If Maher Zain stands on the stage to praise the Almighty in his song , If Datuk Dr. Fadzillah Kamsah gives his powerful words to motivate us but me , will deliver you a nice speech as it is also a good reminder to us entitled ‘Islam as the best solution for social illness’. First and foremost , I bid you Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh to the honourable judges , the punctual timekeeper , teachers and fellow friends . Please lend me your ears on this delightful morning . Let me define first the meaning of social and illness . According to Oxford Dictionary defines social as activities in which people meet other for pleasure .
While , illness is the state of being physically or mentally ill. So, social illness can be noted as the illness or the problems created by the human kind in the society related to the immoral behaviour. Members of the floor , On the 4th June 1981 people throughtout the world have been surprised with the presence of new virus which is known as HIV . Althought the virus has killed about millions of people in this world , scientist still cannot find any vaccine to treat this problem . However , how many of us are trying to find the vaccine for the virus of social ills, although it has been spread widely since hundred years ago ?
It is possible if we have found the vaccine for social ills before the black day , 4th June 1981 ; the HIV may not spread throughout this world . This is because the HIV virus had been firstly detected from a couple of homosexual in America . A popular saying goes . , ‘’ it is as well to know which ways the winds blows ‘’ , as it is better to know first the cause of the social illness before we eagerly take precautions steps . For my view, lack of religious education among Malaysians is the underlying factor for this problem as we knew that none of the religions in this world ask their follower to be a bad person .
It is important to gives religious education to our children as early as 3 or 4 years old as there goes a saying ‘‘ spare the rod and spoil the child ’’, the children who are never been disciplined will grow up to be bad . It is definitely wrong if modernism parents think that religious education is not important in order to create a shining future for their children as religious education is like a barrier in their heart to prevent them from doing something bad such as playing truant . Members of the floor ,
Other that that, it is believed that family crisis is one of the main factors for the disease . The children will be so depressed with the problem and they will do ‘something’ to release their tension . Majority parents from this kind of family are usually not taking care much on their children’s situation as they are more preferring to solve their own problems . The children felt free to do anything without parental concerned sich as clubbing and racing . This is not good for them as they may meet more bad companies that can lead them to worst social problems .
Last but not least , this problem is also caused by the peer factor. In 24 hours a day , the children spent their time more with their peers than with others and that is why peers have great influence in their children’s behavior . As teenagers are too young , sometimes they cannot consider their decision correctly . They will follow all their peers’ behavior even they know their peers are not good ones as they think that their peers will exclude them if they do not follow what their peers do.
To round off , the social ills in Malaysia are getting worse to worst nowadays. As you can see here , I keep focusing on their children and teenagers in Malaysia as the number of social ills gradually increasing among them . We , as the future leader of our mother land should take all the necessary steps to solve this problem. It is our responsibility to produce the free-social-ills-next-generation . Remember , ‘’preventing is better than cure ’’. With that I end my speech with Wa billahi Taufiq Wal hidayah Wassalamu Alaikum wbt . Thank you .