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‘YOU’ Hiking Trip to Giba Gorge

The “Youth of the Ummah” (‘YOU’) ‘Youth Wing’ of Darul Ihsan Centre hosted a successful hiking trip for over 50 youth boys at a trail in Giba Gorge on Tuesday, 04 October 2016.


The youth programme for the day was originally scheduled to take place at the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, however, due to inclement weather and unideal conditions it was directed to the Giba Gorge Nature Reserve.

A total of 54 boys (between 12 to 18 years), together with 5 Ulama convened at Masjid ut Taqwa in Sea Cow Lake and, after a short programme of Qirat and general advices, departed for the Nature Reserve.

Participants were divided into groups of 11 with an average age within each group for the hike.

The hiking trail was about 5km long which meandered through a spectacular and scenic route and ended at a waterfall. The boys, together with Ulama, dipped into the fresh water at the base of the waterfall which invigorated them to hike back to the start of trail where lunch was served followed by Zuhr Salah.

Thereafter a ‘Q and A’ session was presented by Maulana M Ballim from the Fatwa Department of Darul Ihsan Centre followed by advices relating to youth matters. The ‘Q and A’ session was very animated and proved to be very beneficial to all.

The response and feedback of the hiking trip from the participating youth was positive and encouraging with keenness shown for more such adventure trips.

‘YOU’ - in its ongoing initiative for the youth - plans to host similar events in the future, Insha Allah.

May Allah accept the contributions of the sponsors, efforts of the volunteers and participants and all others involved for a safe and successful programme.

Youth Of the Ummah

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