Malaysia a Christian Nation?

What do I think? What do you think I think? I am a Muslim. So again, what do you think I think? A yes? No?

Fiqh Medic

What are the legal maxims of Islamic Law (QAWA’ID FIQHIYYAH). Let's say, if a patient is having a colostomy bag (which contains his urine or feces), would the ablution be valid? How about, if a women is in labour (bear in mind that giving birth to the first child can be as long as 19hours); can she still performs Salah? (Let's find the answer here.)

Men VS Women

Let's think critically. Who is the one which better in governing this world!? Men, who have more influencing and have strong character or women, who have emotional values, and boundless cares and love?

Are You Ready to Fall in Love??

What is love to begin with? we might assume that we have that sort of wonderful love, unshakeable by no others even death. We may sacrifice anything to our beloved person. But, if we claimed that we love Rasulullah, where are the proofs? You are willing to sacrifice anything for his sake?

Does God need us?

Now, tell me, what are the differences between this human-made lego tree and the one who created by our almighty creator,our god?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Amortentia - Love Potion

*(you can just skip the first two or three paragraph…haha)

There are lots and lots of beautiful love story ever existed since the olden days. Stories that have moved some of us while inspired others. Be it the way Rasulullah always thinks of Siti Khadijah even long after her death or the magnificent of Tajmahal, built by Sultan Shah Jahan as the final resting place of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Romeo, upon saying “See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!" leaves the audience in awe and smiling throughout their play. And about Princess Fiona, how she sacrifices her beauty to live an everlasting happy life with Shrek. These are just few of the thousands if not millions of love story ever had been told. And the sweetness of the story produces warmth and fuzziness in the heart of listeners. The only question is, why did I start my writing with such a paragraph? Well, the answer is easy. I can feel love blooming in IMU…haha..well.. I can feel the love tonite (Elton John)…

As a typical human being (if not typical Malaysian that is), when we read the sentence about the love blooming in IMU, we usually thought that there are new couples budding in IMU. Well… actually, that is far from the truth. Stop polluting the sacred word “love” with the narrow minded way of thinking that it is mainly between a boy and a girl, or between a man and a woman. There are lots of other forms of love such as between me and my muslim brothers, me and my parents and most definitely between me and Allah to name but few. And Aris Ariwatan (through his song entitled - 1 2 3 4) placed the love between a man and a woman last in his list. Haha... Hmm, do you know who is the greatest lover ever existed? Surely it is The Creator of Love and the Lover of Creation is it not? In malay, it translates as Pencipta Cinta dan Pencinta Cipta…and that is Allah. Even Aris Ariwatan admits this in the same song.

But is it true that love really is blooming in IMU? It sure is. Nowadays, you can see lots of people in surau seeking love from Allah, sons and daughters calling home finding some love from their parents, friends studying together to pass exam and people spending more time reciting dua’ after prayer asking for Allah’s help. Love is everywhere isn’t it? This always happens during exam periods. Do you want to know why? I’ll tell you later. Actually, the main point of this article is not to fret on the different types of love, but on how to love Allah using the same approach you love your girlfriend or your boyfriend. And I’m going to do this by dissecting the book on relationship written by John Grey (Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus) and Leil Lowndes (How to Make Anyone Fall in Love withYou) my style. I shall present to you what man and women need from their partner for successful relationship and relate it with what Allah wants in our relationship with the Almighty (so that we can have successful relationship with Allah of course). The theory is simple. If I can do this to the woman that I like, be it my mother, my sister, or my friends, then the same thing is the least that I can do toward Allah as He deserve lots more from me as compared to others. It’s only logical, rite? An important thing to note is that when I say relationship with man and woman, it does not necessarily indicate being a couple. Please widen our scope to include the relationship between us and our parents, siblings and friends. So…

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
To those that can relate,
This one is for you.

I know… lame isn’t it? Who cares…so… back to the topic. First and foremost, is how to kick start our relationship with Allah. Leil mentioned a research indicating that love is easier to start when you are emotionally aroused. It’s EMOTIONALLY aroused ok! People who are emotionally exhausted can easily fall in love with the next person they interact with. That is why she suggests that the first dating place should be somewhere that can exhaust our emotion. And that is why lots of couples emerge during the exam period (because it’s very EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY tiring). So, what does this has to do with our relationship with Allah? Well, it has everything to do with it. If we want to make some fast progress in our relationship with Allah, then, every single time that we are emotionally tired (after playing futsal, after watching horror movie, tired after a whole day of class or anything), contact Allah and talk with Him. Tell him our experience and ask for His guidance. Insya-Allah this will help us to feel closer to Him. Just try it and see the result. Trust me, I’m a future doctor after all (insya-Allah). Next we are going to see what women needs in their relationship with others (a sure way for us boys to get closer to them)and relates it to what Allah wants from us (so that we can be closer to Him insya-Allah).

According to John Gray, women need understanding, respect and devotion from others, especially the one they are close to. Understanding means to listen without judgment but with empathy and relatedness. One should gather meaning from what he or she heard from a woman and move toward validating what is being communicated. In our relationship with Allah, He wants us to read and understand without judgment every single word that he says in the Quran and gather the meaning trough the tafsir and finally validate that all that been said is true, relevant and should be practiced. It’s somewhat the same isn’t it? The second point is respect. Women feel respected when a guy acknowledge and prioritize her rights, wishes, and needs. And the same thing is what Allah wants from all of us. Sorry, not exactly the same thing as Allah doesn’t have any wishes or needs at all (correct me if I’m wrong). Allah is As-samad after all. And in the Quran, Allah says that he doesn’t even need us but we are the one who needs Him. So, to respect Allah, we only need to do one thing; prioritize His rights. Should be easier than fulfilling women’s three criteria isn’t it? Allah has lots of rights. The right to be obeyed, to be loved and to be placed at the top most position in our heart is just a few example of it. Just do this and you shall have smooth relationship with Allah, insya-Allah.So, the last point is devotion. Women would be delighted if her lover prioritize her needs and proudly commit himself to fulfilling her as this makes her feels adored and special. Just like this, we need to proudly commit ourselves to His cause to show our devotion towards Him hoping that in doing so, He will love us more. Men on the other hand, needs different thing in their relationship as compared with woman. They need trust, acceptance, appreciation and admiration (just do these girls, and he might get closer with you). And these needs shall be discussed further in the next paragraph.

