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The Madrasah System - The Pride of our Community

The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it's Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.

Al-hamdulillah, Allah Ta’ala has blessed the Muslims with such a great bounty where children from as young as five learn to read the Qur'an, Islamic Taarikh (history), Adab & Akhlaaq (Manners and Etiquettes), Hadith (Traditions of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam), Fiqh (Basic Islamic Rulings) and much more. This is also where children complete Hifz (the memorisation of 30 chapters, 114 Surah's and 6236 verses of the Holy Qur'an!). This in itself is a miracle of Allah Ta’ala, but the message I am trying to get across is that the Madrasah system is a bounty which through the efforts of our pious predecessors, for hundreds of years, has educated us and has saved many of us from becoming completely neglectful of the Deen.

How many Jews can read the Torah in its original Hebrew text? How many Christians can read the Bible in its original Aramaic text? How many Sikhs and Hindus can read their respective books in their original text?

The Ummat's Responsibility to the Poor and Indigenous Communities

As far as human rights are concerned, the Qur'an and Hadith have more than adequately enough highlighted the Islamic viewpoint. To add impetus to that, the life of our noble master, Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam], serves as an excellent and unparalleled example and role model. The Qur'an speaks of Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] being 'rahmatul-lil-alimin' which means a mercy unto the entire universe. Not only did Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] show compassion, mercy and kindness to man but even to the animal kingdom. He also taught us our responsibility regarding the environment around us.

In Islam, we afford humans those rights which Allah Ta'ala has enshrined in the Qur'an and Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] has highlighted in the Ahadith. Allah Ta'ala has not left it to our understanding and puny intellects to decide the rights that are due to humans. Furthermore, one must also understand the balanced nature of Islam. Islam does not only stress upon human rights but Islam teaches us to first understand the rights that we as the creation owe to our creator, Allah Ta'ala. When a person will understand those rights, he will naturally realise that a component of those rights, is to fulfil the rights of the creation of Allah Ta'ala as well.

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