For 30 years, the Muslim Youth of North America has been reaching out to youth across the nation, sharing its story.
The mission of MYNA is to attain the pleasure of Allah (SWT) by providing a platform for expression, fostering an engaging North American Muslim Culture, promoting Islamic principles grounded in the Qu’ran and Sunnah, sparking youth involvement in community development and dialogue, and establishing a diverse & supportive network of youth and the greater community.
We want to create empowered youth with awakened minds, inspired hearts, and enlightened actions, and you can help us do just that.
We want to hear YOUR voice. Follow these steps to contribute and become one of the voices of our youth:
- Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Zayedsusie@gmail.com letting them know you have a submission.
- Create a WordPress account using your personal information and following the website’s simple steps.
- Update your profile. Upload a picture of yourself and make sure you have your first and last name set to display.
- Submit a post for review. Create your title and content, upload a relevant picture if you have one, and click submit to have our editors look your work over and publish it to the blog.
Don’t want to go through the hassle and create an account? No problem. Just email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your work and we’ll upload it for you.
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Alhamdulillah, I enjoy each camp more and more as the years go by. There’s really no limit to what I can talk about, but if there’s one thing I liked the most, it would be the unity I felt amongst us. All of us came to this camp for a common purpose, and even after it’s over, we are more unified than ever – all because we gathered for the sake of Allah (SWT).
I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a loving environment. Everyone was so comfortable with each other and I feel like we became a family. The Prophet PBUH once said that there are times when you meet people and you feel as if your hearts met before you did and THAT is what a true friendship is. Honestly, I feel that this was the case at this camp. I am beyond blessed to have experienced it.
Sayeed is from Dayton, Ohio and is a sophomore studying math and computer science at Ohio State University. Sayeed attended his first MYNA camp in 2010 and has been hooked since then. After serving on camp committees and the Midwest Regional Executive Committee, he served on the national Executive Committee as Program Chair, then as President. He enjoys basketball, reading, and studying the religion.
Born and raised in Crown Point, Indiana, Alaa Abdeldaiem hadn’t heard of MYNA until the 2010 Educational Forum in Chicago. Since then, Alaa has served on several organizing committees, was on the North Central Regional Executive Committee for two years, and joined the Executive Committee this summer. Alaa is currently a freshman at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and enjoys reading, writing, and analyzing football and basketball in her free time.
Currently residing in Lexington, KY, Zainab Kahloon attended her first MYNA camp in the winter of 2010. She served on countless committees before joining the Midwest Regional Executive Committee in 2013 and serving on it for two years. She was then elected to the Executive Committee in 2015 as the Program Chair. Zainab is currently a senior in high school and enjoys reading, playing basketball, and drinking bubble tea in her spare time.
Zoya Khan is born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and is currently a Freshman at the University of Kansas, studying Political Science and International Studies. Zoya began her involvement with MYNA in 2011 at a Chicago Winter Camp, and soon after served on the Kansas City MYNA Chapter Board for four years, South Central Regional Executive Board for two years and is currently serving her second term as Outreach Coordinator on the Executive Committee. In her free time, Zoya enjoys playing lacrosse, (spending time with friends) and volunteering.