A group of girls in Ain Sefra, Na'ama, Algeria, are not only making a difference in this generation, but shaping the next also! These inspiring youth, who have had a special friendship since kindergarten began attending Quran classes when their ages were 4-6 years old. As they grew up, they started holding their own weekly gatherings which they named, The Planet of Light, where they study Hadith, Quran, Seerah, Fiqh, etc.. The number of members attending, reach more than twenty in Ramadan, when the school year is out.
They raise money using it to help the poor and take gifts to the sick at the hospital. During Ramadan, each girl brings a type of food such as powdered milk, dates, bread, etc., divide the food between sacks, and then take these meals to the houses of those in need.
The Prophet (PBUH) said: The best among you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. [Al-Buhkhari]
SubhanaAllah, when the girls were attending Quran classes years ago, their teachers had the hope that when the pupils would grow up and each move to new places, they would teach the next generation Quran! Those who were not able to hold their own groups and programs now teach their own children at home! The girls now hope to instill the love of Islam in their students so that the children can grow up to be righteous people InshaAllah!
I hope that each reader will benefit from these ideas, and use these girls as one of their role models like I did. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said to take advantage of our youth before our old age. What are you doing to benefit your community?