Wednesday, December 30, 2009

REMAJA, ZINA DAN MASA DEPAN

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bismillah...

akhir-akhir ini saya rasa sangat terganggu..

dua hari lepas, ditakdirkan Allah saya bertemu dengan seorang remaja perempuan berumur 14 tahun..hamil luar nikah, suaminya kini berumur 26 tahun. yang mengganggu saya, adik ini mahu berhenti sekolah..
seperti biasa, saya akan memperuntukkan masa sekurang-kurangnya 20 minit untuk kaunseling kes-kes yang sebegini..seperti biasa, saya tidak meng'kondem' kesilapannya yang telah pun berlaku..saya lebih suka guna pendekatan yang natural..maksud saya, saya dengan tegas menyarankan supaya dia bertaubat dengan taubat nasuha, melakukan solat sunat taubat bersama dengan suami, meminta maaf daripada kedua ibu dan bapanya, dan berdoa supaya anak yang sedang dikandungnya tidak mengulangi kesilapan yang dia lakukan dan semoga Allah memelihara zuriat itu menjadi anak yang soleh dan hamba Allah yang beriman, berguna untuk Islam..

itu antara intipati utama kaunseling saya kepada wanita2 yang hamil luar nikah disebabkan zina.

tapi untuk adik ini, ada sesuatu yang extra yang perlu saya perkatakan..

kepentingan pelajaran dan ilmu..

umurnya terlalu muda..masa depannya masih jauh..
dalam dunia hari ini dia memerlukan pelajaran dan pendidikan untuk menjamin masa depannya dan juga masa depan anaknya yang dikandung itu..
kalaupun dia tidak dapat menyambung pelajarannya dalam bentuk formal dan akademik, moga2 peluang untuk memperkasakan dirinya dari segi ilmu kemahiran tidak tertutup..

saya tidak pasti sejauh mana nasihat saya supaya dia menyambung pelajaran itu diambil serius olehnya..memandangkan remaja dalam umur sebegitu, dengan fikiran yang belum matang kebarangkalian cukup besar untuk dia mengambil mudah dan remeh soal itu..
cuma jauh di sudut hati saya tetap mendoakan dia supaya dia berubah ke arah yang lebih baik dan semoga Allah memelihara dirinya dan anak yang dikandungnya...

wallahua'lam..

Thursday, December 24, 2009

THE TEN BEST EMPLOYER IN MALAYSIA


Salam I stumbled upon this study while reading my new book: The Budget; How the Government is Spending OUR Money by Teh Chi-Chang. It is a nice and simple book about our budget and really an eye opener for someone who is literally at lost how our economy are being managed and what actually happen behind all the goodies and bonuses etc. This study is actually done by the Hewitt Associates, a human resource consultancy who did the yearly study to determine the best employer in the country and in the region. When I browse through the website and read the study, I found out it is a very good study judged by the professionals namely: academia, human resource profession and business community. Here I quote the statement regarding the study from the website


The Hewitt Best Employers in Asia is a study that examines people management practices in many of Asia's leading organizations. It provides insights into how organizations can achieve a real competitive advantage through their people, explores what makes an organization a good place to work and identifies a shortlist of Hewitt Best Employers in Asia.

However, I only quoting the result for Malaysian study only. So the result is as followed
  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
  2. American Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  3. Four Season Resort Langkawi
  4. Federal Express Services (M) Sdn Bhd
  5. Agilent Technologies
  6. SP Setia Bhd
  7. Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  8. Intel Technology Sdn Bhd
  9. Golden Arches Restaurants Sdn Bhd
  10. Telekom Malaysia Bhd
The interesting facts about this is, only 2 of the selected employers actually a homegrown company. Namely SP Setia Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhd. The others are actually foreign company who provide the better service for their employees.

Something must be done to improve our companies performances in term of this. They must start to think beyond the limit of profit and more involve in human touch to further improve their credential and services in long term.

Good luck then to Malaysian companies.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MALAYSIA: THE DOCTOR FACTORY


Salam

When I write this, I have nothing anyone who is currently studying in the school below nor outside the country. My main concern is the policy behind it and the repercussion of this kind of aproach.

I am dumbfounded when I notice that we have at least 14 private and public universities which are producing doctors every year in Malaysia alone. On top of that we are also sending our student to multiple universities in Indonesia, India, UK/Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Mesir, Jordan, Australia and New Zealand. In the country, we have UM, UKM, USM, UIAM, UPM, UNIMAS and UiTM in the public sector while in private we have RCMP,PMC, MMMC, AIMST, MSU, CSWU and IMU.

That is an average of 1 medical school for every state in Malaysia and we are looking forward for another new medical school in the future. What is the purpose of so many medical schools in such a small country is totally out of my reach to ponder. The only reasonable reason that I can think of is the government is trying to limit the sending of our children to the outside country and to reduce the burden of supporting them.

Friday, December 11, 2009

AGENT PROVOCATEUR


Salam

Agak lama sebenarnya tidak mengisi ruangan blog ini atas keterbatasan waktu yang agak kelam kelibut kebelakangan ini. Walaupun pelbagai isu menyentuh hati dan perasaan tetapi ketidakupayaan untuk mengikuti sesuatu isu membantut keinginan untuk memberi pandangan dan komen peribadi. Namun begitu, satu isu benar-benar menarik perhatian saya dan mungkin ramai juga di kalangan sahabat-sahabat sekalian.

Agent Provocateur: satu istilah yang bukan baru tiba-tiba

Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE 500 MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD


Salam

Just one to share with all of you the selected 500 muslims leaders in the current world who have a greater influences towards all the people around the world. This is the list of leaders whom the world are looking to and to whom the muslims look upon for guidance in whatever their specialties and knowledge is and whom their say definitely will influence the mass.

This are the leaders and personnel from Malaysia who are listed in the list:
  1. Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat Mursyidul am PAS and Kelantan state Chief Minister. He is in number 42 in the most influential muslims list. The only person who are listed in the main list of 50 leaders.
  2. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim: Opposition leader and Member of Parliment who is listed in 450 people in honorable mention (politic)
  3. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia 4th Prime Minister also in politic (not listed in honorable mention list)
  4. Prof Emeritus Datuk Osman Bakar, Timbalan Naib Chancellor, Universiti Malaya (Academic)
  5. Professor Undang-undang Universiti Islam Antarabangsa, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali. (Academic)
  6. Mohideen Abdul Kadir, Naib Presiden Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (Development)
  7. Kumpulan Nasyid Raihan (Culture)
For the complete list and the complete study, you can visit the url below http://www.scribd.com/doc/22652672/The-500-most-influential-Muslims-in-the-world

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WHEN BAD IS GOOD


Salam
A few issues come into my mind recently that for me it is very significant and need to be ponder by us together. It is actually our daily occurrences but somehow many of us ignore it or just don't realize it is a problem.

When unfair is fair
I'm talking about the current dispute whether the Kelantan government deserve the royalty or not. While many of us ut there crying foul with the decision of the government not to grant the royalty for the state, there are also quite a big number of people who are very happy with the decision. They are jumping up and down and shouting to the Kelantanese people it is their fate because not electing the BN government as the state government. "Padan muka" "on your face" and whatever connotation was directed to the unfortunate people of Kelantan.

They thought that this people deserve this kind of unfair treatment just because they are not with them. For them it is fair to treat them unfairly. As like what happen to Terengganu previously when they also given the same treatment with the royalty money, this is the same kind of treatment they will suffer here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

PERMAIDANI


Rimbun dan redup kasihMu
Kau tempat ku berpayung
Di manakah lagi dapat ku rebahkan
Rasa gundah ini

Nun Kau teguh di sana
Pengasih dan penyayang
Pun ku masih terleka
Meneguk ihsanMu
Walau ku sedari

Oh... nyamannya
Bila diperlukan rinduMu
Mengimbaulah sentosa

Bentangkan ku permaidani
Dari baldu berwarna putih
Moga tak ku terasakan
Cubaan yang ku galas ini
Kepada Mu titianku
Hijrahkanlah diri ini

Monday, November 2, 2009

EKSPERIMEN ANAK PATUNG BOBO


salam

Mungkin ramai yang tidak ada idea langsung apa yang cuba saya sampaikan melalui tajuk yang saya letakkan dan mungkin juga tajuk lawak ini tidak mengandungi apa-apa makna pun. Sememangnya tiada di dalam bahasa kita eksperimen yang dipanggil seperti di atas tetapi ada eksperimen yang dipanggil ' Bandura's bobo doll experiment' di negara barat. Bagi pembaca yang beraliran sains mungkin perkara ini sudah menjadi lumrah semasa belajar dulu tetapi mungkin tidak begitu kepada sahabat-sahabat yang lain.

