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Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Why youth development is important? The Muslim society in the US is displaying a ‘youth bulge’ as opposed to the non-Muslim population in the country. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the Muslim American population is much younger, on average, than the non-Muslim population.  59% of adult Muslims are between 18 …

The Truth about Intercultural Marriage - First Hand Experiences

The Truth about Intercultural Marriage - First-Hand Experiences

Intercultural marriages are completely allowed in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) even encouraged the believers to give less weight to things like culture, race, beauty, and wealth, in order to find a mate based on a compatible level of faith. When considering a spouse for an Islamic marriage, the main thing to look …

Youth Challenges: Today and During the Prophet's Time

Youth Challenges: Today and During Prophet's Time

Even though circumstances are different, youth challenges remain the same. This includes young Companions during the Prophet’s time and youths today. In this video, Sheikh Hussain Kamani reflects on the connection between the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his young Companions. Finding Solutions What did the Companions do?  Who did they return to? …

4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

Beautiful Walls & Empty Halls? 4 Steps to More Effective Mosques

How can we create and maintain effective mosques? Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not able to capture the fascination of the younger generation. Imam Mohamed Abutaleb addressed this issue during the 15th MAS-ICNA Convention. In this lecture, He maintains that the solution lies …

Muslim gentleman

Are You a ‘Muslim’ Gentleman?

More often than not, when we hear lectures around gender roles and responsibilities in Islam, these pertain to women. In the very few instances that we hear a lecture dealing with men or male responsibility, it’s done in a way where there is criticism, but no discussion of solution. We’re really good at pointing out …

Hijrah Lessons for New Muslims

Hijrah to Madinah - Lessons for New Muslims

New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.

American Muslim Community Awaits This Year’s MUNA Convention

American Muslims Await This Year’s MUNA Convention

PHILADELPHIA – The Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA) will hold its annual religious and social convention on July 7-8 at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. The event aims to promote knowledge about Islam and increase the interaction between the members of the Muslim community in USA. “Internationally-renowned Islamic scholars will give speeches. A …

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