SALAM MAAL HUJRAH DAN SELAMAT TAHUN BARU

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Awards at British Invention Show 2009

The British Invention Show, is the largest innovation and technology expo in Britain. UiTM submitted 8 entries of which all won medals.

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Fasilitator Terbaik kali kedua berturut-turut. Sebenarnya kejayaaan ini adalah kejayaan anda semua.

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Pingat Emas Dalam Malaysia Technology Expo ( MTE)

Menerima anugerah Pingat Emas dalam Malaysia Technology Expo ( MTE) 2009 yang telah diadakan pada 19 hingga 21 Februari 2009 di PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Pelbagai hasil penyelidikan telah dipamerkan oleh 460 peserta/ kumpulan daripada pelbagai IPTA, badan swasta, MRSM dan lain-lain organisasi.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Majlis Khatam Al-Qur’an , Qiamulail, Sahur dan kuliah subuh Perdana Selangor 2011

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Majlis Khatam Al-Qur’an &

Dewan Solat Utama, MSSAAS 

* 27 Ogos 2011 (Sabtu) 

Program Sahur & Qiyamullail Perdana, Peringkat Negeri Selangor,  (Unit Dakwah JAIS) 

Lokasi : Dewan Makan, Dewan Solat Bawah, MSSAAS 

27 Ogos 2011, (Sabtu) , 3.00 pagi

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Di dewan bawah masjid kelihatan ramai yang tidur meniarap. Banyak juga kelompok-kelompok keluarga; ibu ayah dan anak-anak tidur berkelompok. Juruacara mengejutkan orang ramai jam 3 pagi dan mereka yang sudah berada di dewan tingkat atas digalakkan bertahajjud sendirian dahulu. 

Jam 3.30 Ustaz Othman Ibrahim memimpin para jemaah untuk bersolat tasbih sebanyak 4 rakaat dan diisi dengan zikir antara solat tersebut. Sesudah itu, beliau memimpin solat taubat, sedikit muhasabah diri beramai-ramai dan disudahi dengan solat sunat hajat. 

Kemudian, sahur bersama. Ramai betul orang. Banyak khemah dan kaunter makanan dibuka. Lauk ada yang dapat ikan goreng seekor. . Yang menakjubkan ramai kanak-kanak dan remaja lelaki dan perempuan. Bukannya orang dewasa sahaja.

Sesudah sahur dan bersolat subuh, penganjur iaitu Dato Dr Hassan Ali membuat ucapan dengan penuh semangat. Lepas tu, MB selangor Khalid pula berucap dan kuliah subuh disampaikan oleh Dr. Zulkifli al-Bakri. Sewaktu balik kelihatan kereta penuh di luar masjid. Banyak kereta dipark di bahagian rumput. Kata Dr. Hassan, tak cukup parking. Dan caterer makanan jugak takjub kerana tak pernah lihat ramai orang berqiamulail sebegini. Ni pun first time diadakan qiamulail perdana seperti ini dan macam-macam aktiviti ihya ramadhan tahun 2011 ini. Penganjur dan endorsed by MB mengatakan mereka membelanjakan lebih kurang setengah juta ringgit untuk program ihya ramadhan tahun ni.

Dapat pergi  syukur, Tahun depan harapnya diteruskan progam seperti ini

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kuliah Khas Ramadhan-Syeikh Ali Saleh bin Muhammad Ali Jaber

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Satu Kuliah Khas telah berlangsung selepas solat sunat terawih dan witir berjemaah bertempat di Dewan Solat Utama. Solat Isyak dan solat sunat terawih malam tersebut telah diimamkan oleh  imam jemputan dari Madinah Sheikh Muhammad Saad Nomani Madani dan Ustaz Abdul Karim Omar (Pegawai Hal Ehwal Islam MSSAAS). Lebih 500 orang jemaah mengikuti kuliah ini.

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Syeikh Ali Saleh bin Muhammad Ali Jaber telah menyampaikan kuliahnya dalam Bahasa Melayu. Antara topik yang telah beliau sampaikan termasuklah tentang bulan Ramadhan, Solat Sunat Terawih dan teknik-teknik khatam Al-Quran. Kuliah berlangsung sekitar 23 minit.

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Rakaman kuliah ini dan rakaman solat sunat terawih bersama Sheikh Muhammad Saad Nomani Madani boleh ditonton melalui laman sesawang www.youtube.com atau www.facebook.com/mssaas.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hari Huffaz Selangor Kali ke-5

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SHAH ALAM 22 Ogos - Sepanjang 20 dan 21 Ogos 2011 telah berlangsung Hari Huffaz Selangor bertempat di Dewan Solat Bawah Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (MSSAAS). Program ini merupakan program anjuran bersama Persatuan Institusi Tahfiz Al-Quran, Jawatankuasa Tahfiz Selangor dan ditaja oleh Lembaga Zakat Selangor, Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Berhad, MSSAAS dan JPM.

Sepanjang Hari Huffaz ini, seramai lebih 300 orang pelajar-pelajar tahfiz dari seluruh negeri Selangor telah membaca ayat-ayat suci Al-Quran secara hafazan. Majlis Perasmian Penutup Hari Huffaz Selangor telah dirasmikan oleh Yang Berbahagia Dr. Hajah Halimah Ali sebagai wakil kepada Menteri Besar Selangor. Majlis penutup diadakan hari Ahad, 21 Ogos 2011 jam 5.15 petang hingga 6.45 petang. Antara kehormat yang hadir termasuklah Prof. Madya Dato’ Dr Halim b. Tamuri (Pengerusi Jawakankuasa Tahfiz Negeri Selangor), S.F. Tuan Haji Ahmad Mustafa bin Mohd Sidin Al-Muqri (Imam besar MSSAAS) dan lain-lain tetamu kehormat.

