Have a Burning Question?

Al-Huda Foundation is having a question answer session between the community and a panel of 5 people.  You can ask any Islamic/Society related questions in a complete anonymous way.  Please send your questions to board@alhudafoundation.org or SMS to 954-536-7554 or just write it down on a piece of paper and slide it under the office door.

Panel includes: Dr. Shaker Rasheed, Dr. Rami Saltagi, Sr. Wafa Safi, Dr. Sarfaraz Khan and Br. Hasan Shah.

Date: Feb 2nd, 2013 (Saturday)
Start Time: Maghrib (6:15 PM)
End Time: Isha (8:00 PM)
Place: Al-Huda Foundation

**** Pizza will be served ****

Please encourage your teenagers and young adults to send those questions and come to the program.

10 thoughts on “Have a Burning Question?

  • February 3, 2013 at 3:21 am
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    Thoroughly enjoyed it ! What a good idea and what a great way to bring the community together and ……to the masjid. Hope to see the event again in the near future. JazakumAllahukhairun.

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  • February 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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    Wanted to thank the organizers & panel members of this event. Excellent answers. IA I hope to see more events like this in the future.

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  • February 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm
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    It was an awsome event. I think it would even get better if we could involve Sheikh Yoseef in answering panel too, so we will have more authentic responses in the light of quran and sunnah. Jazak Allah khairun.

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    • February 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm
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      Br. The event was put in place for the youth primarily. People already goto to Br. Yousef with questions… this was an event where they could hear other views also. There are many ways to get to Allah… no one has monopoly over Quran and Sunnah.

      Not everyone can be engaged by the same people… diversity in thought, needs diversity in counselling. I think the selection of the panel was inspired. I will continue to support these efforts that helps bring our youth back into thinking that Islam is still relevant for them… and not only belonging to the middle east.

      Kudos to the people who put this together, and kudos to the panel who gave us insights…. and not only the stuff we have been hearing since we were kids and did not enter our hearts… but things that perhaps will enter in someone’s heart and make him/ her a better Muslim.

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    • February 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm
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      Great talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgoQtzXwGdY

      We need to be relevant to this community for our futures…. younger kids may not as critical as are the 12+ kids who begin to absorb more of the external environment than parents will know. It is those kids than we need to be relevant for.

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  • February 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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    Great Initiative by the slaves of the Rehman.

    Perhaps we should have more of these.

    First an internal (anonymous) forum for presenting questions should be in place and there should be answers for this every week or sooner in an online forum. Then perhaps quarterly; a selection of these questions should be presented in person like this event.

    In order to make this event “special”, we should not wait too long to give people answers to their questions since anything can happen during the time we wait…

    JAK and keep it up. You will not make everyone happy, there will always be people who will complain and try to discourage you…. my philosophy, if they are not part of the solution, ignore them… keep doing what you think is good for the community.

    salam
    Arif

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  • February 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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    Kudos to the organizers and coordinators.would really support more events like these where parents and children can sit as same audiance . I personally agree with the above reply that if we bring scholars in the answering panel ,the atmosphere will get harsh which might deter young people to open up .where asking scholars to be the judges will put some in non-guilty bracket , some will have to be in the guilty box and who would like to hear that verdict publicly.
    Very well done!!

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  • February 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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    It sounds very interesting, I would love to attend next time. I would love to receive any emails regarding any upcoming functions such as this.

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  • February 23, 2013 at 5:18 am
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    I agree that it was great to see so many youth present at the masjid, and I believe that the board is taking some great initiatives to get them involved. However, having a scholar present in a Q&A panel on Islam is necessary. Knowledge about Islam is a huge trust (amana) that must be handled carefully and preserved. If we were to have a Q&A session on any other topic, wouldn’t we invite a panel of experts on that subject? For example, if the topic was about heart disease, wouldn’t we invite a panel of cardiologists to answer questions? Why is it that when it comes to our religion, the most valuable thing that we have, we feel that we can ask people who are not experts in the field (and I sincerely mean no offence to the brothers and sister who were on the panel, all of whom I highly respect and have done so much good for our community). How can we openly answer questions in a Masjid about Islam, and then say they are not fatwas? We will be asked about these fatwas on The Day of Jugdement.

    I agree that getting different views from different people is important, especially getting some perspective from Muslims who grew up in America. The event could be coordinated in a way that the scholar would allow others from the panel to answer certain questions that do not require evidence from Quran or Sunnah. For example, there was a question that came up about how to overcome feeling shy while doing wudoo in front of non-muslims. This, along with other questions, is surely something that the scholar would welcome others to answer.

    I hope this is taken as positive criticism. Alhamdulillah, we have a great community and I really look forward to more events involving the youth and adults.

    JAK!

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    • February 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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      There is some merit in this suggestion, on the other hand things need to be balanced. There needs to be relevance. There were traditions of the Prophet (saw) that were abrogated by no less than Umar bin Khattab (RA); to the un-inofrmed mind, it would seem highly questionable, however the Hikmah and the Minhaaj of the situation dictates relevance. If the condition of the Ummah shifts or changes, then the ordinances need to be adjusted to keep to the true deen.

      I think one issue is; that some Ulema who have not been brought up in the US, cannot and will not empathize with the conditions our Youth faces here. They try and impement solutions that fit the Middle Eastern Mindset but do not make sense to these kids here. There is a disconnect…. the treatmen plan does not fit the patient, regardless of how knowledgeable the Cardiologist is.

      Perhaps one thing that could be done is that there be a session for the Sheikh only, there are many questions that only a Sheikh can answer and people should state if they want the Sheikh to answer or sent to the open panel. Does this sound like something you would be ok with?

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