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Porn and Muslim Youth

Porn and Muslim Youth

Porn and Muslim Youth Infographic Introduction Did you know that 59% of Muslim youth view porn? In case you missed it, last month we released “Silent Struggles: Preliminary Findings on Pornography Among American Muslim Youth.” We decided to take it one step further and translate the report into an informative infographic. This resource is meant to […]

Marital Conflict and Road to Success

Marital Conflict and Road to Success

Marital Conflict and Road to Success Introduction Did you know that more than 50% of Muslims report at least one significant marital issue, and more than 55% of Muslims are looking for community support? This infographic lists some of the major reasons for marital conflict among Muslim Americans, along with strategies to help improve your […]

Therapy Guide

Therapy Guide

Therapy Guide Introduction Have you ever asked yourself, “Should I go to therapy?” If so, do you even know where to start? What questions should you ask when interviewing therapists? How do you know if it is a good fit? Once you start, how do you know if it is working? This multi-part FYI Therapy […]

Our Struggles as American Muslims

Our Struggles as American Muslims

Our Struggles as American Muslims Introduction American Muslims are struggling. 15-25% report anxiety disorders, 9-30% report mood disorders, and over 50% report one or more major problems with their marriage. The rise of islamophobia isn’t helping. What can we do to reverse this trend and support our friends and family? The Family and Youth Institute […]

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Impacts of Discrimination on Muslim Youth Introduction In one study of Muslim youth, 55% reported being bullied specifically because of their religion. This number is twice the national average. What can we do to help? The first step is understanding the issue. Where does bullying occur? What are the signs? What are the impacts […]

Suicide Prevention Infographic

Suicide Prevention Infographic

Suicide Prevention Introduction Every twelve minutes a person dies by suicide and Muslims are not immune. Get to know the warning signs, where to go for help and what to say to a friend who is struggling. Use this infographic as a quick reminder of what you can do! Never underestimate that your kindness and […]

Suicide Intervention Infographic

Suicide Intervention Infographic

Suicide Intervention Introduction Do you know what to do if a friend talks about suicide? Use these 7 steps to help assess the risk and guide them to help. The more people know about the seriousness of suicidal talk and suicidal ideation, the more people can step in to be the one to help in […]

Pre-Marital Sex Among Muslim Youth

Pre-Marital Sex Among Muslim Youth

Pre-Marital Sex Among Muslim Youth Introduction There is a false assumption that Muslim youth do not engage in any form of pre-marital sex because they are somehow protected by their faith and religious practice. Research has discovered that this simply isn’t the case and it has become abundantly clear that family and mosque communities need […]

Tobacco & Hookah Use Among American Muslim Youth

Tobacco & Hookah Use Among American Muslim Youth

Tobacco & Hookah Use Among American Muslim Youth Introduction The numbers may seem surprising to some! Did you know that 1 hour of hookah is equal to inhaling about 200 cigarettes? What role does religion play in whether or not a person decides to smoke cigarettes or hookah? What are the leading motivations for smoking? How […]

Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students Introduction The numbers may seem surprising to some! What is the percentage of American Muslim college students who reported drinking alcohol in the last year? When do young people begin drinking? It is interesting to find that most had their first drink of alcohol long before the went away […]

Risk Behaviors Among American Muslim Youth

Risk Behaviors Among American Muslim Youth

Risk Behaviors Among American Muslim Youth Introduction What we need to know about American Muslim college students and risk behaviors all in one infographic. To some, these numbers seem high, to others, they may seem low. What we do know is that Muslim students are not immune to engaging in risk behaviors such as drinking […]

Zakat eligibility of The FYI

The Family & Youth Institute, or The FYI, is a well-known Muslim organization in the United States. It works to promote mental health and wellness by strengthening and empowering individuals, families, and communities through research and education. It has been working for many years to bring Islamic perspectives to understanding and promoting mental health in our communities.

It is dedicated to serving and supporting Muslims – safeguarding our deen, our families, and our future generations. Therefore, the work of The FYI comes in the category of ‘fi sabeelillah’ or the Path of Allah, within the eight categories where Zakat money can be used.

Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed for it and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah, and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah, And Allah, is Knowing and Wise.”
(Al-Tawbah 9:60)

According to scholars who widen the meaning of fee sabeelillah to include any activities that promote Islamic growth, The FYI is indeed eligible to receive part of the Zakat funds for its programs and services. I urge Muslims in America to support this organization through their donations, general charity, and through their Zakat. I ask Allah swt to strengthen and guide The FYI to continue its good work in supporting Muslims.

Shaikh Ali Suleiman Ali, PhD

About Shaikh Ali

Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali was born in Ghana where he spent his childhood studying with various Muslim scholars. He then moved to Saudi Arabia and enrolled in the Islamic University of Madina.  He graduated with a degree in both Arabic and Islamic Studies. Dr. Ali went on to complete his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sh. Ali serves on the Advisory Council of The Family & Youth Institute. He is the Senior Imam and Director of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Muslim Family Services in Detroit and is a council member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA). He is also a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) and the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).