The War Within Our Hearts Struggles of the Muslim Youth by Habeeb Quadri, Sa'Ad Quadri


The War Within Our Hearts Struggles of the Muslim Youth by Habeeb Quadri, Sa'Ad Quadri

This book was written with the purpose of showing Muslim youth in the West that they are not alone in the problems they are facing today. As integration and assimilation to society is increasing within the Muslim community, youth are battling a variety of enemies that were not faced by their parents. By recognizing that these problems are not unique to an individual but are common place for Muslim youth today, this book will address certain issues which would have otherwise been avoided. Although this book does not necessarily provide answers to all issues, the goal of this book is to provide a platform for us to begin dialogue on these issues in order to get closer to our Creator. This is a revised edition with introduction by Imam Zaid Shakir.


Each chapter takes its flavor from its title. Issues, problems and concerns are examined in most cases from the young person's point of view and also from the parent's point of view. This lends a balance to the discussion. Quotes from the Qur'an and Ahadith occur throughout the book. Stories from the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his companions and the Prophets are used to illustrate a point and are seamlessly integrated into the text. A box at the end of each chapter provides helpful summaries of the main action points or reminders to note. Ummah Reads

About the Author

Habeeb Quadri: Habeeb Quadri is Principal of the MCC Full Time School in Morton Grove, Illinois. He has a Bachelors in Teaching of History and a Masters in School Administration. He is currently taking courses at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Principal's Center, where he has accumulated over 150 clock hours of instructions. In addition to teaching Habeeb has delivered hundreds of lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad, on Islam, society, and social problems confronting Muslim youth and the community at large for the last 15 years. Sa'ad Quadri: Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Sa'ad spent his entire youth studying in public schools. He completed his high school a year early in order to pursue his studies in Islamic Sciences at the Institute of Islamic Education. Thereafter he attended Northern Illinois University where he majored in English and minored in History. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Education at DePaul University. By profession, Sa'ad is a teacher and dean at the College Preparatory School of America (CPSA), Located in Lombard, Illinois.

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184 pages


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Publication date

15th November 2009



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