Saturday, December 24, 2011

What Makes Islam And Quran So Inspirational To People?

Salam everyone,

This is another article written by Hijab al Faisal. She is working at as a Web Content Writer teaching Quran to students living in the USA, Canada,and the UK. According to Hijab, Quran Reading is the largest Online Quran Academy, where they have taught more than 5000 kids and parents to Read Quran online with Tajweed. 

Masha Allah!

Please visit their website for more details. :)

(Note: YMP is not in anyway related to any of our the guest author's organization. We only publish the articles submitted to us once it has been approved by our Co-Editors. If you are interested to write on our blog, please submit your draft to and

In the West, we find a huge majority of people who have a very distorted and diminished image of Islam, thanks to the expertise of popular (but rogue) media. The fact of the matter is that the masses do not find time and have enough interest to investigate into the truth and the reality of issues by themselves. Ultimately they become a victim to the disinformation disseminated by media.

In fact, not only particular to the West but also anywhere in the world, if you can manipulate popular media to your motives, you can get a lot of people to believe whatever is being fed to them, at least in the beginning.

Thankfully, not everyone is going to believe what they are told to accept as true. There are many people who are driven to expose the truth behind the scenes by what they see in the media. This is more common after the 9/11 atrocity which caused more than 3000 lives to perish.

Though almost all of influential Western media did their best to churn the story and hold Islam and Muslims the culprit of this painful event, which in itself is against the true teachings of Islam, but on their way to plan this, they undermined the influence of individual decisive power. Much to their dismay, this went against all their ill-intentioned plan.

And the result? Instead of hating Islam and Muslims, a significant number of Westerners (particularly the Americans) started to convert to Islam. Now, the reality is that Islam has turned into the most popular religion of the world, with largest number of people turning to it, particularly from the Western world.

The fact of the matter is that truth cannot be forsaken; it will reveal itself, sooner or later.

There are definitely more facets to this mass conversion of people from West to Islam, but discussed below are some of pretty simple but important points that can help a person understand the causes behind this phenomenon.
  •         Islam is the truest of religions that Allah Almighty, the Mighty Creator of the whole universe, declares mandatory for anyone who wants his/her way to guidance. Look what Quran, the religious Scripture of Islam, says about it:

Aal-e-Imran [3:19] the Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His will): nor did the People of the Book dissent there from except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account.
  •          It is a religion that teaches about peace, harmony, and coherence among humans, while focusing on finding common grounds with other religions in the process to guide them about the ultimate truth and reality about Allah Almighty, prophets, and this life, etc. The following verse is just one example of Quran teaching in this regard:

Ash-Shura [42:13] The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah--that which We have sent by inspiration to thee--and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him).
  •          The true concept of Islam lies in utter submission to the might of Allah (SWT), and one who does so, becomes owner of a character that inspires others rather than repelling them, and this is what exactly serves to be the biggest motivation of people in converting to Islam.

May Allah Almighty lead every soul truly searching for Quran Education and Islam guidance, much to His liking and countless benefits of the person. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lounging With Muslim Belal

YMP Proudly Presents:


This Thursday, 22nd December 2011
At the Annexe Gallery, Central Market
From 8.00pm to 11.00pm

Join us for a night of a flurry sounds of rhythm and beat, made solely with the power of words. Join us for a night of spoken word and poetry.

Muslim Belal, “The Street Muaddhin”, grew up in south London with his Jamaican mother and spent his youth mixed up in gang culture. He reverted to Islam in 2002! The former rapper has spent the past year touring the country delivering his story “From The Streets 2 Islam” In a unique poetic style, which will leave you inspired and amazed.

Check out the following Youtube videos:

**Entry by RM 10 donation**

Don't miss it! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Young Muslims Project at TEDx MMU!

Salam! Alhamdulillah we are happy to announce that our member and Head of our Community Service Initiative wing, Zuhri Yuhyi, will be speaking tomorrow at TEDx MMU! Zuhri will be speaking about the volunteer work and charity initiatives Young Muslims Project is involved in.

We are so proud of Zuhri and can't wait to share a video of his speech. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Allah (swt) for the blessings He has given us for being able to get to this place.

If you don't know what TED is click here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Faith Fridays - The 40 Hadith by Imam al Nawawi by Ammar Al Shukry [VIDEO]

Salam everyone.

Have you ever wondered the effort it takes to memorise Qur'an or hadith and to quote it like it's at the tip of the tongue? There are techniques of course to memorisation but a lot of hard work goes into it.

Ever wonder how easy it is for us to remember the lyrics to our favourite song?

Ammar Al Shukry is a poet who uses poetry as a means to memorise and express his faith. In the video below he memorises Imam al-Nawawi's 40 hadith and condenses it into a poem, thereby making it easier for all of us to learn and memorise inshaAllah.

If you haven't heard any of his poetry before please check out his website, his Facebook page and his YouTube channel (and make sure you watch his poem on Jannah!). Ammar and Boona Mohammad also run a regular online open mic poetry contest called Lyrical Art where people from around the word submit poems and perform them in front of an audience that listens in (through Skype and audio streaming). You can find out more by joining Ammar's mailing list on his website.

For those of you who are interested Boona Mohammad will be in KL as part of Mercy Mission's Family Festival Conference that will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre on the 24th and 25th of December. Find out more here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gotong-Royong at Titian Kaseh!

Salam everyone.

For some time now Young Muslims Project has been teaching English to children at an orphanage in Kuala Lumpur by the name of Rumah Titian Kaseh. This weekend a group of dedicated volunteers are going over to clean their premises.

Let's spruce up their home and  make it clean and beautiful for the new year (Gregorian or Hijri calendar, your pick!)

Please see our Facebook event page for more details or if you're not on Facebook contact Gaelle Linard at 016 679 2483 or email her at gaelle [dot] linard [at]

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Beauty of Jannah by Dr Reda Bedeir [VIDEO]

Young Muslims Project recently hosted Dr Reda Bedeir for a talk on Jannah. Below is a recording.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faith Fridays - Fasting on Ashura by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

Salam everyone!

We've been missing for a few weeks and we ask for your forgiveness.

Muharram is upon us. Happy New Year! I'm sure we've heard of the day of Ashura and that it is recommended to fast.
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked them about that. They replied, "This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day." The Prophet said, "We have more claim over Moses than you." So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day). [Bukhari]

Listen to Shaykh Waleed Basyouni as he explains the fast of Ashura and why the companion Ibn 'Abbas wouldn't miss it even if he was travelling (he would not fast when he traveled during Ramadhan and would make the fast later, but Ashura to him was different).

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