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Majlis penutup telah dimulakan dengan bacaan ayat suci Al-Quran oleh Ustaz Abdul Karim Omar, Pegawai Hal Ehwal Islam MSSAAS diikuti dengan ucapan perasmian Yang Berbahagia Dr. Hajah Halimah Ali. Kemudian, Majlis telah disusuli dengan penyampaian anugerah-anugerah kepada Tokoh Huffaz Negeri Selangor, Tokoh Pendidik, Tokoh Pendokong Mahad Tahfiz dan juga Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang. Imam Besar MSSAAS telah menerima anugerah Tokoh Huffaz Negeri Selangor dalam majlis pada kali ini.

Acara lain yang turut diadakan dalam majlis ini termasuklah penyampaian sijil-sijil kepada pelajar-pelajar tahfiz dan penyampaian cenderahati kepada penaja majlis. Selepas sahaja doa penutup, majlis penyampaian saguhati kepada pelajar-pelajar tahfiz telah diadakan sebelum majlis bersurai.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What Students Don't Know


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CHICAGO -- For a stranger, the main library at the University of Illinois at Chicago can be hard to find. The directions I got from a pair of clerks at the credit union in the student center have proven unreliable. I now find myself adrift among ash trees and drab geometric buildings.
Finally, I call for help. Firouzeh Logan, a reference librarian here, soon appears and guides me where I need to go. Several unmarked pathways and an escalator ride later, I am in a private room on the second floor of the library, surrounded by librarians eager to answer my questions.
Most students never make it this far.
This is one of the sobering truths these librarians, representing a group of Illinois universities, have learned over the course of a two-year, five-campus ethnographic study examining how students view and use their campus libraries: students rarely ask librarians for help, even when they need it. The idea of a librarian as an academic expert who is available to talk about assignments and hold their hands through the research process is, in fact, foreign to most students. Those who even have the word “librarian” in their vocabularies often think library staff are only good for pointing to different sections of the stacks.
The ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) project -- a series of studies conducted at Illinois Wesleyan, DePaul University, and Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois’s Chicago and Springfield campuses -- was a meta-exercise for the librarians in practicing the sort of deep research they champion. Instead of relying on surveys, the libraries enlisted two anthropologists, along with their own staff members, to collect data using open-ended interviews and direct observation, among other methods.
The goal was to generate data that, rather than being statistically significant yet shallow, would provide deep, subjective accounts of what students, librarians and professors think of the library and each other at those five institutions. The resulting papers are scheduled to be published by the American Library Association this fall, under the title: “Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know.”
One thing the librarians now know is that their students' research habits are worse than they thought.
At Illinois Wesleyan University, “The majority of students -- of all levels -- exhibited significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process,” according to researchers there. They tended to overuse Google and misuse scholarly databases. They preferred simple database searches to other methods of discovery, but generally exhibited “a lack of understanding of search logic” that often foiled their attempts to find good sources.
However, the researchers did not place the onus solely on students. Librarians and professors are also partially to blame for the gulf that has opened between students and the library employees who are supposed to help them, the ERIAL researchers say. Librarians tend to overestimate the research skills of some of their students, which can result in interactions that leave students feeling intimidated and alienated, say the ERIAL researchers. Some professors make similar assumptions, and fail to require that their students visit with a librarian before embarking on research projects. And both professors and librarians are liable to project an idealistic view of the research process onto students who often are not willing or able to fulfill it.
“If we quietly hope to convert all students to the liberal ideals of higher education, we may miss opportunities to connect with a pragmatic student body,” wrote Mary Thill, a humanities librarian at Northeastern Illinois. “… By financial necessity, many of today’s students have limited time to devote to their research.” Showing students the pool and then shoving them into the deep end is more likely to foster despair than self-reliance, Thill wrote. “Now more than ever, academic librarians should seek to ‘save time for the reader.’ ”
Before they can do that, of course, they will have to actually get students to ask for help. That means understanding why students are not asking for help and knowing what kind of help they need, say the librarians.
"This study has changed, profoundly, how I see my role at the university and my understanding of who our students are,” says Lynda Duke, an academic outreach librarian at Illinois Wesleyan. “It’s been life-changing, truly.”
Exploding the ‘Myth of the Digital Native’
The most alarming finding in the ERIAL studies was perhaps the most predictable: when it comes to finding and evaluating sources in the Internet age, students are downright lousy.
Only seven out of 30 students whom anthropologists observed at Illinois Wesleyan “conducted what a librarian might consider a reasonably well-executed search,” wrote Duke and Andrew Asher, an anthropologist at Bucknell University, whom the Illinois consortium called in to lead the project.
Throughout the interviews, students mentioned Google 115 times -- more than twice as many times as any other database. The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented, but the Illinois researchers found something they did not expect: students were not very good at using Google. They were basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results. Consequently, the students did not know how to build a search that would return good sources. (For instance, limiting a search to news articles, or querying specific databases such as Google Book Search or Google Scholar.)
Duke and Asher said they were surprised by “the extent to which students appeared to lack even some of the most basic information literacy skills that we assumed they would have mastered in high school.” Even students who were high achievers in high school suffered from these deficiencies, Asher told Inside Higher Ed in an interview.
In other words: Today’s college students might have grown up with the language of the information age, but they do not necessarily know the grammar.
“I think it really exploded this myth of the ‘digital native,’ ” Asher said. “Just because you’ve grown up searching things in Google doesn’t mean you know how to use Google as a good research tool.”
Even when students turned to more scholarly resources, that did not necessarily solve the problem. Many seemed confused about where in the constellation of library databases they should turn to locate sources for their particular research topic: Half wound up using databases a librarian “would most likely never recommend for their topic.” For example, “Students regularly used JSTOR to try to find current research on a topic, not realizing that JSTOR does not provide access to the most recently published articles,” Duke and Asher wrote in their paper, noting that “articles typically appear in JSTOR after 3-5 years, depending on their publisher.” (JSTOR was the second-most frequently alluded-to database in student interviews, with 55 mentions.)
Years of conditioning on Google had not endowed the Illinois Wesleyan students with any searching savvy to speak of, but rather had instilled them with a stunted understanding of how to finely tune a search in order to home in on usable sources, concluded the ERIAL researchers.
Regardless of the advanced-search capabilities of the database they were querying, “Students generally treated all search boxes as the equivalent of a Google search box, and searched ‘Google-style,’ using the ‘any word anywhere’ keyword as a default,” they wrote. Out of the 30 students Duke and Asher observed doing research, 27 failed to narrow their search criteria at all when doing so would have turned up more helpful returns.
Unsurprisingly, students using this method got either too many search results or too few. Frequently, students would be so discouraged they would change their research topic to something more amenable to a simple search.
“Many students described experiences of anxiety and confusion when looking for resources -- an observation that seems to be widespread among students at the five institutions involved in this study,” Duke and Asher wrote.
