April 27, 2017
The giving of Salam and to answer the greetings in a more pleasant manner is in the Quran. To me It is about the equality and the brotherhood of men.
When we follow that command it is an act of Submission n that men are equal before Him.
The acknowledgment of peace in a more pleasant manner is demanded, paving the way for more productive n blessed interactions between men of peace. I don’t discriminate when giving my salam
April 24, 2017
Many tahfiz schools have been mushrooming because there is a business case for such. It used to be Bangladeshis Darul this and Darul that. They set up a school with seed capital and then went round in Malaysia and Saudi and other countries to search for donations.
Now Malaysian Ustazs are using the same business model. They set up a block, a dozen students and then go round to Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Brunei to raise more funds. Otherwise it will never be sustainable.
They survive because there are selfish parents who Hope they will go to heaven if they have a Hafiz son or daughter and there are donors who think they are buying tickets to heaven.
April 13, 2017
I think we all need to get rid of that socialist feeling remaining in us, that everybody must be like us. The Malay society has changed. There are now different classes and levels of Malays. Used to be only 3; royals, nobles/civil servsnts, kampong peasants. Now even in kampong there are many wealthy Malays.
It is also a gross mistake to brand others that do not share our political thoughts as stupid, that voters are stupid. That is the mistake by the pakatans after the last election.
Now we see the trend that anything Malays hv to be attacked. Malays attacking malays . Chinese attacking Malays. Malays attacking Chinese. Malays are bashed by telling the Chinese that not enough Malays are speaking out against racism n injustice. Malays are being labelled racists. Pity those Malay reformists, whatever they hv done n shouted are just not good enough.
We all need to rise above all forms of bigotry n racism including against our own.
April 13, 2017
I think we all need to get rid of that socialist feeling remaining in us, that everybody must be like us. The Malay society has changed. There are now different classes and levels of Malays. There used to be only 3; royals, nobles/civil servants, kampong peasants. Now even in kampong there are many wealthy Malays.
It is also a gross mistake to brand others that do not share our political thoughts as stupid, that voters are stupid. That is the mistake by the pakatans just after the last election.
Now we see the trend that anything Malays has to be attacked. Malays attacking malays is encouraged . In communal relationships, Malays are bashed by telling the Chinese that not enough Malays are speaking out against injustice. Their reserved nature has been taken as them being racists, condoning abuses or by DNA plain natural.
Pity those Malay reformists, whatever they hv done n shouted are just not good enough. Malay boys are not spared, the term meleis bring rampantly used to break that little pride they have.
April 12, 2017
There is no such thing as Wali Allah but the opposite, Allah the WALI. Allah is my wali.
That special relationship with ALLAH or QARB is what we aspire. Once you are qrb you are Auliya to Allah, but not wali Allah. Unfortunately the term QARB has been abused by “those who sells words of Allah for pittance” to mean QURBAN or sacrifice and the Auliya to Allah is made to be saintly and the use of wali Allah compounded the malpractice.
Quran 7 verse 196 contains the term Al-Wali Allah
Indeed, my protector is Allah , who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.(Surat Al-‘A`raf 7:196)
And Allah is most knowing of your enemies; and sufficient is Allah as an ally, and sufficient is Allah as a helper.(Surat An-Nisa’ 4:45)
The concept of attaining the special relationship with Allah has been made to be so difficult so Brahmin so elitist. In fact auliya is attainable by the masses. That is the biggest problem with the Ulama, making it exclusive. But have a look at the the verse following 10:62
Those who believe and are righteous are AuliyaAllah, yet they make it so exclusive so unattainable that is no different from the malpractices by others.
We need to stop this sainthood in Islam
March 24, 2017
I have the belief of the power of dua by others. The concept of true success is fundamentally about ppl talking and feeling good about you.
If you deliver good service your client will say good about you anf that is dua’. If you talk write the good words , do the good acts, it is like a tree, rooted strongly with strong stem and branches and luscious shades, fruiting for others to benefit from. That is the analogy of parable given by Allah in the Quran. That is dua and action, that a tree has to be planted in order to enjoy the fruits n shade.
The opposite is true. Take the case of out politics, If majority of voters or constituents do not give positive dua to Umno, Umno would suffer. That is dua and its manifestations
February 6, 2017
Last Friday I attended The weekly assembly. The message was on the faith. It was the state talking, the power sharing collaborators unleashing its weekly software update over the minds of its subject. The bashing of the other brothers from the other syia’s was the primary theme. It was all about faith. Was faith in short supply? Was the faith under threat?
Not a word was mentioned on mufsidun, when the mischief makers, the corrupts, the destroyers of institutions were in abundance even among the congregation. The word takoot was mentioned in passing, and my guess was that the concept of fear or takoot was well entrenched. Nothing about being Right.
The above brief scene unfortunately is not a brief, not a passing anecdote. It is mainstream. It hurts most when it is happening in a solehin state, the reformasi state. Nothing has changed, nothing has improved for the better.
They never learn from the lesson of Pattani., that no amount of technological skill, or the number of canons and the Calibre of your bedil, can save your nation.
The Malay Pendekar is going to be betrayed again by the very people they have faith in, the people they have surrendered their faith to.