MYDP PRESENTS

The 2nd Annual Carolina
Muslim Youth Conference

Feb 16 - 18, 2024Columbia
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3 Days

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9 Speakers

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200 Participants

Our Vision

The Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge, Allah (SWT) will make the path to Jannah easy for him" (Muslim). The Carolina Muslim Youth Conference (CMYC) strives to build confidence in Muslim youth to hold onto their faith by leading them to the path of knowledge and teaching them how to face today's issues with an Islam first-approach. We hope to help the youth to become agents of change through seeking authentic knowledge, fellowship and engagement with the Muslim community at-large. With the help of Allah (SWT), the CMYC will energize and motivate the youth to engage with each other in a productive manner and encourage young Muslims to seek knowledge and implement it in a way that is pleasing to Allah (SWT).

About Mock

Theme

Lessons from the Lives of the Prophets in relation to Challenges Faced by Muslim Youth

Speakers

Shaykh Ahmad Saleem

Shaykh Ahmad Saleem, with expertise in Tafseer and Seerah, possesses advanced proficiency in the Arabic language. Having completed the Tafseer of the Quran and various Islamic sciences, he has undergone extensive learning under the guidance of esteemed scholars. His international travels to over ten countries have broadened his understanding of Islamic knowledge, which he imparts as the Imam and Resident Scholar at Hamzah Islamic Center and as an Instructor at various Islamic Institutes. Additionally, he founded Deenagers, a secure space for teens to explore their Deen. Drawing upon his leadership experience and traditional Islamic knowledge, Shaykh Ahmad aspires to elevate Islamic Centers into forward-thinking institutions rooted in traditional wisdom, reflecting the essence of American Muslim Culture. His inclusive approach, embracing all mainstream Sunni opinions, aims to establish acceptance as the prevailing norm.

Shaykh Ahmad Saleem
Muhammad Huzaifa Hamirani

Muhammad Huzaifa Hamirani

Shaykh Huzaifa studied the traditional Islamic sciences for 6 years abroad in the city of the Prophet (SAW), Al Madinah Al Munawarrah with many distinguished scholars and professors, and received a diploma in Arabic and a bachelor’s degree in comparative Islamic law and legal philosophy from the Islamic University of Madinah. He also studied in the Prophets Mosque, Masjid-e-Nabawi and received several diplomas and teaching licenses (jiazat) in various disciplines.

Ustadh Abdurrahman Justin Wood

Ustadh Abdurrahman Justin Wood is an American Imam, Speaker, and Leader born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He accepted Islam at age 17 after studying the life of Malcolm X and researching religion and philosophy. To gain a deeper understanding of Arabic and Islamic sciences, he traveled to Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He completed an American Imam certificate course with Shaikh Khalid al-Halawani and other scholars. Upon returning to the United States, he focused on helping young American Muslims embrace the relevance and practicality of Islam, establishing and supporting youth initiatives in multiple communities. He also serves as Ameer of AlMaghrib's Columbus, Ohio.

Ustadh Abdurrahman Justin Wood
Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra

Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra

Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra was born in Toronto, Canada. He was raised in the Hindu tradition and embraced Islam in 2001 while completing his BBA from University of Toronto. He then traveled overseas from 2005 to 2021 to study Arabic and the Islamic sciences first in Yemen and then Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He then spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith and completed one year of specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He also holds a certificate in Counselling and is a religious counsellor with Canadian Muslim Counselling focusing on marriage and religious OCD.

Shaykh Muhammad S. Adly

Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Adly currently serves as the Imam of Masjid al-Muslimiin and the Director of the Islamic Center of Columbia. His expertise has been a resource of Islamic knowledge to the Muslim community of Columbia, South Carolina for over 45 years. He is also the founder of Adly Publications and has authored 53 books about Islam.

He holds two Ijaazah Degrees from Egypt and Saudi and has taught at the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He is currently a member of AMJA (American Muslim Jurists Association) and the Vice Chairman of NAIF (North American Imams Federation)

He is very enthusiastic and passionate about helping both Muslims and non-Muslims alike to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Islamic practices and principles according to the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (ﷺ)

Imam Muhammad Adly
Sister Yasmeen Khan

Sister Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan resides in Raleigh North Carolina where she has several years of experience with youth counseling and mentorship. In 2022, she co founded RISE (Rejuvenating Islamic Societal Excellence) which provides programming geared towards college and young professionals in the Muslim community and fostering a relationship with Islam. She is currently on the board of NC Fajr Circle and gives bi-weekly halaqas in the Triangle area.