These results can be taken in a positive light: as the library building has receded as a campus mecca, librarians have often had to combat the notion that online tools are making them irrelevant. The evidence from ERIAL lends weight to their counterargument: librarians are more relevant than they have ever been, since students need guides to shepherd them through the wilderness of the Web. Indeed, students who had attended library orientations or tutorials showed more proficiency than those who had not.
There was just one problem, Duke and Asher noted: “Students showed an almost complete lack of interest in seeking assistance from librarians during the search process.” Of all the students they observed -- many of whom struggled to find good sources, to the point of despair -- not one asked a librarian for help.
In a separate study of students at DePaul, Illinois-Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois, other ERIAL researchers deduced several possible reasons for this. The most basic was that students were just as unaware of the extent of their own information illiteracy as everyone else. "Some students did not identify that they were having difficulties with which they could use help," wrote anthropologist Susan Miller and Nancy Murillo, a library instruction coordinator at Northeastern Illinois. "Some overestimated their ability or knowledge."
Another possible reason was that students seek help from sources they know and trust, and they do not know librarians. Many do not even know what the librarians are there for. "I don't think I would see them and say, 'Well, this is my research, how can I do this and that?' " one senior psychology major told the researchers. "I don't see them that way. I see them more like, 'Where's the bathroom?' " Other students imagined librarians to have more research-oriented knowledge of the library but still thought of them as glorified ushers.
"Librarians are believed to do work unrelated to helping students," wrote Miller and Murillo, "or work that, while possibly related to research, does not entitle students to relationships with them."
Co-opting the influence of professors
In lieu of librarians, whose relationship to any given student is typically ill-defined, students seeking help often turn to a more logical source: the person who gave them the assignment -- and who, ultimately, will be grading their work. “[R]elationships with professors … determine students’ relationships with libraries,” wrote Miller and Murillo. "In the absence of an established structure ensuring that students build relationships with librarians throughout their college careers, professors play a critical role in brokering students' relationships with librarians," they wrote.
Because librarians hold little sway with students, they can do only so much to rehabilitate students’ habits. They need professors' help.
Unfortunately, professors are not necessarily any more knowledgeable about library resources than their students are. “Faculty may have low expectations for librarians, and consequently students may not be connected to librarians or see why working with librarians may be helpful,” wrote Miller and Murillo.
Several recent studies by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R have highlighted the disjunct between how professors view the library and how the library views itself: library directors see the library as serving primarily a teaching function; professors see it above all as a purchasing agent. Miller and Murillo heard echoes of that in their study. “I think that what happens is the librarians know how to search for sources, but sometimes don’t know how to do research,” one anthropology professor told them.
Professors are usually willing to try to put students on the right path. However, “a student will not necessarily succeed in research if he or she relies on the professor alone,” wrote Miller and Murillo. “… [Some] faculty members seemed to assume that students would pick up how to do library research, or that a one-shot instruction session, which at times professors erroneously assumed students previously had, would have been enough.”
This finding resonated with the librarians gathered here in Chicago. “Students do enough to get by,” says Lisa Wallis, a Web services librarian at Northeastern Illinois. “If they aren’t told to use [specific library] databases, they won’t.” And many professors, like many librarians, overestimate the research fluency of their students. For example, a professor might tell students to find “scholarly sources” without considering that students do not actually know what a “scholarly source” is, says Logan, the Chicago reference librarian.
At DePaul, “One of the professors said, ‘You mean they come to the library without the assignment?’ ” says Paula Dempsey, the coordinator of reference services there. “Yes. Yes, they do.”
Heather Jagman, a coordinator of library instruction at DePaul, described this as the “curse of prior knowledge” -- a phenomenon to which both professors and librarians are vulnerable. Teaching and library faculty are likely to have been exceptionally skilled researchers as undergraduates. Career academics might have a hard time putting themselves in the shoes of a student who walks into the library knowing practically nothing.
Pragmatism vs. Idealism
Part of the challenge for faculty in learning to serve students more effectively might be adjusting their expectations to the realities of what students already know -- and can be reasonably expected to learn -- in the space of a given assignment, says Thill, the humanities librarian at Northeastern Illinois.
In her contribution to the ERIAL tome, called “Pragmatism and Idealism in the Academic Library,” Thill wrote about the tension between library pragmatism -- the desire to satisfy the minimum requirements of a research assignment -- and library idealism, which glorifies the tedious unearthing and meticulous poring-over of texts. Unsurprisingly, most students tacked toward pragmatism, while “librarians and professors [repeatedly] wished that students could invest more time in contemplation and discovery, painting an idealized portrait of students leisurely wandering the stacks or pensively sitting down to await inspiration.”
Her findings, based on open-ended interviews with 30 faculty members and nine librarians at Northeastern Illinois and DePaul, pointed to the tension between the idealized view of academic research and the practical matters of deadlines and other limitations -- a tension librarians often have to resolve. If a student needs sources on a topic but does not know how to retrieve them, does the librarian find the source for him? Does she nudge him in the right direction but make sure he finds it himself? Librarians often have to walk that line between giving a person a fish and teaching her how to fish, proverbially speaking, says Thill. And the answer can rightly vary based on how quickly she needs a fish, whether she has the skills and coordination to competently wield a pole, and whether her ultimate goal is to become a master angler.
“Obviously I’m not saying we just have to be paper pushers -- just pushing out whatever it is the student wants,” Thill says. “But I think that, in general, we make decisions assuming that everyone is a career academic.”
This is treading on treacherous ground, and Thill knows it. The debate over whether librarians should be complicit in students’ efforts to “satisfice” -- that is, do what they can to get by and graduate -- can be a contentious one, since it runs to the root of what the library (and higher education in general) is for.
“To be honest I was almost afraid to write this paper,” she says, sitting in a conference room at the Northeastern Illinois library. “Whenever I talked to people about what my paper was about, they got their backs up.”
Thill says she does not think “satisfice” should be a dirty word. In her paper, she points to a 2008 NASPA Foundation study that indicated only 6 percent of college students earn a degree because they “like to learn for learning’s sake.” Back at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Logan mentioned the fact that a growing proportion of students are adult learners and first-generation students with jobs and family obligations. If these students are trying to “satisfice,” it probably isn't so that they'll have more time to goof off, she said.
There is also the somewhat dissonant fact that despite what the Illinois institutions now know about their students’ poor information literacy skills, many of those students have continued to pass their courses and eventually graduate. “I think we definitely saw that students are managing to get through without the level of certain research skills that we would like to see,” Asher told Inside Higher Ed.
“It’s not about teaching shortcuts, it’s about teaching them not to take the long way to a goal,” says Elisa Addlesperger, a reference and instruction librarian at DePaul. “They’re taking very long, circuitous routes to their goals.… I think it embitters them and makes them hate learning.” Teaching efficiency is not a compromise of librarianship, adds Jagman; it is a value.
Librarians and teaching faculty certainly have an obligation to encourage good, thorough research, says Thill, but they also have a responsibility to serve students -- and that means understanding the limitations of library idealism in practice, and acting pragmatically when necessary.

