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?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

As-Shifa' Magazine (May 2011)

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Friday, May 27, 2011

T-Shirt by IMU Muslim Society (MSOC) 2011

Assalamualaikum wbt

Dear brothers and sisters and all people out there, our prayers, may Allah always bless you with His unlimited blessings and forgiveness.
The following will be a complete detail and information for your convenience, on how to order and what are the choices available for you, with regard to our t-shirt making this year insya Allah.

For the theme of the t-shirt, and meanings behind the design, please visit us here.

So, basically, there are three things to consider before you make order.

First, we have three types:
a) short sleeve
b) long sleeve (normal)
c) long sleeve for Muslimah (labuh)

Second, the choice of color: a) maroon b) orange

Third, your size of course: Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large (S, M, L, or XL)

Ok, for the size though, I have to specify, as below (look at the image);

See the white arrow right? I think it's called breadth or ukur bidang in Malay language. So for small size, it is 19 inches, then 20 inches for M, 21 inches for L and 22 inches for XL. You got it right? I hope it's helpful, if not, do drop your comment on this post we will reply to you as quickly as possible, insya Allah within less than 24 hours ;-)

Now, the pricing is very simple, and it only depends on your shirt type.

For short sleeve, RM24
Long sleeve, RM26
Long sleeve for Muslimah, RM30

Interested? So what is the next step? Easy. Download the order form here and email to us at You can also do this through any of our committee members if you know any of them. Do specify the quantity if you are buying for others too (more than one).

Don't worry about the payment first, we will contact you later for that.

We are trying our best to get all the t-shirts to you before July. For that, we need your co-operation to start making order (or change anything if you have ordered) before the 5th of June OK? Thank you =D

So what are you waiting for? Come join us spread the message of Islam yeah? =D

Take care and may Allah bless all of us =)

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Miraculous Quran

Assalamualaikum wbt.
"Say: If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to gather together to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they backed up each other with help and support."
Surah Al-Isra', (17:88)

The following is a presentation delivered in the International Medical University (IMU) during the Senior Appreciation Night on the last April 18th, 2011. The subject is the Inimitable Quran. Share it around I hope it benefits all of us.

May Allah bless all of us insya Allah.
Wallahua'lam. Wassalamualaikum wbt

P/S: Credits to Bro Zulhafifi Zulkifli for recording this video. May Allah reward him for every benefit that we get from it insya Allah ameen..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Malaysia a Christian Nation?

Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, I pray to Allah, may peace be upon all of you.

The above Arabic verse means: In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.

1. Let me begin by praising Allah, He is my God and your God, He is One and Only, He is Absolute and Eternal, He has no begotten son, neither has He any parents that beget Him and He is of no equals. (Refer to Holy Quran, Surah Al-Ikhlas, 112:1-4)

2. In less than 24 hours from now, I have an important medical academic exam to attend so I should not be blogging. In addition, I have just authored an article (on politics) merely 2 days ago. However, I feel compelled to throw this commentary about the subject above because unless I do it, I feel uncomfortable like having butterfly in my stomach (a giant one), so simply put, I must do this!

3. 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?

4. Stop there. Yes, right there. If I were to say no, is it because I am a Muslim? So will I say yes if I am a Christian?

5. Let me get this straight, what do you mean by Malaysia as a Christian Nation? Is this a battle of identity? As in, if it's a Christian Nation, so the Christians can be proud. If it's a Muslim Nation, then the Muslims can be proud. Either way, whether Muslims become second class citizen in the former case or Christians become the second class citizen in the latter case (Muslim Nation). Seriously is this what it's all about? A battle for identity and pride? Is this what worth fighting for? If you say yes, a big BOO for you..

6. Let me talk to you first my Muslim friends. What do you understand about Islam? If you were to back the idea of having an Islamic state (empire) of Malaysia, is it merely because you were born Muslim? Or because you are a Malay? Even funnier to me, is it because the Constitution (perlembagaan) says so (that a Malay is a Muslim)?

