fbpx
CommunityEvents

Emerging leaders explore uniting for service (video)

0
CommunityEvents

Emerging leaders explore uniting for service (video)

0

Advertise on TMV

United Muslim Foundation (UMF) took the opportunity last weekend to work with the Husseini Islamic Center, who opened their doors to welcome Emerge USA’s Emerging Leaders with a warm lunch reception after congregation prayers. UMF organized a presentation with an interactive simulation, so emerging youth leaders, as well as current leaders and the congregation in attendance, could explore the opportunities and challenges we are faced with when mosques and Muslim organizations come together with different ideas on how to achieve a similar objective.

“Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first and the lessons afterwards”Vernon Law

Those of us in leadership positions know there’s nothing as valuable as experience that leads to insight. Yet all too often, being tied up in the daily grind blinds many from seeing the bigger picture and creating the paradigm shift necessary to achieve only the best.

The discoveries made, were not startling in how they paralleled real life scenarios. Emerging youth leaders were able to discover what it’s like to work within an organization with those in different leadership capacities, and explored working with other organizations to overcome hurdles. They got to fundraise, solicit volunteers and market an event to the audience who was given power to share or withhold as they pleased. The mosques were given power in the simulation too, to open their doors to congregants either to market and/or fundraise, or to isolate their congreagation from others. And the participants ended up with some exciting and unexpected results, which were shared and discussed.

As these Emerging Leaders launch themselves into a world filled with all the hope and optimism of youth, they will be able to take with them not only the beautiful gems of insight brought about by their united efforts through this interactive event, but also the knowledge that mosques and organizations can and must work together in order to bring synergy to our efforts as American Muslims. After all, the youth are the hope of our future. We simply teach them, then watch in wonder as they lead the way.

Now more than ever, we need your support…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

Keep Reading

Menu