Friday, 27 December 2013

Gadis Haraki itu...


 Gadis Haraki bukan gadis yang berjalan penuh keayuan, bercakap dengan suara yang hampir tidak kedengaran, dia bukan juga gadis idaman dalam filem- filem cinta islamik, juga bukan yang sentiasa menjinjing novel- novel cinta islamik, jika anda mencari muslimat seperti itu, maka jauhi gadis- gadis haraki, yang tega dan bersuara lantang, bukan mengetepikan rasa malu yang sememangnya kembar bagi seorang muslimat, tetapi terpaksa menggadaikan prinsip selagi tidak bercanggah dengan syariat demi Ummah.

Lihat sahaja muslimat- muslimat harakah islam yang sanggup turun meredah banjir lumpur malah berasak- asak ditengah kota di malam tahun baru demi menyampaikan dakwah islam, kepelusuk kampung, malah ke luar negara yang dilanda bencana sekalipun. Dan tentu sahaja si gadis - gadis juga haraki mahu menjadi seperti kekanda dan juga bonda mereka dalam medan perjuangan, justeru, gadis- gadis haraki teguh dan tegar menempuh cakap- cakap sindiran yang menyatakan mereka ini tidak tahu malu, tidak pandai menjaga diri dan sebagainya kerana gadis- gadis haraki ini sahajalah yang faham, mengapa mereka perlu turun dan betapa besarnya peranan mereka bukan sekadar tinggal diam dirumah, menonton drama korea mahupun belajar semata- mata.kerana Ummah yang rosak akhlaknya dan penuh dengan budaya jahiliyyah, sentiasa melambai- lambai menuntut gadis- gadis haraki turun, atau lainnya menjawab nanti dihadapan Allah, itu pilihan bagi gadis- gadis haraki.

Bukan sedikit tukaran yang terpaksa dibayar gadis- gadis haraki ini, tentangan keluarga yang tidak betah melihat anak gadisnya lincah kesana- kemari, sahabat- sahabat berbeza fikrah yang tidak akan mengerti, malah kadang kala gadis-gadis haraki tidak terlepas dari ujian cinta yang sentiasa mengejari, maka si gadis haraki terus menerus mohon ditsabatkan Allah dalam medan perjuangan ini sehingga akhir hayatnya, kerana mereka sedar rantaian perjuangan islam ini sentiasa silih berganti, maka mereka- mereka inilah yang bakal menjadi tampuk perjuangan di masa hadapan nanti, jadi terus- menerus si gadis haraki berdoa agar tidak futur dipertengahan jalan dan semangatnya mati.
Si gadis haraki tidak penah jemu mengisi lompong- lompong dalam memahami perjuangan, sentiasa mengisi tsaqafah dengan bahan bacaan, rak bukunya penuh dengan makalah- makalah usrah, kitab- kitab haraki, buku- buku perjuangan dan travelog perjuangan tokoh- tokoh gerakan islam, dan tidak malu bertanya dengan ulama’ dan tidak pernah penat menghadiri usrah dan liqa- liqa kefahaman, agar perjuangan dapat dipegang dengan kukuh, kerana itu si gadis haraki tidak betah tinggal diam dirumah, kerana dia harus melumatkan kefahamannya terlebih dahulu sebelum memanggil gadis lain menyertai perjuangan ini.

Maka si gadis- gadis haraki, teruslah pegangi akidah perjuangan ini, yakini, dan berakhlak seperti engkau yang telah ditarbiyah, usah pernah berhenti, atau berniat untuk berehat sebentar, kerana perjuangan ini bersifat terus menerus dan memerlukan keistiqamahan, percayalah rehatmu yang awalnya dua bulan, bisa menjadi 4 bulan, setahun atau selama- lamanya engkau mungkin tidak akan menjejaki lagi jalan juang ini.

Usah pernah jemu nasihat menasihati kerana sahabat- sahabatmu bukanlah manusia sempurna, yang kadangkala tewas dalam siri- siri ujian yang Allah timpakan demi menguji keimanan mereka, ribat tangan mereka sehingga kehujung jalan, kekuatan ukhwah kerana Allah itu luarbiasa gengaman hatinya, maka jagalah mereka seperti engkau menjaga dirimu sendiri.

Sememangnya tidak dapat kita nafikan betapa halusnya perasaan seorang muslimat, malah ramai dikalangan muslimat yang tewas hanya kerana ditegur dalam mesyuarat secara tidak berhikmah, ingin melarikan diri dari perjuangan semata- mata kerana merasa diri dipinggirkan berbanding teman- teman, justeru, gadis- gadis haraki yang benar- benar ikhlas dalam perjuangan ini, ayuh kita ketepikan soal hati dan perasaan dan sentiasa melatih diri menjadi gadis- gadis haraki yang teguh hati dan sentiasa ikhlas dalam perjuangan, bukan kerana individu kita berjuang, bukan jua kerana pangkat dan sanjungan tertentu, tapi benar- benar kerana Allah!

Uneasy Lies The Head..


retrieved from  the book entitled 'Student Power' by Julian Nagel, MERLIN PRESS LONDON

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Isolating a.k.a. Ber'uzlah

Seorang pujangga bersyair,

'Kuberkata dengan tipu dan kecoh, kututupi rahasia diri,
Tak tertutup darah berlalu dari pandanganku.'


*Lari dari realiti*

Pejam mata.kulihat taman itu.kulihat tasik itu.Damainya. 'Mereka' tidak berhenti-henti memuji dan bertasbih kpd Rabbul 'Alamin..




“Segala yang di langit dan bumi menyanjung Allah. Kepunyaan-Nya Kerajaan, dan kepunyaan-Nya puji-pujian, dan Dia berkuasa atas segala sesuatu.”
(Surah At Taghaabuun : Ayat 1)

Kita banyak berfikir hal keduniaan, tetapi kita tidak mengingati
kepada yang lebih agung iaitu Allah…yang mencipta seluruh kejadian di muka bumi ini. Kita banyak memikirkan ciptaan Allah s.w.t tetapi….
Kita lupa kepada penciptaNya. -jiwa hamba-

*Hakikat?*

Cuba mencari ketenangan di alam realiti..bukan fantasi..namun, realiti tak seindah yang diimiginasi..Allahurabbi

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Can Muslim Reopen The Gates Of Ijtihad? An article by Harold Rhode



GATESTONE INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL POLICY COUNCIL

The exercise of critical thinking and independent judgment – or Ijtihad --was an important way to address questions in the early centuries of Islam. After approximately 400 years, however, the leaders of the Sunni Muslim world closed the "Gates of Ijtihad;" Muslims were no longer allowed use itjihad to solve problems. If a seemingly new problem arose, they were supposed to find an analogy from earlier scholars and apply that ruling to the problem that arose. From the 10th century onwards, Sunni Muslim leaders began to see questioning as politically dangerous to their ability to rule. Regrettably, Sunni Muslim leaders reject the use of itjihad to this day.

As questioning could very likely upset the established order and bring down the autocracies and despotic regimes which rule most of the Muslim world, even Muslims who live in freer Muslim countries such as Turkey often hesitate to exercise ijtihad. How did the Muslim world succumb to this situation, and is there a way out?

