Lectures on Youth

Hamza Yusuf – Torchbearers: Creating Positive Changes

“And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to practice regular charity;and they constantly served Us and Us only.” (21:73)

Muslims in the West are faced with the difficult task of integrating within larger society and being direct contributors to its growth and well-being. Recent issues such as the NYPD
spying scandal have challenged this integration for students. How we address these injustices and coordinate our response with the public and government at large will reflect on who we are as Muslims in America. This attitude must also translate into the influence we have on our local communities that include Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Our role must extend beyond the walls of our mosques and into the public domain where we may influence political, educational, and even social trends. Our presence will be felt if we only put forth the effort that is required. A fitting opportunity is in the upcoming election where the course of political events rests in the hands of us as voters. How we define our role in this referendum on where our country is heading will surely have an impact on people here and abroad. Join us for a discussion on the multiple roles we students play in American society.

Zahir Mahmood – A Diary Of A Real Man

Do we really believe? Do we really believe in what recite in our prayers and what we believe in? In this lecture Shaykh Zahir Mahmood discusses the importance of taking our religion seriously and believe in what we read and have learned.

Altaf Husain – Body Image: Reality and Standards

“We have certainly created man in the best of stature.” (95:4) Sex, Image and Society — where does society’s widespread expectations of body image, sexuality and wealth fit in with an American Muslim’s identity, modesty and purpose? Recorded at the 51st Annual MSA National Continental Conference in Detroit, MI on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Hamza Yusuf – Respond with What is Better

In this khutbah Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discusses how there will be those who will be against you but we have to stay firm and not stray.

Hesham Al-Awadi – Serving Society: Taking Inspiration From the Prophet’s Guidance

Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi talks about teenagers and how the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was like a teenager. By serving teenagers we are serving society, Dr. Hesham explains.

Saad Tasleem – My iPath

Do we just listen to the recitation of the Quran and read it like a robot or do we engage with it where it helps us grow to be a better Muslim? Shaykh Saad Tasleem discusses how we should ponder and reflect on our relationship with the Quran.

Saad Tasleem – Elephant in the Room: Pornography

Shaykh Saad Tasleem discusses this sensitive topic that is rarely discussed.

Abdul Nasir Jangda – Religion and Education: The Struggle for an Identity

One of the unique struggles of our generation is the tension that arises with attempting to reconcile technological developments and our secular education with our religious education and spiritual development. Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda helps us understand the balance between the two spheres of knowledge.

Nouman Ali Khan – The Nature of Friendship in Light of the Quran

Nouman Ali Khan from the Bayyinah Institute presents a lecture on Friendship. The program was hosted at Masjid Fateh in Bahrain and was coordinated in beautiful fashion by the SayOneCare organization. On this first night of the program, Ustadh Nouman discusses the nature of Friendship in light of the Qur’an.

Omar Suleiman – Youth: The Lifeline of a Community

The ADAMS Center Youth Group and Young Muslims co-hosted a program titled “Youth: The Lifeline of a Community” with visiting scholar Imam Omar Suleiman. Sheikh Omar gave some practical steps to those in attendance to get active, take action, and make a difference in their community.

Nouman Ali Khan – Future of Youth Activism

There are many youth who are active in Islamic work and concerned about their faith. There are also many youth who do not care about religion and are deterred from it by others What can we do about these youth who have been disconnected from Islam and the Muslim community? Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains at the 2013 ADAMS Youth Conference in Virginia, USA.

Hasan Ali – No One Understands Me

Shaykh Hasan Ali discusses the youth of today in the West and how parents should understand the differences in the culture and the society. He explains how parents should raise their children in Western societies and how communication should be done. The younger and new generation is different and parents should understand it.

Suhaib Webb – Rerouting To The Straight Path

Imam Suhaib Webb talks to the youth on how to stay on the straight path while living in America.

Khalid Latif – When I Found Out Marshmallows Weren’t Halal

Imam Khalid Latif tells the heartbreaking tale of his days as a chubby boy finding out one of his beloved snack foods weren’t permissible to eat because it contained gelatin with pork in it. Filmed at the Native Tongue story slam on May 21 in New York City.

Bilal Philips – Gangsterism: Busting the Gang

Shaykh Bilal Philips talks about the problem of Muslims involved in gangs and methods to stop these gangs.

