~Eratkan Ukhuwah Gerakkan Islah~

 

~ Friday, June 11, 2004



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

Why Is The Theory Of Darwinist's Evolution Not Scientifically Valid?

The theory of evolution maintains that life on Earth came about as the result of chance and emerged by itself from natural conditions. This theory is not a scientific law or a proven fact. Underneath its scientific facade it is a materialist worldview that Darwinists are trying to impose on society. The bases of this theory, which has been disproved by science in every field, are suggestions and propaganda methods consisting of deceptions, falsehood, contradiction, cheating, and sleight of hand.

Imaginary Hypothesis

The theory of evolution was put forward as an imaginary hypothesis in the context of the primitive scientific understanding of the nineteenth century, and to this day it has not been backed up by any scientific discovery or experiment. On the contrary, all the methods employed to confirm the theory have merely proven its invalidity. However, even today many people think that the theory is a proven fact, like the force of gravity or the law of buoyancy. Because, as stated at the beginning, the true nature of the theory of evolution is very different from what is usually supposed. For this reason, some people do not know what rotten foundations this theory has, how it is disproved by science at every turn, and how evolutionists are trying to keep it alive in its death throes. Evolutionists have no other support than unconfirmed hypotheses, biased and unrealistic observations, and imaginary drawings, methods of psychological suggestion, countless falsehoods, and sleight-of-hand techniques.

Natural Conditions

Today, such branches of science as paleontology, genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology have proven that it is quite impossible for life to come about as a result of chance and to emerge by itself from natural conditions. The living cell, it is commonly agreed by the world of science, is the most complex structure that mankind has so far encountered. Modern science has revealed that just one living cell has a much more complex structure and mutually interconnected complicated systems than a large city. Such a complex structure can only function if all its separate parts emerge at the same time and in full working order. Otherwise, it will serve no purpose, and will fall apart over time and disappear. We cannot expect that its parts developed by chance over millions of years as claimed by the theory of evolution. For that reason, the complex design in just one cell clearly shows that God created life. (For more details, see Harun Yahya, The Miracle in the Cell)

Ideological Reasons

However, those who defend materialist philosophy do not want to accept the fact of creation for various ideological reasons. That is because the existence and spread of societies living in the light of that beautiful morality that true religion offers to man by means of God's commands and prohibitions is not in these materialists' interests. Masses devoid of any spiritual and moral values suit these people far better, since they can manipulate them for their own worldly interests. For this reason, they try to impose the theory of evolution, which encourages the lie that mankind was not created but rather emerged by chance and evolved from animals, and to keep it alive at whatever costs. Despite all the clear scientific proof that destroys the theory of evolution and confirms the fact of creation, they abandon all reason and logic and defend this nonsense at every available opportunity.

The Emergence Of The First Living Cell

It has actually been proved that it is impossible for the first living cell, or even just one of the millions of protein molecules in that cell, to have come about by chance. This has been demonstrated not only by experiments and observations, but also by mathematical calculations of probability. In other words, evolution collapses at the very first step: that of explaining the emergence of the first living cell. Not only could the cell, the smallest unit of life, never have come about by chance in the primitive and uncontrolled conditions in the early days of the Earth, as evolutionists would have us believe, it cannot even be synthesized in the most advanced laboratories of the twentieth century. Amino acids, the building blocks of the proteins that make up the living cell, cannot of themselves build such organelles in the cell as mitochondria, ribosomes, cell membranes, or the endoplasmic reticulum, let alone a whole cell. For this reason, the claim that evolution brought about the first cell by chance remains the product of a fantasy based entirely on imagination. The living cell, which still harbours many secrets that have not been explained, is one of the major difficulties facing the theory of evolution.

The DNA Molecule

Another terrible dilemma from the point of view of evolution is the DNA molecule in the nucleus of the living cell, a coding system with 3.5 billion units containing all the details of life. DNA was first discovered using X-ray crystallography in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and is a giant molecule with a superb plan and design. For many years, Francis Crick, a Nobel-prize laureate, believed in the theory of molecular evolution, but eventually even he had to admit to himself that such a complex molecule could not have emerged spontaneously by chance, as the result of an evolutionary process: An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that, in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle.
1-The Turkish evolutionist Professor Ali Demirsoy was forced to make the following confession on the issue: In fact, the probability of the formation of a protein and a nucleic acid (DNA-RNA) is a probability way beyond estimating. Furthermore, the chance of the emergence of a certain protein chain is so slight as to be called astronomic.
2-Homer Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, makes the following admission regarding how impossible it is for life to have come about by chance: Directions for the reproduction of plans, for energy and the extraction of parts from the current environment, for the growth sequence, and for the effector mechanism translating instructions into growth-all had to be simultaneously present at that moment [when life began]. This combination of events has seemed an incredibly unlikely happenstance…

No Trace Of Intermediate Forms

The fossil record represents another crushing defeat for the theory of evolution. Among all the fossils discovered over the years, there is not one trace of the intermediate forms that would be necessary if living things were to have evolved stage by stage from simple species to more complex ones, as the theory of evolution claims. If such creatures had really existed, there would have been millions, even billions, of them. More importantly, the remains of these creatures should be present in the fossil record. If these intermediate forms had ever really existed, their numbers would be even greater than the number of animal species we know today, and everywhere the world should be full of their fossil remains. Evolutionists look for these intermediate forms in all the feverish fossil research that has been carried out since the nineteenth century. However, there has been no trace of these intermediate forms, despite all the eager searching for the last 150 years.

