About Us

Muslim Youth Association of Arizona (MYAA) was founded in February 1999. It was formed by parents of young Muslims who wanted to provide a safe, Islamic and fun environment for their children to grow up in. MYAA consists of Muslim girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 22 years.

PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ALL MYAA MEETINGS AND EVENTS. MYAA EVENTS ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 1 ADULT ADVISOR FOR EVERY 8 YOUTH ATTENDING.

MYAA MISSION
To provide for Muslim youth of the Valley, spiritual enrichment, a forum in which to meet, socialize and interact with each other in an Islamic environment as well as perform community service.

MYAA MOTTO
“For Allah is with those who restrain themselves and those who do good”
~ Qur’an (16:128) Surah an Nahl

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Over the years MYAA members have spent over 3,000 hours in community service for Senior nursing homes, babysitting for Muslim non-profit organizations to help them raise money for their projects, setup and cleanup for Eid prayer and food and soap drives for refugees. Packaging food for the hungry twice a year with youth of many other Faiths.

RECREATION
MYAA members have planned and conducted an annual quiz show as a fun event for families to spend time together. They have gone bowling, rock climbing and played laser tag. MYAA has hosted murder mystery dinners.

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
MYAA members have been visited by Imams, and local scholars who have shared a wealth of knowledge with our youth. They have discussed Hajj, and Ramadan, dating and how to behave with others. The true meaning being thankful and how to be better people to those around them.

IN THE PAST
Muslim youth of the Northeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale used to meet once a week on Sundays in Scottsdale to discuss, Qur’an or Hadith, sometimes play board games or listen to guest speakers. They also met regularly for recreational activities as well as community service. MYAA had and elected Board of youth who would decide the activities of the group for the year.

TODAY
MYAA is for all the Muslim youth of the Valley. MYAA works with other Muslim youth groups and multiple youth advisors to provide education, community service opportunities, cultural arts and recreation for our youth. MYAA Board will consist of young people who will be selected by a panel of Advisors to serve for a year as leaders in training.

If you wish to find out more about MYAA or wish to join this group please email us at MYAA@AZMuslimYouth.org