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Islam and Youth

Helping the next generation of Muslims build a strong identity by answering their questions 

Answering Our Youth's Questions

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Can I have non-Muslim friends?

Why did the Prophet (SAW) have so many wives?

Do all non-Muslims go to Hell?

Muslims & Dating

Muslims & Dating

Polygamy in Islam

Where does Islam stand on punishment?

What do I do if my parents are not letting me follow Islam?

Can I skip my fast in Ramadan if I have a major exam?

Can Muslims be homosexual?

Can I be homosexual in Paradise?

Why is homosexuality impermissible if we're not harming anyone?

Why would Allah create me as a homosexual if I can't act upon this desire?

Why can't I change my gender?

Surah Al Fatihah

Some Questions Asked By Youth Which We Cover:

  • Can boys also wear clothing that is considered effeminate? 
  • Is hijab mandatory?
  • Can I get a tattoo or an earring?
  • My parents told me not to practice the outer elements of prayer. What do I do?
  • My parents told me not to practice Islam. What do I do?
  • Do I have to become a doctor because my parents told me?
  • Do I have to marry whom my parents ask me to marry?
  • Why do I have to listen to my parents when they aren’t good people?
  • Can I date a non-Muslim but not marry them?
  • Will my non-Muslim friends go to Hell?
  • Why should I follow the Prophet and not only the Qur’an?
  •  Why did the Prophet have so many wives?

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Sulaiman Jenkins

Sulaiman Jenkins is an academic scholar and a researcher in the field of applied linguistics. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he has been teaching as a professor of English in Saudi Arabia for over 16 years. He has published a number of articles in top-tier journals and his research interests concern race and identity. His academic journey began with Prep for Prep 9, an elite nonprofit organization dedicated to the elevation of gifted minority students in NYC. From there, he graduated from some of America’s most prestigious academic institutions (St. Andrew’s School ’99/New York University ’04) and with his education hopes to produce significant pieces of writing that help America examine issues that are sensitive yet central to his lived experiences growing up in the inner city: namely, race relations, police brutality, drugs and gang violence, incarceration and the prison system, and employment discrimination.

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Imran began his career as an ESL teacher but he quickly learned that his passion for helping others succeed didn’t stop at just teaching them English. He founded Digital Learning Partners and now works as a Digital Transformation Consultant to help businesses and organizations achieve their goals, no matter how big or small. Having a background in leadership, and combining that with his extensive knowledge in health, fitness and green living, Imran also created The WalaWay, a podcast which helps people reach their greatest potential.

Habeeb Quadri

Habeeb Quadri has been an educator and administrator in public and private schools and a youth mentor for more than 25 years. He received the prestigious National Distinguished Principal award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He is also on the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Principals’ Advisory Boardand the Boards of the Illinois Coalition of Non-Public School. He is passionate about education and helping his community.