Kenya: Understanding Islam Sessions


WYA Africa intern Amira Ali has organised a series of sessions for WYA members in Kenya and friends to understand Islam Religion and Rites. The sessions are aimed at creating solidarity, understanding and respect for those around us and their cultural and religious backgrounds. As young people in WYA, we are constantly trying to understand issues around us and are abound with many questions, it is important for us to realise that we can only successfully discover who we are in our relationship with those around us. Only then can we have mutual respect and live a life commensurate to the inalienable dignity of the human person that we recognize as the basis for all Human Rights.


Topics for the sessions will include the history of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, The Sharia (Pillars of Islam), Idd Ul Fitr and  Idd Ul Haj, The Woman in Islam and The Arts and Music in Islam. The concluding session will be a Q&A approach led by a guest speaker from The Nairobi Jamia Mosque who is also a teacher at the Kenya High School.


The sessions will run on specific Saturdays mornings at 10.30 A.M starting 5th July 2008.Other sessions are on 9th August, 6th September and 20th September. Those interested in taking part should Email Amira at or call WYAA office on +254 20 250 754 at least one week prior to the date of session. Only those registered will participate.


The sessions will take place at WYAA office, Ukulima Cooperative House, 5th Floor near the Haile Selassie-Uhuru Highway Roundabout, Nairobi.In case more people register for any of the events, we will change the venue to The August 7th Memorial Park along Haile Selassie Avenue.Carry 40 Kenya Shillings as entrance fee to the park.Confirm venue with the WYAA office before each session you intend to attend.