Youth Mentoring Programme

Please note, the YMP is a course that Shaykh Shams runs under his Mawarid Lifestyle platform. CMS supports and recommends the programme to our youth but the enrolments and administration will be managed by Shaykh Shams and Mawarid Lifestyle directly. CMS is not responsible for it.

Help Your Child Stay Firm On Islam

A mentoring programme designed to give young people the intellectual and spiritual guidance they need in today’s age of confusion and doubt.

In 2022/23, the programme will be delivered in Chelmsford on campus at the Hamptons, for the Chelmsford community.  

Please use the above video for information purposes only and apply on this page. Only apply via if you are interested in studying online. 

Are you struggling to manage their relationship with technology, i.e., gaming, social media, Netflix etc?

Do your children have the Islamic knowledge needed to deal with difficult questions posed by Atheists?  

In modern society, Muslim families face these and many other problems. 

The Youth Mentoring Programme will solve these problems for parents and young people alike, inshaAllah. 

Are you concerned about your teenage son or daughter’s future as a Muslim?

Are you struggling to have conversations about difficult questions related to Islam? 

Are you struggling to guide them through puberty, their sexual awakening, and relationships? 

Do they have strong enough Islamic values to resist the temptation of haram relationships and pleasures as they venture into 6th Form and University life? 

Programme Features


Essential courses on the foundations of Iman and spirituality.

Weekly Sessions

Weekly talking sessions covering a wide range of topics relevant to young Muslims growing up in the culture of modernity.


One to one mentoring sessions and constant access to Islamic scholars who are experienced mentors.

Access to more learning

Free access to all our online courses to overcome gaps in essential Islamic knowledge.

Spiritual Development

A targeted spiritual development programme covering learning, spirituality, and community service.

Recorded Sessions

Every session is recorded so that students miss nothing.

Completing This Course Will Help Young People:

Are You Looking For A More Substantial Course? 

The Youth Mentoring Programme is designed for young people who cannot commit a lot of time. It has limited contact time with a limited curriculum. However, it creates a space for mentorship and a variety of discussions so young people are guided during the formative years of their adulthood.
If you are looking for a programme that is more substantial, with more courses and contact time, then please consider the Learned Youth Programme which is 4-6 hours a week and is also running at the Hamptons for the Chelmsford community. You can see the link in the website menu. 

YMP In Chelmsford

The Youth Mentoring Programme (YMP) is a programme Shaykh Shams teaches privately as part of his online platform, Mawarid Lifestyle. Early in 2022, Shaykh Shams was appointed Imam of Chelmford Muslim Society (CMS). To facilitate for youth in Chelmsford, in 2022-23, there will be a group of students joining the YMP face-to-face at CMS's Hamptons Centre, with Shaykh Shams's online students tuning in live simultaneously via Zoom. The face-to-face-cohort will mostly be young people from Chelmsford and the Essex area. This course page is specifically for young people who want to attend face to face (on-campus) at the Hamptons. Anyone attending online and not in person in Chelmsford should apply via Sahykh Shams's Mawarid Lifestyle site here. 

Other Important Info

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Course Schedule

Course Fees

£400 per annum payable in 3 instalments as follows:

First instalment:

£200 before start date. Places cannot be confirmed without payment of fees.

Second instalment:

£100 by 1st of Jan 2023

Third instalment:

£100 by 1st of April 2023

Notes and terms:

Other expenses:

Books and resources must be paid for by students/guardians.

If circumstances permit some activities such as special events, trips or retreats to be organised, parents would have to pay for them additionally. We will keep everyone updated on plans.


Sibling discount: £50 per sibling.

YMP Mentors

Mentors run the weekly sessions and provide one to one mentoring to our students. They are friendly, accessible, Islamically educated, and well acquainted with the dangers faced by Muslim youth today.

Shams Adduha Muhammad


Shaykh Shams is the founder and director of Mawarid Lifestyle. The YMP is his brainchild to which he brings his 20 years experience of teaching and mentoring young people and serving as an Imam and educator in the Muslim community. Shaykh Shams mentors some cohorts of the YMP and runs the programme. 

Saleha Bukhari


Ustadha Saleha is a shari’ah graduate from Ebrahim College where she completed her studies as a mature student. She has worked as a shari’ah council advisor and a chaplain and teaches young people at Ebrahim College and Q-iman. Along with mentoring YMP cohorts, she is an important role model mentor for our girls. 

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"We can say with 100% confidence that enrolling our sons in the Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) has been the best decision we’ve made. It has given us peace of mind knowing that they have a trusted, knowledgeable Sheikh to turn to for all of their questions related to Deen and to be in a class where the Sheikh develops a strong love and understanding of Islam. Sheikh Shams dives deeply into questions that may cause doubt about Islam. He thoroughly understands the Western thoughts and ideas influencing our young children. He teaches them to think critically and provides clear explanations with regards to Islam’s position on ideas and issues that they come across. He also ensures that they know everything needed to practice Islam correctly, by assessing their weak areas of knowledge and assigning further study in those areas. Our sons are more confident and comfortable with their faith since joining the YMP. We feel so strongly about this program that we remove them from their regular school class in order to attend, due to the time difference for us here in the U.S. We recommend the Youth Mentoring Program for every teenager to strengthen their bond with Islam and to have a knowledgeable mentor guiding them during their vulnerable years."

Parents to Zain and Zayd