Ijtihad in historical context

Ijtihad was important in early Islam: when questions arose - even while Muhammad was alive - for which there were no answers, Muhammad would call the Muslims together in their mosque. They would discuss the issues at hand, reason them through, and come to a consensus -- so came into being the Islamic concept of ijma'(consensus among the scholars).[1]

After Muhammad died, however, the Muslim community rapidly expanded; the community of scholars became too large, and ijma' no longer practical. What developed was a body of traditions – called hadiths – sayings and deeds attributed to their prophet Muhammad. When new questions arose, people would seek out individuals who had known Muhammad and ask them whether they had seen or heard Muhammad address the matter at hand.

Within 200 years, the number of hadiths was thought to be in the hundreds of thousands, but people had no way of knowing which were true and which were fabricated. The great Muslim scholar, al-Bukhari (810 -870 CE), who analyzed them, concluded that only a few thousand were reliable.[2]

Later, when still more questions arose, diverse schools of thought developed. The Quran, the hadiths, and those schools of thought were collected into Islamic law. This body of Islamic religious guidance is known as the Shari'a, or "The Path."

During the first four centuries of Islam, Muslim scholars seem to have exercised independent judgment freely, and debated rigorously new issues that arose. The Muslim world at that time seems to have been inclusive and flexible; it accepted differing views, differing conclusions and differing sorts of influences that arose as part of the cultures of its large empire.[3]

Muslim scholars studied Arabic translations of ancient Greek texts which they thought might help them understand the nature of mankind as well as other aspects of life. These texts, though clearly non-Islamic, nevertheless provided scholars with useful insights. There were also intellectual interchanges with Jewish scholars, particularly in the fields of science, medicine, language, and geography. There seems to have been, however, little discussion with Christians.[4]

With time, however, the situation became unwieldy. Certain groups (called ghulat) were accused of extremism – going too far -- and attempts were made to rein them in.[5] Questions arose as to the limits of divergent views, and whether "extremist elements" could still be considered Muslim. The many schools of Islamic thought were reduced to four; these became the basis of the Sunni Shari'a.

As Islamic rule started to become more autocratic, Islamic rulers began to see discord as potentially able to undermine their rule.

All four schools accepted the Quran as the divine word of God, and the hadiths as the source for legal decisions. But it soon became apparent that the larger the number of hadiths a school of thought accepted, the more restrictive and rigid this school became. The Hanafi school of law, for example -- the most liberal school of thought, founded by Abu Hanifa (699-767 CE) -- accepted over a few thousand hadiths. In contrast, the most restrictive of the four schools – founded by Ahmad ibn Hanbal (778-863 CE) -- accepted tens of thousands. It is not surprising, therefore, that in the 18th century Wahhabism -- probably one of the most restrictive forms of Islam -- developed out of the Hanbali School of law.

The Islamic authorities possibly still worried that despite four schools of thought, dissent would become unmanageable. Towards the end of the eleventh century, therefore, they officially closed the "Gates of Ijtihad." There may have been too many different answers to the same questions, leading to confusion. Possibly this, in turn, may have made it difficult for the authorities to maintain order as well as to justify their autocratic rule.

Muslim scholars also appear to have decided that as all questions had been addressed, there was no longer any need to exercise independent judgment. The result was that exercising independent judgment became no longer permissible.

During the twelfth century, nevertheless, there were still attempts to use rational and deductive reasoning. In Muslim Spain, for instance, Averroes (aka Ibn Rushd, 1126-1198 CE), one of the founders of secular reasoning in Europe, refused to accept the closing of the Gates of Ijtihad. He continued to use Arabic translations of classical Greek sources, and preferred strictly rational methods to decide matters in contention. As in the Muslim world the Gates of Ijtihad had been closed, however, his rulings proved unacceptable.

What happened once the Gates of Ijtihad were closed: The Ottoman example

What followed the closing of the Gates of Ijtihad in the Muslim world were centuries of intellectual and political decline. At the same time, Europe, with its many states constantly at war with each other, was on the ascendancy. One of the major reasons Europe advanced appears to have been that its warring political entities needed to find new methods of defeating their adversaries. The Europeans were therefore drawn to study science and technology to enable them to produce weapons -- powerful naval vessels, for instance, that could be used in war both at home and overseas. The Muslims, on the other hand, who had fewer internal wars, had no incentive to invent new techniques to survive.

Yet all was not lost for the Muslims: European businessmen had weapons to sell and were perfectly willing to sell them to Muslims. Additionally, after many European wars, a continuous flow of refugees fleeing Europe brought their skills and knowledge to the Ottoman Empire. The Muslims were then able to take advantage of many of the technological and scientific developments in Europe. This was essentially how the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1389-1918) was able to hold its own land -- and even capture European land -- until the seventeenth century, when it began to lose battles and was forced to retreat from territories over which, for centuries, it had ruled.

Ottoman literature and chronicles are filled with descriptions of the Europeans who fled to the Empire, and the technologies they brought with them. The Ottomans, however, never seem to have asked why it was that the Europeans invented these technologies while the Muslims did not.

Why didn't the Ottomans invent these technologies? So long as the Ottoman Empire expanded, it did not need to invent them. Could the answer be -- even in retreat and today –- that, as of Gates of Ijtihad are still closed, Muslim culture does not allow the necessary creativity?

What happened once the Gates of Ijtihad were closed: The Muslim world today

From what one reads and hears in the media among other places, many Muslims quietly ask themselves this question, but are afraid to state it publicly for fear of being ostracized, arrested, or even killed by their co-religionists. Why, these Muslims ask, can Muslims who emigrate to the West – especially to the U.S. and Canada – invent and innovate in the fields of science and technology, but not in their native lands?

When one looks at which Muslims succeed in the West and which do not, it seems that Muslims who live outside Muslim communities in the West, or who have, at best, only marginal connections with these communities, are the most likely to succeed. By examining the lives of successful Muslims in the West, it seems clear that those who live in Muslim communities -- and whose social life revolves around these communities -- seem to suffer from the intellectual constraints just as their fellow Muslims do in their lands of origin.

According to one Palestinian Muslim who has chosen to live outside the Muslim community in the U.S., the answer is, "They don't allow us to think." ("They" refers to the leaders of the community back home and abroad.) Muslims, he states, are subjected to intellectual oppression at home: they are not allowed to question. When young Muslims do ask questions, their elders usually humiliate them – often publicly -- a sure-fire way to discourage intellectual development and curiosity. If Muslims repeat what is proscribed, they are praised; if they question, they are chastised.

The political despotism that characterizes their governments also seems to filter down to lower levels to suppress dissent, keeping every individual and group both intimidated and dependent. The same appears to apply to Muslim communities outside the Muslim world. On paper, young Muslims who live in the Western world have the freedoms that any other Western citizens enjoy. In practice, though, this is not what takes place.[6] Those who speak out, or who do not conform to Islamic rules as dictated by their communities and families, suffer greatly.[7]

During the twentieth century, there were countless attempts, by Muslim scholars and non-Muslims, to address this problem; but little seems to have come from them.

