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Adha Shaleh

adhaDr Adha Shaleh is a research fellow at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), Malaysia. He studied Arabic Language, Environmental Studies and Sociology. Currently, He is writing on the practice of Hima known as a traditional land management system. Drawing attention to Prophet Muhammad's wisdom in Environmental Protection, Adha aims to extract principles in Hima during prophet time, and assess their possible adaptation in modern day forest care.


Two blessings in which many people are defrauded are good health and leisure time. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

It is my conviction that if we are neutral in situations of injustice, we have chosen the side of the oppressor. The world must learn about respect, listening and forgiveness. - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Humour Without Malice

During a Q&A session, a scholar was asked, "Will we get cigarettes in Jannah?" to which he replied, "Maybe, but you'd have to go to Jahannam to light it".

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