In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Dear brothers and sisters.
I do hope that you are in the best of health and Iman as per your positions as Muslims, those who have submitted to none but the only true God Almighty, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Rabbal Alamin.
The general situation affecting the lives of Muslims both here in Malaysia and elsewhere around the planet Earth is that we are deemed to be weak and disunited.
It's absolutely true for many amongst us are bloody egoistic and narcissistic! Why is this so?
Maybe it's because the general environment out there amongst the society nowadays is becoming more self centered?
No one really bothers to care and show mercy or compassion towards others in the truest sense of the word.
Usually the tendency will be to think of what rewards will await those who do react or respond sincerely at first but along the way develop such self appeasing characteristics due to the interference of certain quarters who over appreciate and over adulate the civic minded ones amongst us?
In a way, media exposure tends to turn good natured folks amongst us into glamor puss's.
Whatever genuine good nature that had sprouted in their hearts and minds soon gives way for false sense of pride to set in and eventually destroy those good souls bit by bit till they no longer care or feel any pity for the unfortunates amongst us.
My advice to them and my own self would be to constantly turn towards the Almighty in repentance and redeem ourselves in the Eyes of our Creator by seeking His Forgiveness for our excesses and slip up's.
Bloggers can also do their good deed for society by publishing only content that encourages goodwill and refrain from engaging in hearsay and libel. The choice of words that we use in expressing ourselves if foul will one day return to haunt us.
As responsible citizens of this multi ethnic, multi faithed country, we do have a role to play in disseminating information amongst the cyber citizens of the Malaysian if not global blogosphere.
Lately, I sense a wave of racism spreading even amongst the so called Muslim bloggers and commentators.
One favorite target of these holier than thou bloggers and commentators is the beleaguered BN Perak MB Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir.
Just because he is dark skinned, he gets ridiculed by almost everyone and I am surprised to see such insults showered upon Datuk Zambry by bloggers whom I thought were more mature and balanced with a fair sense of Islamic background in their persons?
Looks like we still have Jahiliyyah's amongst us today who still think that Islam belongs to this and that race or ethnicity?
What a bummer! Some folks have yet to fully understand that Islam belongs to every son or daughter of the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam and that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala doesn't differentiate between us by virtue of the color of our skin but based upon the levels of our Iman and Amals!!!
Sayyidina Bilal the Ethiopian slave was preferred by Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam to be the first Muezzin of Islam and in the Isra' and Mikraj miraculous Night journey of our blessed Prophet to the 7 heavens, Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam said that he heard the footsteps of Sayyidina Bilal precede him in Jannatul Firdaus!!!
What does that tell you O racists amongst us?
Sayyidina Bilal Radhiallahu Anhu, a black slave was acknowledged by Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam himself to be worthy of appreciation by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Himself that Allah Azza Wa Jalla recognized Sayyidina Bilal's steadfast Iman and his Amals which would put all ye racists to shame if ever be compared as to who is much more higher in status before Ar Rahman?
Do not backbite and speak ill of your fellow Muslim for it will be used to judge you later in the Yaum al Mahsyar!
11. Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo la yaskhar qawmun min qawmin AAasa an yakoonoo khayran minhum wala nisaon min nisa-in AAasa an yakunna khayran minhunna wala talmizoo anfusakum wala tanabazoo bial-alqabi bi/sa al-ismu alfusooqu baAAda al-eemani waman lam yatub faola-ika humu alththalimoona
11. O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.
12. Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo ijtaniboo katheeran mina alththanni inna baAAda alththanni ithmun wala tajassasoo wala yaghtab baAAdukum baAAdan ayuhibbu ahadukum an ya/kula lahma akheehi maytan fakarihtumoohu waittaqoo Allaha inna Allaha tawwabun raheemun
12. O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it...But fear Allah. For Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.Surah Al Hujurat Chapter 49 Verses 11 and 12, Al Qura'nul Karim.
1. Waylun likulli humazatin lumazatin
1. Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and-backbiter,
2. Allathee jamaAAa malan waAAaddadahu
2. Who pileth up wealth and layeth it by,
3. Yahsabu anna malahu akhladahu
3. Thinking that his wealth would make him last for ever!Surah Al Humaza ( The Scandal Monger) Al Quran Chapter 104 Verses 1 to 3
Dear brothers and sisters,
At the end of the day, who are we quarreling against?
Is the spoils of this world so much so that we can greedily dismiss off the rights of others?
Just how much can one stuff his or her stomach full of the delights and delicacies of this world?
Frankly speaking, just after the throat and into the gullet, once the juices and goodness is digested and absorbed it becomes nothing but foul stinking material ready to be processed into najis that will just be feces ready to be purged from one's bowels!
So is this earthly wealth, power and position that so many are clamoring and fighting over so bitterly that many waste not a second in castigating their fellow Muslims and other children of Adam as if that is the most important thing to their miserable temporary life's here?
I try my best to refrain from touching on political issues as best as I possibly can for I prefer to involve myself and blog about Islamic affairs.
Yet at times I am driven to raise my point of view and try bring about a return to fair practices of blogging amongst the blogging fraternity.
Muslims no matter who they are and whatever political affiliations they may have and hold personally have no cause to engage in mud slinging and resort to name calling against one another which is forbidden by the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
Seriously, I think it's preposterous for the ummah here in Malaysia and elsewhere to be so caught up in this political warfare that many resort to going overboard in quarreling over something that takes out so much of their peace of mind and turn them into inhuman creatures, devoid of care and compassion towards their fellow beings!
I'm not saying that politics is not important! I'm just wishing that those amongst us who are involved in it to be aware that each and everyone of us are living in a very limited time frame.
No one knows as to when one's time is up?
What are we going to show Allah as our deeds when our soul is taken away from our mortal body?
You know just what your book of records has in it?
Each and everyone of us are fully aware and conscious as to what we have done and whether we merit to receive Allah's Mercy or His Wrath?
Are we ready to meet our Maker with all these scandals and political circus brewing amongst us?
Our constant nitpicking and scandalizing each and everything that our brother or sister in Islam is doing?
The constant curses and insults flowing in blogosphere that would make even a sea hardened old sailor blush with shame upon listening to the insults and foul venom being plastered upon just every other person but the blogger him or herself?
This is not right dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat!
Do not take chances with your future in the hereafter!
This earthly existence is so temporary. So fragile!
At any minute now, anyone of us can just drop dead. El finito!
Sayonara! Sariyya pocchi! Khalas! That's it!
Do you still dare to risk squandering your Iman and Amals on the quest to be this and that here when your eternal future is at risk in the Yaum al Qiyamat?