Video: Treatment of the Youth in Our Masjids

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Youth Involvement

Part II of our series on youth involvement in the masjid. In the first part we discussed some practical steps on getting the youth involved. In this short video, we will highlight an example illustrating how youth are sometimes treated when they come to the masjid.

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. He works full time in the corporate field, is a PMP, and certified Leadership Trainer through the John Maxwell Team. You can follow him on on Twitter @ibnabeeomar, and check out his latest project - The Fiqh of Social Media.

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3 Comments on “Video: Treatment of the Youth in Our Masjids”

  1. Cartoon Muslim

    I went to Jamaica Muslim Center in NY for a youth group meeting a few months ago. I went downstairs to see about 20-30 kids playing a ghetto version of ultimate frisbee, running around and making noise.

    Alhamdulillah, it was a good thing, because the kids were having fun and were forming positive associations with the masjid. I’m sure they would be more likely to come back after that kind of experience. 

    1. Dhia

      well this is the other extreme to it!  last summer at my local masjid you’d come out side after salah with 30 kids gathered around 1 basketball net, in complete chaos.  playing outside while the jamat is going on inside subhanallah.  that masjid later on started hanging on the wall a fatwah pretty much saying ‘keep your kids at home’. they also took down the basketball net. 

      1. Cartoon Muslim

        Wow that’s pretty crazy lol. That’s probably why the masjid I went to had their youth group meeting between prayers and not overlapping with them. But they do have a halaqa after, so I guess it’s balanced. I just saw the flier for their next meeting and it says there will be “Xtreme Dodgeball” lol.

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