The Chinese peasants who went to work as laborers for the British in Singapore in the 19th century managed to produce the economic marvel that Singapore is today. Similarly, South Korea went from a semi-medieval kingdom 50 years ago to the tenth largest economy in the world. The Muslims of Aden in southern Arabia, however, lived under British rule, like the Singaporeans, yet they remain as underdeveloped as their neighbors who never lived under foreign domination. Singapore's Lee Kuan Yu, for example, once asked a well-known scholar of Islam, "Why is it that whatever we do to help our Muslims advance fails? We provide them with educational opportunities, give them financial incentives, and so on, but nothing works. They still remain at the bottom. Why?"

Ijtihad among the Shiites

Shiites have a different approach to the problem of questioning -- an approach which might help solve the Muslim dilemma of how to remain Muslim yet take part in the modern world. For Shiites, the Gates of Ijtihad have never been closed. Shiite religious figures also have the title mujtahid, or "one who engages in the exercise of independent judgment and critical thinking to try to solve contemporary problems."

There is a noticeable difference between how Shiites in Iran, for example, and those in Iraq or Lebanon approach exercising independent judgment. Most Iranian mullahs – (especially those involved with the government) even those who are known as mujtahids -- rarely use ijtihad. The Iraqi and Lebanese Shiites are more likely to engage in independent judgment than their counterparts in Iran. As the Shiites are the dominant group in Iran, they never needed to worry about what those around them might do to them; hence they had less incentive to innovate or think creatively. The Shiites under Sunni rule in the Arab world, however, always had to be concerned about what the Sunnis might do to them -- a situation that induced these Shiites to find ways to survive, and possibly be more open to exercising ijtihad.

If one compares different modes of exercising judgment: in the West, Judeo-Christian thinking is based on divinely-revealed law, but with a heavy dose of critical --

mostly Aristotelian -- deductive thinking, closer to the Shiite approach. The Western tradition also sees modern science and technology as gifts from God, developed by man -- and encourages their use.

When, for example, a medical question recently arose over whether to abort large numbers of fetuses (over three) to protect the life of the mother to enable the others more successfully to be brought to term, senior Shiite religious authorities responded that although they had not really studied the problem, these were questions to consider. The Sunnis, however, said that embryos turned into fetuses because of the will of Allah, so abortion would be unacceptable -- even if the mother and all the fetuses were to die, there was nothing to be done. Only one Sunni agreed with the Shiite approach – a Sufi mystic who refused to accept that the Gates of Ijtihad were ever closed – but his is not the prevailing approach in the Sunni world.

Even though both Sunni and Shiite religious leaders approach ijtihad differently, neither encourages their followers to think creatively. Although in theory Shiite religious leaders can exercise independent judgment, in practice only a few do so -- and rarely, at that. The rest of the Shiite community is encouraged instead, in a process known as taqlid, to choose a religious leader to follow, then "imitate" him. Although these leaders are allowed to question, the masses are not encouraged to think, but to follow. So on a fundamental level, neither Shiites nor Sunnis really approaches ijtihad all that differently.

Even if, on the surface, the Shiites appear to offer a solution to the problem of independent thinking, it is hard to imagine, given the present political climate, how the Sunnis, who constitute about 85% of the 1.3 billion Muslims of the world, would be prepared to borrow anything from their Shiite enemies.

Muslim attempts to re-open the Gates of Ijtihad

Most of the governments of the Muslim world are despotic regimes run by autocrats who do not allow their citizens to question them. Questioning might lead to insurrection; governments might be overthrown. These leaders, therefore, make sure to appoint "official" religious leaders who will endorse the government line. Ijtihad might lead people to question regimes; a situation that cannot be tolerated. It is not surprising that calls for re-opening the Gates of Ijtihad fall on deaf ears, as the Saudis, Egyptians, Emiratis, and others all do their utmost to stamp out individual thought.

Because questioning religion -- and much else -- is not allowed, some young Muslims who grow up in Islamic lands find much of what was forced down their throats meaningless, then reject Islam. When some of them come to the West, often their first reaction is to stay as far away from Islam and Muslims as possible. Some, after they remain in the West for a while, stumble upon books about Islam in libraries; they start reading and realize that there is a lot of beauty and knowledge in Islam – just not when forced down their throats. They read, but find almost no one with whom they can share their newfound curiosity.

If and when they do find a kindred spirit, there is often a sort of dance – a tiptoeing around the real questions – mostly out of fear and suspicion. With time, when they realize that other people might have similar interests and feel safe enough to open up, they introduce each other to other men who think like them, but as if these are secret societies: there is a fear that if others, who may not agree, find out what they are discussing, both they and their families back home could suffer. They know well that organized Islam, even in the West, is controlled overwhelmingly by forces that strongly oppose ijtihad.

The internet has offered many the anonymity to pursue an interest in Islam. A surgeon from Malaysia now living in California who says he is happy with his life there, writes on the internet extensively about his fascination with Islam and ijtihad. (See his blog at http://www.bakrimusa.com) His daring has attracted others who write on his blog about Islam. He also boldly states that he could never have engaged in these types of discussions about Islam in his native Malaysia. Could the internet be a way out of this Muslim predicament?

There is also a remarkable group called the Ahl al-Quran[8] which originated in Egypt. The group's adherents maintain that the only true source of Islamic law is the Quran, the only divine text of Islam. The hadiths and the legal exegesis which constitute Shari'a law, they argue, are just interpretations of the Quran. The interpretations were made by man, and occurred because of problems Muslims had after the Quran was revealed. The scholars addressed problems Muslims faced centuries ago. Muslims in the 21st century, they state, face different problems and should use the Quran – and only the Quran, just as the earliest Islamic scholars did – to find solutions to modern problems. They see no reason why Muslim scholars today cannot think creatively as the scholars of early Islam used to do.

As it is more comfortable to find Quranic material that can be used to address modern situations, and not then feel encumbered by the enormous weight of the hadiths and other legal and interpretive material from ancient religious scholars, an Egyptian organization, Ahl al-Quran, maintains that science and technology are Allah's gifts to man, to be used to address contemporary problems.

After Egypt's religious establishment ordered the Ahl al-Quran banned, arrested, or expelled, the group was forced to flee; it is now based in the United States. Why was it forced out? Its adherents, well versed in the Quran, rejected the imposed decision-making of Egypt's al-Azhar religious establishment,[9] and stated that Islam strongly opposes dictatorship in both its political and religious forms. Instead, this group has been using the Quran to demonstrate that the original Muslim community was inclusive and that it encouraged discussion,[10]both of which today are absent in Egypt and throughout the Muslim world.

When Western officials ask Egyptian political and religious officials about the Ahl al-Quran, the Egyptians laugh and smear the group, labeling its members as crazy extremists with no following. Sadly, because of our ignorance of Islamic culture, or political pressures, we usually accept what the Egyptian government officials tell us without subjecting their remarks to "our own ijtihad," thereby closing our eyes to a force which could help save the Muslim world from itself, and possibly even help prevent a clash between the Western and Muslim worlds.

