Bullying, Suicide and High School with Belal Assad

In a new series titled “Conversations”, we are joined by Sheikh Belal Assad who shares his thoughts on the recent spike in bullying incidents against Muslim teenagers. Belal Assad is a high school teacher based in Melbourne, Australia with many years of experience dealing with Muslim teenagers and social issues. In this episode he touches on the Islamic perspective of bullying and abuse from the Quran and Sunnah. He also specifically delves into the Quranic verse;
“Woe to every scorner and mocker” (Quran 104:1)
and it’s relevance to bullying discourse. The talk also reveals some unfortunate truths regarding suicide and self harm in the community as a result of the increased bullying and abuse in today’s society. We hope you benefit from this short discussion and we invite your feedback for future episodes in the future.