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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I can see your DoubleHalo..

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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..."

Wallahua'lam..


2 comments:

Abdullah said...

Dear Ameera.. I think that this is your best article so far.. i completely agree with whatever you said.

I dont know what that pak haji dude said in the article, im guessing that he is frustrated with the muslims attitude today as they are more inclined towards being hip and cool rather than doing what you should and shouldnt.. but i guess that he forgot a few important points in the teaching of islam..

I will just use allah's words in response to him and will say nothing more.. ayah 11 and 12 in surah Al-Hujarat:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا يَسۡخَرۡ قَوۡمٌ۬ مِّن قَوۡمٍ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُونُواْ خَيۡرً۬ا مِّنۡہُمۡ وَلَا نِسَآءٌ۬ مِّن نِّسَآءٍ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيۡرً۬ا مِّنۡہُنَّ‌ۖ وَلَا تَلۡمِزُوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمۡ وَلَا تَنَابَزُواْ بِٱلۡأَلۡقَـٰبِ‌ۖ بِئۡسَ ٱلِٱسۡمُ ٱلۡفُسُوقُ بَعۡدَ ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنِ‌ۚ وَمَن لَّمۡ يَتُبۡ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ (١١) يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱجۡتَنِبُواْ كَثِيرً۬ا مِّنَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعۡضَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِثۡمٌ۬‌ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُواْ وَلَا يَغۡتَب بَّعۡضُكُم بَعۡضًا‌ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُڪُمۡ أَن يَأۡڪُلَ لَحۡمَ أَخِيهِ مَيۡتً۬ا فَكَرِهۡتُمُوهُ‌ۚ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (١٢)

O ye who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they (are), not let women (deride) women who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers. (11) O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful.

صدق الله العظيم

ameera alzawawy said...

Just noticed this. Good one! Thanks for sharing.