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Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why Are Young Muslims So Unhappy?

Why are young Muslims so unhappy today? In a time full of difficulties and challenges facing Muslims almost everywhere, it is critical to pay attention to the youth’s morale and find out the real reasons behind the widespread sense of dissatisfaction. How do the ways adopted by Western Muslim parents in raising their kids exasperate …

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): A Model of Change

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): A Model of Change

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is recognized, even by non-Muslims, as the most influential person throughout history. He was raised in a community that worshipped several idols, but he never followed the footsteps of his people. He used to meditation inside a cave called Hira’. At the age of 40, he received …

What Are the Reasons for the Muslims' Spiritual Apathy?

What Are the Reasons for the Muslims' Spiritual Apathy?

One wonders, if Muslims are westernized, why their institutions of learning are not as advanced and dynamic as those in the West, why their economies are not as robust, why their governments are not as functional, just and honest, why their cities are not as efficient and clean…

How the Prophet Treated the Youth (Part 1)

How the Prophet Treated the Youth

The Prophet was a genius in dealing with the youth. Love was the underlining factor behind his relationship with the youth. His charisma and personality attracted children, teenagers, and young adults to his message in droves.

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 …

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 …

"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 …

Think! Maybe It Is for Your Good

Think! Maybe It Is for Your Good

Remember when you were very young and loved to play in the kitchen with all the gadgets? Very likely, your mother would let you play with some things but not with others. Years passed and when you got older you wanted to try different things and go many places. Perhaps your parents let you try …

How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: “Firstly, never give up on du’a. Ultimately Allah is the only one who can guide them on the straight path, so continue to make du’a to Allah and ask Him to guide you and use you as a tool to assist them.Continue to be a good influence in front of them. As the older sibling/cousin, …



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