Muslim Youth Helplines

We have all heard, read, and know from experience the difficulties that Muslim youth are experiencing as they grow up here in the West. Identity issues, as well as other common concerns such as sex and drugs, are amongst the most important things they have to deal with.

To address the situation, here are two amazing resources for Muslim youth in Canada, America, and the United Kingdom: Muslim Youth Helplines.

Canada and America

1800- 550 – MYHL (6945)

The Muslim Youth Helpline through Ajyal for Youth Development is a free and 100% confidential resource for anyone (not just youth!) who has a question, problem, needs counselling, or just needs someone to talk to. Counsellors are Islamically qualified, as well as fluent in English and familiar with growing up in the West. Some counsellors also speak Arabic. Sisters have the option of choosing to speak with a female counsellor.

More about MYHL:

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  • The first toll-free, anonymous phone counselling, for Muslim youth in North America. Every day, Imams and professional counsellors provide immediate, caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across CANADA & the US.
  • The service is completely, anonymous and confidential – they don’t trace calls, they don’t use call display. You don’t even have to tell them your name if you don’t want to.
  • They have 6 volunteers Imams and professional counsellors across the country.

How You Can Help:

Calling the MYHL is free for young people across Canada and the US – but running the service isn’t free. They rely on Allah (subhanahu wa ta ‘ala) first, then on donations from concerned individuals, companies and associations to ensure they can continue being there for the future generation.

Pages of Interest:

United Kingdom

0808 808 2008

The Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is a registered charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK. The core service is a free and confidential counselling service available nationally via the telephone, email, internet and a face-to-face befriending service in the Greater London area, that uses male and female volunteers trained in basic counselling skills to respond to client enquiries.

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13 responses to “Muslim Youth Helplines”

  1. iMuslim says:

    Masha’Allah, two really great initiatives that are providing so much support to the Ummah – may Allah grant them every success.

    Please provide support in whatever way you are able to, big or small.

  2. Nihal Khan says:

    MashaAllah..May Allah (SWT) make this website a mean of guidance for all humans, Muslim and non-Muslim, throughout the world…Ameen!

  3. Dawud Israel says:

    This is amazing! HAHA!

    I would recommend that the MM staff place this under the MM announcements or something! Subhana Allah! :)

  4. Amad says:

    Dawud, good suggestion… its been implemented

  5. AnonyMouse says:

    SubhanAllah, you have nooooo idea how sorely needed these services are… my dad sometimes gets phone calls at 2 in the morning to deal with issues like pregant girls, drug-addict guys, runaways, suicide threats… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
    It just goes to show that our Ummah is NOT spared from these troubles, and how hard we need to work to try to nip the problem in the bud.

  6. Niqaabis says:

    this is a really good idea

    I’ve worked with some muslim youth and some of the problems these sisters were dealing with were just shocking.

    I dont think their parents are aware of half the things the youth have to deal with these days…….its really upsetting

    May Allaah reward those who set this project up

    aameen

  7. There is also NASEEHA http://www.naseeha.net/index.htm

    I believe they’re still launching, but I heard they have some good things in the planning stages.

  8. Deborah Ismail says:

    Greetings & Salutations

    Recently moved from NYC to Westminster, MD. I’ve been trying to inquire about Islamic instruction for my three children, to no avail.
    Can you help with this matter or can you give me some guidance as to whom I am able to contact?
    Your assistance or intervention in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Asalaamu aliakum everyone,

    Naseeha has launched its Ramadan Campaign. Check out http://www.naseeha.net/heroes to watch our video.

    We need your help in spreading this campaign across North America. We are looking for people who can post our video on their blogs, facebook profiles, myspace pages or most importantly share their email address with us so we can send them an email about our campaign which they can then forward to their respective lists.

    If anyone of you is interested in helping us spread the word please email me at adeel@naseeha.net.

    If you are interested in helping us out in general please visit http://www.naseeha.net

    Jazakallahu khair

    Take care
    Wsalaam
    ———-
    Adeel Vanthaliwala
    Executive Director
    Naseeha – Muslim Youth Helpline

  10. Ibrahim says:

    hey,guys i do want to go abroad there in UK to learn many of the Islamic books & IT please find me a sponsor.

  11. […] 9) Professional help: If needed, take her to a psychiatrist. A trustworthy Muslim psychiatrist once told me that a Muslim should only go to a Muslim psychiatrist because non-Muslim psychiatrists can have a damaging effect on your child and their belief system. Example: Contact the Muslim Youth Helpline […]

  12. aliza says:

    Assalam alikum,
    Can you please update the links for Muslim Youth Helpline through Ajyal for Youth Development? It just leads to a 404 error page.
    Also would you know how to contact them as their website seems to be down and I can’t seem to find any working link.
    Jazk.

  13. Fatima says:

    No one answers the phone and it eventually hangs up on you if you hold. please update Info

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