Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

Originally from Algeria, he is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences and holds a doctorate joined between the fields of physics and engineering. His expertise includes the disciplines of Tazkiyah and Fiqh, and he is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quest.

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11 January 2024
Defining Success Beyond the Material (Ep. 27) | Purification of the Soul Series
12 December 2023
Zakat & How Generosity Liberates the Soul | Purification of the Soul (Ep. 23)
23 November 2023
The Ibadah of Zakat (Ep. 22) | Purification of the Soul Series
18 November 2023
Hubb Love of Allah ﷻ (Ep. 21) | Purification of the Soul Series
10 November 2023
Reverence of Allah ﷻ (Ep. 20) | Purification of the Soul Series
25 October 2023
The Difference between Salah and Prayer (Ep. 18) | Purification of the Soul Series
22 October 2023
Community Prayer & Du'a for Palestine - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
19 October 2023
Salah: The Connection (Ep. 17) | Purification of the Soul Series
21 September 2023
Khuluq & Khalq - My Inside Image & My Outside Image (Ep. 16) | Purification of the Soul Series
14 September 2023
Beginning with Change (Ep. 15) | Purification of the Soul Series
7 September 2023
Addiction (Ep. 14) | Purification of the Soul Series
31 August 2023
Stewardship, Tawhid (Divine Unicity) and Akhlaq (Ep. 13) | Purification of the Soul Series
23 August 2023
The Sun and the Human Psyche (Ep. 12) | Purification of the Soul Series
17 August 2023
Tazkiyah & the Divine Attributes (Ep. 11) | Purification of the Soul Series
4 August 2023
The Heart that is Saleem (Ep. 10) | Purification of the Soul Series
3 August 2023
The Changes of the Heart (Ep. 9) | Purification of the Soul Series
20 July 2023
Breaking the Cage: Embracing Spiritual Detachment (Ep. 7) | Purification of the Soul Series
13 July 2023
The Internal Journey: Breaking Free from Confinement (Ep. 6) | Purification of the Heart Series
6 July 2023
Principles of the Path to the Divine (Ep. 5) | Purification of the Soul Series
22 June 2023
Freedom and Happiness: The Test of Ibrahim (Ep. 3)
13 June 2023
Seeking Knowledge & Spiritual Rewards (Ep. 2)
9 June 2023
On the Benefits of Suhba (Ep. 1)
1 December 2022
Blind Hearts Of Man - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
12 September 2022
Withstanding Hurt with Haleem - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
8 August 2022
The Guarantee of Tranquility - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
3 August 2022
Choosing Your Companions & Teachers - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
26 July 2022
The Hawa of Shaytan - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
2 November 2021
Seekers of the Infinite - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
30 August 2021
The Nafs & Freedom of Choice - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
22 August 2021
'Ilm & 'Amal - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
18 July 2021
Seeking the Divine - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
26 June 2021
From Start to Finish - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
8 June 2021
Don't Disconnect From God - Shaykh Mokhtar
18 May 2016
Ep. 8 | What are sins and their impacts?
11 May 2016
Ep. 7 | What is the Aql?
6 April 2016
Ep. 6 | What is the Remembrance of Allah?
29 March 2016
Ep. 5 | What is the Heart?
11 February 2016
Ep. 1 | What is Tazkiyat al-Nafs?


10 June 2023
The Father-Son Bond: Ibrahim's Sacrifice (Ep. 4) | Purification of the Soul Series
3 June 2023
Freedom and Happiness: The Test of Ibrahim (Ep. 3) | Purification of the Soul Series
2 June 2023
Seeking Knowledge & Spiritual Rewards | Purification of the Soul Ep. 2
1 June 2023
On the Benefits of Suhba (Ep. 1) | Purification of the Soul Series
19 March 2020
Ep. 55: A Spiritual Response to the Coronavirus- Mokhtar Maghraoui


22 February 2019

Spiritual Commentary on the Burdah: Part 6 - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

The aspirant realizes that he cannot tame his nafs by himself. We must tame the horse of our nafs/self by holding onto its reins.

29 September 2017

Protect This House: Hasan, Husain & the Merits of Ahl-ul-Bayt - Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

Even though the Qur’an itself honors them, in an age of sectarianism, Muslims who seek to mention the Prophetic Household are accused of either deviancy or discord.

