Date: November 11, 2023
by Muhammad Farhan Mahmud & Dr. Mohamad Firdaus Mohamad Ismail
Location: Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM
The Islamisation of Human Knowledge (IOHK), Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM, recently hosted a transformative event known as “Kem Remaja Intelek” at the Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM Kuantan. This enlightening initiative brought together teenagers aged 12 to 18 years old with the noble objective of fostering a profound understanding of Islam, aiming to shape them into future leaders and Khalifahs of the Ummah.
The event, held in the nurturing environment of the Kulliyyah of Nursing, provided a platform for teens to delve into the teachings of Islam and develop a strong connection of faith. Guided by the principles of the al-Quran and the profound wisdom of Prophet Muhammad, the Kem Remaja Intelek aimed to empower teenagers with the knowledge and values that would enable them to become exemplary leaders in the future. One of the foundational principles for this initiative is rooted in the Hadith where Prophet Muhammad PBUH emphasized the importance of nurturing the younger generation. The Prophet PBUH said:
“A strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in both. Adhere to whatever brings you benefit, seek the help of Allah, and do not feel helpless. If something befalls you, do not say: ‘Had I done such-and-such, it would be such-and-such.’ Indeed, the word ‘if’ opens the way before the devil to act.” Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (Sahih Muslim)
This hadith underscores the importance of instilling resilience, faith, and a sense of purpose in the youth, aligning with the objectives of this camp. By providing a space for intellectual growth and spiritual development, the event aspires to mold the youth into responsible and informed Khalifah, poised to lead the Ummah with wisdom and integrity. One of the foundational principles for this initiative is rooted in Surah Al-Imran (3:110):
“You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah . If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.”
This verse emphasizes the responsibility of believers to exemplify righteousness, promote goodness, and stand against injustice. It serves as a guiding principle for Kem Remaja Intelek, inspiring teenagers to embody the values of a model community. The event seeks to instill the values of knowledge, compassion, and leadership in teenagers, aligning with the teachings of the al-Quran. By providing a space for intellectual growth and spiritual development, the event aspires to mold the youth into responsible and informed Khalifahs, poised to lead the Ummah with wisdom and integrity.
As we invest in the education and empowerment of our teenagers today, we contribute to building a brighter and more enlightened future for the entire Ummah. This camp stands as a testament to the commitment of IOHK and the Kulliyyah of Nursing in nurturing the next generation of leaders who will carry the torch of Islamic knowledge and principles forward.