7. Yes I said funny. You know why? Because it is funny. Ok, no. It's because of this.

First:  Our constitution is man-made. I repeat, man-made. In terms of priority, Al-Quran is our divine guidance, coming from God, so it is the FIRST source of reference. If anything in constitution contradicts the Quran, bye-bye to that part of constitution. If anything in the Quran contradicts the constitution, the same thing, bye-bye to that part of constitution again (which the Quran contradicts).

Second: But is there any contradiction bro? Okay. Thank you for asking. A pat on your back, it's a good one. This is my answer. I don't study law, so I may not comment much. However, it is the effect of misleadingly relying on the constitution that contradicts the Quran and this is what I am fighting against.

8. Let me clarify. A Muslim is Muslim. Obviously. The question is, can a Muslim quit Islam? The answer is no. But those who fanatically digest the constitution, you know what they say? They say, you can quit Islam, but you will not deserve the special rights of Malays anymore (because only Muslims are considered Malays)! 

9. I know, it's a threat and a means to make a Malay Muslim stay a Muslim. But have you ever thought of how flawed that could be? How?

10. Number one. How could you compare the Malay special rights with the blazing Fire of Allah? You think people mind losing the special rights? No, they don't. Especially when they get more money after they quit Islam (you know what I mean). Simply put, losing that special rights is more than just bearable. Proof: How many non-Malays die because of no special rights can you tell? Common sense bro. More over, how do you know that a Malay is no longer a Muslim. I mean, is it obviously obvious?

11. Don't get me wrong. I am a Malay too. I thank Allah for the blessings I enjoy from the special rights. But my point is, when we entice people with materials, we won't go far. Whether you are a Malay or not a Malay, we are not talking about special rights now, we are talking about faith (imaan), and for that we are talking about the threat of the eternal Blazing Hellfire (if you quit Islam). Bro, google the meaning of the word eternal.

12. Number two. Common sense again. If today a non-Malay enters Islam, can he or she enjoys the special rights? Then we answer: No. Why? Because he is not Malay. But according to you, a Malay is a Muslim, and a Muslim is a Malay? So now, this non-Malay is a Muslim, so he too is a Malay isn't it? Huh? You: Err....

13. Do you understand now how flawed is this man-made concept?

14. To conclude, let me say to you this. Yes, the constitution says that a Malay is always a Muslim (by constitution's definition). I just don't agree when you put it the other way round i.e a Muslim is always a Malay. Dude, Rasulullah is an Arab. It is unfair if I can not become a Muslim just because I am not an Arab. Just like you, don't you think?

15. Therefore, by saying funny, I don't mean funny actually, I mean ridiculous instead!

16. Now, both of you, my Muslim and non-Muslim friends. Let me tell you, what ever these people are bickering about Christian Nation etc, they are politicking. I am afraid, they are not sincere, and they care only their own interest. If they work to serve the people, they could have handled this in a better manner.

17. Let put religion aside just for a moment. I said, just for a moment! Now, as an individual who is aware of your rights and your value in this country, let me ask you one question. What do you want from this country? Sincerely, honestly, frankly, what all of us want is simply this- JUSTICE.

18. Justice is color-blind you know? It can't distinguish a Malay from a Chinese or an Indian or Kadazandusun or Iban bla bla bla. Justice is for everyone and it is this that we look for. The question now is, when it comes to justice, let me ask you sincerely, what religion in this world that has a complete set of guidance that leads us to peace and justice? Let me ask you again, what kind of scripture and a single book, that not only teaches us how to pray or go to mosque or church or temple, or only about good moral values but also teaches us the way we treat other people, the way we do business, the way we practice fair judgement and every other single thing?

19. You will only be able to find the answer to this, if you are sincere looking for the truth and if you desire justice for everyone, whether you are a Muslim or not. Get away from here now if all you seek all this while is your personal interest. Yes, go away.

