Youth Development

The Key to the Future is the Youth. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) has said: “The greatness of the worshipper of Allah who worships Allah while in the stage of his youth over the old person who worships [Allah] after he has become of old is like the greatness of the deputed ones [the Prophets and Messengers] over all other creations.”( Kanzul `Ummāl, Ḥadīth 43059)

One of Makkah Mosque’s objectives is to engage with young Muslims and empower them that take responsibility for self-development and developing their community. To promote spiritual, moral, social and inter-faith development a wide variety of programmes are organised by Leeds Makkah Masjid.

Makkah Masjid is committed to providing such programmes that will encourage the youth and children achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals and as responsible citzens of the society. 

The activities organized throughout the year include:

Study Circles

Supplementary school

Indoor activities (including self-defence, marshal arts, table-tennis and football)

Outdoor activities (including football, cricket, basketball, badminton and golf)

Further details can be found at: http://www.youngmindsgroup.org/wp/

Below is a hadith that contains the advice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to a young man.

“It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) said: I was riding behind the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) one day when he said: “O young man, I will teach you some words (of advice). Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would benefit you only with something that Allah has already decreed for you, and if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something that Allah has already decreed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.”

Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, 4/667, no. 2516

One Response to Youth Development

  1. Fadl Omran says:

    Dear Sir,
    Salmu Alikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatu
    I am writing to find out if there is any chance for me to work at your mosque, such as an Imam, lead Prayers, lead Traweeh prayers, give Quran recital courses, teaching Arabic or any other Islamic da’wa (call to Islam) endeavors.
    I memorize the Holy Quran and hold an Ijazah in the narration of Hafs from ‘Aasem from The Institute of Al-Qiraa’aat(Quranic recitations) affiliated to Al-Azhar Al-Sharif. I graduated from Institute for Preparing Islamic Preachers, Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowment (Awqaf). Now I am studying a diploma at Islamic Studies at the Institute of Higher Islamic Studies, Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt. I also graduated from English department at Helwan university.
    I am licensed by the Ministry of Awqaf to give Friday Prayers speeches and lead Muslims in the obligatory, Friday and Traweeh prayers in my area. I have been teaching Quran for more than 10 years. Finally, I pray that my request will be accepted.
    jazakoum Allah khairan.
    Best Regards,
    Fadl Omran
    Egypt
    E-mail: fadlomran@yahoo.com

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