As-salamu `alaykum (peace be upon you) and welcome to the Abu Hanifah Foundation Scouts Group.
Scouts provides a wonderful opportunity to our children to become involved in a range of activities, events and adventure. This webpage is designed to give you information on AHF Scouts Programme as well as useful information on scouting, scout uniform, scout badges, scout events and much more.
The AHF Scouts is another one of our exciting services that has received regional, national and international recognition through coverage in leading newspapers, magazines, online publications, television news and other media agencies.
AHF Scouts provide opportunities for children to be involved in a range of activities, events and adventures within an Islamic setting in order to develop young conﬁdent leaders with outstanding characters.
Children attending the Scouts beneﬁt from taking part in challenges, discovering and mastering new skills, gaining self-conﬁdence, developing strong friendships and most importantly cultivating a love and appreciation of the outdoors.
What makes us a Muslim Scouts Group
The Abu Hanifah Foundation scouts group will focus all its spiritual elements within the framework of Islam. The values, ethos, educational focus and international scope of the scouts are all compatible with Islamic teachings.
“Using the senses and learning by direct observation and experience is therefore a fundamental dimension of an Islamic vision of education. It also reflects the deeper wisdom in Islamic spirituality that knowledge gained by direct experience. Faith (iman) is not a matter of blind belief, but is continually verified and strengthened by direct observation and awareness of the imprint of the divine attributes in creation, evident to those who have ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear’.”
Young people in scouting are encouraged to respect and love Allah and respect other people and to cultivate a sense of moral responsibility which is from the fundamental principles of Islam. Did you know almost a third of the 25 million Scouts world-wide are Muslim?
“Since AHF opened their Scout Group they have offered an excellent programme of activities for young people…AHF are playing a major role both in Blackburn and East Lancashire in promoting Scouting to the Muslim Community. AHF is a role model for linking a Scout Group to a Madrasah and I have no doubt that we will see a growth in Scouting opportunities as a direct result of their work.”
“It is a pleasure to have such a committed and enthusiastic team of leaders at AHF in the District, they are a credit to the scout Association and all are valued immensely.”
“AHF has committed leaders who are delivering scouting to young people making them feel part of their community and improving their skills and quality of life in the Blackburn district.”
“THE AHF Scout Group has developed in a short space of time…I anticipate further development in this already strong group.”
“I cannot Praise AHF enough for their dedication and hard work for the local and national scouting community.”