Egyptian Canadian Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef, Founder of AIMaghrib Institute, Dies at 47Written by Making Headlines
إنّا لله وإنّا إليه راجعون
On July 21, 2022, the social media of Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef made the following post:
To Allah we belong and to Him we return.
Today, Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef - founder of DiscoverU and AlMaghrib - suddenly passed away.
This man was a giant in our Ummah, taught us the power of Dua, and to always rely on Allah. He raised a nation of Dua makers in all of us.
So today, we ask Allah to make us all a hujjah for him in the Akhirah, for everything he taught us to be counted in his scale of good deeds with him, and that Allah beautifies his reception, forgive him his sins, and enter him into Al-Firdaws.
Shaykh Muhammad was healthy with no illness, but life is not promised.
He was someone who took full advantage of his time spending it on what mattered most and what would lead to goodness in the Akhirah.
He has always said that the identity he aspires to be is that of a righteous man (as Najashi was described by the Prophet ﷺ - "today a righteous man has died"). We pray that with Allah, he is entered among the righteous. A true nation builder.
May all of his work continue to be a sadaqah jariyah for him until the Day of Judgment.
May Allah grant his family patience in this difficult time.
Please keep him, and his family, in your Duas.
Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef was born to Egyptian parents in 1975 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a degree in Islamic Law from the Islamic University of Madinah in 1999. As the founder of Al-Maghrib Institute in 2002, he pioneered a revival of interest in Islamic knowledge by making it more accessible to young men and women in English-Speaking countries around the world. He passed away on July 21, 2022 in Dubai, UAE. At this time, his cause of death has not been make public.
Coverage of Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef's Legacy in Canadian Media:
The following are some reflections on his passing by Muslim Canadians whose lives were touch by him:
The shocking news of the passing of our Beloved Brother Shaykh Muhammad AlShareef has just torn at my heart. He was one of the most sincere and innovative Islamic scholars and activists that I have known. His loss is a devastating blow to the Islamic movement in the West but his rewards are immense Inshallah.
In 2010, Shaykh Muhammad joined my colleague Tariq Mahmoud and I, on a trip to Granada, Spain. He was already accomplished and well known, but so humble that he joined as a participant. By the end of trip he was teaching some of the history himself!
May Almighty Allah accept his work and give him the blessings of the countless people who benefitted from Al Maghrib Institute and his inspirational teachings. May Allah give him the highest part of Paradise and raise him with the Righteous.
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