— Steve Kolowich

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SAGE Library News – August 2011

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How Social Networks Might Change the Way We Read Books

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Reading hasn’t always been seen as a solitary act. Our first experiences with books demonstrate that: before we know how to read, we often have people — a parent, a teacher — reading out loud to us. But once we know how to read, there’s a sense that we’re supposed to read silently and oftentimes, read alone. Even so, we’re still compelled to share what we’re reading with others — whether we’re reading for school or for pleasure.

It’s no surprise then, considering the ever-present “social” online world, that we’ve seen the rise of social reading websites, applications and features. 

Over the last few weeks, for example, Amazon has expanded the social features connected with its “Public Notes. “Public Notes” have been available since the beginning of the year, allowing readers to share publicly their highlights and notes from the Kindle books they’re reading. Now Amazon has made it so that if you link your Twitter and Facebook accounts, you automatically follow all of your friends and followers from those networks. As Wired’s Tim Carmody points out, it’s “a little bit creepy” to have the default setting do this, and you have to uncheck a box that automatically broadcasts your reading status too. But there are more granular controls for making public which books you’re reading, as well as the passages you highlight.

The social element can add depth to the understanding of what’s being read, just as book clubs do.

Amazon isn’t the only company to offer this connection between reading and social networks either. Last week, Google too made it easy to share titles of what you’re reading from Google Books to Google Plus. And Amazon and Google join a long list of other reading-oriented social networks, such asGoodreads, wherein you can keep track of what you read, as well as what others read, and of course, talk about books. 

Many teachers already use sites like Goodreads in their classes, creating private groups — “book clubs,” if you will — where students can talk about their assigned reading, write reviews, take quizzes, and the like. Unlike the nascent social networks being built around the Amazon Kindle or Google Books, a site like Goodreads doesn’t require that everyone have the same “hardware” — the same printed edition or the same e-reader, for example.

But there’s a lot of potential once and if students do share hardware, particularly when it comes to e-readers and e-books. As we noted in our recent coverage of Highlighter, we’re seeing lots of ways to mark up content, make notes in the margins, and share or save these electronically. But there’s also the potential for real-time interaction, within the e-book itself, where readers can hold discussions within the text and within the app itself.

That may seem like anathema to the idea of the solitary reading experience. And critics will point out that the social aspect create distractions from reading. But we can also argue that the social element can add depth to the understanding of what’s being read, just as book clubs do. Peers can help define words and concepts that are sometimes hard to grasp when reading alone.

Readers: have you used any social reading sites or features, or do you plan to? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how this has changed your reading habits.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

British Libraries Push Back

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Perpustakaan penyelidikan utama di Britain telah memberitahu kedua-dua penerbit jurnal terbesar bahawa mereka tidak akan memperbaharui 'tawaran besar "dengan mereka, jika mereka tidak membuat penurunan harga sebenar.
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Major research libraries in Britain have told the two largest journal publishers that they will not renew their "big deals" with them if they do not make significant real-terms price reductions.
Research Libraries UK, which includes the Russell Group university libraries, as well as Britain's national libraries and Trinity College Library Dublin, have told Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell that they will not renew their current deals when they expire at the end of this year unless the concession is made
Big deals involve libraries paying a blanket fee for electronic access to a publisher’s entire journal catalog. They were initially welcomed by librarians when they were first introduced a decade ago. However, David Prosser, RLUK’s executive director, said consistent above-inflation price increases and the current squeeze on library budgets meant that big deals were accounting for an ever-greater proportion of libraries’ budgets and were no longer affordable.
Elsevier publishes around 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell. Wiley-Blackwell publishes around 1,500 journals. Publishers argue that big deals have seen the unit cost of access to research articles drop considerably and that price rises are justified due to the ongoing expansion in research outputs and, consequently, journals.
But Prosser said publishers had made large savings from the shift to electronic submission and distribution, which had "not necessarily been passed on to the customer."
If the libraries cancel their big deals, they intend to make savings by buying only high-use journals from the publishers. Articles from lower-use journals will be shared between them in an electronic version of an inter-library loan. Prosser admitted that the publishers might react by putting up the price of high-use journals, but predicted that such a move would fall foul of competition authorities. He said he expected that libraries would already be talking to researchers about the titles that could be dropped with the least impact.
"It is not a question of whether we drop journals, it is a question of which we drop," he said. "In my view it is better to drop low-use titles bundled into packages than to drop medium-use titles from smaller publishers outside big deals [so that we maintain] a healthy publishing environment with a wide variety of publishers."
RLUK also wants publishers to quote prices and price rises in sterling so that library budgets are not affected by currency fluctuations.
"If you are spending over £1 million ($1.64 million) a year on one big deal those fluctuations can be quite significant," he said. "They should be a risk for commercial bodies to take on board rather than public sector bodies like universities."
He said Russell Group vice chancellors were backing the librarians’ stance, as was the National Union of Students.
Usman Ali, vice-president for higher education at the NUS, said: "For too long private publishing companies have been getting away with gouging universities on journal costs. It is time the publishing companies made themselves accountable to the wider academic community in the UK."
Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell declined to comment.

