Consider your House. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the peace and serenity, the closeness and connection, the love and sacrifice?

Consider your extended family. Do you recall the last time you spoke with that distant cousin, uncle or grandfather? Are you able to name all your cousins (or their children) with ease and fond memories? On both sides of the family?

So would you perhaps, if you turned away, cause corruption on earth and sever your [ties of] relationship?
Those are the ones that Allah has cursed, so He deafened them and blinded their vision.
{Surat Muhammad: 22-23}

You want to change the world; then begin with its cornerstone. It’s time we Protect this House.

AlMaghrib Institute presents a single weekend seminar on the crucial yet oft-neglected topic:

"Kinship (rahim) is derived from Allah (Ar-Rahmaan). If anyone maintains ties of kinship, Allah maintains
ties with him. If anyone cuts them off, Allah cuts him off."
The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wassalam)
[al-Adab al-Mufrad]

Family conflict. Sibling rivalry. Spousal misunderstanding. Parenting clashes. And then some.

It all comes with the package. Family is a compilation of different personalities, interests and motivations – sometimes conflicting. You’re not the only one with a funny-looking family.

You probably fit in at least one of these categories:

And if you’re one of the few that’s got it all going on, then imagine the added blessings of bringing your whole family to Protect this House.

In this seminar, you’ll learn the:

So give the relative his right, as well as the needy and the traveler. That is best for those who desire the
pleasure of Allah , and it is they who will be the successful.
{Surat Ar-Rum: 38}

Everyone’s Got a Strange Cousin

It’s true. Somewhere in the family tree, there’s that one dude you don’t even know how to begin. But even that guy has a right upon you.

Here are a few things you’ll finally clear up:

You Try but They Push Away

So what’s the point of even trying?

"The one who maintains ties of kinship is not the one who reciprocates. The one who maintains ties of kinship
is the one who, when his relatives cut him off, maintains ties of kinship."
The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wassalam)
[al-Adab al-Mufrad]

But there are ways to keep trying without being an annoying nag. So let Shaykh Yaser Birjas's huge experience and knowledge show you how...

“Shaykh Yaser Birjas is an amazing Instructor, his vast knowledge and method of teaching amaze me each time I take one of his classes. His ways of stimulating the brain, to wonder and see ideas and scenarios never dream of before, are commendable.” ~ Chema Jamel Oh, Seattle

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad is a gold-mine collection of 1300 Hadiths by Imam Al-Bukhari shining a very bright spotlight on Prophetic etiquettes and moral conduct.

This masterpiece collection is considered by scholars to be the code of conduct for everyday living. It is a book devoted to the pearls of wisdom straight from the blessed tongue of our Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wassalam) and his most perfect behaviour. 

The section chosen by Imam al-Bukhari for the family is full of gems of wisdom and guidance. With Shaykh Yaser Birjas's extensive experience of marriage and family counselling, combined with his Islamic expertise and the blueprint offered in al-Adab al-Mufrad, Protect this House is an intensive single weekend seminar that you cannot afford to miss if you want to save your family and achieve peace of mind in this life and the next.

“Sheikh Birjas has a superior command on this subject matter from an Islamic perspective as well as a human and psychological standpoint. He is a very charismatic instructor and I felt engaged throughout the weekend.”
- Meena Khaliq, Washington, DC

Shaykh Yaser Birjas

Shaykh Yaser Birjas is the Head of our Islamic Law and Theory Department. Often described as the fatherly figure by students, Shaykh Yaser exudes a calm, gentle and caring demeanour that welcomes students to ask questions with awe and respect.

Shaykh Yaser started his career in Electronic Engineering in the UAE, then in Madinah where he graduated as class Valedictorian with the highest honors from The Islamic University of Madinah’s College of Shari'ah (Fiqh and Usul) in 1996. He learned from various highly respected scholars such as Sheikh Mohammed Amin Al-Shanqiti and Sheikh Al-'Uthaymin.

In 1997, he went to work as a relief program aide to rebuild the war-torn Bosnia. In 2000, he immigrated to the U.S. where he served as an Imam at The Islamic Center in El Paso, Texas and a director of English programs in Da'wah and outreach for the Orland Park Prayer Center. He is currently serving as Imam of the renowned Valley Ranch Islamic Centre in Irving, Texas, rapidly establishing himself as an invaluable leader of the Texan Muslim Community.

His speciality in the subject of marriage and relations made him a highly sought marriage counsellor for the Muslim community, and with four children and much experience, his parenting classes are equally popular. With his superb all-round grasp on the Islamic sciences, Shaykh Yaser is welcomed eagerly in every city he teaches whether it is his Usul, or Fiqh, or Financial Literacy or Relationship classes. It is no wonder that he has taught more students than any other of our instructors at AlMaghrib!


