Organizer: Mission of Hope
The “M” Word is a community development initiative by Mission of Hope (MoH) that aims to facilitate the meeting of single Muslim brothers and sisters (ages 21-40) in a safe, halal, and supervised environment for the purpose of marriage. It also aims to raise awareness among marriage-ready Muslims on various issues concerning marriage.
Our first event will be a open community forum involving a panel of community leaders from different generations talking about how they met their spouses, the current opportunities and challenges that do exist in seeking a spouse, and we will have a large part of the forum inviting the audience to discuss ways we can address this issue in order to facilitate a relevant monthly programs for those who seek to get married.
The night will be emceed by Khaled Khalafalla, comedian extraordinaire!
Panellists from the community that will be asked, but not confirmed yet are:
Hajji Maha Abdo – United Muslim Women’s Association
Sr. Hanan Dover – Mission of Hope
Br. Danny Mikati
Shaykh Bilal Dannoun
Br. Hazem El-Masri
Sr. Arwa El-Masri
Sr. Annarose Robinson – Mission of Hope
Br. Abdullah Zayed
Also, local brothers from the Y-Factor, World Orphanage Fund, and Talk Islam will be producing funny skits for the evening on the do’s and don’ts of marriage meet-ups, courting, meeting the family.
The event is FREE to attend and refreshments will be provided.
Registration details are essential for entry:
Please see the Facebook event page for more details, or contact Sr. Sara on 0404 567 082 or email@example.com.
MAJOR GOLD SPONSORS
House of K’dor (Centro Bankstown)
Sr. Amal Awad’s novel, Courting Samira will be available for sale.
The Muslim Marriage Matters booklet, compiled by MSAA, will be freely available to those who attend.
About The “M” Word
One of the many contemporary issues faced by Sydney’s Muslim community is the lack of opportunities to find and meet a spouse to perform the Sunnah of starting a family. The “M” Word series will provide an avenue to address this difficulty by holding monthly events focusing on acquiring Islamic knowledge and resources on the rights and responsibilities of marriage, the qualities to look for in a spouse, while at the same time facilitating the meeting of like-minded individuals.
Mission of Hope representatives Sr. Hanan Dover, a Psychologist, wife and mother of three, and Br. Danny Mikati, a Family and Domestic Violence specialist, husband and father of two, will head The “M” Word project in consultation with Shaykhs and Community Leaders. In order to cater to the diverse needs of the Muslim community, the Marriage Matters Committee consists of a wide range of individuals, including brothers and sisters who are married, single, divorced and single parents. The “M” Word is a project that is entirely run by professional volunteers.