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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Islam ~ The First and Only Religion from Allah.



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat.

It is important for those of us who are Muslims to know without an iota of doubt that it is only Al Islam that was revealed to us Mankind by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

It is only Islam that was the first and only religion taught to our Father, Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam, the very first Man created by Ar Rahman, our Most Compassionate, Most Merciful Supreme Creator of us all.

In Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2 Verses 1 to 7, Allah the Almighty says:

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1. Alif-lam-meem

1. A.L.M.


2. Thalika alkitabu la rayba feehi hudan lilmuttaqeena

2. This is the Book; In it is guidance sure, without doubt, To those who fear God;


3. Allatheena yu/minoona bialghaybi wayuqeemoona alssalata wamimma razaqnahum yunfiqoona

3. Who believe in the Unseen, Are steadfast in prayer, And spend out of what We have provided for them;


4. Waallatheena yu/minoona bima onzila ilayka wama onzila min qablika wabial-akhirati hum yooqinoona

4. And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, And sent before thy time, And (in their hearts)
Have the assurance of the Hereafter.


5. Ola-ika AAala hudan min rabbihim waola-ika humu almuflihoona

5. They are on (true) guidance, From their Lord, and it is These who will prosper.


6. Inna allatheena kafaroo sawaon AAalayhim aanthartahum am lam tunthirhum la yu/minoona

6. As to those who reject Faith, It is the same to them Whether thou warn them Or do not warn them; they will not believe.


7. Khatama Allahu AAala quloobihim waAAala samAAihim waAAala absarihim ghishawatun walahum AAathabun AAatheemun

7. God hath set a seal On their hearts and on their hearing, And on their eyes is a veil; Great is the penalty they (incur).

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Sadaqallah hal adzhim.

Truthful indeed is Allah, The Most Powerful.

Brothers and sisters,

We who are Muslims must believe totally what Allah, Rabbul Alamin has revealed to us and study in depth as to all the secrets that are contained in the holy verses of the Al Quranul Kareem.

The Blessed Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam has left for us, his various hadiths as additional guidance for us to seek the truth of Al Islam and to ponder over the meanings and guidance for us that are contained in both the Holy Quran and his authentic examples @ His Sunnah.

Learned scholars of Islam over the ages have been expounding to us the secrets that they have uncovered from the tafsirs of the Holy Quran and by their researching the Hadiths of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

For those of us here in this part of the world, we are blessed to have with us, distinguished scholars of Islam such as our learned Professor Dato Dr. Harun Din Al Haj, who to me is amongst the top notch ulamak of this Kingdom of Malaysia.

He is quite articulate in his speech. Seldom gets embroiled in controversial matters. Speaks the truth of Al Islam. Shares his 'Ilm with us, the Jamaah of Muslims, irrespective of our status as citizens of this multifaithed, multi ethnic nation, in as crisp and crystal clear a manner of sharing what he himself has come to study and learn about our deen of Islam.

In the verses of Surah Al Baqarah above, Allah the Almighty shares with us that


2. Thalika alkitabu la rayba feehi hudan lilmuttaqeena

2. This is the Book; In it is guidance sure, without doubt, To those who fear God;

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is telling us that this here @ the Al Qur'an is the very Book of Guidance. He is telling us who believe in Him to get our guidance from the Holy Quran.

How many of us Muslims make it a point to open up the Quran daily and seek the answers for our various problems and challenges that assail us without fail almost with each and every passing second?

We look for answers here and there without realizing the Final, Complete Testament of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that every Muslim household almost always has a copy or more stashed in a cupboard or library and Na'uzubillah, gathering dust on our shelf's.

We who are living in these End Times have before us the internet.

With a keying in of a few alphabets or choice of words plus the correct url into the search engine, voila!...there comes before us on the computer screen almost always the links and websites which could contain whatever information that we were seeking for?

Yet, it is important that we ask our living ulamak such as the learned Prof Dato Dr Harun Din to share with us the context and content in between the meanings of translations of the verses of the Holy Quran whenever we get the chance as I did recently.

Muslims must be firm and rock solid in our Iman and Aqeedah of Al Islam. Islam is the first and only religion revealed from Allah the Almighty Himself to us over the ages.

Do not waver in your belief in Him. Not for a jot or dot!

3. Allatheena yu/minoona bialghaybi wayuqeemoona alssalata wamimma razaqnahum yunfiqoona

3. Who believe in the Unseen, Are steadfast in prayer, And spend out of what We have provided for them;

We are Muslims who believe in the Unseen. The Ghaib. The realm of the Ruuh. The Spirits.

For those of us who have studied or followed the Way of the Tariqahs, we will have come to learn a bit more than the average Muslim about the Yaum al Ghaib through the lectures or bayans of our learned Syaikhs or Mursyids.

Let's stop for a moment and ponder about our selfs?

What are we made up of?

We are Al Insaan. Mankind. We are physical beings but yet we are imbued with a living breathing soul inside of our mortal selfs.

