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1.05.2010

Oh Allah Glorify Be Your Name




First of all i would like to say sorry, its very hard for me to find time to blog nowadays. To that i wont be alborating much but will try to make points whichever i think necessary and important =D if i feel semangat-ed abit, i'll elaborate more =3 ... may Allah SWT guide me to continuously be in the state of istiqamah, and like Ms. Zureen always said, Keep It Constant !! Yeah.


Regarding the usage of Allah in Bible in Herald Catholic which incite many and put many on hot seats. Never seriously put that into serious thought, but since one of many people people i've KIV-ed made a serious post on it, it sparked me to at least give a word or two based on my understanding to at least give a few dime, to re-arranged argument into making a better deduction and conclusion. InsyaAllah if its right and beneficial, All praise to Allah SWT, if not, correct me and thousand apologies in advance.



Wasnt meant to be political. nor intimidation <3


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Origin and Route of word of Allah in Pre-Islamic Era (Jahiliyyah)



If you are familiar with Arabic grammar and linguistic methodology, or probably the basic of it, Allah came from the combination of arabic definite article "Al" meaning The, converged with "Ilah" which have detailed definition but can also be directly translated as diety/god. Al + Ilah = Allah = The God ("The" emphasize the uniqueness of God without association)


The word Allah have been used by pagan of mecca(musyrikin makkah) to refer to god of rains and the absolute God, but the understanding of the real definition of God was polluted in time after the departing of prophet Ibrahim AS and Ismail AS where they stated that Allah had sons(Al-Uzza and Al-Manat) and daughter (Al-Lat) and also during during the departing of Prophet Jesus AS where the followers took him as the son of Allah.


Muhammad SAW was sent to brings back the Abrahamic faith in clear state which was brought also by Jesus AS where God has it unique state and does not beget or begotten (born or was born). To clear state the right characteristic and definition of Allah and also at the same time clearing the name of the prophets who have been accused as enemy by Jews.


Another evidence of the use of Allah in the jahiliyyah era lies also in the name of our beloved Prophet PBUH Muhammad Ibn A'bdillah. Which means Muhammad the son of Slave of God (A'bd + Allah). Where A'bdillah is his father's name which departed from his pbuh life before he was born.


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Approach in facing the Misconception and the use of the same terminologies.


In my knowledge, Prophet SAW took a very moderate approach and non-violence approach. Instead of attacking and intimidating other rights of practice, he made da'wah using a much more academical approach through forums and debates and not to use political intervention to force and withhold others right of practices.


Of course, the attack of fikrah (mentality and ideology) to association and attempt to dilute truth was done, but Al-Quran itself is the explanation of the approach taken which is through clarification of statement and through creating understanding. The peace are maintained as long as theres no external or internal forces triying to resist and topple the syariat by the use of violence on islam, than Allah SWT has given the right to defend Baitul Islam (House of Islam) by force, which is also subjected under many conditions in war ethics.



Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.

[Surah Al-Ikhlas(Absoluteness)]



Surah al- ikhlas is the very foundation of the da'wah made to clarify the very meaning of Allah itself. It is to clarify that Allah SWT do not have association to anything and stand in uniqueness without having needed to be give birth and to be born.


Among the christian community, the approach is not to barr the use of isa(jesus) among the society through political approach, but to actually clraify facts through intellectual understanding. In holy Quran, 90% of time Allah SWT refer Jesus AS as Jesus son of Maryam , in order to show and emphasize that he is the son of maryam and not Allah SWT.



Those Messengers! We preferred some of them to others; to some of them Allah spoke (directly); others He raised to degrees (of honour); and to 'Îsa (jesus), the son of maryam (Mary), We gave clear proofs and evidence, and supported him with Ruh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)]. If Allah had willed, succeeding generations would not have fought against each other, after clear Verses of Allah had come to them, but they differed - some of them believed and others disbelieved. If Allah had willed, they would not have fought against one another, but Allah does what He likes.

[Surah Al- Baqarah : 253]


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The traveled roads


When the approval was given to have word Allah to be used in bible and addressing God The Father. It really made some people stood up, and in some way it may and will raise sentiment and afflict the community with continuous hatred.