"Alhamdulilah I have to say for me personally this has been one of the best AlMaghrib seminars I have was something I had been thinking about for a very long time, and had been striving to gain knowledge in this area. This seminar is an excellent guide on how to live your family life according to the correct and Islamic way. Where to some extent we all might have the knowledge of the Islamic way but by being caught up in this duniya we might tend to forget what that really is and not really live family life as it should be lived. This seminar is a great reminder of that and brings you back to reality and allows one to refocus on what is really important, and that is to make our akhirah by consciously leading an Islamic way of life in all family matters. The seminar which is about family is universal to all ages and anyone can gain immensely benefit from this whether you are a child, a young adult, single, married, parents, you name it, and if given the opportunity to attend this seminar, I highly recommend it. No. It is a MUST! I couldn't be more grateful to Allah SWT for allowing me the opportunity to attend this seminar and may Allah SWT give immense reward to the creators of this seminar. Ameen."

- Saniya Haroom, Stockholm

"I learned to appreciate my mother more, when is best to have more kids, don't use the Quran and sunnah against anyone in getting your rights specially with your spouse because that's a red flag to your relationship, what school to send your kids private vs public and how to make them memorize the Quran. I totally recommend this course for parents and single people the future parents."

- Mastooreh Naseri, Winnipeg

"Alhamdulilah this is by far the most practical course I have taken thus far! I cannot stress enough to everyone I know, that if you have children or are planning to "start" having children you must take this course - it will greatly benefit you insha'Allah. It teaches you how to raise your children in the recommended way of our Prophet (saw), the Companions, and Righteous Predecessors. Masha'Allah, the shaykh is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject as if he taught it for years... the class time went by so fast because of how amazing the class was! MUST TAKE!"

- Baker Assaf, Toronto

"Ever since I've taken this class, I've been saying this to everyone: " This class should be made mandatory upon every Muslim". The subject matter is so relevant to everyone regardless of age,gender,relationship status or level of religious practice or understanding of Islam. The course content is pragmatic. This course will be particularly helpful if you have a dysfunctional family or estranged family members whether immediate,extended or in laws! It will equip you with a better understanding of where to draw the line,bend over backwards or extend a hand that will benefit yourself in this world and the hereafter. If you have recently discovered Islam and grew up in a family that wasn't necessarily religious or involved in your life and tarbiyah, this class will teach you what your family may not have thus giving you a fresh start to reprogram yourself and your relationship with them. You will understand how to make better decisions according to your particular circumstances in regards to current and future relationships. I have seen those who need help the most avoid coming to these classes because they're afraid of getting hurt,guilty,feeling burdened or even unworthy after listening to what "Islam" has to say about them."

- Maha Siddique, Calgary

"Protect This House was mind blowing!! Incredible amount of practical benefits from this class. From dealing with family, to marital advice, to raising children to parenting. After taking this class, I feel much more prepared for the challenges of marriage, family and parenting, alhamdulilah. My favourite AlMaghrib class!"

- Nabeel Nasir, Toronto

about almaghrib

We started up in 2002 with a simple question - how could we teach you Islam in a way that was fun, social, quality, spiritual, and oh yeah, academic?

We asked around, and it turned out people wanted teachers who knew their stuff and who didn't turn learning Islam into a snoozefest, they wanted super quality and they didn't want endless weeks of lectures that would get in the way of their busy lives.

We listened. And AlMaghrib Institute was born. Based upon an ethos of excellence and a refusal to accept excuses for poor quality, we offered single and double-weekend seminars, with the most engaging instructors around, using top professional multi-media materials. Since that time, your response has been insane! You’ve asked us to establish chapters (also known as Qabeelahs) in over 40 cities worldwide, from North America, to Europe, to Asia, to the Middle East and to Australia too! Amazingly, we've now taught the Islamic Sciences to over 80,000 unique students and growing every day.

With the blessings of Allah, Most High, AlMaghrib is now the leading Institute teaching premiere Islamic education in the West with the largest on-site student body. Year by year, we’ve set the standard and launched exciting new projects, inspired so many more to do great work in their communities, and raised the bar on how knowledge is not only sought...but loved!

AlMaghrib is exceptionally selective about its instructors to ensure that all of them are fluent in the language of instruction. It delights us and our student body that our seminars are taught by highly specialized scholars and educators who are among the best in their field, bar none.

Take the website for a spin: discover our seminars, explore the curriculum, find out about our high-impact projects, log in to your MyAlMaghrib Student Portal, and engage with us on our social networks. We think you will agree that what we offer by the Will of Allah is nothing but the best.

AlMaghrib is a non-profit organization.