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The paper was written by our own Sr. Erum on the topic of Good vs. Evil:

An Examination of Good and Evil in the Glorious Qur’an

Questioning the nature of good and evil is part of human nature. We find people of all creeds, races, and eras seeking to understand good and evil through works of literature, poetry, theatre, art, and more. While an examination of these collective works can provide insight into man’s struggle between good and evil and his understanding of it, such an examination will not provide man with the definition of what good and evil are nor with a prescription for achieving good and prohibiting evil in his life. Only the One who created us, our Lord, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’ala can provide us with such knowledge and guidance. In this paper, we will examine the words of Allah azza wa jal to offer a definition of good and evil and a way to achieving good and preventing evil in this life and the next.

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Yeah you heard right, Shaykh Suhaib Webb AND Shaykh Yasir Qadhi are going to be here from July 11th-13th, insha’Allah. Details are still coming in and we’ll keep everyone posted. Stay tuned.

1- The exam information page is NOT updated as of yet.  ADAMS is still listed as a location for the exam and will not be available on the exam date.  All students intending on taking the exam are expected to go to either Dar Us-Salaam or George Mason University, insha’Allah.  Please see the exam information page for location and timings (just disregard ADAMS as a listing).

2- What if you travelled to take the class from out of town and need to take the exam online???? What if you are not going to be able to make the exam date???? Please go to the AlMaghrib Exam Page and fill out the Traveling Student Exam Form if you are out of town or the Exam Deferral Form if you need an extension. 

Jazak Allah Khayr.  If you have any other questions regarding the exam, please post it as a comment to this post and I’ll try to find someone to get you the answer ASAP.

Bismillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala’ Rasool Allah.

In my quest to elicit Perfect Presence from this qabeelah, it seems as though a general sentiment amongst some of the students is “Who Cares???” Pretty much meaning: who cares about an exam that really doesnt mean anything. It wont impact whether or not you get into a good college, has no impact on your job, and just getting to the exam location can be inconvenient if you dont live nearby.

Well I’ll tell you who cares: I do. And here’s why:
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Bismillah, Was Salaatu Was Salaam Ala Rasool Allah

The amount of benefit from Ilm Fest 08 was amazingly great as expected.  I learned so much alhamdulillah but I’ll share just one of the things that really “touched” me.  Someone asked Shaykh Waleed the following question, “Whenver I gain new knoweldge I feel proud, is this wrong?”

Shaykh Waleed in his cute accent replied “Scholars say Knoweldge is of three levels…”  This is when I started listening very carefully because to me whatever was to be uttered from his tongue afterwards was very important.  The levels of knowelge are…

1) Pride – This is the first level when a person feels proud that he/she has learned something new that others do not know.

2) Humbleness – After he/she has gained more knoweldge then they reach this level and become more humble.

3) Ignorance – This is the highest level when a person realizes that how much he/she really does not know.

I thought that was very intresting and TRUE! I hope this benefitted everyone 🙂

Brothers BBQ Bash

On Saturday, May 5th you brothers are in for a treat….Insha’Allah we will be hosting our first-ever Brotherschicken BBQ Bash (BBB) at Burke Lake Park. We are asking everyone to bring five bucks to help cover costs. Come out for a day of food and fun!

We will be playing volleyball, soccer, and football

Location: Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 US
Date: Saturday, May 3, 12:30PM

PLEASE RSVP to Ali (the host) if you are able to attend so we know how much food to purchase.

I recently checked my AlMaghrib transcript online to see my list of seminars and exam grades and immediately noticed a number of errors.

Six seminars that I had taken were not listed at all. Two seminars that I did not take were listed. Exam grades for seven seminars were not listed. And four of my seminars had incorrect financial information.

In the two weeks since I emailed AlMaghrib about the issue, the financial information has been corrected and updated, the seminars listed that I did not take were deleted, but still no word yet on the seven seminars and exam grades that are not listed.

Check your AlMaghrib transcript today because this could adversely affect your ability to receive your earned credits and to be selected to attend AlMaghrib’s Elite Summer Program.

To check your transcript, go to and click on the Enroll Online tab and then click on the My AlMaghrib tab.


“This week, a Muslim family in Ottawa lost their home in a fire. There were 7 children in the family, and as the mother tried to round them up to escape, the youngest, Khalid Ali, got confused and ran in the opposite direction. Baby Khalid did not make it out of the fire, he was 2 and a half years old. The father was at work, and checked in on his family that evening before the fire. This family has nothing left. They escaped with the clothing on their backs. Please donate anything you can for this family. The mother is in shock and is not able to speak or respond when spoken to. The father is trying to be strong for his 6 children.”

If you live outside Canada, you have the following options:

1) Write a cheque payable to Khalid Ali Family Fund and mail it to the following address:

Khalid Ali Family Fund
TD Canada Trust
Bank branch 0229, account number 5215301.
Address: 1596 Bank Street, Ottawa ON, K1H 7Z5

2) Donate via paypal account by visiting this site, set up by Qabeelat Nurayn 
“He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…” [Muslim]

If anyone fulfils his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…” [Bukhari and Muslim]

Note: The funds goal from local students was $10,000 by April 20. update says over $9,000 raised already in less than 72 hours, Alhamdullilah. The new goal: $35,000, minimum.