Battling The Beast of Depression
A Prophetic supplication pleads,“O Allah! I seek your protection from sorrow and grief….”
There is no single cause of depression. An emotionally draining or stressful life event – such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy and job or money worries – or a combination of these factors can thrust our souls and well-being into a “downward spiral”. As American Muslims, we face difficult social and economic circumstances that often lead us down a precipitous inner deflation, and yet unfortunately we lack the communal discourse to battle and support each other.
Pearls of the Qur’an 2013
2013 Spain Tour
Milestones in Qur’anic Education
From the very first revelation, the Qur'an challenges the human being to look beyond their own material existence and discover a higher level of spiritual consciousness. In order to experience the more profound spiritual nature of life, this Qur'anic challenge is rooted in the process of education, a process where the locus of refinement and illumination lies not just in the mind, but in the heart as well. Join Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan as he discusses "Milestones in Qur'anic Education" in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call on January 10, 2013 at 8pm EST
Observation on Gaza
Observations on Gaza with Professor Noam Chomsky
What exactly is going on in Gaza? World-renowned author and professor Noam Chomsky recently returned from Gaza and has first-hand knowledge of the conditions there, describing it as the world's largest open-air prison. Join Professor Chomsky as he shares his experiences and insights on the current crisis in Gaza in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call.
Heal My Broken Heart
Sometimes the greatest trials we face in life can be the emotional pain from failed or difficult relationships. A broken heart can make us feel hollow, as if life has lost meaning and direction. Learning how to cope with these challenges is essential to protect us from the destructive vicious cycles of self-pity and depression that often result. Join Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed as she discusses the Islamic approach to healing a broken heart in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call.
Coping With Tragedy
Beyond the devastating physical effects of natural disasters, it is the emotional burden that can be the hardest to bear. Rebuilding our lives in the aftermath is often more difficult and taxing than riding out the storm itself. To overcome the challenges of impatience, anxiety and depression, the cornerstone of the rebuilding process requires deep spiritual effort, an effort which can begin by reminding ourselves what our religion teaches us about calamity. Join Dr. Umar Abd-Allah as he discusses how to cope with personal tragedy in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call.
A Portrait of the Prophet
The Messenger of Allah gave the world an ideal to strive towards. In time, we have to decide what kind of person we want to be. Whoever that person is, we can change the world through what he sought to change in us.
Develop a better focus in your life by gaining a better picture of the Prophet with Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Ustadh Yahya Rhodus, Ustadha Reima Yousef, Ustadh Moutasem Atiya, Ustadh Marc Manley and Professor Ozayr Saloojee. Topics include: In His Enemies Eyes: From Abu Sufyan to Um Ma'bad, The Beloved, The Merciful, The Guide to Good Things, The Changemaker, The Counselor and The Paradigm of Beauty.
Babysitting is available for children ages 3-10 at $10 per child.
Ramadan Advice with Imam Suhaib Webb
Like a dear friend visiting us after a long absence, the month of Ramadan is now knocking on the door of our hearts. What can we do to welcome this beloved guest? How can we be gracious hosts and enrich our lives through this month? Join Imam Suhaib Webb as he speaks on what goals we should have and what we can do to make the most of our opportunities in this holy month, in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call, July 19th, at 9:00 PM. Registration is required.
The Heart of Women
Women find themselves juggling many different roles in their lives, and in this struggle we often never see the direct connection between our different roles and states. Being a slave of Allah and rectifying our heart is the most fundamental of these roles. When we focus on this as a foundation, all the responsibilities and matters in our life that once felt scattered and difficult will come together in a unified balance, by the permission of Allah. Join Yasmin Mogahed as she discusses the "The Heart of Women" in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call. Registration is required.
A Day With The Messenger
Ever wonder what it was like to be with our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, on a daily basis? Join Ustadh Moutasem Atiya as he discusses the personal character of the best of creation and how we can follow it in this live FREE teleconference event. Registration is required.
