AlMaghrib News

Our condolences to the families of Deah, Yusor and Razan

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.


Jazākumullāhu khayran.


AlMaghrib Institute

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The IMPACT is getting stronger!

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!

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- And if Calgary didn’t have enough on its plate, it seems they had time to organise a local blood bank drive as well!

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- 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:

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- 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:

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- Our Seattle chapter did a great job with their opening soup kitchen, the first of hopefully many more to come:

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- 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:

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- 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!

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February Newsletter!

Just when you thought we were entering the quiet part of the year, all THIS happens… =)


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The J Word

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.


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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.

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#Ilmsummit DAY FOUR!

If it’s Boonaa and his ripping Sh Abu Eesa all the way, then it must be the latest vlog!

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#Ilmsummit DAY THREE!

Keep up to date with the latest #Ilmsummit LIVE blog HERE on our Facebook page. Here’s Boonaa’s Day Three Vlog as well:

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#Ilmsummit DAY TWO!

Here’s Day Two of Boonaa’s #Ilmsummit vlog:

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The Ilmsummit video blog is LIVE!

The 7th Ilmsummit, the biggest in our history, has got off to an amazing start by the mercy and grace of Allah ‘azza wa jall.

We are delighted to announce that for the first time, we will be having a LIVE BLOG sharing gems, fawa’id and other interesting moments along with photos and video direct from Reading, UK. It will be updated multiple times a day and it can be followed HERE on our Facebook page, as well as our Twitter feed, so make sure you don’t miss out.

In another great addition, brother Boonaa Mohammed is recording a vlog – a daily video blog – live from Ilmsummit sharing his own unique perspective as a student coming from abroad, which has already been getting excellent feedback due to it showing the “other” side to the realities behind such a gathering, the students and in particular, the teachers.

Here’s the first episode below, and keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages with a new posting every day, which we will upload to our website here as well:

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Ilmsummit SOLD OUT. Again!

If you’re going to get sold out as it was last week before we organised extra spaces, then the only way to go one better is to sell out again!

By the grace of Allah, we have completed our (re-opened) intake for Ilmsummit 2014 and this is now the end of registration for this year. We apologise to anyone on the waiting list or anyone else who missed out this time, and we will try our best to increase spaces for next time in sha Allah.

The good news is that you can keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog pages for lots of gems, snippets and clips over the next ten days!

Also, stay tuned for an exciting announcement very soon after Ilmsummit 2014. No promises but we’re looking into it now…

We ask Allah ‘azza wa jall to bless our retreat, to accept this effort from all the students and organisers, and to increase all the attendees in beneficial knowledge, ameen!

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