Love Letters

A man feels trusted when others believed that he is doing his best and he wants the best for his partner. To trust a man means that believing that everything he does is for the best of him and others. We should also trust Allah in the same way. Believe that everything that happens to us is becauseit is the best for us. Be it an accident, flunked exam, break up with girlfriend, won a tournament, or anything. It is the best thing that can happen to us in that particular time as Allah want and knows the best thing for us at that specific time. The second point is acceptance. Men feels accepted when he is received without trying to be changed, meaning, he is accepted as he is. Same with Allah. Accept Him as perfect as He is. Don’t try to associate any being with Him and don’t even say he is staying anywhere as that is a form of rejection toward Allah. Refrain from doing syirk as it is the biggest form of rejection toward Allah. The third criterion is appreciation. Men are appreciated when others acknowledge having received personal benefit and value from his effort or behavior. We are always thankful for our friends and SP’s help, but how often have we been thankful for all Allah’s gifts for us? This is a mistreatment toward Allah and anonfulfillment towards his right. So, what we need to do is that, at least once a day, thanks Allah for all fortune and misfortune that had fell toward us for it is the best for us. Just a simple word Alhamdulillah is enough to start with. Lastly, a men needs to be admired. To admire a man is to regard him with wonder, delight and pleased approval. So, for our relationship with Allah, we must always praise him. How? Through zikr of course. Wet our buccal cavity with zikr and praise Allah always. Look at the magnificence of His creation and admire them as those reflect the strength and beauty of Allah.

Brothers and sisters. I’ve present to you what a woman and a man needs in their relationship with others. And I have related them with what Allah wants from us. Boys, to get closer to a woman, we need tounderstand, respect and devote to her. Girls, to make a man adore you, you have to trust, accept, appreciate and admire him. And to strengthen our relationship with Allah, we must understand, respect, devote, trust, accept, appreciate and admire Him. Most of us are willing to do this to tackle the heart of the one we love and hope to spend our life with. But few of us are eager to do this to Allah so that The Merciful will always love us. If we can do this to our mother, father or anyone that we love dearly, surely the same thing is the least we can do for Allah as He deserve lots more from us. Please be just toward His right. So, I wish us all to make the right choice on whom to use this technique with and have fun trying it. And with this wassalamu’alaikum w.b.t.


By :

Msoc Comittee 2011/12

Friday, December 9, 2011

let's be good to ourselves =)

Let’s learn a bit of psychology.

To be stable in personality is an essential feature of a fellow Muslim. For Heart is King and the whole body is the pawns, ready for command either it’s for the path of good, or evil.
Huh? Anything else??

Yes, there IS!

Besides that, ukhwah among the fellow brothers and sisters are also important as to generate a sense of togetherness and harmony. This in turn creates another term, a stable society.

Muslim personality --> Baitul Muslim --> Muslim society

Get it? =)

Below are some of the steps towards self-preservation into becoming a self-stable muslim personality, Insha’Allah. Enjoy! =)

Trust yourself. You know what you want and need.

Put yourself first. You can't be anything for anybody else unless you take care of yourself.

Let your feelings be known. They are important.Express your opinions. It's good to hear yourself talk.

Value your thinking. You do it well. Take the time and space you need. Even if other people are wanting something from you.

When you need something, don't talk yourself out of it. Even if you can't have it, it's ok to need.When you are scared, let someone know. Isolating yourself when you're scared makes it worse.

When you feel like running away, let yourself feel the scare. Think about what you fear will happen and decide what you need to do. When you're angry, let yourself feel the anger.

Decide what you want to do. Just feel it, express it, or take some action. When you're sad, think about what would be comforting.

When you're hurt, tell the person who hurt you. Keeping it inside makes it grow. When you have work to do and you don't want to do it, decide what really needs to be done and what can wait.

When you want something from someone else, ask. You'll be okay if they say no. Asking is being true to yourselves. When you need help, ask. Trust people to say no if they don't want to give.

When people turn you down, it usually has to do with them, and not with you. Ask someone else for what you need. When you feel alone, know there are people who want to be with you. Fantasize what it would be like to be with each of them. Decide if you want to make that happen.

When you feel anxious, let yourself know that in your head. You've moved into the future to something scary and your body has gotten up the energy for it. Come back to the present. When you want to say something loving to someone, go ahead. Expressing your feeling is not a commitment.

When someone yells at you, physically support yourself by relaxing into your chair or putting your feet firmly on the floor. Remember to breathe. Think about the message they are trying to get across to you.

When you're harassing yourself, stop. You do it when you need something. Figure out what you need and get it. When everything seems wrong, you are overwhelmed and need some comforting. Ask for it. Afterwards, you can think about what you need to do.

A hadith on Ukhwah (in Malay) :

Dari Abi Hurairah r.a katanya: Telah bersabda Rasulullah sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam: Janganlah kamu berdengki-dengkian, dan janganlah kamu bertipu-tipuan, dan janganlah kamu berbelakang-belakangkan, dan janganlah sebahagian kamu menjual di atas penjualan sebahagian daripada kamu dan jadilah kamu wahai hamba Allah yang bersaudara.
Orang Islam bersaudara dengan orang Islam yang lain, tidak boleh ia menganiayainya, dan tidak boleh membiarkannya (dalam kehinaannya), dan tidak boleh mendustainya, dan tidak boleh menghinanya.
Taqwa itu di sini (kata Nabi sambil menunjuk ke dadanya tiga kali)
Sudah cukup banyak kejahatan seseorang itu, bahawa ia merendahkan saudaranya yang muslim. Sekelian orang Islam atas orang Islam haram darahnya dan hartanya dan kehormatannya.

