Muslim Youth in the West… How to Change Current Paradigm

Most, if not all problems and challenges facing Muslim youth in the West stem from two major factors: doubts and desires.

1. Doubts

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.

2. Desires

The desires factor accounts for such problem as addiction to pornography, drug abuse; prohibited relationships and affairs 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.