Boys Club Bid Farewell to Ramadan 2024

23 Apr 2024

Ramadan Program 2024/1445 a unique program in a unique time of the year.

This year the Ramadan program was marked by the very difficult test of our brothers and sisters in Gaza Palestine and all of us. The continued bombardment of Gaza, the killings of children and civilian people, the genocide, which unfold in front of our eyes and the whole world gave us the real sense of brotherhood in Islam.

We, the Youth Club of ICCI, did not sit and do nothing, we did what we could. We have pledged and done our challenge to climb one of the Wicklow Mountain Tops while fasting in the month of Ramadan for them, in efforts to collect as much money as we can and make as much Prayers/Dua as we can and to tell what is happening there to as many people as we can. We did our best and our efforts to help them continues after Ramadan too.

From the 11th of March until the 10th of April 2024 we enjoyed our Ramadan Program for boys 13-17years of age Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5-7pm for the entire month, with reminders, games, charity and quality time together.

And yet again the Ramadan Program was rich in different activities and the boys had a real chance to “Experience the Month of the Quran” with all the ingredients emphasised in this blessed month, like connecting to the Quran with knowledge and action, helping and sharing in a good cause with our own charity fundraiser for helping the children in Gaza, strengthening brotherhood and friendships and having fun.

The boys also had the opportunity to learn and explain surah “Al-Hujurat” from the Quran, benefiting from many reminders, praying Tarawih and Tahadjud in the first line earning the boys the “First Line Warriors” title and awards, having Iftars, snacks time and quick games together. The pizza iftars were most enjoyed. The mountain challenge for a noble cause was another highlight of this year Ramadan. Another one was their own “Fast and Fasting” driving experience of Go Karting.

Again, at the end of the Ramadan we experienced mixed feelings of sadness and joy. Sadness because of the departing of this Blessed month, and joy because of the great memories of the time we spent together and the coming of Eid.

We bid farewell to Ramadan however, even the Month of the Quran has left the Quran has stayed!!!

All that and more gave us a unique Ramadan experience this year, Alhamdulillah.

~ Zahri