~Riwayat Imam Muslim~

(adapted from

Msoc Committee 2011/12

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Year: We Are Better


Assalamualaikum wbt.

1. We are not Christians. Neither do we celebrate Christmas.

2. And this entry has nothing to do with either of the above.  

3. But our new year, like many other aspects and elements in Islam, is very different from those of others.

4. One of the differences is certainly the way we celebrate it. The Western culture, which refers to free mixing between two opposite genders, in occasions where limits seem irrelevant, has somehow become the norm of our young modern Easterners, so to speak.

5. The sign is very clear. About 9 months after new year, we begin to have many new unmarried mothers, and therefore also their 'baby martyrs' who fought for life in either dustbins, dumping sites, drains or even in places like mosques.

6. It all started during the night of new year and you knew what happened.

7. This is merely something to reflect upon. The point I want to make is this. Do we do things because we just follow others and forced by current trend or are we really knowledgeable in things we practise and celebrate? Therefore, to grab this lesson (of the importance of knowledge) and strive to become a Muslim by choice instead of by chance, let us go through one of the major differences between Islam and other faiths and beliefs.

8. Islam, unlike most other major religions, is a name that is not derived from the names of people, places or even titles of individuals.

9. Let's go through some good examples for this.

10. Christianity, is derived from the word Christ, an English version of the Greek word, Khristos, which means the anointed one. In the original language of bible, Hebrew, this word is translated as Masiah and pronounced as Messiah in English. In Arabic (thus also in Quran), it is pronounced as Al-Masih.

11. Christ refers to prophet Isa AS whom is regarded as God or Son of God in Christianity.

12. One valid question therefore arises, that if Christianity is a true religion where Jesus is God, then what happened to people before Jesus Christ was born? If a religion is a true religion, it should be the one that exists since the lifetime of the first man in history, Adam AS.

13. Similarly, Buddhism is derived from Buddha, a Sanskrit word that means the awakened one, and is a title for its founder, Siddharta Gautama. Considering that Siddharta Gautama was also not the first person living on earth, then the question above is valid.

14. Thirdly, Hinduism is derived from a Sanskrit word, Sindhu, which is a title given to Indus River, located somewhere in Indian Subcontinent. In other words, this name is derived from a name of a place.

15. Often, Hinduism is regarded as the oldest religion in this world and for that matter, may be the closest to be a true religion, but we will refute this fact after understanding what Islam means.

16. First, our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW who was also our final messenger was not the founder of Islam.

17. Secondly, Mecca was not a place where Islam was found or originated from. Neither is Islam only for the Arabs, just because Muhammad SAW was an Arab.

18. Rather, Islam is a beautiful name, which is an Arabic word that is derived from 3 Arabic letters i.e sin, lam and mim. In a simplified way, sin, lam and mim can be properly understood as counterparts to the letter S, L and M respectively.

19. So, with this sin, lam and mim, the word Islam can come in many other forms (in Arabic) that carry other complementary meanings. One of examples is salam, which means peace.

20. Other than that, Islam also refers to submission, and authentic or original. So, one of the good complete meanings of Islam is to be submissive (by total surrender and loyalty) to Allah SWT through authentic ways (according to Quran and Sunnah) to attain peace (salam) in life now and in Hereafter.

21. Putting that definition into context, whomsoever that submits to Allah's will and act according to what He wants in authentic ways and to achieve peace, is indeed a Muslim!

22. So, when we say that Muhammad SAW was not the founder of Islam, it simply means that it was the same teaching of Islam that was revealed to all earlier messengers since Adam AS, the father of mankind. And this teaching refers to the fact that our God is One and Only, He is Allah SWT and we worship none but Him. All messengers brought this same message (21:25) to their people or ummah.

23. The difference is only basically in the language the teaching was revealed and the syariah (rulings) which suited the people of that particular messenger during their time. Muhammad SAW, however was sent to all mankind till the end of time.

24. Many proofs about the Muslim identity of other messengers can be found in the Quran. Please read the following:

"Abraham (Ibrahim) AS was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to Allah SWT (which is Islam) and he joined not gods with Allah."
Surah Ali-'Imran (3:67)

25. Prophet Noah said to his people this:

"But if ye turn back, (consider): no reward have I asked for you: my reward is only due from Allah, and I have been commanded to be of those who submit to Allah SWT's will (in Islam)."
Surah Yunus (10:72)

26. And 3 more here:

Prophet Abraham and Ishmael AS recited this prayer:

"Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful."
Surah Al-Baqarah (2:128)

Prophet Joseph (Yusuf) AS declared in his prayer:

"O my Lord! Thou hast indeed bestowed on me some power, and taught me something of the interpretation of dreams and events, O Thou Creator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Take Thou my soul (at death) as one submitting to Thy will (as a Muslim), and unite me with the righteous."
Surah Yusuf (12:101)

Prophet Moses AS:

"Moses said: "O my people! If ye do (really) believe in Allah, then in Him put your trust if ye submit (your will to His).""
Surah Yunus (10:84)

27. Simply put, our most beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW was the final messenger (33:40) whom was sent for the whole humanity (21:107) and Allah has perfected this religion (5:3) which was revealed since Adam AS to Muhammad SAW because there will be no more messenger after him.

28. This perfect religion is also guaranteed to be preserved until the end of time (15:9) through the miracles (mukjizat) of Quran, our main reference in Islam, subhanallah!

