A Practical Islamic Parenting Guide: Muslim Teens
Teen years we are told by society are the time for school dances, house parties, and road trips, the time for underage drinking, for dating, for casinos and gambling, the time for exploring and discovering, discovering beer, discovering drugs, discovering the opposite sex, the time for finding yourself; teen years, we are told, are the time of your life.
Teen years are the paradoxical highlight of life in the western world. They are the time in which one is bombarded with knowledge and freed from responsibility. Teens have the privelidges of an adult and the responsibilites of a child; teens rebel by conforming; the stand out by melting into their group of friends. Being a teen means wanting independence but not having the wisdom it requires; it means having energy and conviction and needing a cause to which to devote them. For those of you who, by the will of Allah, wish to instill knowledge and wisdom into their independent teens, to give their teens the Islamic cause into which they can pour their energy and conviction, those who wish to raise teens who can raise the Ummah, this book is for you."