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11 Ways To Use Technology To Thank Your Donors | Idealware

This article was originally published in the August 2011 issue of The NonProfit Times.

Organizations use technology to engage donors, manage them in databases, and even accept their donation payments online. With a little creative thinking you can save staff time on this important step and increase the likelihood that donors will give again.

Such classic techniques as thank-you letters, phone calls, events and special gifts will never go out of style. Many of these translate surprisingly well to online or technology-enhanced techniques, providing both new ways to make donors feel appreciated and, in some cases, organizational savings.

Here are 11 ideas ranging from the simple to the high-tech to get started. 
  • Personalized Emails. Most organizations are already sending automatic emails to people who have donated online. A little creativity can increase the impact of those emails. Nonprofits with a small staff can pass around a list of donors and their email addresses and have a couple of different people send personal emails thanking them. Better yet, organizations that serve a certain populace, such as schoolchildren or artists, can line up a few of them to write personalized thank-yous that show people the power their gifts have to change lives. There’s no cost other than staff time.
     
  • eNewsletters. Many nonprofits have newsletters. It’s easy to turn them into enewsletters to email to donors, or to create a periodic enewsletter exclusively for donors offering short articles about special projects they’ve funded. Asking celebrities or experts to write a guest article or answer questions can give a newsletter a bit of appeal, and compelling stories and interviews can be of real interest to donors.
     
  • Online Profiles. Organizations can use their newsletters, blogs or websites to profile donors on an ongoing basis. To appeal to the widest possible audience, they can profile “typical” donors -- not necessarily the most generous or the ones who have been giving the most years running -- as a powerful thank-you. A profile of someone who gives a small amount despite their limited income because a nonprofit’s mission is near and dear to them, or who has a great personal story as to why they support an organization, can inspire other donors to give more.
     
  • Online Gifts. Many nonprofits offer incentives such as T-shirts or coffee mugs to those who make a certain level of donation. What about online gifts of appreciation instead of, or in addition to, these real-world gifts? Offering donors access to a mission-related webinar provided by experts, or to an online Q&A with a “celebrity,” can be a rewarding thank you. Organizations can mine their networks for potential candidates -- people are often grateful for the opportunity to contribute if given the chance. Other ideas include a mobile app related to the organization or mission, or an online game. As opposed to physical gifts, many online gifts cost nearly the same whether they’re given to one person or to hundreds of thousands.
     
  • Social Media Shout-Outs. It’s a good idea to thank people publicly, say in a list-wide email, because there’s a certain momentum to donations -- they can gather speed along with mass -- and because some people like the credit. But there’s a lot to be said for the perception of intimacy a personal contact can create, which is why the best campaigns incorporate both. Using multiple channels to give donors rolling shout-outs during an ongoing campaign can include Facebook, Twitter, email and a blog. For example, a “Donors of the Week” post on Facebook, or a thank-you can be tweeted every time someone gives more than a certain dollar amount, like bartenders ringing the bell for a big tip. Linking to donors’ own sites or blogs, if they have them, is another subtle means of thanking them.
     
  • Highlight Early Donors. Approaching a set of major donors early in the campaign to seed a matching fund that would then be promoted to other prospects through emails and the website can work particularly well for corporate donors. It allows them to essentially “sponsor” the email and online fundraising campaign, and gives them publicity for their gifts. 
     
  • Website Leader Board. For friend-to-friend fundraising campaigns, in which supporters raise money from their own networks on behalf of an organization, it’s possible to create an online leader board where fundraisers “compete” good-naturedly against each other’s campaigns. These public rankings can be a powerful way to thank high performing teams and to incent others to do even more.
     
  • Real Time Giving Updates. For live events where people are encouraged to give, with a little technical know-how, it’s easy to project the gifts onto a screen as they’re received. This can be as simple as typing the gifts into a document that’s projected from a laptop, to posting them in real time on Twitter and projecting the organization’s Twitter stream. Twitter also allows community members who aren’t there in person to vicariously experience the excitement -- and be inspired to give online.
     
  • Videos and Photos. More and more organizations are harnessing the power of video to capture and convey emotion often lost in email, and with video capabilities now included in nearly every camera and phone, it’s never been easier. From a staff sing-along to a classroom full of children thanking donors for their gifts, the ideas are seemingly limitless. Videos can be fun, or they can be serious. It’s up to the nonprofit to set the tone. Photos can be used in a similar way, for example, as a slide-show set to music that shows constituents or events or the beneficiaries of funding. These can be posted on the website and sent to donors as links in their thank you emails.
     
  • Interactive Thank You Pages. When donors click a button to donate online, they typically see a thank-you web page. Enhancing this page with something more compelling, like a Flash fireworks display or a thank-you video or slideshow, can provide a more exciting option. Since the donor’s name and information is already in the system, it’s possible to personalize the video, for example, by superimposing the donor’s name onto a “Thank You” sign held by a child served by the organization.
     
