Script for Film on Eid

By Assad Bhuglah

At the dusk of 29th Ramadan, the eyes are fixed on sky on west horizon of Mauritius in search of new crescent. If the new moon is spotted, it’s end of fasting and the following day Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated. If no moon is seen, then the Ramadan fasting will continue for another day to be followed by Eid ul Fitr the following day. The Eid is a day of joy, forgiveness and reconciliation. It is not allowed to keep fast on Eid day, but rather have good food and new dresses and thank Allah for this favour.

Away from Misguidance

Al-Rum (The Romans) Sura 30: Verse 30

"Set thy face to religion as a hanif, in the primordial nature from God upon which He originated mankind — there is no altering the creation of God; that is the upright religion, but most of mankind know not."

Beneficial Speech

The believers are encouraged to be thoughtful and to speak only with discretion and forethought as to the likely effects of the words they utter. For those who do so, the following Hadith promises a great spiritual reward:

"When a servant of God says that which is clear and correct (i.e. having given thought to whether it is beneficial or not), through (his words) he is distanced from the Fire by a distance greater than that what is between sunrise and sunset." [Riyad As-Saleheen]

By Exiting from Climate Change Deal, US Cedes Role of Global Leadership

By Assad Bhuglah,

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Climate change is the most portent issue that will drive the global agenda for several years to come. By exiting from the Climate Change pact, President Donald Trump has in fact walked away from the role of global leadership that the United States has held since the end of the Second World War. Out of the 197 countries that had signed the agreement last year, 147 have already ratified it. This signifies a serious policy reversal of the US from the commitments made at Paris deals and it is a significant blow to cooperative efforts to contain the rise in global temperatures. It is the most radical departure from a bipartisan US foreign policy since 1945.  US's self-isolation becomes officially visible.

Raindrops

Surah al-Zukhruf (Gold) Chapter 43: Verse 11 (partial)

"And He it is who sends down water from the sky in due measure."

Water comes down from the sky, as every person sees and knows, but most people are not moved by this remarkable phenomenon because of over familiarity. Muhammad, God's Messenger, (peace be upon him), however, held a different attitude. He looked at the drops of rain with love and welcoming delight, knowing that they came from God; in other words, his heart recognized God's handiwork in these drops. Every heart that is aware of its bond with God and the laws of nature He has set in operation should adopt this attitude.