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Note: In March of 2012 Al-Madina Institute took fifty spiritual aspirants on a tour of Morocco.  Below is a travelogue written by Amrin Quraishi Ajmal.  Links to photos and audio recordings from the trip can be found at the end of the article. The excited Al-Madina crowd assembled by the lounge…

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It was an amazing tale of attempted seduction. Yusuf (peace be upon him) lived for years in the house of Zulekha, a woman of beauty, power and influence. Day in and day out, Zulekha was exposed to his physical allure, a composition so stunning that the Messenger Muhammad [peace be upon him and…

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It was the third year after the hijrah, during the middle of the blessed month of Ramadan.  God had blessed Fatima, daughter of the Messenger of Allah, with her first son.  Ali, the boy’s father, recounts the story himself : “ When Hasan was born, I originally named him Harb [War], so the…

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Far removed from the comforts of the palace of Pharaoh he once called home, Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) now toiled in the desert of Egypt for days. As blazing sun scorched his skin and his feet ached from the long journey, his stomach wailed of hunger and thirst. With the physical world…

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Certain truths are by nature evident and need not be discussed in normal circumstances. But, in a day and age when the most evident truths are shrouded by the clouds of doubt and questioned, one is forced to discuss even the most obvious of them. One such truth is the necessity for an…

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