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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 …

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

Investing in Youth Development: Why and How?

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. The survey finds that 59% of adult Muslims are between the ages …

"Why Are We So Backward?" A Young Muslim Wonders

The other day a young man came to me in the MSA and asked me a very difficult question. Like many people of our generation, he was struggling to make sense of what is happening in the world today; why the Muslim world was always in the news, typically in a negative manner? His question …

"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 …

4 Steps to Have More Effective Mosques in the West

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

Muslims are the youngest religious demographic in the US. Yet, similar to other respective religious organizations, mosques today are not table 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 in reconsidering the priorities of Muslims’ mosques …

When we have faith, we find a feeling of safety and security in our hearts.

Finding Our Way (Part 3)

Many of us go through life, with all its ups and downs, and seldom stop to think what role faith plays, if any, in all of this. How do we understand faith? What function does faith serve in our lives, and is there any hope of recovering our faith if we’ve lost it?

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 …

Free time is another great blessing from God that each of us possesses, regardless of how busy we think we are. Spending this time wisely means not wasting it in fruitless activities that have no benefit.

Treasure Five before Five

When a person chooses wisely, worldly deeds can also be done for the sake of God. Remember that time moves inexorably forward. Do it today because you may not have a tomorrow. Use your free time wisely today before life is filled with worldly obligations that contain no benefit whatsoever unless you live every moment to please God.

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 …

Lauren Booth-A Spiritual Youth Bulge

Lauren Booth: A Spiritual Youth Bulge

This week, a host of international speakers from South Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, arrived in Malaysia’s fourth largest province, for the third World conference of Islamic Thought. Perak punches above its weight in terms of international interest, not least because both its Sultan and regional Minister are intellectual heavy hitters, both holding legal Phd’s.



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