29. Just shortly before we end, let me throw this question to you. I always wonder, and I believe many of us too, about why do we need to remember the names of other prophets though emphasis has somehow be put to Muhammad SAW and few other prophets only?

30. But the answer is simple. By understanding Islam more, everything we have in our mind starts to make more sense, because actually all other prophets were Muslims too, and we are just one of the many people whom submit themselves to Allah SWT.

31. That is precisely the reason why we do not make any unjust distinction between all prophets of Allah SWT but love and believe in them all. This is stated in the Quran, in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:285).

32.  I really hope that this writing will add more to our knowledge about Islam, and more importantly increase our faith in Him SWT and eventually make us better Muslims insya Allah.

33. Below is a video of the launching of our new logo last year. For some of us may have not yet known, you may want to watch this. May Allah bless us and place us together with the righteous and sincerest.

Take care. Wassalam.

Ibnu Hanaffi
In support of MSOC Committee 2011/12

Saturday, November 26, 2011



Awal Muharram is around the corner! :D and when we talk about Awal Muharram, Hijrah will come to mind. so let's talk a bit about Hijrah, shall we?

as we all know, Hijri means migration literally, while for Muslims it has a special meaning of the emigration of Rasulullah SAW and the muslims from Mekah to Madinah. well, i'm not going to talk much about Hijrah in this context, but let's talk about hijrah in general.

migration. when we heard about migration we would think of moving from a place to another. of course, for the better. but is it necessary to think of hijrah only as migrating from a place to another? why don't we think of it in other context, for example "hijrah" from a lifestyle to another, for the better. it's easier to apply in our daily lives isn't it?

i have a friend. actually plenty of friends that i could refer to regarding the story that i would like to share but i choose to talk about this one friend of mine. i met her not too long ago. at our earlier encounter she's just like any other Muslim girl. i mean those that we can see around us in public. well, you guys know how majority of Muslim girls in this country right? as time goes by, i've seen her changed quite drastically, especially in her appearance. and i'm quite surprised and impressed with her determination, which i should take as an example or perhaps a role model for myself.

the point here is, whatever it is if we have the determination, the strong will, nothing is impossible. she managed to change herself for the better; to migrate from her old self into being a better muslimah. and with Allah's will, why can't we?

together let's pray to Allah to give us courage, determination, and guidance to be a better Muslim, Mu'min or even Muhsin. amiin.

last but not least, salam Maal Hijrah to all! =)

Msoc Committee 2011/12

Thursday, November 17, 2011

let's make du'a =)


here is a love story.

once upon a time, there was a guy who fell in love with a girl. one day, the girl dropped her notebook. an important one. long story short, the guy happened to find this notebook belonged to this girl whom he had a crush on. he told the girl that her lost notebook was with him. he asked to meet up so that he can give it back to her, and the girl agreed. but it happened in a way that every time they met, the guy always "failed" to return the notebook. at first it was he forgot to bring the notebook with him each and every time he was about to go and meet her; and after some time when they eventually became friends, he always found a way to distract the girl with stories that will bring her attention to other things than their "main" reason to meet up. some time had passed, and on this one so-called "date", the girl found out that the guy actually always had her notebook with him but never return it back. the girl asked him why did he do this to her. and the guy replied, "if i return it back to you, i'm afraid that i couldn't talk to you anymore since there's no more reason for you to meet me.."

ok..... so what? why do i have to read this kind of story?

well.. like everything else that needs explanation, we always need to use an example to make others easily understand what we are trying to express. am i right?

so from this story that i just told, it's obvious isn't it; that the guy wanted to be with the girl for a longer time. that's the reason he did all those things. why? because he loves her.

now, i would like to ask all of you readers. have you ever feel confused, unsatisfied, sad, depressed, so on and so forth when Allah didn't answer your prayers? we're all human beings. so i believe no one will dare to say no to this question. have you wondered why Allah didn't answer your prayers?

"And your Lord says, 'Call upon Me; I will respond to you'..." [40:60]

Allah did say in al-Quran itself that He will respond to our prayers. so why do we do not get what we want? there's a lot of reasons. i mean A LOT. but i would like to stress on one reason that has a connection with the story that i've told just now. it's simple.


"Sometimes a believer supplicates for a need before God-Almighty; but, He orders His Angels to delay the grant of servant's needs, because, He loves to hear his voice and supplication more. Then on the Day of Judgment says to him: ' Oh My servant! You called me but I delayed your request, now in return I will bestow upon you such and such reward and so and so supplication. ' Hearing it the servant would say: I wish none of my needs would have been granted in the world. ' He says so because he sees the excellent rewards of Hereafter." (al-Kafi, vol. 2, pg 490)

the conclusion is, never stop making du'a. if your prayers are not answered, la tahzan; as you'll know He loves to hear more from you because He loves you. and if He replies, be thankful and continue to praise Allah. it doesn't mean that He doesn't love you, but treat it as a test from Him; as He loves those who is grateful.

Msoc Committee 2011/12

Sunday, November 13, 2011

5 syarat untuk melakukan maksiat

Suatu hari ada seorang lelaki yang menemui Ibrahim bin Adham. Dia berkata: "Wahai Aba Ishak! Selama ini aku gemar bermaksiat. Tolong berikan aku nasihat." Setelah mendengar perkataan tersebut Ibrahim berkata: "Jika kamu mahu menerima lima syarat dan mampu melaksanakannya, maka boleh kamu melakukan maksiat."

Lelaki itu dengan tidak sabar-sabar bertanya: "Apakah syarat-syarat itu, wahai Aba Ishak?"
Ibrahim bin Adham berkata: "Syarat pertama, jika kamu bermaksiat kepada Allah, jangan memakan rezeki-NYA." Mendengar itu dia mengernyitkan kening seraya berkata: "Dari mana aku mahu makan? Bukankah semua yang ada di bumi ini rezeki Allah?"
"Ya!" tegas Ibrahim bin Adham. "Kalau kamu sudah memahaminya, masih mampukah memakan rezekinya, sedangkan kamu selalu berkeinginan melanggar larangan-Nya?"

