In a world that is constantly evolving, fostering a sense of community and understanding among diverse groups is crucial. In a small yet vibrant community, a heartwarming tradition has taken root – the monthly tea party at the MIC (Memphis Islamic Center). This gathering is more than just a social event, it serves as a platform to unite Muslim teen girls aged 13-18, encouraging interaction, friendship, and cultural understanding.
Every four weeks on a Friday, the MIC transforms into a lively space where laughter, joy, and the clinking of teacups fill the air. The tea party is a testament to the power of community and the determination to bridge the gap between Muslim teen girls in the area.
Local Sheikh, Mohammed Faqih, is the host speaker. His wisdom and guidance provide a focal point for the girls, helping them navigate the challenges they may face in their daily lives. The tea party is not just an opportunity for socializing; it is also a chance for these young girls to seek advice and build a support network.
One of the delightful aspects of the tea party is the assortment of sweet treats that the girls bring to share. From homemade cookies to traditional pastries, the table is adorned with a colorful array of delectable delights.The tea party is not just about sharing food and casual conversation, it also incorporates educational elements through engaging games. Kahoot sessions featuring Islamic questions and themes not only test the girls' knowledge but also provide an entertaining way to learn more about islam. The competitive spirit of the games adds an element of excitement, and the winners are awarded with prizes, creating an atmosphere of friendly competition.
We hope that these monthly gatherings continue to grow in popularity and attendance. The success of the tea party lies not only in the number of attendees but in the lasting friendships and understanding that blossom among the girls.