Most, if not all problems and challenges facing Muslim youth in the West stem from two major factors: doubts and desires.
The doubts factor shows up in the form of questioning Allah almighty; misconceptions about His revelation; doubts related to faith; misunderstanding of certain practices of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); etc.
Empowering Muslim youth in the west
In this talk, brother Muhammad Al-Mathil discusses how to shift the current paradigm in order to -correctly address and solve such problems. Secluding and stigmatizing youths who pose questions; dismissing and neglecting issues are no longer workable strategies.
This lecture addresses both the youth and elders alike. Young men and women going through difficulties have responsibilities to bear in order to successfully and safely overcome their dilemmas. By the same token, scholars, imams, teachers, mentors and parents have important roles to play to assist the youth in their stormy journey.