Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Wahhabi Myth

1.A few nights ago i had a short chat or argument with someone in msn. That person happens to be a lady who is not happy with my post and she felt that the post was directly reflecting to her.

2. To protect her identity i shall not reveal her name.

3. I told her the main reason i post and create a blog on the wahabi myth is on defence of scholars like Syeikul Islam ibnu Taimiyah,ibnu Qayyim, the muhaddith Albani, the late grand mufti of saudi arabia Abdul aziz bin baz and many others scholars of the sunnah which was label as wahabi.

4.They were among the scholars that were label as 'Wahabi' for refusing to commit and commdeming acts of shirk and innovation in the religion.

5. I futher explain that i pity our asatizah who have gotten their B.A and M.A from riyadh or madinah and were label as Wahabi by the community.

6. I don't blame her for being offended as she told me that we had an argument about this before. She used to told me that the wahabis and people from muhammadiyah didnt do maulid, kenduri tahlil etc. She futher told me that the Wahabis didnt believe in ijma(consensus of opinion) and qiyas(anology).

7. I did my research and found out most of what she say is not true. Apart from her views they are many other myth going on the internet about wahabism. In the west wahabism is asscociated with terrorism. The Sufi view wahabism as a group of Muslim who condemns them from asking help from the saints etc. I shall expose the myth in another new blog of mine which is under construction at

8. For the mean time i advice readers to do your research before spurting wrong information. There is a war of ideology going on between the 'Salafi' and 'Sufi'. When doing your research read directly from the source. E.g when you want to learn or research about Sufism, read from the 'masters' of sufism like Abdul Hamid Ghazali or Abdul Qadir Jalaini. If you want to research about the Salaf Or 'Wahabi'( a term given by the opposition of the salaf) do the same. Read books written by the mujtahid like Syeikul Islam Ibnu Taimiyah or Muhammad Abdul Wahab etc.

9. As i update my blog, our Muslim brothers and sister are being massacred by the Israeli Army. I will not focus too much on petty issues raised by some of the community. There are more important events that are going on that need to be change and stop. At the end of your research and whatever your findings i hope we will understand ourself better and stay united against the enemy of Islam.

10. After the conversation with her i was really upset with the kind of arguments we made. I would expect a madrasah and university graduate to explain her perception on religion with justifications ( dalil & nas) but sad to say her arguments is filled with emotions . Moreover, she belittled me dat the formal and informal education that i have gone through from the muslim organisations in Singapore is of no match from her university. See what she wrote (in malay):

''senang kate kn,mayb d prob dat lies betwen us psl awk belajar dari tpt lain n whereby myself i learn frm basic to the advance level dari madrasah,n for ur case, awk blaja frm other religious agency n cara dan ilmi pengetahuan yg disampaikan pd kte byk yg berbeza,babtu timbulnye pelbagai percanggahan ant kte,''

Wow!! She proclaimed that she learn from basic to advance level but she failed to provide strong evidence from authentic sources.. Allah mentioned in the Quran:

''O you who believe! Let not some man among you laugh at others; it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former)'' (Al-Hujurat:11)

''Hai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah sekumpulan orang laki-laki merendahkan kumpulan yang lain, boleh jadi yang ditertawakan itu lebih baik dari mereka. ''(Al Hujurat:11)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Misconception: Muslims Hate Jesus

1. Living in a beautiful multi racial and religious country in Singapore it is quite suprising for me to hear that there are some sterotype of people who thinks that Muslims hate Jesus!? I find this pretty ironic.

2. Many non-Muslims are surprised to find out that according to Muslim belief, Jesus, the son of Mary, is one of the greatest messengers of God. Muslims are taught to love Jesus, and a person cannot be a Muslim without believing in the virgin birth and miracles of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him.

3. Muslims believe these things about Jesus not because of the Bible or any other religion, but simply because the Holy Qur'an says these things about him.

4. However, Muslims always emphasize that the miracles of Jesus, and all other prophets, were by "God's permission". This having been said, many Christians feel to not believe that Jesus is the "Son of God", "God Incarnate" or the "Third Person" of the Trinity. This is because the Qur'an clearly says that Almighty God does not have a "Son" --- neither allegorically, physically, metaphorically or metaphysically. The Pure Monotheism of Islam rejects the notion of "defining" God (which is basically what the "Doctrine of the Trinity" does), saying that someone is "like" God or equal to him, or praying to someone else besides God. Also, Islam teaches that titles such as "Lord" and "Savior" are due to God alone.

5. In order to avoid misunderstanding, it should be clarified that when Muslims criticize the Bible or the teachings of Christianity, they are not attacking "God's Word" or Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. From the Muslim point of view, they are defending Jesus and God's Word --- which they have in the form of the Qur'an. Muslim criticism is targeted at writings that some people claim are God's word, but Muslim's simply don't accept their claim that they are really God's word in toto.

