39 years old today

Alhamdulillah. I am 39 years old today.

I seek a life full of Allah’s beneficent force that flows through the physical and spiritual spheres as prosperity, protection, and happiness; I seek good health and a tranquil heart. I could feel it in my heart that the next one year is going to be much heart-shaping, foundational year that the remaining years of my life and influence will be built upon. My prayer too at this moment, “Dear Allah the Almighty, make me part of those You can trust to lead and impact a generation. Let it be so this year, dear Allah. Let it be so.”

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Muslim Youth today

(in-progress draft of initial chapter of a proposed monograph; comments are most welcome)

1. Modern Youth – With and Without Islam

Muslim youth – all youth – need facilities. They need a “high-energy space” to grow up in, to borrow a term from telemarketing. Look at the richness of educational and intellectual possibilities for Malaysia’s Muslim youth compared to so many other Muslim countries. And look at how eagerly they “take the bull of modern technology by the horn”, as it were. One must admire them for so bravely embracing their “growing pains”. They seem well aware that they are the vanguard of a new Renaissance of the Muslim Ummah that is occurring throughout the human race.

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