The month of Ramadan is an opportunity to improve oneself, perform as many good deeds as possible, and replenish oneself in terms of imaan(faith). Young Muslims (YM), the largest muslim-youth organization in the U.S., is campaigning this Ramadan to meet our budget deficiencies and to expand further into the organization that the American Muslim community needs us to be. The funds raised through this campaign will allow us to increase the training our leadership receives, raise the quality of our retreats and conferences, and expand further from the 13 states we're currently in to all 50 states with the help of Allah. In order to make these things possible for our members, we need YOUR help to reach our goal of $50,000 this Ramadan.
“The legacies that Deah, Yusor and Razan left behind through their endless kindness and generosity will not be forgotten. It is up to the rest of us to continue on in their honor with the work that they started. Our world needs to change, and eventually it will.”
-Jennifer Barnes, Editor-in-Chief of Athens Oracle
We invite you and your YM/youth group to participate in this effort: #FeedTheirLegacy
STEP 1: Develop a plan with your NeighborNet/youth group. You have one month to plan out as many charity efforts as you would like.
STEP 2: Remember to contact your local food shelters / organizations prior to visiting. Many require appointments and have schedules set up. You are NOT and should NOT be limited to Muslim run organizations. Contact email@example.com if you or your youth group is in need of support.
STEP 3: Don’t stop with just one act of charity! You have four whole weeks. Make the best use of them! You’ll never forget this experience.
STEP 4: Remember to stay sincere in your efforts. May Allah accept all of the effort you put in!
*Note: Candid videos may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be recapping our efforts one month from now insha’Allah, as a means of inspiration and motivation.
“We have a window of opportunity now to educate people about who these three young people were and what they were committed to in their lives: feeding and medically serving the homeless, helping refugees, displaying the best neighborly qualities, and most of all living a true and accurate life of devotion, prayer, and charity. Sincerely, with tears and condolences, Hamza Yusuf.” - Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College
YM Sisters, a national youth organization for sisters by sisters, is embarking on an effort to better get to know our Muslim youth in America. How can we be successful if we do not know our own capacities? We need to identify them in order to build upon them.
Please take two minutes from your time to fill out the YM Sisters State of the Youth Survey. Help us understand where the Muslim youth are headed and what we are missing.
There are plenty of great things to come from these survey results, but we need YOUR help to get there.
Here's the link: http://goo.gl/forms/T1RMgngJq7
Happy World Hijab day!
There's two things to keep in mind:
1) Your choice to wear hijab should come from you and your desire to please Allah. As a hijabi, especially in today's society, you're going to doubt your decision, but if you have a sincere love for hijab in your heart, it's going to make your difficulties a lot easier.
2) You have to remember that nobody is perfect. A lot of people think i'm going to perfect this aspect of my deen or this aspect before I start my hijab, but the reality is that as hijabis, we're trying to perfect our deen as well, so you shouldn't let that stop you from making that change.
In the end, just put your trust in Allah and Allah will help you with anything you're going through.
The first thing a person notices about a covered Muslim woman is her Hijab (headscarf/veil). The Hijab is one of the most visual signs of Islam. It is a courageous act of liberation and freedom. To the Muslim woman, the veil is part of a journey that allows herself to build her identity and develop her relationship with her Creator.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the concept of Hijab, and "World Hijab Day" was initiated in an attempt to create awareness and recognize the many Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab.
This year, YM Sisters of Murphy, TX participated in #WorldHijabDay.
To celebrate World Hijab Day which was on February 1st, 2015, YM Sisters Murphy hosted an event that served as a platform to discuss what Hijab is and what it means for us as Muslim women. The sisters also created a video in which they got the chance to talk about their hijab experiences as well as share their perspectives on modesty.
Take a look at their uplifting video here: http://on.fb.me/1KfRoPk
To find out more about this initiative, visit the World Hijab Day website at http://worldhijabday.com.