July 22nd, 2010

The Period of Youth

 

In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate




"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"

Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.


Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu

The Period of Youth


If we examine the life of an average human, we come to realize that life consists of four periods.

Childhood: This usually lasts for thirteen to fourteen years.
The teenage years which usually lasts for six to eight years depending on when he gets married, (The Period of Youth).
The third part of his life is from the time he gets married until his old age, which usually lasts for merely twenty to thirty years,
And then lastly his old age whose exact time period cannot be said with certainty, depending on when death takes him.

Now out of these four parts of an average human life, the most crucial stage of his life is the period of youth. The period of youth is a time when a person goes through many changes and experiences; he undergoes and partake many new things which he has never experienced before. The youth begins to feel as though he has control over the whole world, and that he can do whatever he wishes. His desires are increasing day by day becoming attached to the opposite sex, he enjoys lustfully gazing and flirting with them..

Now, this is that period of his life that if he was to control his desires a bit, and sacrifice a few of these devilish desires, he can become a future role-model for Muslims. He can become a leader for his community, and the biggest achievement he can gain is success in the hereafter.

As being admitted into paradise, and being saved from the hell fire, is, in reality truly the greatest success a person can gain. Allah has described this as a great success in the Holy Quran.

The reason why this period of human life is so important and crucial is because this period of youth is generally what determines the way in which this period of his life is spent. If he spends this period of his life in an Islamic environment, visiting the Masjid for the five daily prayers, associating with the pious people and the true scholars of Islam, sitting in their gatherings, then, it is greatly hoped that he will spend the rest of his life in the same way.

On the other hand, if the youth stays away from the Masjid and doesnt associate himself with the pious and scholars of Islam, but spends his time visiting the pubs/clubs, associating himself with girls and mischievous people, then it is most likely that the rest of his life will be spent in a similar manner, away from the Masjid and away from Deen, except if Allah wishes otherwise.

Just like everything, life is also a gift from Allah and every aspect of it should be regarded as a gift and a trust from Allah. Allah expects us to spend this youth in His worship and obedience, seeking knowledge of Islam and acting upon it. This in itself is a form of gratefulness.

In a Hadith, the Messenger of Allah said that the feet of the son of Adam will not be able to move until he is questioned regarding four things.

Out of these four questions, one question asked will be regarding how one spent his time as a youth. In another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah has said that on the Day of Judgement, there are seven types of people to whom Allah will give shade to. It is stated in Bukhari that on the Day of Judgement there will be no shade except for Allah's shade. And from amongst these groups, one group will be those youth who spent their youth in the worship of Allah.


The reason being is because a youth has many desires, so whosoever goes against his desires and controls them in this delicate period of youth, and obeys the command of Allah, and tries his best to follow the Islamic Shariah, in such a time of his life when his desires are at their peak, then Allah will give him a great reward.

A wise man once said that how many old men are there who repent to Allah. How great would it be to see youngsters repenting to Allah.

Therefore, the period of youth is a very delicate and important period in a Muslims life. If spent in the right way his time as a youth will benefit not only himself but also others.

By visiting the Masjid, attending the gatherings of the scholars of Islam and seeking their advice and knowledge, serving ones parents and trying to carry out Allah Taalas orders to the best of ability then it is greatly hoped that one will grow up to become a leader of the Muslim community and become the coolness of one's parents eyes.


If wasted by continuously committing sins, disobeying Allahs commands, then it is possible that on the Day of Judgment Allah will reprimand him regarding this.

So dear youngster!
Realise your value and importance for the future fate of the Ummah lies in your hands. May Allah guide and protect us all on the day of Judgement. Ameen

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Produk De' Putih Beracun






Entry ini ialah mengenai serbuan penguatkuasa Farmasi Kementerian Kesihatan ke atas dua buah syarikat yang memasarkan produk yang disasarkan kepada  wanita yang bercita-cita untuk menjadi putih, menawan dan cuba 'merubah' menjadi lebih 'cantik'.


Sebagai makluman kepada pembaca, entry ini saya tumpukan kepada usaha pendidikan dan kesedaran di kalangan pengguna yang masih tidak memahami atau cuba untuk memahami implikasi / kesan dari penggunaan produk yang mengandungi bahan di bawah Akta racun 1952.


Panduan: 

HYDROQUINONE  

- sejenis persediaan bahan kimia yang boleh didapati di dalam kosmetik. Penggunaan hidroquinone adalah untuk membunuh melanocytes , sejenis sel yang bertindak menghasilkan melanin. Untuk itu kulit akan kelihatan cerah dan semakin putih.

- hydroquinone adalah sangat toksik dan merupakan bahan kimia yang sangat kuat, juga digunakan dalam proses foto, 'herbicides' , pemprosesan getah dan pemprosesan 'hair dyes'.


