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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.

Good Sleep, Good Health, and Tahajjud: Sh. Yaser Birjas

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We shouldn't let the amount of Qurʾān we've memorized keep us from making tahajjud /qiyām’l-layl / night prayer. The important thing to remember is that with making qiyām, we are supposed to stand for a long time and recite whatever we know, even if it's just a few sūrahs on repeat. Imagine how much Allāh would love for us to be so excited to make qiyām and to stand there in front of Him, even if it means that we just end up reading that sūrah (or any other sūrah) over and over again!! Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Khutbah- Didn’t make it to Hajj this year?

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Khutbah on the Virtues of the first 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah Shaykh Yaser Birjas urges us to make the best of these 10 Blessed Days in his Friday Khutbah at the Irving masjid. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Unforgettable Memories of I’tikaaf in al-Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

Link to all Ramadan 2011 posts Ramadan Around the Globe Series: Bosnia 2010 | Egypt 2010 |  Qatar 2010, 2009 | Saudi (Mecca) 2010 | Sweden 2010 SAUDI (Mecca) 2010 There is no better place for I'tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadan than the Haram in Mecca. I truly miss those days. What better place do you need ... Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Keeping Momentum: Preparing for the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan

This night is for sure one of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan; the exact one was hidden from us to motivate us to do excellence throughout the entire season. It is a very short season but the most powerful of the entire year. Now, shouldn’t you get well prepared for it? Here are ten tips to help you keep Ramadan momentum running through the last ten nights of Ramadan and beyond. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | 10 Points for Excelling in Ramadan

  My dear brothers and sisters everywhere, assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah, and Ramadan Mubarak to all of you.  alḥamdulillāh, I'm honored to be a part of this beautiful program. My message is very simple and that is to remember that you will never be too ready for the month of Ramadan.  No matter how much you try and how much ... Read More »

Khutbah – Civic Engagement by Yaser Birjas

Khutbah on civic engagement by Shaykh Yaser Birjas on May 11, 2011. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Injustice and Consequences | Libya

A short talk by Yaser Birjas about injustice and its consequences in light of the unfolding situation in Libya. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | The Days of Hajj Series | The Last Day of Hajj

Friday was the last day of Hajj. Mina the tent city, which came to life only during the days of Hajj is now suddenly empty, again. The Hajj season is officially over. While you read through this article, the hujjaj will be wrapping up their things and folding their mats and tents to head toward their hotels in Makkah or perhaps to the airport to return home. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | The Days of Hajj Series | Ayyam-ut-Tashreeq

Shaykh Yaser Birjas explains the routine of the hujjaj on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul Hijjah. Read More »

Yaser Birjas | The Days of Hajj Series | The 10th of Dhul Hijjah

On the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, four specific actions are required of from the hujjjah as explained by Yaser Birjas. Read More »

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