Got your tongue-tied? Not sure how to say no? Having doubts about why you're not going? Consider these tips to help you say no.
1. Ask Allah's Help
Make Dua (supplication) to Allah to help you resist Prom pressure for His Sake. He is the source of all strength and only He can help you avoid it.
2. Ask yourself WHY you want to go?
Is it because of your friends? Is it just to hang out? Is it because you don't have anything else to do that night?
Finding out why you want to go to the Prom can, if Allah wills, help you better identify how to cope with it.
3. Find out what's wrong with it
Talk to a trusted practicing Muslim friend or an Imam or community leader you trust if you have any doubts about why going to the Prom is a danger to you as a Muslim. And read The Prom Exposed: Seeing it for what it really is.
4. Remind yourself that you will get what is better
Remember, if you give up something for the sake of Allah, Allah replaces it with something even better. Try it out and see what happens.
5. Find a friend who is also not going
This is a great way to deal with Prom pressure. Resist is together, and you'll feel stronger and more confident about your position not to go to the Prom.
6. Remind yourself of what's beyond the Prom.
The buildup to and the letdown from the Prom is often intense and disappointing. Remember that life goes beyond this one night. Insha Allah (Allah willing) you've got a bright future ahead. Keep your eyes focused there instead of this one night of artificial happiness.