6. Additionally, Christian doctrines such as the Trinity and the Atonement are criticized by Muslims precisely because they did not originate from Jesus, peace be upon him. In this way, Muslims are the true followers of Jesus, peace be upon him, because they defend him from the exaggerations of the Christians and teach the Pure Monotheism that Jesus himself followed.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

How to Benefit from the Qur'an by Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

If you want to benefit from the Quraan, then gather your heart when you read and listen to it, pay close attention, and be [mentally] present as one would be if he were in the presence of the One who spoke it (ِِAllaah) Subhaanahu while he is speaking it (the Quraan), from Him [Allaah] to the slave. For indeed it is a speech from Him to you through the tongue of His messenger.

[Allaah] Ta'aala said:

"Verily, therein is indeed a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful." [Qaaf:37]

And this is because: The complete effect [of the Quraan] will not occur unless the following are combined:

[1] Something which possesses the ability to give a strong effect;

[2] A place that is susceptible [for the effect to take place];

[3] A condition for the effect to take place is met;

[4] A barrier which obstructs the effect from taking place is removed.

And the [aforementioned] verse incorporated all of these in the shortest, clearest and most substantial phrase.

For His saying;

"Verily, therein is indeed a reminder..."

is a reference to what has already been mentioned from the beginning of the Suraah to this point, and this is what possesses the ability to give a strong effect (the Quraan).

His saying:

"...for him who has a heart..."

This is the place which is susceptible for the effect to take place, and what is meant is: The heart which is alive, a heart which thinks and contemplates about Allaah. As [Allaah] Ta'aala said:

"This is only a Reminder and a plain Qur'aan. That he or it (Muhammad Sal-Allaahu 'alayhe Wa Sallam or the Qur'aan) may give warning to him who is living (a healthy minded the believer)..." [Ya-Seen:69-70]

Meaning: One who has a heart that is alive, and His saying:

"...or gives ear..."

Meaning: He concentrated and turned his sense of hearing to what is being said to him, and this is the condition that has to be met for the speech to have an effect.

His saying:

"...while he is heedful."

Meaning that his heart is present and witnessing, not absent. Ibnu Qutaybah said:

"He listened to the book of Allaah, while his heart and mind were present, and he was not in a state of inattentiveness nor absentmindedness."

And this is the indication to the barrier which prevents the effect from taking place, and it is the absentmindedness of the heart and its absence from thinking, pondering and looking at what is being said to him.

So if there is something that has an effect, which is the Quraan, and a place for that effect to take place, which is the heart that is alive, and the condition is met, which is concentration, and the barrier is removed, which is the preoccupation of the heart and its absence from the meaning of what is being said to it, and its departure to something else, the effect will take place, and it is the benefit and the reminder.

Tidak Usah Berburuk Sangka

Dalam masalah agama kadangkala kita berselisih faham dan pendapat. Tetapi aku tak boleh angkat sekiranya bila aku atau organisasi aku ditudoh bukan2. Bila dibagi muka mereka pijak kepala. Bila aku tak mahu ikut sesuatu ibadah yang tidak berteraskan dalil mereka mengatakan aku di influence oleh organisasi aku dengan bermazhab 'Muhammadiyah' atau Wahabbi.
Mereka mengatakan orang2 Muhammadiyah dan Wahabbi tidak membuat kenduri tahlil lah..tak ada nisfu syabaan lah... tak buat maulud lah..bla bla bla. Sebenarnya aku tidak ada masa nak layan benda remeh2 macam gini. Masyarakat kita di Singapura ini yang dibelenggu dengan gejala sosial seperti dadah,seks luar nikah, kadar perceraian yang tinggi masih belum ditangani dan kau masih nak buang masa dgn berbual mengenai issue yang remeh temeh ?? Aku boleh dan terbuka untuk berdiskusi perkara2 dalam agama secara ilmiah.. Tetapi bila kau datang kat aku tanpa dalil dan aku research dan beri kau dalil dari Quran dan Hadith lalu kau tanak accept; then Jangan Buang Masa aku.

''Hai orang-orang yang beriman, taatilah Allah dan taatilah Rasul (Nya), dan ulil amri di antara kamu. Kemudian jika kamu berlainan pendapat tentang sesuatu, maka kembalikanlah ia kepada Allah (Al Quran) dan Rasul (sunnahnya), jika kamu benar-benar beriman kepada Allah dan hari kemudian. Yang demikian itu lebih utama (bagimu) dan lebih baik akibatnya.'' (An-Nisaa:59)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lessons From The Singapore Police Force

2 years pass just like that. 9 oct 2008 marked my official ORD day from serving the Police Force. It was a good experience for me. I was attached and posted as a Staff Assistance(SA) to the Operations Officer in one of the Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC)

During my time in the police force i learn from my senior officer about courage,teamwork,going the extra mile and working smart. Something which I didnt learn in school except for some theory stuff. As police offices we also need to be very tactful and at the same time be firm with members of the public. One small mistake and we are prone to letters of complaint from the public.
I also had the chance to receive information about most of the crime in the neighbourhood. I would not mention or reveal any facts in my blog as it will be a breach of the Official Security Act (OSA). But one short advice i can give my readers is not to take the low crime rate for granted and that most crime can be prevented if we take safety precaution.

