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By now you have either seen the youtube parody or heard the news of 60 reported women protest drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday..

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Imagine a tree rooted in Anatolia, yet casting a wide shadow and bearing fruit that spreads and benefits the entire globe.  From Japan to America, individuals found rest under its shade, and were bestowed with abundant fruits satiating their spiritual thirst and hunger. This is a tree that…

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So I have to admit I do have a Netflix account.  While sifting through suitable cartoons for the kids to watch, I come across the occasionally intriguing documentary.  One recent find was “ I Am” by  Tom Shadyac.  If his name escapes you, you may know some films he wrote/directed such as : Ace…

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The Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) said that wisdom is the lost property of a believer, wherever he/she finds it they have a right to it.  I think there is great wisdom in Chaplain Barry Black's comments to the house and senate.  

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“I hope that those pure of heart who look upon my works from now until the end of time and the day of judgement will regard me kindly, and when they see the earnestness of my endeavour and dedication remember me in the prayers.  May God’s will be done.” The greatest architect who lived and that…

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We often get so swept up in the routine of life that we take our marriages for granted.  Thankfully Allah has given us a perfect portrait in the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him and his family) to help break that routine.  Here are five practical and powerful essons from the Messenger to…

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Note: In early September Al-Madina Institute held a spiritual tour of Istanbul accompanied by Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui and Ustadh Moutasem Atiya.  Fifty participants partook in event (Al-Madina Institute never exceeds one bus to further enrich the experience).  Below are reflections from Saleem…

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Given the current world affairs, I recently walked into a local prayer hall expecting to hear words filled with advice on loving the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) and living the Prophetic example.  Instead, a young, over zealous fellow, feeling the need to…

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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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