What is the position of Islam towards the youth? What is your advice for them during this critical period in their life?
Muslim youth should hold fast to the Rope of Allah, adhere to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of their Prophet (peace be upon him), and also invite other people to the Way of Allah. They should not side with their own view of things, even though the truth is on the other side. Rather, they should follow the truth wherever it may be, for truth is the worthiest thing to be followed. In general, the youth must take the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as their ideal and mould their life according to his life and example (peace be upon him), his acts, noble manners, good repute, and way of calling people to Allah. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a good example to follow
(Part No. 2; Page No. 219) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.