Muslim Youth Foundation Open Day Saturday the 14th of December 2013
The MYF opened its doors to the general public for an open day on Saturday the 14th of December 2013 with the theme of “The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islam”.
The open day consisted of a small exhibition & and a rolling 1 hour TV presentation on the theme of “The Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) in Islam”. There were displays of Arabic calligraphy & henna hand painting as well as face painting for the children. Mosque tours were also provided for the visitors. There was hot food as well as a rest area with tea, coffee & biscuits. Entry was free & anybody from the general public was welcome to attend.
Volunteers gave out invitation leaflets to the passing general public on the streets near to the MYF & invited them to visit the open day. MashAllah all the volunteers worked very hard despite the cold & grey weather. Many non-Muslims came to the open day, the vast majority of whom felt that their visit had been a very pleasant & educational experience, Alhamdulillah.
Open days are opportunities for the Muslims to showcase Islam to the general public & to build bridges with the local community. The open day allows for a face to face dialogue between Muslims & non-Muslims to tackle some of the many misconceptions about Islam which are prevalent today.
Special thank you’s & Jazak Allah Khair from the MYF to all the volunteers who helped set up the open day on Friday the 13th of December & to all the volunteers who helped out on the open day itself. The open day could not have been possible without the great work of all the volunteers & I ask Allah (swt) to reward immensely in every possible way everyone who helped out, mashAllah.
A special thank you to all the volunteers who stayed out in the cold distributing flyers & inviting people to come to the open day..
Jazak Allah Khair also to Dr. Abdul Aziz who gave his services magnificently throughout the day. Big Thank you’s also to all the MYF staff who worked very hard behind the scenes to make the day possible.
Please feel free to send in your comments about the open day to me so that we can continually keep making the MYF open day a better experience for all inshAllah.
The next open day at the MYF will be in March 2014 inshAllah with the theme of, “Women in Islam”.