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Friday, September 14, 2007

Mr.Wong now knows why Muslims fast?

I am posting here an exchange between a visitor to my blog who commented that after reading my article as to Ramadan-What it's all about?

It's heartening to know that I have helped a fellow being understand why Muslims fast in Ramadan?

This is exactly what I have been striving for all these while?

Sharing information to all about Islam in as clear a manner and as simple as I can to pass the message as to what Islam is and what it is not?

Unfortunately, we have amongst us so many learned Muslims who do not do just that!

Our learned scholars and ulamaks almost always embroil themselves with the nitty gritty of Islamic jurisprudence and academic qualifications that they miss the forest for the trees.

All those wise, learned folks amongst us waste away their life and remaining age with focusing on unnecessary squabbling about 'tauliah' and this and that that they end up not passing on their knowledge to others in the enjoined practical way.

What good is graduating from whatever universities or colleges with all those PhD's, Masters in this and that, Degrees, Diploma's, Certificates, etc when one doesn't spread his or her 'Ilm to all others in as clear a manner as possible?

It's high time to come down from your high horses and share what you know with your Brothers and Sisters, the Children of Adam Alaihis Salam so that they too will benefit from Allah's Final and Complete Instructions to us all by way of the Holy Al-Qur'an Al Kareem and the authentic Hadiths of His Last Messenger to us all, Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Insya Allah.


wong said...

Now finally get to know why :P Thank... I thought it's something like going thru a life like those who are starving so something like that...

Friday, 14 September, 2007

mahaguru58 said...

Glad to have enlightened you Mr.Wong.

Islam is actually a Way of Life that Almighty God Himself, Allahu Ta'ala prescribes for us, his Creation.

He knows us best. Just like a manufacturer.

A manufacturer knows about his product.

What it can do and what it is capable of?

Just like us buying a DVD player.

There are certain kinds of players with certain adaptabilities.

A VCD player can't play a DVD but a DVD can play a VCD.

Human beings can upgrade ourselves to be the best that we can possibly be.

If we do not follow the instruction manual of the manufacturer, chances are that we will spoil the product by misusing it or under utilize the item.

Same situation here with us human beings.

Allah the Almighty created us.

He has been sending Prophets and Messengers to us human beings since Time immemorial to show us the way to reach our best through His teachings sent via the 124,000 over Prophets and Messengers.

Yet like the recalcitrant beings that most of us are, we refuse to obey instructions.

We just fumble along as we please obeying our ego's instead of following His Manual @ the Holy Qur'an.

As a result, life for human beings is as you see it.

Many suffer unnecessarily because the majority of us and our forefathers did not and do not follow God's instructions.

History shows us how certain human beings misuse or misinterpret God's Instructions and deviate from the true path leading to our salvation and success.

The end result is that we end up suffering both here on this world and in the next.

Fasting is an important tenet and principle of Islam.

When we fast, we fast purely for the sake of obeying Allah.

It is not meant to impress anyone or to show that Muslims are sickos or crazy to go starve themselves needlessly!

No. Fasting is an order from Allah to us Muslims.

It is good for us that it helps burn off all the accumulated toxins and unhealthy cholesterol that has piled up in our getting sicker bodies by jump starting our body to trigger burning off those unhealthy stuff stored up inside of us when we stop eating and drinking.

Just like our car running on the spare tank of petrol after the red light comes on.

The engine needs to burn petrol in order to keep working which is sort of the same here with us Muslims fasting.

Doesn't mean that when we fast, we go curl up in a corner and sleep it off.

No way. We go on with our life's but we also realize that this is a month of special extra bonuses and rewards for those of us who follow Allah's instructions.

When we fast, we go all out to take care not to screw up by committing any sin.

No more ogling at the exposed flesh that we see being shown for free in this gone stir crazy society! :P

No more talking bad about Abdullah Badawi and his rhetoric spewing cabinet for a month.

Hehehehe...afraid that it will lessen our fasting rewards.

Minus all those bonus points that Allah promises to those who take care of the standard of their fasts.

So, we have to observe the best behavior of ourselves that we can when we are fasting.

No more honking at the slow dumb ass driver up ahead of us but to try and stay cool reminding ourselves, 'I'm fasting...I'm fasting..' and try to smile at the idiot! :D

Fasting is a month of self control.

It sure helps those of us living here today in this challenging world.

So, Mr.Wong, there's a reason why Islam has certain guidelines on how to live as a Muslim.

There is a reason why we need to believe in only ONE GOD?

There is a reason why we need to pray 5 times a day?

There is a reason why we need to fast during Ramadan?

There is a reason why we must give charity @ 2.5% out of our excess incomes?

There is a reason why we must travel to Makkah and perform our Hajj?

Islam has all the valid reasons why it is as it is?

It is from our Creator and He knows us best.

As long as we put it to practice, we can rest assured that we will get the benefits from following the instruction manual of our Maker which has been revealed to us in complete form by the Last Messenger of God, a 1400 over years ago in Makkah, Arabia.

It is up to us to go learn from the manual and to put it to practice in order to gain the maximum benefits from the instructions.

Thank you for your comment.

Feel free to write to me and ask anything that you wonder about Islam?

God willing, I might be able to help you out.

Take care and have a nice life.

May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

Friday, 14 September, 2007

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