Conclusion

Is there a chance that the Muslims could reopen the Gates of Ijtihad? For the foreseeable future, the answer seems to be a resounding no. The mislabeled "Arab Spring" has turned into an "Arab Winter" in which the forces who apparently want to recreate an imagined, glorious past society modeled after what they believe their prophet established. Add to that the huge amounts of money Wahhabi "allies" of the U.S. are spending throughout the Muslim world, to propagate their militant version of Islam, and things do not look promising.

Those who understand that without itjihad, they have no future, are being forced underground, and, if they are lucky, then emigrate. These emigrants who think critically rarely move into Islamic communities where critical thinking is discouraged.

The way things look now, only if the forces which want to bring back seventh century Islamic society were to suffer a massive defeat, could there be much hope. Only then, after the anti-ijtihad forces were defeated and no longer had access to unlimited financial resources with which to spread their anti-critical thinking, can things change.

Until then, the Gates of Ijtihad will almost assuredly remain tightly shut, and the forces which now control Islam will see to it that they remain so.

Regrettably, if this analysis is correct, the future does not look able to be transformed for the Muslim world or its adherents in the near future. Until Muslim countries and communities in the West allow their people to express themselves freely -- without fear of reprisal -- it is unlikely that the Muslim world will be able to reopen the Gates ofIjtihad and again become a center of science and creativity as it used to be in the early centuries of Islam.

Notes:

[1] According to early Islamic doctrine, so Muslims as a community could not go wrong, decisions were made by discussing problems which faced the community. But as the community grew in size, it became unwieldy to call the community together in one meeting.

[2] The Sunnis (about 85% of the Muslim world) accept al-Bukhari; but the Shiites have their own collections ofhadiths.

[3] For example, when the Muslims reached India about 100 years after Muhammad's death, they came across a culture not mentioned in the Quran. While Islam is fiercely monotheistic, Hinduism has many gods and idols, anathema to Islam. The Quran demands that polytheists be enslaved, then offered the choice of conversion to Islam or death. During the early Muslim conquests of India, Hindus were massacred or enslaved, but there were simply too many Hindus for the Muslims to be able to comply with what was required by the Quran. The Muslims therefore devised the following solution: The Quran lists three groups of people who had received a revelation from God prior to Islam, and were therefore allowed to live under Islamic rule: the Jews, the Christians, and the Sabi'ah. No one knew who the Sabi'ah were, so the Muslims seem to have decided that that this term referred to other large groups such as the Hindus and Zoroastrian Persians. This decision evidently enabled the Muslims to allow Hindus live as Hindus under Muslim rule.

[4] The Jews, who did not have a state of their own, seem not to have constituted a threat to the Muslims. Moreover, unlike Christianity and Islam, Judaism is not a triumphalist religion – one whose adherents believe they have the final revelation from God to mankind, and therefore the obligation to bring that religion to the rest of humanity. Christianity and Islam, on the other hand, were rivals.

[5] For example, a certain ruler of Egypt, the Fatimid (Isma'ili Shiite) ruler al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, (985- ca. 1021) declared himself God. The Druze still regard him as divine.

[6] When, for instance, the Canadian Muslim woman, Irshad Manji, as a teenager, questioned her imam about his sermons, she was chastised by the imam, and ostracized by her family and community. She said she clearly respected Islam and considered herself an observant Muslim, but that her thoughts on re-opening the Gates ofIjtihad as a way of saving Islam fell on deaf ears.

[7] This shows why surveys done in the Muslim world, especially in the more totalitarian countries, on topics involving politics or questioning authority, are meaningless: the consequences of telling anyone that you think differently from the prevailing trend could be devastating. Western academics and officials might do well to keep that in mind when they speak with locals about their thoughts.

[8] Probably best translated as "Quranics": those who believe only in the Quran.

[9] …which almost everyone in Egypt sees as a tool of the Egypt government. It repeats whatever the government tells it to say.

[10] See footnote 1 on ijma' – the concept of consensus in Islam.



Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Ramadhan is here~


























Ramadan is Here ~

Yo they sighted the moon, its Ramadan! Now I gotta plan, before it's come and gone
Getting close to Allah, spend a lot of time. Check the condition of my heart, like a sonogram

Uh… Everybody knows that we gotta fast. But does everybody know how the time is passed?
Is it sleeping all day and the night's a blast? And forgetting the reward of the month is vast?

I know you gonna wake-up, right. Drinking water maybe bean-pie, praying at sunrise....
Fast in the day, keeping that deen tight. Breaking fast with some dates, taraweeh at night

Alright... it’s a blessed month. It doesn’t mean at iftar, that you can’t have fun,
But strive in your heart, for your Lord the one… And be blessed by Allah, when the month is done.

[Chorus]

Four minutes left, Mom busts in the door, like… Get yourself up, you about to miss Suhur
Turkey bacon on the plate but I’m beefing. I'm up here sleeping, when they’re down here eating.

Scenes like this, it makes me reminisce what it meant growing up with Ramadan as a kid.
My homie's buying up the corner store. Now or later, quarter waters,
We break at eight but its quarter to four.

They got jokes, like oh yeah he’s fasting. Something about blessings, heaven everlasting
Asking like the Feds up on me, “But dude, let me ask you for real, is you hungry?”

A hunger for the day when the sins on my slate be as empty as the food on my plate.
And if you got jokes, man here is a taste. Take a little fasters breath to the face.

[Chorus]

Ramadan vibrations, more donations. Dinner invitations, many supplications
Good behavior means better reputations. Don’t start nothing, no provocations

No fighting no argumentation. From the fitna and the drama, take a vacation
Mosque is packed with a huge congregation. Some just come as an annual visitation

Some just come for the hum of the recitation. Memorization of revelation,
Less temptation, with more contemplation. Getting ready for the Eid celebration

Shake a lot of hands giving salutations, Salaam Alaykums, peace upon the nation
The world is one, forget the segregation. Another Ramadan congratulations!!



Monday, 8 July 2013

Allahu Akbar, addunyaa asghar!


Allahu Akbar, addunyaa asghar!

di sana, ada cita dan tujuan
yang membuatmu menatap jauh ke depan
di kala malam begitu pekat
dan mata sebaiknya dipejam saja
cintamu masih lincah melesat
jauh melampaui ruang dan masa
kelananya menjejakkan mimpi-mimpi

lalu di sepertiga malam terakhir
engkau terjaga, sedar, dan memilih menyalakan lampu
dengan cita yang besar, tinggi dan bening
dengan gairah untuk menerjemahkan cinta sebagai kata kerja
dengan nurani, tempatmu berkaca tiap kali
dan cinta yang selalu mendengarkan suara hati
dan engkau pun bersujud pada Illahi

teruslah melangkah di jalan cinta para pejuang
menebar kebajikan, menghentikan kebiadapan,
menyeru pada iman
walau duri mencucuk kaki
walau kerikil mencacah telapak
sampai engkau lelah, sampai engkau payah
sampai keringat dan darah tumpah

Harus kau pasakkan dalam jiwamu
Allahu Akbar, addunyaa asghar!