20. Having that said, my non-Muslim and Muslim friends, I want to stay a Muslim because I know Islam teaches me the best guidance for the whole mankind. And because of that, whether or not you are a Muslim, let me tell you that I am convinced as much as I hope you are, only the true teaching of Islam that can comprehensively spread justice around the world.

21. Islam does not say enter Islam when it gives you money. Islam does not say enter Islam because you are a Malay. Islam says, hey, here's a guidance for you, no matter who you are, and do justice to all people. Islam says, live in this world with a belief that God is watching you, and He has promised you something eternally wonderful there. Ask yourselves, what are you looking for in this life after all.

22. Dear my non-Muslim friends, Islam teaches me this, that we should come to a common term, that your God and my God is the same God, and He is One and Only, no one is equal to Him.

23. If today I want to disagree with Malaysia as a Christian Nation, it is not because of my identity (as a Muslim) alone. That's unfair because we have different identity (by name, race etc). However I only want to invite you to agree with me that the only right path to truth and justice is there taught in Islam, so why should we look for other than this?

24. My reminder to Malaysian leaders and followers. If you are backing Islam just because you are a Muslim, the non-Muslims only see injustice in you. It is unfair to them. Tell them instead, that Islam is what we should share, not because of it's name, but because of what it teaches.

25. To end this (now I feel slightly better), I want to invite you to do just this. Don't let people blind you and cause disunity in you with something you do not know. I have no problem with you so long as you don't chase me out from my house or ban me from practising my religion. I will also give you due respect even if you are not a Muslim, if you are sincere for justice, because to me, a just non-Muslim is more Muslim than an unjust Muslim. Trust me, if you understand Islam, you'll understand (and practice) justice.

It ain't about what identity you belong to!

"Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loves those who are just."

Wallahua'lam. I ask forgiveness from Allah, my God and your God, He knows best, really ;-)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wonderful Overseas Weekend (WOW)

Assalamualaikum wbt

Just for the record, we attach the video here ;-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Special Day: May 8th 2011

Assalamualaikum wbt

"Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor."
Surah Al-Isra', (17:23)

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1. In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

2. I initially intended to post a very short and simple entry but it seems that there are certain things that need to be carefully addressed so I'll do it insya Allah. Firstly, I am going to quote verses from the miraculous Quran and Prophetic Traditions (hadiths) about parents, especially about mother, our beloved companion and care-taker since even we were not born.

3. There are many verses that explain the high status of a mother (and therefore a woman) in Islam especially with regard to their sacrifice towards all of us, and difficulties they have to go through just for us, because we were all born by a mother (even a mother is born by a mother ^_^):

"And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), "Show gratitude to Me and to your parents: to Me is (your final) Goal." Surah Luqman, (31:14)

"We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says, "O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as You may approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to You and truly do I bow (to You) in Islam." Surah Al-Ahqaf, (46:15)

4. The pain the mothers have to go through has been described in the Quran itself e.g in the story of Maryam (Mary), the mother of Prophet 'Isa (Jesus) AS.

"And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree: she cried (in her anguish): "Ah! Would that I had died before this! Would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!" Surah Maryam, (19:23)

My argument on 'Should We Celebrate Mother's Day?'

5. As far as I am concern, there is no narration about this kind of celebration during the time of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Neither is there any narration that prohibits us from doing it per se. Hence, by right, the original status of celebrating the Mother's Day is harus (mubah), that means it is permissible.

6. All Muslims and non-Muslims alike, however should know that there are two significant festivals that we have in Islam (recorded in Saheeh Hadiths- meaning authentic hadiths) namely the Eidul Fitri and Eidul Adha which in Malaysia are more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha respectively.

7. So, going back to the question above, I am humbly proposing my opinion that I agree with the fact that celebrating the Mother's Day is OK. This implies that one should not be skeptical (about the legitimacy) towards people who celebrate it because if you are, I beg to disagree with you. However, I have to make the following 2 clarifications.

Which one is permissible (halal) and which one is forbidden (haram)?

