Since 2006, the Gladys R. Trad Memorial Scholarship Fund has recognized a deserving high school senior who is an active member of the Islamic Center’s Youth Group, maintains a high grade point average, and is active in… Continue reading
By: Marium Mohideen, MPAC
(Washington, DC, – 2/29/12) – The Muslim Public Affairs Council is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2012 Young Leaders Summits, which offer Muslim American undergraduate and graduate students a one-of-a-kind… Continue reading
By: By Michael Aushenker / Special to The Malibu Times
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:53 PM PST
By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin
When I first began working with NewGround, I expected that the most significant obstacle that I would face in strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations would be apathy- that people just wouldn’t understand why it matters if Jews… Continue reading
October 1, 2011
Stand Up Against Bullying Forum will help parents address the question of what would you do if your child was being bullied?
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Aug. 29, 2011 | KPCC
Thousands of Muslims will gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday morning to kick off Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of… Continue reading
The Muslim Youth Group’s annual Ski Trip is the highlight of the winter season. It’s an occasion for the Muslim youth of Southern California to get together, meet other young Muslims and take some time out of their hectic lives to learn and appreciate Islam. The youth form irretractable bonds during those three days, bonds that very often bloom into lifelong friendships. The Ski Trip’s Islamic ambience harks back to that of the Islamic Center of Southern California’s belief that worshipping Allah can, and should be, fun.
This ideology is apparent upon taking a closer look at the activities that take place during the Ski Trip. Every day starts with Fajr Prayer as a group, despite the freezing temperatures; everyone gets up to pray with their cabin-mates and start the day off thanking Allah. Continue reading
What is a youth group? Is it mainly just a place where youth come to hang out with their friends? Is it a place where they can meet individuals like themselves? Could it simply be a place for parents to drop off their children in order to have a day or night of relaxation? In essence it’s all of these things and so much more.
A youth group should be a place to change youth for the better in almost every avenue their lives are a part of. At the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California we pride ourselves in making sure that our youth are strong in academics, life skills and the deen of Islam. Continue reading
Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Southern California was indeed a unique experience. We were able to serve Iftar every night to an average of 400 people. We hosted hundreds for taraweeh prayers and spiritual nights. And we engaged young community members who recited impressive Quranic excerpts in for the community
The ICSC iftars were made possible thanks to the generous contribution of our gracious donors whose response was overwhelming. Exotic meals were provided by various restaurants and served by a group of volunteers, who went beyond the call of duty to host the community and make the breaking of fast a truly spiritual experience. Everyone was trying to gain the pleasure of Allah (swt) by maximizing their good deeds, providing Iftar, serving Iftar, or simply cleaning up afterward. Continue reading
This past Ramadan had been a time of renewal for the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California- a renewal of faith and of friendship. Earlier in the summer, the MYG Board had decided not to hold many events during Ramadan, but to have at least two spiritual nights as well as a Toy Drive.
The first spiritual night was a success in numbers; it seems that our weekly activities during the summer were able to draw a good crowd for our Ramadan activities. We had at least 35 youth at our first spiritual night. After the usual taraweeh prayers downstairs, the youth would gather inside or outside to play basketball, board games, or just socialize. Around midnight we gathered everyone upstairs in the MYG room and began wrapping gifts for our Toy Drive. Continue reading