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About YMUK

The Young Muslims UK (YMUK) is a dynamic and innovative youth organisation spanning the width and breadth of the UK. With branches in nearly all the major cities and members all over the country, YMUK is a leading force in encouraging positive contributions to British society through the development of a British Islam. Our main focus is to keep the Muslim Youth active by helping those in need, whoever they may be.

Established in the UK in 1984, YMUK has an outstanding track record in providing Islamic Education to youngsters. The Young Muslims e-Circle Syllabus is the next step in providing Islamic Education to today’s 11-16 year olds, using an approach which is appropriate to the society in which we live in today.

The circles provide interactive teaching methods which the youth are used to, and aim to allow the attendees to engage in the learning process through carefully planned workshops.

Throughout the course of the e-Circle, attendees are taught a syllabus which teaches them how to practice Islam on a day to day basis, as well as how to engage with the wider society around them. The e-Circle aims to produce the next generation of Muslim leaders and role models. Some of the topics which are taught include: Character & Manners, Love for Parents, Procrastination, Tahara (Spiritual Purity), Death & The Grave, Signs Before the Day of Judgement, The Day of Judgement, Heaven & Hell, The Messengers (peace be upon them all), The Angels, The Books of Allah swt and Pre-destination.

All of our lead mentors are DBS checked and have been involved in working with the youth for a minimum of 5 years. They range from various Sunni Islamic backgrounds, and help us to achieve our aim to focus on areas which provide a sound understanding of the basics of Islam, and to instil tolerance in areas where there are minor differences of opinion.

Take a look at our current activties


YM Residentials are extremely popular events and serve as an opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about Islam, in a friendly and safe environment. We make sure there is something for everyone – from knowledge to friendship and from spirituality to quizzes and games! 

Our aim for these programmes is to develop children’s confidence and love for their faith through spiritual reminders after prayer, fun activities, ice breakers, interactive group workshops, inspiring talks on a range of topics as well as marshmallows and dhikr around a fire! 

Our venue is often an activity park that is surrounded with nature, a perfect place to reflect on our relationship with The Creator. Themes that we have explored in the past include: Social Media, The Pathway to Paradise, Leading The Way, We Rise by Lifting Others and many more. 

Take a look at photos from our previous events

11-13 e-Circle

This circle is 1hr in which we have:

  • A main session on a topic of Islam
  • Discussion on how to put it into practice in our every day lives.
  • We always aim to finish with a interactive, fun game like treasure hunts, quizzes or Articulate!

In previous circles we have learned about articles of faith, stories of the Prophets, tafsir of short Surahs, connecting with the names of Allah and more!

If you are 11-13 years old join and learn more in a fun environment!

During term time
Every Friday |
18:00 – 19:00

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14-16 e-Circle

This circle is 1hr 30mins in which we have:

  • A spiritual reminder
  • A main session on a topic of faith
  • A breakout discussion led by participants discussing real-life scenarios

We have previously held circles on the following topics:  Heaven and Hell, Friendships, Unlocking the Power of Prayer, Identity and Belonging, When the Companions met Jibreel, Getting Closer to God and many more!

If you are 14-16 years old join and learn more about our religion in a safe environment!

During term time
Alternate Fridays | 19:30 – 21:00

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We organise regular circles for children between the ages of 11-16 to help youngsters to develop a close relationship with their Creator and to be effective at bringing good to themselves, their families, communities and society at large.

The circles cover Islamic Etiquette and Manners, Basic Islamic Beliefs, Seerah [Life of the Prophet (saw)] and games, as well as outdoor events and programmes.

We aim to have Qiyam-Ul-Layl programmes at least twice a year. These usually take place in Mosques and community centres in Birmingham. Consent forms are also required to attend these type of events.

The Family Circles occur once every 6 Months, to which all family members – babies to grandparents are invited! These circles also include food and an address by speakers from across the UK.

Shaddad bin Aws narrated that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: The intelligent one is the one who holds himself responsible and works for what is after death. And the incompetent one is the one who indulges himself in pursuit of personal desire and importunes God. (Tirmidhi 2459)

Umar bin al-Khattāb heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) saying: If you really trusted in God as God should be trusted, God would sustain you as God sustains the birds – they go out in the morning hungry, and come back to rest in the evening full. (Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah)

Tarbiyah will be delivered by trying to develop intelligence in an array of areas.

By intelligence we mean a deeply ingrained understanding and the skill to use this understanding in a practically effective way, meaning in a way that brings more good and averts harm. Hence, the syllabus includes the following areas:

  1. Spiritual intelligence
  2. Philosophical intelligence
  3. Moral intelligence
  4. Emotional intelligence
  5. Social intelligence
  6. Community intelligence
  7. Societal intelligence
  8. Bodily intelligence
  9. Academic intelligence