Conclusion

In short, the fossil record shows that living species emerged suddenly and perfectly formed, not by following a process from primitive forms to advanced ones as evolution claims.Evolutionists have tried very hard to find evidence for their theory or so, but have actually proved by their own hand that no evolutionary process could have been possible. In conclusion, modern science reveals the following indisputable fact: Living things did not emerge as the result of blind chance, but God created them.

Source: Harunyahya.com

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam





posted by scouser at 9:21 PM

 

~ Thursday, June 10, 2004



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

12 Tips for Muslim Youth

Why should you, a young Muslim, be helping to bring your friends closer to Allah? After all, you've got your own struggles to deal with: trying to explain why you pray to hostile teachers, Hijab discrimination, standing up in class when the professor attacks Islam, dealing with parents who think you've gone nuts because you're growing a beard, or all the other difficulties faced by a number of practicing Muslim youth?

Islam was never meant to be an individualistic faith, reserved for the "chosen few". Muslims have a duty to spread the Deen, and practicing Muslim youth, whether beginners, activists or leaders have a crucial role to play. "Allah has put them in a position that perhaps no one else is in," notes Sheema Khan, former Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) advisor for eastern Canada. "They have the means to communicate with their peers, they have an understanding of what they're going through plus they have the guidance of Islam."

Who is your childhood friend, who would rather spend Fridays at MacDonald's than the Masjid, or your classmate who is Muslim in name and only knows that "Muslims don't eat pork" going to listen to: the nice Imam of the Masjid who would freak out if he saw the way they were dressed and talked or you who may have grown up with them, joked with them, or see them everyday in school?
The answer is obvious: you. Don't panic. Here are some tips and advice which can help from other Muslims, many of whom have been there and done that:

Tip 1 : Make Your Intention Sincere
All work we do should ideally be for the sake of Allah. That includes the task of bringing someone closer to Allah. That of course means this should not be connected to arrogance, thinking you're the teacher and everyone else should be lucky you've embarked on a crusade to save them. Guidance is from Allah. Make Dua and make sincere efforts and remember Allah can also misguide you if He wills (we seek refuge in Allah from that).

Tip 2 : Practice What YOu Preach
Not practicing what you preach is wrong and you will lose the confidence of anyone, young or old, once they figure you out. Don't do it.

Tip 3 : Use The Quran & Seerah (biography of the Prophet peace be upon him) As Dawa Guides
Read and understand those chapters of the Quran which talk about how the Prophets presented the message of Islam to their people. Read the Seerah (for some good Seerah books)to see especially how the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) brought Islam to so many different people, including young people. As well, talk to Dawa workers, and check out manuals they may have written, like Yahiya Emerick's How to Tell Others About Islam.

Tip 4 : Talk To People As If You Really Dont Know Them
Don't assume you know someone just by looking at them. You don't know that the Muslim girl in your homeroom who walks through the school's hallways as if they were fashion show catwalks (see Ambe Rehman's perspective on this) is not someone you can talk to about Allah because she looks like a snob. Or that the Muslim guy who you've never seen at Juma at your university is a "bad Muslim". Maybe he was never really taught Islam and has no idea what importance Friday prayers have in Islam, especially for Muslim men.


Tip 5 : Smile
Did you know the Prophet was big on smiling? But many "practicing" Muslims seem to have "their faces on upside down" as one speaker once said-frowning and serious. Smiling, being polite and kind are all part of the manners of the Prophet, which we must exercise in our daily lives. If we want to approach others with Islam, we have to make ourselves approachable. Smiling is key to this. But note that being approachable does not mean being flirtations with the other gender. There are Islamic rules for how men and women should deal with each other which have to be respected. Dawa is no excuse to have long and private conversations and meetings with the other sex, for example. Set up a system where someone expressing an interest in Islam is referred to someone of the same sex.

Tip 6 : Take The Initiative & Hang Out With Them
Take the first step and invite someone you may have spoken to a couple of times to sit at lunch together, to check out a hockey game or invite them over for Iftar in Ramadan. Also, share difficulties, sorrows and frustrations. Help with homework, be a shoulder to cry on when depression hits, or just plain listen when your friend is upset, discuss common problems and KEEP THEIR SECRETS. There are few things as annoying as a snitch and backstabber. But an important note: if the problem is of a serious nature,(i.e. your friend is thinking of committing suicide or is taking drugs), notify and consult an adult immediately.

Tip 7 : Show Them Islam Is Relevent Today, Right Here, Right Now
Young people may think Islam is too "old fashioned" and not in tune with the modern age. Prove this wrong. Show how Islam is really about relating to Allah, which any human being can do, anywhere, anytime. Allah is always closer to you than your jugular vein and He hears and knows everything. Encourage friends to ask Allah's help during tests, exams, and in dealing with problems at home with parents and siblings. Also point out how Islam relates to teenagers: Islam gives you focus and an understanding of who you are and where you are going, which most of "teen culture" does not.

