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Research demonstrates that relationship education and counseling can help couples improve their skills and decrease the risk factors for future marital distress and divorce8 . From courting to engagement to marriage-strengthening, our resources are here to support the needs of couples throughout the different stages of their relationship.

Blogs

Toolkits

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The Marriage Prep Toolkit

Research shows that marriage education increases marital satisfaction and spousal commitment, and reduces conflict and odds of divorce......

Infographics

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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...

Marriage Topics

Pre-Marriage Considerations – Top 5 Reasons for Conflict among American Muslim Couples

Pre-Marriage Considerations – Top 5 Reasons for Conflict among American Muslim Couples Introduction Did you know that 1 in 3...

Workshops

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Marriage Prep Workshop

Whether you are searching for a spouse or have been married for a number of years, no relationship is perfect....

Courses

Research & Resource Contributors

At The FYI, we take community education and engagement seriously. Research shows that nurturing relationships, positive experiences, and healthy environments influence positive mental health and well-being. We strive to enhance these qualities by educating and engaging individuals to empower change in communities. We aim to support and uplift young people and their families by conducting original research and translating that research into creative and useful mediums for people like you.

Marriage Topics

Amal Killawi

Marriage Topics

Sameera Ahmed

Marriage Topics

Dua Haggag

Marriage Topics

Dr. Madiha Tahseen

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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).