June 14th, 2021 - Weekly Update

Message from Moutasem Atiya

June 14, 2021

As-Salamu Alaykum wa RahmatulLah! I pray that everyone has had a great week inshaAllah.

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Wishing you a blessed week ahead inshaAllah.

Your brother in faith,

Moutasem Atiya
Founding Director
Al-Madina Institute

Hadith of the Week


Don't Disconnect from God - Shaykh Mokhtar

Shaykh Mokhtar discusses how our relationship with our Creator is special and unique. We each have an amazing opportunity to connect with Him through sincere supplications. Turning to Allah with our full attention brings a sense of peace and joy to the human heart that we can all taste.

10 Points of Counsel for Students of Sacred Learning

"Sacred knowledge will not give itself to you until you give all of yourself to it."

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The House Of Allah - Shaykh Yasir Fahmy

Shaykh Yasir discusses the importance of finding ourselves in the houses of Allah despite some of the challenges we may experience.

Friday Reflections



Jumu’a Mubarak!

As a huge, steel trawler plowed through the Bosphorus, Shaykh Mokhtar mentioned how fortunate we were to have regular sightings of boats and ships, large and small. “We wouldn’t get this anywhere else,” he said, and he has lived next to many coasts.

I remembered then all the times I saw large ships docked in Cape Town and how I wished to see them up close, sailing on the sea. But I never got the chance. And now, I am spoiled for the sight and the choice but didn’t notice.

“Don’t take these things for granted,” he said.

How many ships, boats, crafts, ferries, tankers and carriers pass through the straits of our lives without us noticing or giving gratitude? Paying attention to them is not easy. But Allah promises that if we are thankful, he will increase us.

And what increase is better than the breezes to our hearts that lead to Him? May shukr be the wind in our sails.

Let us recite Sura al-Kahf today, send abundant salawat on the Beloved ﷺ, and ask Allah to grant Shaykh Taha Karaan of Cape Town complete shifa’.

BarakAllaho fikum!

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