31 May 2017

Gleams of Inspiration from al-Mā'idah

Sūrah al-Mā’idah comprises of some aḥkām (practical rules and regulations) of our daily human lives — which should be, for our own happiness, in accordance with what Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla instructs us, because He knows us better than we know ourselves.

26 May 2017

4 Tips for Ramadan with a Focused Heart from Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

As we begin Ramadan, we ask Allah to give us the desire, and the energy with that desire, to behave and to do that which is most beloved to Him – during this month, after this month, and forever insha Allah ta'ala.

19 December 2016

Love Meeting God and He Will Love Meeting You

When we come to Salah, where are we going? We’re supposed to be going to whom? To Allah – to liqā Allah (meeting Allah) in Salah. So if in that walk or drive or coming to Salah we are not energized in this way, if we come for the wrong reasons and we come lazy and bored, then that’s a sign that Allah is not desiring us because of the way we are. But if when we come to Salah we find our hearts desirous, going forward emotionally, elated, and expanded – and if we’re not in a hurry in Salah to leave – then that’s a sign inshallah that Allah loves to be with us.

27 June 2016

Upholding Justice: A Command that Requires a Heart

Let not the injustice of others make you also unust. Instead, help each other and do participate in all that is mutual and all that is good. Anything that is virtuous, anything that is righteous that is done by other parties – do take part in it. Help in it. But do not help and do not take part in that which is transgression and injustice.

22 June 2016

Salah: The Time When Time Stops

While you are in ṣalah, you should feel as though time stops. There is nothing in the universe and in life that exists that is worth anything.

14 June 2016

The Ultimate Trust Given By God

We are a trust from God. We belong to Him. He is the Owner. The way we are, the way we shall use ourselves, the way we shall use our minds, our eyes, our ears, our hands, our tongues, our legs, our stomachs, our sexual organs – each one of those and more are trusts (amānāt) with us.

10 June 2016

Surat an-Nisaa: Remembering What We Are Created For

The message of the Qur’an from the beginning until the end is that we as human beings are to be conscious of our relationships with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.

25 May 2016

How Do I Care for My Soul? Part Two

Social, political, economic, civilizational change – the root of all those changes is the change inside of you. I must do work. It does not come without effort. A spiritual dimension is a higher dimension.

20 May 2016

How Do I Care for My Soul? Part One

As human beings, we are to look at everything in our lives—material experience, intellectual experience, psychological and emotional experiences—in the envelope of our spiritual reality. How do we take care of that spiritual reality?

23 March 2016

Not Balanced, Caring, Loving, Wise? Not Islam.

If what we do or say is stripped from rahma (merciful love), then it has nothing to do with our deen.

13 July 2015

Feeling Challenged? Stay Steadfast in Patience

The core message of Surah Ali-Imran is about patience. Be patient in the face of challenges and calamities. Don’t give in. And that requires an action of the heart.

9 July 2015

Inspiration From Surah Ali-Imran

Those who forgive, they restrain anger, and forgive the wrong that is done to them. And truly Allah loves those who are muhsinoon – those who are generous in the way they behave with others.

2 July 2015

Spend From What is Pure

Allah says you shall not attain the state of good, until you give of that which you love. It is not only “spend from that which you earn,” but “spend from that which is pure of what you earn.” What does he mean by that?

27 June 2015

The Best Provision for the Journey

The best of provisions on the journey in this world to the next is the provision of taqwa.

18 June 2015

Jannah: How to Come Home

In the first story of the Qur'an, Allah is reminding us that our home is jannah, and this life is a journey to come back home.

1 April 2015

The Soul and Unlocking Our Spiritual Potential - Mokhtar Maghraoui

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui describes the nature of the human soul and discusses the approach we need to reach our highest spiritual potential.

24 June 2014

An Islamic Legal Analysis of the Astronomical Determination of the Beginning of Ramadan

A textual analysis vindicates the opinion of an overwhelming majority of 1400 years of Islamic scholarship—that the sighting of the crescent, rather than a probabilistic computational science of crescent sightability, preserves both the letter and spirit of the law.

30 April 2014

Where Do We Find Spiritual Solace?-Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui on where to find spiritual retreat amidst the chaos of our busy daily lives. Excerpt from "Inner Dimensions of the Qur'an", a series where he examines several selections from the Qur'an, reflecting on how they play a crucial role in our understanding of the process of self-purification.

13 January 2014

Can We Overpraise the Prophet ﷺ?

Can the Prophet ﷺ be overpraised? Is commemorating his birth appropriate or not? Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui answers these questions.