Peer pressure isn’t a recent phenomenon that belongs only to our generation. Peer pressure is as old as the creation of human beings. Just the term “peer pressure” has been publicized lately. Many people Muslim and non Muslim experience peer pressure, when moral values clash with actions, practices or behaviors of other youth who live around us, whether they are at school or in a neighborhood. Yusha Evans sheds some light on the issue and gives some good advice to the young and older generation who are facing the problem of peer pressure.
We as Muslims are very good at complaining. We do it so much we don’t even think about it. This leads to arguing about it and causing distress in our communities. Is this the attitude of the Prophet (s)? Is this how believer in Allah behaves?
Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: “There shall come upon the people a time in which the one who is patient upon his religion will be like the one holding onto a burning ember.” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 7, Hadith 2260] Is that time today, and if so, how do we deal with it? Join Yusha Evans in this inspiring talk about the subject.
Some try to insult him, but ending up insulting themselves. His name is known to the world. He is beloved by some and hated by others. He left a legacy that no man before him nor any man after him has ever left. He changed the world upside down. He is a man that the world has never seen the likes of. Muslims would sacrifice their lives out of their love for him. But does this man, this Prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), have anything to offer to the non-Muslim Western world? Can he be a role model even in the modern West? Join Yusha Evans in his emotional and engaging lecture from Peace Conference Scandinavia, about Muhammed: The Role Model for the West.
We are all promised something in our lives from different jobs, schools, homes, families, societies, etc. depending on how hard we work and where we live and what we do to reach those goals. There is one thing that every single human being is promised. Br. Yusha Evans explains that one promise.
Allah says: “By the Soul and Him who perfected it, Then he inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it; He will indeed be successful who purifies it, And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.” (Al-Quran 91:7-10)
Yusha Evans at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 17th December 2012. Hosted by SOAS Islamic Society.