Activities in Japan
Based in Japan, JIT not only supports religious activities for the local Muslim community, but also play an active role in being an integral part of the Japanese society as well.
1.Food distribution for the homeless
Japan Islamic Trust has been regularly engaged in feeding the homeless persons around the Tokyo area. This not only helps provide the impoverished with a day’s food, but also allows the Muslims of the community to come forward in earnest as volunteers and display the true Islamic values to the general public.
2.Relief works during natural disasters
Japan Islamic Trust has always come forward to help and support the society in times of natural disasters. Especially after The Great Japan East Earthquake, various relief efforts were conducted to provide clothes and food to the affected areas of Tohoku (North eastern Japan) region, to the point that our efforts were appreciated country wide and have also been highlighted in Japanese middle school’s textbooks.
JIT has established a welfare fund for undertaking welfare programs in the community. These programs include providing cheap housing, giving loan for education and hospitalization expenses etc.
About two decades ago, JIT started annual tarbiyyah camp for both muslims and non-Muslims. This is a residential camp for 2 nights and 3 days where people gather with their family in a dedicated facility (e.g. Kangakuen camp site, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan). The event is quite popular in Japan with 200–300 participants including men, women, youths, school children and children. Usually people gathered at Otsuka masjid, Tokyo on the first day and go to camp site by chartered bus. The camp site consists several wooden houses for accommodation, kitchen and lecture halls in addition to surrounding natural landscapes, lakes and mountains. The routine activities of of JIT’s tarbiyyah camp include Islamic lectures, kids Quran recitation, nasheet and performances, social events such as boating, hiking, BBQ, soccer and campfire.
Below is a brief report of the camp conducted in the year 2019. This year we had guests from WAMI (Sheikh Abu Yazeed Faisal Juzyan Al- Otaibi) who graced the event by sharing number of lectures of relevant Islamic topics. Another prominent personality, Sheikh Hussain Yee of Malaysia was with us and delivered major lectures on the topics ‘Building a strong Muslim community in Japan’ and ‘Heart, mind and Haram temptations’. All lectures were followed by question and answers sessions. Additionally, Sheikh Mohamed Dawood from Egypt graced the camp by giving several lectures on Topics ‘Achieving Peaceful heart’ and ‘Parents: A role model to children, rights of parents and children’. There were exclusive women program to freely discuss various issues.
Youth programs: Apart from the main program, we had exclusive program for youth with a collaboration of professional trainers from Alkhaadem organization, Malaysia. Brother Tris, sister Sara, brother Dzaki did a wonderful job from scratch to end (program details are attached). We learnt many things from them. They are very positive, dedicated, flexible and very much cooperative with the local community.
Sports activities, Quran recitations and kids’ performances: Kid’s performances were well organized, in which beautiful recitations of Quran, nasheets, role plays, and martial arts performances were particularly attractive. This year sports activities were more organized not only for kids, but parents also joined the games. All participants were satisfied with the level of Islamic lectures, programs, accommodations and foods.
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First Jumma Khutbah: 1:30 pm
Second Jumma Khutbah: 2:15 pm