When you see what happened last month in March, and then what’s around the comer, you’ll think this edition of the Newsletter is the biggest and busiest ever! We’d list it all for you but this page isn’t big enough…
Each year, we choose our best and brightest students – those that have taken the requisite number of courses and achieved the highest percentile grades, and they get placed on what is called “The Dean’s List”.
On behalf of AlMaghrib Institute, for Academic Year 2014, after much checking and assessment, I would like to (finally at last!) congratulate every one of those who made it to the Dean’s List as illustrated below!
Mabruk on being exemplary students of our Institutes! May you continue to achieve greater and higher goals throughout your life, and may you continue to strive in implementing this knowledge in your actions and worship as well.
Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Dean of Academic Affairs
It would be ridiculous – in fact, very dangerous – to ignore the threat to our Muslim and non-Muslim communities from a narrative which uses Islam in a most perverse and deviant way.
It is the plague of Extremism. And Muslims themselves need to stand up and be counted in this battle against that which contradicts the very basic principles of our religion.
Join Sh Waleed Basyouni and Sh Navaid Aziz on Sunday 5th April 2015 for this unique event which aims to shed light on the truth behind the rhetoric, and ensure that we don’t remain deceived any longer.
Please register HERE asap to avoid disappointment.
Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah!
Catch up with Boonaa on news of the launch of AlMaghrib’s ILMNIGHT, a brand NEW format which has proven to be a hit already. Also, with the launch of another new class, and the return of the most suave Shaykh that we have ma sha Allah, it’s the March Newsletter…
Sh Kamal El Mekki is back in IRELAND!!! And he kicks off his amazing #FiqhOfDawah seminar with #TheCallSeries – a series of lectures which promise to be laden full of suave style, deep experience and knowledge, and barrels of laughs!
Mark your calendars as you can not afford to miss such amazing talks – talks that are just a taste of what is to come during the #FiqhofDawah class this Friday which you need to register for very soon before it’s too late. Visit www.almaghrib.org/ireland for more details…
Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah
It is with a heavy heart that we write this message to you, and most of you no doubt will have heard of the shocking murder of our brother and sisters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha.
Innā lillāh, wa innā ilayhi rāji‘ūn. We ask Allah jalla wa ‘alā to forgive their sins, elevate their rank and grant their families the best of patience at such a stressful and challenging time.
On behalf of AlMaghrib Institute, our instructors, staff and all you students as well no doubt, we send our sincerest condolences and prayers to the families and their local community.
These beautiful souls articulated a wonderful expression of their Deen, one of service to their community, and one of charity to their wider family abroad in particular the Syrian Refugees. They were Believers in the pursuit of knowledge, and were fellow students at AlMaghrib Institute like yourselves. It is a truly loss for all the Muslims when such people leave us, may Allah reward them without limit for their efforts.
We know that you will not let them down at their time of need, which is the Funeral Prayer organized for tomorrow. Thus, we strongly encourage all of our students in Raleigh and Charlotte to attend their Janāzah prayer tomorrow (Thursday 12th February) which will be held after Dhuhr Prayers at 1:35pm at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR).
For those who can’t make it, please remember them and their families in your prayers.
As we move into the second year of AlMaghrib Institute’s public welfare project, 2015 already looks to smash the “impact” of IMPACT’s amazing 2014!
AlMaghrib IMPACT has really taken our AlMaghrib cities by storm, with more and more joining and desperate to earn good deeds through simple warm acts of charity and benefit which bring such happiness and aid to those in our wider communities.
Since our last update in December, here’s a brief snap-shot of what’s been going on. Of course for more details, be sure to follow our dedicated Facebook page for IMPACT but please check out the details and photos below.
PS: a very special shout out to some of our chapters who haven’t been taking photos due to the more sensitive nature of their outreach, such as the cities of Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with their last six visits to the Elderly Peoples’ Homes in their cities, and also Seattle’s clothes and furniture collection services for Homeless and Refugee Services in the city. Well done!
- First up it’s our Calgary chapter and their clothing drive, something essential in this freezing weather!
- And if Calgary didn’t have enough on its plate, it seems they had time to organise a local blood bank drive as well!
- Our Sweden chapter put on a beautiful little food bank as part of an Interfaith effort with local members of the Christian, Sikh and Jewish faith:
- Qabeelat Shams, our London team, put on what seems an absolutely delicious open-air food kitchen over the winter period at Lincoln’s Inn, to what were rave reviews of those who stopped by for a great meal:
- Our Seattle chapter did a great job with their opening soup kitchen, the first of hopefully many more to come:
- And last but certainly not least for this month’s round-up, it was great to see Minnesota back to the top again from the US cities. Their quality has been awesome in this last year, so here’s January’s food drive with a HUGE response:
- And then here’s Minnesota’s most recent Food Shelf initiative in February. Fabulous work ma sha Allah, may Allah reward every single soul who has spent time or money in this great cause to bring benefit to the wider community!
It can seem unfathomable when we see insane actions like the horrifying terror ravaged upon Paris recently, but the perpetrators were Muslim, and they were trying to act in the name of Islam, and whether we like it or not, we have to try and purify our ranks from such a cancer which attempts to kill and destroy everything that comes in its path.
And that is the reason we launched The J Word.
Since 2006, using the J Word’s specially dedicated portal with specific material from our leading instructors, we have been at the forefront of educating thousands of Muslims on what the Islamic faith actually teaches, as opposed to what our adversaries in the shape of ISIS, AlQaeda, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and any other extremist terrorist movement would have you believe.
Take a moment to peruse the site and empower yourself to reclaim your religion from the extremists, using the authentic sources of Islam and its senior scholars. Whether your first time or your tenth time using this site, please continue to share with your friends and family to not only educate them, but also to hopefully spread the true word high and wide in wider circles so that anyone in two minds about this perversion, will hopefully see the Light and dedicate themselves to true Islamic learning, teaching and practice, in the service of their community and not in war with it.
The great weekend is finally here! The Bay Area on Saturday 10th and Seattle on Sunday 11th will be hosting our Ilmfest Conference to an eager crowd wanting to share in the barakah of our favourite gathering!
We know that one of the most common things we hear from folks around the world is just how much they regret missing out on the LIVE EXPERIENCE of an Ilmfest when it’s held in a faraway city.
But this year, it all changes!
For the first time ever, we will be LIVE STREAMING Seattle’s Ilmfest on Sunday 11th January for a period of 24 hours only covering every session for the price of only $20 allowing your whole family to benefit! But be warned, this will be limited to only 500 spots so be quick!
Visit HERE to book up and reserve your “front row” seat NOW.
With Ilmfest 2015 being blessed with the attendance this year of Sh Yasir Qadhi, Sh Waleed Basyouni, Sh Yaser Birjas, Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed, Sh Kamal El-Mekki, Sh Saad Tasleem, Sh AbdulBary Yahya, Sh Mohammed Faqih, Dr Farhan AbdulAzeez and Ammar Alshukry then can you really afford to miss this incredible opportunity right in your living room?
Don’t miss out twice on what is our premier one-day event. Get your spot now.