IFN values the ability for being a positive outlet for its future leaders and community members. That being said, the Executive Committee is always looking for ideas and activities that will continue to engage its youth.
On April 1st, 2017, three local MSAs’ in Lake County and the Islamic Foundation North will be holding our first joint event titled, “Keeping to our Principles” and Dinner. The event will focus on helping young American Muslim strengthen their belief & keep true to principles at school & the workplace, and will include an open dialogue with Imam Azfar Uddin. The joint event also aims to increase cooperation among local Muslim communities for future projects, getting to know local resources (IFN) and build relationships with other Muslim brothers and sisters, inshAllah.
The event will start after Asr (around 5:15pm) in the LRC, and will start with a short social hour, followed by talk & discussion led by Imam Azfar and Dinner. Attendence is $5.00 and will be collected at the door. Though the event is co-hosted by MSAs’ from RFUMS, CLC and Lake Forest College, other college students are more than welcome to attend.
For those that plan on attending, please send a short email to the following by 3/29/17:
Students from CLC, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from Lake Forest, contact: email@example.com
Students from RFUMS, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from other universities, contact: email@example.com
We hope to see all of you there, inshAllah!
In order to streamline youth activities and encourage further initiatives, Islamic Foundation North has established the IFN Youth Council will be an official committee within the Executive Committee. This IFN youth council is an assembly of dedicated young leaders who have many aspirations and big dreams for our masjid. Many of these leaders are active members of Muslim youth groups in their schools and colleges also.
Members for this IFN youth leadership team include the following:
-Sehr Shaikh, SSU & CLC MSA
-Hiba Ahmed, VHHS MSA
-Neshmia Malik, Warren MSA
-Bushra Kagzi, LHS MSA
-Anushah Malik, UIUC MSA
-Afreen Ahmed, SSU & UChicago MSA
-Yasmeen Abdallah, VHHS MSA
-Abdullah Basith, YM & LFC MSA
-Taha Tayyabi, YM & CLC MSA
-Mustafa Naveed, Warren MSA
-AbdulRahman Mohammed, Warren MSA
'The Youth Council strives to make IFN a place where youth feel welcome. This is completed through facilitating youth participation, integrating understanding, respect, and open communication among the youth in the IFN community by organizing a variety of interactive events."
Please don't hesitate to contact them at the e mail address given below for any questions and comments/suggestions. I encourage all youths to join the IFN youth council and contribute towards making IFN a more stronger organization.
May Allah(SWT ) continue to fill our Masjid with Barakah .Ameen.
Jazakhallah & Salaam,
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