Initiative To Teach Youth Special Rulings Of Ramadan
Singapore's Ramadan celebrations' committee has launched a new initiative to
educate Muslim youth about the significance of the holy month, using new media
tools and social networks to attract them.
Those who do not understand Islam or have inadequate knowledge of it may have
a different mindset and might not be ''giving the right messages or advice to
their friends,'' Khalid Shukur Bakri, chairman of the celebrations, told
Channel News Asia on Monday, June 23.
''They may have a different view ... of Islam so whatever they would say on
Facebook, whatever they would point out to their friends, might not be the
actual or right thing according to Muslim teaching,'' he added.
The Touch of Ramadan celebrations, supported by the Islamic Religious Council
of Singapore, is an initiative spearheaded by the North West Mosque Cluster
and Ramadan Youth Challenge Committee 2014.
Focusing on youth, the organizing committee of Ramadan celebrations has
decided to involve new media tools to attract this important segment of the
This Ramadan plan will involve new media initiatives such as an interactive
Web portal, social media pages, a video competition and a WhatsApp service
that allows youth to get free Qur'an teaching services and daily tasks from
The committee has also enlisted the help of interest groups and members from
the Private Islamic Educators Network to help spread the message to youth.
A new Ramadan Frequently Asked Questions guidebook was also produced.
Along with new media tools, the committee will organize Islamic education
classes for the young, prayer workshops, Qur'an literacy programs, as well as
outreach efforts targeting homes.