Im back!

Its exactly 2 months since i last posted my blog. My com have been infected with virus and worms. Since then i rarely surf the net and had no time to update my blog.. It has been a hectic year for me. I will start posting valuable lessons ive learn and share the unforgettable experience that i went through, be it for good or worse.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Welcome O Ramadhan!

Enjoy the nasheed followed with the verse From Quran and the Hadiths of Prophet Muhammmad S.A.W.

Lets Welcome Ramadhan with Nasheed by Zain Bhikha

Welcoming the Month of Ramadan: The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has said: "The month of Ramadan comes to you. This is a blessed month" (Kitab-ul-Saum). The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has declared this month as the "month of Allah" because one abandons all otherwise "lawful" things in the way of Allah. He has also declared this month as the "Chief of the months." Worship during this month gains more blessings so one should fast with sincere intentions and worship should be performed to win Allah's pleasure.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ramadan Fiqh Issues-Salim al-Amry (Part 1)

Ramadan Fiqh Issues Part 1 of 4 Course By Salim Al-Amry Shown on Huda TVRamadan

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hukum Bersanding Mengikut Perspektif Islam (Malay)

To my english speaking readers, im sorry as my post is in Malay. This post is specially post for Malay Muslims who wants to know the difference between their Malay culture and their Religion and research if their Culture oppose the rulings from Islam.

Ok mari saya mula lah kan. Bujang2 mcm kite nie, diantara topik agama yg akan dibuka dgn rakan2 ialah tentang perkawinan. Khawin,khawin,khawin. Diantara soalan yg di discuss ialah duit hantaran dan persandingan. Perlu ker kite buat perkara itu?
Adakah ia satu kewajibpan? Sunnah? Adat Melayu yg tidak bertentang syarak? Adat yg bertentang syarak? Makruh? Atau bid'ah dalam agama?

1. Definisi Persandingan: meletakkan suami-isteri yang baru dinikahkan di atas penganjangan (pelamin) dengan berhias indah, berpakaian lengkap, dikipas oleh dua jurukipas dan ditonton oleh orang ramai atau orang tertentu sahaja.
2. Tujuan: antara tujuan utama persandingan ialah untuk ditonton, menjadi kenangan bersejarah, meraikan peluang seumur hidup dan menghayati adat dan budaya nenek moyang.
3. Sejarah: ada dua teori dalam menjelaskan dari mana asalnya persandingan dalam adat Melayu. Pertama: bahawa persandingan adalah adat resam Melayu tulen. Ini kerana istilah raja sehari itu persis kepada adat istiadat Melayu yang berpaksikan raja (HM Sidin, Adat Resam Melayu, PAP, 1964)
Kedua: Persandingan adalah adat yang diimport dari India. De Jong (Religions in the Malay Archipelago, Oxford Univ. press, 1965) dan Joginder Singh (Tata Rakyat, Longman, 1978) berpendapat ia adalah pengaruh Hindu.
4. Unsur-unsur khurafat dalam persandingan:
(a) Penggunaan beras kunyit pada upacara persandingan ialah bertujuan memberi semangat kepada pengantin berdasarkan kekuningan semangat padi.
(b) Penggunaan jampi mentera untuk menghalau hantu syaitan yang mungkin mengganggu majlis itu.
Hukum Islam Terhadap Persandingan
1. Berandam: Perbuatan andaman yang berbentuk "li tadlis" mengabui/merubah kecantikan yang sebenar adalah haram. Antaranya yang disebut oleh al-hadis: HR Muslim-Muslim dari Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud: "Allah melaknat wanita yang mencucuk tangan dan menaruh warna (tattoo) dan yang meminta berbuat demikian; wanita-wanita yang menghilangkan bulu kening di muka*, wanita yang mengikir gigi dan menjarangkannya supaya kelihatan cantik yang merubah kejadian Allah." (*pengecualian: membuang bulu yang berupa janggut atau misai atau side-burn.)
2. Berhias untuk dipamerkan (tabarruj): Berhias dengan tujuan untuk dipamerkan kepada orang ramai adalah dilarang. Firman Allah (maksudnya), "Janganlah kamu bertabarruj seperti kelakuan orang zaman jahiliah dahulu." (Al-Ahzab: 33)
3. Menjadikan hadiah atau pemberian wang sebagai satu kemestian: Ini berlawanan dengan roh Islam Firman Allah," Allah tidak memberati seseorang melainkan apa yang terdaya olehnya." (2: 286)
4. Mas kahwin dan hantaran yang mahal: Inilah adalah sunah Rasul saw: "Wanita yang paling berkat ialah wanita yang paling murah hantarannya." (HR Ahmad, al-Hakim dan Baihaqi)
Prof Muhammad al-Ghazali, Laisa minal Islam.
Ibn Taymiyah, Hijab al Mar'ah wa Libasuha.
Prof Qardhawi, Fatwa Mu'asirat dan Halal & Haram fil Islam.
Sumber: Tuan Hassan Tuan Lah, "Bersanding dalam Pandangan Islam".