Wisam Sharieff – Time: A Wasted Treasure

Wisam Sharieff discusses our use of time and social media in relation to pornography. As well as the effects of social media in our personal lives and our actions. Lecture from the 2013 ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, CT.

Kamal el Mekki – Zina, A Temptation: Zina/Adultery and its Adverse Effects on Society

Sheikh Kamal El Mekki discusses the issues pertaining to Zina/Adultery and its adverse effects on society during Day 1 of his lecture “An Itchy Heart” held at Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on the 5th & 6th April 2013.

Yasmin Mogahed – Burn Out Phenomenon

We sometimes an experience a “high” after short period of increased knowledge, but when it ends we are burnt out and lose focus. Why does this happen? What is this “Burn Out Phenomenon”?

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Win the Battle Against Temptation

From the beginning of creation, there has been an ongoing battle between man and temptation and the fight only gets harder. We are surrounded by temptation at every turn; at university, on the street, in the shops and through the media. Without sufficient moral guidelines and self-discipline, it is easy to fall and be led astray from our ultimate goal – to worship the Almighty.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – In Memory of Adeel Hussain: Reflecting on where we will die

Brother Adeel Hussain died while travelling to the event where Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk was speaking. Upon hearing this news, Mufti Menk decided to change the topic and remind us all about death. We need to reflect on when and how we will die. How do you want to leave this world?

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Happily Ever After: Growing Marriage for a Lifetime

“Happily Ever After – Growing Marriage for a Life Time”
Mufti Ismail Menk’s “Travelling Light” Sri Lanka Lecture Tour Series December 2012

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Raising Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – Mufti Ismail Menk
Lecture delivered in Johannesburg, South Africa

Omar Suleiman – The Search for the Sound of the Soul

“Therefore, stand firm in your devotion to the upright faith – the nature made by Allah, the one on which mankind is created – and the laws of Nature ordained by Allah cannot be changed. That is the standard of true faith, but most among mankind do not know.” (30:30)

We are God’s greatest creation, perfect and innocent in our childhood. This is the beginning, the moment where we are precisely calibrated to the Truth. It has been described as our inherent nature, but since we are bombarded by modern dogma, human philosophies, and tampered traditions, it gathers dust waiting to be known again. Therefore, we ask the question, what is our true nature and why were we given it? And if we are to rediscover this natural state of ours, it certainly may need some polishing in order to see our unblemished reflection again. As a result, we may find something we had felt all along but simply ignored.

Nouman Ali Khan – The Search for the Sound of the Soul

This lecture is from Continental Conference 2012. #msacc2012

“Therefore, stand firm in your devotion to the upright faith – the nature made by Allah, the one on which mankind is created – and the laws of Nature ordained by Allah cannot be changed. That is the standard of true faith, but most among mankind do not know.” (30:30)

We are God’s greatest creation, perfect and innocent in our childhood. This is the beginning, the moment where we are precisely calibrated to the Truth. It has been described as our inherent nature, but since we are bombarded by modern dogma, human philosophies, and tampered traditions, it gathers dust waiting to be known again. Therefore, we ask the question, what is our true nature and why were we given it? And if we are to rediscover this natural state of ours, it certainly may need some polishing in order to see our unblemished reflection again. As a result, we may find something we had felt all along but simply ignored.

AbdelRahman Murphy – Riyaa (Pride, Showing Off)

In this lecture, Imam Murphy gives advice on not judging people and having more effective Muslim organizations.

Omar Suleiman – The Road Less Traveled

Shaykh Omar Suleiman’s session at the Road to Revival Conference, presented by Rutgers New Brunswick Muslims’ Student Association on January 29th, 2012.

Omar Suleiman – Love and Dating

Sheikh Omar Suleiman delivering a talk about love and dating in Islam at EPIC Youth’s program, How to Love, on February 10, 2012 at the East Plano Islamic Center.

Nouman Ali Khan – The Muslim Youth of Tomorrow

A very positive and thought-provoking talk by Br. Nouman Ali Khan on the optimism of tomorrow’s young muslim.

Abdul Nasir Jangda – Life in the FAST Lane

Pre-Ramadan reminder by Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda about the importance of ramadan and how to implement it in our daily lives before and after.

Omar Suleiman – Freedom in Islam

In this lecture Imam Omar discusses the reality of freedom and its limits.

Nouman Ali Khan – The Role Model

In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses what our youth face growing up in our society.

