An issue that many Muslim youth face is access to answers to questions from an Islamic perspective surrounding issues facing young people today. Many young people are too scared to approach Imams to ask questions because of the nature of the questions they have and worry about the reaction they may get by asking.
To address this, BMCS organised a pioneering event as part of the Muslim Youth Forum where an open “Ask the Imam” session was organised. The session was also an open discussion on any issues of concern the participants may have had.
The panel consisted of a local English speaking young Imam as well as other knowledgeable male and female members of the community.
The event was such an overwhelming success that the young people involved wanted to hold similar sessions regularly and a teacher also requested us to do a similar session with non-Muslim pupils.
Some of the topics covered were forced and arranged marriages, male/female relationships outside of marriage, women’s issues, aspects of science and Islam.