8. Let us take this from a bigger view by putting together other celebrations such as birthdays, carnivals, or even casual outings and meetings with friends into one group (category) with Mother's Day. By right, all these celebrations come with purposes, such as to appreciate our mother, meet up with friends and many more.

9. In all these social activities, there are things that we do whereby they are not only permissible, but also compulsory (wajib) to do! HUH? Let me explain.

10. If buying a present, or paying a visit, or bringing parents to a nice place on Mother's Day make our parents happy, then that means we are doing good to them. Doing good to parents is not only encouraged, but it is compulsory! However, of course it has to be in accordance with Islamic teachings.

11. Secondly, if we plan for an outing and part of the outing plan is to perform jumaah (congregational) prayer together in the afternoon (Zuhr Prayer), then the praying part is not only permissible (of course) but it is indeed compulsory!

12. On the other hand, if we bought liqour or a bottle of alcoholic drink for our mother during Mother's Day, or treat a friend to a wine during an outing, both of these are absolutely wrong and forbidden, so they are sinful.

13. Now, this is the most important part. Based on the above, the following is the judgement that we have to make. Mother's Day and an outing for instance, are permissible. But it is what we do during the course of the celebration or outing that can lead it to be either halal or haram. However (please read this very carefully), in the example I gave in point 10 and 11, it is doing good to parents and perform solah (prayer) that is wajib, not the celebration or the outing.

14. Similarly, in the later point number 12, it is not the festival, but the act of drinking alcohol that is haram. Having that said, we have to put things at correct perspective i.e just because it is compulsory to do good to parents and we do good to parents during Mother's Day, that doesn't make Mother's Day a compulsory celebration. The same way, just because some people do prohibited things during Mother's Day, that doesn't make it haram because what is haram is drinking alcohol (for example) instead.

15. I can't find any better way to explain the above any simpler, but I hope now, we are at least clear on which is halal and which is haram, so that we can make a just judgement (and this should apply to other social occasions as well e.g birthday party etc.).

The problem with ingratitude and misbehavior amongst children

16. There is another argument though. People say that we should not love our mothers only during Mother's Day, but to love them everyday (or always). I totally agree with this. No doubt (full stop).

17. But to celebrate Mother's Day never means that we only love her for one day. To cut this short though, let me just emphasize on this statement that I want to make i.e "In my personal opinion, Mother's Day is neither the absolute cause nor the absolute solution to the problem of ingratitude and misbehavior of children."

18. It is agreeable to accept the fact that in general, youngsters todays are less respectful to the elderly, due to many factors that will necessitate a whole new article to talk about it- which is why I won't do it now. From people who take for granted the presence of their mother until they are dead, to the ones whom misbehave badly and in certain cases, beat or even murder his own mother, nauzubillahi minzalik (we seek Allah's refuge from that).

19. So with regard to my statement above, obviously it's not a rocketscience to understand that Mother's Day could not be the absolute cause of this problem, because it is very absurdly unreachable to think that way. The later part requires more explanation though i.e Mother's Day is not the absolute solution.

20. My point is that, rather than not having any day designated as a day to remember a mother, it is always a good idea to at least mark this day as a means of reminding us that we have a mother! In case we are too busy living in a rat race sort of life.

21. In the case of multireligious Malaysia for instance, as Mother's Day is also celebrated by non-Muslims, it is a good idea I believe, to use this right time, with the right mood, and also insya Allah right efforts to spread the beauty of Islam i.e how high Islam values the status of parents especially a mother, which is incomparable in any other religions and their scriptures.

22. More importantly to me, as I have been very interested in this subject (with few previous articles about it), this is the chance to spread the message to the whole world, that women, through the status of motherhood, are highly championed as a person we should honor the most in our life.

