The 8th Annual AMYN Summer Youth Camp just concluded and this time it was to Sunshine Coast. The participants were blessed with opportunity to strengthen their Iman and brotherhood while enjoying all the outdoor and recreational activities .
One of the aims of the camp, besides fun & recreation, was to have reinforce our Iman and the beautiful Islamic character.
So, during the 3 days and 3 nights at the camp, daily knowledge circles were held on some of the needs of our time, ie Effect of Iman on a great Islamic Character, Importance of Great Character with Parents, our wives, children, and others in general. These talks were presented by HikmahWay Institute instructors and AMYN Speakers. The final talk of the camp though was presented by our Director, Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel, on the life of a superstar and of a super Muslim with knowledge, great deeds and internal happiness in this short life and in the eternal Paradise.
Besides the talks, everyone also had a good time with various activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, archery, swimming at the beautiful Sunshine Coast beach, sports, games and etc. Rock climbing & abseiling surprised many of us as Muslims rarely experience this activity! Four people got the bulls eye and popped the bulls eye balloon in archery’s bow and arrow activity. The beach, its sand and the sun were spectacular and refreshing, subhanallah! The halal food catered was healthy yet very delicious, the main course of the meal as well as the desserts, mashaAllah!
The camp was a great opportunity to combine between the best of both worlds (balanced fun and knowledge) in a halal Islamic manner while making new friendships.
At the Australian Muslim Youth Network, AMYN, we are already planning the next year’s 9th camp, inshaAllah! So, remember to join us again in the next AMYN Camp, and in the meantime, cherish the moments we have had this time and in the past with the love and mutual respect stemming from our love for Allah.