Perhaps you’re wondering, what happens to AlMaghrib students in the many-month breaks between seminars? What do they do with the knowledge learned, the friendships established, the questions waiting to be asked? What happens to all the excitement and energy that is generated during those oh-so-intense seminars?
The Answer: AlMaghrib’s Student Forums.
The AlMaghrib Student Forums are where students, volunteers and AlMaghrib enthusiasts share their thoughts and questions from the seminars, plan for the upcoming seminars, communicate with students from neighboring Qabaa’il (localities), and much more. The AlMaghrib Student Forums are an important part of the AlMaghrib experience: aside from the plethora information available to students, these forums are also an excellent networking site for students from all localities to discuss and share ideas about bringing beneficial knowledge and programs to their communities. An additional plus is the facilitated interaction between the students and the AlMaghrib instructors. Was there a question you had for Sh. Yaser Birjas about a statement he made in Love Notes? No worries–the forums began for precisely those situations!
Not an AlMaghrib student yet? It doesn’t matter, because the Student Forums are open to everyone! All you have to do is create a forum account and below is a step-by-step guide to creating your very own:
1. Go to the AlMaghrib Student Forums (http://forums.almaghrib.org)
2. Read the note, “If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to REGISTER before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
3. After reading the forum rules, check the little box beneath the text and then click on “Register.”
4. Here’s the creative part! Choose a memorable username (i.e. “Anti-Shaytan,” “Robin Hud-Hud,” “Nessaminyatur,” “Nafsul-Awwamah,” “Bint Al Noor” and “HalaTayybah”) as well as a password; type in your most active email address; complete the page of brief personal questions and proceed to click on “Complete Registration.”
5. Wait 24-hours for your account to activate. After that, congratulations–you’re an officially on the AlMaghrib Student Forums! Now say “Alhamdulillah!”
AlMaghrib Institute asks that you display proper etiquette and Islamic conduct when posting and interacting with students. Emoticons, personal signatures, “lol’s,” and energetic comments tinged with the occasional sarcasm are all permissible, so long as the environment of mutual respect is maintained. We can say with confidence that the Student Forums are some of the most interactive tools created by AlMaghrib Institute–so a warning that they may become addicting (many AlMaghrib students can attest to that)! Nonetheless, enjoy, benefit and remember to KIP…
Keep. It. Halal.