A man came to the Prophet and said: O Messenger of Allah! Who from amongst mankind warrants the best companionship from me? He replied: "Your mother." The man asked: Then who? So he replied: "Your mother." The man then asked: Then who? So the Prophet replied again: "Your mother." The man then asked: Then who? So he replied: "Then your father." (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim)

23. The above hadith alone is clear enough to prove to us how Islam significantly elevates women through the status of motherhood, thus negates the fact that Islam, in whatever way, oppresses women. Below is an awesome website I found about women (and also mother) in Islam. Please have a look and share it too.
Masya Allah; Please visit this terrific resource about women in Islam here
24. In short, it is my conviction that Mother's Day, though it helps, can not become the sole independent factor towards nurturing pious and respectful children towards their parents but it is through understanding the true teachings of Islam which are primarily based on the Quranul Kareem and Hadiths instead. Having said that, I would like to wish my beloved mother, Puan Noorma binti Mamat, my aunties in Ampang, Terengganu and all other places, not to forget all my sisters and all women whom are either a mother now, or a future mother or even the whole mankind (as we all again, were born by a mother), a warm wish of Happy Mother's Day, may Allah bless us all.

25. I shall end this article with a few more eye-opening hadiths related to this subject and also (after that) a doa (prayer) we can recite to our beloved parents, especially our mothers insya Allah. Happy Mother's Day and take care. Wallahua'lam.

It is related from Talhah ibn Mu'awiyah as-Salami who said: I came to the Prophet and said, "O Messenger of Allah, I want to perform Jihad in the way of Allah. He asked, "Is your mother alive?" I replied, "Yes." The Prophet then said: "Cling to her feet, because paradise is there." (At-Tabarani).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) stressed the importance of serving one's parents in the following narration reported by Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud: 

I asked the Prophet, "O Messenger of Allah, what is the best deed?" He replied "Prayer offered on time." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be dutiful and kind to one's parents." I further asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "Jihad in the Allah's cause." (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim)
26. Not only Prophet Muhammad SAW said that kindness to one's parents was of the best deeds, he also said that disobedience to them was amongst the major sins:

"The greatest sins are to associate partners in worship with Allah, to be undutiful or unkind to one's parents, to kill a soul forbidden by Allah and to bear false witness." (Sahih Bukhari)

27. One of prayers for our beloved parents below (please also refer Surah Al-Isra' (17:24)):


"O our Lord! Cover (us) with Your Forgiveness- me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!" Surah Ibrahim, (14:41)

P/S: I authored 2 articles previously which in essence may be similar to this one you just read, because they expound on my opinion about issues regarding halal and haram in Islam. Hence, it is HIGHLY appreciated if you could understand that I am not speaking as an ulama' i.e knowledgeable Islamic Scholar here but rather I am speaking through the windows of my eyes (perspective) as an ordinary learning Muslim (whom makes humble research and reference), and whom respects the Islamic rulings and edicts that the ulama' made. The same way, I hope we too take it that way insya Allah ;-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Poco-Poco: A Knee-jerk Reaction (Updated)

Assalamualaikum wbt
1. After I wrote extensively about my personal opinion regarding the prohibition of poco-poco dance in the state of Perak, I have received quite a number of positive responses (alhamdulillah), be it in the form of support or even suggestion of clarification. If you haven't read the article, you can do so here.

2. This post is therefore only an additional clarification with regard to the phrase 'The end does not justify the means (Matlamat tidak menghalalkan cara)' that I used in the article. In the following section, I will comment on the use of this phrase, in reference to an article written by Ustaz Zaharuddin Abd Rahman in his blog here.

3. Have you read the article? In case you haven't let me briefly summarize it for you (but for a substantiated explanation, please read the article yourself first). Quite basically, he stresses the importance of not making generalization to the phrase we mentioned above. That means, the end does not justify the means in certain circumstances, but there are other circumstances whereby it could be the opposite- the end justifies the means instead.

4. In my article, I give an example of the Robin Hood, who robbed the rich to help the poor. In this case, he committed crime to achieve a noble objective. However, to accept this is tantamount to allowing snatch thieves in our place to commit crimes just because they are poor. No, it is not permissible, so in this particular circumstance, the end does not justify the means.

