Youth Directors – What Will It Take For Us To Realize…?

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This was originally posted on AbdelRahman Murphy’s Tumblr. You can see more of his work at the Roots Program website. “I have to stop pretending.” He said that, as he looked up at me, sipping his water. Like many of the counseling sessions that I do, this one happened at a restaurant – neutral atmosphere, not threatening, lots of life … Read More

Omar UsmanYouth Directors – What Will It Take For Us To Realize…?

Two Step Process: How Masjids Can Adequately Address the Counseling Needs of Youth

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Much of the rhetoric we hear about youth in our masajid orients around how to involve them and to what level. In my personal experience, I have heard the same discussion on this issue for over the last 10 years without any resolution. This stagnation has contributed to the worsening problem of masajid being unequipped to handle the counseling needs of Muslim … Read More

Omar UsmanTwo Step Process: How Masjids Can Adequately Address the Counseling Needs of Youth

Insight from a Board Member: Youth Engagement

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member“Keep us on the Straight Path” One of the consistent complaints most communities have is the lack of youth activities and youth participation. This will be one of the easier blogs to write. It is somewhat of a checklist. In order to engage the next generation … Read More

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Example Objectives for Muslim Organizations – Education and Youth

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We previously asked: What is your organization’s true objective and how do you measure it? One of the comments laid out a few different ideas. We’ve presented some of them here in hopes that it can further the discussion on having more clarity in regards to the outcomes of what we do within our organizations. As you read through them, … Read More

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Video: Treatment of the Youth in Our Masjids

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Youth Involvement

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Youth InvolvementPart II of our series on youth involvement in the masjid. In the first part we discussed some practical steps on getting the youth involved. In this short video, we will highlight an example illustrating how youth are sometimes treated when they come to the masjid.

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Video: Practical Steps for Youth Involvement Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Youth Involvement

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Youth InvolvementThis is an interview with youth director AbdelRahman Murphy. The video covers how to get the youth involved, and practical steps to serving their needs in our communities.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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What’s truly important to your community? Is it family programs? Is it education? Perhaps the talking point in your community is the ever elusive youth involvement. So if that’s the case, then here’s how you can measure whether you are true to what you say or not. How much money was raised for construction and expansion? How much money was … Read More

Omar UsmanPut Your Money Where Your Mouth Is