A friend sent me an article recenty about a student giving out his distraught-ful opinion on a so-called “Islamic” University. From the article, it is learnt that this student is very upset and disappointed with the behavior of most of the Muslim students there due to their low morale and ‘the-Muslim-by-name-Kafir-by-body’ attitude.
As I read through the article, trying to put myself in his shoes...I have realized one thing…:
WE HAVE DIFFERENT SHOE SIZE. :S
I don’t know how Islam was being taught to him, because all I can see is that, Islam came to me in a different approach. A glimpse of the teachings of Islam from what I have learnt is that: we are not to call bad names to people, we are not allowed to make fun or disrespect other religions, and that no one has any authorization enough to say if a person is to go to hell or stay in paradise. There are clues in the Quran and Hadeeth of the people who MIGHT go to heaven or hell but it’s not up to us to decide who and who stays where. That’s God’s thang.
Muslim students are not enclosed only to the people who call themselves “ane, ente”…(-_-")… So as to the associations like WUFI and ADQ (JUST as examples) . It’s not that if you are not in those societies you are less a muslim than those people are. Enough with the “holier than thou” attitude. Its time to open your mind.
I heard somewhere (cant recall the source) that a prison guard said that the faces of the hanged prisoners looked more peaceful, more clearer, than an ordinary deceased person’s body. She said that, maybe its due to the fact that prisoners who were to be hung know when they’ll die. They have been given a fixed date for it. Knowing that their death will come soon, they tend to really repent to God. As Muslims, we have to be confident that God will always forgive those who repent as He is the Most Gracious and Most MERCIFUL. So, I bet what the prison guard (guardess?-it’s a “she”) was trying to say is that; the end result is the most important thing. It doesn’t matter how bad you WERE, if you REPENT, God’ll forgive you. ( Amen to that.). Rather than ordinary people, who takes things for granted in life and plans to “increase” their ibadah to God once their old; not knowing they’ll actually die tomorrow…kay…maybe..day after tomorrow.. Now, I’m scared… =S… I hate death… =( .. I wish death dies… permanently and eternally!!! hihi.. :P
Sooo dear “Pak Haji”, instead of condemning, telling people about how bad those students are, I think you should better make some prayers to them to become better persons. It’s better than to tell everyone about their bad points. No point as well.. Stressing yourself more, make people hate you, make people hate Islam…because of you. Nyyaaaa.. :3… Have a nice day! And be less angry.. Its not good hitting on your keyboard so hard. :) . Smile… kan sedekah.. :)
P/S: "Open up your mind, and close your eyes, take another look, from the other side..."