Monday, November 19, 2007
The Important of Reading in Our Kids
I just read news about:
Study: Americans Reading A Lots Less
I quote some from the news that:
Americans are reading a lot less. That's according to a 99-page study, "To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consquence," released Monday by the National Endowment for the Arts as a follow-up to a 2004 NEA survey, "Reading at Risk," that found an increasing number of adult Americans were not even reading one book a year.
The new study examined data on everything from how many 9-year-olds read every day for "fun" (54 percent) to the percentage of high school graduates deemed by employers as "deficient" in writing in English (72 percent).
I think , we are as Muslim know that reading in our life is very important. Nowaday, there is not many people, especially Muslim, love to read. They are all busy with working, housework, internet/games, etc. They don't have time to read, even reading the Quran for 15 minutes everyday. Syaitan makes us busy in this dunya without we realize it that our life is too short. You will find alot of non Muslim like to read more than Muslim. Everytime, I walked in NY city, I saw people holding book or newspaper or magazines, they love to read. Even the research study show that alot of people are not reading. This study is not for Muslim. Muslim should love more reading.
The first thing that Allah revealed through Angel Jibril to Prophet Muhammad SAW is IQRO or READ
You can read Surah 96. The Clot, Read, Proclaim, surat Al-Alaq,
and Translation surah (96) Al Alaq
To memorize the surah is in here
Insha Allah, Muslim will read more in their daily life, especially reading and learning Al-QURAN
Let's read more. We know that by reading and learning more, we can get more knowledge.
You can read more about Knowledge and Youth
And You can hear beautiful recitation Surat Iqra by sheikh Abdul Basit
An another article that was sent to homeschool group is about Earth Is Rapidly Getting Warmer
For more informations about in:
The Early Warning Sign ,
and Global Warming Predictions
All above, such as alot of people are not reading alot good books (getting less knowledge) and the earth is getting warmer, are the signs of The Last Day.
One of the Hadiths about the sign of Last Day is:
Multitude of earthquakes is a sign of the nearness of the Day of Judgement, Abu Hurayrah (radhi allahu anhu) related from Allah's Messenger (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam): "The Hour will not happen until knowledge is taken out, time passes quickly, earthquakes increase in number, tribulations (fitna) appear, and al-Harj increases in number." It was said, "What is al-Harj, O Messenger of Allah r?" He said, "Al Qatl, al Qatl (Killing)." [Musnad Ahmad]
May Allah always guide us in the right path. Ameen.
Dont' forget Read and Learn more.