  • QR Codes. Growing in popularity, QR codes are the black-and-white graphics that look like bar codes that link people to a website when they scan them with their smartphone cameras. Including a QR code in a thank-you mailing or email is an innovative way to send donors to one of the web pages or videos discussed earlier. It also provides tech savvy donors an easy way to follow a link, and doesn’t require anything but the space in the letter. 

Most of these ideas can be executed for free by someone with a firm grasp of computers. Some might require an investment, some specialized knowledge, or the help of a programmer, writer or consultant. But donors are the lifeblood of your organization, making them feel appreciated is a good way to show gratitude and keep them donating.

 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Khutbah Jumaat : Lailatul Qadar DiHayati Kemenangan DiRai

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Khutbah Jumaat: Lailatul qadar titik tingkat takwa, ibadat - JAKIM
HARI berlalu begitu cepat, tanpa disedari kini kita sudah berada pada hari ke-19 Ramadan. Maka 10 terakhir Ramadan ini adalah masa berharga yang perlu direbut semua insan beriman kepada Allah SWT.
Masa terakhir inilah akan menentukan sama ada puasa kita mendapat keberkatan, menjadi penebus segala kesalahan dan dosa dilakukan selama ini. Masanya Allah SWT janjikan kepada kita semua jika kita benar-benar beriman kepada-Nya.

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Ramadan mempunyai satu malam dinamakan lailatul qadar dan pahala beribadat pada malam itu menyamai pahala seribu bulan. Allah SWT menganugerahkan pahala besar itu sempena penurunan al-Quran dari Luh Mahfuz ke Baitul Izzah. Dari Baitul Izzaah al-Quran beransur-ansur diturunkan kepada Rasulullah SAW melalui Jibril.


Berdasarkan hadis yang memetik penerangan Saidatina Aisyah, antara pengkhususan ibadat dilakukan Rasulullah SAW ialah Baginda mandi antara waktu Maghrib dan Isyak, berpakaian indah serta sentiasa berharuman sepanjang 10 malam terakhir
Jelaslah lailatul qadar mempunyai kelebihan besar, maka seharusnya kita tidak mensia-siakan peluang malam dijanjikan itu. Bagi orang beriman mereka berazam mencari peluang disediakan dengan berlumba-lumba bangun di malam hening dan mengharapkan pahala Allah SWT.
Sabda Rasulullah SAW bermaksud: “Carilah lailatul qadar pada malam ganjil pada sepuluh hari terakhir Ramadan.” (Hadis riwayat al-Bukhari).

Berdasarkan hadis yang memetik penerangan Saidatina Aisyah, antara pengkhususan ibadat dilakukan Rasulullah SAW ialah Baginda mandi antara waktu Maghrib dan Isyak, berpakaian indah serta sentiasa berharuman sepanjang 10 malam terakhir.

Rasulullah SAW juga melakukan iktikaf di masjid. Baginda memasuki masjid sebelum Maghrib, solat berjemaah di samping membaca al-Quran dan memperbanyakkan doa kepada Allah SWT.
Pada waktu beriktikaf, Rasulullah SAW memutuskan hubungan dengan manusia dan aktiviti lain bagi bermunajat kepada Allah SWT. Rasulullah SAW tidur berasingan dengan isteri pada 10 malam terakhir untuk memberi tumpuan beribadat kepada Allah SWT.

Memasuki fasa ketiga bulan penuh keberkatan ini mimbar menyeru, marilah kita menggunakan peluang berharga ini menambah bekalan akhirat lebih-lebih lagi pada 10 malam terakhir yang banyak kelebihannya.
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Lailatul qadar adalah malam ditunggu-tunggu mereka yang menginginkannya kerana ia hanya berlaku satu malam saja sepanjang tahun. Maka beruntunglah siapa memperolehnya dan rugilah siapa melepaskannya.
Dalam fasa ketiga ini kita dituntut mempertingkatkan amal salih dan kebajikan seperti beriktikaf di masjid, bertadarus al-Quran, memperbanyak zikir, solat sunat dan sedekah selain dituntut memperbanyakkan doa khusus untuk lailatul qadar.

Diriwayatkan daripada Saidatina Aisyah bermaksud: “Saya bertanya kepada Rasulullah SAW bagaimana mengetahui malam Lailatul Qadar dengan tepat. Apa patut saya doakan pada saat itu. Baginda menjawab berdoalah dengan doa berikut: “Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Pengampun dan sentiasa memberi keampunan di atas kesalahan hamba-Mu, oleh itu maafkanlah segala kesalahanku.” (Hadis riwayat Abu Daud).

Namun terdapat sebilangan umat Islam tidak memberi perhatian sebaliknya lalai dengan kesibukan urusan lain seperti membuat persediaan menyambut hari raya. Kebiasaannya pada malam 10 terakhir, masjid lengang dan sepi, jemaah tarawih semakin berkurangan.

Sebaliknya, pasar raya menjadi tumpuan, suri rumah sibuk membuat persiapan raya sehinggakan ada yang berpuasa kerana keletihan. Bahkan peniaga bazar Ramadan ghairah meraih keuntungan pada saat akhir.
Mimbar ingin menyatakan, suasana begini tidak sepatutnya berlaku di saat kita sepatutnya melipatgandakan ibadat, kerana kita belum pasti lagi sama ada berpeluang untuk menikmati Ramadan akan datang.
Ramadan kita tempuhi tahun ini sepatutnya menjadi titik perubahan dalam diri untuk menjadi insan bertakwa dan diredai Allah SWT di dunia dan akhirat.

