Ramadan is the time to recharge through contemplation, and a single drop from the Qur'an can quench a heart thirsty for inspiration. Drawn from the section of the Qur'an recited each night of Ramadan, these concise reflections will keep you immersed in the Divine Message each day, even if you are short on time.
"The Qur'an can unlock our spiritual potential once we engage it wholeheartedly" Moutasem Atiya


Dr. Zainab Alwani is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity. She is an Islamic scholar, researcher, and community activist. In addition to being the first female jurist to serve on the board for the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), Dr. Alwani currently serves as the Vice President of the FCNA. 


Zaynab Mansour Ansari is a native Southerner with Northern roots. She spent several years studying the core Islamic sciences, including Arabic, jurisprudence, Qur’anic recitation, Qur'anic commentary, Hadith, and Prophetic biography in Damascus, Syria at the college preparatory program at Abu Nour Masjid. Upon her return to the United States, she continued her Islamic studies privately.


Moutasem Atiya is co-founder of Al-Madina Institute. He resides in Maryland with his wife and three children while continuing his Islamic Education under the supervision of Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui. He can be found on Twitter @MoutasemAtiya 


Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and he is the Associate Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. He is also a scholar at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006. 


A lawyer and PHD candidate in Religion, Sami Catovic has been an active speaker and contributing member in many leading American Muslim community organizations.


Shaykh Yasir Fahmy is the Senior Imam at New England's largest mosque, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC). Shaykh Yasir spent seven years in Egypt, where he earned a degree from Al-Azhar University and several ijazat from independent teachers. Previous to his study in Egypt, shaykh Yasir completed a Bachelor's of Science from Rutgers University and worked in corporate America in finance.


Arsalan Haque is a graduate of Al-Azhar University in Egypt. He has had five years of experience in teaching Islamic studies, and has teaching licenses (Ijazah) in Quran Memorization, Hadith Sciences, Hadith Collections, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh and Islamic Ethics & Spirituality. He is currently the Imam of the Islamic Association of Allen in Texas.


Hassan Lachheb is in the last stages of completing his dissertation as a final requirement for a PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. Shaykh Hassan completed his M.A. in Islamic Theology, Islamic Legal Theory, and Maliki Jurisprudence at Dar al-Hadith al-Hassaniyyah for Higher Islamic Studies in Rabat, Morocco with honors in 2000.


Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui is one of the most well renowned scholars in North America and is a foundation scholar for Al-Madina Institute. Originally from Algeria, he is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences and holds a doctorate joined between the fields of physics and engineering. His expertise includes the disciplines of Tazkiyah and Fiqh, and he is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quest.


Shaykh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California. He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visited Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna. In 1998, Ustadh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania's greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al-Hajj.


Dr. Recep Senturk is a professor of Sociology at Fatih Sultan Mehmed Waqf University in Istanbul. Senturk previously taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Emory University Law School. He has published in English, Turkish, and Arabic, including numerous journal articles. Senturk earned his B.A. from Marmara University, M.A. from Istanbul University, and Ph.D. at Columbia University.


If he is not investing hours researching, reading and teaching Shaykh Omar loves to spend time with his wife and two adorable kids, May and Abdullah. A football fan at heart and having the height advantage in basketball, Shaykh Omar loves to stay in shape and have fun playing sports. As a speaker, Shaykh Omar is able to pack tons of information into an easy to digest format for the Muslim and non-Muslim audience. He is known for being straight to the point and speaking from the depth of his heart. 


Dawud Walid is the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a chapter of America’s largest advocacy and civil liberties organization for Muslims.

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