Many was afraid, in the use of Allah may cause confusion and place muslim community in in a much more vurnerable state. But behind all the confusions and the extra hassle, hopefully the understanding and through da'wah, people will make research, clarifications and look deep into the matter and hopefully more people will know Allah SWT by heart rather than being a "pak turut".


But then again, just like many local scholars have claimed, this is not the big issue. We have bigger issue. The big issue is when we forget to make da'wah when all of this happening around us. The problem of blasphemy(murtad) lies not on the non-muslim, it was us who chose not to follow the syariat. Hudud diyat Qisas etc. Its a system we ignored. Before the ruling of islam hudud diyat qisas can be done, necessary steps have to be taken to educate every muslim in this land and for that we need da'wah as to pose ruling without da'wah is an act of Zalim(transgression).


I'd probably blame majority of the unsolved problems, and vices on the hands of those who claim they are muslims and care less on islam itself. Islam is a set of principle and submission that cant be taken in parts and bits. The very idea of perfect law can only be benefitted and fulfilled under total execution and order.



Maybe it was more political than islam itself.




Recollecting 9-11


Remember when 9-11 placed muslims under the cross hair and became the propaganda for Bush administration to justify the cause of war and to raise hatred to islam, in the end, the very people who they tried influence actually became muslims. and just like what Allah SWT set in motion during the time of prophet, when they thought islam will be spread by force from outside, it came from the inside in the heart of those who are always in search and have the right conscious mind to judge and make their own choices.


We are afraid because we do not commit to da'wah. In hope that when most of us here die, we only need to believe in Allah as to us there is no other Allah except Allah in Baitul Islam. but how many of us depart without knowing that Allah is a mere words that doesnt come to existence in heart if the definition of Ilah and its characteristic was not fully understood and practiced. Politic could only protect the living. Politic doesnt do good in front of mizan. Whats the use of politic when it encourages your kind to be numb minded and taking things for granted.


To bring back islam we need to bring back the system. To bring back the system we need to educate. To educate we need da'wah.


Da'wah tak commit, bunyik banyak =D tak kena la kawan.

Rancangan Malaysia ke-11 letak da'wah priority level 1. then baru bincang bende cemni.



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If you ask me on my personal view regarding this issue, we are destroying our very own peaceful world by taking the wrong approach. How do you expect the issue to be resolved without discussions ?? Theres no freedom of speech. Even muslim scholars are put to jail. It's not a muslim country after all. It's just a country full of muslim name MALAYsia



Say : O ye that reject Faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your Way, and to me mine.

[Holy Quran : Surah Al-Kafirun]



Get to know Allah SWT. and never take situation for granted.
Do not transgress and oppress other peoples rights of practice
Fortify Da'wah
Restore Caliphate system and Baitul Islam
take care of your kind. Although they are non-muslim, they are your brother in blood and we are all trying to strive for heaven.
Be gentle and kind
and stop all this politic crap.
i want the scholars to talk. Not the jahil(s) !


a long advise for me and myself,
aj.

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14 comment:

Pak Cik Tony says:
at: January 6, 2010 at 10:04 AM said...

Subhanallah, very,very well argued my dear nephew. It came straight from your heart into mine.

Zendra says:
at: January 6, 2010 at 10:06 AM said...

That was from me hehe silap nick...

lyanne37 says:
at: January 6, 2010 at 10:48 AM said...

i agree till the very end. the problem now is that Islam tak diletakkan di tempat nya.. after all, Allah ialah Tuhan seluruh alam.
SELURUH ALAM. so that includes all his makhluk.. not only muslims =)

hafizulkifli says:
at: January 6, 2010 at 10:52 AM said...

nice one, aj!
reaallly good and explained everythings!
ini la berlaku apabila sume nye xjelas n cube nk dipolitik kn.....

aiyine says:
at: January 7, 2010 at 12:15 AM said...

agreed!
antr je post ni kt newspaper.=)

a.j. says:
at: January 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM said...

aunt zen: thnx for the extra motivation

lyanne: thats why u observe theres a commandment to mu'minin by the use of ya ayyuhalltzi naamanu and to the whole humankind ya ayyuhannas =D

hafiz: stuju!

aiyinie: hahaha sensitip skit, tak kesah kena tangkap ... tapi takut bile kluar penjara dah tua sangat nak grad XD tee hee

Balqies Arafia says:
at: January 8, 2010 at 8:07 AM said...
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Adilah Rafi'ah says:
at: January 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM said...

