Be successful more than Oxford or MIT graduate so avoid slavery become Leader of Islam

By Brother Mohammad Ali on Islamic Brother Forum

Asalam o alaikum wr wb everyone.

I attended a very good islamic conference in which i heard a great lecture on youth. It was given by Dr Idrees (Head of Al-huda institute) and i will be adding something from myself to it and share with you people. Allah Almighty has mentioned a great incident about youth in the Holy Quran. Allah says:

إِذْ أَوَى الْفِتْيَةُ إِلَى الْكَهْفِ فَقَالُوا رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا
"(Remember) when the YOUNG men fled for refuge (from their disbelieving folk) to the Cave, they said: "Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way!" (Surah Kahaf Chapter 18 Verse 10)

Point to note. Allah said 'fityatu' in the ayah, which means young. Allah could have said 'rijaalun' which means men. But specifically Allah Almighty mentioned the word YOUNG. The fact is, it is the youth of every nation from whom it is most expected, would rise and lead and make the world follow them. When Rasul Allah sallalaho alayhi wassalam reached madinah. He was introduced to a young boy who was at that time 10 years old. Guess how he was introduced? It was told to Holy Prophet(pbuh) that this young boy has memorized the Quran a lot more than anyone else in Madinah. Imagine. This was the introduction of a young boy. But today how we introduce our kids or ourselves? "Hello. This is my son and he is a graduate from the best university of the world." "Hello. This is my daughter and she is a doctor." "Hello. I am a great singer and i have a music band." and so on and so forth. But imagine the greatness of that young fellow who got introduced like that before the Messenger of Allah and the Messenger smiled. Imagine, if Rasul Allah sallalaho alayhi wassalam was alive at this time and we introduced ourselves like we do, before him, would it bring a smile on his face??


The beloved Messenger of Allah (sallalaho alayhi wassalam) told that young boy to learn hebrew and guess what. That young boy learned the hebrew in 14 days only! Working hard day and night he followed what his master and his prophet told him to do. And this great young man then became the debater of Muslims infront of the jews who used to come to Allah's Messenger (pbuh) and talk to him about their books but this young man would shut them up by telling them in hebrew the verses of their own book about Allah's divinity and Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) forthcoming. And this young man then became the one who compiled the Holy Quran. Yes you are right. It was Zayd ibn thabit(razi Allah anhu). The chief of the Quran compilation committee, formed by Hazrat Abu Bakr (razi Allah anhu). The one who got the honor of compiling a book which generations would read and follow. Imagine the status of such a person. Such are the young men whose mention reaches the higher heavens and who are mentioned by angels and who are praised by the angels. Such are the young men, who become leaders of the world and make others follow them.

But today we find a youth, devoid of any purpose and guideline and direction. Who is following worthless individuals and destroying their talents. Who have lost the vision of leadership and have chosen to become slaves. Who dance at the tunes of those who want them to dance at whatever they want. Who would make them dance at whatever they want. The youth of today has become an easy target for our enemies. I remember reading a book on salah ud din ayyubi's life and i read in it that the christians tried to allure the Muslim mujahids through un dressed women, but they would pass by as if there is nothing. But for the youngsters of today, one immoral actress is enough for them to leave their eman. Its a pity. Its time we all stand up as one unit and show the world what we can do. Its high time that we realize that the youth of Islam is not worthless one who will dance like puppets on the songs of those who want to destroy it. Its high time that we all step up as think tanks for the ummah and spend all our energy for Islam. Its high time we step forward and do something as a unit for our brothers and sisters who are still entrapped in the deceptions of this world.