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MAS Youth (MY) is the department of the Muslim American Society (MAS) which serves young people throughout the United States. We believe that young Americans, with the right tools, skills, and knowledge, have the potential to bring about positive change in their communities.

We identify ourselves as a movement of American youth and young adults who aspire to answer the call of our Creator as put forward in the Divine Scriptures:

“And from among you there must be a party who invite people to all that is good and enjoin the doing of all that is right and forbid the doing of all that is wrong. It is they who will attain true success.” (Al-Quran 3:104)

We work with young people to inspire them to understand, apply, and advocate divinely ordained values in the service of the common good. Our core values are service, equality, and justice.

Our programs engage young people, ages 15 to 30, through educational, spiritual, recreational, and social activities. These programs are designed and run by the youth, with the guidance of mentors who share their experiences and provide valuable feedback.

Signature Programs

  1. MY Connect
  2. Groups of 5-8 members, usually with a mentor, form intimate study circles to develop their Islamic knowledge, strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, and give back to their communities through a variety of activities.

  3. MY Give (MYG)
  4. MYGive’s motto is “Serve the Creator by serving His creation.” To demonstrate the relationship between faith and activism, MYG mobilizes young people and instills the Islamic spirit of social responsibility. The MYG project organizes regular community service activities for volunteers, from helping to build low-income housing to planting trees and cleaning up local parks.

  5. MY Revive
  6. Spiritual retreats that provide youth an opportunity to become closer to God through prayer, inspirational lectures, and bonding activities. Many who attend such events describe it as a life altering experience where they emerge from it feeling much closer to their Creator and feeling the need to be mindful and thoughtful of others.

  7. MYathalon
  8. An annual sporting event where young athletes from around the country demonstrate their athletic skills and compete in a nurturing Islamic environment. The activities promote respect for one another, personal discipline, humbleness in winning, and grace in losing.

  9. Central Annual Meeting (CAM)
  10. An annual gathering for MY workers which provides opportunities for structured discussions, socialization, networking, team building and the development of shared narratives.

MAS Youth Committee

This document sheds light on the MAS Youth activities that aim at the development and empowerment of the Youth body of the Urbana-Champaign community.

MAS Youth Vision:

MAS Youth as a division of MAS is giving roots, nurturing, and establishing organized and efficient, movement oriented Islamic work amongst all segments of youth based on the comprehensive understanding of Islam.

MAS Youth Mission Statement:

To move young people to strive for God-consciousness and social justice and convey Islam with utmost clarity.

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MAS Youth Audience:

Our audience is young people who reside in the United States of America (citizens, immigrants, workers, students, etc) regardless of ethnicity, place of origin and religion; and who are in the age group equivalent to the high-school stage, college stage and young professional stage. A young professional is someone who is starting his post graduate life.

  1. Islam is the primary source of guidance for Muslims in all our daily life diversified affairs [Spiritual, Moral, Social, Economic, political, etc.]
  2. The Islamic Shari’ah is valid for every time and place.
  3. The Islamic Shari’ah is composed of “Fundamentals and Constants”, which cannot be altered or changed, and “Variables”, which are liable for changes and modifications.
  4. Abiding by the Shari’ah of Allah and developing/maintaining high level of spiritual relationship with Allah (swt) provide guaranteed sources of success and tranquility in this life and in the Hereafter
  5. We will not be able to worship Allah correctly the way He (swt) accepts until we gain the pertinent knowledge. Therefore, learning the teachings/rules of the Shari’ah is the only way to achieve the wisdom behind out creation. The Prophet (pbuh) made “Seeking knowledge mandatory for every Muslim male and female”.
  6. Positive & responsible Citizenship is an Islamic mandate aiming at sharing in the comprehensive societal reform process.
  1. Increasing the awareness of the youth body of the different necessary areas of Islamic knowledge (Creed, Fiqh, Quran, Sunnah, Seerah, Morals and Dealings, History, Dawa, etc.) and raising its level of abidance by the Shari3ah in its day-to-day affairs.
  2. Raising up the spiritual level of the youth body and developing its relationship with Allah (swt).
  3. Empowering and cultivating the culture and the sense of volunteerism, citizenship, civic engagement & political activism among the youth body.
  4. Providing technical support & counseling in the areas of youth issues & parents-youth relationships.
  5. Creating positive Muslim environment for effective Youth buddy groups.
  • High School Program:
    1. Spiritual: Qiam-ul-Lail program in the Masjid, etc.
    2. Educational: Islamic Study Circles, Information Competitions, etc. for Islamic & General Knowledge, etc.
    3. Sports/Social: Open Gyms, Picnics, Field Trips, Outings & Camps, etc.
    4. Dawa & Activism: Community Services, Interfaith Meetings, etc.
  • Campus Program:
    1. Spiritual: Qiam-ul-Lail program in the Masjid, etc.
    2. Educational: Campus Islamic Study Circles, Online Information Circulation and thru Email list, Online Tele/videoconferences, Certification Workshops on Shariah Topics, Training sessions on skills building, Activism & Pre-Marital Orientation.
    3. Sports/Social: Open Gyms, Picnics, Field Trips, Outings, Camps, etc.
    4. Dawa & Activism: Community Services, Interfaith Meetings, etc.

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