Semakin aku mengerti
Betapa impianku bukan hanya segulung kertas
Bukan sekadar contengan di atas kanvas
Bukan juga hidup riang gembira buat apa saja yang aku suka..

Tuhan..
Takdirkanlah diriku
Menjadi manusia yang bukan sekadar orang biasa!

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Selalu terfikir.Alangkah beruntungnya menjadi orang terpilih.
Dengan nikmat iman.islam.dan kefahaman.
Katanya, bila Allah sayang.Dia beri faham.
Faham apa? faham Ad-Deen..
Faham yang sebenar-benarnya. Berbuah amal dari setiap kata-kata..

Katanya lagi..
Yang terpilih belum tentu akan terpilih sehingga ke akhirnya
Kalau main-main, lama-lama nanti boleh kena tendang keluar juga
Sebab itu kena tunjuk yang kita ni ada usaha untuk menjadi yang terpilih
Pilihan di tangan kita
Kitalah yang memilih untuk menjadi orang yang terpilih itu!

Berat atau ringan.Aku perlu ada di situ.
Noktah

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Mesir bergolak lagi~


Ucapan Dr Morsi :

Sesungguhnya,
Aku melalui jalan-jalan yang sukar sangat,
Bukanlah aku mahukan jawatan sebesar ini,
Bukanlah aku dambakan kedudukan teratas sebuah negara,
Bukanlah impianku untuk menjadi orang pertama harapan rakyat,
Keberadaaanku adalah kerana Allah mahukan agama ini dijaga,
Kerana agama ini sahajalah penyelamat segala,
Kerana kebenaran ini sahaja yang membuka mata,
Menyedarkan hati-hati yang kebutaaan agama,
Islam ini bukanlah semata-mata luaran pakaian sahaja,
Islam ini bukanlah pada percakapan dan manis tutur kata sahaja,
Islam ini perlu bergerak seiring dengan iman,
Iman yang membuktikan segala kepatuhan agama,
Kerana dalam setiap apa pun,
Sama ada hati, percakapan, ataupun perbuatan, itulah Islam bagiku,
Kaffah menyeluruh,
Kita bukan Islam biasa-biasa.

Maka itu yang aku mahukan ianya berlaku dalam negara kita,
Segala macam korupsi yang ada,
Apakah dianjurkan Islam?
Dengan segala hak rakyat menjadi hak milik orang-orang besar,
Adakah itu yang Islam harapkan?
Orang-orang miskin di tepi jalan, semakin ramai yang menganggur, jenayah dan
maksiat, berpeleseran seperti syaitan,
Apakah itu yang Islam anjurkan?
Itulah yang mahu aku baiki,
Untuk semua rakyat di negara ini,
Kita ada agama yang memimpin hidup kita,
Kita ada Tuhan yang akan menilai tingkah laku kita,
Ingat hari kiamat akan muncul, dan semuanya akan dipertontonkan semula.

Aku memohon ampun atas kelewatanku,
Untuk mengurus negeri ini,
Aku mengetahui batasan aku,
Aku mengakui ketidakmampuanku pada sesuatu perkara,
Namun, ku mengharapkan, kamu membantu aku,
Bersama-sama kita bangunkan negeri ini,
Jika tidak ada sokongan kamu,
Aku tidak akan berada di sini,
Ku hanya memohonkan sabarmu,
Ku hanya memohonkan komitmenmu,
Ku hanya memohonkan bantuanmu,
Bantulah aku untuk kita bina negara ini bersama,
Kerana ianya bukan hak mutlak diriku,
Dia adalah milik kita bersama,
Tetapi keadaannya tidak demikian,
Kau malah menuduh aku bermacam-macam,
Sikapmu yang tidak sabar,Ianya hanya merugikan kita.

Maka, aku hanya mengharapkan Allah yang satu,
Untuk membantu perjuanganku ini,
Kerana Dia bersikap tidak pernah meninggalkan hambaNya,
Maka aku hanya berpegang dengan taliNya,
Allahumma, bantulah aku Ya Allah, kerana aku membawa agamaMu,
Allahumma, sentiasalah bersama-samaku Allah, untuk memimpin negara ini,
Allahumma, kerana cukup kekuatanMu ya Allah, maka aku merasa Kau mencukupi untukku.
Bismillahi tawakkaltu 'ala Allah, la haula wa la quwwata illa billah!!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

MuTiArA kata Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani

:: Nasihat 1 Hindari sifat Munafiq ::

"Cintailah Dia, beramallah demi-Nya, bukan demi yang lain selain Dia. Takutlah kepada-Nya, jangan kepada yang lain. Semuanya itu dengan hati, bukan dengan cakapan mulut. Itu semua ada dalam khalwat (bathin), bukan dalam jalwat (lahiriah). Jika tauhid di ambang pintu rumah, ternyata syirik bersemayam di dalamnya, maka demikian itu adalah “nifaq” (hipokrit). Hindarilah taqwa di mulut, liar di hati, syukur di lisan dan ingkar di hati. Celaka jika ucapan mulut tidak sama dengan qalbumu"

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 2 Jangan takut selain daripada Allah S.W.T. ::

“Jadilah engkau orang yang berakal, dan janganlah jadi pendusta. Kau mengatakan, “Saya ini takut kepada Allah SWT, tetapi engkau justeru takut kepada selain-Nya. Janganlah engkau takut kepada jin, manusia dan malaikat. Janganlah takut kepada haiwan, baik yang dapat berbicara mahupun yang bisu. Juga jangan takut kepada siksaan dunia mahupun akhirat, tetapi takutlah kepada Zat yang menyiksa.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 3 Ilmu Bermanfaat apabila diamalkan ::

“Ilmu pengetahuan itu tidak bermanfaat apabila tidak diamalkan. Dalam kegelapan, kamu memerlukan sedikit sinar, iaitu hukum Allah yang harus diamalkan hari demi hari, tahun demi tahun sehingga buahnya dapat kamu nikmati.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 4 ::

“Bila qalbu seorang hamba telah sampai (wusyul) kepada Tuhannya, maka Dia menjadikan hamba itu selalu memerlukanNya, mendekati diri kepadaNya, memberikan kedudukan tinggi kepadaNya.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 5 ::

“Orang mukmin yang berjiwa qanaah hanya perlu sedikit saja harta dunia. Ia masuk ke ribaan Tuhannya dengan mengajukan permintaan, permohonan, tawadhuk dan taubat kepadaNya. Bila diberi sesuatu yang ia inginkan, ia bersyukur kepada Allah SWT atas pemberiannNya itu. Bila tidak, ia sabar menerima apa-apa yang menjadi iradahNya, tanpa mengajukan protes dan tanpa menentang. Ia tidak menuntut kekayaan dengan cara menjual agamanya, menampilkan sikap riak dan nifaq, seperti yang kau lakukan hai orang hipokrit.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 6 ::

