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11 August 2021

Transformational Teaching: Prophet Muhammad as a Teacher and Murabbi

Dr. Zainab Alwani analyzes the transformative role of Prophet Muhammad as a murabbī. She suggests that a holistic reading of the Qur’an can help us rebuild our concepts from within the Qur’an, a methodological approach that we can use to reshape the current religious discourse.

9 August 2021

August 9th, 2021 - Weekly Update

This week we share an article that raises certain questions: Who is a murabbī? What are this person’s characteristics? How did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) strengthen the relationships between his community’s members at all levels? Read more.

3 August 2021

Muraqaba - Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this video Shaykh Riad Saloojee discusses the beautiful concept of 'muraqaba' and how it creates a spiritual awareness within us of what goes on in our hearts.

2 August 2021

August 2nd, 2021 - Weekly Update

Shaykh Riad Saloojee discusses the beautiful concept of 'muraqaba' and how it creates a spiritual awareness within us of what goes on in our hearts, along with more new content from this week.

2 August 2021

What Is Success - Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

What is success? Who defines success? What determines success? Schooling? Career? Relationships? Click to watch this inspirational video by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus as he talks about the meaning of ultimate success.

26 July 2021

July 26th, 2021 - Weekly Update

I told my teacher that I really wanted my Hajj to be accepted but every book I read was telling me to do something different and now it was all garbled in my head. So I asked him, "what is the best dua that I should make while I’m there?"

20 July 2021

What is Your Name Amongst the Angels? - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

Do you know what your name is among the angels? Depends on what is it that you are known for amongst them. In this video Shaykh Mokhtar talks about how we are known and what it means to be known in the heavens amongst the angles and amongst Allah ﷻ.

19 July 2021

July 19th, 2021 - Weekly Update

Ramadan and Hajj are examples of times and events when God wishes to break us of our cycles, embrace the abstract and become totally dependent upon Him. What does the Day of ‘Arafah, as a rite of Hajj, teach me and you? Read more.

15 July 2021

Virtues of Dhul-Hijjah

What can I do if I am not able to go to Hajj? We share some ahadith on why the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are often referred to as the best ten days of the year.

13 July 2021

Announcing Our New Summer Course on the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah

Join Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui in Al-Madina Institutes 6-week summer program, Laws of Spiritual Joy, as he teaches a selection of the Hikam of the great scholar-saint, ibn ‘Ata’illah (may Allah sanctify his soul).

5 July 2021

July 5th, 2021 - Weekly Update

Often under-discussed among Muslim circles in the West are the righteous and scholarly women among the pious early Muslims. Continue to read to learn about Sayyidah Nafisah, the saintly lady of Egypt.

2 July 2021

In the Shade of the Fig Tree

A reflection on experiencing Tazkiyyat An-Nafs (purification of the self), fully immersed in an Islamically rich environment, removed from the normalcy that can often morph into monotonous routine.