Bismillah wa Alhamdulillah. Was Salatu was salamu ‘ala Rasoolillah. Amma Ba’d.

From the bitter darknesses of this dunya, the students of knowledge leave the comfort of their desires in search for truth…

…for guidance… …for a beacon… …for light.

We are Nurayn.

What is Nurayn? Nurayn is the local student body of AlMaghrib Institute for the D.C. Metro and Baltimore areas. This is the blog for Qabeelat Nurayn, where you can find out all the latest updates, news, local events and upcoming seminar information.

The Messenger of Allah, sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam, said:

“Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”

[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

Taking that into account, it is only appropriate that we begin by clarifying our intention for starting this blog. Our purpose is to serve as a forum to actively engage and inform both those familiar and unfamiliar with AlMaghrib into a discussion concerning the educational and spiritual benefits achieved by attending AlMaghrib Seminars. This purpose will be achieved through a multitude of articles that will address contemporary issues and religious commandments, all in light of the Quran and Prophetic Guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam).

A secondary purpose of this blog will allow it to serve as a repository of information concerning AlMaghrib courses taking place at Qabeelah Nurayn including, but not limited to, updated class logistics, marketing strategies, and outside projects taking place in the DC Metropolitan Area.
We sincerely hope through these efforts to attain the Pleasure of Allah Azza wa Jal and to serve as a source of light (noor) to all who visit this site.

That said, this is what the blog is not:

A source for your Islamic knowledge, although you may learn a few things.

A comedy tour, for those who have no venue but the ever-embracing internet, however, you may laugh occasionally….hopefully with us and not at us!

A place to seek fatawa, however… no, just kidding!

So now, a little background, for those of you who may not know. Before there was Nurayn, there were two… Qabeelat Thabt of Maryland (previously, the home of Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef) and Qabeelat Mubarak of Virginia (the first qabeelat of AlMaghrib…ever). Over time, as is the nature of reality, we evolved, the two merged to become one-known today, as Nurayn, literally, “the two lights.” I mean, AlMaghrib did start with ‘Touched by an Angel,’ and so I guess it was just meant to be born from the qabeelaat of light!

This blog is made up of a coalition of the willing. A group diverse in thought, backgrounds, methodologies, and experiences. A team so in touch with reality, its unreal.

Inshallah, you will join us as we begin this blog during a time of AlMaghrib revival-No, it wasn’t dead, but it seems that, like Rip Van Winkle, much has happened while you were asleep. We’re here to wake you up!

Whether its the New Rain after a desert drought-bringing relief to the thirsty, life to the wilted, and faith to the hopeless, or whether its the promise of a New Reign of revolution, reinvigoration, and renewal-be warned, Nurayn is here.