BY TIECM Young Scribe (20 years old)
Balancing Integration and Identity: A Muslim Youth Perspective Series
Have you ever wondered how we, as Muslims, manage to balance between the demands of modern life and our beautiful faith? Join me in this series as we discuss the importance of integration for Muslim youth whilst preserving our religious and cultural values.
Embracing diversity is a fundamental aspect of integration for Muslim youth. It means acknowledging and appreciating the wide range of cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs that make up our society.
The Quran tells us in Surah Al-Hujurat (49:13), "O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another.”
Education empowers us to engage actively in society while preserving our values. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim" (Ibn Majah). It's crucial to excel academically while deepening our understanding of Islam.
- Attend cultural festivals, food fairs, or events that celebrate different cultures
- Try to ask questions, try new foods, and participate in cultural activities to gain a deeper understanding of diverse traditions
JazakAllah khayr for starting this series with me, I hope it will be beneficial for you insha’Allah