Additional Information on the Al-Maghrib Institute

* A noteworthy course that was formerly taught at the Al-Maghrib Institute was “Islam Invulnerable: The Making of the Modern Muslim World.” Promoting jihad and worldwide Islamic dominance, this course trumpeted the glories of the Ottoman, Safavid, Qajar, and Mughal Empires; denounced the Crusades as well as European “imperialist” and “colonialist” efforts of recent centuries; applied a “narrative reinterpretation” to explain how Islam’s historical conquests differed qualitatively from those of the West; and blamed the intransigent Arab-Israeli conflict entirely on the “Zionists.”

* As of 2007, the Al-Maghrib Institute was a sponsor of Khutbah.com, a website that provided the texts of sermons and articles authored by Al-Maghrib instructors and staff.

* In 2007 the Arab News reported that Al-Maghrib had 7,000 members in North America, making it the largest Islamic Studies program on the continent.

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