Tip 8 : Get Them Involved In Volunteer Work With You
If you are already involved in the community, get your friend to help out. Ask them to make a flyer for one of your youth group's events or brainstorm for ideas about activities to hold this school year. This involvement makes them feel part of the Muslim community and deepens your friendship, since you are now working together on something beneficial for both of you. Make sure you thank them for their contribution.

Tip 9 : Ask Them 4 Fundamental Questions
As your friendship develops, you will notice the topics you discuss may become more serious. You may be discussing, for instance, future goals and plans. Khan recommends four questions to ask that can steer the topic to Allah and Islam:
a. Where am I going in life and what would make me really happy deep down inside?
b. What do I believe?
c. Who should I be grateful to?
d. Did I get to where I am today without the help of anyone?

Tip 10 : Emphasize Praying 5 Times A Day Before Any Other Aspect Of Islam
A person's main connection with Allah, on a daily basis, is through the prayer five times a day. Don't emphasize any other aspect of Islam until your friend starts making a real effort to pray five times a day. Emphasize the direct connection one has with Allah in prayer. If they are facing a problem, tell them to pray, and to ask Allah for help in Salah and outside this time. When possible, make it a point to pray together during your "hang out time". If your friend begins to pray, that is the first step to other aspects of Islam like giving up swearing, treating parents with respect or dressing Islamically.

Tip 11 : Help Instill Confidence In Adults
Adults, like Bart Simpson's dad Homer, are considered bumbling idiots in the eyes of "teen culture". Your job as a young Muslim is to help turn the tables on this false and unIslamic belief. All you have to do is this: when a Muslim adult does something good (i.e. saving someone's life, donating money to a worthy cause, the Imam gives a good speech, taking good care of his/her family) bring it up in the course of your conversations with your friend and praise the adult in question. Doing this regularly may not only change your friend's perspective, but could lead to them seeing their own parents in a more respectful way.

Tip 12 : Support Them Even When They Become More Practicing
Remember, just because a person starts practicing Islam more regularly, this does not mean everything will be okay from this point onwards. There will still be hard times, difficulties. There may be times when your friend may have doubts about his or her newfound practice of Islam. Be there to reassure them.

Source: Islamic Assembly of North America - Reciter.Org

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam




posted by scouser at 8:06 PM

 

~ Wednesday, June 09, 2004



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

Humour in Islam: Guideline & Points To Remember

We are all drawn to people with a good sense of humour. Humour has the power of warming people’s hearts and lifting the spirits like no other human characteristic, and it provides a welcome break amidst the pressures of life. Humour and joking are permitted in Islam. We learn this from several ahadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

Is Humour Permitted Or Prohibited ?

1-Abu Huraira radi allahu anhu said that the Prophet peace be upon him was told, 'O Prophet of Allah, you are joking with us." He said, "I only say what is true." (Tirmidhi)
2-Another Hadith relates that the Prophet would nickname Zainab bint Salama by repeatedly calling her 'O Zuweinab'.
3-Other ahadith relate that the Prophet peace be upon him would play and joke with small children. Thus we see that joking is a Sunnah. Sufyan ibn Aiyna was asked, "Is joking prohibited?" He replied, "It is a Sunnah, but the point is that it must be done appropriately." Many of the scholars agree.
4-Umar said, "I admire a man who is like a child with his family (playful), and once he leaves them, he is more serious."
5-Thabit ibn Ubaid said, "Zayd ibn Thabit was one of the most humorous men in his home. Outside of his home, he was as serious as any man."
6-It is also related that Ibn Abbas asked some of his guests to have light and humorous conversation so that they would have a good time and not feel bored.
7-Rabi'a said, "Virtue is made of six parts, three while in town (at the place of your home) and three while on journey. The first three are reciting the Qur'an, frequently being at the mosque, and spreading the way of Allah to other lands. The other three parts while travelling are spending, showing virtuous behaviour and joking in what Allah has permitted."
8-Ibn Abbas said, "Joking appropriately is permissible. For the Prophet joked but he said what was true." Al ibn Ahmad Al Faraheedi said, "People would feel imprisoned if they did not joke"

On the other hand, some of the scholars have prohibited joking and they are supported by some ahadith.
1-It is related that the Prophet said, "Do not be vague with others and do not joke." (Tirmidhi)
2-Another Hadith states that the Prophet said, "Everything has a beginning and hostility begins with joking."
3-Ja'far ibn Muhammad said, "Beware of joking for it causes embarrassment."
4-Ibrahim Al Nakh'I said, "Joking shows foolishness and arrogance."
5- Imam ibn Abdul Bar said, "Some of the scholars denounced joking for what it causes of offences, spite and malice between people."

So how are we to compromise between these two views? Al Hafeth said, "What is prohibited is exaggerated or continuous joking as it distracts from worship of Allah and being serious about religious matters. This often leads to hard-heartedness, envy and loss of respect. Useful joking, which aims to calm people or entertain or relieve them for a short time is permissible."

Types of Joking:

According to ibn Hayan, there are two types of joking.
1-Preferred and defined as, "That which Allah has permitted, which commits no sin and does not lead to separation between people."
2-The negative harmful kind, which is defined as, "Causes hostilities and sadness, and creates disrespect amongst people."

