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7.01.2009

For Farah


salam... if u do know me ... alhamdulillah

if not ... hi! me ayub ur Islamic Study Class rep once...

i discovered this deen in a beautiful way ...

basically my answer is, ur in "you know how, but you did not know why" situation ... in a pursuit of happiness, humans have been given the desire to know "why" ... =D its our fitrah and we are built as that farah

in this intricate design of cosmos, our fitrah will do its usual fitrah ... wanting for a pair/partner, wanting for beautiful things, wanting to know .etc ... and to know, we "Question" =D why GOd created this, why there are people suffering, why its incomplete etc. ... there are thousands of questions and i can assure you, u cud pick any one people on the street and get a simple Ques.


and in the matter of religion you can only produce answers through 2 sources

A'qli
1. Your own observation : yeah we got the logic, we experiment, we discover, we research and we decide ... but is it enough for us to get the absolute answer ?? we ourselves know that our mind limited to certain limitation ... sometimes we dint get our b'fast right =D

Naqli

2. The revelation : Revelation have been sent as a reminder and a warning =D the knowledge and understanding which were revelated to us is something that our own observation cannot comprehend ... whats the condition of hereafter ... what happen in the past in a hidden manner... future ... those are answered ... and even questions i've given above, "why God created pain and sufferings in this world" are answered in just a single verse ...


The problem with us now ... we are culturally bonded


not that we want it ... but it's there ... take solat for example: we tell people to pray and how ... but not WHY? ... wherelse, Allah SWT have said that the only way a deed[a'mal] could be acknowledge if anf IF only the niyyah[niat] is correct ... but the only way to strengthen our niyyah is true understanding WHY


Imagine this, the ulama'[scholars] of islam produced thousands and books and on the Question of Solat, a scholar could have 5-10 kitab[books] regarding them... thats just a scholar ... imagine how many scholars of islam we have ... imagine the books we read regarding solat[PAFA, school text], there is NO WAY we could comprehend the real thing in under subtopic with less than 100 words ... i know its dumb ... but we are an illiterate society ... we take knowledge for granted... that is the reason why most people have no clear understanding why they did something ...

we cud say just about everything about current muslim condition ... kenape kite panggil baju kurung instead of baju pelindung ... kenape dalam shopping mall tandas lagi besar dari surau ... can u imagine, world class hospital Damansara Specialist Center, surau dia penuh dgn LIPASSS!!! tandas die takde seekor pun ...

it is true what one of the convert[i forgot his name] said

I am grateful i discover islam before i discover the muslim...
due to our ignorance, we complicate matters ... we overburden others ... we approach problems with extremism ... we portray Rasulullah as a Lebai which knows nothing and have no concern about other people ... but the fact is, he[SAW] is a technocrat with a simple mind ... he cater muslim and non-muslims with wisdom ... he would approach people gently and softly until they wept and cry out of their own conscience ...

Imagine now, when we ask the muslim to prove their religion, they can only say about the christians and the non-muslims ... how bad is the teachings... how worng they were

but they fail to realize

PROVING OTHER PEOPLE WRONG, DOESNT MEAN YOU ARE RITE!

today, you out of all people may realize, when muslim approach "amar ma'ruf nahi mungkar"[call for goodness and expel evilness] ... they forget the wisdom ... yes it's true when you saw misdeed you have to rectify by approaching the people ... but most of them will go for HIT N RUN
... they will shout and yell ... or maybe tell you DO NOT DO THIS AND THAT ,HARAM ... they forgot to realize that they could have already knew that is haram ... so what??

the reason to it is some of us still do not have the sense of belonging and love for the deen ... but the approach that most people took will not help at all in cultivate their love for the deen ... instead of jump straight to something that they did, why not question them on their belief ... ask them whether they have the love on their creator and the deen ... sit for a cup of coffee ... have an ice cream by the lake ... talk of all the good things ... telling people this and that haram is worthless and blunt move... im sure we are the society which is educated enuff to know what are the Do's and Dont's

Believe it or not, the one who responsible in bringing me to this deen is a CHRISTIAN girl whom i interested in during my high school years ... and i realized one thing ... the only way for you to have the love and the desire for it, is by KNOWING .... and the only way to KNOW is by READING
... i testify to that with a Quran and a Bible in my hands ...

Whatever it is farah, TRUTH remain as it is regardless how the people portraying it as it is...

there will be only two outcome to this and i know that you too know it well:

1. Heaven where all the delights and bliss awaits
2. Hell where all the sufferings and te feeling is far to real and not as imaginary as we imagine

and for us theres no in between ... life can only come ONCE ... and the result is ETERNITY ...

don't let people decide for us ... dont let our stupidity delude us ... dont let the world deceive us ... we all could skip this Questions for later ... but M.J dint reach 51... regardless how famous he was...

I am glad u still have zikr in life ... when we say zikr some people narrow mindedly classify with the "Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Allhuakbar" where else your blog post was a form of zikr ... we need to constantly ask ourselves with Questions ... only to that we find serenity and peace ...

Farah we belong to jannah ... you and me are not far apart but we are bonded by blood and honor ... life is hard ... i know it and i know it well to ... changes is not easy ... it is pointless if people perceive you pious from outside but swayed on the inside ... at least when youre not being hypocrite, people know how to get close to you and how to throw in the rope ...


i pray to Allah SWT you find your way home, as for me no body in this world can affirm jannah will forever be in my sight... this gift could be easily revoked in split second... but i know He love me ... and if you know the hakikat[reality] of His love Farah, u'll cry and regret ... i could tell you but it's time for you start searching ... my advise is do not be naive and be open ... He the The Most Compasionate in Loving and Caring will take care of your every step ...



p/s: any question dont hesitate .. ill help out to the best of my ability ...
this is for you ... love and be loved~! salam and best of luck











12 comment:

faranomics says:
at: July 1, 2009 at 11:22 PM said...

