Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How Do I Raise My Parents


"How do I raise my parents?" is certainly not a question you ask everyday. However, what are the rights that children have upon their parents? How do we improve our relationship with our parents?

Join YMP in a special talk with a very special and charismatic speaker, Sheikh Riad Ouarzazi, from Toronto, Canada.

Sheikh Riad Ouarzazi was born in Casablanca, Morocco and moved to the United States in 1988 where he pursued a BA in International Management and a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems with a 3.9 GPA at San Francisco State University. Sheikh Riad is an Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Certified Life Coach practitioner and have delivered several seminars across the globe on several Islamic and Personal Development topics such as Time Management, Anger/Stress Management, Motivational techniques, leadership skills and other public speaking seminars. More about Sheikh Riad.

Sheikh Riad is in Malaysia to conduct a two weekend course with AlMaghrib Institute entitled "
A Heart Serene — The Purification of the Soul"

When? Thursday, 31 March 2011, 8 PM
Where? Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awan (KGPA), Bukit Kiara, Damansara (Map)
How Much? Entry by Donation*

Entry by donation. For more information, please call Din at 012 297 9855.

See you there inshaAllah! Wassalam,
Din Othman
Head of Comms. Div.
Young Muslims Project
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last Night At Soup Kitchen

Most faces I've seen again and again,

Among of the many women and many men,

One of the recipients came up to me and shook my hand,

With tears in his eyes, looking shy as he stand,

Gripping my hand with his hand, that was rough like sand,

He then looked me into both my eyes,

He asked to talk to me for a while,

Then I ask him why, as I stand beguile,

His response makes all our efforts all worthwhile,

All that sweating and driving for many mile.

Said, he came to KL looking for a new lease of life,

Instead he was seduced into drugs and more strife,

Now he's heading back to Langkawi, as it is wise and time is rife,

He said he's leaving KL, leaving drugs, and for a simpler life.

I felt appreciated in such magnitude,

Because the tears were tears of gratitude,

He asked me to convey his thanks to all the volunteers who serve with fortitude,

For all the SMILES, the drinks and all the food,

He prays that may we be blessed with a lot of good.

I promised to convey his gratitude and I pray that all goes well,

I told him that may his return home, would end his dry spell,

I smiled back with tears of joy, shook his hand and bid him farewell.

I digress.

Dear volunteers I must express,

I hope you'll allow me to digress,

To extend the feeling I cannot suppress,

I simply must confess.

Some of our recipients have made mistakes and have transgressed,

It humbles me because I'm no better perhaps much less,

Hope to give them another chance and help them progress,

And I also would like to thank you for volunteering and may God bless,

Alhamdulillah for this opportunity to serve and feel happiness,

This is why we do what we do, and consider this a measure of success,

Together with PERTIWI we continue our deeds, for our here-after we invest.

Thank you...

Zuhri Yuhyi


(Head of Team, Community Service Initiative, Young Muslims Project)


[Editor's Note: If you are interested to join Soup Kitchen, please contact Brother Zuhri and he would be most pleased to ensure that your interest is not wasted. :) ]

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

Is the title familiar? Did you guys watch the movie Spiderman? :)
Remember the scene during the earlier part just after he realised his potential and power. Peter needed the money and signed up for a wrestling match that promised 3000 dollars. In his 'primitive'(looks more like a pajama) spidey suit he won the match and was at the office to collect his paycheck.

In the next scene he was cheated by the promoter who gave him only 100 dollars and was told to go away. Imagine his anger and frustration at being cheated. As he walked away he felt the world has be unjust to him, he was seething with anger when in a twist of fate a robber entered the office. The robber after taking the money from the promoter started fleeing away towards the corridor running past Peter. With a grin on his face, feeling the sweet sense of revenge, he allowed the robber to run pass him.The robber acknowledged and said;


He had the power to stop the robber but when the promoter yelled at him after that;

"You could have taken him apart, now he's getting away with my money"

He answered;

"I miss the part where it's my problem"

Justice perhaps? Like they say what goes around comes around. But what happened next changed his life. The robber ran out and hijacked a car, shooting the driver. The driver happens to be Peter Parker's uncle, his dear Uncle Ben.

I don't mean to ramble the narrative of the story without a reason. I think there's an important lesson that we can learn from it. Allah swt in His infinite wisdom made cause and effect part of how this world works. Part of the law of Allah swt in this world.

We all live in an intricate web, interconnected to each other and to our environment in ways we cannot imagine. Our action or inaction effects those around us. We are often quoted that if we be kind to others, others will be kind to us too.

Unfortunately this can also lead to the 'I'm minding my own business' mentality. We must realise that our inaction also effects us as in the case above. We can easier count or remember how we have been kind to someone but it's almost unquantifiable how much ruin we have caused through our inactions.

Peter Parker had the power and the gift to stop the robber, but made a decision not to. We often live in the same scenario. We can think of a million reasons why not to intervene in something we see. Allah swt has bestowed upon us abilities. Abilities to think, to reason and to act. And in the words of Peter Parker, "With great power comes great responsibility".

