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1st Ever Muslim Youth Conference – British Columbia

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As someone who’s constantly complaining about how backwards British Columbia’s Muslim community is compared to the rest of Canada and North America, I’m happy to announce that we’re finally hosting our first-ever large-scale event!

Come one, come all, to the 2008 Regional Muslim Youth Conference: Building Tomorrow Together.

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Being a youth conference after all, the topics covered include drugs, violence, gender relations, time management, and the hip hop scene (guest speaker is brother Mutah Beale AKA Napoleon). The rest of the speakers are all qualified local community activists within the Greater Vancouver/ Mainland area.

Please visit Ajyal.ca and join the Facebook group here for more information and details.

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Zainab bint Younus (AnonyMouse) is a Canadian Muslim woman who writes on Muslim women's issues, gender related injustice in the Muslim community, and Muslim women in Islamic history. She holds a diploma in Islamic Studies from Arees University, a diploma in History of Female Scholarship from Cambridge Islamic College, and has spent the last fifteen years involved in grassroots da'wah. She was also an original founder of MuslimMatters.org.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Erin

    April 30, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Asalaam alaikum wa Rahmatullah ~ This event is going to be really great insha’Allah, go register asap! I’m one of the organizers so if anyone has any questions, or is interested in volunteering on the day-of, just let me know. Jazak Allah khair!

  2. Faraz

    April 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    As a Muslim who has lived in BC, Quebec, and Ontario (all at the same time!) with future in-laws in Alberta, the BC Muslim Community is really not so backwards! You should feel thankful for the community you have. It’s young still, but insha-Allah will go a long way with the quality of people you have there.

    5 Things I loved about British Columbia

    1) Cleanest Masjid politics I’ve ever seen. BCMA, probably due to being pretty small, is very well organized and efficient. I like the work they’ve done with the schools.
    2) The “Islamic Cultural Expo” at Vancouver Art Gallery. Praying an outdoor Jum’ah right in the core of downtown Vancouver was one of my favourite experiences there.
    3) Beautiful Mosques – the new Burnaby Mosque is the most beautiful in Canada, in my opinion. And there are lots of other beautiful ones as well that are on par with the best ones from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Calgary.
    4) Much better diversity in the Muslim community than Toronto and Montreal. Yes, there are way more Muslims in Toronto, but they’re much more divided along linguistic and national borders. I found most of the Vancouver mosques I went to (with the except of Surrey) were very diverse, and everyone seemed to get along.
    5) Best halal Chinese food in Canada.

    Insha-Allah, this event goes well, but don’t take BC for granted! It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people masha-Allah.

  3. AnonyMouse

    April 30, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    I have to agree with point 5… not that I’ve tasted halaal Chinese food anywhere else, but what we have DOES rock! AlHamdulillah :)

    BTW, Baba Ali is coming to the conference after all! I just got the confirmation email…
    I won’t be able to attend, but insha’Allah will have a couple of my friends acting as my eyes and ears :D If any MM readers go, please do let us know how it turns out!

  4. fastaqim.blogspot.com

    May 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    whoa, wasn’t expecting to see this on here. :D

    here’s an updated poster: http://photos-001.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v235/227/39/1633860001/n1633860001_33040_8180.jpg

    I’ll be there insha’allah.

  5. AnonyMouse

    May 1, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Gotta have B.C. represented… the rest of the world overlooks us most of the time anyway!

  6. MR

    May 1, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Where is British Columbia?

    jk haha

  7. sk.jilani

    July 16, 2008 at 8:51 AM

    whare the Reservation to us.we r belongs to poor families. compared to other BC’s we r poor.
    now I ask to pay b.tech fee from govt.

  8. HM

    March 8, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    Do you know if anyone has recorded this whole event ?

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