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Khamis, Januari 22, 2009

Kenali Tokoh : Dr. Gary Miller


Disalin tampal dari : Institut Al-Qayyim

Dr. Gary Miller (Abdul Ahad Omar): Beliau, yang berasal dari Kanada, merupakan seorang pakar matematik yang mendalami ilmu teologi (ketuhanan) Kristian.



Pada tahun 1978 beliau dihadiahkan al-Quran dan selepas membacanya barulah beliau sedar tentang kepincangan Bible dan kebenaran al-Quran.








Beliau terus memeluk agama Islam dan merupakan seorang pendakwah Muslim yang komited hinggalah ke hari ini. Antara tulisan beliau yg menarik ialah yang bertajuk “The Amazing Quran” (Quran Yang Mengagumkan) . Dalam tulisan ini beliau membuktikan bahawa al-Quran adalah wahyu dan tidak mungkin ditulis oleh manusia dengan menggunakan pendekatan saintifik.




“A very important Christian missionary converted to Islam and became a major herald for Islam, he was a very active missionary and was very knowledgeable about the Bible. This man likes mathematics so much, that’s why he likes logic. One day, he decided to read the Qur’an to try to find any mistakes that he might take advantage of while inviting Muslims to convert to Christianity. He expected the Qur’an to be an old book written 14 centuries ago, a book that talks about the desert and so on. He was amazed from what he found.



He discovered that this Book had what no other book in the world has. He expected to find some stories about the hard time that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had, like the death of his wife Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) or the death of his sons and daughters. However, he did not find anything like that. And what made him even more confused is that he found a full “Sura” (chapter) in the Qur’an named “Mary” that contains a lot of respect to Mary (peace be upon her) which is not the case even in the books written by Christians nor in their Bibles. He did not find a Sura named after “Fatimah”(the prophet’s daughter) nor “Aishah” (the Prophet’s wife), may Allah (God) be pleased with both of them. He also found that the name of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned in the Qur’an 25 times while the name of “Muhammad” (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned only 4 times, so he became more confused. He started reading the Qur’an more thoroughly hoping to find a mistake but he was shocked when he read a great verse which is verse number 82 in Surat Al-Nisa’a (Women) that says:



“Do they not consider the Qur’an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy”.



Dr Miller says about this verse: “One of the well known scientific principles is the principle of finding mistakes or looking for mistakes in a theory until it’s proved to be right (Falsification Test). What’s amazing is that the Holy Qur’an asks Muslims and non-muslims to try to find mistakes in this book and it tells them that they will never find any”. He also says about this verse: “No writer in the world has the courage to write a book and say that it’s empty of mistakes, but the Qur’an, on the contrary, tells you that it has no mistakes and asks you to try to find one and you won’t find any.”



http://www.islamvie w.org/gary_ miller.htm

Isnin, Januari 19, 2009

Palestin Memanggil Kamu Pulang Kepada Islam

p/s: Disalin tampal dari al-ahkam.net
Credits to Islah

Sidang Jumaat yang dirahmati Allah,


Sekali lagi, umat Islam sedunia dihidangkan dengan pusingan seterusnya kekejaman regim Zionis ke atas umat Islam dan manusia di bumi Palestin. Kekejaman yang melampaui batas fikiran manusia, yang tidak lain dan tidak bukan adalah untuk mengiyakan apa yang diamarankan oleh al-Quran, tentang fasad besar-besaran pusingan kedua yang dicetuskan oleh kaum Yahudi ini.


Firman Allah SWT:

“Dan telah Kami nyatakan kepada Bani Israil di dalam Kitab itu: “Sesungguhnya kamu akan melakukan kerosakan di bumi (Palestin) dua kali, dan sesungguhnya kamu akan berlaku sombong angkuh dengan melampau” [al-Israa' 17: 4]


Para ahli Tafsir kontemporari menyetujui bahawa kerosakan pertama yang dilakukan oleh orang-orang Yahudi ini adalah semasa mastautin mereka di bumi Yathrib. Mereka menguasai politik, ekonomi dan sosial di kota tersebut, bongkak dengan impian mereka bahawa Nabi akhir zaman akan diutuskan sekali lagi daripada keturunan mereka, dan seterusnya memanfaatkan kebodohan kaum Aus dan Khazraj lalu melaga-lagakan dua kelompok kaum Arab ini hingga berperang sesama sendiri, mencecah suatu tempoh yang amat panjang.

