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An Ode to Our Elders & Teachers – By Shaan Mukhtar

In this Pre Khutba talk, Sidi Shaan Muktar reminds us of the importance of respecting our elders and teachers. Sidi Shaan also emphasizes the critical need of showing mercy, compassion and respect to the young. In order for a community to thrive there has to be a mutual respect and harmony between the elders and […]

To the Young Men: Keep Your Heads Held up High

By Hina Khan-Mukhtar About a week or so ago, I was positioned in between my son and his friend as we walked to a mosque on a dark street when a passerby suddenly and aggressively yelled something out-loud at us. I didn’t catch what he said, but he was obviously mentally ill and was trying […]

Honouring the Elders, Compassion for the Young by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes

Honouring the Elders, Compassion for the Young: building a “whole” community of mercy by Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes Capturing the Spirit of Ramadan Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation Every night our Ramadan scholars will explore one of the three key spiritual goals of Ramadan. Each talk will conclude with a dynamic conversation as we explore mercy, forgiveness […]

Our Scholars Need to Be Real About The Issues We Face – Shaykh Idris Watts

Shaykh Idris Watts gives us a little taster into the extent to which our pious predecessors were in touch with the condition of their communities. What did they do for young Muslim families with children, for example, when nativity plays were being widely read and performed? A real and relevant talk that focusses on recognising […]

How Can I Repent From Crimes Committed During My Youth?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, When I was younger, I committed some crimes for which I am indescribably ashamed. I don’t remember how much cash and merchandise I have stolen nor even where I can return it. How do I repent without being able to return or make up for most […]

How to Advise Young Muslims Who Are Living Unislamically

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I recently got acquainted with Muslim college freshman. My friend knows him well. In my conversations with my friend and with this college freshman, I gathered that he is quite removed from Islam. He and those around him commit many major sins. My friend said […]

Video: Youth, Islam & Politics – Imam Zaid Shakir

Youth, Islam & Politics – Imam Zaid Shakir Youth, Politics & Islam – Imam Zaid Shakir from Tariq Subhani on Vimeo. Imam Zaid Shakir is amongst the most respected and influential Islamic scholars in the West. As an American Muslim who came of age during the civil rights struggles, he has brought both sensitivity about […]

Attracting the Youth to the Religion

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Can you give some advice on how to attract youth to practicing Islam? Answer: Wa alaikum salam, May Allah Most High reward you for the concern you have for Muslim youth.  The youth of our societies are a treasure-trove of potential: they can be harnessed to benefit society […]