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Repentance- Allah is Indeed Forgiving

Assalamualaikum to all my brothers and sisters, 5 more days to Ramadhan! Fast ehh?
Thinking about it, and looking at the accomplishment for the pasts year and the things which we have done, do we ever thought of the sins which we have comitted?
The countless number of sins which we have done without us realising or not.
I would want to advice myself and my fellows brothers and sisters to not proscrastinate in our Repentace to Allah before its too late.
In regards to being repentace to Allah below is the sequel video to Ramadan 101, in which many topics of Ramadan were included. This video, based on the Quran & Sunnah, is a reminder for all Muslims to strive in repenting to Allah All-Mighty.

Allah (swt) says in the Quran:

Say: "O My servants who wronged against their souls, do not despair of Allah's mercy! For Allah forgives all sins; for He is indeed Forgiving, Compassionate."

"...and repent to Allah all of you O believers in order that you may be successful."

"Truly, Allaah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves"[al-Baqarah 2:222]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Our Lord comes down to the lowest heaven when one-third of the night remains, and says, 'Who will call upon Me so that I may answer him? Who will ask Me so that I may give to him? Who will seek My forgiveness so that I may forgive him?'" (Narrated by Muslim, no. 758)

Monday, August 25, 2008

7 More Days To Ramadhan!

AssalamuAlaikum, lets the countdown begin..

7 more days to Ramadhan! Wow! Time realli flies. Im sure Muslims all over the globe from Singapore to UK to Afganistan to Palestine and Muslims where ever they are cant wait to witness the month of Ramadhan. Before the ramadhan i believe it is best that we prepare ourselves and set goals on what we want to do in the month of Ramadhan.

This video is a short informational clip about Ramadan, according to the Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Mentioned in the video are authentic hadith, Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power), and an amazingly beautiful audio clip by Sheikh Mishary Bin Rashid Al-Afasy, titled 'Laylatul Qadri'.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Apabila Umat berselisih Pendapat. (My thoughts in Malay)

Dalam penghidupan kita yg bersosial ini ,apabila isssue2 yg berkaitan dengan Agama di bring up kadangkala perbalahan akan timbul. Apabila pendapat kita berbeza sesuatu friction akan timbul sesama kita. Yang amat saya risau ialah sekiranya perbezaan pendapat itu merosak atau merenggangkan atau menjejaskan perhubungan kita sesama teman Islam kita.

So skarang masing2 mempunyai pendapat sendiri. Apakah harus kita sebagai umat Islam lakukan sekiranya persilisihan berlaku?

Mengenai masalah seperti ini Allah S.W.T berfirman:

Hai orang-orang yang beriman, taatilah Allah dan taatilah Rasul (Nya), dan ulil amri di antara kamu. Kemudian jika kamu berlainan pendapat tentang sesuatu, maka kembalikanlah ia kepada Allah (Al Quran) dan Rasul (sunnahnya), jika kamu benar-benar beriman kepada Allah dan hari kemudian. Yang demikian itu lebih utama (bagimu) dan lebih baik akibatnya. (An-Nisaa 59)

Saya ingin mengatakan bahawa saya bukanlah seseorang yg arif dalam masalah agama.

Saya cuma boleh menasihati diri saya ini begitu juga dengan pembaca supaya kita berpegang teguh kepada Quran dan Sunnah Rasullulah diikuti degan ijma dan qiyas ulama.

Mengenai issue2 yg tentang perbezaan dan bertaksub pendapat mazhab,ingin saya memetik beberapa kata oleh Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, ulama yg amat saya hormati dan Tokoh fikah, Dr. Wahbah al-Zuhaili yg amat saya segani.

Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi dengan jelas dalam masalah ini menyebut: “Golongan yang taksub ini tidak membolehkan sesiapa yang mengikut sesuatu mazhab keluar daripadanya, sekalipun dalam beberapa masalah yang jelas kepada pengikut mazhab bahawa dalil mazhabnya lemah. Sehingga mereka menyifatkan sesiapa yang keluar mazhab sebagai tidak berpendirian. Perbuatan ini sebenarnya mewajibkan apa yang tidak diwajibkan oleh Allah s.w.t. Seakan-akan menganggap imam-imam mazhab mempunyai kuasa membuat syariat dan perkataan mereka adalah hujah syarak yang dipegang dan tidak boleh dibangkang. Ini menyanggahi tunjuk ajar imam-imam mazhab itu sendiri, kerana sesungguhnya mereka melarang orang ramai bertaklid kepada mereka atau selain mereka.''

Tambah Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi “Ini juga menyanggahi apa yang dipegang oleh golongan salaf umat ini iaitu para sahabat dan mereka yang selepas sahabat sepanjang kurun-kurun yang awal yang merupakan sebaik-baik kurun dan yang paling dekat kepada petunjuk Nabi. Justeru itu, para ulama besar umat ini dan para muhaqqiqnya (penganalisis) membantah sikap melampau di dalam taklid mazhab yang menyamai apa yang dilakukan oleh ahli kitab yang mengambil paderi dan pendita mereka sebagai tuhan-tuhan selain Allah.”

