib Institute’s premier academic retreat is nearly here! Applications have been pouring in, with only limited seats left!

This year’s IlmSummit has an exciting line up of topics, some of which are NOT taught anywhere else in the western hemisphere! Find out more about the curriculum HERE!

In this week’s video, Dr. Yasir Qadhi takes you behind the scenes of a previous IlmSummit. He shares how he builds his class materials and what are some of his aims as a teacher & the Dean of AlMaghrib Institute.

Ever wondered the effect some of the classes at AlMaghrib Institute have had on the students? Dr. Yasir Qadhi shares a personal moving story. Watch video

P.S: Live, learn & chill with the Shuyukh this December 20th – 30th during IlmSummit UK. Apply now –>

P.P.S: We’re only taking a few more applications so be quick to apply right here, right now.

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[Ilm Summit 2013] Your itinerary for the day starts here!

Imagine doing this every day for 10 days!!! Picture your schedule now:

- Awake before Fajr
- Pray Jama’ah with fellow brothers/sisters
- Read Qur’an and practice Tajweed with Shaykh Ahsan Hanif.
- Have breakfast with closest of friends
- Begin a session on the tafseer of Surah Fussilat with Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda
- Study Aqeedah with Shaykh Dr. Waleed Basyouni through to lunch & Dhuhr
- Begin “Ancient Schisms, Modern Understanding” with Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shortly thereafter
- Delve into Islamic Political Science with Shaykh Abu Eesa through to MaghribHave dinner and pray Isha in the same Jama’ah
- Enjoy a ‘Wild Card’ session with one of the Shuyukh!
- Go to sleep to start it all over again the next morning

How can you even think about missing an opportunity like this? Don’t think…act NOW! >> REGISTER HERE

Immerse in an even better schedule this winter at IlmSummit 2013 with resident instructors: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi, Shaykh Dr. Waleed Basyouni, Shaykh Abu Eesa, Shaykh Ahsan Hanif & Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda (Qalam Institute).

Br Boonaa attended IlmSummit last year and has recorded a quick video based on his experience:

Applications are still open – but not for much longer. Apply now before they close.

P.S. IlmSummit takes place on December 20th – 30th this year. Limited seats available - click right here. –>

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AlMaghrib Institute wishes you an Eid Mubarak!

On behalf of all the Shuyukh, Staff & Volunteers at AlMaghrib Institute, we would all like to wish you Eid Mubarak! May Allah (swt) accept the pilgrimage of all of those who embarked upon Hajj and the ibadah (worship) we have all done in the past 9 days of Dhul Hijjah. Ameen.

Shaykh Navaid Aziz has recorded an exclusive video with a short beneficial reminder:

P.S: Which two neglected groups of people should we try to accompany this Eid? Find out here!

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[Ilminar] The Ka’abah: It’s history, virtues and etiquette of visitation

“Verily, the first House of Worship appointed for mankind was at Bakkah (Makkah) full of blessing and a guidance for mankind and Jinn.” ~ (Qur’an, 3:96)

With the season of Hajj upon us, millions of Muslims from all around the world have travelled to Makkah for the sacred pilgrimage of Hajj. There is no doubt, that the Ka’abah & the Haram in Makkah have gripped the hearts of Muslims with extreme love.

The history of The Ka’abah is rich; filled with stories of great sacrifice, love & dedication of some of the best human beings to ever walk this earth. Join us for an EXCLUSIVE Ilminar in these blessed days with Shaykh Waleed Basyouni on The Ka’abah: It’s history, virtues and etiquette of visitation.

What: Live Online Broadcast - The Ka’abah: It’s history, virtues and etiquette of visitation

When: This Sunday, October 13th, 12PM LA Time/3PM NYC Time/8PM London Time

Where: Online at

Who: Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

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[IlmSummit UK 2013] Challenges faced within Da’wah

Last week, AlMaghrib Institute released one of the most anticipated course topics yet! The IlmSummit topic release went down as a treat ma sha Allah, with many eager students ready & excited to attend!

This week, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda has recorded a quick message, explaining why Surah Fussilat is one of the Quran’s most powerful Surahs and how the Surah enables us to deal with the many challenges we come across when giving Dawah as a minority.

Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda (Qalam Institute) has completed his B.A & M.A in the Arabic language and has taught Arabic at the University of Texas.

One his most unique teaching quality is his ability to breakdown the complexities of the Arabic language into a simpler form, enabling his students to pick up the true meaning behind the words.

“Jazak Allahu Khair ya Shaykh Abdul Nasir for helping us to strengthen our salaat and khushoo. It really opened my eyes to the beauty and majesty of the Quran and the language it was written in….There were some words or phrases that I thought I was already familiar with, but the Shaykh always delved into its deeper meaning, making it even more significant.” ~ Anonymous Student

P.S: Don’t miss out. Sign up today for what could be your best experience after Umraa/Hajj. IlmSummit 2013 will be coming to the UK this December 20th – 30th in sha Allah. Check out –>

P.P.S: Our most popular rooms usually get booked out the quickest. Due to venue restriction, we have a limited number of Triple/Quad rooms available. Make sure you submit your application today –>

IlmSummit: AlMaghrib Institute’s Premier Academic Retreat
Berkshire (UK), December 20th – 30th 2013
>>> <<<

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AlMaghrib’s first Video Newsletter: Oct 2013

E-Newsletters are the thing of the past. The Creative Director of AlMaghrib Institute Br. Boonaa Mohammed brings you the first edition of the monthly video newsletter showcasing the up and coming news around the AlMaghrib World, including latest initiatives from the Qabaa’il, Qabeelah in the limelight,  and the newest courses AlMaghrib has to offer. Be the first to know and watch out for the V-Newsletter each month.

There is a special trivia within it, first one to get the right answer will receive 50% off their next class! Please post your answers under the video post on the AlMaghrib Fan page here.

If you want your Qabeelah to be featured in the next edition of the video newsletter then drop Boona an email with your acheivements at:

Don’t wait to get noticed. Show the rest of the AlMaghrib world what your Qabeelah is up to and leave a legacy.

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