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Balancing Deen in the Social Scene – Mohamed Magid

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1) Introduction: All Relationships Are Two-Dimensional
2) Family Time is Essential
3) Prophet Muhammad (P) Had a Great Sense of Humor
4) Prophet Muhammad (P) Had Fun
5) The Value of Sports
6) Wasting Time
7) Fun is Not Fun if it Corrupts Your Heart
8) Prophet Muhammad (P) Told Jokes
9) Living a Double Life
10) Have Your Priorities Straight
11) We Must Constantly Evaluate Our Behavior
12) Living a Balanced Life
13) Resisting Peer Pressure
14) Alternative Music?
15) Resisting the Sin of Fornication or Adultery
16) Watching Movies?
17) How to Be Frank With Guys Without Crossing the Line?
18) Socializing Itself is Not Haram Unless You Make it Haram
19) Turning Fun Into Worship Through Intention
20) Be Aware That Allah is Always Observing You
21) Think About the Balanced Life of Prophet Muhammad (P)
22) Resolving Conflicts Between Parents and Children

The modern secular world serves up a wide variety of leisure activities, escapes and entertainment options. From theater to music to games to movies, human beings have always sought to entertain themselves. But some Muslims seem to have difficulty reconciling Islam with having fun. Did Prophet Muhammad (P) have fun, joke or laugh? Can Muslims have fun while maintaining their Islamic principles? Are all movies and music haram? Get answers to these questions and more in this session which provides some practical guidelines when it comes to entertainment and general conduct on the social scene. Learn about the value of building relationships and family time, the value of sports, having priorities straight, and living a balanced life. An ideal talk for the whole family and Muslims of all ages. Other topics discussed: resisting peer pressure and fornication/adultery, how to be frank with guys without crossing the line, turning fun into worship through intention, being aware that Allah is always observing you, and resolving conflicts between parents and children.