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Muslim Youth: Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations Fauzia Ahmad

Muslim Youth: Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations

Fauzia Ahmad

Published March 15th 2012
ISBN : 9781441122995
Hardcover
336 pages
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 About the Book 

Many Muslim societies, regardless of location, are displaying a ‘youth bulge, where more than half their populations are under the age of 25. An increasingly globalized western culture is rapidly eroding ‘traditional ideas about society, from theMoreMany Muslim societies, regardless of location, are displaying a ‘youth bulge, where more than half their populations are under the age of 25. An increasingly globalized western culture is rapidly eroding ‘traditional ideas about society, from the family to the state. At the same time, there is a view that rampant materialism is creating a culture of spiritual emptiness in which demoralization and pessimism easily find root. For young Muslims these challenges may be compounded by a growing sense of alienation as they face competing ideologies and divergent lifestyles.Muslim youth are often idealized as the ‘future of Islam or stigmatized as rebelling against their parental values and suffering ‘identity crises. These experiences can produce both positive and negative reactions, from intellectual engagement and increasing spiritual maturity to emotional rejectionism, narrow identity politics and violent extremism. This book addresses many of the central issues currently facing young Muslims in both localized and globalized contexts through engaging with the work of academics, youth work practitioners and those working in non-governmental organizations and civic institutions.