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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nik Aziz's 'Diarhhrea of the mind' issue : Right or Wrong?


I have been receiving several interesting comments and viewpoints of those who support PAS's Spiritual Leader Nik Aziz's categorizing UMNO members as 'Orang Utan' for not fulfilling his idea of being the perfect Muslims.

In a sense that opens up a whole lot of cans of worms when one takes it upon himself to judge other Muslims as to whether they are in the same categories of apes and goes on to infer that UMNO members who fail to fit in his criteria of being a first class Muslim or as I see in his view to be of no class at all?

Frankly speaking, who the hell is perfect in all areas?

Not a bloody soul alive!

Even the Greatest of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's Messengers , the Seal of the Prophets, Khatamun Nabiyyi, Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam stands rebuked openly before the entire Creation by Allah Azza Wa Jalla Himself in the Surah Abasa for frowning in displeasure when the blind Sahabah Abdullah ibni Maqtum trespassed into his majlis with the Qureisyi Arab Kaffirs with whom the Blessed Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam was having a dialogue!

Hello!!! We are talking about the greatest ever human being who has been created by the Lord Almighty here!!!

Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam who if not for him, this entire Creation would not have come into being!!!

This is what I learned from my Sufi masters and in which I believe a hundred million percent!!!

It's a matter of Aqeedah and Iman. I don't see any other being who can stand and be compared to Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam in terms of his being the holiest amongst the holy!

In these latter day political circus, we see our fellow Muslims being categorized as being on the same par as the simians just for not ascribing to another's political stance!

It makes no difference to me if it was a country bumpkin speaking at a remote makeshift stall in Ulu whatever or if it was the Grandest of the Grandsyeikhs of whatever Jamaah for all I care!

One does not belittle another Muslim based on political differences! Period!!!

Who the hell are we to judge another in such a broad insulting manner?

It doesn't augur well for a party that claims to be fighting for an Islamic nation!

If this is the way Nik Aziz speaks of my fellow Muslims when he is not even the Prime Minister of this multi faithed, multi ethnic 26 over million peopled nation, heaven forbid as to what else the man might come up with when he actually holds political sway over the rest of us?

I am a Muslim. First and foremost. I am a member of the Ummah of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

I am not crazy about political power even though I am a member of one particular party and used to be of another.

That's my personal choice and I do not have to publicize it as to where I stand?

You see both the flags of UMNO and PAS clearly posted here in my blog's sidebar. What does that tell you?

It means that I support both parties but it does not imply that I stand behind each and every individual's stance in both.

I take to task Abdullah Badawi every now and then because I do not agree with his innovative in introducing that concept of 'Islam Hadhari' for to me it infers that Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam didn't complete his job that here comes Abdullah Badawi to add the term'Hadhari' to his job assignment!!!

Has our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam missed anything when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has clearly attested that He has completed His Favors upon us by revealing this as in the Surah Al-Ma'idah Chapter 5 Verse 3 in the Holy Qur'an?

3. Hurrimat AAalaykumu almaytatu waalddamu walahmu alkhinzeeri wama ohilla lighayri Allahi bihi waalmunkhaniqatu waalmawqoothatu waalmutaraddiyatu waalnnateehatu wama akala alssabuAAu illa ma thakkaytum wama thubiha AAala alnnusubi waan tastaqsimoo bial-azlami thalikum fisqun alyawma ya-isa allatheena kafaroo min deenikum fala takhshawhum waikhshawni alyawma akmaltu lakum deenakum waatmamtu AAalaykum niAAmatee waradeetu lakumu al-islama deenan famani idturra fee makhmasatin ghayra mutajanifin li-ithmin fa-inna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun

3. Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger,
with no inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Abdullah Badawi's attempt to reinvent the wheel so to speak is just like trying to go one up better than the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and that is why to this day I abhor the term of Hadhari being added to an already complete and perfect Faith that is Islam!

It does not mean that I will go on to the extent of categorizing Abdullah Badawi and other 'apple polishers' in the political party with the insulting term of being as an 'orang utan' for that orang utan in the jungle is sinfree unlike the one calling others so!!!

Whomsoever goes on to take that calumnious utterance as a righteous deed or probable cause is equally guilty!

Guilty of associating with that heinous act of the one who goes against the Hadith of Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam as I shared with you in my earlier post!

I reproduce it to you here in actual scans of the authentic Hadith's of the Prophet SAW:

If the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam who has set the standard to be followed by each and every Muslim, male and female ; especially so in this case where one is regarded as the Spiritual Leader of an Islamic Party, then where does that remark or slander of Nik Aziz against his fellow Muslims in UMNO stand when judged according to the Hadith above?

There is no such thing as it being a slight or oversight on his part for he regrets it not in this statement by him as published here. It therefore shows actual malice and a calumny by him. No regrets! No apologies. As at the moment of writing this article.

