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Workshop: "The Integration of Muslim-American Youth: Preserving Islamic Identity Amidst Religious Diversity"

Rationale: The burgeoning Muslim population in the United States has presented educational dilemmas for the emerging Muslim demographic. Concerns arise as parents witness their progeny assimilating into Western culture, potentially distancing themselves from the authentic practice of Islam. The objective of this workshop is to foster an extensive discourse among scholars, community leaders, and stakeholders on the genuine issues, obstacles, and potential remedies.

The proceedings, discussions, and outcomes will be featured in a dedicated special issue of the journal.

Organizer: International Journal of Islam,

Venue: The Light House Schools, 400 N Bluff Blvd. Clinton, Iowa, 52732.

Date/Time: April 26-28, 2024
•⁠ ⁠April 26 (Friday):
– Reception at 8 pm, Opening Remarks
•⁠ ⁠April 27 (Saturday): 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Parallel Sessions, 9:00 pm Report Presentation
•⁠ ⁠April 28 (Sunday): 9:00 am Breakfast/Closing Remarks, 11:00 am Adjourn

Session Topics:
1.⁠ ⁠Challenges Faced by Muslims Living in America
2.⁠ ⁠Obstacles in Establishing Islamic Schools
3.⁠ ⁠Challenges of the Modern World for Muslim Students
4.⁠ ⁠Navigating Islamic Living within American Family Standards
5.⁠ ⁠Challenges of Entertainment for Muslim Students
6.⁠ ⁠Addressing the Boyfriend-Girlfriend Dilemma and Potential Solutions
7.⁠ ⁠Overcoming Challenges in Festivals and Holidays
8.⁠ ⁠Tackling Cultural Challenges in General

Accommodation will be provided at the conference venue. All expenses, including accommodation, meals, refreshments, and workshop attendance, are generously covered by The Light House Schools and the International Journal of Islam. This is an invitation-only event!