Muslim Youth Enjoy A Day Of Activity & Learning

The Youth of Durban converged at Hartley Road Primary School in Overport for the ‘6-A-Side Soccer Tournament’ hosted by the Darul Ihsan Centre’s ‘Youth of the Ummah’ division on Saturday, 01 March 2014. The youth, who were accompanied by their respective team leaders and Ulama, participated in the arranged football fixture and other development activities.

A total of twenty four teams comprising two divisions of boys under 13 (14 teams) and under 16 (10 teams) competed against each other in an exciting and jubilant day of soccer. The programme ‘kicked-off’ at 9:00 am and ended at 4:30 pm. The participants, numbering almost 200 were drawn from many different areas and included participation from Madrasahs, Muslim schools and Islamic institutes.

About fifty facilitators comprising Ulama, staff members of Darul Ihsan Centre and coaches representing their respective teams oversaw the smooth running of the programme. Lunch and refreshments were provided for all participants followed by Zuhr Salah

After Zuhr Salah some relevant advices were given followed by a brief Q & A session. The participants were constantly reminded of their Islamic identity in terms of dress code and behaviour both on and off the field.

The programme concluded with a prize giving to the winning teams and the runners-up of both divisions.

Alhamdulillah, despite the summer heat, the youth thoroughly enjoyed the activities of the day and there was positive feedback from the coaches who were ‘most impressed’ with the organising of the tournament and expressed the need for it to be a regular event.

Youth of the Ummah (Y.O.U) – Darul Ihsan Centre

Young Arab inventors showcase life-saving ideas

Several new Arab inventors hope to receive backing soon for their ideas, which include hi-tech tools for the medical sector, after graduating from the i2 Institute course recently.

The i2 Institute, which stands for imagination and ingenuity, showcased the work of the inventors at a conference in Riyadh on Monday. The inventors had spent more than eight months at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.
Hayat Sindi, the i2 Institute founder and chief executive officer, said in a speech that the organization was started two years ago to help young entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers get support to commercialize their work.
Hosam Zowawi displayed “Rapid Superbug,” a diagnostic tool that can be used to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria based on their genetic fingerprint. The tool could reduce the time to identify these bacteria and limit the unnecessary use of antibiotics in treatment around the world.
Moaz Bambi, another inventor, displayed “Soul Anatomy” that provides an in-depth visualization of the entire human body. The aim is to replace the use of cadavers in educational applications.
“With my invention, the instructor gets to fully control every part of the human body. All of his controls are simulated precisely by the device and shown on a screen to allow an audience to observe,” Bambi said.
The conference included various education, research, business and policy experts.
The graduates have shown extraordinary talent in their field, in addition to their communication skills in Arabic and English, Sindi said. She urged other inventors and entrepreneurs to apply for fellowships on the website soon.
Arab News

Youth go out for an Activity Day

The Y.O.U Activity Day drew the interest of 65 young and budding youth who participated in the outdoor programme on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at the Groovy Balls adventure centre in Cliffdale. The group was accompanied by 5 Ulama facilitators and several volunteers who met at Masjid Taqwa in Sea Cow Lake and departed by coach around 8.15 am. Prior to departure a brief talk was given on the importance of the youth and their duties.

R1bn for young entrepreneurs

R1bn for young entrepreneursEconomic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says that R1 billion has been put aside by the Industrial Development Corporation to finance entrepreneurship and youth-owned enterprises so that good ideas cannot be impeded by financial constraints.


Virtue of Making Salaam First: Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “The one who makes salaam first is free from pride.” (Baihaqi – Shu’abul Imaan 6/433)