“And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands have earned. And He pardons much” [42:30]
Short Description: Young People are humanity’s future wealth. They offer hope and strength to their nations, and the directions they take in their lives determine the fate of their people. Understanding, addressing, and solving their problems and worries and thus if utmost importance for all members of society.
In this unique and lucid booklet and revered contemporary scholar, Shaykh Muhammad al-’uthamyeen addresses some of the ideological and sociological challenges faced by modern youth. Starting with an astute description of the state of contemporary young adults, he outlines major issues hindering their progress on the straight path of Islam. He not only covers current issues such as joblessness, estrangement between the young and their elders, and keeping good company but also discusses subjects predestination and the limits Islam places on individuals. In all instances al-’uthamyeen draws on the Quran and the authentic Sunnah to offer tangible solutions and to inspire the hearts of young people. The simplicity and straight forwardness of this work make even complicated issues easy to grasp. The wise advice the author offers is not only well presented but practical and compassionate. This book will benefit not only the young of the society but their parents and educators as well.
Confirming the importance of ecological protection in Islam, a new book will be launched in Malaysia on conserving the environment with an Islamic perspective, citing verses of the Noble Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) sayings.
“This book is produced as a reference for Muslims, particularly leaders who are imam, religious speakers and teachers who can help in the effort to conserve the environment,” Mustapha Hassan, director-general of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (Ikim), told Malaysia Star on Monday, May 21.
“Citing Qur’anic verses, hadiths and parables of prophets as well as presenting comprehensive facts, the handbook can benefit all levels of society in contributing to the protection of the environment and wildlife in Malaysia,” he added.
Realizing the threats towards the environment and wildlife species, the new book, prepared by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Malaysia and Ikim, will be launched next July.
This book is produced as a reference for Muslims, in particular leaders who comprise of people such as Imams, religious speakers and teachers in efforts to champion environmental issues.
Mustapha said the publication was in line with Ikim’s function, which is to carry out research on the role of Islam and Muslims in facing challenges due to the ever-changing global situation.
“Through this handbook, we would like to emphasize that problems and issues related to the environment and wildlife have relevance to Islamic teachings,” he said.
Preparing for the book, Ikim authors visited two WWF Malaysia project sites for endangered species.
These sites include the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex in Gerik, Perak, and Setiu, Terengganu.
“Both locations are habitats for various endangered species including the two national icons, the Malayan tiger and turtle, which will be given particular focus in this handbook,” Mustapha said.
The project was introduced as a continuation and an extension to the on-going activities carried out based on the Islamic approach in wildlife species conservation.
“Among the efforts made by WWF-Malaysia with the local communities, together with IKIM include the preparation of a Friday sermon text entitled ‘Environmental conservation is our Collective Responsibility’ for 428 mosques throughout Terengganu in 2008,” WWF-Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Dr. Dionysius Sharma, told WWF website.
“In Jeli, Kelantan, we started a similar initiative with a sermon entitled, ‘Animals are creatures that need protection’ which was delivered by a local Imam.
“A workshop which was participated by Imams and religious teachers was also organized in Perak,” he added.
WWF-Malaysia (World Wildlife Malaysia),is a national conservation trust which currently conducts more than 75 projects that encompass various environment protection aspects.
Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has been actively conducting important conservation projects, such as saving endangered animal species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting our highland forests, rivers and seas.
Listen very very carefully!
Oh Son of Adam: I remembered you again
… … today….Did you remember me???
I am full of Darkness so bring with you The
Light of Salaah
I am a place full of Fears so bring with you
the peace of Tilawat-e-Quran
I am full of Snakes and Scorpions so bring
with you the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W)
I am full of Fire so bring with you tears
fallen from ALLAH’S fear
I am full of Punishment so bring with you the
reward of Charity or Sadaqah
Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak
From the evil of that which He created
And from the evil of darkness when it settles
And from the evil of the blowers in knots
And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”