Al-Madina Institute 2012 Istanbul Tour
A journey through Turkey is a journey through living history, and Al-Madina Institute is pleased to announce its official tour of Istanbul, Turkey from August 29th to September 5th, 2012. Join Al-Madina Institute instructors Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui and Ustadh Moutasem Atiya as they explore Istanbul's rich spiritual and cultural landscape. Get a glimpse of the mantle of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam) preserved for generations to this day and pray in mosques with soaring domes established in the days of Columbus.
A Journey Through the Qur’an
Representing the various ways the Companions learned the Qur'an from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), the different qira'aat of the Qur'an have been preserved for over 1400 years to the present day. Varying in the rules of pronunciation and recitation, these different styles of recitation are an indication of the miracle of the Qur'an, as they add to the shades of complementary meaning and eloquence of the Qur'an.
The 2012 Moroccan Spiritual Tour
The Al-Madina Institute 2012 Morocco Spiritual Tour is now SOLD OUT. Please check the Al-Madina Institute site for future tours, and spiritual seminars.
Stretching from the shores of the Atlantic to the sands of the Sahara, Morocco has served as a portal between Europe and Africa since the days of antiquity. With natural beauty only matched by its stunning architecture, a visit to Morocco is as much a feast for the soul as it is for the senses. Inspiration and home to poets and sages for centuries, the Moroccan experience has at its heart deep roots in Islamic scholarship and spirituality.
Tafsir Surah Yusuf
Described as the best of stories, Surah Yusuf is unique in its style, entirely devoted to relating the events in the life of Prophet Yusuf, peace be upon him. In a world where greed, envy, temptation and inustice were prevalent, his response was his noble character, an everlasting proof that imaan will always be in ascendancy. Its dramatic narrative gives us perspective on the inevitable twists and turns of our own lives, focusing on the core virtues we must personify to succeed in this life and the next.
Hajj: The Journey To Allah
The last of the five pillars of Islam, Hajj includes elements of all the preceding pillars before it, integrating the testimony and experience of faith with prayer, physical effort, sacrifice and spiritual purification. Through its unique forms of worship, from the circumambulation of the Kaaba to standing on the plains of Arafah, the pilgrim is on a journey of a lifetime, where the best provision is that of awareness and reverence of the Divine.
The Inner Dimensions of Fasting
With a unique reward incomparable to other acts of worship, fasting is an action that goes beyond controlling the physical appetites. A shield for the heart, it is an effective means of seeking nearness to Allah and purifying the soul, provided we are aware of the spiritual realities that must be present in our external fast.
Keys to the Garden: Lessons From Surah Yasin
Like the heart is to the human body, Surah Yasin carries the essential pulse of the Qur'an, affirming the central foundations of faith. It shakes the hearts with proofs of the Oneness of Allah, the Prophethood of Rasulallah (Peace Be Upon Him and His Family), and vivid reminders of the Hereafter.
A Call to the Believers
When we hear the verses calling the believers in the Qur'an, "O you who believe", does it truly penetrate our heart? Are we called to attention, and do we contemplate the meanings of these verses and their significance? In His Wisdom, Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala speaks directly to the community of the believers throughout the Qur'an with this call.
Stories from the Qur’an
Cain and Abel. The Queen of Sheba. Dhul Qarnain. Musa and Al-Khidr. These are just a few of the stories read to us during our childhood, stories which took us to distant lands we could only imagine, traveling back in time to see the crucial moments in the genesis and history of human civilization.
Trials of the Messengers
In times of hardship, we may lose perspective and forget the immense difficulties faced by the greatest of creations, the messengers of Allah.In this seminar, we reflect on the tests and challenges the Messengers of Allah faced in their mission. Our teachers remind us that we have been blessed with Islam because of their sacrifices. In this evening lecture, we find that reflecting on their lives not only increases our love for the Messengers, but also gives us sufficient inspiration and guidance in dealing with the trials we face in our own lives.
Join Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui and Ustadh Moutasem Atiya in "Trials of the Messengers".
Note: This is a free event, and does not require registration.