Hey there, thanks for writing a post solely in my name.I feel flattered.I'm happy you took such a positive outlook from what you've gathered by my post. Truth is, most people get suprised whenever I open my mouth regarding Islam. They think I'm ignorant and probably wouldn't be able to say much on that subject. In fact, I'm not even a Muslim to those who don't know my race. It's okay however, an appearance is just after all an appearance. I might not be active in CIS nor do I attend weekly usrahs but I think my views and thoughts about my own religion is not too shabby. It is true, by the way I see it, most Muslims don't even know why they're Muslims.I used to ask myself all the time "If I wasn't born into a Muslim family, would I die a Muslim?". And I wouldn't know.In different aspects of life, there is no just black and white. Especially when it comes to religion, the grey area definitely exists. Like you said, 'we are culturally bonded' , so it should come as to no suprise, this new generation is trapped between 'submitting to God's wishes' and 'wanting to have fun like others do'. So you'd have teenagers clubbing the last week before Ramadhan and not club at all during Ramadhan times.You'd have hijabis holding hands while dating and all. I'm not condeming any one of them by the way. I am just stating how things have become in the year of 2009. This is reality.I myself, feel lost at times. I feel guilty because my lifestyle is not in sync with the demands of my religion. I wish I can change it. Easier said than done, because I don't really know how. The consequences coming out from that change scares me and I'm not too sure when would I be able to handle it. Anyhow, thanks for the support. God bless.

aj says:
at: July 1, 2009 at 11:39 PM said...

yes Farah ... reality is inevitable ... too many ppl trying to destroy this gift but too little whose willing to carry 'em

hahahha ... yuh im scared of changes ... but you know what ... after you chose to be chosen ... lifes like a rainbow ... full of laughter and surprises ... =D theres this sense of security and pleasure ... calmness and serenity ... u feel high up in the sky and when you feel down, u get this random strobic of mosaic in ur head enriching ur life...

i imagine life to be daunting when i stepped in ... but its a whole new world ... and believe it or not ... u love people better ... just what i need =D u except people better ... u except world better ...


ignore what people say about you ... ignore what people assume ... lifes yours ... =D live it like yours ...

and you have people like me ... cherish each other ...


talking about racial background ... are you mixed?

faranomics says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 12:02 AM said...

Yeah, sort of. I have Indian and Chinese blood.But mostly, Malay.

aj says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 1:35 AM said...

hurmph interesting ... im a malay+indian+chinese+siamese mix ... -_-'' ur the closest so far ...

congrats... ur in the clan =D

SI BISU says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 8:30 AM said...

memang lumrah diri kita untuk mewujudkan persoalan yang bagiku, tiada siapa akan mengerti.

tapi ingatlah, Allah itu Maha Pengasih dan Penyayang.

Kerana Dia sayangkan kita, Dia sudah menyediakan Al Quran dan Sunnah untuk kita rujuki.

Malah Dia tahu, takkan ada siapapun yang akan dapat memberikan jawapan yang sebegitu kukuh selain Dia.

Wallah hu Alam.

Terima kasih kerana berkongsi aj.

sesungguhnya ilmu yang kamu sedekahkan inilah yang akan membantu kamu di akhirat nanti.

teruskan, jangan berhenti.

Balqies Arafia says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

this was well written Ayub.

Balqies Arafia says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM said...

I went through this phase in my pre-teens up until I was 18.

I didn't pray 5 times a day because I felt like I wasn't submitting myself wholly to Allah swt. the reason I was doing it because I 'had' to.

but for me I doubt my backgrounds had anything to do with it. I grew up in a multi cultured family. my paternal grandparents were converts. I have relatives who are Hindus, Buddhist, Christians, Muslim and atheist. my maternal grandparents were just the same.

but that didn't bother too much. it was more of an interpersonal conflict.

and maybe peer pressure had a thing to do with it.

coming from an international private school wholly owned by a Muslim family but religion wasn't important compared to our other subjects. we weren't allow to say assalamualaikum, etc.

but me being me, just because I didn't pray doesn't mean I'd never start. I had an ustazah who comes weekly to my house, so every time I read the Quran, i'd ask her what it means , etc, and she helped put me back into my path.

then your brother came along, that also "ignite the spark".

and now, alhamdulilah I pray 5 times a day not because I am obligated to, but because I want to :D amin.

aj says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM said...

alhamdulillah balqies ... certainly Allah sayang hamba2nye ... choose with all certainty ... theres nothing to regret =D

balqies ... alhamdulillah u got your 5 stars on ur medal of honor! keep it up kay......

Balqies Arafia says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 4:52 PM said...

insyallah, I will keep it up :)

btw, I think Farah and I were primary school buddies.

munadhia says:
at: July 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM said...

dengan nama Allah yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang.

perjalanan dakwah masih panjang dn masih ramai yg prlu didekati utk mendekati Tuhan. mereka bukan tidak mahu cuma mrk tidak tahu.

dan semestinya kitalah yg berperanan utk menahukan mereka.

wallahu'alam.

baguz AJ! =)

faranomics says:
at: July 3, 2009 at 4:04 AM said...

Hi Balqies, how have you been? I recognized you but I was too shy to say hi ! Hahah :)

aj says:
at: July 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM said...

balqies&far: wow ... what a blessing this blog is... =D

munadhia: stuju! touch lives and take lead of this world ... semoga perjuangan diberkati Allah SWT