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Who Is Al-Madina?

For over a decade, Al-Madina has served communities globally via its various programs and initiatives. Our initiatives include Al-Madina Studios, Arabic Online, Arabic Online KIDS, Foundations, Al-Madina Family Program, Pearls Of The Quran, ImanWire Podcast, Al-Madina LIVE, and Al-Madina Publications.

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10 November 2020
How It All Began: The Al-Madina Institute Story

It's been about 10 years since we first started meeting in our family homes in Baltimore, Maryland. There was no organization, no brand, just a few young families gathering for the remembrance of God and the pursuit of knowledge. We invited a few learned men and women to teach us and after a short time the local community wanted to participate and asked us to bring our lessons to the local mosques.

10 November 2020
The Burda - Gathering to Praise The Messenger

The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) encouraged us to send as many prayers upon him as we can, especially on Friday. In this video the Suhba Fellowship gathers to praise the Prophet Muhammad by listening to the recitation of the Burda - a classical poem describing the beauty, grace and majesty of Allah's messenger -chanted by Imam Abu Mahmoud Al-Muslimani.

9 November 2020
The Last Bookbinder

Osman Doruk is one of the last remaining traditional Ottoman book binders in Istanbul. Osman treats us to a behind the scenes look at his ancient craft and his plan to keep this tradition alive.

5 November 2020
The Man with No Fridge

In a world pushing us to consume, one man decides to live without a fridge.

1 November 2020
Hobe: From the Township to the Metropolis

‘Hobe’ tells the story of Muhammad Hobe, one of the first Africans to receive the Ijaza (license) in the sacred art of calligraphy from world renowned master calligrapher Hasan Çelebi.

29 October 2020
Diseases Of The Heart | EPISODE 1: NARCISSISM

Moutasem Atiya takes us on a 10-part journey in a brand new weekly series on the diseases of the heart. In this episode we learn about the character traits of Narcissism and get practical exercises to contend with a Nafs gone wild.

28 October 2020
Ep. 4 | What is the Nafs (self)?

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui takes us an inspiring journey into the meanings of the Nafs (self). What is the role of the Nafs and how are we supposed to understand it? Shaykh Mokhtar answers this question and more in this inspiring series.

26 October 2020
Ep. 1 | What is Tazkiyat al-Nafs?

Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui focuses on Tazkiya, the characteristics of a polished heart, and the spiritual dimension.

24 September 2020
Ep.4: Questioning Faith - Shaykh Riad Saloojee

Imagine being able to listen in on a conversation regarding the essence of faith between an Angel and Messenger of God.

Join us in the third part of our Conversations series featuring Moutasem Atiya and Riad Saloojee. Conversations, is a new series from Al-Madina Institute. Be prepared for a candid, thought-provoking exchanges between many prominent Muslim teachers in our community today.

24 September 2020
Ep.3: Qur'an & Community - Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

What's my relationship with the Qur'an? Do I even have a relationship with the Qur'an? In this upcoming video release Moutasem Atiya and Yahya Rhodus discuss those very questions.

24 September 2020
Ep.2: The Moral Choice - Shaykh Hassan Lachheb

Have Muslims lost their moral footing? Why must I stand out when all I want to do is fit in? Moutasem Atiya sits down with Shaykh Hassan Lachheb in this candid interview.

24 September 2020
Ep.1: Sacred Activism - Imam Dawud Walid

The first part in our Conversations series features Moutasem Atiya and Dawud Walid discussing the ideas of being woke, sacred activism and the marginalization of scholarship.