قال تعالى : ( وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطاً لِتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيداً ) البقرة/143
“And thus have We willed you to be a community of the middle way, so that you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind….” (Quran 2:143)
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The Thursday night “Youth Forum” is a safe place for the youth of Al-Dar to develop their Muslim identity. The youth forum serves to foster positive Muslim identity and a connection to other Muslim youth. An Islamic identity will be gained through discussion, introspection, and the modeling of youth mentors. Bonding and social activities will serve to create lasting relationships as well as a positive sentiment towards the masjid. The main objective is to provide support to empower our youth spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Through an interactive, engaging, and supportive atmosphere Youth Forum will offer a relevant curriculum to young Canadian Muslims in a way that evokes critical thinking and character development to promote a confident Muslim identity and foster a sense of social awareness that promotes activism.
Youth will attain an understanding of their purpose in life, and the true message of Islam; God consciousness. The youth will be in possession of a set of skills allowing them to understand how to live Islam on a daily basis. The youth will have developed a connection to their God, themselves, their community, and to their masjid.