5 Modern Challenges For The Youth

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The transcript describes a culture where young people are struggling with lack of supervision and lack of confidence, as well as struggles with moral ambiguity and values. The speaker emphasizes the need for clarity in one's values to avoid becoming silent and offers support for families affected by the program. The segment also touches on the negative impact of marijuana on mental health and the importance of being aware of one's behavior.

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Yabba Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or LA you are liminal Quran Dr. Bill Ansel, one of the common styles that the Quran employs. To teach the readers of the Quran is to give parables and one of the most painful parables the Quran gives a call her them in Arkansas. I'm Phil at Al Quran. Allah Allah Allah, Allah What do I have?

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And the Quran Allah Who Jannat aminophylline Arnab Techiman title and har lofi humming colissimo rot in this parable, Allah Subhana Allah says, Would any of you love to have a garden where it are all different types of fruits and vegetations drudgery means that you're held on hard and the rivers run underneath and all types of fruit and veg vegetations are there what Asaba Hill Cuba

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and then this person was there for an old age, what or who the rear tumble alpha. And in their old age, they have young dependents. They're too old to work. And their dependents. Their children are too young to work. But they have this place that can support everybody, the young and the old with minimum amount of work.

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Jimmy, you know, this is what we say nowadays. This is like passive income. You don't have to do anything. It's like you know what ideal retirement by the holder of Buena, Allah Allah for Asaba aerosol fee now that Yellin masivo then at that point the Quran says, After giving us this very beautiful picture, then the Quran says a hurricane takes place, whirlwind takes place and it is fire and it burns everything down to ashes.

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Woman Allah if in the Quran, badda Leia taken them in what's nice about this is that afterwards, the Quran doesn't say much. It leaves it up to your imagination.

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leaves it up to your imagination, what is going to happen?

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This individual is too old, they can't really do anything. And these are too young, can't really do anything. So what do you do? Gather likeability Bula hula and I'm thoroughly nurse Allah, Allah whom you have a karoun and thus Allah Subhana Allah sets parables to people give them examples, so that they may reflect.

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The Quran doesn't say, what are you supposed to reflect about? at a cafe ah,

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Mercy will carry

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mostly real surreal Africa. Ah, what am I supposed to reflect on? What's going to happen to the elderly? Who's going to take care of the of the young? What is the Quran attempting to teach us here?

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Some people say that this verse was meant

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And amongst charity, verses of that has to do with charity. So the Quran is saying that these are people who give charity for purposes other than charity, so it will be useless. That's a good understanding. And other people the Quran saying the parable may be about charity, but the example that is being set is a struggle that sometimes parents have

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and that is as a parent, what is it that I want to leave my children with?

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You know, summertime is coming up very soon. And Summertime is a challenging time. For us parents.

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Summertime, especially June, July and August happens to be during which most young people try new things.

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Try new, illegal, risky things, because three things are going on

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a lot of free time,

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boredom and less supervision

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for young people, this is what we call a recipe for disaster.

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Then we've said before, that a good identification or a good definition of parenting, said that my job as a parent is to protect and prepare my children to thrive and survive in the society that they will live in.

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America America homecoming rugby in the army of nerdy hackday as the hero waiter I issue Phil much dama Allah Alevi, Yakubu roofie remember we're talking about the society that my children are going to grow up in, not the society that I grew up in.

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I say now I live in Abu Talib said or boo hoo mill is a man in line is a man in the Holy of Holies. A man in the right is a monocle. Now do you have Nabi Tala once addressing parents, he said, equip your children with tools that will benefit them for their time, for they have been created for times other than your times. And that is why it's important that we become aware. What are the potential challenges facing our children given this society? They say that there are about five challenges that our children go through. When Subhan Allah

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well that Allah know Allah He can Allah Who reality him, Ghana, To whom will Allah who said he they are built of behavioral learning? You know, the challenges that our kids go through? Nowadays, in this time in this culture in this society are so unbelievably tremendous. May Allah subhanaw taala help them out a bit. I mean,

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I say that the first one the most visible one is identity crisis.

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Incredible who we are.

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These kids are so confused, don't even know who they are.

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And they say that you know what, and this is, this is something in Western cultures. As adolescents are growing the fifth stage Erik Erikson suggests that you know what, this is either identity cohesion or identity confusion, where people re assess they tried to figure out who they are and they get lost.