Can we see our soul?

We can't. Yet we know it's there. It's our soul that is keeping us alive.

The second our ajal is up, the Malaikatul Maut @ Sayyidina Izra'il Alaihis Salam will wait not for a second too late or a moment too early to pluck our souls out from our mortal selfs as destined and decreed by Allahu Ta'ala!

That is the Hakikat @ the Reality of our being. We have our living breathing soul @ Ruuh within us. The Unseen. Yet it is there. The minute we are to die, our bodies will return to their fitrah. To decompose and return to the state of the earth from which our Father was made of.

Allah gives us so much yet there are many of us who do not know how to reciprocate towards His endless mercies to us?

We are at times so stubborn and recalcitrant that the Malaikats must be shaking their heads and recollecting the moment when they objected to Allah's announcement to them that He was creating Adam?

This is recorded for eternity in Verse No.30 Surah Al Baqarah :

30. Wa-ith qala rabbuka lilmala-ikati innee jaAAilun fee al-ardi khaleefatan qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona

30. Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create A vicegerent on earth." They said:
"Wilt Thou place therein one who will make Mischief therein and shed blood?--
Whilst we do celebrate Thy praises And glorify Thy holy (name)?"
He said: "I know what ye know not."

You and me were not there when this took place but The Almighty who has created us Knows us best.

He knows that here in these Yaum al Akhir @ The End Times, human beings will be so obstinate and recalcitrant, not wanting to accede and submit to Him by questioning this and that although so many of His Signs stare at us before our very faces?

People like Professor Dato Dr Harun Din have dedicated their entire lives to help us understand our faith better yet there are those who choose to mock and defile or sully his honor just to please their own bloated egos?

My dear fellow Muslims,

We may not be the most knowledgeable persons around, with scrolls of degrees and qualifications filling up our wall space but believe me when I say that when our time is up, all those scrolls and worldly recognitions will come to nothing if we are to be morally, spiritually and educationally bankrupt today for choosing to go the way of the sinners and those who defied Him!

Use the remaining precious moments of our temporal earthly lives here wisely. Seek the truth of Al Islam and when you come to understand it better, put it to use and share the knowledge with others.

Insya Allah, we will stand a better chance in the hereafter.

Till later. Have a good morning. Insya Allah.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

6 comments:

Mr feckry said...

Ingin saya bertanya, adakah kewujudan Islam di nyatakan secara terang da nyata di dalam kita sebelum al-quran (Zabur, Taurat, Injil)?

Saya masih tidak dapat mencari sumber ini. Kerana di dalam injil(newtestament dan Taurat (oldtestament) kesemuanya telah diubahsuai.

Jika tuan mahaguru58 dapat memberi pendapat boleh lah kiranya tuan mahaguru58 sudi berkongsi sumbernya.

Di dalam al-quran memang nyata, sebagai contoh surah al-maidah ayat 3. Tetapi, pada fahaman kristian,al-quran adalah karangan Muhammad s.a.w.

Besar mananya jika dapat terungkai masalah ini.

Alias Mohd Yusof said...

Kadang-kadang kita seperti takut dengan bayang-bayang kita sendiri. Saya suka melihat isu kalimah Allah ini sebagai benda yang positif.

Kenapa kita perlu membuang masa dan tenaga kepada benda yang kurang penting tetapi tidak peduli kepada perkara yang lebih utama.

Sekalipun kita mendapat hak tidak membenarkan orang bukan Islam tidak menggunakan kalimah Allah sebagai nama Tuhan mereka, ini bukanlah jaminannya orang Islam tidak melakukan perbuatan syirik.

Bukan kalimah Allah itu yang penting, tetapi yang lebih penting ialah kita terutamanya orang Islam tidak syirik kepada Allah.

Inilah tujuan Allah menurunkan rasulnya, apabila umat manusia telah menyimpang akidahnya dengan mensyirikkan Allah, Tuhan akan menurunkan rasulNya untuk mengembalikan semula akidah mereka ke landasan yang betul.

Sepatutnya inilah kerja kita yang utama, mewarisi kerja rasul-rasul Tuhan ini.

Bukan sahaja kita tidak berusaha bersungguh-sungguh mengajak secara hikmah orang-orang bukan Islam kepada ajaran yang benar ini, kita juga dalam banyak perkara bersikap konfrantasi dan bermusuhan dengan mereka dengan perkara-perkara yang remeh.

Sudah tentu sikap negatif kita ini hanya akan menjauhkan mereka dari kita. Apalagi hingga sampai orang-orang kita cuba merosakkan gereja dan rumah-rumah ibadat mereka.

Sekalipun tindakan-tindakan keras kita ini mungkin akan dapat menjadikan kita menang dalam pertelingkahan ini. Tetapi sudah tentu ia tidak dapat memenangi hati mereka.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Feckry.

