Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) fellow readers,

I know, I know, y’all are probably thinking where has the ISGL Youth Group (IYG) disappeared to for the past two months??? After completing our Ramadan Summer 2014 Program our mentors went into deep hibernation to prepare for the start of another school year (and plan our next youth group program of course!). As the weather has finally achieved a Fall-like feeling, it was time to officially launch the next stage of IYG with our Fall 2014 Program. Tonight our event centered around a famous narration (hadeeth) from Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam (peace be upon him), where he said, “The rights of one Muslim over another Muslim are five…(and one of them is) visiting the sick.” (Recorded in Sahih al-Buhkari & Sahih Muslim)

Recently one of our community members (and the uncle of one of our youth group members) fell ill and was diagnosed with leukemia. As he is currently undergoing treatment, it wasn’t possible for our youth to visit him in the hospital to bring some joy and cheer to the brother and his family during this difficult struggle. However, one way our youth could reach out and make a positive impact was to prepare short letters and drawings to give to the brother so he could look at them during his recovery and in shaa Allah (God-willing) give him strength and hope. With that goal in mind, our young men put their collective minds and skills together to prepare several amazing letters ma shaa Allah. A few snapshots from the night’s activity can be found below:

The consequences of not having youth events...youth hurt themselves in unexpected ways!!

The consequences of not having youth events…youth hurt themselves in unexpected ways!!

Our young men gather around the white board for a brainstorming session. what positive messages can we add to our letters?

Our young men gather around the white board for a brainstorming session. what positive messages can we add to our letters?

Ideas generated in  our brainstorming session...

Ideas generated in our brainstorming session…

Eshan, Baha, Yazan, Abdelrahman, and Mohamed work on rough drafts...

Eshan, Baha, Yazan, Abdelrahman, and Mohamed work on rough drafts…

Ahmed puts final touches on his amazing letter!

Ahmed puts final touches on his amazing letter!

One of the many awesome letters produced by our youth ma shaa Allah.

One of the many awesome letters produced by our youth ma shaa Allah.

We pray that Allah, the Most Merciful, heals Br. Imran and grants him a speedy recovery back to good health.

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