Omar Suleiman – The Day of Judgement

This is an evening program conducted by Shaykh Omar Suleiman at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on June 22, 2012.

Omar Suleiman – Fighting Zina

In this lecture, Imam Omar talks to the youth about marriage, gender relations and the Islamic approach.

Nouman Ali Khan – Timeless Guidance

Br. Nouman Ali Khan delivering a talk about the Quran as guidance at EPIC Youth’s program, Timeless Guidance | A Book to Remember, on June 11, 2012 at the East Plano Islamic Center.

Khalid Yasin – Racism & Youth Issues

Shaykh Khalid Yasin addresses problems within the Muslim community such as youth out of control, racism and similar related issues.

Khalid Yasin – From the Root to the Fruit

A lecture in which Shaykh Khalid Yasin focuses primarily on the youth, taking them back to the heart of Islam believing in the oneness of God and fearing Him wherever they may be. Khalid Yasin also advises the youth on ways to improve themselves and possibly become the soldiers of Islam. The lecture also includes a short talk from World Champion Boxer Hajj Nasim Hamed.

Nouman Ali Khan – Impact of Youth in Today’s Society

“Impact of Youth in Today’s Society”- Talk by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan (Apologies for poor sound quality) Speech at Chain of Hearts, the First annual Youth Conference in Southern California, March 17, 2012, Anaheim, California. Organized by the Southern California Chapters of YM and ICNA. Read more about this event: http://www.icna.org/sold-out-1st-youth-conf-by-ym-icna-in-s-california/

Omar Suleiman – Purify Your Soul by Perfecting Modesty (Hayaa)

Modesty is from faith. How does one get modesty from faith?

AbdelRahman Murphy – Facebook Relationships and Friendships

Facebook is an extremely popular website that many people around the world use. For Muslims it can be a tool for good but a tool for bad. How can we use it and maintain the good from Facebook? AbdelRahman Murphy discusses this in this lecture.

Altaf Husain – Life After MSA

Dr. Altaf Husain discusses the MSA (Muslim Students’ Association) experience and the life after it.

Nouman Ali Khan – Chronicles of the Sahabas in their Youth

What makes the companions so unique and special compared to others during the time of the Prophet (saas)? What did they do in their youth? Why is it important to study them?

Siraj Wahhaj – The Pursuit of Excellence

Do we really want to achieve excellence or are we merely satisfied with being ordinary? At a Texas summer youth retreat, Siraj Wahhaj shares his observations that can help the believer progress on the road to excellence by improving one’s overall understanding, appreciation and practice of Islam. In this talk, he makes a brief synopsis of the well-known hadith of Gabriel with an emphasis on the critical aspect of ihsan (striving for perfection). He also implores the audience to remember that the Islamic teachings are for one’s benefit and that we must strive to learn and practice the deen. But this striving comes at a price! What is that price and are we willing to pay it? A great lecture for any Muslim, especially teenagers, who want to move from one level of faith and practice to the next. Other topics discussed: good and bad leadership, seeking leadership, fear and humility before Allah, demonstrating gratitude, and praying correctly with calmness. (Duration: 56 min)

Hamza Yusuf – The Educational System in America

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AbdelRahman Murphy – LoveStruck: The Girls, The Guys & The Gaze

Imam AbdelRahman Murphy discusses the dangers of interacting with the opposite gender in un-Islamic ways.

Yasir Qadhi – Rethinking Romance: Discovering Islam’s First Love Story

Lecture from MSA National Conference 2010 parallel to the ISNA 2010 Convention.

Yaser Birjas – Rethinking Romance: Discovering Islam’s First Love Story

Lecture from MSA National Conference 2010 parallel to the ISNA 2010 Convention.

Zaid Shakir – Shielding our Hearts: Facebook, Twitter, & “Me” Generation

Lecture from MSA National Conference 2010 parallel to the ISNA 2010 Convention.

Abdullah Hakim Quick – 10 Great Challenges Facing Every Muslim

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Nouman Ali Khan – Following the Lizard

This lecture was given during the Youth Conference organized by Young Muslims parallel to the 2008 ICNA annual convention in Hartford, CT.

Abdul Malik – Challenges Muslim Youth Face in Society

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Abdullah Hakim Quick – Revival of the Ummah

Lecture given at the 3rd Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention in Toronto, Canada at the Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Sky Dome).

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