Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Operate the brain..

Salamullah 'alaikum..

Dear friends. How are you? I hope all of us are in our best state of health. I really don't know what to do right now since I've just ceased studying. Perhaps this'll be the longest holiday I'll ever meet. Can you share the sadness I've been feeling after being expelled by the college? The college doesn't need me any longer. I've to say farewell to my friends and teachers though I don't really want to. It's suffocating in here. But I guess things just can't change and it's natural selection to be chased out of college in a polite way-graduation. hehe. This also means that my next destination is UK. InsyaAllah.

In this session, I want to say few perspectives of mine. This is a true story. It's indeed a simple issue that anyone could follow and think logically. Nevertheless, simplicity kills the mind. People just don't find way to deal with simplicity when they're used to complexity. This is a story of me. And several of my friends. It involves both sexes. It may touch the boundary of love and relationship. But that might not be discussed in here. I'm talking about how the eyes see and perceive accordingly when fallacy in judging surpassed the power of knowledge.

As a starting point, I'd loved to quote a hadith. Yes! Evidence ranks no 1 in anything. Everyone knows that. Hadith Sahih is more than enough to witness the truth right? And so it goes :

"Sesungguhnya seseorang itu akan mengerjakan sesuatu dari amalan penghuni syurga sehingga jaraknya antara amalan itu dengan syurga hanyalah sehasta, lalu dia didahului oleh ketetapannya, lalu dia mengerjakan sesuatu amalan dari penghuni ahli neraka, maka dia pun memasuki neraka itu" hadith riwayat Bukhari.

"Sesungguhnya seseorang itu akan mengerjakan sesuatu dari amalan penghuni neraka, padahal dia tergolong dalam penghuni syurga. dan seseorang yang lain akan mengerjakan sesuatu amalan ahli syurga, padahal dia tergolong penghuni neraka. Dan sesungguhnya amalan itu dikira yang terkahir daripadanya." Riwayat Bukhari.

Firstly, I am sorry because there are no arabic version of the hadith due to my weakness in typing them in arabic. But I assure you that both hadiths can be found in the book of 'dosa-dosa besar' by Imam Az-Zahabi.

The meaning of the hadith may give you a cue about what I'm going to talk about. All of us want the best in life. Good mate, good children, good life, good knowledge, good upbringing, good reputation, good status and every goodness you can mention. It's been a norm to hear that religious parents want their sons to marry 'solehah' wives. On the contrary, the rich wants his child to marry a mate from a family of quite equal status as he possesses regardless of his or her religious and righteous belief. This segregation is blatant. Anyone from any tribe can sense this.

I personally think that everyone should be given equal chance of being treated. Yes, I do have many friends of different background. Since I was a kid, I befriend with good ones. When I say good, it automatically refers to good islamic practice and knowledge. Even in school, my friends also understood islam and practice it as their way of life. However, when I stepped into the college, I met real people from different spectrum of origins. Believe me they really don't even know how to recite doa, the simplest form of mukmin guardian.

Religious peers continued to glance at those who weren't brought up by their parents in islamic way as parasites. While at the same time, these so-called 'parasites' prefer to mix with themselves rather than finding common point between both groups.

I myself do have a perspective. While our parents want the best for us, only Allah knows what is the 'best'. Is the 'best' simply marrying a girl with tudung whom resembles a good muslimah? Theoretically, as being taught since our childhood, yes it may seem true. Let's modify some of the parameters to see whether the theory fits the real world situation. How if our future wife-to-be lack in the knowledge about islam? And we know the fact that her family didn't nourish her well in islamic culture. Now comes the big question. Can a good muslim marry this kind of lovely and kind-hearted lady who actually has the very slightest tendency to embrace real islam? Tendency is a form of possibility. Can a possibility turn into probability? Of course yes! Good minds always grasp positive side.

I believe my own parents won't simply allow me to marry such a girl. However, let's look back at what the hadith says. No matter how good we are in life, the importang thing is what we are in the end. The same applies to this situation. No matter how bad and evil we were in our past, Allah is still forgiving and hidayah is His. Who are we to judge who are 'ahli syurga' and who are 'ahli neraka'. This is too feeble to speculate and spectate. It's god's will. Let's stop branding people. Stop doing the sins of grabbing Allah's right to locate His slaves whether in hell or heaven. I'm afraid that this small attitude of ours will swallow all the good deeds we did throughout the life.

Dear friends. Let's change. We all did commit sins either big or small. The point is we still did. Let's stop isolating the 'parasites'. Stop this ever entangling chain of customary on our neck. It's time to start. Start giving people hope. Hope to join the goods. Hope to hop into the heaven. Hope to hope for blessings and forgiveness. May Allah give us strength to lead and may Allah open up their hearts to be led.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 updates....