Outlining some of the benefits and harms of joking is beneficial in that it entertains, lifts the spirit and lightens the burdens of life, bringing people closer together. In describing this kind of joking, a man wrote, "Such humour does not hurt or criticize anyone. It leads a person from sadness to happiness, ceases the frown an allows people to relax and be themselves." Joking defeats its purpose when it separates people, causes hostilities and envy between them.

Guidelines for Humour:

1-Joking should not deviate from the truth. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, "I only say what is true."
2-Joking should not become consistent in a person’s manner, for seriousness is also a virtue. Muhammad ibn Ar Rashid said, "The issues of Islam are more serious than to be dealt with jokingly. Smiling, joking, relaxing and laughing are certainly welcome at appropriate times and places. But at times of work, seriousness is called for."
3-Bad language or reference to improper topics of conversation may not be subject of jokes.
4-Joking must be at the appropriate time and place.

Points to remember:

• Is this time right time to joke?
• Is this an appropriate person to joke with?
• Is this an appropriate topic to joke about?
• Is this the right place?

Also remember these points while joking:

• Never criticize while joking.
• Do not impose jokes if they do not come naturally.
• Beware of excessive joking with certain individuals.
• Show respect to the person you are joking with, as the Prophet Muhammad did when he told a man he was joking with, "In the eyes of Allah you are great."
• Monitor yourself when you are feeling humorous.
• Maintain good behaviour with people who make a mistake when joking with you. Do not answer harshly or stare back.
• It is better not to joke with someone when you meet for the first time.

We must be careful to maintain a Muslim code of behaviour and never harm another Muslim through humiliation or insensitivity. While joking we should implement all the above-mentioned points and maintain a good Muslim personality.

Source: IslamWay.com

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam



posted by scouser at 9:23 PM

 

~ Tuesday, June 08, 2004


Kanak2 di Iraq

Harapan Tidak Buta - Alarm Me

Berjalan di jalan yang terang
Agar tiada jatuh
Dan tersungkur di persimpangan
Perhati tika di jalanan
Bimbang datang ujian menduga keimanan

Sudah menjadi suratan
Setiap sesuatu bersifat sementara
Jerit perit di dunia
Terungkai dek pawarna
Hembusan ketakwaan

Pilu melihat mereka
Dihimpat kemiskinan dan serba kekurangan
Berkat walau sedikit
Terukir keredhaan di wajah ketenangan

Masih ada harapan
Ubah nasib kehidupan
Bekalan ilmu yang berguna

Berjalan di jalan yang terang
Agar tiada jatuh
Dan tersungkur di persimpangan
Perhati tika di jalanan
Bimbang datang ujian menduga keimanan

Masih ada harapan
Ubah nasib kehidupan
Bekalan ilmu yang berguna

Berjalan di jalan yang terang
Agar tiada jatuh
Dan tersungkur di persimpangan
Perhati tika di jalanan
Bimbang datang ujian menduga keimanan

Berusaha hindar keculasan
Waspada kefakiran
Jerumuskan kekufuran
Maruah dibela dijaga
Tidak meminta-minta
Hanya Tuhan segala

Mereka fakir di dunia
Namun hatimu dan berakhlak mulia

Namun hatimu dan berakhlak mulia

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Lagu ni mengisahkan golongan faqir miskin di seluruh dunia.Kalau diteliti lirik yg terakhir tu jelas menunjukkan golongan ini tak ingin sama sekali meminta2 sedekah.Siapakah yg sanggup merendahkan martabat diri semata-mata ingin mencari sesuap makanan.Mmg ada,tp percayalah mereka ini sebenarnya berasa sungguh berat hati utk melakukan hal sedemikian.

Lebih menyedihkan,kita memandang hina kepada mereka ini semua.Lebih teruk lagi kita langsung tidak bersyukur dgn kemewahan yg Allah anugerahkan kepada kita.Lihat student life di US ni...sungguh menyedihkan.Penuh dgn kebendaan yg takkan dpt dibawa ke akhirat kelak.Malah ada yg masih mengeluh kerana masih kekurangan wang utk membeli barang yg mereka idamkan.

Guna bahasa sempoi plak la.Tak biasa tulis ayat2 skema ni.Malam semalam baru je tgk citer Three Kings.Citer ni mengisahkan bagaimana 3 org tentera US cuba menyelamatkan 55 org tahanan yg lari daripada kekejaman Saddam Hussein.Citer ni tak berapa bias sangat sbb pelakon yg jd rakyat Iraq tu ada soal tentera US ttg perkara2 yg agak sensitif.Contohnya derang tanya kenapa US bom rumah dan perniagaan mereka kalau derang betul2 nak serang Iraq.Mmg pelakon yg jd tentera US tak dpt jawab la soalan tu.Pastu askar Iraq tanya sorang askar US ni adakah derang betul2 nak merdekakan Iraq?Kalau benar derang nak merdekakan Iraq mengapa anak2 kecil dibiarkan kebuluran.Mmg menyedihkan bila tgk movie tu.Dia tunjuk satu lori bawa susu.Pastu tangki lori tu pecah dan susu melimpah atas tanah.Berebut2 rakyat Iraq minum susu atas tanah tu.Sedih kan?Pastu bila tentera US agih2 makanan pada rakyat Iraq,askar2 Iraq ni rampas sume makanan tu.