Eksperimen

Sebagaimana apa-apa jua eksperimen yang dilaksanakan, tentulah ianya mempunyai objektifnya yang tertentu dan eksperimen ini sebenarnya satu eksperimen yang dilakukan ke atas manusia -secara spesifiknya: kanak-kanak- untuk melihat tindakbalas mereka terhadap sesuatu keadaan. selayaknya seperti mana-mana eksperimen, beberapa kesimpulan dibuat berdasarkan hasil akhirnya nanti.

Jadi eksperimen apakah ini?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

stressful, stretched but not strained


salam stressful it is always stressful to be away from your love one in whatever sense. difficult to run away from the longing feeling towards them and always make you feel that it is not worth to be away from them. stressful coz you know that you don't have much choice to turn to and stressful because you are unable to choose. stressful because to be someone like you, you need to do this how hard you try not to. stressful coz how on earth someone like can even make the decision not to be away from them. is it because to be more successful you need to endure this feeling again and again? it is stressful day and night coz you miss them all the time. it is stressful coz you know they miss you to and you can't make them happy coz you are not there. it is stressful because their picture can't help cool the feeling and can't help the feeling of missing them more and more.

stretched
coz the the feeling make you feel that sort of they don't need you. stretched because both of you love each other so much and it breaks your heart. stretched because the relationship is tested again and again with the stress and the love. stretched because everyday you need to endure the same feeling again and again and sometime make you feel like quitting. stretched because because the feeling make you feel grumpy all day long. and you wonder where is the limit.

not strained
yes..because you know that you love them so much and they love you more than what you can imagine

happy ending then

Monday, October 26, 2009

buck up or go bust


Salam
Of course this entry is truly dedicated to the current headache in the PAS inner circle, supporters and sympathizers. Obviously, the one who is grinning from ear to ear right now is anyone who is against PAS and their aspiration.

Tuan Guru Nik Aziz suddenly come out with a renewed attack on the same old issues of the much talked pro-UMNO circle in the PAS camp that makes a lot of us stop and start to ponder how this will end after how many rounds of the same issue. Obviously, when TGNA keep on harping with the same issue give us the clear picture that we suspected it for so long: this issue is still not settled and still simmering down there waiting the correct time to explode again. so..what is actually settle then?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

PALESTINIAN PLEAS

Salam
Islam is the only way of life and it will always be that way.

While we are suppressed throughout the world by unfair circumstances, we will always believe that we will be the victor in the world and the world after. Sad to hear the news of our brother in Palestine that is treated like an animal since years back and no one able to do justice for them.

This fact finding mission by the UN will definitely go nowhere in prosecuting the culprits but still will carry weight to the normal peace loving masses if not the war hungry and savage countries in the world whom are the biggest backers of this savage regime

With this I bring forward a typical war crime doing by the regime

May Allah give us the strength and patience that will make us even stronger with every passing threat and mistreatment

Killing of civilians attempting to leave their homes to walk to safer areas
The shooting of Iyad al-Samouni

Saturday, October 17, 2009

PROTON KITA


salam
found this shocking news while going through my daily routine reading news. something that need to be follow through seriously by the government. it is something that can tarnish our global image and reduce the confidence index of the world towards our product. I hope the Proton people will swiftly change to damage controlled mode and ratify the problem once and for all.

failing in the crash test

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

anak itu terlalu istimewa..


(gambar hiasan)


assalamualaikum.

dia seorang kanak-kanak lelaki berumur 9 tahun.dia tidak kenal siapa ibu dan ayah kandungnya..diambil oleh sebuah keluarga tetapi tidak dipelihara dengan sebaiknya..dulu dia boleh berjalan seperti kanak-kanak lain..tetapi entah apa dosanya dia di dera menyebabkan kakinya cacat tetapi syukur masih boleh berjalan.cukuplah dia di dera sehingga menyebabkan dia kurang upaya fizikal, dia dikurung dan di beri makan bagaikan seekor kucing..tidak pernah didedahkan dengan apa-apa yang bercorak pendidikan..sudah berumur sembilan tahun, jangankan membaca, warna pun dia tak kenal..

Monday, October 12, 2009

THE PALESTINIAN WOES: MENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE

“A military commander’s obligation does not end with avoiding harm to the lives and the dignity of the local residents, a “negative obligation”, but his obligation is also “positive”- he must protect the lives and dignity of the residents, within the constraints of the time and place….” Justice Barak (HCJ 764/04)

“As long as Israel has control of the transfer of necessities and the supply of humanitarian needs to the Gaza Strip, it is bound by the obligations of international humanitarian law to allow the civilian population to have access, inter alia, to medical facilities, food and water, as well as additional humanitarian items”. Justice Beinisch (HCJ 201/09)

Salam

I chanced upon a report of a fact finding mission by the United Nation. It is a very long report in two parts and consist of a thorough assessment of the consequences of the military operation by the Israel during the period of December 2008 till January 2009. Even though the mission didn't get the cooperation of the Israel government but it still able to gauge a very important findings from there. A very good report for us to read and to try to feel the suffering of our beloved Muslim brothers there and the suffering of the humankind at the hand of the man madness. I would like to highlight a section of the long report for all of us to read.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

HULAGU KHAN


salam
I have just finish reading a book that i recently buy: Hulagu khan; Khabar Hitam dari Timur. I read it in around 2hours time as the book is actually quite simple and entertaining. It is written by my wife's favorite writer: Abdul Latip Talib and this is the latest book in his book series that we buy.

What is interesting?
Well..if you want to know in depth, you need to buy it but i would like to conclude a few things in the book that worth sharing. It is about the vicious attack of the Mongolian army towards the Abbasiyah empire. As we all know, Muslim finally won the war with the help of Allah in the infamous battle of Ain Jalut.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

SIBLING RIVALRY


Salam

Mungkin ramai antara kita yang pernah terdengar berkenaan perkara ini namun mungkin ramai juga antara kita yang masih kurang jelas apakah ia sebenarnya. Sibling’s rivalry bukanlah sesuatu perkara baru dalam sejarah manusia. Di dalam Al Quran juga ada menyatakan contoh-contoh berlakunya perkara ini semenjak zaman nabi Adam lagi. Mungkin kita masih ingat kisah Habil dan saudaranya Qabil di mana ketidakpuasan hati seorang saudara sedarah sedaging menyebabkan kematian Habil. Begitu juga kisah Nabi Yusuf yang dibuang oleh abang-abangnya hanya kerana cemburu.

Perkara ini bukanlah

Monday, September 28, 2009

BERBALOIKAH PENGORBANAN ITU?


salam

siapa di dalam dunia ni yang tak mahukan kejayaan? samada kejayaan itu berupa kekayaan harta benda, kejayaan itu dalam bentuk pencapaian dalam kerjaya atau apa saja yang boleh didefinasikan sebagai satu kejayaan pastinya akan dikejar dan cuba digapai. cuba kita tanya sesiapa sahaja di dlam dunia ini adakah ada yang tiada apa-apa yang diimpikan? mustahil tiada? mungkin bentuknya berbeza tetapi semuanya mempunyai noktah yang sama. kejayaan duniawi atau ukhrawi? atau kedua-duanya sekali? atau adakah ada yang tidak mahu keduanya?

Monday, September 14, 2009

ADAB BERSELISIH PENDAPAT

Salam
Sengaja menlis di dalam bahasa kerana apa yang nak ditulis hanyalah sesuatu perkara yang amat menarik perhatian saya baru-baru ini. Melihat gelagat orang-orang kita dalam mengendalikan isu-isu menyebabkan saya terasa nak ketawa pun ada tapi dalam kebanyakkan masanya malu yang teramat sangat. Meminjam kata-kata Doktor Mahathir: Melayu mudah lupa.