Bahkan pandangan-pandangan agama yang menyusahkan tanpa dalil dari al-Quran dan al-Sunah patut dielakkan terutama untuk generasi moden yang mula fobia dengan agama. Apatah lagi yang baru menganut Islam.
Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi pernah menyebut: “Perkara yang penting untuk anda mengetahuinya bahawa hukum orang awam mengikut salah seorang imam-imam mazhab ialah harus dengan syarat-syaratnya. Ia bukan sesuatu yang wajib seperti dikatakan oleh golongan mutakhir. Ini kerana tiada kewajipan kecuali apa yang diwajibkan oleh al-Kitab dan al- Sunah. Kedua-duanya tidak mewajibkan seseorang terikat dengan mazhab. Maka tidak menjadi halangan untuk seseorang Muslim bebas dari terikat dengan mana- mana mazhab. Dia boleh bertanya berkaitan agamanya kepada sesiapa di kalangan ulama. Tanpa perlu terikat dengan seseorang ilmuwan sahaja.

“Inilah jalan para sahabat dan sesiapa yang mengikuti mereka dengan cara yang baik pada zaman sebaik-baik kurun. Allah telah selamatkan mereka dari taklid yang dicerca ini. Sebaik-baik manusia untuk bebas dari terikat dengan mazhab ialah sesiapa yang baru menganut Islam. Maka tiada kepentingan mewajibkannya apa yang tidak diwajibkan Allah. Dia boleh bertanya sesiapa sahaja dari kalangan ulama yang dia mahu. Wajib ditulis untuk mereka buku-buku fikah yang memudahkan tanpa terikat dengan mazhab tertentu.” (Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Kaif Nata’amal Ma’ al-Turath, m.s. 83-84, Kaherah: Maktab Wahbah 2001).

Tokoh fikah, Dr. Wahbah al-Zuhaili pula menyebut: “Kata majoriti ulama: Tidak wajib bertaklid kepada imam tertentu dalam semua masalah atau kejadian yang berlaku. Bahkan harus untuk seseorang bertaklid kepada mana-mana mujtahid yang dia mahu. Jika dia beriltizam dengan mazhab tertentu, seperti mazhab Abu Hanifah, atau al-Syafii atau selainnya, maka tidak wajib dia berterusan. Bahkan boleh untuk dia berpindah-pindah mazhab. Ini kerana tiada yang wajib melainkan apa yang diwajibkan Allah dan Rasul-Nya.

''Allah dan Rasul-Nya tidak pula mewajibkan seseorang bermazhab dengan mazhab imam tertentu. Hanya yang Allah wajibkan ialah mengikut ulama, tanpa dihadkan tokoh tertentu, dan bukan yang lain. Firman Allah: (maksudnya): Maka bertanyalah kamu kepada ahli ilmuwan jika kamu tidak mengetahui. Ini kerana mereka yang bertanya fatwa pada zaman sahabat dan tabien tidak terikat dengan mazhab tertentu. Bahkan mereka bertanyakan sesiapa sahaja yang mampu tanpa terikat dengan hanya seorang sahaja. Maka ini adalah ijmak (kesepakatan) dari mereka bahawa tidak wajib mengikut hanya seseorang imam atau mazhab tertentu dalam semua masalah. Kemudian, pendapat yang mewajibkan beriltizam dengan mazhab tertentu membawa kepada kesusahan dan kesempitan, sedangkan mazhab adalah nikmat, kelebihan dan rahmat.''

“Inilah pendapat yang paling kukuh di sisi ulama Usul al-Fiqh… Maka jelas dari pendapat ini, bahawa yang paling sahih dan rajih di sisi ulama Usul al-Fiqh adalah tidak wajib beriltizam dengan mazhab tertentu. Harus menyanggahi imam mazhab yang dipegang dan mengambil pendapat imam yang lain. Ini kerana beriltizam dengan mazhab bukan suatu kewajipan – seperti yang dijelaskan. Berdasarkan ini, maka pada asasnya tidak menjadi halangan sama sekali pada zaman ini untuk memilih hukum yang telah ditetapkan oleh mazhab- mazhab yang berbeza tanpa terikat dengan keseluruhan mazhab atau pendetilannya.” (Al-Zuhaili, Dr. Wahbah, al-Rukhas al- Syar’iyyah, m.s. 17-19, Beirut: Dar al-Khair 1993).

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Leadership & Unity In Islam

Assalamualaikum to my brothers and sisters, there's 2 point which i want to bring upon on for todays post.

1. We Need an Amir (Leader) to guide this ummah.

2. We must not be divided amongst ourselves.

This is because Allah S.W.T has mention in the Quran:

And hold fast, All of You together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. This Qur'ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and Remember Allâh's Favour on you, for You were enemies one to another but He joined Your hearts together, so that, by his Grace, You became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and You were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved You from it. Thus Allâh makes his Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that You may be guided. (Ali Imran 103)

And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. it is they for whom there is an awful torment. (Ali Imran 105)

But look what do we have here? Muslim calling and self declare themeselve as a SUFI , SALAFI , TABLIGH, TARIKAT this and that etc.

