Coming of Age (1)

Navigating the journey of coming of age is a profoundly transformative experience, especially for young Muslims stepping into the thresholds of adulthood. It’s a time marked by profound changes, both within and around us, as we embark on a path of self-discovery, spiritual growth, and physical transformation. Recognizing the significance of this pivotal phase, an interactive workshop has been designed to guide young Muslims through the intricate landscapes of puberty, offering insights, support, and a deeper connection with their faith.

Topics and Discussions: 

  • Getting Closer to Allah: As you stand on the brink of adulthood, drawing nearer to Allah becomes a source of strength and solace. This workshop invites you to explore the beauty of your faith more deeply, understanding how every change you experience can be a means to get closer to the Creator. Through prayer, reflection, and learning, you’ll discover how your journey of growth is mirrored in the richness of Islamic traditions and teachings.


  • Changes in My Body and Taking Care of It: Puberty heralds a multitude of changes in your body, each signifying the remarkable wisdom of Allah in creation. This segment of the workshop is dedicated to understanding these changes, addressing questions and concerns, and learning to care for your body with respect and gratitude. It’s an affirmation that your body is an amanah (trust) from Allah, and taking care of it is an act of worship.


  • Covering My Body and Why? The Islamic practice of modesty is not just an external requirement but a reflection of inner dignity and respect for oneself and Allah. This part of the workshop explores the reasons behind Islamic dress codes, helping you appreciate the wisdom and beauty behind covering. It’s a conversation about identity, faith, and the empowerment that comes with choosing modesty.


  • Rules Around Being Mukallaf and Menstruation: Understanding your responsibilities as a mukallaf (someone who is religiously accountable) is crucial as you navigate through puberty. This includes knowing the rules around purification, prayer, and fasting, especially in relation to menstruation. The workshop aims to provide a clear, compassionate guide to these aspects, ensuring you feel confident and informed about your religious duties.


  • Understanding My Emotions: The emotional landscape during puberty can be intense and confusing. This final part of the workshop is dedicated to helping you navigate your emotions, understanding that they are a natural part of growth. Through interactive discussions, you’ll learn strategies for managing emotions, turning to Allah in times of confusion or distress, and finding peace and clarity amidst the turbulence of adolescence.

This workshop is more than just an educational experience; it’s a journey of the heart and soul, designed to support you as you grow, change, and deepen your connection with Allah. It’s an invitation to embrace every aspect of coming of age with faith, confidence, and a sense of belonging in the ummah (Muslim community). As you move forward, remember that you are not alone; this workshop, your faith, and the community are here to guide, support, and celebrate you at every step of your coming-of-age journey. In sha Allah

Instructor: Mualima Zaitoon Ebrahim

Born and raised in Cape Town, Zaitoon Ebrahim is a motivational speaker, artist, mom of 2 boys, and author. She obtained bachelor’s degree in Islamic Theology at Islamic College of Southern Africa and started her career as an Islamic studies educator at Madrassatul Quds. During this time, she managed youth events with an NGO, facilitating events, camps, and leadership training for adults and youth. Being involved with the youth, she also co-presented on radio Voice of the Cape for one year on the show, ‘For Young Individuals. The key focus of this programme was to educate young individuals about entrepreneurship and personal growth.

In addition to this, she obtained a Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma in Didactics, and certification in Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Therapeutic Art Coaching, Level 1 certificate in Islamic Counselling and Psychology, and is currently furthering her studies. In sha Allah

Date and Time:

  • Wednesday 26th June 2024
  • 08:30 am – 12:45 pm (Includes breaks)
  • Doors open from 8 am
  • Includes 1 bottle of water and all course materials

Investment Details for Participants (Girls Only, Ages 9-13 Years)

The fee also covers all necessary materials for the program.

  • Standard Investment per Child: R250 each
  • Sibling Discount: R230 each
  • Please bring along a snack for break time or purchase at the tuck shop at venue

Venue Details

Location: Unique Hijabs / The Knowledge Zone, 541 Lansdowne Rd, Lansdowne
GPS Address: Please enter 530 Lansdowne Road into your GPS [due to google mapping error.] We are located directly across the road.
Entrance: Access through Unique Hijabs Store on the main road.
Parking: Parking is available in front of the store and along the sides of the main road.
Security: Security guards will be on duty; please follow their instructions.

Additional Information:

  • Please ensure not to leave any valuables in your vehicle and remain vigilant of your surroundings.
  • Air-conditioning facilities are available.
  • Wudu facilities are available on-site.
  • Backup power is available in case of load-shedding.
  • Snacks, coffee, and tea will be available for purchase.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Registration Form & Payment Details
Complete the form below to register for the course. 

Coming of Age - Girls Youth Workshop #C556

EFT Payments
  • Bank Name: Standard Bank
  • Account Name: Cape Town Muslim Events
  • Branch Name: Kromboom
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Account Number: 300794711
  • Account Type: Cheque Account
    • Reference: Your Name, Surname, and Course code: #C556

Whatsapp proof of Payment to CTME Class – 0664359030


The organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings resulting from any cause whatsoever. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. Participation at the event is entirely at your own risk.

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