Apa yang menarik sangat ni?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

PENAN'S PLEDGE


salam

Not many of us know about the Penan in the Sarawak interior area. Most of the news about them will never last long. Allegation after allegation regarding the mistreatment they need to endure there will definitely brushed of as mere sensationalisation by the NGOs and international body. What actually happen inside there no one ever know exactly especially us here in the peninsula.


Penan is generally a nomadic people who live in the interior area of Sarawak.

Friday, September 11, 2009

WRAPPING UP

salam
Quiet sometime already i haven't updating this blog. Even though there are a lot of things happen here in my country but unfortunately i don't the time to comment. maybe some wrap up of what is happening around currently.

THE COW'S HEAD ISSUE
It is still ongoing and embarrassingly a few of the so called Muslim people showing the dark side of their self again and unfortunately it was linked to muslim as general. Even though what they did were totally unislamic, the bad publicity was again given to Islam. what a shame.

I have never across in my minimal knowledge as a muslim that we are allow to act like what they do. need example what they did?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

cow's head blunder


salam,

Kejadian protes di bangunan suk selangor berkenaan pembinaan kuil di seksyen 23 shah alam membuka pekung orang melayu betapa dangkalnya mereka dalam pengetahuan agama mereka. Membawa kepala lembu bersama untuk menunjukkan ketidakpuasan hati mereka menunjukkan kekurangan nilai cerdik dalam diri masing-masing.

Secara peribadi saya menganggap perkara ini amat memalukan kita sebagai orang islam. Percubaan untuk menghalalkan tindakan mereka dengan mengeluarkan hujah bahawa mereka ingin didengari bukan lah satu hujah yang boleh diterima akal. Apa kena mengena kepala lembu itu dengan isu kuil?
Walaupun cuba dinafikan, cuma ada satu saja kesimpulan yang boleh dilihat dari perbuatan mereka itu.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

caned or not to be caned?


Malaysia reviews beer-drinking model's sentence

AFP - Wednesday, August 26

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - - Malaysia said Tuesday a caning sentence handed to a Muslim model for drinking beer would be reviewed, because it was "too harsh" and could damage the nation's reputation.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, was found guilty of drinking at a hotel nightclub and sentenced by a religious court last month, making her the first woman to face caning under Islamic law in Malaysia.

She won a surprise reprieve Monday when she was detained and then abruptly released by religious officials who had planned to take her to a jail where she was to undergo the thrashing.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said

GIVES ISLAM A BREAK


salam,
the issue of alcohol is again gaining momentum in recent days. Starting from the case involving the local municipal in Selangor till the latest regarding Datuk Hasan Ali statement, obviously causing a few head to turn.

I read with much interest comments from the people in the cyber space and trying to comprehend with them. however i notice that there is a lot of misunderstanding regarding the stand of islam in this issue.

first and foremost, the issue of alcohol, whether it is about consuming it or any process from picking the barley/grapes until serving the drinks is not a PAS rule. This is an Islamic guidelines for all Muslims regardless of background. In Quran and Hadith, it is clearly stated the guidelines for all Muslim. the idea that PAS is becoming arrogant and snobbish by trying to be the moral police here is definitely out of context.

this is the basic right of all Muslim to practice what Quran and the Rasulullah said. this is the basic right that other non believer should understand clearly. whether this is from PAS or not, all Muslim has the responsibility to uphold the Islamic principle and to uphold the syariah. this is not only PAS's responsibility, this is for all Muslim out there. there is no such thing of someone trying to control other person right. the rights for all the Muslim people is they are not suppose to be exposed to anything that can leads to destruction. obviously alcohol as a drink can only leads to one thing that is destruction of the people mind and morality. one or two benefits can not justify the use of it in a Muslim.

the rule pertaining alcohol comes from the syariah and not from the people. the people must uphold it especially the leader in the community. this is responsibility of the leader towards his people and he has no other choice except embracing it to uphold the principle. we, in Islam believe that every single one of us has the responsibility to take care other muslim. how can we do it? using the syariah as the guidelines is the only way.

do we think the PAS leader will back down with the threat that they will never get the approval from the non muslim? i doubt it. because this people care more about their afterlife rather than the other approval.

for all the non muslim out there. there is nothing for you all to afraid of. syariah is only for Muslim and will never be applied to others without their approval. syariah is a deterrant law and punishment is not actually the main aim. isn't that better a life without this intoxicating drinks? i don't think that anyone will die because of starvation, hunger or extreme thirst without alcohol in their life. i extremely believe anything from the syariah is just and fair for all. the only problem is most of us are to secular minded to think that many things in life can be guided by religion. and the religion is from God

please..this is the muslim basic right. please give us the chance to uphold laws for muslim in the country. let us try first for the muslim and if you like it, we can also apply it to you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PERMATANG PASIR


yes. another opportunity for all of us out there to contribute something for our beloved religion. maybe many of you outside there can not agree with this but what ever it is, everything or anything that we do daily is for the sake of redha from Allah. ridiculous as it sound, many of the people outside there truly believe that contributing something in this election is also means contributing something for his religion. working to make sure that the one with the syariah aspiration in their mind to win this can be consider as something noble for many of the people out there.

of course there is a lot of the people think this is only about politics and nothing to do about your faith but surely there is nothing in the world that we can say faith is out of equation. islam is the way of life. therefore, everything that we do can not run from Islam. no one can say that i do this or that without any relation with religion. that is ridiculous. secular thinker out there may think so but not me and many other ordinary guy out there.

so all the guys out there who will go down and wok their socks off in this election period, i bit you all good luck and may Allah will always be with you.

Allahuakbar!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ISLAMOPHOBIA


MR JEFF OOI here we go again.. another guy is just labeling everyone that is talking about syariah is an extremist. he is not the only and this is not a one off story. the intensity of the statement from this guy should be consider massive as he is one of the leader in our country and to be specific: Penang. i'm almost fainted when this guy declaring in a statement that jemaah islah malaysia (JIM) is an extremist group after what he considered as evidence by the statement in the JIM website declaring that they are planning to achieve a syariah country status in 2020. i beg your pardon. from where this guy actually come from? generalizing everyone like that is very irresponsible act by a man that is supposed to speak by facts. of course this is the tip of an iceberg. obviously there is an Islamophobia thinking in our own country. he refused to learn to know what is actually syariah stand about and yet just calling everyone as an extremist. madness. there must be many more jeff ooi's around in the country. who is the culprit who instill this kind of thinking in our people? must be someone very near and very powerful. anyone could guest that, i think. i feel ashamed because of his statement. i strongly agree with any move that asking him to retract his statement and at the same time teach him what is syariah all about. i don't like people act like a coward just to make sure he gets what he want. his act for not apologizing is just worsening the condition. he must retract the statement. i can rationalize this if he acts due to his stupidity and lack of knowledge about islam but he must be more responsible in future
umno where are you? why don't you joint together to condemn his statement that nears insult towards islam? i doubt it...
period

Sunday, August 2, 2009

RENTETAN MANSUH 1 OGOS 2009


assalamualaikum..

hmm..today i had one whole day googling and surfing the net..
relating to MANSUH 1 ogos..seems that many Malaysians still do not really know what is ISA..or..even if they know, they do not think ISA is related to them..

i have no intention to explain what is ISA here..but i would like to urge those who against the rally, who think the rally is stupid and make your life miserable..(causing you to be trapped in a traffic jam or whatever) please go and look out what ISA is and what miserable thing ISA has caused to those detainees, their wives and children for the past i say 50 years?..