“Jika kamu memberikan makanan mu kepada para muttaqin serta membantu dia dalam urusan dunia, lalu kamu mendapatkan bahagian pahala dari amal yang ia lakukan, tidak kurang sedikitpun kerana kamu telah menolong niatnya dan telah menghilangkan kesulitannya. Pendek kata, kamu telah mempercepatkan langkahnya ke hadapan Allah Azza Wajalla. Demikian pula jika kamu memberikan makanan mu kepada orang munafik yang nyata dan melakukan maksiat, serta kamu membantunya dalam urusan dunia, bererti kamu akan mendapat siksa dari kejahatannya, tidak kurang sedikitpun kerana kamu telah menolongnya dalam maksiat kepada Allah Azza Wajalla. Tentu saja keburukannya akan kembali kepadamu.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 7 ::

“Saudara! Jika bicara, bicaralah dengan niat yang baik. Jika diam, diamlah dengan niat yang baik. Setiap orang yang tidak berniat dalam beramal, maka tiada berguna baginya amal yang ia kerjakannya itu, amalnya sia-sia. Baik engkau bicara atau diam, kau tetap berdosa sebab engkau tidak membenarkan niatmu, diam dan bicara yang tidak mengikut sunnah.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian


:: Nasihat 8 ::

“Berserahlah diri kepada Allah Azza Wajalla. Bermohonlah kepadaNya untuk memenuhi keperluan-keperluanmu. Janganlah kau kira amal perbuatan yang kau lakukan saat jatuh miskin. Bukalah lebar-lebar pintu hubunganmu dengan Dia. Akuilah segala dosamu. Mohonlah ampun (maghfirah) kepadaNya atas semua kekuranganmu. Yakinilah bahawa tidak ada kemudaratan, tidak ada yang memberi faedah atau memberi anugerah, dan tidak ada yang mampu menolak kenestapaan kecuali Dia. Pada saat-saat itulah buta hatimu lenyap. Mata hatimu telah terbebas dari segala penderitaan.
Saudaraku! sikap itu bukanlah terdapat pada pakaian atau makanan. Sikap itu bersemayam dalam lubuk hati sanubari yang zuhud. Orang yang benar akan mengenakan pakaian sufi dalam batinnya, baru kemudian mengenakannya pada lahirnya. Secara berturut-turut dikenakan pada dirinya, hatinya, jiwanya, dan kemudian anggota-anggota badannya.
Jika semuanya telah berselimut dengan pakaian itu, maka datanglah tangan kasih sayang dan anugerah yang menggantikannya dengan pakaian sukacita, siksaan berganti dengan kenikmatan, kemarahan berganti dengan kesenangan, kekhuatiran berganti dengan ketenteraman, jauh berganti dekat, dan fakir berganti dengan kaya.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 9 ::

“Alangkah baik keadaan orang mukmin di dunia dan di akhirat. Di dunia ia tidak berdukacita segala sesuatu yang ada padanya setelah ia mengetahui bahawa Tuhannya berkenan meredhainya. Di mana saja ia berada, pasti ia menemui bahagiannya dan merasa puas dengan haknya itu. Ke mana saja ia menghadap, ia selalu memandang dengan Nur Allah Azza Wajalla, tiada kegelapan baginya. Semua isyaratnya tertuju kepada Allah Azza Wajalla. Segala pegangan dan tawakalnya juga hanya tertuju padaNya. Hati-hatilah, jangan sekali-kali anda menyakiti orang mukmin sebab penyakit orang mukmin adalah satu racun dalam tubuh orang-orang yang menyakitinya, dan juga merupakan faktor penyebab kefakiran dan disiksaNya..”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 10 ::

“Keberanian musuh (orang-orang kafir) dinilai dari ketabahannya di saat berhadapan dengan mereka. Tetapi, keberanian orang-orang soleh dinilai dari segi ketabahannya di waktu bertemu dengan hawa nafsu, kesenangan, perwatakan syaitan-syaitan dan teman-teman mereka yang sentiasa mengajak berbuat kejahatan. Sedangkan keberanian orang-orang khas (Khawwash) dinilai dari segi “zuhud”nya dalam urusan dunia dan akhirat dan kebergantungannya kepada Allah Azza Wajalla.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 11 ::

“Jika tauhid, ikhlas, makrifat dan mahabah kepada Allah Azza Wajalla telah benar-benar meresap dalam lubuk hatinya, maka datanglah (kepadanya) keteguhan pendirian dan kelonggaran mutlak. Datang pula kepadanya kekuatan raksasa dari Allah Azza Wajalla. Ia, dengan kekuatannya itu, sanggup memikul beban berat makhluk, tanpa payah. Ia mendekati mereka, ia menuntut mereka. Segala kesibukannya hanya untuk kemaslahatan mereka, namun tidak melalaikannya daripada Tuhannya walau sekejap masa. Orang yang zuhud selalu berusaha lari dari makhluk, tetapi orang zuhud yang kamil tidak demikian. Ia tidak berusaha menghindari mereka, kerana ia sudah mencapai darjat arifbillah (makrifat kepada Allah SWT).”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 12 ::

“Celakalah, engkau melakukan perbuaan ahli neraka, tetapi kau mengharapkan syurga. Engkau tamak bukan pada tempatnya. Janganlah kau tergiur dengan barang pinjaman yang kau kira sebagai milikmu sendiri. Sebentar lagi, barang itu akan diambil dari tanganmu. Allah Azza Wajalla telah meminjamkan kehidupan kepada mu, sehingga dengan itu kau patuh kepadaNya. Kehidupan yang pendek merupakan barang pinjaman itu kau anggap sebagaai milik peribadimu, sehingga kau perlakukan semahu mu.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 13 ::

“Wahai orang yang tertipu! Tiang atas kehidupanmu telah retak, dinding kehidupanmu juga telah condong, bahkan rumah yang kamu duduki telah roboh. Kamu harus segera meninggalkannya dan pindah ke tempat lain. Carilah rumah akhirat! Langkahkan kakimu ke sana. Apakah kakinya? Kakinya ialah amal yang baik. Persembahkan hartamu untuk akhirat, supaya kelak kamu boleh mendapatkannya di sana.
Wahai orang yang tertipu oleh gemerlapan dunia! Wahai orang yang sibuk dengan sesuatu yang tidak bererti! Wahai orang yang meninggalkan kemuliaan dan sibuk dengan para hamba! Celakalah menanti kamu!.”

 ~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


:: Nasihat 14 ::

“Syirik itu ada kalanya dalam lahir dan ada kalanya dalam bathin. Syirik lahir ialah menyembah kepada selain Allah. Adapun syirik bathin ialah menggantungkan nasib kepada sesama makhluk dan menganggap mereka yang mendatangkan bahaya dan manfaat.”

~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani
Petikan: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian)


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

'kotak'


"ku hanyalah sebuah 'kotak'
yang bisa dibentuk...tapi,
yang bisa rapuh pabila dipijak..
yang bisa lebur pabila disirami hujan..
yang bisa lerai pabila dikoyak.."

Ya Allah....
kuatkanlah aku...
dalam mengharungi hari-hari ku...
kuatkanlah aku dalam menghadapi karenah manusia...
jgnlah kau biarkan titik hitam menular di hatiku...