Salam dear readers....

I'm not sure whether there are still followers of this blog since it has been abandoned for at least half a year. wow!!! but today, I feel like posting something. actually, I haven't had my bath yet and the time now is 12.30. but, it's just me that can't do anything else if my head as if is about to blow with words and tragedies. Wahhh, this blog seems to be rusty. Is it still alive?? helllooo.. ohhh, it still barks.. bark?? a dog barks.. whatever.. hmm, perhaps it's better for me to introduce slight changes to my way of writing, isn't it? let's make this blog simpler yet vibrant with colourful stories and sharing. :)

yesterday, my mom asked us, the whole family to attend a forum by Dr Asri. it is not an obligation actually. but that custom of attending any beneficial talk has oozed in the whole community of Taman Melewar especially. can u imagine in one day, my parents go to an average of two religious talks!!! (I'm not included..) the neighbourhood here seems to be lost in ecstacy of finding knowledge and knowledge everyday. everyone is talking about this sunnah, that hadith, this ibadah and that JAIS. opss.. what an ideal society I wish to live in! oh oh.. this story deviates too much..

back to dr asri forum.
upon reaching there, we were quite puzzled. everyone looks like politicians, dato and datin, and any kind of superior figure U can name. "does this looks like there will be a religious forum here?", a famous question appears. I can barely see women with scarf, yet most of the men wore songkok. marriage ceremony?? my mom confirmed the event and the venue by asking one of the datin-look-alike. she replied yes! oh, we then just entered the hall. waiting for about half an hour, then Dr Asri arrived. but there was no announcement made regarding his coming. the tragedy doesn't come yet!

the man of the ceremony still didn't show up but the forum started as planned on time. once the forum was about to start, I look around. the majority of the audience was women! and makcik-makcik corporate I guess. I skimmed through the pamphlets and the books given. haha. the title of the forum was 'peranan wanita wirawati wiranita and apebenda tah dalam perjuangan menegakkan.....ntah..agama bangsa kot'. for one thing I was sure, there was a book entitled 1 Malaysia given along. oooooo. political talk?? hmm, I mustered a dissatisfaction. and I texted Haqq.. (Haqq likes politic..haha).. but wait! the amusement hasn't started yet. I intrigued to listen to how Dr Asri would respond and elaborate the title. and it wasn't definitely a forum!! Dr Asri was the only panel.

15 minutes..
girls and women...stories about aisyah and so on..

30 minutes..
women roles...

1 hour..
I didn't fall asleep!! What a magic!! :) Dr Asri was so great in delivering his thoughts. I didn't expect that much from him but it turned out well. In my sight, I might say that the event was a part of UMNO programs. though, Dr Asri presence appeared to dominate the air by making the event neutral and free from any political spectrum. That was fun. I hate politics. :)

oh, I forgot to tell about the tragedy. it is also a sunnah. a coincidence perhaps to practice what the Melewar and other muslim communities have been learning through all this time. when the honoured man arrive in the middle of the forum, quite half of the audiences rose as a token of respect. I was quite panicked and doubtful whether to join the half or remained seated. I did learn that we, muslims can't rise when honourable figures arrive as a respect because human are all the same. the utmost respect is solely for Allah. but it was a relief because the strength of the audiences is balanced by the other half remained seated. huhu. Sunnah survived. the honoured man shook the hands of my father who sat in the corner of the row while my father was still sitting!! Don't u think that u'll be imprisoned if u were in the historical times like what had happened to ibnu taimiyah, imam malik and so on just to defend the truth and fact??? waahhhh... the world is crawling from its darkness I guess... :)

One more thing, during the forum, there was a chinese muslim asking about the infringement of power and roles by ulama' rather than politicians in running the country. Dr asri simply replied that there are 3 kinds of ulama' : 1)those who always praise what politicians do 2)those who always critics what leaders do 3)those who think forward and assist umara' in managing the citizens and provide them with advices and knowledge. :) He also suggested that UMNO should create an ulama' body consisting of the latter kind of ulama' who think forward critically in order to strengthen its organisation. His principle of advocating the people to choose ulama' not basing on 'colours of party' but their mind, was really inspiring and solid. cool !!! will there be the time when I can be such resolute and determined in sticking to the truth?. I wonder.......

This sharing is too long I guess but I just can't stop this hand from pouring what has been swirling around my head since yesterday. next time, I may tell shorter version of story that is not too lengthy and elaborated. thanks for reading and don't forget to smile today!!! :)

'one smile is a sadaqah'