(change language)

Maha Suci ALLAH dari sifat zalim, di padang mahsyar setiap makhluk diberi peluang untuk dibicarakan..(walaupun dah confirm makhluk tu sejahat2 makhluk di muka bumi)
bukti-bukti samada kebaikan atau kesalahan dikemukakan dengan jelas dengan mata, telinga, tangan, kaki, perut, rambut dan segenap anggota badan ini menjadi saksi yang sebenar2 saksi..bukan saksi yang dipaksa memberi keterangan palsu atau saksi yang boleh disogok dengan wang atau rasuah..

sekiranya ALLAH Raja segala Kerajaan bumi dan langit pun bersifat Maha Adil dalam menjatuhkan hukuman kepada makhluknya, bagaimana mungkin manusia yang sifatnya hina di sisi ALLAH swt berhak menjatuhkan hukuman ke atas insan lain yang belum dibuktikan bersalah, tanpa perbicaraan dan sebagainya?

anda boleh mengatakan bahawa demonstrasi serupa itu menyebabkan jadual harian anda terganggu..anda terperangkap dalam kesesakan lalulintas dan anda mungkin berisiko untuk dijangkiti H1N1 dan seribu satu alasan lain..ia kerana anda tidak merasakan ISA itu ada kena mengena dengan anda..bukan suami anda yang ditahan selama 7 tahun ( dan tidak tahu berapa lama lagi akan merengkok di kem kamunting), bukan anak, abang, adik,emak, ayah anda..tetapi orang lain yang anda langsung tidak kenal..
lalu kenapa anda perlu menyesakkan diri anda bersama-sama dengan orang-orang yang berhimpun itu?


tolonglah...ISA tidak ada kena mengena dengan saya mahupun anda..tetapi saya merayu tolonglah menjadi lebih sensitif dengan mereka-mereka yang menjadi mangsa ISA..kalaupun anda tidak menghadiri perhimpunan serupa itu, kalaupun anda tidak menyukai perhimpunan serupa itu, kalaupun anda tidak suka menyahut seruan untuk memakai baju hitam/merah semasa keluar rumah (walau di mana anda berada) sempena perhimpunan itu...TOLONGLAH jangan mengutuk mereka yang berhimpun menyatakan bantahan terhadap ISA..


tolonglah sensitif dengan suasana di sekeliling anda..tolonglah peka dengan perkembangan negara kita..tolonglah prihatin dengan nasib ISLAM yang diinjak-injak oleh oleh orang-orang yang mengaku muslim itu sendiri...
jangan hanya leka menonton rancangan kegemaran, mendengar lagu kegemaran, membuang masa dengan shopping yang anda anggap 'terapi'..


ini rayuan hati saya...

wallahua'lam...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

ISSUES..ISSUES..


salam

TELEVISION

quite sometime since i last watches RTM 1 and 2. after astro came into my life, i thought there is no need for me to see that particular station. well..lots of reason..of course one of it is because this station has been severely abuse to air government propaganda against anyone that is not side with them.

not much of different right now but something interest me. i noted now there is a lot of short2 film that teach us the right value and inform us the current health issue and preventive measures. for me, this should be their main objective as to be a responsible TV stations. enough said.


MINISTERS

lately i notice that our minister are brave enough to say in public about their policy of not engaging with opposition held state. started with our DPM statement during the Manek Urai election, they simply say in public that if we are not with them, they will not help us in whatever ways. in the Manek Urai context: the bridge connecting manek urai baru and manek urai lama. they spoke without any shame as a leader that is suppose to take care of rakyat regardless of their affiliation. furthermore, manek urai is under KESEDAR and it is of course their obligation to provide the people there with the necessary needs.


the second one of course by our agricultural minister who dare says that everyone under his ministry are not allow to attend any function by the government of kedah, kelantan, penang and selangor. reason: the federal government pay their salary and the federal government give the money to do work so why bother to attend others' function. where is the spirit of federalism here? why can't he think for the rakyat beside for his own interest? hmm...


how about our information minister who deny the kelantanese their right to the 5% petronas profit from their offshore activity in Kelantan in his statement? why petronas just keep quite about this when their ex chairman (Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah) already giving his?


SCHOOL START AT FIVE YEARS OLD?

hmm..this one i need to check my facts first. as a general, why need to burden our child with an added compulsory schooling years when they can attend multiple types of kindergarten? is there any hidden agenda there? do we need to send our children to PASTI earlier than that? difficult2..


TEOH AGAIN..

he is currently in the middle of a lot of speculation that is trying not just to tarnish his image but also to tarnish the image of everyone near him. people think that for a big issue like this, is it proper just to have a low level of goverment servant to handle this? isn't that something too big for him to handle? an inquest by a Koroner only? is he daring enough to tell the people that MACC or the government is at fault in this if there is a fault on their side? hmm..pity him.


how about the hi ranking police officer who said in a paper that teoh' s death is almost certain sudden death (suicide) when the next day the DPP who assists in the inquest suddenly came out with a foreign DNA evidence and there are people trying to trap teoh's colleague to be the scapegoat? is this case already concluded?


ISA

which way to go? anti or pro? i like an article in malaysian insider with the topic 'ibarat melepaskan ibrahim ali tersepit'


Monday, July 20, 2009

I AM A MUSLIM


salam,


oh my goodness..here we go again..


i'm talking about the latest disastrous news in our country that is, the death of mr Teoh in the compound of the supposedly the most reliable agency in the country apart from police: MACC.


the sad point is, someone is trying to make this as a racial issue and this is not the first one and will never be the last one in our country.



the one who has all the power to inform our people the truth is using the media that they controlled to tell a lie and trying to deviate the important issue at hand into another racial issue. this is obviously done by someone who is desperate enough to cling into power because they know, in Malaysia, racial sentiment is always there to be manipulated to gain support. in this issue, they are trying to rally all the malay behind them against the other in an issue that is supposedly about fairness above all and not about race at all.



of course they get the support that they wanted from the ground whenever they use the issue and is gaining the momentum with the statement by other leaders in the government that strengthened the believe that this issue is about race. i pity to all of the people that was skewed with this believe and i feel ashamed with them for that.



i am pleased with the statement from our leader in PR that maintained their stand in the issue that is seeking justice for anyone that is being mistreated by any agency or anyone in the country. truth must be trace and reveal.



i, myself, hate to say that i am sick with people who is always play with racial cards. we as muslim fully understand and really believe that everyone deserved just and fairness regardless of their background. no one is superior to the other in term of race. i believe that anyone who play with racial cards will only seeking hatred and injustice. only through islam that we can see the true justice. a muslim will never mistreated someone else just because they are not part of them. there is no colours in islam. islam is for all and everyone deserved the best treatment in islam.


if anyone can ever consider himself as a muslim, i won't think he will ever be trying to incite hatred inside other people's heart. inciting hatred has never been islamic way of life. islam is about peace and love. what has been done by the people with power to incite the fear and hatred is obviously not an islamic way and i doubt it wether this people has ever think as a muslim before they do this if considering he is one of us -a muslim-.


our beloved prophet has never treat his sahabat by colours. if that is the case, Bilal bin Rabah will never be there beside Rasulullah to be one of the most important figure in islam. there will never be a persian or jews in his followers's list if he think that way. can anyone learn from this simple concept of universalism?


why did anyone as powerful as they are resorting in this kind of tactics time and again. it must be poor greed and greed will only let us into despair and destruction.


may Allah save us from this kind of people


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

YANG USANG DAN REMEH..


assalamualaikum..

dalam entry sebelum ini, saya ada nyatakan yang saya sedang dalam pencarian untuk mempelajari sejarah Malaysia..hmm..pencarian saya baru bermula dengan membaca sejarah negeri kedah melalui salah satu blog yang dicadangkan oleh salah seorang sahabat..
di sini saya bukanlah ingin menceritakan semula apa yang saya baca..kerana saya sendiri masih lagi konpius dengan apa yang saya baca..
cuma saya ingin berkongsi kesimpulan yang saya dapat setakat hari ini..

SEJARAH...
boleh ditulis oleh sesiapa sahaja samada oleh orang kebanyakan atau yang menggelar diri mereka pengkaji sejarah..cara bagaimana ia ditulis ia sangat bergantung kepada kewarasan, kejujuran dan keikhlasan si penulis..si penulis boleh menulis dengan sejujur-jujurnya..atau dia juga boleh diupah untuk memesongkan sejarah..tidak sedikit fakta-fakta sejarah yang dilenyapkan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu..tidak mustahil ia ditokok tambah dengan 'cerita dongeng' untuk melindungi fakta yang sebenar..

di sini mungkin akan menimbulkan persoalan di kalangan individu..apa untungnya sejarah dipesongkan? apa pula pentingnya sejarah pada generasi kini? yang dah berlalu biarlah ia berlalu, kenapa harus berpaling ke belakang meniliti sejarah hitam putih itu?

jawabnya senang..
jika hari ini kita tidak mempedulikan sejarah, suatu hari nanti anak cucu kita akan hilang jatidiri.. jika hari ini anda meremehkan sejarah, 'kemelayuan' yang kita banggakan akan sirna ditelan arus ciptaan penjajah dan pemerintah sekular. jika hari ini anda menganggap sejarah itu lapuk dan usang, anda akan ditipu seumur hidup anda..

ayah seorang pesara guru kini berusia 73 tahun..sejak dari dulu dia sentiasa mempromosikan buku2 sejarahnya yang disusun kemas dalam almarinya kepada saya..buku-buku tu pun dah kelihatan usang dan kekuningan ditelan waktu..saya kira sudah tiba masanya untuk saya menyahut saranan ayah saya...

p/s: semakin berminat dengan sejarah..:)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TIPAH TERTIPU!!!!

