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“It is easy to see monumental differences between faith and science. The faithful are powered by belief. Scientists demand evidence. I see similarities. Namely, I see a planet that both share and want to protect.” Hanafi Guciano.

Hanafi Guciano, (a.k.a Hanafi Sofyan as pen name and among his Sufi circle known as Buya Hanafi),  is a pioneer in bridging science, climate, finance, tradition and spirituality and digitalization; exploring human potential in competition with artificial intelligent. He is a transformation strategist, an impact finance believer, and a coach for holistic and compassionate leadership training with compassion to nature and human survival while reaching closer to their Creator.

“Hanafi Guciano is a rare blend of visionary, spiritual, scientific and knowledge manager, a green finance expert and fintech evangelist as well as scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.” JC. Peany (futurist)

For 15 years he worked for Fortune 500 companies as banker, financier, corporate consultant and as market maker, with talent in innovation and a system dynamic thinker that solved complex problem at times of crisis and consulting service provision as well as volunteering in emergency, conflict and disaster areas. He weaves modern science with wisdom preserved in Sufi tradition and exploiting the forgotten texts to heal and bring real world solutions.

Author of many books, he featured in media airing on risk management, impact investment and digital leadership in industry 4.0 and society 5.0, smoothing out change with integration, envisioning a new civilized world (green adab).

He likes green color, said ‘I choose green because green is the color associated with harmonious living and it compatible to Islam as the meaning of the word Islam itself is peace. Islam is very much environmentally conscious religion that cares deeply about the sustainability.’ He believes the 7th-century teachings of the Prophet Muhammad have clear implications for, and applications to, environmental problems stretching from species loss to climate change and global pandemic. Islamic environmental teachings developed over the last fourteen centuries proved Islam as a green religion, although remains unnoticed due to misunderstanding, misinterpretation and misappropriation, and the reality is also that even Muslims have forgotten their sacred duty after colonial powers imposed secular view. Green Adab will reintroduced Islamic green ethics and practices.

For him, the green color is the most blessed of all colors and, together with a profound sense of the value of nature as God’s perfect and most fruitful plan.[1] This should be seen as reflecting the importance Islam gives to greenery, nature, and trees. 


[1] Green was closely associated with the prophet Muhammad’s family tribe, the Quraysh; it was simply the Prophet Muhammad’s favorite color as he always wore a green turban, so too the dome of Prophet’s tomb is colored green. In one hadith of the prophet, he includes greenery as one of the three things he considers acceptable in the world, along with water and a beautiful face. Many copies of the Quran are bound in green, and the graves of Sufi saints are draped in green silk. Not surprising if a number of Islamic countries incorporate green in their national flags. 

 

 

The color green represents a connection to the beauty and promise of nature—on Earth and in Paradise (Quran Sura Ar-Rahman). Al-Khidr, which translates as “the Green Man,” is a pre-Islamic prophet or angelic messenger who is also revered in Islam as the teacher of Moses in Sura 18 (the Cave) of the Quran.[1]

Hanafi had done with great and big things, great institutions and big success. But a tiny invisible molecular with moral forces drives him to spiritual that work and dealing with creeping the crannies of the world like modern secular and environmental disaster on earth as rootlets dilemma. As it needs a bravery to change and transform from business as usual, he leave financial and material world, and dig deeper into virtues as soul out of fear or lust for power can destroy human sensibilities. Fear leads to cowardice and lust towards insensitivity and oppression and exploitation. We have been uncivilized in our world paradigm, and the Earth and humanity were victimized. This need to be change and transformed, start with changing ourselves to change the world.

Islamic world view is representation of human and divine beings, and Islam developed the decorative arts, architecture and calligraphy, including poetry. But it is also immense stress on scientific discoveries and eschatology, where man will be called to account for what he contributed and impacted, and therefore a conscience of how we looked after the trust (amana) and present gains need to plan for future generation ensuring sustainability and fulfil the responsibility with which knowledge and digital artificial technology have been invested. This what he called a green adab.


[1] According to the Encyclopedia of Islam, al-Khidr wore green associated the color with immortality from drinking water at a miraculous spring. Through him the color also became associated in Islam with fertility. The Green Man is particularly inspiring to Sufis, because in the stories about him, as he has considerable knowledge of mysticism and able to reveal truths through unconventional means.