Hear what our students have to say about their experience at the Madina Institute!
Mukhtar Darab, Associate’s Degree Program, Class of 2016 (Fairfax, VA)-
As Vice President of the MSA at my school, I’ve been actively involved in holding events for the community such as holding Islamic lectures, organizing fundraisers for charities and feeding the homeless and all the other things that come with MSA. Other community activities involve giving khutbahs at local masajid, holding halaqat of dhikr and ‘ilm in our home and spreading the Madina message of love and hard work to others who seek it. My plan is to return to Madina Institute after my Bachelor’s and continue to serve and learn from Shaykh Muhammad. Madina Institute has had a life changing impact on me. To experience, both spiritual and academic, education and training by someone like Shaykh Muhammad is a once in a life time opportunity and lasts forever. What Madina Institute gives you is the keys to seeking true knowledge, and establishes a solid framework and foundation for one’s pursuit of transformational knowledge. Of course, such pursuits are life time journeys and require the companionship of the scholars. One of the most impactful things to me about Madina Institute is the suhba (companionship) with Shaykh Ninowy, inside and outside of the classroom. It helps one learn the adab of Ahlul-‘ilm, and how to maneuver with it in ones interactions with friends, family, peers, and so on. I hope to embody some of that one day.
Sumaiya Tufail, Associate’s Degree Program, Class of 2016 (Vancouver, BC) –
I am part of the first graduates of Madina Institute USA! Before Madina I was a young woman who just started practicing my deen. I felt like a brand new person but I yearned to fill my heart with the knowledge of Allah. With all the Islamophobia and slandering of [Islam] it made me question how I could even defend it if I barely knew the basics of my faith. Alhamdulillah I found Madina without even knowing much about Shaykh Ninowy at all and took the leap of faith. It was one of the best decisions of my life. It helped me achieve many spiritual goals and put me on the path to further pursue Islamic studies and serve my community. It also resurrected the poet in me and today I perform poetry sharing my spiritual story and message. I also am active in dawah and lead halaqas frequently. [In the future] I plan on furthering my Islamic studies insha Allah.” Visit her Spoken Word Poetry page on Facebook.