Salam.
Too many to be done in a very short time.

ttg penggunaan nama Allah:
Masa gi Fiqh Sirah ari tu, ustaz ada cakap. Masa dia kat Mesir, kalau gi pasar, ada 2 kedai yang bersebelahan. Satu kedai tulis nama Allah. And kedai kedua ada tulis nama Allah dan Muhammad. Antara dua kedai tu kita tahu yang mana kedai Non-muslim, yang mana Muslim. Mudah, mereka faham penggunaan nama Allah.

Jadi bagaimana di Malaysia? Adakah rakyat kita faham sepenuhnya penggunaan nama Allah? Kalau difikir jangka panjang, ditakuti, dengan keadaan remaja kita zaman sekarang, mereka terkeliru pula dengan nama Allah (jangan dikira dengan keliru identiti sebagai Musim). Kalau difikirkan Kristian trinitarian(rujuk Surah Maidah:73) di Malaysia ni ada pilihan lain selain dari penggunaan nama Allah.

Apa pun, mempertahankan nama Allah termasuk dalam maqasid syariah. Islam memang berdiri atas politik. Cuma, manusia yang mengotorkan nama politik tu dengan segala macam penyakit. Lalu, manusia yang lainnya melihat politik itu jijik dan mereka jauhkan diri dari politik.

Pembinaan negara Islam yang pertama di Madinah lalu didirikan atas apa? Da'wah juga bermain dengan politik. Apa pun, segalanya perlu berdiri atas nama Islam dan dilakukan atas nama Allah. Beriman kepada Allah dan melakukan amar ma'ruf nahi munkar, barulah kita menjadi umat yang terbaik. Jika kita gagal, Allah pasti gantikan kita dengan golongan yang lebih baik.

be one of seeds of revival-May Allah bless us all.

a.j. says:
at: January 8, 2010 at 7:11 PM said...

Salam ... syukran adilah ... mungkin enti lagi arif =D

tentang kekeliruan yang bakal timbul di kalangan umat islam, politik tidak sepatutnya digunakan untuk menghalang kebebasan beragama selagi mereka tidak mengankat senjata...

tetapi sebaliknya, politik perlu digunakan untuk menyelesaikan kekeliruan di kalangan umat islam tersebut dengan membawa masuk da'wah tarbiyah dan meletakkan keutamaan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan ... itu yang seperti yg ayub katakn sblum ini, masukkan da'wah dan tarbiyah dalam agenda pembangunan malaysia...

kerana masalahnya bukan pada mereka, tetapi pada kita...

tidak ayub nafikan kbenaran berpolitik dan bersiasah didalm islam, tetapi mempolitikkan agama adalah satu kesalahan! Politik perlu dilandas diatas agama, baru la mirip siasah zaman Rasulullah ..

mahu ataupun tidak, penggunaan kalimah Allah pernah digunakan sebelum tahun keputeraan Rasulullah sendiri, dan selama hayat baginda , baginda tidak pernah menghalang penggunaan kalimah ALlah, dan nama nabi2 di zaman baginda saw ...

kekeliruan yg berpunca dari kejahilan kita adalah hasil tangan kita sendiri... tak wajar dibebankan kepada mereka yang tidak bersalah ...

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Anonymous
at: February 12, 2010 at 9:31 AM said...

Hi, as you may already found I am fresh here.
Hope to get some assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)

a.j. says:
at: February 13, 2010 at 2:55 AM said...

certainly =) without a doubt

mehmed says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 12:26 AM said...

subhanALLAH... awesome post
bila semua dipolitikkan, smua menjadi mangsa..

a.j. says:
at: March 6, 2010 at 9:09 AM said...

yup mek .. politik boleh jadik baik jika didsarkan dgn betul =)

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