Young Muslim Sisters
 
 

Define Yourself,
Refine Your World

 
 
 
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A B O U T

 

It all started when...

Sisterhood is empowering, and empowered women are superwomen. YM is all about sisterhood; we strive to create a safe space for all of us girls to share our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Unity is something emphasized in Islam as well.

The Prophet ﷺ said, “A believer is a mirror to another believer,” (narrated by Abu Hurayrah).

A few years ago, several devoted Islamic workers took a hard look at Islamic work in North America and saw that one huge bulk of the Muslim population was being lost in the shuffle: the youth. Those who themselves must carry the torch of Islam one day were feeling little or none of it in their hearts.

And so, Young Muslims was born. Young Muslims is the youth division of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and was established specifically to address and solve this problem. YM’s purpose is to seek the pleasure of Allah ﷻ through educating and developing the youth in order to foster in them the desire to live their lives for the sake of Allah and to change the lives of others around them to have that same desire.

The most important part of YM is the NeighborNet—we call it a NeighborNet because essentially it’s a network of neighbors. This is a halaqah type gathering where sisters meet up and talk about their problems, find answers through Islam, and enjoy a Muslim atmosphere. Each NeighborNet is a dynamic youth group which attempts to build a solid understanding of the principles of Islam amongst its members by helping them put these principles into practice. By providing the youth with an Islamic atmosphere where they can form bonds of sisterhood with their peers, they become comfortable with Islam and its teachings. With each other, YM members work together to make an impact in their communities when the local masjid, shelter, or fundraising to help another country. In YM, there is a balance between knowledge, activism, and fun.

 
 

P A S T   C A M P A I G N S


 
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Disability Awareness

YM's commitment to inclusiveness called for a campaign dedicated to disabilities awareness. 

 
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YM Goes Green

“He released the two seas, meeting [side by side]; Between them is a barrier [so] neither of them transgresses. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? From both of them emerge pearl and coral. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?” (Quran 55:19-23)

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S T R U C T U R E


 

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT HEADS FOR THE 2016-2017 TERM:

LOCATIONS

West

California

YMS Yorba Linda
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YMS South Bay
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YMS San Jose
sanjoseyms@gmail.com

 

Midwest

YMS Glendale Heights
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South

YMS Baton Rouge
salaam@ymsbr.org

YMS NOLA
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YMS Norman
 

Texas

YMS Clear Lake

YMS Murphy

YMS East Plano
ym_eastplano@hotmail.com

YMS Irving
yms.irving@gmail.com
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YMS Frisco
yms.frisco@gmail.com

PROGRAMS

Each NeighborNet does things a little differently. But generally, these are the programs we participate in.

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Halaqas

A halaqa (حلقة) is a religious gathering meant to study aspects of Islam, like the Qur’an or hadith. Members of YMS will give a halaqa for us to get closer to our deen.

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FEED THEIR LEGACY

Feed Their Legacy is a campaign dedicated to the community service that Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha took part in.