Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From "I Love You" to "I Divorce You"?

An old post from a YMP Council Member Daniel... better late than never right? :)

Daniel and his wife Mariam are founding members of YMP. Last year they welcome their son, Isa.

Daniel is a photographer whose beautiful photos can be found at his website www.danielzain.com or his blog http://danielzainphotography.blogspot.com.


Alhamdulillah with the arrival of Isa into our lives, Mariam & I couldn't be more thankful to Allah (SWT) for the blessings he has given us.

An important step in the life of any adult Muslim is the day he/she gets married. Subhanallah I know some of you are already in the process of looking for a spouse, and some of you may already be a few steps closer to tying the know than I may be aware of ;)

As a wedding photographer, my job is to document that special moment when two people become husband & wife. Alas, in almost 4 years of doing this full time, several of my clients are no longer husband & wife. Several of my university friends have also gone down the road of divorce. Sometimes the reasons for divorce are complicated while some have parted ways over seemingly trivial issues. I've had the opportunity to speak to some of them during their trying moments & after their divorce. Could some of these divorces have been avoided if the couples had done something simple prior to getting married?

That simple thing is: Ask important questions before you get married!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why Lah So Many Rules? with Sheikh Younus Kathrada

Salam everyone!

Have you ever wondered why there are so many rules and regulations in Islam? Is Islam all about these rules and leave no room for flexibility? Is belief in Allah and His messenger not enough?

A large number of Muslims today learn all the rules in Islam, but hardly learn the wisdom behind them. Even worse, some are discouraged from questioning Islam and its teachings. Join us as we bring you a special Open Circle with Sheikh Younus Kathrada from Canada.

Sheikh Younus is a South-African born Canadian Imam, Islamic Studies teacher, community and youth activist, counselor, chaplain, and public speaker. A graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah, he has spent over 16 years intensely involved in the Muslim community of Mainland British Columbia, Canada. He is currently working and residing in Malaysia.

Sheikh Younus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Younus-Kathrada/138111512882572

When? Sunday, 22 May 2011, 3-5 PM
Where? 3-14-5 the residence coNDOMInium,
Jln wan kadir 5, Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
Kuala Lumpur (GoogleMap)

See you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Addiction: The End?


Alcohol, drugs, porn etc are forbidden in Islam. So technically, there's no such thing as a Muslim addict right? 

Wrong. There are Muslim addicts and alcoholics all around us. We all have to stop being in denial and face this very real problem now before it spirals out of control. 

But how does addiction happen? What is that turning point when all hell breaks loose and people lose control? Can it happen to any of us? Can we only be addicted to substances and pornography or are there other things that we don't realise?

Is there a way out?

Catch the Open Circle this Sunday for this one of a kind discussion that will surely knock some sense into us and get us thinking InsyaAllah.

Special guest: Sister Azra Banu

See you there!

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