In conclusion.Masih ramai lagi saudara Islam kita yg berada dlm kefakiran.Bahaya kefakiran ni hingga boleh membawa kepada kekufuran.Itulah yg sedang berlaku di Indonesia.Mengikut kajian yg dilakukan, 60% rakyat Indonesia berada dlm kemiskinan yg melampau.Tidak dikira lagi kemiskinan yg melanda Palestin,Chechnya,Bangladesh,Iraq,dan banyak lagi.Mmg mereka tak minta dijadikan fakir.Malah mereka bekerja keras setiap hari utk memperbaiki kehidupan mereka.Tp cam mana nak hidup mewah kalau gaji sekadara 2.50 dollar sehari?Macam mana nak hidup mewah kalau setiap hari tentera penceroboh (Amerika dan Israel)memusnahkan kediaman mereka.Kalau di mesia plak,cam mana derang nak hidup senang kalau duit zakat diseleweng?

So? Bersyukurlah dan banyakkanlah memikirkan masalah ummah di seluruh dunia...

posted by scouser at 9:09 PM



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

Erti kemuliaan di sisi Allah...

Sekecil-kecil siapapun manusia, pasti tidak mahu direndahkan, walaupun pekerjaannya sangat rendah, tidak mau direndahkan. Hanya ada yang tidak berdaya terhadap yang merendahkan dirinya. Ada yang berupaya untuk melawan. Meningkat dari tidak ingin direndahkan menjadi ingin dihargai, siapapun ingin dihargai. Lebih tinggi dari itu ingin dimuliakan. Kita semua sama karena memang peringkat hati kita sama. Tidak senang kita dihina oleh siapapun, tetapi kita ingin kalau boleh kita dimuliakan.

Ada yang menganggap mulia dari gelaran, maka lama mana pun ia bertahan hanya beberapa tahun, tetapi ada yang gelap mata sehingga harus membeli gelaran. Ada yang menganggap kemuliaan itu dari hartanya, sehingga siang malam mencari harta dan tidak terasa waktu berlalu. Ada yang menyangka dengan popularity, sehingga harus menggadaikan harga diri, dan kehormatannya.

Jadi dimana kemuliaan yang sebenarnya? Allah berfirman "Qulillaahumma maalikal mulki tu'til mulka man tasyaa-u wa tanzi'ul mulka mim man tasyaa-u wa tu'izzu man tasyaa-u wa tudzillu man tasyaa-u bi yadikal khairu innaka 'alaa kulli syai-in qadiir" – Katakanlah, Ya Allah pemilik kerajaan. Engkau berikan kerajaan kepada siapa yang Engkau kehendaki, Engkau tanggalkan (hilangkan) kerajaan itu dari siapa yang Engkau kehendaki, Engkau muliakan siapa yang Engkau kehendaki dan Engkau hinakan siapa yang Engkau kehendaki. Di tangan Engkau segala kebajikan. Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Kuasa atas segala sesuatu.

Jadi siapapun yang ingin kemuliaan yang sebenarnya tidak boleh bergantung kepada sebab, tetapi bergantung kepada yang memberikan penyebab. Siapapun yang ingin dimulia oleh sesuatu yang pasti akan berakhir, maka dia tidak akan mulia. Kemuliaan hakiki adalah kalau kita bergantung kepada yang tidak akan pernah berakhir. Ada orang yang akan merasa mulia apabila mempunyai harta, maka dia akan mengumpulkan harta sebanyak mungkin, dia akan merasa bangga dengan banyak tabungannya, memakai kereta mewah, mempunyai rumah megah dan semua itu akan berakhir. Boleh jadi dia yang meninggalkan hartanya atau hartanya yang meninggalkan dia. Seperti itu semua tidak salah, asalkan semua yang ada pada diri kita menjadi jalan untuk kemuliaan yang hakiki menurut pandangan Allah SWT.

Kalau orang sudah menyukai dengan sesuatu yang kekal, maka mencari harta penuh dengan kejujuran. Karena kejujuran itu kekal nilainya. Kalau sudah dapat harta maka jagalah ia dengan menunaikan zakat, sadaqah maka akan kekal. Kalau saudara ingin mulia dengan harta, maka selalulah bershadaqah. Semakin banyak orang yang lapar dan tidak berpakaian boleh makan dan berpakaian melalui perantara titisan keringat yang dapat kita berikan kepada mereka. Ada dua kunci utama yang perlu kita lakukan :

1. Perbaiki diri terus menerus, karena kita jatuh bukan dari orang lain, tetapi kita jatuh oleh perbuatan diri kita sendiri.

2. Tingkatkan kemampuan supaya kita boleh berbuat lebih baik dari sebelumnya.


Orang yang bermanfaat itu adalah orang yang bermanfaat sebanyak-banyaknya untuk orang lain, selebihnya kita serahkan sepenuhnya kepada Allah SWT.

