In our modern society, we often complain about the fractured communities we live in. The conversations are initiated with complaints and criticisms and end with complaints and criticisms.

Throughout the dull conversation the topic is never interrupted with methods of healing. When a bone in the body is fractured the cure for the broken bone is never prescribed by hating on the body.

Instead the doctor will look to understand how the fracture occurred and then move on to prescribing methods of how to fix the body. Let us take the leg as an example. When the leg has broken, the person will go to the hospital because their movement has now been restricted.

The hospital will proceed with an X-ray scan which will indicate the impact of the fracture. From this the doctors will provide support for the leg, usually in the way of casting the leg to reduce strain. Once the bone has shown healing the doctors will remove the caste and introduce to the patient crutches.

The crutches are there for the patient to now improve their movement and also to resume a normal living habit. With patience and support from the physiotherapist the crutches will be lost to slow productivity of introducing the leg back to the floor.

Applying slow pressure the leg will be less reactive to pain and in no time the leg is back to normal movement and the only signs of a previous incident is the scar stitched to the skin.

Now we’ve dwelt into the methodology of rehabilitating the leg, we must question how often do we use a similar methodology of action to rehabilitate our community?

Unfortunately, we have lived through each generation criticising the new generation.

Never wanting to take responsibility of their own failures. I’m as much as a victim of this attitude and this is a reminder to me before anyone else. I criticise so passionately to my friends about how we had certain attitudes when we were 18 but now the 18 years old are way more corrupt than we were. How sad is this, if anything we should be able to understand the perspective of the young generation.

Take into consideration what was missing from our environment and look to fill this gap with our own skills and wisdoms. I am no scholar or even hold an atom weight of substance in comparison to the Ummah.

However, we must remember Islam wasn’t introduced in a time of joyful utopia of one God, a moral compass close to the Shariah. Yet the action to make the change and introduce the change was made. Therefore we must also understand each of us can support one another in prescribing positive changes to a society.

This message is more for the grassroots therefore I would like to make clear our doctors and physiotherapists are clearly those who the most highly rated in Islam.

So, how can we work from our own localities to improve our area? The most important stakeholders of our communities are our youth. The generation which will continue to represent us. I believe the issues which are popular in every community; drugs, alcohol, drug-dealing, lack of respect for parents; disenfranchised from society.

To commence with, the elders should look to introduce love rather than hate to the youth. Rather than telling the youth ‘they are to be blamed’, as we have done with much passion every day. We should look to enter the conversations with love and sincerity.

The basis of this action we are still fortunate enough to say can be through a basic ‘Salaam’ to which they will joyfully reply. Why will they reply? Because they understand that you have looked past their blade 3 haircut, North Face jacket and cigarette.

They will feel as though you have complimented them and valued their membership to the Ummah. From this the icebreaker has been completed and over a matter of months from short conversations you are able to ascertain their name, age, school to study at. Some may even feel they can confide in you to ask for advice or to even share their problems with. Here we have found the cause through the symptoms presented.

The medicine for the youth can begin with education of their own identity. Explain to the youth what colonialism is, how it caused great travesty around our world especially in India. Explain to them how 12% of the total profit England made came through the hard work of our forefathers who were controlled with fear and death by the military.

This in itself will allow them to have pride they will start to question who classed them to be degenerate, illiterate and forced them to believe they lack ambition. Introduce to them pocket facts which they’ll store in their brain with pride so the next time maths teacher looks to propagate numbers as invention of the West.

They are able to know that x=3 because Al Khara Rizmi introduced this to the world from a home closer to their own. This in itself will allow them to have more reasoning as to why they should pursuit with effort, the education available to them. From this they may also start to question their race to be the first to purchase brands and items which have been corporatised specifically to target the poor.

They will soon start to feel more accomplished than ever before, how social programming has narrowed the paths available to walk in life.

To conclude to the grassroots I believe our first two ambitions should be to welcome the Youth and to then educate the Youth. In order to educate others we must look to educate ourselves.

A donkey with books is still a donkey, the intellect does not increase.

The same way the knowledge of the books is of no use if we do not intend to make any action.