Kesan sampingan hydroquinone 

- penghitaman kawasan kulit , terutama jika terdedah kepada cahaya matahari atau cahaya UV tiruan.

- kawasan kulit boleh terluka, terbakar , kering dan gatal sebelum kimia racun itu menyerap lebih jauh ke dalam muka.

- turut menyebabkan kesan sampingan maut lain iaitu sesak nafas, serangan lelah, bengkak bibir, muka dan lidah serta ruam.

- jika terkena mata, ia turut boleh menyebabkan mata kesan terbakar dan menj eja skan penglihatan. Penggunaan untuk jangka masa panjang boleh menyebabkan kulit menghitam.

- juga boleh menghalang proses pigmentasi di mana proses ini mengurangkan perlindungan ke atas kulit daripada pancaran ultra ungu dan sinaran matahari berlebihan yang boleh memberi risiko kanser kulit.


TRETINOIN 

 - merupakan bahan kimia terbitan vitamin A dan biasanya digunakan dalam rawatan jerawat (acne vulgaris)


kesan sampingan tretinoin 

- rasa terbakar pada kulit, gatal, kulit menggelupas dan kekringan, jeragat hitam bertambah dan kulit menjadi sensitif kepada cahaya ultra violet.

Kesatuan Negara-negara Eropah EU, mengharamkan penggunaan hydroquinone s eja k dahulu lagi.


 

Serbuan pertama dilakukan di sebuah premis di Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya, diketuai Pengarah Penguatkuasa Farmasi, KKM, Mohd Hatta Ahmad.

 

Bukan sekali, tetapi dalam tempoh kira-kira 3 tahun, premis ini pernah diserbu dua kali sebelumnya.

Produk yang dipasarkan, memang mendapat sambutan, malah serbuan dan rampasan sebelum ini tidak mampu untuk menghentikan penjualan produk ini yang diubah sedikit kepada namanya setelah produk sebelumnya dirampas.


Rampasan sebelumnya setelah ujian makmal mengesahkan, produk ini mengandungi hidroquinone.

Dan kali ini, dua produk dirampas:

1- Natasya Krim Herba Gold  - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 7-75 % w/w dan tretinoin.
2- Natasya Krim Herba -dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 4-83 % w/w dan tretinoin.


Jenamanya De'Putih. Begitu kemelayuan bunyinya. 
Bagaimanapun, sebaik tiba di lokasi, apa yang difikirkan langsung tidak mencermin nama itu sendiri.  
Produk De'Putih sebenarnya adalah produk yang diimport terus dari Filipina sebagaimana juga tertera pada kotak pembungkusannya.
 

Syarikat di Bandar Pinggiran Subang ini hanyalah pengedar, dan kepada pengguna, menggambarkan seolah-olah syarikat terbabit yang membuat produk itu.

Mereka sebenarnya hanya menerima barangan dari kilang Goldwin Manufacturing Lab. Corp, Filipina, dan memasarkannya di sini. Pada kotaknya, mendakwa sebagai 'mencerahkan dan mengatasi masalah kulit anda'.
De Putih Night Cream dikesan mengandungi tretinoin - yang mana tretinoin bukanlah untuk mencerahkan kulit, tetapi digunakan dalam rawatan jerawat (acne vulgaris) atas perskripsi doktor. Kepada pengguna yang peka, banyak yang boleh dipertikaikan atau diberi perhatian apabila membaca label pada kotaknya.

Tertera logo halal (yang tidak diiktiraf), tetapi dikilangkan di Filipina. Apakah jaminan pengeluar logo halal swasta itu, yang ia juga melakukan pemeriksaan di kilang di Filipina itu?
Kandungannya juga ditulis mengandungi cetyl alcohol.
Terdapat ayat melucukan - '  Sila dapat nasihat pakar sebelum mengguna .' Jika kena nasihat pakar sebelum gunakannya, apa guna kita membelinya?. ..
Sebenarnya, syarikat ini tiada kaitan langsung dengan Melayu, tetapi nama digunakan adalah berunsur kemelayuan.
Nampaknya syarikat ini mengetahui akan bahaya hydroquinone, jadi dicetak bahawa produk ini tiada bahan itu. Malangnya, produk ini mengandungi tretinoin...
 

Dakwaan bahawa ia diluluskan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia KKM juga, adalah palsu. Tiada sebarang rekod pada KKM, syarikat ini memohon kelulusan KKM.

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Dua lagi produk ialah:

1- Krim Malam Misha - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 7-65 % w/w dan tretinoin

2 - Di dalam Set Produk Shadira:

      - krim tidak berlabel - dikesan mengandungi hydroquinone 5-1 % w/w dan tretinoin



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