Jawatan tidak menjanjikan dengan kemuliaan, karena tidak sedikit orang yang diberikan jawatan oleh Allah tetapi untuk memperlihatkan kehinaannya, sehingga kuncinya sabar sudah hilang dari hari nuraninya. Sabar ketika diuji dengan kesusahan lebih banyak yang sukses dibanding sabar jika diuji oleh kelapangan. Kalau kita ingin punya kemuliaan dan kita mempunyai kedudukan, janganlah kita bersandar dengan kedudukan tersebut. Jadikanlah kedudukan itu untuk mengajak orang banyak dalam rangka mendekatkan diri kepada Allah. Bukan jawatan yang penting, tetapi nilai manfaat dari jawatan tersebut yang lebih penting.

Jadi kita jangan merasa mulia dengan sesuatu yang tidak kekal, Menurut Imam Ibnu Atthaillah kemuliaan itu letaknya kalau kita menyukai sesuatu yang kekal. Itulah yang membuat kita mulia hakiki. Kalau wanita hanya mengandaikan penampilan yang ada pada dirinya maka ia akan berakhir, makin bertambah umur makin turun penampilan fiziknya. Tetapi kalau seseoang wanita mengandaikan kemuliaan yang kekal, iman, akhlaq pribadi yang mulia seperti Siti Khadijah, maka semakin tua semakin menawan dihadapan Rasullullah.

Dan kesimpulannya "Inna akraa makum 'indallahi atqakum" – Sesungguhnya orang yang paling mulia disisi Allah adalah orang yang paling bertaqwa diantara kalian" Jangan sampai kita bersikap yang berlebihan terhadap orang yang mempunyai pangkat, jawatan dan harta kekayaan. Kita harus bersikap yang

profesional, biasa-biasa saja. Karena boleh jadi orang yang kelihatan hina menurut pandangan manusia tetapi mulia di sisi Allah SWT...

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam




posted by scouser at 9:02 PM

 

~ Monday, June 07, 2004



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

Some Qur'aanic Verses & Astronomical discoveries

Dr. Kozai is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan, and was the Director of the National Astronomical Observatory, Mikata, Tokyo Japan. We presented to him a number of Qur'aanic verses describing the beginning of creation and the heavens, and which deal with the relationship of the earth to the heavens. After studying these verses, Professor Kozai asked us about the Qur'aan and about the time when the Qur'aan was revealed. We informed him that it was revealed 1400 years ago, and then we asked him about the facts which these verses contained.


After each answer we would show him the Qur'aanic text. He expressed his astonishment, saying that this Qur'aan describes the universe as seen from the highest point, everything seen is distinct and clear. He who said this sees everything in existence. Seen from such a point, there is nothing which can be unseen.

We asked him whether at some point in time the firmament was in a form of smoke. He stated that all signs and indications are converging to prove that at one point in time the whole firmament was nothing but a cloud of smoke. This has come to be established as a proven visible fact. Scientists now can observe new stars forming up out of that smoke, which is the origin of our universe.

It shows one of the stars as it forms up out of the smoke. Look at the outer reddish parts of the smoke as it begins to heat and cluster. And look at the center of the cloud and how the smoky matter is of such high density that it becomes irradiant. The illuminating stars we see today were, just as was the whole universe, in that smoke form. We presented to him the Qur'aanic verse saying: Then he turned to the sky, and it had been (as) smoke (dukhaan): He said to it and to the earth: come you together, willingly or unwillingly. They said: we do come (together) in willing obedience. (Qur'aan 41:11).

Some scientists describe this dukhaan or smoke “mist”. But Professor Kozai pointed out that the term “mist” does not correspond to the description of this smoke, because mist is characteristically cold, whereas this cosmic smoke is somewhat hot. Dukhaan indeed is made up of diffused gases to which solid substances are attached, and this is the exact description of the smoke from which the universe emerged even before the stars were formed.

Professor Kozai said that because that smoke was hot, we cannot describe it as “mist”. Dukhaan is the best descriptive word that can ever be. In this way Professor Kozai continued to scrutinize each Qur'aanic verse we presented to him.

Finally we asked him: ‘What do you think of this phenomenon which you have seen for yourself, namely, that science is beginning to discover the secrets of the universe, whereas many of these secrets have already been revealed in the Qur'aan or in the Sunnah? Do you think that the Qur'aan was given to the Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) from a human source?’

Professor Kozai replied: "I say, I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in Qur'aan, and for us modern astronomers have been studying a very small piece of the universe. We have concentrated our efforts for understanding of a very small part. Because by using telescopes, we can see only very few parts of the sky without thinking about the whole universe. So, by reading Qur'aan and by answering to the questions, I think I can find my future way for investigation of the universe."

Professor Kozai believes it is impossible that the Qur'aan was from a human source. He further stated that we scientists in our studies concentrated only on a small area, but if we read the Qur'aan, then we will see a much larger picture of this universe. Scientists have to look at it in a panorama, not within limited and narrow perspectives. Professor Kozai acknowledges relating to the Cosmos, he is now able to define his way in the future. He states that, from now on, he will plan his research guided by the comprehensive Qur'aanic view of the universe.

