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  • 1. How Different Are We? The Muslim Youth Identity Crisis
  • 2. Outline
    • Identity Crisis
    • The Inferiority Complex
    • Peer Pressure
    • Identity Defined
  • 3. Disclaimer
      • Perspectives
  • 4. Issues with Identity
    • What Category do I fall in?
    • Who do I belong to?
    • How should I dress?
    • How should I talk? What language?
  • 5. Environmental Factors
    • Age Group
    • Surroundings
      • City Side; Country Side, Ghetto Side
    • The “ In Crowd”
  • 6. Changing Identity
    • Why do youth change their Identity?
    • Innate feeling/desire to be accepted
    • Societies influence on its “norms” not being in line with the norms of Islam
    • Lack of acceptance anywhere else
    • Inferiority Complexes
    • Peer Pressure
  • 7. Inferiority Complexes
    • Low Imaan
    • Lack of Understanding
    • Little or no Knowledge
    • Weak Personality
    • No sense/feeling of “belonging”
  • 8. Peer Pressure
    • Weak Personality---BUT THAT’S OK
    • Unable to convey true feelings
    • Fear of rejection
    • Lack of options (no other friends)
    “ You end up being a product of their entertainment”
  • 9. Effects of Losing Identity
    • Unhappiness
    • Blindness
    • Loss of Focus in Life
    • Fights
      • Friends
      • Family
    "Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it." --Don Herold
  • 10. Solutions Your Identity Defined
  • 11. Understanding School
    • School as a Microcosm of the World
    • -Highly concentrated feelings
    • -What matters, doesn’t really matter
  • 12. Adapting vs. Conforming “ The flag blows in the direction of the wind… But the pole MUST remains firm in its place” “ Am I the flag? Or am I the pole?”
  • 13. Compromised or Uncompromised?
    • Faith
    • Salah
    • Foods
    • Family
    • Fasting
    • Clothing
    • Language
    • Music
    • Overall Behavior
    “ I will be your best friend, But I will never compromise my Faith”
  • 14. Peer Pressure
    • Question:
    • When do you know your falling into peer pressure and how do you get out of it?
  • 15. Understanding Peer Pressure
    • “ You know your falling into peer pressure when, you realize that your being pushed or encouraged to do something that you really don’t want to do”
    • Feeling Uncomfortable
    When I’m falling into peer pressure: How do I get out?
    • Understand that your probably not the only one
    • Be strong, be firm, never compromise…
  • 16. True Friends…
    • Many people will walk in and out of your life,
    • But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
    • To handle yourself, use your head;
    • To handle others, use your heart.
    • Anger is only one letter short of danger.
    • If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
    • If he betrays you twice, it is your fault
    • Great minds discuss ideas;
    • Average minds discuss events;
    • Small minds discuss people.
  • 17. Continued
    • He who loses money, loses much;
    • He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
    • He, who loses faith, loses all.
    • Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
    • But beautiful old people are works of art.
    • Learn from the mistakes of others.
    • You can't live long enough to make them all yourself
    • Friends, you and me....You brought another friend....
    • And then there were 3.
    • We started our group.... Our circle of friends....
    • And like that circle....There is no beginning or end.
    • Yesterday is history.
    • Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.
  • 18. Solutions to Peer Pressure
    • “ If he/she forces me to do something that I really don’t want to do, then he/she isn’t really my friend.”
  • 19. Inferiority Complexes
    • What do you feel inferior about?
      • Language?
      • Dress?
      • Culture?
      • Religion?
      • Family?
  • 20. Solutions
    • Develop and set your beliefs/guidelines
    • Establish your personality
    • Realize that you must convey your feelings of what you stand for
  • 21. Want Respect???
    • “ People respect you for what you stand for…
    • If you don’t stand for anything, they will not respect you…”
    • WAKE UP!!
  • 22. Muslim Youth Identity
    • My personality reflects who I am
    • I will be your best friend, but don’t ask me to give up my way of life
    • I REFUSE to compromise my faith for your entertainment
  • 23. The IN CROWD???
    • Choose the people you hang around with…
    • Why????
    • “ Lead the crowd, or the crowd will lead you..”