Pertaining to holding on to the rope of Allah;Ibn Jarir, Qurtubi mention or commentor as

''By the 'rope of Allah' is meant that agreement and covenant which was drawn up between us and the Almighty Allah - the covenant of the Quran. This opinion is based on a hadith in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: "The Book of Allah: It is the Rope of Allah that has been extended down from the heavens to the earth."

And if we have any difference in our belief or thinking we must put our EGO down and go back to the Quran and Sunnah followed by the qiyas and ijmak of the reputable Muslim scholars.

As mention in the Quran

''Oh you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourself, refer it to Allah (Quran) and his Messenger (Hadith), if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day; that is the best, and most suitable for final determination. (Al-Nisa 59)

I would also like to take this chance to share with u a couple of videos by various Muslim scholars on the importance of the Amir(Leader) and the unity among ourselves

This is a short video by Khaled Yasin on the importance of Leadership n Jemaah(community) in Islam and that we should give aligience to our Leader.

2nd Vid starts with the recitation of verse from Ali Imran 102-103 with translation followed by a short vid on the unity between the Iraqis and Iranians.

The 3rd vid are by Various scholars talking about Muslim Unity and its importance.

Nisfu Syaaban (My thoughts In Malay)

Assalamualaikum kepada saudara Islam saya terutama skali yg sayang,cinta dan mengikuti sunnah Rasullulah S.A.W.

Nari dah start malam nifsu syaaban. Banyak masjid2 mengambil kesempatan untuk mengadakan ceramah2 yg berkaitan dgn syabaan atau di bulan ramadhan yg akan datang tak lama lagi. Pada saya ini adalah perbuatan yg baik kerena hendak memfokuskan umat Islam kepada kebesaran bulan Ramadhan.

Walaubagai manapun, golongan agama dan ustaz2 harus dan MESTI take note bahawa amalan2 ibadah yg mereka anjurkan di masjid, kawasan perumahan atau 'EXPO' mesti bersesuaian dgn sunnah Rasullululah S.A.W dan bukan ibadah yg di ada2 kan oleh manusia tanpa sumber nas atau dalil yg shahih.

Diantara ibadah yg dilakukan oleh masyarakat kita ialah membaca Yassin beramai2 atau sendirain 3x atau ditambah dgn solat2 tertentu dengan niat panjang umur, dua rakaat yang lain pula dengan niat tidak bergantung kepada manusia etc.

Mengenai amalan ini saya hendak meminjam kata2 Syheik Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi seorang tokoh ulama umat yang sederhana dan dihormati.

Kata Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi dalam menjawab soalan berhubung dengan Nisfu Syaaban: “Tidak pernah diriwayatkan daripada Nabi s.a.w. dan para sahabat bahawa mereka berhimpun di masjid untuk menghidupkan malam Nisfu Syaaban, membaca doa tertentu dan solat tertentu seperti yang kita lihat pada sebahagian negeri orang Islam.”

Tambah lagi kata Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi '' Bahkan di sebahagian negeri, orang ramai berhimpun pada malam tersebut selepas magrib di masjid Mereka membaca surah Yasin dan solat dua rakaat dengan niat panjang umur, dua rakaat yang lain pula dengan niat tidak bergantung kepada manusia, kemudian mereka membaca doa yang tidak pernah dipetik dari golongan salaf (para sahabah, tabi‘in dan tabi’ tabi‘in). Ia satu doa yang panjang, yang menyanggahi nusus (al-Quran dan sunah) juga bercanggahan dan bertentang maknanya.
Perhimpunan (malam Nisfu Syaaban) seperti yang kita lihat dan dengar yang berlaku di sebahagian negeri orang Islam adalah bidaah dan diada-adakan. Sepatutnya kita melakukan ibadat sekadar yang dinyatakan dalam nas.''

Segala kebaikan itu ialah mengikut salaf, segala keburukan itu ialah bidaah golongan selepas mereka, dan setiap yang diadakan-adakan itu bidaah, dan setiap yang bidaah itu sesat dan setiap yang sesat itu dalam neraka. (Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, fatawa Mu‘asarah jilid 1, m.s. 382-383, cetakan: Dar Uli al-Nuha, Beirut).

Saya faham bahawasanya ini adalah issue yg sensitive dan apabila kita berdialog dgn2 org2 yg bertaklid buta dalam mengamalkan amalan2 seperti ini kita harus berdakwah secara bilHikmah dan secara lemah lembut seperti firman Allah S.W.T dalam Al-Quran:

Maka disebabkan rahmat dari Allah-lah kamu berlaku lemah lembut terhadap mereka. Sekiranya kamu bersikap keras lagi berhati kasar, tentulah mereka menjauhkan diri dari sekelilingmu. Karena itu ma'afkanlah mereka, mohonkanlah ampun bagi mereka, dan bermusyawaratlah dengan mereka dalam urusan itu. (Ali Imran 159)


P.S Saya harap pembaca dapat berkongsi dgn saya secara ilmiah dalil2 atau nas yg antum jumpai. Saya Muhammad Nazmi penulis yg dhaaif ini sudi mengambil balik kata2 saya yg saya type n post Sekiranya ia bercanggah dgn Al-Quran dan Sunnah.

