The Struggle Within: Battling the Nafs, Nurturing the Soul
We hope you enjoyed and benefitted from MMYC 2019! See you next year InshaAllah!
MMYC was founded in 1999 as a nonprofit umbrella organization for Muslim Youth in the Midwest. The MMYC Conference welcomes youth from across Michigan and neighboring states, ages 13-19, where they absorb the knowledge of highly learned scholars. Attendees are grouped with other attendees from different communities under the supervision of an experienced counselor. Along with engaging in very stimulating discussions with other youth in the form of breakout sessions, outdoor activities, and by sharing meals, participants are also exposed to a wealth of Islamic knowledge though invigorating lectures. MMYC hopes to increase brotherhood and sisterhood across communities, expand attendees’ knowledge about Islam in the American context, and motivate them to spark positive change in their communities.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to please Allah (SWT) by serving the Muslim Ummah and helping to strengthen faith. Our goal is to create a unified environment for Muslims all across Midwest America where youth can come together and establish lifelong friendships with each other and Allah (SWT).
Each year, around 250 muslim high school students attend a conference hosted by MMYC. In the annual conference, attendees have the oppertunity to learn from scholars about a wide variety of topics, meet and interact with new people, and engage in fun activities.
Interactive sessions and workshops allow attendees to connect with highly qualified scholars, learn beneficial knowledge, and increase their Iman (faith).
The conference gives attendees an opportunity to meet new people outside of their community. These life long bonds are friendships that are rooted in a common belief and work towards the common goal of pleasing Allah (SWT).
The conference features a variety of fun activities for attendees to enjoy with their groups. This maintains a beneficial, yet enjoyable environment for attendees to take part in.
Attendees engage congregational prayers, group dhikr (remembrance) and dua. These activities in combination with inspiring sessions, create a spiritually illuminated environment for attendees to strengthen their relationship with their creator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the conference be taking place?
This year the MMYC Conference will be taking place at the DoubleTree Hilton in Dearborn/Detroit. This venue provides a safe environment for all participants. The hotel provides many large halls for lectures, prayers, and multiple activities throughout the weekend.
How many students will be attending the conference?
Will there be chaperones during the conference?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Do I need to pack food for my children?
What will my child be doing during the conference
Can my child stay with his/her sibling and/or friend?
This conference would not happen without the generous support of our community. We count on your support in order to invite knowledgeable and relatable speakers that can connect with the youth. Help us fund a more dynamic program and increase financial aid in order to make the program more accessible for attendees that cannot afford the registration cost.
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased). ”
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Abdulrahman Ateya, Michigan Muslim Youth Council
44991 Middlebury Court
Canton MI 48188
MMYC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.
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