"Yang kedua," kata Ibrahim, "kalau mahu bermaksiat, jangan tinggal di bumi-Nya!" Syarat ini membuat lelaki itu terkejut setengah mati. Ibrahim kembali berkata kepadanya: "Wahai Abdullah, fikirkanlah, apakah kamu layak memakan rezeki-Nya dan tinggal di bumi-Nya, sedangkan kamu melanggar segala larangan-Nya?"

"Ya! Anda benar." kata lelaki itu. Dia kemudian menanyakan syarat yang ketiga. Ibrahim menjawab: "Kalau kamu masih mahu bermaksiat, carilah tempat tersembunyi yang tidak dapat terlihat oleh-Nya!" Lelaki itu kembali terperanjat dan berkata: "Wahai Ibrahim, ini nasihat macam mana? Mana mungkin Allah tidak melihat kita?"

"Ya, kalau memang yakin demikian, apakah kamu masih berkeinginan melakukan maksiat?" kata Ibrahim. Lelaki itu mengangguk dan meminta syarat yang keempat. Ibrahim melanjutkan: "Kalau malaikat maut datang hendak mencabut rohmu, katakanlah kepadanya, 'Ketepikan kematianku dulu. Aku masih mahu bertaubat dan melakukan amal soleh," Kemudian lelaki itu menggelengkan kepala dan segera tersedar dan berkata: "Wahai Ibrahim , mana mungkin malaikat maut akan memenuhi permintaanku?" 
"Wahai Abdullah, kalau kamu sudah meyakini bahawa kamu tidak boleh menunda dan mengundurkan datangnya kematianmu, lalu bagaimana engkau boleh lari dari kemurkaan Allah?"

"Baiklah, apa syarat yang kelima?" Ibrahim pun menjawab: "Wahai Abdullah kalau malaikat Zabaniyah datang hendak mengiringmu ke api neraka di hari kiamat nanti, jangan engkau ikut bersamanya." Perkataan tersebut membuat lelaki itu insaf. Dia berkata: "Wahai Aba Ishak, sudah pasti malaikat itu tidak membiarkan aku menolak kehendaknya." Dia tidak tahan lagi mendengar perkataan Ibrahim. Air matanya bercucuran. "Mulai saat ini aku ingin bertaubat kepada Allah." katanya sambil teresak-esak.


Amirul Mukmin
Msoc Committee 2011/12

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jenayah Dalam Islam: Hudud dan Terroris

Assalamualaikum wbt.

1. Apa khabar semua?

2. Tak dengar, kuat lagi please. APA KHABAR SEMUA?

3. Ok, takpelah saya tak dengar. Yang penting biarlah tulisan kali ini datang dari skrin, terus jatuh ke hati.

4. Saya cuma terdetik untuk menulis tentang isu hudud apabila agak terkejut dengan 'keberanian' pihak media Utusan Malaysia yang menyiarkan karikatur tentang hudud semalam, hari Isnin, 26 September 2011.

5. Terlebih dahulu, jangan terlalu cepat melihat isu ini dari sudut politik, kerana walaupun saya percaya isu ini tidak boleh lari daripada pengaruh politik, biar ulasan saya pada kali ini lebih menjurus ke arah penilaian daripada seorang Muslim yang mengaku sayangkan Islam dan peka dengan persekitarannya.

6. Ingat, bukan saya sorang saje. Anda pun Muslim juga. Jika anda sahabat saya yang bukan Muslim, insya Allah, saya doakan terbuka hati saudara/ri untuk belajar Islam dan Al-Quran. 

Ini gambar karikatur yang saya maksudkan
7. Hanya Allah SWT yang lebih mengetahui apa niat sebenar kartunis ini maka biarlah Allah sendiri yang membalas dengan balasan yang baik atau buruk, berdasarkan niatnya, yang hanya Allah yang tahu.

8. Pun begitu, pandangan peribadi saya meyakinkan saya bahawa kartun ini cuba membawa mesej bahawa hukum hudud ini adalah hukum yang tidak lagi relevan dan lapuk yang sesuai hanya dengan persekitaran orang zaman dahulu tetapi sekarang hanya tinggal memori dan sejarah.

9. Tapi satu lagi kemungkinan, jika dilihat dari aspek politik, mungkin juga kartunis bermaksud untuk menyatakan yang parti politik PAS cuba menghidupkan kembali agenda lama atau klasik mereka iaitu tentang menegakkan hukum hudud, setelah buat seketika agak diam mengenai hudud, kononnya atas alasan mendapat tentangan daripada DAP dalam Pakatan Rakyat atau mungkin juga sebagai strategi menarik sokongan rakyat bukan Islam.

10. Padahal sebenarnya, jika kena caranya, DAP dan orang bukan Islam bukannya takut, malah menyokong hukum hudud! Tapi mengapa ini semua terjadi? Saya akan huraikan sat (sekejap) lagi. Ok, berbalik kepada persepsi bukan politik! hehe..

11. Sebagai seorang Muslim, kita sama sekali tidak patut menghina hukum Allah, kerana itu seperti lagak orang yang seolah-olah lebih pandai daripada Penciptanya. Ini mustahil!

12. Maka saya amat berharap agar kita berdoa yang kartunis ini dibuka hatinya untuk bertaubat dan memohon ampun kepada Allah dan seluruh umat Islam. 

13. Walaupun semakin banyak isu-isu berkaitan umat Islam yang kita dengar sejak akhir-akhir ini, termasuk isu filem Hantu Bonceng, saya ingin mengajak agar kita mengambil sikap proaktif dan positif dalam menanganinya.

