Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Its now the 1432nd year in the Muslim Calendar after Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam's migration from Makkah al Mukarramah to Madinah al Munawwarah, in escaping the Qureyshi Kaffir Pagan Arabs persecution to his successful setting up of the first ever Dar al Islam.
Today, Muslims of Malaysia are facing all kinds of trials and tribulations as a result of living in these Last Ages.
Despite a superficial change of attire and adopting of Islamic tenets and practices, a large majority of the Malaysian Muslim ummah exhibit a level of ignorance about the faith that is quite disturbing.
It worries me to see the Muslim youths of Malaysia especially those from the Malay community who are the highest contributors to the growing scourge of maksiat that is destroying the reputation of a people who were once known for their strict adherence to the Sunnah of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and respected for their social courtesy and inherited age old Malay traditional and ancestral customs.
The statistics of crime amongst the population of this country shows the highest number of cases to be from the Malays. Not to say that the Non Malays are all angels or what but the alarming number of more Malay youths and adolescents turning to crime and sin despite them being born as Muslims is a cause for concern.
Celebrating Ma'al Hijrah year in year out as what the authorities here in Malaysia never fail to do is just a futile exercise in putting up a grand show of portraying that this country is ruled according to Islamic Syariah when in actuality it isn't!
Yes, they will pass out awards and honors to this and that individual as the 'Icon of Ma'al Hijrah' but honoring one person and neglecting the millions of Muslims nationwide here in Malaysia is just a gimmick that does not do anything to improve the lot of the Muslims of Malaysia.
The Malaysian Government especially those in the Prime Minister's Department handling the Islamic Affairs of this country ought to really get down to the basics of Dakwah al Islamiyyah.
What they are doing at the moment is just wasting precious resources on make believe concert shows, events, seminars and other pretentious occasions which tend to fend more for those who think that they are doing the ummah a very big favor here in Mamluk al Malaisie when in reality they are just putting up a grand ole show of being holy and what not?
Millions of ringgits are being wasted on projects and programs which do not really tackle the rot taking place in the Malaysian ummah.
Youths are engaging in sin and dumping illegitimate babies here and there without fail whilst those involved adopt a false sense of godliness, dressed in hijab, etc yet engage in maksiat like nobody's business!
The highest number of infanticide as a result of spiraling cases of sex outside marriage is the work of the masses of Malay youths here in Bolehland.
Abuse of the social networking and instant messaging systems online also lends a very big part in the social decline of our Malay Muslim community.
The culprits are usually those Malays studying in colleges and universities plus those who are even just at the secondary school levels and we have even had cases of 12 year olds caught engaging in illegal sexual activities.
The usual knee jerk reactions come from those who claim to be the authorities but usually turn up before the media press conferences when matters have already gone out of hand and out of their control.
You will then see these smart alecs mouth off as if they are the heaven sent to solve these problems when in actuality they are just full of hot air and after the brouhaha is over, settle back to being what they usually do?
That is wait until the next opportune moment comes for them to shove their mugs before the TV cameras and command once again the political limelight to highlight themselves and pretend to be the great saviors of this nation.
These are the ones who ought to really make the Hijrah to really and truly perform their jobs to which they have been appointed and really earn their fat salaries and perks?
Celebrating the Islamic New Year but doing nothing really constructive to improve the Islamic knowledge and awareness of this country's Muslims means nothing much if we are to observe the same old lethargy set in again into the hearts and minds of Malaysia's Muslim ummah as a result of the failure of those who are paid to see to it that Islam is not only said to be observed here but really seen to be put to practice in the true and real sense of the word!
All the Malay Sultans who are said to be the Keepers of the Islamic Faith here in Malaysia must really get off their thrones every now and then and see to it that the Islamic Syaria is upheld in their respective State's Constitution and Administration.
The Syaria Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala must be observed and upheld in this country if we are to really see a true Hijrah from the Age of Jahiliyyah plaguing this nation to be practiced here in this so called Muslim nation!
Failing which, just wait for the day when disaster will befall this going ignorant populace of Malaysia who despite sporting a Muslim code of dress fail to really live as true and proper Muslims in real life.
The ones who claim to be entertainers and artistes frolicking as they damn well please in all manners of shows and concerts do so because the very authority who is supposed to be in charge of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Multimedia has failed to keep them in check!
They often grace and officiate such sinful events where shows full of maksiat are started with the Basmallah and Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and scantily clad ignorant females often sing praises to Allah the Almighty for having won this and that maksiat filled talent contests?
With such ignorants leading the nation in celebration of the endless string of concerts and talent shows, do we even need to wonder as to the deteriorating levels of Islamic knowledge or awareness amongst the hedonistic loving Malays?
How can these great pretenders claim to be the Ulul Amri when they can't even get their wives to cover her aurat and code of modesty? Classic case of the jahiliyyah's leading the nation, eh? Hypocrites of the lowest levels!
Don't waste your time worrying. Serves no purpose, really for some smart alec will come forward and claim that it is darurat and so on because they want to please the voters and anything that might dampen the enthusiasm of the masses might mean fewer votes at the ballot box?
As if that's all there is to living this temporal life here on Earth?
True Muslims will know that Al Maut will come descend on us at any one time between the 5 daily solats!
Do those in power really care about all these?
No sirree! Even after their hairs have turned grey and their joints get infirm, they are still clamoring for the seats of power and position. Never do they bother to care or worry what will they have to say to Allahu Rabbi when their ajal is up and they need to go, not being able to postpone their deaths for one split second?
Nahh! As history will prove over and over again, they will still want to wage their last remaining breaths here on Earth to grab on to those vestiges of power that is fueled by nothing but Nafs and Wahn.
By all means, do celebrate the 1432nd Ma'al Hijrah.
Yet, please make your own personal migrations to be better Muslims.
Observe all the tenets and principles of our Islamic faith and live your lives as if you will be living for a thousand years but also prepare for your deaths as if today's your last day here on Earth?
I call upon all our Muslim leaders and heads of government to practice what Islam calls upon us to do and make this 1432nd Ma'al Hijrah a year to remember and turning point in our lives to obey Allahu Ta'ala and His Messenger, Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in the true sense of the word and stop committing maksiat in all areas of our temporal life's here on Earth.
Verily, Allahu Rabbul Alamin has clearly proclaimed that He will not change our fate till we change it ourselves with our Iman and Amals!
Surah Ar Raad Chapter 13 Verse 11:
TransliterationLahu muAAaqqibatun min bayni yadayhiwamin khalfihi yahfathoonahu min amri Allah * Inna Allaha la yughayyiru ma biqawmin hattayughayyiroo ma bi-anfusihim wa-itha aradaAllahu biqawmin soo-an fala maradda lahu wamalahum min doonihi min wal
Muhsin KhanFor each (person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him.They guard him by the Command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah). But when Allah wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.
May Allah the Almighty bless and guide us all to be amongst His most gracious and grateful servants.
Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.
Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.