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, 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