5. In comparison, Ustaz quotes an example of how alcohol can be used as medicine in a situation called dharurat (necessity). Let me explain. By convention, Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol because it makes us drunk and therefore affects our brain. However, in a situation whereby a life needs to be saved and there is NO OTHER alternative but alcohol, it is no longer haram (prohibited). 

6. This is a beautiful methology that Islam uses, whereby it puts things in priority order i.e between life and brain, we should save life first, though the brain may be slightly affected (because brain can recover but life lost can not be reclaimed!). This basically explains the term dharurat (necessity)- because there is no other option. So, in this case, the end (to save life) justifies the means (use of alcohol) instead.

7. Secondly, it has to be clarified here that the use of the phrase the end does not justify the means in my article should not be taken out of context and therefore insya Allah, correct.

8. In my article, the phrase refers mostly (if not specifically) to poco-poco dance. Therefore, according to my personal observation in this issue, there is not such thing as dharurat i.e the absolute necessity for poco-poco dance.

9. For instance, poco-poco dance is a form of exercise and can help promote a healthy lifestyle. However, in a condition whereby it is proven to contain prohibited elements and declared haram in Islam, one can not say that the prohibition can be withdrawn because it is dharurat (again, it is recommendable to look up for precise definition and concept of dharurat as it will be too long for me to explain it in details here).

10. In achieving a healthy lifestyle, there are certainly many other alternatives such as gardening, brisk walking and taking stairs (instead of elevators) to name a few. Many of these are suitable and doable by people of all ages. So, in presence of this alternative aplenty, I think it is unwise to allow poco-poco dance by using dharurat as an argument (in the case where it is prohibited, such as in the state of Perak).  

Note: On April 24 this year, the National Fatwa Council Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin announced that they will not ban poco-poco dance in other states but will respect the decision of its banning by Perak Fatwa Council on the basis of the presence of elements of Christianity and soul worshipping (sigh, so many 'of's).

11. So, that's about it. All praise be to Allah. He knows best and what matters now is that a consensus has been made and we should respect the decision  agreed upon by the authorities. Let us pray that He grants us guidance and success in life now, also eternal success in life in the Hereafter insya Allah.

Allahua'lam. Happy Labour Day. ;-)

Wassalamualaikum wbt

"Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loves not those who trespass beyond bounds." Surah Al-A'raf, (7:55)

Authored by:
Ibnu Hanaffi

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Reflection: End of What?

Assalamualaikum wbt


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Everyone now seems busy with their academic pursuits, and mind you, I am one of that 'everyone.'

However, when we are busy with our preparation towards our End of Semester exam, End of Course exam, or what ever kind of academic evaluation we are being tested on, we should never forget, that the real test and judgement will be that of Allah, and that day, the End of Time, The Judgement Day, the Al-Qiyamah, will certainly come.

In fact, even if it doesn't come that very soon, we can still never escape one more thing- death. Because every single one of us will taste it and it can be now, tomorrow or at any other time. What matters is that it certainly will greet us one day, and there's no doubt about that.

The purpose of this post is not to scare us. In fact, it us to motivate us so that by remembering death and the Judgement Day, hopefully insya Allah we get back on the right track and reevaluate our purpose of life. With this correct perspective now, then only hopefully we possess more spirit and feel more strength to study and make revision, because we do it now not only because of Him, but also with His help and blessings insya Allah. May He make it easy for us.

Having said that, I hope we can reflect on this- that we have the option of either staying away from Him or coming even closer to Him when we are busy preparing for our exams.

Let us therefore always remember Him and ask His help for a success in this world and also in the life to come. My prayers to all of us- May He always be with us insya Allah. If it has been a while we have not done this, please do it now, go grab our Al-Quran, recite and reflect.

May Allah bless us all ameen.

"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam."
Surah Ali-Imran, (3:102)

P/S: You can download this slideshow presentation of The End Of The World used by brother Nicholas Sylvester (Muhammad Abdullah) when he presented it last time during an Interfaith Forum in IMU.

Jazakallah khairan kasira

Authored by:
Ibnu Hanaffi

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