Monday, January 16, 2012

KL Palestine Film Festival 2012 (KLPFF 2012)

Below is a message from the Chairman Viva Palestina Malaysia to us all.

Dear friends 

Salams, Blessings & Peace be upon you.

Re: KL Palestine Film Festival 2012 (KLPFF 2012) 

The films screened will showcase many of the humanitarian issues besetting Palestine and doubles as a major VPM fund raising initiative for our Viva Palestina 6 Life Line to Gaza.

My eternal gratitude to all who have embraced the Palestinian cause and sincerely hope all our individual and corporate funders, well wishers and symphatisers would continue to support us and donate generously to VPM projects in Gaza. RM 1 Million has thus far been disbursed to educational, medical, micro-financing & women’s projects in Gaza.

May all of your sincere and altruistic deeds be bountifully blessed by the All-Mighty.
Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin
Chairman Viva Palestina Malaysia

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Misconceptions in Islam Amongst Muslims: Featuring Bro. Shakirit

Salam Everyone!

We as the youth today are often bombarded with situations, images, and questions from various people about Islam. Most times we ourselves get confused with what is true in Islam. 

Is the beard compulsory?

What is it about dogs?

Do I have to dress a certain way to be a Muslim?

Come and find out the answers to these questions and more in our discussion on the misconceptions that we as Muslims often have about our own religion, with our special guest Brother Shah Kirit!

Bro. Shah is one of the leading and most popular speakers on Comparative Religion and on Islam for non-Muslims in Malaysia today. He has given many talks and lectures across the country and was a big fan of YMP when we first started in 2007. Alhamdulillah, now he's back! His friendly, sincere, unassuming and always-humble way befits his main purpose in life – to explain Islam to anyone in the most direct and simple way possible, hence making clear Islam’s great message of peace and hopefully making a difference to Peace & Harmony throughout the nation and the world.

When: Saturday- 2-4pm
Where:  40, Lorong 16/6C, Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 

InshaAllah, see you there!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 New Year Message From YMP

Assalamualaikum everyone,

We pray everyone is in good health and Iman. Its 2012, hopefully won't be the end of the world. All is in the Hands of Allah. But what is in our hands is the opportunity to do more awesome good for this year.

Alhamdulillah, 2011 has been a wonderful year for YMP. All the five departments under the YMP Management have done well.

The Intellectual Discourse (ID) team had some really amazing lectures courtesy of our growing relationship with Mercy Mission Alhamdulillah. We are not sure on the total accurate turn out of our lectures, but we estimate it could be in the thousands for 2011 alone. We are also grateful for the opportunity to introduce Imam Suhaib Webb to the Malaysian public. He's now quite a celebrity in his own right with regular TV and radio shows. MashaAllah.

2011 has also seen fantastic development of our Community Service Initiative (CSI) team’s activities - soup kitchen has been very consistent. Kudos to all the dedicated team members. Aunty Munira (PERTIWI) and gang work tirelessly, sincerely, and unpretentiously fighting to give out food to the needy. 

Same consistency goes out to the members of TKEP. They've built quite a name for themselves, forming a friendship with the Liverpool FC (they're still in contact with each other). TKEP is now developing a program to encourage college students to create TKEP-esque societies and 'adopt' other children welfare homes. 

This year has also seen ABBA forging ahead against all odds to educate the youngsters against baby dumping while extending the reach of existing welfare agencies namely Orphan Care and Talian Nur. Setting up a booth in the big National Youth Day '11 has to be the highlight for the members.

The small but very relevant Open Circles team pulled off a successful Ramadhan-long event. They're keeping it real for a lot of the young members and should definitely be more active this year. Their crucial role cannot be emphasized more.

It's been a bit quiet for the Fun Activities team, but InshaAllah with more support and encouragement, they'll come out bigger and better for this new year inshaAllah.

The Communications and Publications team have been able to accommodate the posters for every event, revived this blog with continuous updates which includes the updates on events, guest writers, Faith Fridays, Editor’s posts etc. They even created a new Facebook page to accommodate the ever growing virtual friends of YMP and are now in the midst of getting the blog makeover of the YMP website.

Being in YMP over these years, we cannot express enough how happy we are to see how YMP has developed. Every year, we see new faces, we feel new energy flowing through the group, pushing us forward. We also have the members who have stayed on over the years keeping it steady. 

To the Core Members,

Let's take a moment and reflect back on how far we've gone. Think hard on our success, but more importantly on our mistakes. Let's take the steps to correct our wrongs with Allah, with each other, to the public and to ourselves. Then, we need to consolidate and plan to move forward, better and more effective. InshaAllah.

We pray that we continue to be relevant and useful to the cause. May Allah bless us and accepts all our deeds.

Happy New Year to all!

Young Muslims Project
January 2012

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