Other Speakers

  • Dr. Mohamed Soliman
  • Dr. Walid Abdelwahid
  • Sister Miriam Tisdale

Agenda

Coming Soon

Friday
Feb 16th
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Salat Al Maghrib @ 6:15
  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Prophetic Role Models in A Changing World
    Aamena Sheikh
    Audience: All Ages
  • 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
    Under the Shade of Allah on a Shadeless Day
    Sheikh Misra & Imam Huzaifa
    Audience: All Ages
  • 7:50 pm – 8:30 pm
    Salat Al Isha @ 8:00 pm
  • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Fellowship & Entertainment
    Imam Huzaifa, Ustadh Abdurrahman Justin Wood & Sheikh Misra
    Audience: All Ages
Saturday
Feb 17th
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Sign in, Meet & Greet, Refreshments
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am
    Welcome & Quranic Recitation Audience All Ages
  • 10:00 am - 10:25 am
    Humanity vs The Devil: A Story As Old As Time
    Imam Huzaifa
    Audience All Ages
  • 10:25 am - 10:50 am
    Don’t Lose Hope: Second Chances
    Sh. Ahmed Saleem
    Audience All Ages
  • 11:00 am - 11:20 am
    Do Not Despair of the Mercy of Allah
    Shalin Vasi
    Audience All Ages
  • 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
    Trials of A Friend of Allah
    Sh. Abdullah Misra
    Audience All Ages
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
    Youth Activity
    Ustadh Abdurrahman & Sister Yasmeen
    Audience Youth
  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
    Salat Al Dhuhr @ 1 pm
    Youth – Break time after Dhuhr till 2:25 pm
  • 1:15 pm - 2:25 pm
    Understanding the Psychology of Teenagers
    Sh. Saleem & Sh. Misra
    Audience Parents
  • 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    Reliance on Allah: The Prophetic Way
    Sis Miriam
    Audience All Ages
  • 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
    Despite All Odds: Keeping Going
    Sheikh Ahmed Saleem
    Audience All Ages
  • 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
    Navigating Negativity: Lessons in the Face of Adversity
    Imam Huzaifa
    Audience All Ages
  • 4:10 pm - 4:50 pm
    Female Figures: Role Models from The Believing Women
    Sister Yasmeen
    Audience All Ages
  • 4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
    Salat Al Asr @ 5 pm
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth Activity
    Ustadh Abdurrahman, Imam Huzaifa, Sister Yasmeen
    Audience Youth
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Raising Spiritual Kids: How to Guide
    Sh. Ahmed Saleem & Sheikh Misra
    Audience Parents
  • 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
    Salat Al Maghrib @ 6:15 pm
  • 6:40 pm - 8:00 pm
    Open Q&A (All Speakers) Audience Youth
  • 8:10 pm Salat Al Isha @ 8:10 pm
Sunday
Feb 18th
  • 9:30 am - 9:40 am
    Welcome & Quranic Recitation Audience All Ages
  • 9:40 am - 10:00 am
    Perseverance: In the Midst of Trials
    Aleena Chattha
    Audience All Ages
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Normalization of Ideas: Prophet Lut’s Story
    Sheikh Ahmed Saleem
    Audience All Ages
  • 10:40 am - 11:10 am
    Iman Vs. Propaganda
    Sheikh Abdullah Misra
    Audience All Ages
  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am
    Deen & Dunya: Work & Pray
    Imam Huzaifa
    Audience All Ages
  • 11:40 am - 12:00 pm
    Resolving Family Conflicts
    Dr. Soliman
    Audience All Ages
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
    Youth Activity
    Ustadh Abdurrahman & Sister Yasmeen
    Audience Youth
  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
    Salat Al Dhuhr @ 1 pm Audience Youth – Break time after Dhuhr till 2:25 pm
  • 1:15 pm - 2:25 pm
    Preparing Kids for Marriage
    Sh Misra & Sh. Saleem
    Audience Parents
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Patience Through it All
    Imam Huzaifa
    Audience All Ages
  • 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
    Wisdoms of The Sage Luqman: Tawheed
    Sheikh Adly
    Audience All Ages
  • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
    Wisdoms of The Sage Luqman: Filial Piety for Our Parents
    Sh. Misra
    Audience All Ages
  • 3:50 pm - 4:10 pm
    Wisdoms of The Sage Luqman: Establish A Connection Through Prayer
    Sister Yasmeen
    Audience All Ages
  • 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
    Wisdoms of The Sage Luqman: Arrogance & Losing Allah’s Love
    Sh. Saleem
    Audience All Ages
  • 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
    Wisdoms of The Sage Luqman: Enjoin The Good Forbid The Evil
    Dr. Walid
    Audience All Ages
  • 4:50 pm - 5:10 pm
    Salat Al Asr @ 5:00 pm
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Youth Activity
    Sister Yasmeen & Ustadh Abdurrahman
    Audience Youth
  • 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Parents Q & A
    Sh. Saleem & Imam Huzaifa
    Audience Parents
  • 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
    Salat Al Maghrib @ 6:15 pm
  • 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm
    Youth Q&A
    (All Speakers)
    Audience Youth
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Closeout and Reflections
    (All Speakers)
    Audience All Ages
REGISTER

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Venue

What
Carolina Muslim Youth Conference
When
Feb 16th – 18th, 2024
Where
517 Winmet Dr, Columbia, SC 29203