Q: I would like to know what is meant by adolescence being an age of madness according to Shariah? Also, what is the Islamic perspective on adolescents? I am doing research for a Madrasah assignment.


A: Generally, a person who is in his adolescence is overcome by emotions and he cannot reason correctly and he falls into wrong.

A normal person who reaches the age of puberty becomes answerable for all his actions.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)