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Belonging in America: The Balance of Behavior and Belief of Muslim Youth
Religion and Theology
Pages 15 (3765 words)
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Belonging in America: The Balance of Behavior and Belief of Muslim Youth Introduction As the 20th century comes to an ending, it is time to echo on people’s successes and failures in replying to the Qur'anic challenge of establishing a morally upright culture on earth…
However, it has not been a simple task. A lot of people in the world have strived and struggled to make this earth a much better place to live in; an environment that would expose a balanced person exhibiting an extremely spiritual life informed by utter moral values by the main institutions of socialization like family, religious centers, community and so on. In this regard, the Islamic religious text has reminded its readers more than once that a man obtains, but only what he strives for (Ahmed and Ezzeddine 159). Islamic people believe that their endeavors will be judged, and only then will they get their rewards in full. In essence, humankind has to keep on striving in order to earn its ultimate reward in its entirety. Therefore, the challenge remains to be how one upholds this dynamic energy, in faith, through striving to stay a Muslim, that is, an individual who has "suggested" their total being to the Divine will. Many institutions have been established, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which tend to deal with this matter. However, their endeavors have not been as successful as expected (Ahmed and Ezzeddine 159). Muslim youth in American struggle with a ?ux of social, developmental, religious and cultural factors, which can drive them towards negative behavior and attitudes that obstruct their growth. ...
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