Ya Allah...
aku mohon...
gagahkanlah aku dalam menjalani tugas dan amanah yg dipegang...

"jika kamu benar-benar ikhlas bjuang n bekerja, kamu xkan dpertanggungjawabkan oleh Allah untuk hasil usaha kerjamu tapi dpertanggungjawabkan atas kamu bekerja dan berusaha dgn ikhlas..
kalau xberjaya kita tetap mndapat ganjaran pahala selaku org yg bekerja bsungguh-sungguh. sekiranya berjaya. Alahamdulillah 2 pahala bg kita kerana bekerja dan berjaya, Allah bersama kita, teruskan usaha, kejayaan pasti dicapai oleh orang yg tetap bkerja dan berusaha"

yakin pada Allah bukanlah mgharap terkabulnya segala harapan,
yakin pada Allah bukanlah keindahan nikmat,
yakin pada Allah adalah meletakkan keredhaan pada ketentuanNya,
rasa bahagia dgn ujian walaupun perit,
di situ air mata yg menitis terasa bernilai buat menyiram api neraka,
indahnya tarbiyah Allah,
tersirat rahmat dan hikmah,
diuji kita sebgai tanda sayang dan kasihNya...

penuhkanlah kesabaran di hatiku ini Ya Allah...

Al-Furqan [75] Mereka itu akan dibalas dengan tempat yang tinggi di Syurga disebabkan kesabaran mereka, dan mereka pula akan menerima di dalam syurga itu ucapan selamat di dalamnya.

Al-Mulk [2] Yang menciptakan mati dan hidup, untuk menguji kamu, siapakah di antara kamu yang lebih baik amalnya; dan Ia Maha Kuasa lagi Maha Pengampun.

ketika wajah penat memikirkan dunia, maka berwuduklah..
ketika tangan letih mggapai cita-cita, maka btakbirlah..
ketika bahu xkuasa memikul amanah, maka bersujudlah..
ikhlaskan semuanya dan dekatlah pada Allah S.W.T agar :
kita tunduk di saat yg lain angkuh,
kita teguh di saat yg lain runtuh,
kita tegar di saat yg lain terdampar....

semoga hidayat-Mu terus menyinar....
semoga kekuatan itu masih diberi oleh-Mu...
bersama-sama teman aku teruskan perjuangan....
hilangkanlah segala gundah kami....
hilangkanlah segala penat kami...hilangkanlah segala keluh kami....

yakinkanlah hati kami...
jadikanlah ianya satu memori yang indah...
yang x akan dilupa hingga akhir hayat kami..

insyaALLAH...

HANYA DENGAN IZINMU YA ALLAH...


~Srikandi Ansorullah 12/6/2013 12 p.m.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tentang BERAT dan RINGAN

Ikhlas, kata yang tak mudah dan selalu menyisakan tanya
Dan kita adalah manusia
Yang tak dapat tidak
Suka menuliskan kebajikan-kebajikan kita

Maka aku menuliskan kebajikan di atas air
Menjadi gelombang kecil, kecil sahaja
Di permukaan, meriak dan menghilang
Lalu yang tampak hanya wajahku yang kehausan



Atau terkadang kutulis ia di atas pasir
Agar angin keihklasan menerbangkan jauh dari ingatan
Agar ia terhapus, menyebar bersama butir pasir ketulusan




Perjuangan itu ertinya bekorban..
Berkorban itu ertinya terkorban..

Di jalan cinta pejuang, ikhlas justru bermakna sebuah perjalanan. Perjalanan untuk menemukanNya..
Allahurabbi..




~Srikandi Ansorullah 10.30 p.m. 2/6/2013~

Monday, 10 June 2013

::Aku Rela::

Orang yang kuat rohaninya dia tidak pedulikan kasih sayang manusia pada dirinya, kerana dia sibuk dengan Tuhannya dan sibuk mencari redha Allah. Allah…Allah…Allah..

Bangunlah wahai hati, bangunlah wahai diri!!!!

Andai jalan itu jalan ke syurgaNya
Kenapa perlu aku menangis
Padahal keindahan tak terjangkau sudah Dia sediakan
Tiada bandingnya cinta Allah buat hamba

Bukan aku menolak kenyataan itu
Cuma hati rasa sakit dan pilu
Resahnya,gelisahnya, sugulnya dengan cubaan dan ujian

Allah kasih, Allah sayang
Allah pilih hamba yang terbaik
Bukan untuk bersenang lenang
Tapi untuk merasa manisnya iman
Dengan ujian dan cabaran yang tak pernah kurang

Ku titipkan dalam hati
Aku punya kekurangan
Apa dayaku untuk tenggelam dalam kesedihan

Allah kuatkan hatiku melangkah padamu
Allah tunjukanku jalan padamu
Teguhkan hati hambamu
Tekadkan azam jihadku
Kuakan terus melaju
Menuju pintu ridhomu

Allah sabarkan diriku dalam ujianmu
Allah ikhlaskan aku hanya padamu
Niatkan hamba selalu
Berjuang hanya untukmu
Kubuang jauh duniaku
Zuhudkan pada jannahmu

Allah kuyakin engkau illah bagiku
Allah kuyakin engkau penolong tentaramu
Kuhanya mohon padamu
Bergantung hidup darimu
Tiada sekutu bagimu
Engkaulah tuhan yang Satu

Allah hidupkanku dalam muliamu
Allah matikan diriku dalam syahidmu
Kujanji setia padamu
Tegakkan panji islammu
Istiqomahkan selalu
Berda’wah demi agamamu

Pelayaran ini bukan terbina dengan ukiran cantik bahteranya atau merdu siulan lagu temanya. Bukan juga dari ramainya yang bersorak menyokongnya. Tetapi perjuangan ini terbina dari titis peluh dan darah. Jua dari sumpah dan airmata pejuang sebelumnya. 

Perjuangan ini bukan terbina dengan slogan, persatuan, cerita atau apa-apa berita. Perjuangan ini terbina dari jiwa yang berkorban di atasnya. Dari mereka yang sempit duit kerananya, gagal periksa kerananya, sesak dada kerana, kering airmata menanggungnya. Bukan peluk tubuh dan menjaja cela yang memenuhi lidah. Kami tidak pernah katakan kami yang terbaik dan tinggalkan segala yang selain dari kami. Sebagaimana kami bersangka baik dengan yang selainnya..sebegitu jugalah yang kami harapkan sebaliknya. 

Perjuangan ini pernah teruji dengan seorang manusia yang ingin memadamkannya.Perjuangan ini pernah teruji dengan sekumpulan manusia yang ingin menutupnya. Perjuangan ini pernah diuji dengan pihak berkuasa yang ingin menghancurkannya. Tetapi yang mampu kukatakan hanya satu. Ia bukan milikku. Ia milik Yang Esa. Dan bila dia menyempurnakannya..maka dia akan menyempurnakannya. Jika dia mentakdirkan kami hancur didalamnya. Maka hancurlah kami. Tapi satu yang tidak akan berubah..perjuangan ini akan kekal seadanya. 

