Sheikh Mokhtar Maghraoui is a popular religious teacher working mainly at Al-Madina Institute. Originally from Algeria, he is thoroughly versed in the Islamic sciences and holds a doctorate in the fields of physics and engineering. His expertise includes the disciplines of tazkiyah and fiqh. He is best known for his enlightening retreats and seminars empowering Muslims on their spiritual quests. Sheikh Maghraoui is also an active participant of interfaith trialogue with the Jewish and Christian communities in the Capital district of New York State.