Walking for a good cause

The original report by the Star newspaper appeared here.

OVER 1,000 sporting individuals participated in the ‘Walk for Charity’ organised by Islamic Outreach Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) recently.

The walk, held at Dataran Merdeka, was organised to raise funds for welfare and community activities. The beneficiaries include the Saudara Islam Development Programme, Mosque Tourist Guide Programme, Orphans and the Poor Welfare Sponsorship Programme, the Islamicare Programme for the disabled, Orang Asli Socio-economic Development Programme and the Hospital Visit Programme. Continue reading

Whither ABIM: Quietly and with Persistence

I wrote the following observations last year. It’ been almost 6 months. It’s been a strange season weather-wise.

It’s over for this generation of Islamic activists. We tried and failed, but time is on our side. We must plant the seeds for an Islamic future in the next generation through social change. We must alter the mindset and mentality of people through an Islamic value system. We do this through example and education. We do it quietly and with persistence.”

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Youthful faces at ABIM’s helm

The following report was written by Shahaanaz Habib and originally appeared here.

KUALA LUMPUR: Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim), one of the most influential Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country, has embarked on a bold move by picking a totally new line-up of leaders, all graduates below 40 years old.

Ahmad Azam Abdul Rahman, president for eight years, has handed over the mantle to 33-year-old law graduate Yusri Mohamad. The Kelantan-born Yusri, who has a Masters degree in law (LLM) from the prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, is the son of Mohamad Che Wook, a former Kelantan mufti besar.

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