Tuesday, 3 January 2012

PUISI 2011 : Akademi Al-Fateh

Bismillahir rahmaanir rahim. :)

   Honestly, I never knew we had a very young and great leader of the Islamic nation, until I attended PUISI in Ballintoy, Belfast. Sultan Muhammad II also known as Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh was one of the great leader of the Ottoman empire in the 14th century. Believe it or not, he managed to conquer Constantinople (now known as Istanbul) when he was only about the age of 21. Subhanallah. Such a young man, with such a great wisdom. Al-Fateh means "The Conqueror" in Arabic.

   I'm already entering the 20s this year, and as far as I remember, I've not make any big contribution to the Islamic world. But, that doesn't mean we can't bring any! We are still young, and youth are the power of the nation. Together, we could pull through it! :)

Adapted from one of the muslimat's group resolution after the programme. Insya-Allah, lets make it happen! :DDD
   Every tiny little changes brings about big difference. Perhaps, even a smile could change the world? Only God knows, Allahu alam. So, put your smile on often. :)

Rasulullah S.A.W. once said : "The city of Constantinople will fall into Islam's hands. The leader/conqueror will be the best of the leaders and its army will be the best among the armies." [Hadith by Ahmad bin Hanbal]
    Leaders are not bosses. Instead they should follow the example made by Muhammad Al-Fateh, whom together worked with his men in the battlefield. In PUISI 2011, 3 main things were stressed on : IQ, EQ and SQ. I'm sure you've heard of all three of them, right? (And not forgetting the basic PQ = Physical Quotient. You must be physically fit too! :P)

The puzzle map of Constantinople and Ottoman empire. :D
   We as the youth generation, the future leaders, should strengthen these 3 main abstract qualities in ourselves. To build the best nation, the people must be among the best. Wouldn't you want to be in the best nation as it was in the Ottoman empire? Thus, do not only focus on our IQs and EQs, SQ actually plays the most important role in life. From within you shall find the strength. Insya-Allah. :)

   To sum it all, this programme, or should I call it as a leadership camp of PUISI 2011, really had taught me a lot. It made me think and realize that I'm still not ready to be a leader, and improvements (a lot of them!) are needed in the process of shaping a great leader. That's less important anyway. The bigger vision is to be contributors in Islamic dakwah. Lets do our part to bring Islam back on its glory. Allahu Akhbar, Allah the Almighty! :D

Links :
Info on PPIMI's blog : Al-Fateh
Ustaz Syaari Ab Rahman's book : Leadership of Al-Fateh

Trek Siswa on PUISI 2011

P/S : It was the coolest camp I've ever been to! I loved the Academy and the friends I've met. Thank you all for the great spirit! ;D Sorry if this post weren't as complete as expected. I'm bad in memorizing things. Hope this much or less could benefit its readers. Fisabilillah. :)

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