It is hard to be young in this time. Sins weigh me down everywhere; they attack me directly and they are really attractive and addicting. My circle of friends, my school environment, the immoral videos and films even in my pocket. Sins attack me everywhere…
In order to attract Muslim (and non-Muslim) youth to a masjid or Islamic center, it has to be a place where they are made to feel not just welcome, but also valued for who they are, for example through what they can offer in terms of time and services as a human resource.
Since I have become a Muslim, I feel so lucky. I have more friends. And these are real friends. I have also realized the kind of person I really am and the beauty that God has granted me. Now, I am happy with the way I look.
By explaining to our children that any extremist line of thought does not serve our religion but damage it and for that we will be held accountable similar to ISIS today