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The NIA Masjid & Community Center is excited to host a special guest speaker for #FamilyNight on Saturday March 5, 2015!
*** Without a Doubt ***
Have you ever experienced moments of fleeting uncertainly in faith? Doubted the very basis of everything you've grown up learning? We live in a time and place in which not only is Islam under attack, but the idea of God itself is under attack. The number of people who identify as atheists, or agnostic, is steadily on the rise. Our youth, especially those who were born and raised here are influenced by this society and some only pretend to be a Muslim for the sake of their families.
Alhamdulillah, this is not the case with the majority of the youth. However, many have questions that cannot be answered or are dismissed by community leaders. That along with attacks on faith and God, the rhetoric aimed at Islam, and misconceptions do lead many to have doubt. How can our young people proactively address their doubts, reaffirm their faith, and avoid a crisis of faith?
Join us Saturday March 5th at 4:30PM as we explore these doubts and seek to reinstate our connection to Allah. Note: this session is being held exclusively for the youth.
*** Question the Question ***
Modern times have given rise to many ideas, such as Liberalism, Feminism, LGBTQ, the Nation-State, etc. Many use these ideas to question and attack Islam, to paint it as backwards and having no place in our times. The average American Muslim is presented with questions from family, friends, and coworkers they are unable to answer and are left feeling embarrassed of their faith and unsure of their beliefs. How can we stop being on the defensive? How do we challenge these societal norms? How do we gain the confidence to question the question?
We invite the entire community to join us on Saturday March 5th at 6:30PM as we "Question the Question."
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, PhD, is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute. He is one of the few people who has combined a traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with a Western academic training of the study of Islam.
Shaykh Yasir graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences, and then completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah. He then returned to America, and completed a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.
He has authored several books, published academic articles, and appeared on numerous satellite and TV stations around the globe. His online videos are of the most popular and highly-watched Islamic videos in English.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center. He is also a professor at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies. External Event Url
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