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16 July 2019 / 13. Zil-Qad 1440

Youth Discussion Groups in India

 

This Ramadan 1440, The World Federation India Office and India Federation joined together and held Youth discussion groups.

 

The objective to hold these discussion circles is to get young scholars and youths closer to each other by having an open dialogue of important issues which matters to them. The topic of discussion was: Living harmoniously in a multi-religious society as per Teachings of Islam.

The sessions were held at midnight on the weekends to make it convenient for all to take part. Each session lasted for as long as 3 hours.

Maulana, Sayyed Zaki Hasan Noori Sahab, a renowned scholar in Mumbai conducted the event. The sessions had a casual setting which allowed the participants to speak openly and were encouraged to ask questions. Refreshments were served.

In total 62 youths participated and benefited from the discussions. The participants included Business-Men, Corporate Professionals, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, MBAs, Bankers and Students. The target age group was 25 to 40 years.

 

Session

Venue, Number of Participants, and Timings

 Session1: 11th May 2019 

Bandra Khoja Masjid – 42 participants – 11pm to 2am

Session2: 18th May 2019 

Mehfile Mustafa, Juhu Kapaswadi Andheri – 22 participants – 11pm to 2am
The concept of group discussions was introduced in 2013 by the India Office and the youths have been eagerly waiting all throughout the year for this year’s sessions too. The youth have requested the India Office to continue such sessions on a regular basis and not restrict them to just the Holy Month of Ramadan. 
 
"JazakAllah for arranging. Very informative and enlightening as usual" – Kazim Merchant
 
Asad Virani (Manager of India Office) says: “Sayyed Zaki Hasan Noori Sahab added on some thought-provoking research in the topics given to him. May Allah (swt) give him more tawfeeq to serve the community. Insha’Allah, similar format sessions are being planned to be held on a regular basis all throughout the year.”

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