September 20th, 2021 - Weekly Update


Message from Moutasem Atiya

September 20, 2021

As-Salamu Alaykum wa RahmatulLah!

I pray that you are all well and that this week has been a good one inshaAllah! The Suhba Online classes will officially start on October 3rd, 2021. This class will be our orientation with Shaykh Riad Saloojee. The first official class with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui will be held on October 4th, 2021.

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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

"Indeed Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."

- Qur'an 13:11


Quran recitation by Muneeb Rafudeen

"Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies the reward even more to whoever He wills. For Allah is All-Bountiful, All Knowing."

Muslims and the Problem of Addiction

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Our culture of shame and stigmatization of those struggling with problems we consider taboo is immensely harmful. To acknowledge a problem and recognize the human face dealing with it does not equate to its acceptance or normalization. It is a recognition of the human condition and the consequences of having free will. America is experiencing an addiction epidemic, especially with prescription drug abuse. Muslims should be at the forefront of efforts to solve this crisis. But first, we must assess our attitude towards our own.

Read more here

Quote of the Week


“The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ‎ﷺ is like the Ark of Noah (alayhi salaam). Whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned”

- Imam Malik

Ya Rasul Allah (Qasida)

“You are the rope of God and whoever takes hold of it.. is granted success and the pact of pure love.”

Wisdom from the Sages for Raising Those of Little Ages


They say it takes a village to raise a child but how should we be nurturing our children in the absence of village life?

Click here to read this wonderfully articulated article about the advice that the saints and scholars left us in regards to raising our children.

How to Attain Everlasting Reward?

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui relays a beautiful Prophetic Hadith.

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