May shalawat and salam remain be eternal to the son of Abdullah,the sweetheart of Siti Aminah,Muhammad Saw peace be upon him who gave a good news to the faithful people and bad news to the faithless ones.
Iran's Younger Generation Positioned To Restore Political Roar share Print When Mahmud Ahmadinejad was elected to a second term as president in as a result of what is widely regarded as vote-rigging, Iran's younger generation played a leading role in the massive street protests that ensued and gave birth to the opposition Green Movement.
Iran's rulers were shaken. For the first time since the days of the shah, Iranians screamed "death to the dictator! Iran's youth were energized -- and angry. It was Iran's younger generation 60 percent of the country's population is under the age of 30 that was at the heart of the Green Movement, and it was that generation's political spirit that the government sought to crush.
The heavy-handed clampdown -- forever seared into memory by the shooting death of year-old philosophy student and protester Neda Agha Soltan -- eventually muted the mass street demonstrations, jailed the moderate opposition's most ardent supporters and leaders, and allowed the establishment to continue on almost as before.
For Iran's young, however, it was a different story. Bereft of morale or leadership, they became increasingly apolitical under the second term of the virulently anti-Western Ahmadinejad and watched -- almost helplessly -- as their country became more isolated and more mistrusted and more extreme.
It was a source of depression for many Iranians, but an interesting thing happened: Recent years have witnessed an explosion of creativity in art, music and, above all, theater. As Ahmadinejad railed against the West, Iranian youth sculpted and painted and wrote.
As he refused to negotiate over Iran's nuclear program, they directed plays and made underground documentaries.
They created an oasis of culture in a political desert. Presidential elections in Iran are essentially a tiny democratic tick on an otherwise dictatorial body politic.
But in its short life the country's Constitutional Revolution provided a lasting foundation for a parliament and other hallmarks of democracy that could not be abandoned decades later by the founders of the Islamic republic. Preeminent among the lasting democratic ideas was the holding of elections -- prime-ministerial and later presidential polls every four years, and parliamentary every two years.
Iran's revolutionaries preserved this tradition as they recalibrated the state and rewrote the constitution to suit their new, Islamic, republic.
The new model features the election of presidents -- whose power pales in comparison to that of the supreme leader but who have significant influence on domestic and foreign policy and serve as the face of the nation abroad -- but this doesn't mean that they emerge from a democratic exercise.
The system is imperfect. The Guardians Council, a member body that includes six jurists directly appointed by the supreme leader, strikes out the overwhelming majority of potential candidates mainly for being too reformist-minded. This year, of the more than 1, who threw their hat into the ring, only six were approved as candidates for the May 19 election.
Among those who didn't make the cut was Ahmadinejad, and the field narrowed further when two of the six dropped out of the race.
While their political impulse had appeared to die with the demise of the Green Movement, it turns out it merely went into hibernation.
While the disappointment of pushed some of Iran's youth to drop politics altogether, the arrival of a more moderate voice in the election served to revive their interest in politics.
Hassan Rohani won the presidency on a platform of resolving Iran's nuclear crisis and improving its relations with the outside world -- policies that chime perfectly with the under demographic.
Now, the incumbent is running for reelection and the view from Tehran is cautiously positive.If I were to pick on face to define our global future, she would be female, Muslim, urban and digitally connected.
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Today I would l like to talk about ‘Young Generation: Future Face Of Islam’. The former president of Indonesia, Soekarno had once said, ‘give me ten youths and I will shake the world’. The former president of Indonesia, Soekarno had once said, ‘give me ten youths and I will shake the world’.
The Youth of Today. Our young generation of today has both good qualities and some deficiencies in them. This generation has a series of understandings and emotions that the previous generations did not possess and therefore, we must always give them the benefit of the doubt. Islam itself which has shown respect to these traits.
This increased interest in religious scholarship and Islam is a promising sign for the future as polls reveal that those who are more educated about Islam .