Glory to You O Lord, may You be exalted! This is the ever-lasting miracle which renews itself. This is a miracle which gives life and which convinces Muslims and Non-Muslims, and which will convince all generations until the Day of Judgment.

Allah said in the Qur'aan: But Allah bears witness that what He has sent unto thee He has sent with His (own) knowledge. (Qur'aan 4:166).

And say: Praise be to Allah, Who will soon show you His signs, so that you shall know them. (Qur'aan 27:93).

It-Is-Truth.org

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam

posted by scouser at 10:44 PM

 

~ Sunday, June 06, 2004



Bismillaahirrahmaanirraheem...

Tajuk : Kebangkitan Gerakan Islam: Dari Masa Transisi Menuju Kematangan.

Tajuk asal : Al-Shahwah al-Islamiyyah min al-Murahiqah ila al-Rusyd.

Penulis : Syaikh Yusuf al-Qaradhawi.


Setiap insan di dalam perjalanan mereka menuju kedewasaan pasti akan melalui beberapa peringkat hidup bermula daripada bayi kepada kanak-kanak, remaja sehinggalah dewasa. Setiap peringkat ini memiliki ciri-cirinya yang tersendiri. Bayi sentiasa perlukan penjagaan, kanak-kanak asyik bermain, remaja sentiasa bersemangat manakala dewasa bersifat matang lagi cermat.



Demikianlah juga dengan gerakan kebangkitan Islam mutakhir ini. Alhamdulillah, gerakan ini kini sudah mula kelihatan dan dirasai di seluruh pelusuk dunia, sama ada di negara yang majoritinya Islam atau bukan Islam. Akan tetapi jika dianalisa dengan mendalam, boleh dikatakan bahawa gerakan kebangkitan ini lebih memiliki ciri-ciri bersemangat daripada berilmu, bersifat terburu-buru daripada bertenang, bersifat cuai daripada cermat dan bersifat baru daripada matang. Dalam ertikata lain, gerakan kebangkitan Islam mutakhir ini lebih mirip kepada ciri-ciri remaja yang dalam perjalanan menuju kedewasaan.

Inilah analisa Syaikh Yusuf al-Qaradhawi dan di atas analisa inilah beliau menulis buku yang khas bertujuan membimbing gerakan kebangkitan yang bersifat remaja ini ke arah kedewasaan yang sepenuhnya. Dalam bimbingannya ini Syaikh al-Qaradhawi telah menggariskan sepuluh poin utama, iaitu:

Pertama: Beralih daripada format dan simbol kepada hakikat dan kandungan. Pada zahirnya kelihatan gerakan kebangkitan Islam hanya menumpukan perhatian kepada perkara-perkara yang mencorakkan simbol dan meninggalkan isi kandungannya yang jauh lebih penting. Umpama seseorang yang selalu membesar-besarkan kedudukan jari telunjuk di dalam bacaan tasyahud solat tetapi di waktu yang sama meninggalkan perbincangan tentang sebab, tujuan dan kepentingan tuntutan solat itu sendiri secara keseluruhannya.

Kedua: Beralih daripada perdebatan kepada perbuatan. Sebahagian gerakan Islam gemar membakar tenaga mengungkit kesalahan dan kelemahan gerakan yang lain. Di waktu yang sama gerakan itu sendiri tidak berbuat apa-apa yang bermanfaat secara menyeluruh kepada Islam dan umatnya. Sikap sebegini perlu berubah. Tenaga dan masa seharusnya dibakar demi manfaat Islam dan umatnya manakala apa-apa kelemahan atau kesalahan gerakan lain seharusnya dibetulkan secara positif.

Ketiga: Beralih daripada sikap emosional kepada sikap ilmiah. Kerana semangat yang berlandaskan emosi tanpa kematangan yang berlandaskan ilmu, didapati sebahagian gerakan Islam cenderungkan mengkritik, melabel dan menghukum sesama umat Islam tanpa berlandaskan ilmu yang sebenar. Bahkan di dalam tindakan itu sendiri jelas terserlah sifat-sifat kejahilan yang keamatan. Sikap sebegini perlu berubah, seharusnya semangat itu didirikan di atas ilmu atau sekurang-kurangnya selari dengan tahap ilmu.

Keempat: Beralih daripada sikap menumpukan perhatian dalam masalah cabang kepada masalah pokok. Seringkali gerakan Islam menumpukan perhatian hanya kepada masalah cabang, seperti membaca Basmalah dengan kuat atau perlahan di dalam solat berjamaah tetapi diwaktu yang sama meninggalkan masalah pokok, seperti orang yang yang tidak bersolat jamaah langsung. Seharusnya gerakan Islam memberi tumpuan yang mendalam kepada masalah pokok dan bersikap toleran dalam masalah cabang. Apa guna mengukuhkan cabang jika pokoknya sendiri amat lemah ?

Kelima: Beralih daripada sikap menyulitkan kepada sikap memudahkan. Islam adalah agama yang sentiasa

berciri-cirikan kemudahan. Akan tetapi sayang sekali sebahagian gerakan Islam memiliki ciri-ciri menyulitkan sehingga menyebabkan banyak orang menjauhi Islam, umpama mereka ada yang memaksa seseorang yang baru hendak memeluk Islam dengan amalan bersunat padahal amalan ini bukanlah sepatutnya menjadi agenda pertama di dalam dakwah kepada kaum bukan Islam.