"jika kamu tidak berangkat (untuk berperang pada jalan Allah), Allah akan menyeksa kamu Dengan azab seksa Yang tidak terperi sakitnya dan ia akan menggantikan kamu Dengan kaum Yang lain, dan kamu tidak akan dapat mendatangkan bahaya sedikitpun kepadaNya. dan (ingatlah) Allah Maha Kuasa atas tiap-tiap sesuatu." 9:39

Gelombang datang dan pergi. Kadangkala riak kadangkala badai yang singgah. Namun yang takkan berubah adalah pelayaran ini dan jalan jauh menuju penghujungnya. Hari ini badai datang, kita sama-sama berserah pada Al Khaliq, berusaha sedayanya dan terus mendayung. Suatu hari nanti, bila badai ini reda, kita akan tersenyum dan merenung kembali, betapa indahnya pertolongan Allah. 

Berdirilah dihujung kapal ini. Perhatikan setiap kederat tubuh yang mendayungnya. Mereka ini dulu seperti aku. Terkapai-kapai berenang mencari nafas sambil menepis gelombang. Tetapi hari ini mengerah kudrat menanggung sebuah pelayaran. Perhatikan setiap satu antara mereka. Semuanya punya cerita. Setiapnya punya duka dan gembira. Airmata dan tawa. Yang kita kongsi bersama.

Bagaimana cerita dan berita pun dari luar sana. Kami tetap di sini. Kerana kami punya urusan yang lebih besar dari sekadar bertukar cerita dan berita. 

Dan hari ini, aku berdiri disisi kapal ini. Ditanganku ada pendayung milikku. Di sekelilingku ada sahabat seperjuangan yang sedang hebat mendayung. Di sini ada kapal yang telah menyelamatkanku...dan disana ada jalan bergelombang yang menanti untuk diredah...dan yang pasti dihadapan ada muara keredhaan yang menanti kami dan kapal-kapal yang lain.

Moga nanti, akhirnya kita ke syurga bersama..

Demi Allah..

Biarpun aku hancur didalamnya..

Biarlah aku hancur dalam keadaan aku menanggung risalah ini..


Telah ku rela nama dan diri
menjadi sasaran
Kerana cinta, aku berkorban

Telah ku rela tohmahan bermaharajalela
Kerana cinta, aku terpaksa
Kerana cinta jua aku berbicara
Dengan nada insan terluka
Meluah rasa, meluah fakta,
mencedera jiwa
Semuanya kerana cinta…

Biarku tanggung rasa derita..
Asalkan agama, selamat akhirnya..
Yang membantah, hanya berfalsafah. .
Kerana bimbang suapan harian

Dengan menjual nama tuhan..
Lalu kebenaran disingkirkan,
Demi hidangan belian pendustaan
Namun aku yang sengsara zahirnya
Redha telah pun penuhi jiwa
Dalam keletihan ini..
aku bahagia
Kerna..
Pada kebenaran itulah terasa nikmat syurga

Hati Ini Hanya Milik Allah

 Ya Allah...
Andai hati ini bisa berbicara,
Pasti dia bisa mengingatkanku,
Akan setiap detik kecintaanku kepadaMu,
Akan setiap detik kekhilafanku kepadaMu.

Ya Allah...
Andai hati ini punya suara,
Pasti dia setia membisikkan kepadaku,
Kalimah cinta yang bisa mengagungkanMu,
Kalimah rindu yang enak berlagu merdu.

Ya Allah...
Hatiku ini hanya milikMu,
Hatiku ini hanya dibawah peganganMu,
Maka Ya Allah...
Jagai dan Peliharalah hatiku ini,
Dari segala kekotoran dan sebarang kejelikan,

Kerana,
Sesungguhnya Ya Allah,
Hatiku ini milikMu Ya Ilahi,
Milik Engkau yang Maha Membolak- balikkan hati!

Lailahaillallah...  ❀◕ ◕❀



Kata Saidina Ali R.A: "Berbahagialah orang yang dapat menjadi tuan kepada dirinya, Menjadi pemandu untuk nafsunya dan Menjadi kapten untuk bahtera hidupnya!"

Sabda Rasulullah S.A.W yang bermaksud: "Sesungguhnya hati itu boleh berkarat seperti mana karatnya besi" Maka sahabat- sahabat bertanya apakah yang boleh membersihkannya. Jawab Rasulullah, " Dengan membaca Al-Quran dan mengingati mati".

Bagaimana dengan hati kita, sahabat sekalian? Sudah dirawatkah? Kalau anda bertanya kepada saya, Maka, saya akan menjawab BELUM. Kerana apa? Kerana saya sendiri yang merasakan hati saya ini ternyata masih degil untuk tidak berbuat sebarang dosa. Dan saya tahu, saya masih lagi perlu berusaha keras untuk mengatasi dan memperbaikinya. Sama- samalah kita berdoa. Semoga Allah S.W.T masih mahu memelihara hati kita semua, InShaaAllah! Aamiiinn.... 

Seorang Aku




Seorang aku... 

Seseorang yang sentiasa bergurau senda di hadapanmu, 
Ketahuilah dialah seorang pemurung tatkala sendirian. 

Seseorang yang sentiasa menyuntik kata-kata semangat dan perangsang kepadamu, 
Ketahuilah tatkala itu dia sedang menyulam hatinya yang retak seribu. ... 

Seseorang yang sentiasa kelihatan kuat di hadapanmu, 
Ketahuilah dialah yang sentiasa mengadu lemah di hadapan Tuhannya. 

Seseorang yang ketawanya menceriakan harimu, 
Ketahuilah tatkala itu dia sedang membalut duka di dadanya. 

Seseorang yang sering memberi hadiah kepadamu, 
Ketahuilah dialah insan yang tidak pernah mendapatkannya. 

Seseorang yang bebas mengeluarkan cetusan fikirannya, 
Ketahuilah dialah seorang 'petapa setia' yang tidak mampu bersuara tatkala sendirian. 

Demi Allah, aku tidak kuat.. 
Kerana Allah, aku harus kuat..

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Food Waste: Big Problem in Malaysia~

Malaysia adalah syurga makanan, tetapi ia juga menjadi tempat pembuangan makanan dalam jumlah yang besar. Setiap hari Malaysia menghasilkan kira-kira 15,000 tan makanan dan sisa dari dapur yang mana jumlah ini cukup untuk mengisi tujuh setengah buah padang bola atau untuk memberi makan kepada 7.5 juta orang dalam sehari. Dan perlu diingat, sisa makanan mengandungi kandungan kelembapan yang tinggi dan kebanyakan sisa makanan di Malaysia dibuang terus ke pusat pelupusan sampah.

Municipal solid waste in Malaysia contains a high amount of organic matters, particularly food waste and most food waste are disposed of at the disposal site. High organic content and high moisture content of waste together with improper waste treatment and disposal have increased the risk of high greenhouse gases emission which can contribute to global warming. Besides, since high amount of waste are sent to landfill, we are lacking of new landfill spaces.

~A great video made by Harvard students to educate people about food waste. Give me some inspiration. Let's reduce the food waste problem in Malaysia by sorting our waste at the first place.