MMYC 2019: 

April 5th-7th 

The Struggle   Within: Battling the Nafs, Nurturing the Soul 

Registration extended by 3 days, make sure to secure your spot before time runs out!

About MMYC

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).

Annual Conference

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 Workshops

Interactive sessions and workshops allow attendees to connect with highly qualified scholars, learn beneficial knowledge, and increase their Iman (faith).

Bond-Building

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).

Fun Activities

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. 

Ibadah (Worship)

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?
We usually have about 240 attendees, 120 boys and 120 girls. Although the program is for both genders, there is always a respect of Islamic values throughout the weekend.
Will there be chaperones during the conference?
Yes, each group of 3-4 children will have one adult counselor above the age of 20 with them at all times. This counselor will be responsible for the attendees throughout the weekend to ensure they are safe. Additionally, there will also be 4 head counselors and 4 advisors that will oversee all attendees and counselors for the conference and also ensure emergency matters are taken care of appropriately.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Participants will go up to their hotel rooms with their counselors as we will be staying at the same hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. They will be sleeping in the room with their groups (this includes the 4 attendees and 1 counselor). Boys and Girls will be on separate floors of the hotel, and head counselors will monitor the hallways in order to ensure the safety of all participants.
Do I need to pack food for my children?
All meals will be provided throughout the weekend; however, if you would like to send some snacks with your child, you may do so. Participants enjoy enjoying snacks and talking with friends at night when they are in their hotel rooms. Groups usually order pizza at night when they get to their hotel rooms, so you may choose to send some money with them. This is entirely optional and not required.
What will my child be doing during the conference
This conference is an opportunity for the Muslim youth to come together from different communities in order to build a relationship with Allah swt and make new friends. They will be attending fun talks about various topics, engaging in group activities, attending entertainment sessions, and spending some time reflecting on what they have learned and ways to implement positive changes in their daily lives.
Can my child stay with his/her sibling and/or friend?
Unfortunately, we do not allow siblings and friends to stay in the same hotel room. One of the goals of the conference is to make new friends and build new relationships. We do our best to ensure participants are in groups with members in the same grade with similar interests. Participants are allowed to sit with their siblings and/or friends during lectures or during meal times. The only time they will be required to be with their group members is when they are in their hotel room or doing group based activities.

Meet the Team

Executive Board

Huzaifa Rabbani - President

“Throughout the years, MMYC has been an uplifting experience for me. I benefitted from this conference immensely, and am elated to be given this opportunity to serve and benefit others the same way I had from MMYC!”

Sarah Adimi - Vice President

“I decided to be a part of MMYC because the conference is very close to my heart. Over the years I’ve benefited so much from the knowledgeable speakers, my deen has been strengthened exponentially, and I’ve made so many great memories. I’ve also met so many people that continue to make a positive mark on my life. I’ve always wanted to be a part of the team that makes that possible.”

Abdulrahman Ateya - Treasurer

“Assalamualaikum. I am Abdulrahman Ateya, and I decided to join the MMYC Board this year in order to get the opportunity to help not only people in my own community, Canton, but to get the opportunity to help young Muslims from all over Southeast Michigan. MMYC provided the perfect opportunity for this, and Inshallah the rest of the board and I can make this the best MMYC conference ever.”

Reem Killawi - Secretary

“Assalamualikum, I’m Reem Killawi, a sophomore from the Detroit/Hamtramck community and this year’s secretary. After attending MMYC for the first time and seeing that high schoolers had planned it, I knew I wanted to be apart of giving attendees an amazing experience even better than the one I had. Inshallah, this year is going to be amazing and beneficial and I look forward to serving you all!”

Chairs

Aaeshah Siddiqui - Site Chair

Awab Tanoli - Site Chair

Razaan Killawi - Publicity Chair

Zainab Suhrawardy - Publicity Chair

Haadi Fayyaz - Food Chair

Zakariya Tahawi - Food Chair

Hammad Tanoli - Transportation Chair

Hammad Khan - Entertainment Chair

Ali Allam - Webmaster Chair

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