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And if you don't know who you are, you can't interact with the world.

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If you don't know who you are, you become confused.

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And we live in a time where people are so confused and the media further reinforces this confusion. So much so that people grew up not knowing if I am male or female. I am confused whether I'm a man or a woman, I don't even know what I am fluid and non binary I am this. This is how much confusion there is out there.

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And they say that people who have what they call a clear or self concept, clarity, who

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will who will they interact with the world better.

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They know who they are.

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They are not impacted by bullying. They cruise because there is this cleantie Dragon widow hero Illa Hill Quran honorable Raja Allah Allah woman will amendment da Illa whammy lasagna Han walk on when an amiable Muslimeen Allah Subhana Allah tells us about the need to have that clarity in your self concept and who's better in his speech than the one who believes does righteous deeds and proclaims I am one of the Muslims

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work on an Indonesian Muslim in, I am one of the Muslims.

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Because Allah subhanaw taala, our Creator knows what is important for us. This idea of clarity, in self concept and clarity in identity. Kids are so confused, confused about their beliefs, confused about their values, confused about the cultural background and the cultural values that their parents have told them. And that is why you see young people trying different things. Because they can feel they don't know who they are any small reassessment that is constantly constantly and especially with the name brand. Nowadays, there is so much confusion there.

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Number two,

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another struggle that they're going through is lack of confidence, and lack of self esteem. What people constantly especially young people talking about how worthless they are.

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Give you an example. One study suggested that 97% of women on any given day, there is one thing about their body that bothers them every single day, 97% of women,

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somebody jokingly said and the other 3% are lying.

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But listen to this, when 97% on a daily basis, they are dissatisfied with something about themselves.

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Where one out of every four girls beginning in the fourth grade is going to go through some kind of an eating disorder, because society has taught her that she does not look good enough.

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People just walking around saying that I am worthless.

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And when people feel worthless, they become paralyzed mesh. No. You don't do anything. You don't believe that you can contribute anything because you believe that you are worthless.

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Third one.

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Confusion and ambiguity about moral issues.

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Don't know what's right. Don't know what's wrong.

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Don't know who has the right to say what is right. And who has the right to say what's wrong. So much so that everything becomes irrelevant to the point that you cannot even say anything about it being right or being wrong. How do you go through life?

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How in the world do you go through life? If you don't even have a basis that tells you what is right and what's wrong?

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Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has an herbal model.

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And a nurse is a man Leia

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when I encounter the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about a time when people are going to be so confused about right and wrong, that people will become silent. They will no longer enjoy enjoying what is good, and they will not speak against what is wrong. So the Companions sitting there and they said Prophet Allah, our chi ihnen has a prophet of Allah. This really will happen for Colin W sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, washerwoman

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nor even this even worse than this is going to happen

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Kvr Rasul Allah, Allah to Allah humza man. Yeah, Munna Bill mooncup, when Hona and in my roof is said to be so bad, that not only people will not say anything about right and wrong, but they will literally command of that which is evil. And they would prohibit that which is right.

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And again, remember, we're talking about our youngsters. We're talking about young people who may not have been exposed to the moral grounding, you know, that people who belong to an older generation may have had, because in older generations, right and wrong was very clear. nobody questioned that your job was to follow. We're not saying that people ought not to ask questions, but questioning the obvious does not make you smart as they say some people are so open minded. Their brains fell out.

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Literally that's what people have been

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He told

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literally this idea of think, you know what they say, people want the comfort of an opinion, without the discomfort of thought.

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You want to have an opinion, but without the discomfort of actually doing the work to get to that opinion.

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So what happens is that these kids are so confused, moral ambiguity about what is right and what is wrong.

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Nobody can say anything, it been right, because what you believe is right, somebody else believes is wrong. What do you believe is wrong? Somebody else believes is, right. Well, how do I navigate myself in this world? How do I do this? I listened to this, they seem to have a point. I listened to this, they seem to have a point. And I am so confused. I'm so confused about this. November, our children are going through this May Allah subhanaw taala help them out of Valhalla mean? Because they're genuinely confused. It's not that they're being stupid. They are genuinely confused.

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Another challenge

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that these young people are going through is

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a sense of hopelessness.

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You know, this notion of where am I going?