14. Pertama, sikap proaktif bermaksud, apabila apa jua isu berkaitan  Islam dipanaskan di kuali negara kita, maka cubalah tunjukkan contoh pendekatan yang baik kepada orang bukan Islam.

15. Selain menunjukkan rasa tidak setuju, perkara yang paling utama adalah untuk memperbetul salah tanggapan yang wujud bukan sahaja dalam kalangan bukan Islam, tetapi orang Islam kita sendiri.

16. Masih ingat tak isu penggunaan nama Allah sebelum ini? Saya secara positif melihat, bila perkara ini menjadi perbincangan di seluruh Malaysia, ia sebenarnya membuka mata banyak pihak untuk mengenali Islam dengan lebih dekat. 

17. Dengan kata lain, banyak penerangan tentang konsep 'Tuhan itu wajib satu' mula tersebar sekaligus menyampaikan mesej Islam yang cantik ini.

"Serulah (manusia) kepada jalan Tuhanmu dengan hikmah dan pengajaran yang baik, serta berdebatlah dengan mereka dengan cara yang baik..."
Surah An-Nahlu (16:125)

18. Begitu juga dengan isu hudud, kita yang Muslim pun kadang-kadang jadi takut sebab kita tak mendapat gambaran yang sebenar tentang hukum hudud.

19. Saya yakin, ada antara kita yang pernah mengambil gula-gula di kedai tanpa izin sewaktu zaman kecik-kecik atau nakal-nakal dulu mesti takut akan tergadai tangannya. Padahal tanggapan itu tidak tepat.

Nota kilat: Hukum hudud bukan hanya terhad kepada potong tangan, sebat juga dalam kategori hudud.

20. Yang perlu dijelaskan ialah mekanisme dan cara pelaksanaan hukuman ini. Ini yang kita selalu lupa padahal inilah yang membuka mata kita semua.

21. Pertama sekali, syarat-syarat untuk dikenakan hukuman ini cukup ketat. Contohnya, jika seseorang itu mencuri kerana terdesak dan hidup penuh kemiskinan, sepatutnya pemerintah yang harus bertanggungjawab kerana tidak menyediakan persekitaran masyarakat yang kondusif.

22. Yang akan menerima hukuman ialah pesalah yang betul-betul 'layak' dan bukannya dalam keadaan terdesak, tetapi memang hobinya mencuri walaupun dia kaya raya.

23. Selain itu, ada juga penetapan dari segi jumlah atau nilai (harga) barang dan harta benda yang dicuri. Yang menjalankan hukuman pula ialah hakim yang adil, bukannya pemerintah yang suka-suka hati membuat keputusan sehingga mungkin boleh menyebelahi anak-beranaknya.

24. Dengan kata lain, Islam telah menggariskan syarat yang cukup cantik dalam pelaksanaan hukum hudud ini.

25. Saya menerima baik cadangan ilmuwan agama yang mahukan Kelantan (kerana buat masa ini hanya Kelantan yang betul-betul berhasrat melaksanakan hudud) untuk meneliti dahulu persekitaran di Kelantan dan Malaysia amnya sebelum melaksanakan hudud.

Nabi s.a.w bersabda:

“Jangan dipotong tangan (pencuri) ketika dalam peperangan.”
(Riwayat al-Tirmizi dan al-Darimi. Hadis dinilai sahih oleh al-Albani)

Al-Imam Tirmizi (297H) ketika meriwayat hadis ini menyebut:

“Sebahagian ilmuwan berpegang dengan nas ini, antara mereka al-Auza’i, mereka berpendapat tidak dilaksanakan hudud ketika peperangan, berhadapan dengan musuh kerana dibimbangi individu yang dihukum itu akan pergi menyertai musuh…”

Dalam riwayat Abu Daud: “Jangan dipotong tangan ketika pemusafiran.” 
(Riwayat Abu Daud. Dinilai sahih oleh al-Albani).

26. Hadis di atas menunjukkan bahawa dalam keadaan tertentu, hukum hudud tak semestinya dilaksanakan. Maka, persekitaran yang kondusif ini penting, supaya hukum Allah apabila dilaksanakan, akan mencapai hasrat atau Maqasid Syariahnya, iaitu menjaga kesejahteraan dan keharmonian masyarakat.

27. Antara contoh persekitaran kondusif yang dimaksudkan adalah dengan memastikan rakyat faham akan cara pelaksanaan hukum ini. Kedua, kerajaan Kelantan juga perlu mencari jalan melepaskan diri daripada 'campur tangan' kerajaan pusat (Malaysia) yang mungkin tidak bersetuju lantas memburuk-burukkan pelaksanaan hudud ini  sekaligus boleh mendatangkan huru-hara.

28. Selain itu, kita juga harus memastikan keadilan ditegakkan sebaiknya. Hukuman hudud bukan hanya dikenakan kepada orang awam, bahkan pemimpin pun akan menerima nasib yang sama jika mereka melakukan jenayah seperti mencuri!

29. Inilah keadilan Islam dan inilah juga cabarannya. Maka saya sekali lagi menyokong penuh hasrat kerajaan Kelantan untuk melaksanakan hudud, dalam masa yang sama berharap agar kita tidak terlalu tergopoh gapah dalam hal ini, sebaliknya sama-sama membantu mempromosikan syariat Islam yang betul agar rakyat benar-benar boleh meraih manfaat daripadanya melalui ilmu yang sahih, dan bukan setakat mengikut membuta tuli.

30. Izinkan saya untuk mengulangi, bahawa dengan pendekatan yang betul serta sikap yang positif apa jua yang berlaku di negara kita boleh disalurkan ke arah kebaikan umat Islam sejagat.

31. Contoh yang saya beri ialah, apabila isu sebegini timbul, ia membuka ruang untuk lebih banyak penganjuran wacana ilmu, dan rakyat sama ada Islam atau tidak mempunyai minat yang lebih tinggi untuk mencari jawapan mahupun maklumat tentang Islam.