Assalamualaikum..

semasa saya di tingkatan 5, saya amat tidak meminati sejarah..setiap kali saya buka buku teks sejarah saya akan di serang sindrom mengantuk yang amat sangat..begitu juga sewaktu cikgu mengajar di kelas..saya tidak begitu ambil kisah apa sahaja ‘fakta’ yang diceriterakan kepada saya..saya sendiri tidak hirau samada cerita ‘sejarah’ itu benar atau tidak (lebih kepada assumption bahawa setiap ayat dalam buku teks sejarah itu benar belaka dan tidak ada yang tidak benar..) saya belajar sejarah hanya untuk lulus SPM dengan baik..dan Alhamdulillah, saya lulus SPM dengan baik, walaupun subjek sejarah saya hanya cukup-cukup nyawa saja..


melalui buku teks sejarah itu saya diberitahu Mustafa Kamal Ataturk ialah bapa kemodenan turki..dia disanjung..pendek kata segala yang baik2 belaka tentang dia..pada ketika itu saya bangga kerana saya orang islam dan Ataturk juga orang islam..sehinggalah pada suatu hari semasa saya di matrikulasi, bilamana tiba-tiba saya terbaca tajuk artikel di akhbar : MUSTAFA KAMAL ATATURK PENGKHIANAT ISLAM. Saya terperanjat gajah..apa ni?

Perasaan ingin tahu saya mendorong saya membaca artikel tersebut..dan pembacaan saya itu mendorong saya untuk mencari maklumat yang lebih lanjut bagi mempastikan kesahihan bahawa manusia ini pengkhianat agama..(kontra sekali dengan apa yang saya belajar di tingkatan lima).

SAHIH.manusia inilah yang telah menjatuhkan khilafah Uthmaniah di turki..manu

sia inilah yang menjadi talibarut Inggeris dan yahudi menamatkan sistem pemerintahan Islam yang telah diamalkan sejak zaman rasulullah saw..manusia ini jugalah yang telah men’sekular’kan segala sisitem yang ada di turki..manusia inilah yang telah memisahkan ajaran islam dari kehidupan..pendek kata manusia yang bernama Mustafa kamal atatruk ini adalah &%$#@!!!!

Betapa saya telah tertipu..dan saya terasa ditipu dan dikhianati..

Hari ini, setelah lebih dari sedekad saya meninggalkan subjek sejarah di sekolah, saya kembali ingin mempelajari sejarah..bukan untuk lulus peperiksaan, tetapi untuk saya mengenal jatidiri saya dan saya tidak lagi mahu ditipu..

Dalam pencarian (yang baru saja bermula) saya menemui ini :

Sebagai arsitek kemerdekaan, memang Tunku Abdul rahman adalah seorang tokoh yang konsisten pendiriannya tentap konsep Negara sekular. Menurutnya:

“in a previous statement a made on religion I mentioned thet this country is a SECULAR state. It means that it is not a muslim state. Islam is the official in this country, but other religions have a right to play their part as far as religion concern.”

Kata beliau selanjutnya: “ a muslim state for Malaysia is definitely out of question, though the muslims would like to see this happen. We have to consider the other races who have helped the country achieved independence.”

(dipetik dari buku Pemikiran Islam di Malaysia oleh Abdul Rahman haji Abdullah-anda boleh baca selanjutnya dengan menaip nama buku di google books)

Ini menguatkan lagi azam saya untuk mempelajari sejarah terutamanya sejarah negara saya sendiri..kerana saya cintakan negara saya dan saya juga cintakan kebenaran..

Monday, July 13, 2009

TOTAL FAILURE


salam.

well..well..many issues came out lately partly due to the incoming election in manek urai. first, it was about the biasiswa national and the scrapping of 30% requirement of bumiputra share in international company. then come the reverted PPSMI followed by the extravagant style of telling the world he is already 100 days in office and doing a lot of things and last night, the announcement by our TPM that they want to make Manek Urai the agropolitan constituency ONLY IF BN WIN.


the one (actually two)that interested me the most is of course the PPSMI and the biasiswa issue. for me who came from the rural area this two issues are very personal.


Firstly, PPSMI.

personally, it is not about the language per se in this issue. the failure of our government to make good out of this is somehow saddened me. of course there are a lot of pressure regarding the issue of reverting this programme but from what has happened recently we know that this is a failure from day 1 of it implementation. why? instead of improving our children in two front that is english and science/maths, they force our children to move backwards and left behind especially the rural children. the disadvantages that they have was worsened by a poor execution of a good programme. at the end, they are not only inferior in english, maths or science, they are inferior in everything including the education system in their place.


many of us, especially the malays who is always thought to be the worst in english will feel happy when they scrapped the programme but at the same time, they, the government, fail us again. it is obvious that they don't do enough work to make this a success. when i read about our teachers' -partially the black sheep- profiency in english standard was somewhat pathetic (as how they show it), i feel more saddened. what happen with our think tank up there? why such a big programme like this is eventually thrown into the drain after six years. a failure is a failure. there is no such thing as not achieving target.


don't we have enough experts in teaching methodology in our country that can properly draw a good plan for this to be a success in the first place? of course the movement to abolish this programme is justified with this kind of failure. such a good opportunity for our children to get an advantages was ruin by a poorly executed programme. i personally think that there will be no movement to abolish the programme if it was a success. of course everyone will be very happy to see their child proficient in english (i think so).


i really hope that they make good with the announcement of revamping the english teaching strategy in our country. i don't want to here the same old story that our people is not competitive enough to enter the job market due to poor english profiency. i dont want to hear our people that come out from the university dont even have a basic english communication skill.


eventhough many are championing for our language (including the leaders), the reality is our leaders fail us in making sure our mother tongue can succeed even in our country. it is very difficult to go back and to make sure everyone use the language in everything. it is just like barking to a wrong tree. at one side we are trying to preserve our mother tongue but at the other end everything that was done by the leaders was actually destroying the path for us to preserve it. our industries and the big player in our company are already fast becoming an english speaking field that make us left behind if we dont prepare for it. there is the unwritten policy that the job applicants for the international company in our own country must proficient in english.


so what to do..it is a win-lose-lose for us


at the end of the day, it was all about a poor management and poor leadership again.


to be continued...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ANTARA DUA MASJID




“abang, tengok tuh…” muncung bibir saya mengunjukkan sepasang pengantin baru sedang bergambar dengan baju pengantin mereka di perkarangan sebuah masjid..posing dengan macam-macam gaya ala-ala model majalah pengantin gitu…saya kira pasangan ini baru berkahwin mengupah khas jurugambar professional untuk merakamkan detik-detik indah awal bergelar suami isteri…
Tidak lama selepas itu, datang pula sepasang lagi pengantin, yang perempuan lengkap dengan kebaya mendedahkan tangan melalui kain lace yang jarang..lelaki segak pulak menutup aurat dengan baju melayu bersampin dan bertengkolok..

Ya..masjid itu sentiasa dikunjungi orang ramai..yang ingin melihat ‘keindahan’ dan ‘kilauan kristal’nya…dengan replica masjid-masjid terkenal diseluruh dunia..tidak kurang ramai juga yang kagum dengan senibinanya…hatta pelancong dari luar negara juga tidak melepaskan peluang mengunjungi masjid tersebut dengan skirt pendek dan t-shirt tanpa lengan..(mungkin di beri jubah sebelum masuk ke dalam ruang solat)
Pengunjung masing-masing dengan kamera di tangan berposing di segenap penjuru masjid dan perkarangannya..sekumpulan remaja lelaki dan perempuan bergaul mesra bergambar bersama-sama..

