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Islam & Atheism - ICNA MAS Session

Diyanet Center of America
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The Struggle of Muslim Youth for the Soul: ISLAM & ATHEISM
ICNA - MAS Convention 2018 & Diyanet Center of America

March 31, 2018, Saturday, 9:00PM-10:30PM
Room: 331-332
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center

Dr. Ahmet Aydilek University of Maryland, Baltimore
Dr. Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu Georgetown University

Br. Tarif Shraim University of Maryland, Baltimore
Br. Sharif Braxton
Sr. Hena Zuberi MuslimMatters.org

Many Muslim youths are in search of spiritual nourishment. However, the urgent intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs, questions and concerns of the youth often go unaddressed by our Muslim communities and institutions. The inability to relate to the younger generation and at times, the outright censure of their doubts and opinions push them to the periphery of the religion, often leading them to leave it altogether. The purpose of this session is to shed light on the struggles of our Muslim youth today, the cultural, social and academic assault on their faith as well as the growth of atheism. The session will explore how to offer our youth a relevant and practical Islam that meets their spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs, and empowers them to win the battle for their faith.
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