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Sometimes I meet with these young people, what's going on the school, what it would happen at the end of school cheer, where you get to get a job, and then what, then you've got your own family and then what and, and they just continuously were said like, nothing matters anymore.

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A complete sense of hopelessness, nothing matters.

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Well, when you have this again, life doesn't matter. Talking about a lot of people wanting to numb the pain. You're talking about a lot of people talking about the different

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the different mental health crisis that are going through, or people just poor coping mechanism in doing different different things. Other day, no, just you've got to love the Quran. Yes, Aluna cannon somebody will may say your coffee Hema is mon Kabir woman after early nurse where if Muhammad Akbar Amina Farah, Hema, this last April, you know, April is known to be the month during which most people attempt and again, you know, they want to try smoking marijuana.

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I was reading more on this. They've been running some articles on it on CNN and the media, talking about new cases. 30% of schizophrenia and psychosis nowadays, are marijuana induced 30%

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of psychosis, schizophrenia, or marijuana induced.

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It's not that people are dumb, but there is like this numbness, pain pointlessness that people are experiencing, and they're just trying to deal with it.

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And what you see is the young people that are being impacted by this

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and it seems like the more technological progress we make,

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the more moral, social regress, we are making.

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not a word, not Illuminati, and not a Roger Luffy in which the Mariya you make progress on one end. But then again, the regression that happens on the other part is just absolutely pathetic. Designed to crumble and subhanaw taala you

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Leia Chewbacca, rabbits, do not be deceived

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by the abundance of evil,

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it may be in abundance, but that does not change the fact that it is evil, so do not be fooled by it. Or Yojimbo, castrato service.

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And these are part of the lessons that in sha Allah we help to pass on to our children. But remember, we need to come from a place of understanding.

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You know, they say the ABCs parenting.

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The number one is awareness. You've got to be aware as a parent, now what is it that I need to protect my What is it my children are going through? Number one is awareness.

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And number two is be boundaries, got to let the kids know what's right and what's wrong. You know, how do they interact with the world around them? Where do they put

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The boundaries moral and otherwise and then see communication. ABC got to communicate because they say that if you want to influence you must be able to communicate. May Allah Subhana Allah protect our families a mela hunt Allah protect our children Yoruba Allah me. Aquila, holy Hadassah for Allah Allah we're looking for stuff in the whole of

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hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Mustafa, we're alum and we are Hector from

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knowing all of this point here is not to paint a gloomy image, or to make people go hopeless. But the point here is that we become aware, so that we know how to address and we know what it is that we want to address. And in sha Allah, this summertime, we do have what we believe to be a very good summer program for teen agers. And these would be the type of issues that we would love to discuss with our youngsters, creating a strong sense of identity, building a strong foundation, how do I know what is right and what is wrong? Instead of that hopelessness, we want to create an atmosphere of optimism. Instead of that worthlessness, and low self esteem, we want to instill a sense of pride

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and purpose. And inshallah we're hoping that we would use the months of June and July as an opportunity to help our youngsters in sha Allah in these in these areas. program starts absolutely the first of June. And it goes all the way into the mid of July, it will be from 10am to 2pm. And it's for our youngsters, boys and girls in sha Allah for part of the program, they will be together and then for the other parts of the program, they will be separate. But remember,

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what happens is that the message ID and the house complement one another.

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We want to make sure that the message at home, the message at the message is consistent. The message does not take over. But the message further helps with this. And we've been saying this for the past few weeks now, the importance of the presence of the fathers at home. Now they speak about youngsters being validated by their fathers, especially young girls. They say that a girl that does not feel valued, complimented appreciated at home, she will look for that valuing validation appreciation somewhere else. And unfortunately, sometimes they find it in the wrong places.

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We do not want this to happen. And as such, we come together as families as a community in order to protect our children. May Allah subhanaw taala protect our children. May Allah Subhana Allah preserve our children. May Allah Subhana Allah show them the way may they be guided Yara but I mean, if any of us or our loved ones are not feeling well may Allah Subhana Allah grant us a full and speedy recovery. If any of us or our loved ones are going through difficult times may Allah subhanaw taala ease our pain. If any of us or our loved ones have lost the way Melis hunt Allah brings us back to his way. If any of our loved ones have passed away May Allah Subhana Allah bless their

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