Timbul persoalan di benak saya (dan suami) apa tujuan sebenar orang-orang ini singgah di sini? Untuk solatkah? atau tujuan utamanya untuk bergambar kenang-kenangan..solat itu hanya sampingan pelengkap syarat..?

Seusai solat asar, kami pun meneruskan perjalanan..





Asar keesokan harinya, saya bersama ibu dan ayah singgah untuk solat di sebuah masjid yang sudah biasa kami singgahi..masjidnya biasa-biasa..tipikal masjid di ceruk kampong..dari luar tiada apa yang kelihatan istimewa..tiada ‘kristal’..tiada taman tamadun..tiada yang ‘sudi’ merakamkan kenangan terindah mendirikan ‘masjid’ di situ (malah saya kelihatan janggal dan ganjil merakamkan gambar di perkarangan masjid)..hanya ada pepohon yang redup dan sebuah pondok kecil untuk pengunjung berehat-rehat seusai solat..sunyi..

namun..saya terasa damai di situ..azan berkumandang sejurus selepas kami tiba..berbondong-bondong pelajar sekolah agama rakyat (terletak di belakang masjid) datang untuk berjemaah..solat saya terasa lebih nikmat dan indah berbanding dgn asar hari sebelumnya..

saya mengambil kesimpulan mudah..antara dua darjat….

1. Masjid yang asasnya dibina untuk tujuan mengabdikan diri kepada ALLAH, ia akan terus-terusan berfungsi sebagai tempat hamba ALLAH mendekatkan diri kepadaNya..ia akan sentiasa dihiasi oleh amal2 yang indah..suasananya akan terus makmur dan damai..
2. Masjid yang asas dan tujuan asalnya dibina untuk tujuan pelancongan..dibina dengan tujuan bermegah2 (kononnya masjid itu indah dan ‘berkilau2’ pada waktu malam umpama Kristal) ia terus-terusan akan berfungsi sebagai tempat pelancongan..manusia datang bukan dengan tujuan utamanya untuk beribadah kepada ALLAH swt, tetapi datang semata-mata untuk ‘mengagumi’ keindahan sementara ciptaan manusia yang baharu..kilauan dan sinarnya tidak mungkin akan dapat dilihat sehingga ke langit yang ke tujuh..


Saya bernekad di dalam hati..saya tidak mahu lagi menyinggahi masjid yang dibina untuk tujuan pelancongan dan bermegah-megah..saya hanya mahu singgah dan solat di rumah ALLAH yang mulia…

Wallahua’lam..:)

Monday, July 6, 2009

KISAH SEBATANG POKOK DAN SEORANG MANUSIA


assalamualaikum...

sejak sebulan lalu setiap pagi dan petang saya berjalan kaki dari rumah ke tempat kerja (exercise le kononnya). saya tidak pernah perasan 'kewujudan' dua batang pokok di tepi jalan (depan rumah saya) sehinggalah beberapa minggu selepas saya mula berjalan.

mulai hari itu, setiap kali saya pergi dan balik saya akan sentiasa merenung dan berfikir tentang pokok-pokok itu..

dua pokok ini sudah pun mati pada hakikatnya...tiada lagi dedaun hijau yang keluar darinya..pohon itu juga kekeringan...

tapi kan...

ada banyak tumbuh-tumbuhan lain yang menumpang hidup padanya...memberikan kehijauan pada pokok yang telah mati itu...

lalu setiap kali saya memandang pokok itu, fikiran saya terlayang membandingkan nasib pokok itu dengan nasib saya..


pokok itu walaupun sudah mati, dia tetap dapat memberikan kehidupan kepada tumbuh-tumbuhan lain...

jika saya mati hari ini, bisakah saya terus memberikan kehidupan pada orang lain?

pokok itu walau telah mati, masih ada yang sudi hidup dan memberikan rona hijau pada batang tubuhnya..

jika saya mati pada hari ini, adakah amal saya yang bisa memberikan 'kehidupan' kepada saya sepanjang perjalan alam barzakh menuju alam
akhirat?


"Apabila mati seseorang anak Adam, terputuslah amalannya kecuali tiga perkara, sedekah jariah, ilmu yang diambil orang manfaatnya dan anak yang soleh mendoakannya."
(Hadis Riwayat Muslim)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

THE FLOATING PRAYING MAT!!


Many of us should notice this news circulating around since last saturday. the alleged floating praying mat picture that was alleged being taken by someone from Negeri Sembilan. it happened in the infamous Masjid Kristal. the famous masjid for tourist who come there just to take the picture.


i'm quite amused with the response from the state religious and information deputy committee chairman regarding the alleged incidence. of course there is no such thing as miracle in the hand of ALLAH and i have no qualm to accept it as something that really happen. the problem is the response that comes after the alleged incidence that fascinate me the most. the Terengganu chief imam use this incident to as a stepping stone to remind every muslim not to neglect their prayers the other guy there has other ideas and i'm agree with him for that.


of course what the imam said is true enough especially to everyone who come to the mosque just to have a look and sightseeing. i did notice that many who came to the mosque arejust coming to take picture. with a lack of respect towards thismosque, they come in buses with their aim just to have a picture or two there. they use the compound to have a rest and even dating. coples taking picture here and there. tourist going into the mosque for sightseeing is just something that i personally not very comfortable with.


we read the statement from the guy below will make us somehow clear what is actually the purpose of building this mosque in the first place. with all the speculation behind this mosque project and how its end up right now i'm afraid this mosque will loss it true function for ibadah and become a symbol for tourism. this makes me remember the similarity with another mosque more than 1400 years ago.

wallahua'lam


i'm quoting this from THE STAR 2 July 2009

"State religious and information deputy committee chairman Muhammad Ramli Nuh said the department was also keen to contact others who had witnessed the incident. “This is an interesting development and we want to get more facts and evidence from eye-witnesses,” he said yesterday.
He said the woman, who happened to visit Crystal Mosque, could provide crucial information as she was the first to capture the phenomenon.
“We want to authenticate whether she took the photograph or obtained it from a third party.”
Muhammad Ramli said the unexplained event could be a divine sign, thus more details were required to enable the state religious department to do the necessary.
“If it actually happened, it could bring about a positive development for Crystal Mosque. Visitors would start making a beeline to the site if the facts and the photograph could be authenticated by a religious body,” he said.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SAKIT TERUJUK (REFERRED PAIN)



argh..tetiba mata saya terasa seperti sakit..sakitnya pula menular sehingga ke pelusuk hati..(macam referred pain pulak)
mata saya bukan ditusuk besi hatta dimasuki habuk sekalipun..
tetapi mata saya terasa sakit apabila seorang ibu membawa masuk anaknya ke dalam bilik konsultasi saya dengan tudung putih di kepala tetapi memakai t-shirt hijau yang kecil (bodyfit) dan lengannya yang panjang itu terdedah sampai ke bahu..Ugh!! sungguh menyakitkan mata saya..
selesai saya memeriksa anaknya yang kurang sihat, saya menyerahkan preskripsi ubat..
"dik, doktor nak tegur sikit, harap adik tak marah ye..."
spontan dengan wajah kehairanan dia memandang wajah saya..
"tak salah adik nak pakai t-shirt dengan jeans..dengan syarat menutup aurat..lain kali, pakailah t-shirt lengan panjang dan longgar, ye.."
langsung dia tersipu-sipu..

sungguh, waktu itu saya langsung tidak boleh menahan mulut saya ini dari menegur..tak cukup rasanya menidakkan yang mungkar itu sekadar didalam hati..ntah dari mana saya memperolehi kekuatan untuk bersuara..

fullstop.

saya tidak boleh fullstop di sini...

semasa saya google image mencari gambar wanita melayu, penemuan saya telah menyebabkan saya hampir mendapat serangan jantung...tertera gambar2 wanita2 remaja melayu yang beraksi lucah dan bogel (saya tidak sengaja, ya..)

APA AGAKNYA SUDAH TERJADI DENGAN ANAK2 PEREMPUAN KITA ?

Allahuakbar....

saya tidak boleh fullstop di sini..kita tidak boleh fullstop di sini..banyak lagi perkara lain yang perlu kita lakukan untuk mencegah kemungkaran ini!!