Hayati firman Allah SWT bermaksud: “Dan apabila hamba-Ku bertanya padamu tentang Aku maka (jawablah): sesungguhnya Aku amat hampir; Aku perkenankan permohonan orang yang berdoa apabila ia berdoa kepadaKu. Maka hendaklah mereka menyahut seruan-Ku, dan hendaklah mereka beriman kepada-Ku supaya mereka menjadi baik dan betul.” (Surah al-Baqarah, ayat 186)
Khutbah Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)
http://www.islam.gov.my/khutbah-online
http://www.bharian.com.my/bharian/articles/KhutbahJumaat_Lailatulqadartitiktingkattakwa_ibadat/Article/

Khutbah Jumaat : Lailatul Qadar DiHayati Kemenangan DiRai

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السلام عليكم
الحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِيْ أَرْسَلَ رَسُوْلَهُ بِالهُدَى وَدِيْنِ الحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّيْنِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ المُشْرِكُوْنَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاإِلهَ إِلا اللهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلىَ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ وَمَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ …أَمَّا بَعْدُ…فَيَا عِبَادَ اللهِ ! اتَّقُوْا اللهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاتمَوُْتُنَّ إِلا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُوْنَ …
Wahai hamba-hamba Allah ! Bertaqwalah sekalian kamu kepada Allah dengan sebenar-benar taqwa. Dan Janganlah kamu mati melainkan dalam keadaan Islam.
Saya menyeru diri saya sendiri dan juga sidang Jumaat sekalian agar kita sama-sama meningkatkan ketaqwaan kita kepada Allah dengan melakukan segala suruhanNya dan menjauhi segala yang ditegahNya.
Sidang Jumaat yang dihormati sekalian
Firman Allah dalam ayat 1-5 surah al-Qadar :
إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ
Maksudnya: Sesungguhnya Kami telah menurunkan (Al-Quran) ini pada Malam Lailatul-Qadar. Dan tahukah engkau apakah itu Lailatul-Qadar?. Lailatul-Qadar lebih baik daripada seribu bulan. Pada Malam itu, turun malaikat dan Jibril dengan izin Tuhan mereka untuk mengatur segala urusan. Sejahteralah Malam (yang berkat) itu hingga terbit fajar!

Kini kita telah berada pada 10 hari dan malam terakhir daripada bulan Ramadhan yang dijanjikan Allah bahawa ada di antara malamnya suatu malam yang lebih baik daripada seribu bulan. Anugerah yang amat berharga ini telah dijelaskan oleh Allah dalam surah al-Qadr di mana antara sebab turunnya surah ini ialah sebagaimana disebut oleh Ibu Jarir mengeluarkan daripada Mujahid dengan katanya: Adalah pada umat bani Israel ada seorang pemuda mendirikan malam sehingga Subuh. Kemudian dia berjihad melawan musuh pada siang hari sehingga petang. Dia melakukan amalan ini selama seribu tahun lalu Allah menurunkan ayat ini yang memberi galakan dan kelebihan kepada umat nabi Muhammad s.a.w yang mendirikan malam al-Qadar di mana mereka akan memperolehi ganjaran yang lebih baik daripada pemuda bani Israel tadi

Daripada Sayyidatina ‘Aisyah telah berkata : Adalah Rasulullah S.A.W telah beriktikaf pada malam-malam sepuluh terakhir daripada Ramadhan dan baginda S.A.W bersabda yang bermaksud : Carilah malam lailatul qadar pada sepuluh malam terakhir daripada Ramadhan

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Antara hikmat disembunyikan Lailatul Qadar menurut Imam al-Razi seorang ahli tafsir terkenal ialah yang Pertama : Agar umat Islam dapat membesarkan keseluruhan malam bulan Ramadhan tanpa memilih malam tertentu sahaja. Kedua : Bimbang umat Islam tidak berusaha untuk merebutnya dengan amal ibadat walau pun telah ditetapkan malam tertentu atau pun dia melakukan maksiat pada malam itu sehingga mendapat kemurkaan Allah kerana berbuat maksiat dalam keadaan tahu lebih besar dosanya. Ketiga : Supaya umat Islam bersungguh-sungguh mencari Lailatul Qadar sehingga dia mampu memperbanyakkan ibadat lalu dia memperolehi pahala daripada kesungguhannya itu. Keempat : Melahirkan umat yang menghidupkan keseluruhan malam Ramadhan dengan harapan akan berkebetulan dengan Lailatul Qadar sehingga meningkat amal solehnya.

Amat malang jika orang lain menggunakan masa yang begitu istimewa ini untuk beriktikaf di masjid sedangkan kita asyik sibuk di Super Market. Amat rugi jika orang lain sibuk menggandakan amal soleh pada hari-hari terakhir Ramadhan sedangkan kita terlalu sibuk dengan persiapan hari raya. Amat kurang cerdik bila orang lain lebih mengejar tawaran istimewa daripada Allah sedangkan kita lebih seronok menyahut jualan murah di pasaraya. Amat kurang bijak bila orang lain berlumba menambah bekalan akhirat sedangkan kita terus asyik dengan dunia
Sidang Jumaat yang dirahmati Allah,
Firman Allah dalam ayat 123 surah Ali Imran :
وَلَقَدْ نَصَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ بِبَدْرٍ وَأَنْتُمْ أَذِلَّةٌ ۖ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
Maksudnya : Sesungguhnya Allah telah membantu kamu dalam peperangan Badar sedangkan kamu ketika itu adalah orang-orang yang lemah

Ramadhan pernah menyaksikan kemenangan besar tentera Islam dalam peperangan Badar al-Kubra pada 17 Ramadhan tahun 2 Hijrah dan pembukaan Kota Mekah pada tahun 8 Hijrah menunjukkan kepada kita bagaimana lemahnya nafsu membolehkan semangat juang semakin kuat. Puasa bukan penghalang yang memadamkan semangat juang sebaliknya ia sebagai suatu tarbiah yang berharga dalam melahirkan umat yang hanya takut kepada Allah sehingga tidak akan tunduk kepada musuh walau apa pun yang berlaku.
Antara faktor utama kemenangan tentera Islam dalam mengalahkan musuh ialah [1] Teguh hati di mana tanpa keteguhan hati pasukan muslimin dan peneguhan Allah dengan malaikat-Nya, maka tidak akan wujud kemenangan untuk mereka. Keteguhan hati ini sangat penting kerana perjalanan dakwah adalah jalan sangat panjang dan banyak rintangannya. Dengan keteguhan hati inilah yang menyebabkan mereka mendapat kemenangan, kemuliaan dan pahala yang besar. Keteguhan dalam menyatakan kebenaran, tidak tergoda dengan takhta, harta dan wanita serta habuan dunia yang membolehkan kan pasukan muslimin mencapai kemenangan.