Monday, August 4, 2008

To the special someone.

This video goes to the women who wears the hijab to cover their modesty because of Allah.

Here's a video dedicated specially for u attached with the song 'Ghurabaa'

Sunday, August 3, 2008

This could have been done with the money spent on Iraq war!!

This is one of the best and moving videos I have seen on youtube recently, and I am posting it in my blog because it should get a much bigger audience.

Hundreds of Billions of Dollars have been wasted and spent on destruction, pain and suffering. This clearly is the best way to spend money, ISN'T IT???

There are alot of things we can all do in the way we live our every day lives. That's what really counts. We all add up to make the nation & the world. The best thing we could have done with the skill, effort and resources wasted would have been to teach everyone on the planet how to live in such a way that we all can equally share the basic conditions for happiness. Food, clothing, shelter, health, education, love

Below is a video on various ways that could have been done with the money spent on Iraq war.

War Crimes Caught on Video

Video of war crimes committed by the Bush Regime in Iraq. Not for the feint of heart.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Oppression of Muslims Part I-

This is a video dedicated to my fellow muslim brothers and sisters who are under the the opressions

The video is about the oppression of Muslims in Palestine and Chechnya followed with a the music Ghuraabaa.

To My Late Mum..

In e memories of Norma Binte Muhammad Noor

Nazmi cannot thank you enough, Oh my dear Ibu(Mother)
Ibu are the best ,there is no other
For nine months Ibu carried Nazmi in you
For that I cannot repay you
Ibu stayed awake with me while the whole world slept
And you wiped away my tears when I wept
When I was ill you felt as if you were ill too
Yet it was nothing but the stupid flu
At times when I was afraid of 'hantu' ibu held me tight
And it immediately washed away Nazmi fright
Im so sorry for not studying well for my exams
I just want you to know that my dream is to be a Real Estate Tycoon
and not caught in a 9-5 rat race so i can spend quality time with my new family
Im so sorry for the Sins that Ive done towards you even when u've mention that u've forgive me
Oh my ibu you are so very beautiful and sweet.
Definitely heaven lies beneath your feet.

In Islam it is an obligation to give our best treatment to our mother after Allah and our prophet Rasullulah S.A.W.

It is narrated in a hadith that Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: A person came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Who among the people is most deserving my companionship (of a kind treatment from me?) He said: Your mother. He, again, said: Then who (is the next one)? He said: It is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: It is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he (The Prophet (peace be upon him)) said: It is your father.

If my mum is still alive this will be the song which i will play for her everyday.
Here's the vid which you may want to play to your mum. Share it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

We Have Yet ToReach Our Full Potential

Assalamualaikum to all my brothers and sisters. I just found a very motivating video wc i ould love to share.
Picture yourself as a giant elephant in the circus and you have this little chain around your foot and since you were a child, you were trained and taught that if a chain was put around your foot, you will be unable to escape.

And so for years as a child you tried to break the chain and you weren't able to do it until you grew older and you thought you were helpless and you couldn't do anything!

Just like this elephant has the power, it is a GIANT, indeed Allah subhanawat'Ala gave you the power ...TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Islam Is the Goal, Not the Tool

To my Muslim brothers and sister, u might be asking wud should be your major purpose in life. Wud is the purpose of ISLAM in this world as a Muslim? Should we use our Religion as a tool and gain fame, recognition or money out of it?
Rival political parties in certain countries uses Religion to pull in huge votes.
Businessess uses it to a tool to reap profits.
To hold on to Islam as a religion of faith is very different from holding on to Islam as a tool to fish for and reap a certain gain.
I happen to stumbled upon an article by Dr Asri; Mufti of Perlis wich seems to have a rather similiar view as mine. Let me post it out for sharing purposes.

Holding on to Islam means to have complete faith or full confidence in all the contents of the teaching of the glorious religion. The stronghold on the teaching of Islam has to be founded on the faith that Allah s.w.t has commanded us to submit ourselves to him by obeying His Commands stated in al-Quran and al-Sunnah.

We should not be showing off our grip on Islam only because we wish to satisfy the people, or convince the voters, or prevent people from speaking negatively of us or to fish for and reap the benefits of certain rewards or business ventures. We should not be campaigning for Islam to strengthen our political position, nor to increase our sale nor to legalize our fault.
To hold on to Islam as a religion of faith is very different from holding on to Islam as a tool to fish for and reap a certain gain. The genuine stronghold on Islam as al-Din is as can be seen from the life history of all the Messengers and their followers.

Allah says (translated as): “Say: “Verily, My Lord hath guided me to a way that is straight,- a religion of right,- the path (trod) by Abraham the true in faith, and he (certainly) joined not gods with Allah.” Say: “Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds: No partner hath He: This am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His Will. Say: “Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than Allah, when He is the Cherisher of all things (That exist)? Every soul draws the meed of its acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is towards Allah. He will tell you the truth of the things wherein ye disputed.” (Surah al-‘An’am: 161-164)
It is clear from the above verse that Islam is the goal and not a tool. Islam is being held on to driven by the awareness and conviction that it is an obligation and we will be held responsible for it by Allah in the Day of Judgment.

