What does it mean to be young and Muslim today? There is a segment of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims that is more influential than any other, and will shape not just the future of Muslims, but also the world around them: meet ‘Generation M’.From fashion magazines to social networking, the ‘Mipsterz’ to the ‘Haloodies’, halal internet dating to Muslim boy bands, Generation M are making their mark. Shelina Janmohamed, award-winning author and leading voice on Muslim youth, investigates this growing cultural phenomenon at a time when understanding the mindset of young Muslims is critical. With their belief in an identity encompassing both faith and modernity, Generation M are not only adapting to Western consumerism, but reclaiming it as their own.
GenerationM is about Islam truly being a way of life, showing that our faith allows us to be better citizens in society to change the world for both Muslims and non-muslim. The paradign is slowly but surely shifting from seeing Muslims as a security and immigration threat to actual real world change makers.
The British bake off , Olympics and the recent L’Oreal campaign are massive steps forward in shifting the rhetoric of what it is to be a Muslim woman and ultimately empowering millions of women in their Muslim identity.
Young, social media savvy, Muslim people – who are the women of ‘Generation M’ and how are they changing the culture and stereotypes around them? Author Shelina Janmohamed discusses with beauty vlogger Amena Khan.
— Amena (@amenaofficial) September 9, 2016