Keenam: Beralih daripada sikap jumud dan taklid kepada sikap ijtihad dan pembaharuan. Di antara gerakan Islam masih ada yang berpendapat bahawa pintu-pintu ijtihad telah ditutup dan pembaharuan hukum Islam adalah tidak perlu. Mereka memaksa umat Islam untuk bertaklid kepada mazhab-mazhab tertentu sahaja dan apa-apa perkembangan terbaru dalam tamadun manusia adalah sesuatu yang harus ditinggalkan kerana ia, kononnya, tidak dirangkumi oleh syari‘at Islam. Sikap negatif seperti perlu diubah, pertama kerana para imam mazhab sendiri tidak memaksa umat Islam untuk bertaklid kepada mazhab mereka dan kedua, para imam mazhab sendiri berubah-ubah fatwa mereka selari dengan peredaran zaman dan tamadun semasa kehidupan mereka sendiri.

Ketujuh: Beralih daripada sikap Eksklusif kepada sikap Inklusif. Eksklusif ialah sikap mengunggulkan diri sendiri dan menyisihkan orang lain manakala Inklusif ialah sikap merendahkan diri sendiri agar sama rata mencakupi semua orang. Malang sekali sikap eksklusif, yang mirip kepada sifat Iblis yang enggan bersujud

kepada Adam alaihi salam, telah menjadi ciri-ciri sebahagian gerakan Islam. Masing-masing mengunggulkan gerakan sendiri sehingga akhirnya menjadilah gerakan Islam sesuatu yang berpisah-pisah. Sehurusnya sifat eksklusif ini dikikis dan diterapkan sikap inklusif yang berciri-cirikan jamaah dan kerjasama.

Kelapan: Beralih daripada sikap berlebih-lebihan kepada sikap bersederhana. Islam adalah agama pertengahan, apa yang berpisah daripada pertengahan ini disebut sebagai berlebih-lebihan (Ghuluw). Agama pertengahan ini tidak condong ke sikap remeh dan tidak juga condong kepada sikap fanatik. Sayang sekali ada di antara gerakan Islam yang condong ke arah meremehkan syari‘at Islam sepertimana aliran liberalisme. Ada juga yang condong ke arah berlebih-lebihan seperti aliran fanatisme. Yang benar gerakan Islam harus berada di antara kedua-duannya kerana ini jalan yang lurus yang akan menghasilkan kejayaan sebenar.

Kesembilan: Beralih daripada sikap berkeras kepada sikap berhikmah. Sebahagian gerakan Islam, kerana sikap putus asa telah beralih daripada manhaj dakwah dengan hikmah kepada manhaj kekerasan dengan senjata. Mereka membunuh jiwa dan melakukan kerosakan harta benda yang akhirnya hanya akan menggagalkan secara keseluruhan usaha kebangkitan Islam. Seharusnya gerakan Islam memiliki sifat sabar dan bertahap-tahap. Tidak boleh menanam benih di pagi hari dan mengharapkan buahnya di petang hari.

Kesepuluh: Beralih daripada pertelingkahan kepada persatuan. Antara faktor utama yang menghalang kejayaan gerakan Islam mutakhir ialah pertelingkahan sesama gerakan atas hal-hal khilaf dan dzanni (hukum yang samar-samar). Padahal syari‘at Islam mewajibkan umatnya sesuatu yang disebaliknya, iaitu bersatu dan jangan berpecah. Selagi gerakan Islam berpecah dan bertelingkah, selagi itulah kejayaan menjauhi tangan umat Islam.

Demikian sepuluh poin utama yang digariskan oleh Syaikh al-Qaradhawi kepada gerakan Islam mutakhir tanpa khusus kepada mana-mana aliran tertentu. Di dalam memberi poin-poin di atas, Syaikh al-Qaradhawi

telah menegur secara positif beberapa aliran Islam mutakhir yang masyhur seperti Jamaah Hizbut Tahrir, Jamaah Tabligh, Jamaah Jihadi, Jamaah Wahabiyyah, Jamaah al-Albaniyyun, Jamaah al-Jamiyyun (pengikut Syaikh Rabi’ al-Madkhali), Jamaah Syururiyyun, Jamaah Ikhwan al-Muslimun, Jamaah Sufisme dan tareqat-tereqat mereka dan pelbagai lagi.

Buku ini sangat dianjurkan kerana gerakan kebangkitan Islam di Malaysia juga tidak lagi daripada pelbagai

kelemahan dan kekurangan sepertimana yang digariskan oleh Syaikh al-Qaradhawi. Gerakan kebangkitan Islam di Malaysia masih berada di tahap remaja dan sangat-sangat memerlukan bimbingan untuk mencapai tahap dewasa secepat agar segala misi perjuangan mereka dapat membuahkan hasil sebaik mungkin.

Maa ashobani min hasanatin faminallah...wamaa ashobani min sayyiatin famin nafsi (segala yg baik tu dari Allah dan yg buruk tu dari diriku)

Wallahu a'lam.Wassalam

posted by scouser at 8:57 PM