The realization that the importance of the history of Youth Day is possibly no longer being fully appreciated by the youth of this generation has sparked some conversation. Similarly, there is a realization of the decline in appreciation for the heroic figures in Islam which may be a result of the lack of knowledge youth have on these icons.
These unfortunate realities have been recognized by the Muslim Judicial Council, Awqaf SA and the Imam Society of Mitchells Plain who will be hosting a “Superheroes in Islam” programme. The programme will be held in an attempt to recreate excitement and appreciation for both the heroism associated with youth day, as well as the icons in Islam. The MJC wished to host a programme which would enable them to interact with the Muslim youth in Youth Month and the holy month of Ramadan.
“One of the key projects of the newly elected administration and, specifically, our president Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams is youth and to focus on the youth,” said Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Ebrahim Allie, deputy president of the MJC.
“The MJC looked at this period that we find ourselves in, in the month of Ramadan, and how to create the opportunity to engage with young minds and young hearts.”
The programme, themed, “Superheroes in Islam”, will involve both spiritual and physical activities. Allie mentions that the programme will include an itikaaf programme, a competition for the youth attending, an educational programme on the morals of the heroes in Islam and how it could be implemented into the lives of the youth at the Westridge Masjid. It also includes a programme for young females on Youth day at Masjidul-Fath.
The programme will commence with the itikaaf at the Westridge Masjid in Mitchell’s Plain before Maghrib on Wednesday, 15th June and will continue until Thursday, 16th June. Those interested in attending or requiring further information may contact Moulana Mubeen at 072 500 5403 or Sheik Nolan on 071 105 0508. VOC (Minaaz Allie)