Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Guiding Muslim Youth by Prophetic Example

What would you do if hundreds of youth from the inner city arrived at your masjid, some Muslim, some not, and all eager to learn?

Dr. Tahir Wyatt describes the remarkable incident this past Ramadan when a massive group of youth showed up at the Philadelphia Masjid. Where did they come from? Who told them to come? He reflects on young people’s fears and hopes and the conditions that make them prone to making devastating decisions. Learn how this masjid set a prophetic tone and precedent to not just welcome them, but include them and nurture their faith.

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Dr. Tahir Wyatt

Senior Fellow | Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. He serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language.