Foundations Program Weekly, starting Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Foundations is an online Islamic curriculum of study, practice and fellowship designed and taught by Shaykh Mokhtār Maghrāoui. 

The curriculum is the core of Al-Madina Institute’s intensive, one-year Ṣuḥba Program in Istanbul, which has been attended by over 300 students from all over the world.  The intent of Foundations is that Islamic knowledge should lead to an experiential tawḥīd (Divine unicity) and transform the student’s akhlāq (inner character) and conduct. 

The curriculum comprises of three essential, interrelated components: ‘Ilm (Islamic knowledge), akhlāq and ‘amal (character refinement and spiritual practice), and ṣuḥba (fellowship). Beginner, intermediate and advanced students of Islamic knowledge will find the program intellectually stimulating, spiritually inspiring, relevant, practical and life-transforming.  And with Allāh is all success.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is my diet?

Not all knowledge is beneficial. Some knowledge is useless; and some is toxic. In this short clip, Shaykh Mokhtar emphasizes the type of knowledge necessary to transform my spiritual heart and moral character.

Empty your full heart

The spiritual heart is the locus of the Divine presence. In this short clip, Shaykh Mokhtar elaborates on the importance of freeing my heart from its inner attachments and energies in order to truly connect to Allah.

Born to be free

The word “freedom” is the slogan of our age. In this short clip Shaykh Mokhtar touches on the true meaning of freedom, liberty and happiness.


Mokhtar Maghraoui
Mokhtar Maghraoui
Riad Saloojee
Riad Saloojee

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