That is how we are supposed to be in holding on to the teaching of Islam even though we have our own weaknesses and flaws in this life. We may fail to practice the teaching of Islam in every aspect of our life but we should not use Islam as tool to reap any worldly gain. We may have sins but we should not legalize our sins only because we have done it.
Therefore, when we hold on to or practice any element in the teaching of Islam, the hold and practice have to be built on faith that brings about sincerity in doing things only for the sake of Allah. In there, mercy and blessing will come. It is not because of any specific worldly interest that supersedes that foundation. If not, this religion will become a plaything to those who always look for gain and opportunity.

If religion is only used as a tool, then we will not be surprised to see the various medicines being sold nowadays using the name of the religion. It is to the extent that there is purportedly miracle water produced by dissolving some ink used to write verses of al-Quran on a plate in water. They claim that if one drinks that solution, he will gain so many kind of miracles that if the companions of the Prophet s.a.w were still alive today they would also be surprised to hear it. Even they had never received any incantation from the Prophet s.a.w that was as extraordinary as that.

Similarly, when al-Quran is regarded as a tool and not the objective, we will then see someone who has never given heed to the teaching of this revered book suddenly hire people to recite the al-Quran near his body after he has died. Will the al-Quran give him any benefit after his death whereas all the while when he is still alive, he never heeded the teaching and commands of Allah stated in the al-Quran? Will his body, after listening to the recitation of al-Quran that commands him to perform the prayer, fast, pay zakat, perform the Hajj, be trustworthy, be just and prohibits him from gambling, involving in usury, drinking alcohols, involving in graft, betrayal and the likes of it, be able to resurrect to perform all those orders and commands?
Whereas the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w stated, “Al-Quran can be a proof on your behalf or against you.” (Reported by Muslim) However, some people use al-Quran as a tool to reap worldly gains by making a business out of offering Allah’s rewards instead of using al-Quran as the guiding principle in life. Thus, some individuals emerge among our community as the supplier for Allah’s reward and they can be hired for thousands of ringgit to manufacture Allah’s reward using the recitation of al-Quran. Subsequently, Allah’s reward can be traded and the Afterlife can be bought. Because of that, the Prophet s.a.w once gave this reminder, “Recite the al-Quran and ask for rewards from Allah for there will be people after you who recite the al-Quran and ask (for reward) from humans.” (Reported by Ahmad and al-Tirmizi, ranked as hasan (good) by al-Albani)

Some make the grand opening of the contest of reciting the al-Quran and the same individuals reject the principles of the al-Quran in another function. Thus, it is not surprising for us to see the different faces between the field of education, entertainment, industry and many more. At times, they want to follow Islam but on another occasion, they seem reluctant to follow Islam.
Today, the price of rice and other goods is going up. Soon, we will hear religious forums or the ustaz on telivision giving lectures on the discouragement of spendthrift, the campaign for frugalness and many more. It as if this religion is needed only during difficult times and is abandoned when life is easy. Or, it is as if this religion is only for the elderly residing at isolated small towns whereas it is irrelevant to those at the top.

Allah mentions the typical human’s character in the al-Quran by saying (translated as): “He it is who enableth you to traverse through land and sea; so that ye even board ships;- they sail with them with a favorable wind, and they rejoice thereat; then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think they are being overwhelmed: They cry unto Allah, sincerely offering (their) duty unto Him saying, “If Thou dost deliver us from this, we shall truly show our gratitude!” But when He delivereth them, behold! They transgress insolently through the earth in defiance of right! O mankind! Your insolence is against your own souls,- an enjoyment of the life of the present: In the end, to Us is your return, and We shall show you the truth of all that ye did.” (Surah Yunus: verse 22-23)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Purpose in Life

Some people prefer to use the word Dream or Reason; i prefer to use to word purpose. It is about knowing what one want out of life. Based on the classical book 'Think & Grow Rich''; Napolean Hill define definiteness of Purpose as the starting point of all achievement, and its lack is the stumbling block for 98 out of 100 people simply because they never really define their goals and start towards them.

My friends, lets look at every person you can think who has achieved lasting success and you will find that each one of them has had a definite major purpose. They also had a plan for reaching that goal, and each devoted the greatest part of their thoughts and efforts to that end.

Lets ask ourselves if we know what we really want.

After u've wrote down your purpose/goal/dream u should start and proclaim to yourself
''This is who I am. This is what I want and this is what i'm going to do. No one can stop me from achieving my goals! I will not be denied. If God will I can achieve it InsyaAllah!''

Ofcourse; setting our goals is just the 1st part of the process. Before we can set our dreams into reality we need to have a conscice plan of attaining what we want and put it into action.

Most people thinks that knowledge is power but it is just potential power. It is only power when put into use. In other words u have to take ACTION!!!