Let's look at another Hadith of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam concerning this.

What does another relevant Hadith of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam say about that?

So, whom do we obey? Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam or one who has no regrets in going against the Prophet Rahmatulil Alamin?

I don't know about you but I stick to the enjoinments of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam till the moment that my ruuh is taken out of my jasad here and right on to eternity! Insya Allah!

That does not however imply that Zainol Abideen here is a perfect Muslim or whatever?

No sirree!!! By no measure am I even close!

I am just a speck of dust currently in human form who is so grateful to be a Muslim and by Allah am ever striving to improve my self and hope...really hoping to be amongst those upon whom Allah Ar Rahman Ar Rahim favors to have a Husnul Khatimah @ blessed end to my earthly life here, Insya Allah. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

In the meantime as a Caller to Islam, I try my level best to share what I have come to learn and hold to be the truth and nothing but the truth with you here, my readers.

You have the choice and the opportunity to go ahead and do your own studies about what I am sharing here with you and by Allah, the truth is all right here before us.

You have been given the faculty of reasoning by our Creator Allahu Akbar who has blessed us here with this opportunity to study and live our lives according to His Will and Commandments.

Try not to fall prey to the machinations of others who sow the seeds of discontent and ill will amongst us and learn to keep above the fray of those who go all out to grab the seats of power at the expense of the peace and tranquility of our hearts and minds.

This is such a temporal stage of our lives and it saddens me to see my fellow Muslims resorting to such unpleasant ways to project themselves at the expense and ridicule of others.

I bear no malice against my brother Nik Aziz in person but being a fellow Muslim who does not like to see the Ummah quarreling and indulging in name calling as forbidden by Allah Azza Wa Jalla and our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam who asks us to enjoin towards the Ma'aruf and forbid the Mungkar, I am here doing just that within my means.

All I want to see is that both the UMNO and PAS leaders learn to seek areas of co-operation between us Muslims and not fall prey to their bloody big bloated egos that threatens to wreak havoc amongst us just to grab and hold on to the temporary powers that both do seek!

Remember that Saiyidina Izra'il Alaihis Salam comes pay us all a visit 70 times a day and observes our each and every deed or misdeed that is going to determine our station in the Yaum al Barzakh and from there on to the Yaum al Akhirat!

Malaikats Munkar and Naqir are not going to address you as 'Assalamualaikum Tun! Assalamualaikum Tan Sri! Dato Seri!.. or whatever honorifics that you oh so love to emblazon before your names here in this duniya!

Let me share with you here something that not that many online get to learn about.

It is the reading of the Talqin when a Muslim, male or female dies and is buried in his or her grave.

Do take note that the translations here is mine and if there are any mistakes, I ask those who are the learned amongst you to notify me so that I can correct them. Insya Allah.

The imam will start by reciting:

"Blessed be Almighty Allah who is the Eternal and Absolute. God Almighty who has the power to end the life of all that is alive. Almighty Allah who gives life and death to test as to who are the blessed and who be amongst the unfortunates?

Blessed be Allah who makes the grave to be the greatest ever lesson to those who are careless and and as the gravest warning to those still alive.

Remember! All of God's Creation will cease to exist and be destroyed except for Almighty Allah. He who is the Greatest Supreme Power who wields the power to punish and judge when all of us return to face Him, Allahu Ta'ala.

O ............................son of / daughter of .......................... (name of one's mother)
O ............................son of / daughter of .......................... (name of one's mother)
O ............................son of / daughter of .......................... (name of one's mother)

Remember you of the promises of Allah that you have brought with you from this earthly life!

Now you have entered into the world pending the state of Akhirat. (Realm of Barzakh)

You have testified that 'There is no other God worthy of worship in truthfulness save for Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah'!

Remember O ......................... son of / daughter of ........................, when comes to you 2 Malaikats @ Angels who look like you. They are Mungkar and Nakir. Don't you be stressed and afraid! Don't you be sad or worried and don't you be depressed and shocked!

Know this O .............................. son of / daughter of ......................... that Mungkar and Nakir are servants of Allah just as you are a servant of Allahu Ta'ala.

When they ask you to be seated, they will question you.

They will ask:
  • Who is your God?
  • Who is your Prophet?
  • What is your Faith?
  • What is your Guide?
  • What is your Qiblat? (Direction of prayer)
  • Who are your brethren?
  • What is your doctrine?
  • What is your Kalimah that you have brought with you? (Declaration of Faith)
At that time, answer you their questions in as careful and as clear a manner, exactly and correct.
Do not feel nervous, do not be afraid and do not rush yourself. Be calm and collected.

