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The 2016 Al-Madina Institute Retreat on Purification of the Soul was a deep and powerful experience structured to purify one's soul. At the conclusion of the retreat, participants had the opportunity to share their moving reflections with the rest of the group. ImanWire will be sharing several of…

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Why do saints matter? Because all human beings need to be reminded that in the midst of so much difficulty, temptation, and evil that the world presents, there will always be those individuals who realize the greatest human potential — to know God.

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It’s been a rough time for the Muslim community of America. Many Islamic organizations will surely be sending safety guides in the following days advising us to be aware of our surroundings and maybe even suggesting classes in self-defense. That’s great, but let’s not forget we are a faith based…

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Wandering Seventh Avenue, looking for a sign, I sought natural beauty, a reminder of the Divine. I was a commoner searching for the artist through His art. But where was I less than 24 hours from the Tazkiyah Retreat that I needed something in His creation to remind me of Him?  Whenever is He…

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Why does the Quran tell us that the Jews claim Ezra (ʿUzayr) is the son of God, when Jews do not make this claim or anything approaching it?  This is not a question that arose just recently during an interfaith panel. It’s not a new question at all. How should we understand…

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They saw you and they fell in love Their hearts a-flight, they soared above   I missed the chance to see your face My soul, my heart, roams out-of-place

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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. 

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"God's grandeur and beauty were apparent everywhere in China", says Mohammad Ali Hazratji, an attendee of Al-Madina's recent spiritual tour of China with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui. He shares many of the profound spiritual lessons and images from the journey in his account of the…

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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?

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the ruling on reading the Qur'an in a group and what the great scholars have said on the issue.

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