32. Oleh sebab kita masih di bulan September, elok juga kiranya sebagai penutup saya kaitkan isu yang saya bicarakan di atas dengan tragedi 11 September yang berlaku 10 tahun yang lalu.

"Dan mereka (orang-orang kafir) membuat tipu daya, maka Allah pun membalas tipu daya. Dan Allah sebaik-baik pembalas tipu daya."
Surah Ali-'Imran (3:54)

33. Tragedi ini adalah yang paling pelik dan melucukan buat kita yang suka membaca. Bukan sahaja ia tak logik untuk dikaitkan dengan pengganas Islam, malah jika dikaitkan bagaimana sekalipun, itu bukan ajaran Islam yang sebenar!

34. Saya tak bercadang untuk menghurai panjang tentang 'konspirasi' yang tak masuk akal ini, tapi anda boleh rujuk sendiri di rujukan nombor 4 yang saya sediakan di bawah. Sedikit sebanyak, ia memberi penjelasan yang baik tentang tipu helah musuh Islam.

35. Tapi yang hendak saya sampaikan sekarang lebih penting. Rujuk Surah Ali-'Imran di atas. Ada satu perkara menarik yang berlaku di sini.

36. Tahukah kita, di negara Barat, semakin ramai rakyat mereka yang memeluk Islam, walaupun setelah kononnya diwar-warkan bahawa Islam agama pengganas?

37. Dianggarkan lebih 20 000 rakyat Amerika Syarikat yang masuk Islam setiap tahun. Dan negara Barat memang mencatatkan kadar penukaran agama kepada Islam yang cukup rancak!

38. Pada saya, ini sepatutnya sudah cukup membuka mata kita. Sikap terpuji orang Barat ialah mereka suka mengkaji. Maka, walaupun mungkin asalnya bermotivasikan kegeraman dan dendam, setelah mendalami Islam dengan lebih teliti dan mempelajari Al-Quran, mereka 'cair' dengan kebenaran dan bersyukur kerana akhirnya dapat menemui Tuhan!

39. Inilah dia kekuasaan Allah. Pada pandangan mereka orang akan takut dan jauh daripada Islam. Padahal dengan rancangan jahat mereka, Allah SWT telah menggerakkan hati mereka untuk mengkaji Islam sehingga mereka sendiri menjadi Muslim subhanallah!

40. Akhir sekali, inilah sikap yang saya mahu kita ambil. Agak susah untuk orang mendengar bila kita sampaikan Islam dalam bentuk penyataan.

41. Tetapi jika mereka sendiri menimbulkan persoalan, dan kita balas dengan jawapan yang baik dan penuh hikmah maka ini bukan sahaja membuka jalan membuang salah tanggapan terhadap Islam, malah menjemput sahabat bukan Islam di negara kita untuk bersama menyertai keluarga Islam di negara tercinta ini.

42. Dengan kata lain, bersikap positiflah dan carilah hikmah!

Wallahuaklam, Allah lebih tahu. Segala yang baik semua sekali hanya milik-Nya. Maafkan saya jika ada sebarang kesilapan, maka itu kelemahan saya. Saya alu-alukan pembetulan daripada saudara/ri.

Ibnu Hanaffi,

Muat turun di sini


Monday, September 12, 2011

Kafir Vs Non-Muslims

Let me ask you this.

"Are all Non-Muslims Kafir?"


Assalamualaikum wbt.

1. Yes, indeed it is a very interesting question yet it has a great impact on the way we behave as Muslims. At least I believe so.

2. The brief answer, as far as I am concern is that all Kafir are non-Muslims but not all non-Muslims are Kafir. I repeat, not all non-Muslims are Kafir!

3. Hence, to enlighten you with this claim, my elaboration below will be substantiated with proofs from the Quran and ahadith (the plural form of hadith) insya Allah, and is based on a number of reference I made and studied through (The list of reference is provided below for you).

4. Actually I personally came across this very recently too. It is an eye-opening consciousness yet very significant to influence the way we treat others who are not Muslims.

5. Think about this. Many of us were born as Muslims and then grew up knowing that there are others who were born not as Muslims. Can we then postulate from there that we were BORN to enter Paradise and these non-Muslims were BORN to be the inmates of Hellfire?

6. The Paradise is too small to accommodate everyone isn't it?

7. This question becomes more relevant when we go back to the first question just now. Are all non-Muslims Kafir? Because if they are, then maybe it's true that the door for Paradise is already closed for them and 'spared' only for us. Why? Because the Kafir will always reject the truth.


"In fact, as for those who reject Faith; it is the same, whether you warn them or you don't, they will not believe."

Surah Al-Baqarah (2:6)

8. When I said that knowing this difference affects the way we treat non-Muslims, the above verse explains it all. That if all non-Muslims are Kafir, then we will bother not about them because they are surely rejecting whatever truth we present to them. In other words, there is no need to do dakwah to non-Muslims!

9. Is that true though?

10. Let me try to use a simple logic now. When Prophet SAW accepted the revelation, he was the first Muslim (during his time) and by right, others were at that moment non-Muslims.

11. This includes his own most beloved wife, Khadijah and great companions like the four Khulafa' Ar-Rashideen (The rightly guided caliphs), may Allah have mercy on them all. Ameen. If it was true that non-Muslims were Kafir and will absolutely reject Islam, why would Prophet SAW talked about Islam to these people when there were not yet Muslims?

12. It makes sense to us now right? That they were non-Muslims but finally accepted Islam! Which means, that the verse above, is addressed to the people whom are Kafir, not the non-Muslims alone. In other words, Kafir and non-Muslims are two different status, where the former won't accept Islam, but the latter may do so.

13. I believe that you are clear about that part now. But to complete this and make it even clearer to you, let's understand the definition of the word Kafir.