Answer you this way:
  • Allah Ta'ala is my God.
  • Muhammad is my Prophet.
  • Islam is my faith.
  • The Holy Al-Qur'an Al Kareem is my Guide.
  • The Ka'abah is my Qiblat
  • All Muslims are my brethren
  • My doctrine is observing my five daily prayers, fasting in the month of Ramadhan, giving charity and performing my pilgrimage to Makkah which is obligatory upon me.
  • I have brought with me the Kalimah ' La ila ha ill lall Laah. Muhammad dar Rasulullah' which I have uttered all my life till the moment that I died.
O ..........................son of /daughter of.............................(name of one's mother) affirm your heart. This is your biggest test. Remember you that you are now in the Realm of Barzakh (Afterlife) and will remain here till comes the moment when you will be resurrected to gather at the Plains of Mahsyar!

Repent O .........................son of /daughter of .........................(one's mother) that Death is real. The questioning of Mungkar and Nakir is real. Resurrection is real. Gathering of all souls at the Plains of Mahsyar is real. Being judged and accounted for all of one's deeds is real. Drinking at the pool of the Prophet is real. Paradise and Hellfire is real.

Know that Qiyamat ( Doomsday) will be. So will Almighty Allah the Most Powerful resurrect all those who are lying dead in their graves.

Lastly, we wish you farewell and leave you to Allahu Ta'ala. May the Almighty give you respite. It is Allah Himself who can give rest to your heart. We pray that the Almighty will appease your restless heart and have mercy upon your soul, being all alone here in this grave. May the Almighty forgive you your sins and accept your good deeds.

O Allah O Lord. We beseech You and pray to You that this corpse is not put to torture with the dignity of our leader Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Subhana Rabbika Rabbil Izzati Amma Ya Sifuun. Wassalamu Alal Mursaliin. Walhamdu Lillahi Rabbil Aalamiin.

'Qullu Nafsin Zaa Iqatul Maut!' meaning 'Everything that breathes will surely die!'

Allah's Commandment in the Surah Al-'Asr (By Time) Chapter 103 Verses 1-3 in the Holy Qur'an:

1. WaalAAasri

1. By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),

2. Inna al-insana lafee khusrin

2. Verily Man is in loss,

3. Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati watawasaw bialhaqqi watawasaw bialssabri

3. Except such as those who have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (enjoin each other) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.


So dear Brothers & Sisters.

Name calling without cause has no place in Islam save for labeling those who are clearly as what is so obvious. Even then, if possible we must try our level best to not be hasty in our decisions.

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Knows us best. It is to Him that we return to and we need to be ever so watchful of our each and every actions.

To me, Nik Aziz did wrong by such inferring to UMNO members as being alike 'orang utan' whatsoever.

Don't tell me that the acronym for PAS is now 'Parti Ahli Syurga'?

From the looks of it, Nik Aziz sure behaves and believes so even when he is guilty of going against the above posted Hadiths?

I am just sharing with you here as to what I see being an egoistic mistake of one who is revered by many and it is wajib upon us to help our brother or sister to realize their error and return to the fitrah of being good servants of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala irrespective of who they are and whatever position or honorific they have before their name?

As shown in the reading of the Talqin above, Malaikats Mungkar and Nakir would not be bothered about all those earthly titles.

Hope we can all learn from this. Insya Allah.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah. Wassalamualaikum Warahmatulillahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh!


Najmuddin Yusoff said...

Mamu, my comments on this can be read here:


MAHAGURU58 said...

I have read your piece on that from referring to my sitemeter referral links.

I understand that you speak as you do because you support the man and from the looks of it, whatever he says or do is kosher to you.

I leave it to you to show your support to him as it is your right.

I write as I see it and to me no one is infallible.

One reaps what one sows, bro. To me I have my likes and dislikes and I dislike any one who comes across as a Islamic leader resorting to such verbal onslaughts against anyone.

To each their own I say but in this case, it's a bummer according to me.

Take care.

abu hanaan said...

I guess the age and pressure of leading PAS to the GE with such a wafer thin majority are taking their tolls on Nik Aziz. Agreed, he is not infallible just like the rest of us. His utterance proved that he is nothing but a mere mortal. And what kind of mere mortal he has been? He led a state government for 18 years and, until now there is no proof of him taking advantage of his position to accumulate wealth. On that point, he passed one of Allah's biggest test, i.e. power.

He also tabled Kanun Jenayah Syariah Islam Kelantan II upon getting the mandate from his people. Credit where credit's due, Nik Aziz again showed and proved his intention of upholding Shariah.

Please remember that this fallible old man had been battling secularism the whole of his life, and had his own son put under ISA on mere suspicions.

Some of us would have stumbled on the test of power, or, having our beloved son taken away from us. Some may use their position to gain wealth, others may succumb to pressure when their son is under detention minus trial.

May Allah forgive Nik Aziz for whatever mistakes or sins he committed, because I for one may not have the strength that this fallible old man has all these while.

It's time to have a rest, Tuan Guru.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Totally agree with you there Abu.