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A wonderful and charitable way to start preparing for Ramadan inshaAllah - if you are interested, please message Yusuf Youth Initiative directly here on FB. 🙂MEDJOUL DATES IN STOCK!

We are expecting a delivery of 200 x 5kg boxes of premium grade Palestinian Jumbo Medjoul dates in the first week of April. A perfect box in preparation of the beginning of Ramadan.

Each box is £48 (£9.60 per kg). All profits from the sale of the dates will go towards the 'YYI new building fund'. We are hoping to be sold out before delivery so hurry with your pre-orders!

If you would like to secure a box, please direct message us
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1 week ago

A wonderful and charitable way to start preparing for Ramadan inshaAllah - if you are interested, please message Yusuf Youth Initiative directly here on FB. :)

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2 weeks ago

Anybody need a wee job? 🙂***New Job Opportunity ****

Yusuf Youth Initiative (YYI) are looking to recruit for their CJS vacancy.

**Social Media and Marketing Officer** (16 hours per week)

scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p52/a1X0N00000AGfWyUAL/administrative-assistant

Eligibility Criteria apply for this post**

**This vacancy is only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled, and young people with convictions who are not able to sustain 25 hours of work per week and who are not on Specialist Employability Support (SES).

Anyone interested in this vacancy should contact their local Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland advisor directly. *Closing Date: 17/01/2020*
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3 weeks ago

Anybody need a wee job? :)

Very often people ask us about our Life Skills. What is this? A sports day? A fun day? An arts and crafts day? ...
Monday to Thursday we follow a holistic curriculum, including Quran recitation and memorization, Arabic language and Islamic Studies.
Friday is the day we put our Islamic knowledge to practice. During Life Skills sessions, we live Islam instead of just learning about it in theory. We practice what we have been taught. We try to find the right balance between the Islamic teaching and our personal lives. We learn how to take good care of what belongs to Allah and make it a habit of doing everything in the name of Allah, for Allah.
We take care of Earth, because Allah wants us to. We take care of our mental as well as physical health and well-being, because Allah wants us to. We build our confidence as future members and leaders of this society, because Allah wants us to. We are kind, helpful, hardworking and charitable, because Allah wants us to.
#LifeSkillsRule
#practicewhatyoupreach
#puttingknowledgeintopractice
#trainingforlifelonggoodhabits
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3 weeks ago

Very often people ask us about our Life Skills. What is this? A sports day? A fun day? An arts and crafts day? ...
Monday to Thursday we follow a holistic curriculum, including Quran recitation and memorization, Arabic language and Islamic Studies. 
Friday is the day we put our Islamic knowledge to practice. During Life Skills sessions, we live Islam instead of just learning about it in theory. We practice what we have been taught. We try to find the right balance between the Islamic teaching and our personal lives. We learn how to take good care of what belongs to Allah and make it a habit of doing everything in the name of Allah, for Allah. 
We take care of Earth, because Allah wants us to. We take care of our mental as well as physical health and well-being, because Allah wants us to. We build our confidence as future members and leaders of this society, because Allah wants us to. We are kind, helpful, hardworking and charitable, because Allah wants us to.
#LifeSkillsRule
#PracticeWhatYouPreach
#PuttingKnowledgeIntoPractice
#TrainingForLifeLongGoodHabits

“When you love someone, you serve them.” ❤️❤️❤️When I asked my 11yo son to help me unload dirt from our small pickup into his mother’s new garden boxes, his reaction was typical.

“Ummmm… I’m busy right now,” He said.

He was playing Roblock on the family laptop, wearing sweat pants and an old T-shirt, lounging on the sofa, feet on the coffee table.

“No you’re not,” I said.

There was a fight, moaning, excuses... the usual.

Moments later, we were next to a wheelbarrow shoveling dirt. He looked at me with flat eyes, his hood up, shoulders slumped, and said, “Why do we have to do this?”

I thought for a moment, because I’ll admit, it was a valid question. Neither of us were all that into flowers or vegetables, or any of the things that would be grown in those garden boxes. But my wife, Mel, loves gardening.
I thought, and he waited, and finally I said, “When you love someone, you serve them.”

I went on, telling him that I want him to grow up to be the kind of man who serves his family, friends, and community.

“This” I said while gesturing to the dirt, and the garden boxes I built the weekend before, and the wheelbarrow and shovel, and the first of many truck loads of dirt we would unload over the next few weeks, “Is what love looks like.”

He didn’t like my answer. I could see it in the way he reluctantly picked his shovel back up.

We finished unloading the dirt. The next day, while I was at work, and the kids and Mel had the day off because it was between terms, Mel sent me this picture. Mel picked up another load of dirt and before she had a chance to unload it, Tristan voluntarily started working. When she asked him “why,” he shrugged and said, “Because I love you.”

I’d never been prouder of my son.

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3 weeks ago

“When you love someone, you serve them.” ❤️❤️❤️
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