ISBCC’s Youth Program
ARKanum, led by ISBCC’s Youth Director Abubakr Fakhry, is a comprehensive youth upliftment program serving 80 youth, ages 12-16. The ARKanum mentors and mentees come together on Saturdays to study the deen, build bonds through a fun group activity, and inspire our young people to Live Prophetically. A team of dedicated volunteers and nearby college students mentors them. This program attaches the hearts of our youth to the masjid and community. It nurtures excellent companionship, deep study of our deen, tathkira, and awe and love for the accomplishments of our pious predecessors. Each month, the ARKanum takes a field trip, prays qiyam, or goes on a retreat in nature. Once a year, they take an international trip to learn about our incredible Islamic heritage!
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Keep to travelling by night because the earth is folded (traversed more easily) during the night.”
Through International trips ARKanum takes our you on a journey through Islamic history and introduces them to new cultures and people broadening their perspectives of our world.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said “The time when the closest the Lord is to His slave is in the later part of the night, so if you can be one of those who remember Allah at that time, then do so.” [At-Tirmidhi]
Youth practice and appreciate the important act of worship of night prayer through monthly overnight qiyams.
“And to Allah belongs the dominion of the Heaven and Earth, and Allah is over all things. Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.” [Quran 189 – 90]
Through nature outings ARKanum youth build bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood while experiencing the majesty of Allah’s creation.
Our beloved Prophet ﷺ said “A strong believer is better and dearer to God than a weak believer, though in both is good” [Muslim]
Muslims of all ages need to take care of their spiritual, emotional and physical health. Through physical activities like basketball, soccer and ice skating ARKanum helps our youth stay fit while also having fun.
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