(nafas saya kembali lega bila saya google search 'wanita islam')

TERLAJAK..TERLANJUR..TER..ERRR....


ibu hamil itu masih lagi muda..seusia dengan anak saudara saya..saya membelek buku antenatal berwarna merah jambu itu..
tertulis di dalamnya "refer doctor for uterus larger than date" lalu saya menyemak tarikh akhir haidh ibu hamil tersebut..
"anak sulung, ya dik?" tanya saya.. dia mengangguk tanpa bersuara..
"tarikhnya pasti ke dik?"
"pasti doktor.." suaranya seperti teragak-agak mahu menjawab..
saya semak tarikh perkahwinan..
"baik dik, adik baring..saya akan buat pemeriksaan"
hasil dari palpation saya dapati saiz perutnya tidak selari dengan tarikh akhir haidh yang diberi..lalu saya terus melakukan ultrasound..mana tahu, kot-kot twin pregnancy..tapi hasilnya sangat mengecewakan saya..
sebaik sahaja ibu muda tadi kembali duduk di kerusinya, dimulakan dengan menarik nafas panjang saya mula bertanya..
"dik, kalau ikut tarikh akhir haidh yang adik beri, sekarang adik mengandung 8minggu.." saya 'pause' untuk beri ruang ibu muda itu 'bernafas'..kemudian saya sambung, "tapi bila kita buat pemeriksaan dan ultrasound scan doktor dapati bayi dalam kandungan adik sudah pun berusia 20 minggu.."
saya perhatikan reaksinya..nampak masih lagi selamba...
"kalau ikut tarikh kahwin, adik baru dua bulan bernikah, betul kan?" saya menduga..
"betul doktor.."
"sekarang ni doktor nak tanya adik..doktor minta adik bercakap benar..adik mengandung sebelum nikah k?" saya bertanya direct...dia tertunduk..

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saya bekerja di sebuah tempat yang di consider pedalaman..kampung..taraf sosioekonomi penduduknya rendah..bukannya di bandar besar..mahu ke alor setar pun mengambil masa lebih kurang sejam..kalau di ajak saudara mara atau kawan2 bertandang ke rumah pun ramai yang bersungut jauh...

saya baru 2 tahun di sini..tetapi, kes-kes seperti di atas seringkali saya temui..dah tak terbilang dah rasanya...(fed up pun ada bila jumpa kes-kes macam ni)

semak otak saya memikirkan apakah ayat-ayat terbaik utk saya sedarkan mereka ini bahawa mereka telah melakukan dosa besar iaitu berzina..sakit hati bila melihat muka selamba takde rasa bersalah/malu bila kita sebutkan bahawa zina itu dosa besar..(buleh rilekk sengih selambe dekk)

ada tak sesiapa yang boleh bagi idea yang PRAKTIKAL kepada saya?

hakikatnya perkara yang telah berlaku telah pun berlaku..ibarat kata pepatah..terlajak perahu boleh di undur..terlajak laku, binasa badan...

yang penting, remaja2 seperti ini harus ditanam dalam hati dan minda mereka kesedaran untuk bertaubat dengan taubat nasuha..kesedaran untuk tidak mengulangi zina..dan kesedaran untuk memelihara dan mendidik anak luar nikah yang dikandungnya (anak itu suci, tidak berdosa) mengenal ALLAH..mengenal dosa dan pahala..mengenal syurga dan neraka..mengenal musuh (nafsu dan syaitan durjana)..

tidak guna memarahi, meleteri mereka..

tidak guna si ibu atau si bapa mengamuk2 membuang anak, membuang saudara...kerana amukan seperti itu hanya akan menambahjauhkan jarak mereka dan menyukarkan perjalanan taubat mereka...

jangan dihina remaja2 ini..dekati mereka..cuba bermesra dengan mereka..berikan nasihat yang lembut tetapi tegas..

saya menarik nafas panjang...saya renung mata ibu muda tadi..dengan harapan dia sedar dan menyesal dengan apa yang dia telah lakukan..saya doakan, rumahtangga yang didirikan bersama suaminya itu tidak berantakan di pertengahan jalan..saya mendoakan mereka suami isteri bertaubat dengan taubat nasuha..saya juga mendoakan, anak yang bakal lahir itu akan membesar menjadi mujahid/mujahidah pembela ISLAM dan umat (walaupun lahir dari perhubungan yang dimurkai ALLAH)..

saya terkenangkan dua anak dara saya di rumah, " Ya ALLAH...peliharalah dan lindungilah anak-anakku...tiada sebaik-baik pelindung melainkan Engkau, wahai Tuhan Yang Maha Agung.."

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BARAQAH a.k.a UMMU AIMAN - wanita ahli syurga


We do not know precisely how the young Abyssinian girl ended up for sale in Makkah. We do not know her ‘roots’, who her mother was, or her father or her ancestors. There were many like her, boys and girls, Arabs and non-Arabs, who were captured and brought to the slave market of the city to be sold.

A terrible fate awaited some who ended up in the hands of cruel masters or mistresses who exploited their labor to the full and treated them with the utmost harsh ness. A few in that inhuman environment were rather more fortunate. They were taken into the homes of more gentle and caring people.

Barakah, the young Abyssinian girl, was one of the more fortunate ones. She was saved by the generous and kind Abdullah, the son of Abd al-Muttalib. She became the only servant in his household and when he was married, to the lady Aminah, she looked after her affairs as well. Two weeks after the couple were married, according to Barakah, Abdullah’s father came to their house and instructed his son to go with a trading caravan that was leaving for Syria. Aminah was deeply distressed and cried: “How strange! How strange! How can my husband go on a trading journey to Syria while I am yet a bride and the traces of henna are still on my hands.”

Abdullah’s departure was heartbreaking. In her anguish, Aminah fainted. Soon after he left, Barakah said: “When I saw Aminah unconscious, I shouted in distress and pain: ‘O my lady!’ Aminah opened her eyes and looked at me with tears streaming down her face. Suppressing a groan she said: “Take me to bed, Barakah.”

Aminah stayed bedridden for a long time. She spoke to no one. Neither did she look at anyone who visited her except Abd al-Muttalib, that noble and gentle old man. “Two months after the departure of Abdullah, Aminah called me at dawn one morning and, her face beaming with joy, she said to me: “O Barakah! I have seen a strange dream.” “Something good, my lady,” I said.
“I saw lights coming from my abdomen lighting up the mountains, the hills and the valleys around Makkah.”
“Do you feel pregnant, my lady?”
“Yes, Barakah,” she replied. “But I do not feel any discomfort as other women feel.”
“You shall give birth to a blessed child who will bring goodness,” I said.

So long as Abdullah was away, Aminah remained sad and melancholic. Barakah stayed at her side trying to comfort her and make her cheerful by talking to her and relating stories. Aminah however became even more distressed when Abd al-Muttalib came and told her she had to leave her home and go to the mountains as other Makkans had done because of an impending attack on the city by the ruler of Yemen, someone called Abrahah. Aminah told him that she was too grief-striken and weak to leave for the mountains but insisted that Abrahah could never enter Makkah and destroy the Kabah because it was protected by the Lord. Abd al-Muttalib became very agitated but there was no sign of fear on Aminah’s face. Her confidence that the Kabah would not be harmed was well-founded. Abrahah’s army with an elephant in the vanguard was destroyed before it could enter Makkah.

Day and night, Barakah stayed beside Aminah. She said: “I slept at the foot of her bed and heard her groans at night as she called for her absent husband. Her moans would awaken me and I would try to comfort her and give her courage.”

The first part of the caravan from Syria returned and was joyously welcomed by the trading families of Makkah. Barakah went secretly to the house of Abd al-Muttalib to find out about Abdullah but had no news of him. She went back to Aminah but did not tell her what she had seen or heard in order not to distress her. The entire caravan eventually returned but not with Abdullah.

Later, Barakah was at Abd al-Muttalib’s house when news came from Yathrib that Abdullah had died. She said: “I screamed when I heard the news. I don’t know what I did after that except that I ran to Aminah’s house shouting, lamenting for the absent one who would never return, lamenting for the beloved one for whom we waited so long, lamenting for the most beautiful youth of Makkah, for Abdullah, the pride of the Quraysh.

“When Aminah heard the painful news, she fainted and I stayed by her bedside while she was in a state between life and death. There was no one else but me in Aminah’s house. I nursed her and looked after her during the day and through the long nights until she gave birth to her child, “Muhammad”, on a night in which the heavens were resplendent with the light of God.”