14. Abdullah Yusuf Ali translates Al-Kafirun as those bent on rejecting the truth.

15. We need a clarification here. A Kafir is one whom even after knowing truth, he rejects it. Therefore, he must know the truth first before he rejects it. How could someone reject something that he does not even know?

16. A non-Muslim however, who has never heard of Islam, or heard of it but in a distorted way, according to my understanding, should not be regarded as Kafir. So, we can not use the verse above (2:6) to justify our refusal to do dakwah to non-Muslims.

17. I pick this subject for several important reasons. I already explained one i.e. so that we don't find excuse from preaching Islam to non-Muslims.

18. Another reason is about justice. Do you know that this question of justice is a favorite question by non-Muslims (and can therefore be the reason why they don't accept Islam)?

19. They ask, is it fair for God to make them non-Muslims and then burn them in Hell though they have never heard about the pristine (original) message of Islam?

20. This is however beautifully answered by Allah SWT in the Holy Book of Quran when He SWT says;

"..And never would We punish until we sent a messenger."

Surah Al-Isra' (17:15)

21. Therefore, the one whom will be punished are those Kafir whom rejected truth even after the warning has been given to them. Because Allah with His ultimate justice will only punish those whom reject His messengers and the message they brought. Further proof can be found in the following verse:

"Almost bursting with fury: Every time a Group is cast therein, its Keepers will ask,"Did no Warner come to you?" They will say: "Yes indeed; a Warner did come to us, but we rejected him and said,"Allah never sent down any (Message): Ye are nothing but an egregious delusion!""

Surah Al-Mulk (67:8-9)
22. The above verse is a conversation in the Hellfire whereby the inmates were asked of a Warner and as you can read, these people are those whom already received the message but rejected it.

23. Right. Now, how about those that died not as Muslims but never heard of Islam? I have 3 answers for this.

24. First, in this modern world where everything is connected and resource is just everywhere, the chance that one has never heard of Islam is very highly unlikely. Second, it is therefore our responsibility as Muslims to do the dakwah to non-Muslims lest Allah will make us accountable for non-Muslims whom know us but never heard a single word about Islam from us. Third, to non-Muslim friends, it is your task to learn Islam and then make a decision as to whether you should stay being whom you are, even after knowing the truth! Our job as Muslims is mere to bring the message forward to you.

"There shall be no compulsion in (acceptance of) the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing."

Surah Al-Baqarah (2:256)

We choose the path we want to take in life ;-)
25. I think it is also good to put here the answer given by a great Islamic scholar of our time, Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid regarding the question. He says that;

"A person who has never heard of Islam or the Prophet SAWs (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and who has never heard the message in its correct and true form, will not be punished by Allah if he dies in a state of kufr (disbelief)."

26. You can read his full answer to the original question asked here.

27. Before I forget, he also states that these group of people however will be tested by Allah during the Day of Judgement.

28. I do not plan to write any longer but let me conclude this part and end with the most important lesson I believe we should put in our mind.

29. To conclude this part, I notice that from my reading, some references I found do not distinguish between the word non-Muslims and Kafir. Therefore I am not here to force you to accept this distinction.

30. However, my intention is simple. Among the non-Muslims, there will always be people whom do not accept Islam because they have not heard of the true message of Islam. 

31. Unfortunately, we Muslims sometimes forget that it is our tasks to let them know about Islam because we think that they are Kafir. That's why I am writing this to try to correct our misconception. Don't simply call them Kafir. Instead, look at them with love and a sincere hope that we want them to join us becoming true Muslims. Remember, our job is only to tell them the truth. It is not our problem if they do not want to accept it.

"......And if they submit (in Islam), they are rightly guided; but if they turn away - then upon you is only the (duty of) notification. And Allah is Seeing of (His) servants."

Surah Ali-'Imran (3:20)

32. The final part of this article is to me the most important of all. Whether or not we realize, the problem with the term Kafir is more dangerous than we may think it is.

33. Apart from mistakenly calling all the non-Muslims as Kafir, some people ignorantly call their Muslim friends Kafir just because they differ in minor opinions about Islam, sometimes more shockingly in matters which are very small.

34. I bring up this issue because it occurs amongst us Muslims nowadays and we really have to address this issue very carefully.

35. Calling others as Kafir, when in fact if by Allah's knowledge he is not a Kafir, will certainly bring a great calamity towards us because it will in turn make us Kafir instead! What a grave error don't we think? Na'uzubillahiminzalik..

36. Try to read the following hadith;

"It is reported on the authority of Ibn `Umar that the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: Any person who calls his brother: O Unbeliever (Kafir)! (Then the truth of this label) would return to one of them. If it is true, (then it is) as he asserted, (but if it is not true), then it returns to him (and thus the person who made the accusation is an Unbeliever)." 

(Narrated by Muslim)

37. Therefore, I would like to call upon ourselves to be very careful about giving labels to other people lest the labels come back to us and make us what we thought others are!

38. Remember, we do not live to disintegrate, but to unite as Muslims! I have written a long article regarding unity in Islam in my previous article.

"Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects - you, (O Muhammad) are not (associated) with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah; then He will inform them about what they used to do."

Surah Al-An'am (6:159)

39. To end, let me reiterate at least 2 lessons we should take from this article. First, the duty to do dakwah to non-Muslims is our duty. So, let's do it. Second, please do not simply call others Kafir, when only Allah knows what's in their heart. Be careful instead, and be rational, not emotional.

40. Also, I would like to say I am sorry should there is any weakness in this little piece and I look forward for your comments and feedback. Truly Allah knows best and I hope He will always guide us and grant us all His Paradise. Ameen.

Wassalamualaikum wbt. Take care all =)

"And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, "Indeed, I am of the Muslims.""

 Surah Fussilat (41:33)

Ibnu Hanaffi