A non-governmental Youth and Students
Organization, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth
(WAMY) which was founded in 1972.
It defines itself as "an independent
organization and Islamic forum that supports the work of
Muslim organizations and needy communities the world over".
While WAMY's international headquarters are located in Saudi
Arabia, the organization also maintains satellite chapters
in 56 additional countries and is affiliated
with some 500 other Muslim youth /Students organization
on five continents.
Established in South Africa in
January, 2001 and legally registered as:
- Public benefit organization (PBO no 930003514) with South
African Revenue Service. Section 18 A
- Non-governmental Organization (NPO 033-578)with the Department
of Social Welfare
- An active member of World Conference on Religion for Peace
- A Member of the Proudly South African Campaign
Specifically, WAMY aims to achieve
- Preserve the identity of Muslim youth and help overcome
the problems they face in modern society.
- Educate and train them in order for them to become active
and positive citizens in their countries.
- Introduce Islam to non-Muslims in its purest form as a
comprehensive system and way of life.
- Establish a relationship of dialogue, understanding &
appreciation between Muslim organizations & other societies.
- Provide assistance to Muslim & non-Muslim organizations
to fulfill these goals through training & co-operation.
Towards achieving the above aims, WAMY
holds regional and local Muslim youth and student camps;
helps to establish Muslim scout groups; organizes conferences,
symposia, workshops and research circles "to address
youth and students issues"; publishes books, brochures,
reports, and exhibition material "that best introduce
Islam to non-Muslims in its holistic vision"; organizes
exchange visits, Hajj and Umra trips; and provides training
and support to Muslim youth organizations around the world.
These activities have earned WAMY the designation
of "humanitarian and relief-works organization"
from the United Nations. Our interests are youth
education, youth development, and serving the communities."