As I entered Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas last Saturday, a feeling of peaceful familiarity overtook me. Since moving from a major city on the east coast to a sleepy suburb on the other side of the country, I have endured the void that can only be filled by surrounding oneself with angels in a gathering of knowledge. This year’s IlmFest was exactly what I needed! It was such a breath of fresh air to listen to the lectures given by well-spoken students of knowledge and to be surrounded by over one thousand Muslims. It revived a piece of my heart that had been dormant since I left my hometown and made me feel the familiar stirrings of emotions evoked by hearing Qur’aan, Hadith, and stories of the past and present. Read More »
Nearly two thousand attendees from throughout the West Coast packed the second floor of the Anaheim Hilton on Sunday, December 25th, 2011. After years of waiting, making dua’, and working for it, AlMaghrib’s one-day conference, IlmFest, finally made its way to Southern California. From mini-skirt to niqab, the community came out and represented, attending the nearly 13-hour conference hosted by Qabeelat Haqq, the local AlMaghrib chapter. Read More »
We know him as the founder of AlMaghrib Institute, our admirable “Hajj Coach,” creator of the all-too-savory Taraweeh Truffles. This year, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef has gained a new title as one of The 500 Most Influential Muslims around the world for his contributions in development – two years in a row.
We’re so excited to introduce our latest instructor and welcome him to the AlMaghrib Family!
But first, can you guess who it is? We’re taking your guesses right here: http://www.facebook.com/almaghribworld
So what is this day, when is it, and could it possibly have been made FARD upon this Ummah at a given point in time?
Shaykh Waleed Basyouni reminds us about this very special day and the virtues of fasting on the Day of Ashura.
From everyone at AlMaghrib Institute, we wish you a Eid Mubarak!
May Allah (swt) accept your deeds and ours.
Here’s a quick message from Abdulbary Yahya
The Second Day of Hajj: Yawmu-Arafah
by Shaykh Yaser Birjas
The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “ الحج عرفة “ or “Hajj is Arafah“. The Arabic text implies a very important concept of the meaning of Hajj. This short statement means that the whole hajj and its validity is confined in the actual day of Arafahi.e. Hajj becomes valid only when the day of Arafah is observed and witnessed by those who undertake the journey, the pilgrims. Regardless how long the hujjaj stay in Makkah, if they missed that single day, they have then missed the whole Hajj.
Shaykh Abdulbary Yahya visited Malaysia to teach Seerah: The Shepard’s Path, but Indonesia capitalized on his presence between the weekends to hold a huge press conference in a bid to bring AlMaghrib to Jakarta.
View the pictures from Shaykh Abdulbary’s visit to Jakarta right here.
Upon us are the best 10 days of the year – the days of action – the days of Dhul Hijjah
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi shares with us tips on how to spend our time in these blessed days.
Once upon a time, when Shaykh Muhammad AlShareef drafted his first plan for AlMaghrib Institute, he envisioned an organization that would rejuvenate Islamic education systems in the West. It would take nine years before his idea is challenged.