IEC Youth Group, under the guidance of Moulana Syed
Mehboob Mehdi, exists to keep the Shia Community united. The group extends awareness
and education to the second generation, and now even to the third of our community.
The parameters of IEC is inclusive of: The youth to be involved within the community,
leading them to grow and learn the importance of Islamic, educational and social
events which in turn will help and seal the future operations of IEC (Islamic
Education Center) “Husaini” and other organizations. The pivotal point of
Azadaran-e-Husaini, IEC Youth Group’s Anjuman rests uniquely on the Tradition
of Azadari or Mourning of Imam Hussain (A.S.), his family and companions.
Comparatively, our Anjuman visualized reason as to why our new generations of Shias
being born in America and other countries lack in information and exposure. The
simplest answer being that the great tradition of Azadari is being minimized. As
youth members we believe that azadari plays the centrifugal role in maintaining
the identity of Shia Muslim which under no circumstances can be perceived to go
astray. Hence our motto is
“Help Proliferate Shiasm.”