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Yaser Birjas is originally from Palestine. He received his Bachelors degree from Islamic University of Madinah in 1996 in Fiqh & Usool, graduating as the class valedictorian. After graduating, he went on to work as a youth counselor and relief program aide in war-torn Bosnia. Thereafter, he immigrated to the U.S. and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. He is also an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute, where he teaches popular seminars such as Fiqh of Love, The Code Evolved, and Heavenly Hues.

What’s The Matter? What Is Permissible Post-Nikkah and Pre-Marriage?

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What is permissible Post-Nikkah Pre-Consummation (Rukhsati/Marriage) Question: I just had my nikkah done with my husband and we are having our rukhsati done soon (in the next few months). The reason for [the] delay is just mainly to prepare for the wedding and  [to] accommodate family members' schedule [for] the wedding. After the nikkah is it permissible to do all ... Read More »

Make Spring Break Special for Your Kids


Spring break is a great time to create some memories. The kids are not only out of school, but they're going into vacation expecting and hoping to be doing lots of fun stuff. It's only natural for them to want to go back and share stories with their friends about what they did on their vacation. Help make it special. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Understanding Insan & the Human Fitrah v.2.0


Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) sent, from above, an instruction manual by which you can install, operate, care for and troubleshoot this nafs (yourself) to ensure an upright character that will function properly for the purpose it was made and created for: worshipping Allah. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | In the Footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim (‘alayhi’l-salam)

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Lecture by Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Transcribed by Sameera  [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yaser Birjas's lecture "In the Foosteps of the Prophet Ibrahim ."  The transcript is slightly modified for the sake of readability and clarity.] [HTML1] My dear brothers and sisters, have you ever wondered why in your ṣalāh – your five daily prayers, the sunnah, ... Read More »

Khutbah | Hajj: The Time is Now – Yaser Birjas


In this khutbah, Shaykh Yaser Birjas advises going to Hajj as soon as you can and also describes some of the beautiful experiences of Hajj. Read More »

MM Treasures | Ramadan, My Dear Guest, I’m Sorry


Eventually, the time comes and the day of his departure is here, and your beloved and blissful guest, Ramadan, is leaving, and leaving soon. This wonderful guest is so polite that he does not come back very often, so that you always desire his return later. Read More »

My Dear Ramadan Stay-at-Home Mom, I Salute You

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I know that all of this is not even close to how you feel about yourself and Ramadan, or about your self-worth in this blessed month of Ramadan while trying to enjoy your ‘ibādah and fulfill your spousal and parental role all at the same time. For all of this and more, my dear Ramadan stay-at-home mom, I salute you, and may Allah reward you. Read More »

Ramadan Prep | Day 11 – Yaser Birjas | 5 vs. 5

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Ramadan Prep is a 10-day online program to get us ready for this blessed month. Read More »

Ramadan Q&A with Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Brushing your Teeth


Cleaning the mouth and keeping good hygiene is part of our Sunnah even during the month of Ramadan. Read more... Read More »

Shaykh Yaser Birjas | Khutbah Talking Points for Syria Crisis

Burial shrouds, symbolizing bodies of the protesters who were killed during protests in Syria, are seen at an anti-Syrian government protest in Cairo

My dear Imam and Khateeb, by the time you read this perhaps another 10 more innocent lives have already perished in Syria. Do your part. Take an action. Tomorrow. Read More »

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