When Muhammad was born, Barakah was the first to hold him in her arms. His grandfather came and took him to the Kabah and with all Makkah, celebrated his birth. Barakah stayed with Aminah while Muhammad was sent to the badiyah with the lady Halimah who looked after him in the bracing atmosphere of the open desert. At the end of five years, he was brought back to Makkah and Aminah received him with tenderness and love and Barakah welcomed him “with joy, longing and admiration”. When Muhammad was six years old, his mother decided to visit the grave of her husband, Abdullah, in Yathrib. Both Barakah and Abd al-Muttalib tried to dissuade her. Aminah however was determined. So one morning they set off- Aminah, Muhammad and Barakah huddled together in a small hawdaj mounted on a large camel, part of a huge caravan that was going to Syria. In order to shield the tender child from any pain and worry, Aminah did not tell Muhammad that she was going to visit the grave of his father.

The caravan went at a brisk pace. Barakah tried to console Aminah for her son’s sake and much of the time the boy Muhammad slept with his arms around Barakah’s neck. The caravan took ten days to reach Yathrib. The boy Muhammad was left with his maternal uncles of the Banu Najjar while Aminah went to visit the grave of Abdullah. Each day for a few weeks she stayed at the grave. She was consumed by grief.

On the way back to Makkah, Aminah became seriously ill with fever. Halfway between Yathrib and Makkah, at a place called al-Abwa, they stopped. Aminah’s health deteriorated rapidly. One pitch dark night, she was running a high temperature. The fever had got to her head and she called out to Barakah in a choking voice.

Barakah related: “She whispered in my ear:

‘O Barakah, I shall depart from this world shortly. I commend my son Muhammad to your care. He lost his father while he was in my abdomen. Here he is now, losing his mother under his very eyes. Be a mother to him, Barakah. And don’t ever leave him.’

“My heart was shattered and I began to sob and wail. The child was distressed by my wailing and began to weep. He threw himself into his mother’s arms and held tightly onto her neck. She gave one last moan and then was forever silent.”

Barakah wept. She wept bitterly. With her own hands she dug a grave in the sand and buried Aminah, moistening the grave with whatever tears were left in her heart. Barakah returned with the orphan child to Makkah and placed him in the care of his grandfather. She stayed at his house to look after him. When Abd al-Muttalib died two years later, she went with the child to the house of his uncle Abu Talib and continued to look after his needs until he was grown up and married the lady Khadijah.

Barakah then stayed with Muhammad and Khadijah in a house belonging to Khadijah. “I never left him and he never left me,” she said. One day Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, called out to her and said: “Ya Ummah!” (He always called her “Mother”.) “Now I am a married man, and you are still unmarried. What do you think if someone should come now and ask to marry you?” Barakah looked at Muhammad and said: “I shall never leave you. Does a mother abandon her son?” Muhammad smiled and kissed her head. He looked at his wife Khadijah and said to her: “This is Barakah. This is my mother after my own mother. She is the rest of my family.” Barakah looked at the lady Khadijah who said to her: “Barakah, you have sacrificed your youth for the sake of Muhammad. Now he wants to pay back some of his obligations to you. For my sake and his, agree to be married before old age overtakes you.”
“Whom shall I marry, my lady?” asked Barakah. “There is here now Ubayd ibn Zayd from the Khazraj tribe of Yathrib. He has come to us seeking your hand in marriage. For my sake, don’t refuse.”

Barakah agreed. She married Ubayd ibn Zayd and went with him to Yathrib. There she gave birth to a son whom she called Ayman and from that time onwards people called her “Umm Ayman” the mother of Ayman.

Her marriage however did not last very long. Her husband died and she returned once more to Makkah to live with her “son” Muhammad in the house of the lady Khadijah. Living in the same household at the time were Ali ibn Abi Talib, Hind (Khadijah’s daughter by her first husband), and Zayd ibn Harithah.

Zayd was an Arab from the tribe of Kalb who was captured as a boy and brought to Makkah to be sold in the slave market. He was bought by Khadijah’s nephew and put in her service. In Khadijah’s household, Zayd became attached to Muhammad and devoted himself to his service. Their relationship was like that of a son to a father. Indeed when Zayd’s father came to Makkah in search of him, Zayd was given the choice by Muhammad of either going with his father or staying with him. Zayd’s reply to his father was:

“I shall never leave this man. He has treated me nobly, as a father would treat his son. Not a single day have I felt that I am a slave. He has looked after me well. He is kind and loving towards me and strives for my enjoyment and happiness. He is the most noble of men and the greatest person in creation. How can I leave him and go with you?…I shall never leave him.”

Later, in public Muhammad proclaimed the freedom of Zayd. However, Zayd continued to live with him as part of his household and devoted himself to his service.

When Muhammad was blessed with prophethood, Barakah and Zayd were among the first to believe in the message he proclaimed. They bore with the early Muslims the persecution which the Quraysh meted out to them.

Barakah and Zayd performed invaluable services to the mission of the Prophet. They acted as part of an intelligence service exposing themselves to the persecution and punishment of the Quraysh and risking their lives to gain information on the plans and conspiracies of the mushrikin.

One night the mushrikun blocked off the roads leading to the House of al-Arqam where the Prophet gathered his companions regularly to instruct them in the teachings of Islam. Barakah had some urgent information from Khadijah which had to be conveyed to the Prophet. She risked her life trying to reach the House of al-Arqam. When she arrived and conveyed the message to the Prophet, he smiled and said to her:

“You are blessed, Umm Ayman. Surely you have a place in Paradise.” When Umm Ayman left, the Prophet looked at his companions and asked: “Should one of you desire to marry a woman from the people of Paradise, let him marry Umm Ayman.”

Ali the companions remained silent and did not utter a word. Umm Ayman was neither beautiful nor attractive. She was by now about fifty years old and looked rather frail. Zayd ibn al-Harithah however came forward and said:

“Messenger of Allah, I shall marry Umm Ayman. By Allah, she is better than women who have grace and beauty.”

Zayd and Umm Ayman were married and were blessed with a son whom they named Usamah. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, loved Usamah as his own son. Often he played with him, kissed him and fed him with his own hands. The Muslims would say: “He is the beloved son of the beloved.” From an early age Usamah distinguished himself in the service of lslam, and was later given weighty responsibilities by the Prophet.

When the Prophet migrated to Yathrib, henceforth to be known as al-Madinah, he left Umm Ayman behind in Makkah to look after certain special affairs in his household. Eventually she migrated to Madinah on her own. She made the long and difficult journey through the desert and mountainous terrain on foot. The heat was killing and sandstorms obscured the way but she persisted, borne along by her deep love and attachment for Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace. When she reached Madinah, her feet were sore and swollen and her face was covered with sand and dust. “Ya Umm Ayman! Ya Ummi! (O Umm Ayman! O my mother!) Indeed for you is a place in Paradise!” exclaimed the Prophet when he saw her. He wiped her face and eyes, massaged her feet and rubbed her shoulders with his kind and gentle hands.

At Madinah, Umm Ayman played her full part in the affairs of the Muslims. At Uhud she distributed water to the thirsty and tended the wounded. She accompanied the Prophet on some expeditions, to Khaybar and Hunayn for example.

Her son Ayman, a devoted companion of the Prophet was martyred at Hunayn in the eighth year after the Hijrah. Barakah’s husband, Zayd, was killed at the Battle of Mutah in Syria after a lifetime of distinguished service to the Prophet and Islam. Barakah at this time was about seventy years old and spent much of her time at home. The Prophet, accompanied by Abu Bakr and Umar often visited her and asked: “Ya Ummi! Are you well?” and she would reply: “I am well, O Messenger of Allah so long as Islam is.”

After the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had died, Barakah would often be found with tears in her eyes. She was once asked, “Why are you crying?” and she replied: “By Allah, I knew that the Messenger of Allah would die but I cry now because the revelation from on high has come to an end for us.”

Barakah was unique in that she was the only one who was so close to the Prophet throughout his life from birth till death. Her life was one of selfless service in the Prophet’s household. She remained deeply devoted to the person of the noble, gentle and caring Prophet. Above all, her devotion to the religion of Islam was strong and unshakable. She died during the caliphate of Uthman. Her roots were unknown but her place in Paradise was assured.