Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Our Muslim Youth Are Hurting

Muslim Youth are in a vulnerable position, surrounded by rampant Islamophobia in the media. One of the most damaging effects of this is internalized Islamophobia.

We conducted 30 in-depth interviews to document the influence of internalized discrimination on young Muslims’ religious identity, and what we found was heartbreaking.

Read more in “Exploring the Faith and Identity Crisis of American Muslim Youth” by Sh. Omar Suleiman here.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University. He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.