May 31st, 2021 - Weekly Update

May 31

Message from Moutasem Atiya

May 31, 2021

As-Salamu Alaikum wa RahmatulLah! I pray that you are all well inshaAllah.

AlhamdulilLah we are pleased to announce that our Arabic Online Summer Intensive Programs are now open for registration! For more details and to see this week's updates please scroll down!

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Wishing you a blessed week ahead inshaAllah.

Your brother in faith,

Moutasem Atiya
Founding Director
Al-Madina Institute

Ayah of the Week

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةًۭ وَفِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ حَسَنَةًۭ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

Our Lord! Grant us the good of this world and the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire. (2:201)

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Hadith of the Week

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The virtue of prayer in Masjid al-Haram is one hundred thousand times better than prayer elsewhere, prayer in this mosque of mine is one thousand times better than prayer elsewhere, and prayer in Bayt al-Maqdis is better than five hundred prayers elsewhere.”

Hadith kaaba

Prayer - The Ascension of the Believer

Salah is a gift given to the ummah. When performed with presence of the heart, it can elevate our souls through an intimate dialogue with our Creator. Join Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui in this short reminder as he delves into the power of prayer.

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“Deep in our hearts, the light of heaven is shining” - Rumi

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Arabic Online Summer Intensive

Arabic adults

Take your Arabic skills to the next level with our Arabic Online Summer Intensive program! Featuring live in-class instruction with some of the top Arabic teachers in the world, you can effectively learn Arabic in the comfort of your own home.
Click here to register!

We are often reminded in the Qur'an that the world around us is filled with distractions that can keep us from realizing the true potential of our humanity. The modern world's incessant concentration on material and social pursuits has granted many of us with lots of possessions and ideas, yet we still feel empty inside.

Arabic Online KIDS Summer Intensive

Arabbic kids

We are excited to announce the new semester to our interactive Arabic Online program for Kids! Built for children aged six to sixteen, the program provides an enriching language experience taught by some of the top Arabic teachers of our age. With live in-class instruction, your children can effectively learn Arabic in the comfort of their own home. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to give your children the beautiful gift of the Arabic Language.

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Friday Reflection

Friday reflection

JUMU’A REFLECTION: WHEN WAS HE SO DISTANT?

When was He so distant?
When was He so distant?
Perceived as non-existent?
When was He never there?
To hold you in His care?
To catch you when you fall?
To speed you when you stall?
To map your road ahead?
To speak your words unsaid?
To fill your night with light?
To let your wings take flight?
To rain upon you grace?
To turn to you His face?
To save you from your-self?
And give you of His-self?
When did His giving halt?
Were you, or Him, at fault?
Who cut the ties that bind?
If so, what could you find?
What is, besides His love?
Below, East, West, above?
So close – you cannot see;
So real – what else can be?
Your foolish self do shun.
To Him – by Him – do run.
Your palms to Him let rise.
In Him, be born – Arise!

Let us not forget to read Sura al-Kahf and send abundant salawat on the Beloved ﷺ today.

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