Allah swt has created us the best of creation and gave us the choice either to live up to the expectation or to be the lowest of low. We live in this world as His khalifah, to run this temporary world not with our hawa but with the truth.

Allah swt says:

O you who believe, take care of your own selves. The one who has gone astray cannot harm you, if you are on the right path. To Allah all of you have to return. Then He will tell you what you have been doing.(5:105)

About being in the right path,in tafsir ibn Kathir, Imam Ahmad recorded that Saidina Abu Bakar ra explained it by saying he heard the prophet saw said regarding this verse "If the people witness evil and do not change it, then Allah is about to send His punishment to encompass them."

Enjoining good and forbidding evil forms the bedrock of our religion. Sometimes people don't treat us as how they should, but that's no excuse on how we must treat others. Being a servant of Allah swt is about showing our best to those around us. About being actively part of the community. Channeling our best not only for our own benefit but to uplift those lives around us.

Living in a modern society it is easy for us to absolve our responsibilites to institutions. There's the police, army, or welfare department but at the end of the day we must realise it is a shared responsibility. Everyone having a part to play to make our world a better place.

Remember that it's easier to nip it when it is small. Once it snowballs into something huge, it will steam roll our society without prejudice.

When we see crime in the news, the victim will always be a part of someone's family. As in the case of Peter Parker, one day it could be our own families.

To finish, history will not remember about how much we received, but how much we gave to others.

May Allah protect us from that. May Allah also make all of us active members or the society, contributing to the betterment of the society in order to please Allah, the most exalted the most high. Ameen

That's all for today:)

O Allah please send your peace and blessings upon our prophet Muhammad saw, his family members and those who follow him till the end of time.

your brother


[Chief Editor's Note: Brother Khairul is the current President of YMP.]

Lounging With Loon


Announcing the arrival of YMP's first ever "Lounging with..." series! And for the first session, we have a VERY special guest indeed: Amir Muhadith a.k.a. Loon!

Join us for a special one-on-one session with this former rap artist from P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records who started his career in the world of hip-hop & RnB. He released a solo album as well as making guest appearances on songs in the industry

Find out his amazing journey from Harlem to Hollywood to Islam.

When? Saturday, 19 March 2011, 2.00 PM
Where? The White Box, MAP KL@Publika, Solaris Dutamas

More about Amir:

Map to MAP:

Entry by donation. For more information, please call Din at 012 297 9855.

See you there inshaAllah! Wassalam,
Din Othman
Head of Comms. Div.
Young Muslims Project
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

This Site Is Back In Action!!! *Woot*Woot*

Salam Everyone,

Welcome back to YMP’s official page.

Alhamdulillah, after being in hiatus for quite some time, this blog is finally back in action. Please, Please, Please! Keep us in your bookmark and subscribe to our posts.

For your information, we (Shazeea Banu and Syed Adam Alhabshi) have just been appointed as YMP’s Chief Editors so we would be the two individuals responsible for the content of this page.

Apart from publicizing our events here, we would also welcome you to email to us any write up regarding about yourself, Islam and other related and relevant matters. So in case if you do have any material that you want to publicize, by all means, please email to either or and we would be more than obliged to paste it here (only if the content is relevant though :P )

From time to time, we would be posting your posters and events, articles, ideas onto this trustworthy website.

Oh Oh! Before you do post, please bear in mind the following seven (7) etiquettes:

1. This blog is a place to share ideas, express grievances, seek and give council in general. Our religion is sincere advice.

2. Strive to display excellent manners. No cursing or vulgarities. Ask the question "If our Prophet (saw) were to see our emails, would he approve of it?"

3. Leave out ego. Our aim is to search for the truth and not to win arguments. Articulate your issues and not the individual.

4. Be courteous and respectful of each other. Particularly other readers.

5. We are all learning so no one will be penalised or condemn for making mistakes. YMP must be a safe outlet to make mistakes, learn and grow as individuals. :)

6. Say Bismillah before you send out your emails and alhamdulilah after you sent it out.

7. Finally keep your duas for each other.

Mind you that the list of etiquette above is certainly non-exhaustive.

Until we meet again…


The Chief Editors Of YMP

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Does Being Muslim Mean You're Set For Life???

Salam everyone,

MasyaAllah, we are having quite a busy start of the year and even more so in March. Khair InsyaAllah and may Allah swt give us all the strength to continue for His sake. Ameen.

For your information, Open Circle is planning to have a get together this Saturday, 5th March, at 2.30 pm. The title of the circle is "Does Being Muslim Mean You're Set For Life?"

"I'm Muslim".

'nuff said.

Regardless of how you became a Muslim, either through birth or choice, your life is set by the fact that you're Muslim and that's that.

Or is it? Does your life's journey begin and end with merely a title or does it go deeper than that?

Join us this SATURDAY and share your thoughts on this seemingly simple yet thought provoking topic.

Venue: Ampang, Kampung Warisan Clubhouse,

Kuala Lumpur

When: Saturday, 5th March 2011

Time: 2.30pm

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