Today’s youth should be the “Youth with a mission” – a mission to contribute to Islam. Youth can contribute to Islam by giving his time, talent and money. Youth should also play an important role to bring about a drastic change in society. The youth should work with the objective of making Islam prevalent over all the other ways of life. The youth is the stage of life when the individual should grasp good knowledge about Islam and make effective utilization of the time and talent given by Allah (swt).
The Muslim youth are the future Islamic leaders, so it is very important for the youth to understand Islam from the right perspective by gaining the correct knowledge of Islam from the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah and understand the real purpose of existence on this earth. It is our vision to provide this knowledge and understanding with your help.
We launch this appeal solely for this youth room, but as help has no specific terminology, it can be provided in all forms and shapes. Jamia Nizamia has been providing its educational and cultural needs since 1997. It has done so purely voluntarily to this day. However, times are tough, the centre needs your contributions to take another step towards the future of the youth. This is where our Muslim Brothers and sisters come and help us towards our cause in this Holy Month of Ramadan.
A vision! that’s how it all began. The city of Derby (UK) was in need of a worship place, not just another mosque where there would be politics involved and no real progress but an actual place of enlightenment. A centre to provide education to our youth and a place of learning for our elders. In 1997, Jamia Nizamia Educational & Cultural Centre was established as a place of worship and learning. With this vision, our Principal and Founder stepped away from the politics of the mosques and opened the doors to everyone no matter which ‘madhab’ our attendees were from or which country. The centre was free of all politics, all types of discrimination and usual committee feuds. The centre to date does not have a committee and is operating purely on a voluntary basis. It collects fees only for the sake of utility bills and general maintenance. The centre does not do Friday prayer collections as that forces people to contribute.
Since 1997, over 1000 students have studied Basic Islamic Studies, early learning of the Qur’aan to full memorisation from Jamia Nizamia. It holds 5 daily prayers, Monday to Friday classes, Friday prayers and Eid prayers. Over the years it has gone strength to strength and we have no intention of backing away.
We have now taken the decision to register Jamia Nizamia as a Charity (Charity Reg No 1197846) as we believe that we can further our vision – working for the divine cause. For this reason, we are making an appeal this Ramadan to renovate two former storage rooms of Jamia Nizamia and convert them to a Youth Room. The vision for this youth room will be that the British youth are off the streets and into centres of learning.