Sepertimana umum sedia maklum bahawa Kitab kitab lama @ Zabur, Taurat dan Injil tidak ada lagi yang ujud didalam ertikata yang sahih dan asli tanpa sebarang pengubahsuaian tangan tangan manusia sesudah di wahyukan Al Quranul Karim kepada Khatamun Anbiya, Sayyidina Muhammad ibni Abdillah, Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Namun, saya berpendapat bahawa kita masih perlu menyelidiki akan perkara ini dan Insya Allah akan saya kaji perkara yang Feckry pohon saya semak ini.

Saya sendiri mahu mencari titik penyelesaian kemelut yang muncul di akhir zaman ini demi mengukuhkan dan memantapkan lagi pegangan dan iktikad kita bahawasanya 'Innad Deen na indAllah hal Islam' adalah BUKTI SAHIH BAHAWASANYA ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALA SENDIRI mengisytiharkan kepada seluruh manusia zaman berzaman bahawa ISLAM inilah yang Ia IKTIRAF sebagai Agama kita!

Tiada lain. Titik Noktah!

Tiada ruang bagi kita selaku Mukmin menerima barang setitik akan kepercayaan lain yang BOLEH MEMBAWA KEPADA KEKUFURAN DAN SYIRIK TERHADAP KEESAAN ALLAHU RABBUL ALAMIN!

Insya Allah akan saya selidiki perkara ini.

Wassalamualaikum.

Friday, 15 January, 2010

Mr feckry said...

Terima kasih, semoga kita sama-sama beroleh ma'anfaat dari ilmu yang di cari. Saya percaya jika masalah ini dapat terungkai tiada lagi kata-kata seperti ni dari mulut musuh Islam,

" kami menyembah Allah yang satu, tetapi pengantara kami adalah nabi Isa a.s."

Assalamualaikum.

hans said...

salam,

Orang katolik sebenarnya sudah mempunyai nama bagi tuhan mereka. nama tersebut adalah YHWH. Jadi kenapa orang catholic sibuk sangat nak guna nama Allah, nama yang maha suci dalam agama Islam. Mereka nak adopt nama Allah dan memberinya konsep triniti, kenapa?. Adalah tanggung jawab orang islam untuk memelihara kesucian nama Allah. Berbalik kenapa orang2 catholic tidak guna nama YHWH dalam bible terjemahan mereka?? Jawapanya mereka (catholic) sendiri dilarang menyebut atau menggunakan nama YHWH (nama tuhan mereka)kononnya bagi menjaga kesucian nama YHWH. Pelik sungguh mereka ini, berbeza dengan orang islam, yg digalakkan menyebut nama Allah dan memuji kesucian dan kebesaran nama Allah, tetapi mereka sebaliknya.

menurut "Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, dated June 29 2008"
rujuk website

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0804119.htm

"By directive of the Holy Father, in accord with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, this congregation ... deems it convenient to communicate to the bishops' conferences ... as regards the translation and the pronunciation, in a liturgical setting, of the divine name signified in the sacred Tetragrammaton," said the letter signed by Cardinal Francis Arinze and Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, congregation prefect and secretary, respectively.

The Tetragrammaton is YHWH, the four consonants of the ancient Hebrew name for God.

"As an expression of the infinite greatness and majesty of God, it was held to be unpronounceable and hence was replaced during the reading of sacred Scripture by means of the use of an alternate name: 'Adonai,' which means 'Lord,'"

......

"Apart from a motive of a purely philological order, there is also that of remaining faithful to the church's tradition, from the beginning, that the sacred Tetragrammaton was never pronounced in the Christian context nor translated into any of the languages into which the Bible was translated."
seterusnya
The two Vatican officials noted that "Liturgiam Authenticam," the congregation's 2001 document on liturgical translations, stated that "the name of almighty God expressed by the Hebrew Tetragrammaton and rendered in Latin by the word 'Dominus,' is to be rendered into any given vernacular by a word equivalent in meaning."

Ini mungkin juga bermakna semasa mubaligh catholic tiba di Borneo mungkin 400-500 tahun dulu, penduduk tempatan pada ketika itu adalah beragama Islam. Apakah kita nak biar sejarah hitam ini merebak di seluruh Malaysia. nama tuhan orang catholic adalah YHWH, tetapi mereka sendiri tidak dibenarkan mengguna nama tersebut, kerana Vatican bimbang nama tersebut tercemar. Apakah kita orang Islam diMalaysia nak biar paderi catholic kebebasan mencemar kesucian nama Allah??

ahong said...

Salam,

Pandangan saya tentang isu ini ada dalam blog saya:

http://movingtoislam.blogspot.com/2010/01/menyingkap-isu-kalimah-allah.html

Kepada Mr Feckry, Injil yang disebut dalam Quran bukannya Bible atau al-Kitab(Bible B. Melayu). Buku Injil sudah tiada. Yang orang Kristian dok rujuk sekarang hanyalah salinan yang dinamakan codex. Itupun tiada satu salinan codex yang 100% sama tulisannya.