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The Teachers Are Trying to Ruin Us

In this counseling answer: •Organize your time by studying at a set time each day for a set number of hours. •Time-management is also the skill you develop by sticking to a set time schedule as to when you will study. •Prioritize the tasks from the most important task to the least important task. •Also in this …

Muslim Teens & Hyper-Sexualized Environment

Muslim Teens & Hyper-Sexualized Environment

Iblis (satan) refused to participate in the ceremonial prostration towards Adam (PBUH), and was thus cursed by Allah (SWT), banished from the comfortable abode of Jannah. Humiliated and dejected, Iblis hatched a plan of revenge against Adam (PBUH) and Hawwa, luring them to the forbidden tree. After repeated waswasa (evil whisper), it worked. Our parents …

Heads Up Guys: Campus Life Is a Challenge

Whether you are living in dorms or stay at home while going to campus, college presents a new set of challenges for Muslim youth. This type of environment has a lot of dating, casual sex, drugs/alcohol and challenges towards Islamic rules of interaction for genders. It doesn’t mean this environment is always a struggle and …

Did The Night Journey Really Happen? He Asks

In this counseling answer: •The first place to begin is to nurture the belief in Allah, after all we don’t see Him, yet we believe in Him and his creation. •Highlight the fact that as human beings we have a limited capacity for understanding. As a result, it is natural for us to question things that we …

Trip

Should I Let My Son Go on Residential Trip?

In this counseling answer: •Have a small conversation with his teachers and ask them, if he goes on the trip, if they can continue to assist him to meet the following requirements- his prayer. •Sometimes it helps to give the teacher a prayer chart with the prayer times so they can remind the student. Let …

"Can I Have an Affair?" A Youth Asks the Prophet (PBUH)

"Can I Have an Affair?" A Youth Asks the Prophet (PBUH)

Imagine a young man coming to the Imam of your neighboring mosque with this strange request: “Can I get a fatwa that permits me to commit Zina (fornication/adultery)?” What kind of response will he receive? I think that shocked and angry reproach is the most likely reaction of the attendees and the Imam; you would …

Why Are Muslim Youth Confused?

Why Are Muslim Youth Confused?

The destiny of communities lies in the hands of their youth. Those communities which fail to realize this lack orientation, purpose and vision, and are soon ruined. Their youth then become their biggest liability and burden.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study

What made you want to come to University? Whenever motivation is an issue, ask yourself, “Why?”. This is similar to when acts of worship become burdensome. It is important to remind…

Outdoor School Gives Hope to Street Kids in Karachi

Outdoor School Gives Hope to Street Kids in Karachi

Giving a new hope for street children, a Pakistani teen and her brother have launched an outdoor school to educate street kids in the city of Karachi. When Shireen and Hassan first started their makeshift school, they had five street beggars as students. Now, the school has more than 250 students. Some adults also attend the school and they show great …

Schooling

Does Homeschooling Instill Shyness?

In this counseling answer: •You (at home) will have the greatest influence in shaping up your child’s personality based on her principles, perception of experiences, and ideas. •It is also important that children go to school and get to know the society that they will live in after they grow older. It is really very …



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