Islamic Civic Society of America Youth Council:
(ICSA Youth Council) is youth committee within ICSA. ICSA Youth Council shall welcome any Muslim youth in the state of Minnesota to enhance their religion and culture, expand their educational level, strengthen between families and youth ties, and establish non-violent methods for peace, institute integrity, and work for better future. ICSA Youth Council will utilize Islamic philosophy, education and training, and will also be active in our community by unifying youths.
Long Term Vision
ICSA Youth Council pursues the methodologies and agenda of Islam to nurture young Muslim minds to follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The youths of the Islamic civilization have been and will always be the forerunners of this religion. Programs conducted by ICSA Youth Council aim at providing well defined sources to engage Muslim youths in activities that remind and take actions to present the image of Islam through youth’ unification and belief. The Quran in essence is dikr (remembrance) of God through events such as praying, fasting, giving alms, and much more. ICSA Youth Council provides activities that will bring them into remembrance of their God.
Thus, to enjoy good and forbid evil, to be mindful and active, to learn and share, to establish brother/sisterhood logic, to implement creativity mind, and much more are the essence of these programs that we offer for the Muslim youths at the center. As a consequence, when these youths become the next imams, sheikhs, scholars, teachers, doctors, politicians, architects, engineers, etc. they have the efficient background of Islam and can pass the legacy of Islam in such noble way as it was preached and taught by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
These programs do not only aim at merely teaching the Islamic comprehension, but also to bring awareness as to how to survive in this life by acquiring knowledge through education, to excel in socializing with others, to organize and contribute, and much more to obtain a good life. DYC finds youths’ intellectual capacity to always increasing and, thus, needs awakening. The word education in Latin means to pull or take out something, educare. God says in the Quran “Taught man what he knew not.” Thus, DYC’s series of programs endeavor at “taking out” what is already in every Muslim youth to expose their relevance in this life and hereafter.
ICSA Youth Council Programs
- Weekly Halaqa: The halaqa focuses on the youth so that they can enhance their knowledge of Islam through spiritual and intellectual enhancement. The halaqa also promotes the idea of creating dialogue and meticulous understanding between the youths and the scholars. Deep thinking about Islam and everything else in life is the core of this halaqa, so that youths become critical thinkers. In addition, the halaqa imparts the notion of mutual understanding and sharing our ideas. This should result in an environment of brother/sisterhood and understanding.
- Bi-Monthly Event: These types of events are highly engagement for the youth. ICSA Youth Council brings different scholars, encouraging entertainments that are compatible with the religion, form group discussions to share ideas, provide rewards for youths after the occasion, etc. These events include spiritual guidance, educational workshops, awareness, etc. The aims of this program are to create a consciousness of what Islam is.
- Leadership Program: This program is intended for youth executive committee. Since they lead and serve too many youth. In order for them to do that job the best of their ability, they have to be equipped and trained enough to carry out that task. Leadership comes from within; it is the methodology of ICSA to develop the young leaders who can lead the society for better. These programs consist of training, workshops, Islamic programs, how to become an effective leader, speaker, Imam, khatib, present Islam to Muslim and non-Muslim audience.
- Summer Program: The summer program is an annual program for youth and families. The program consists of Quran, hadith, fiqi, seerah and histories of the Prophet and early Muslim generations, fieldtrips, workshops and trainings. THe program is divided into three sections; morning, afternoon, and evening. It begins in June and ends in August
Dar Al-Hijrah Youth Council Constitution
In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Dar Al-Hijrah Council (DYC) is a committee apointed by the Board to organize the youth. Dar Al-Hijrah Youth Council shall welcome any Muslim youth in the state of Minnesota to enhance their religion and culture, expand their educational level, strengthen between families and youth ties, establish non-violent methods for peace, institute integrity, and work for better future. DYC will utilize Islamic philosophy, education and training, and will also be active in our community by unifying youth. [Read More]