High School Outreach Program

Faith, Dialogue, and Inclusion

Sabeel’s engagement in high schools has significantly enhanced the educational experience for Muslim students, fostering an inclusive and respectful environment. Through our efforts, we have successfully arranged for Friday prayers to be held within school premises, ensuring that students can observe their religious practices without having to sacrifice their academic commitments. This initiative has not only facilitated the spiritual needs of Muslim students but has also promoted a broader understanding and respect for religious diversity among the student body. Furthermore, Sabeel has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) in several schools. The MSA serves as a vital platform for Muslim students to come together, share experiences, and contribute positively to their school communities, thereby enhancing intercultural dialogue and understanding. Through these contributions, Sabeel has demonstrated a commitment to creating a more inclusive and supportive educational environment for all students.

Sabeel’s involvement at Halifax West High School stands as a testament to its impactful contributions towards its outreach program in high schools. In partnership with the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Sabeel has successfully implemented Friday prayers, ensuring that Muslim students can fulfill their religious obligations without compromise. Additionally, the introduction of monthly halaqas and events has sparked curiosity among non-Muslims, leading to a welcoming space for interfaith dialogue and understanding. This initiative has not only facilitated a greater appreciation and knowledge of Islam but has also contributed to an increase in converts, highlighting the effectiveness of Sabeel’s efforts in connecting with students and understanding within the school community.

At Sabeel, our daily involvement with high schools enables us to organize camps that play a crucial role in bridging the gap between the youth and the mosque. These camps delve into topics that are highly relevant to today’s society, engaging students in discussions that resonate deeply with their experiences and concerns. By addressing these contemporary issues, we ignite a passionate response from the youth, fostering a sense of connection and relevance to their faith and the community at large. This approach not only brings the youth closer to the mosque but also empowers them to navigate the challenges of modern society with confidence and a strong sense of identity.

What our youth say about Sabeel