[2] Zikrullah iaitu dengan mengingati Allah sebanyak mungkin secara lisan dan hati. Ternyata syarat kemenangan berpihak kepada orang yang sentiasa ingat Allah dengan selalu berzikir, berdoa dan qiamulail. Mengingati Allah ketika berperang akan menyebabkan seseorang akan mencapai ketinggian ubudiah kehambaaan dan keimanan kepada Allah serta tawakkal kepada Allah. Keteguhan hati dan zikrullah adalah cara untuk mencapai kejayaan di dunia dan akhirat.

Sidang Jumaat yang dirahmati Allah,
Firman Allah dalam ayat 46 surah al-Anfal :
وَأَطِيعُوا اللهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ
Maksudnya : Dan taatlah kamu kepada Allah dan RasulNya, dan janganlah kamu berbantah-bantahan; kalau tidak nescaya kamu menjadi lemah semangat dan hilang kekuatan kamu, dan sabarlah (menghadapi segala kesukaran dengan cekal hati); sesungguhnya Allah beserta orang-orang yang sabar

Faktor yang seterusnya dalam meraih kemenangan ialah [3] Taat kepada Allah dan RasulNya di mana pertolongan dan bantuan daripada Allah hanya akan muncul bersama dengan ketaatan kepada Allah dan RasulNya. [4] Tiada perselisihan di mana keteguhan hati, zikrullah, dan taat kepada Allah dan RasulNya, apabila diikuti dengan berbantah-bantahan maka yang akan terjadi adalah kegagalan dan hilangnya kekuatan. Dalam perang Badar misalnya, Allah menjaga pasukan Muslimin daripada perselisihan dan berbantah-bantahan. [5] Sabar dalam menghadapi ujian dan kesusahan kerana sabar adalah senjata kekuatan sesuatu pasukan. Sabar dalam menghadapi pertempuran dan sabar dalam menghadapi musibah adalah jaminan bagi sempurnanya pertolongan yang akan diberikan Allah. Sabar bukan bererti pasif. Oleh hal yang demikian, sabar harus sentiasa diiringi dengan ikhtiar dan mujahadah.

[6] Ikhlas di mana kemenangan tidak boleh diraih dengan kesombongan dan riak. Allah pasti akan menolong orang-orang yang berperang di jalanNya dengan niat yang ikhlas. Dalam Islam, bilangan bukanlah faktor yang menentukan segala-galanya tetapi faktor kualiti adalah sesuatu yang perlu diutamakan

Sidang Jumaat yang dirahmati Allah,
Sempena berada dalam bulan Ramadhan yang merupakan bukan perjuangan dalam menewaskan musuh yang tersembunyi iaitu nafsu dan musuh daripada golongan kuffar yang sentiasa memerangi umat Islam maka ini semua menuntut agar kita memenuhi segala syarat kemenangan barulah Allah akan datangkan kemenangan yang dijanjikan. Renungilah nasib yang menimpa saudara seagama kita yang sedang ditindas di tanahair sendiri seperti di Selatan Thailand, Mindanao Filiphina, Palestin, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya dan lainnya di mana atas nama memerangi keganasan maka negara umat Islam yang menjadi mangsa keganasan. Begitu juga nasib yang menimpa saudara kita apabila Kerajaan Xinjiang, China kembali mengeluarkan peraturan yang tidak adil dan ‘tidak menghormati hak asasi manusia’ terhadap muslim Uighur yang diancam akan diberhentikan dari pekerjaannya jika diketahui tidak makan pada waktu makan siang. Kempen makan siang, teh, dan kopi diberi percuma sebagai taktik untuk mengetahui siapa yang berpuasa. Para pemilik restoran Muslim dipaksa menandatangani sebuah dokumen yang menyatakan bahawa restoran akan tetap dibuka dan menjual minuman beralkohol dibulan Ramadhan, jika tidak lesennya akan ditarik. Para imam masjid dipaksa untuk berceramah kepada yang lain bahawa puasa adalah aktiviti yang berbahaya bagi kesihatan. Jika tidak, kewarganegaraan mereka akan ditarik balik. Tiada guna merayu pada musuh, tiada manfaat mengadu kepada lawan. Apa yang diharapkan ialah bantuan daripada saudara seagama yang lebih takut kepada Allah daripada musuh durjana, saudara yang lebih pentingkan akhirat daripada dunia. Berubahlah hasil tarbiah Ramadhan agar kita berjaya dunia dan akhirat.
Firman Allah dalam ayat 35 surah al-Maidah :

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللهَ وَابْتَغُوا إِلَيْهِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَجَاهِدُوا فِي سَبِيلِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
Maksudnya : Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Bertakwalah kepada Allah dan carilah jalan yang boleh mendekatkan diri kepadaNya dan berjuanglah pada jalan Allah (untuk menegakkan Islam) supaya kamu beroleh kejayaan.
بَارَكَ اللهُ لِيْ وَلَكُمْ فِي القُرْآنِ العَظِيْمِ وَنَفَعَنِي وَإِيَّاكُمْ بِمَا فِيْهِ مِنَ الآيَاتِ وَالذِّكْرِ الحَكِيْمِ وَتَقَبَّلَ مِنِّي وَمِنْكُمْ تِلاوَتَهُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيْعُ العَلِيْمُ وَاسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ العَظِيْمَ لِيْ وَلَكُمْ وَلِسَائِرِ الُمْسِلِمْينَ وَالمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالمُؤْمِنَاتِ فَاسْتَغْفِرُوْهُ فَيَا فَوْزَ المُسْتَغْفِرِيْنَ وَيَا نَجَاةَ التَّائِبِيْنَ
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