Zamdela Muslim Community starts youth programme with discussions on the ‘higher purpose of life’

By Al Qalam Reporter

The Zamdela Muslim Community’s monthly personal and social development programme for youth started with a bang recently.

The workshop, facilitated by Khadeeja Tshegofatso Masibi, centred on activities that allowed young people to engage in deep contemplation on the higher purpose of life and the Almighty. It also included critical reflections and ruminations about themselves, their environment, and their religious and spiritual beliefs.

Thereafter, the youth undertook to develop a year-plan for the monthly programme. A theme that permeated in the discussion of the youth was that of a search for creative and innovative ways of understanding and practicing Islam for the time and place they live in.

The activities that the youths proposed to do in their forthcoming programmes include Critical dialogue on the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices, Career Expo and an Exhibition of the skills and talents that the youth of the Zamdela Muslim Community, Sport and games Day, and a Masjid Open Day.

The Imam of the Zamdela Muslim Community, Sechaba Mustapha Mamasedi praised the dedication of the youth who attended the programme and reminded them that their models are the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and his Sahaba, “who are like shinning stars in the murky sky.”

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