Kerosakan pertama ini mencapai kemuncaknya, apabila mereka secara rasmi menolak Kenabian Rasul akhir zaman, tatkala tibanya Muhammad bin Abdullah ke kota Yathrib di dalam peristiwa Hijrah. Meleset sekali impian mereka, bahawa Allah telah menetapkan bahawa kaum yang banyak membunuh Nabi dan Rasul ini hilang kebanggaan buta mereka, apabila penutup segala Nabi dan Rasul, diutuskan daripada kaum Arab berketurunan Ismail ‘alayhi al-Salaam, iaitulah Junjungan Mulia Nabi Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

Firman Allah SWT:

“Maka apabila sampai masa janji (membalas kederhakaan kamu) kali yang pertama dari dua (kederhakaan) itu, Kami datangkan kepada kamu hamba-hamba Kami yang kuat gagah dan amat keras serangannya lalu mereka menjelajah di segala ceruk rantau (untuk menyerang dan mengusir kamu); dan (sebenarnya peristiwa itu) adalah satu janji yang benar-benar berlaku” [al-Israa' 17: 5]

Sidang Jumaat, rahimakumullah…


Misi menghadapi kaum Yahudi yang tidak pernah jemu menyebarkan kerosakan di muka bumi biar pun telah diberi peluang berkali-kali oleh Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, disempurnakan oleh umat Islam dengan pengusiran mereka dari bumi Khaybar pada bulan Muharram tahun ke-7H.

Semenjak itu, kaum Yahudi hidup berpeleseran dan sukar diterima di mana-mana sahaja penempatan di muka bumi, di bawah mana-mana kuasa pemerintah, disebabkan oleh perilaku mereka sendiri yang tidak henti-henti mencetuskan fasad di muka bumi.

Namun, di sepanjang sejarah itu, kuasa pemerintah Islam jugalah, dengan keluasan rahmat dan toleransinya menghulurkan bantuan bersyarat kepada kaum Yahudi, termasuklah semasa mereka berdepan dengan pembunuhan beramai-ramai di bumi Andalus pada 1492 oleh kuasa Kristian. Kerajaan Islam Turki Othmaniyyah mempelawa mereka untuk mendapat perlindungan duduk di bawah pemerintah Islam, tetapi Yahudi tetap Yahudi, mereka menjadi duri dalam daging hingga akhirnya berperanan sebagai kelompok terpenting yang menjadi punca kepada kejatuhan kerajaan Turki Othmaniyyah. Yahudi Donme yang hidup talam dua muka, menjadi lubang kebocoran bagi negara Islam terakhir itu, hingga legasi Islam ribuan tahun, tamat secara rasminya pada tahun 1924.

Sidang Jumaat sekalian,


Kejatuhan kerajaan Islam terakhir itulah, titik utama kepada terlepasnya bumi Palestin dari wilayah Islam. Sehingga kini, bumi Palestin itu terus bermandi darah, setiap anak yang dilahirkan, adalah seperti sudah tersurat bahawa mereka bakal menjadi mangsa kekejaman penjajah Zionis yang terus menerus membelakangkan kemanusiaan, menghancurkan apa dan siapa sahaja yang menghalang cita-cita mereka untuk menegakkan negara Zionis dari tebing Furat ke Sungai Nil.

Itulah ’sumbangan’ Yahudi.

Kerosakan demi kerosakan.

Dan Allah SWT telah menetapkan, bahawa kitalah pada hari ini yang berdepan dengan kerosakan besar-besaran pusingan kedua, sebagaimana yang telah dicatatkan di dalam ayat yang saya bacakan tadi.

Jamaah kaum Muslimin sekalian,


Apakah tindakan kita? Apakah cukup dengan hanya menggelengkan kepala, menanti isu ini pudar daripada siaran media selepas seminggu dua, dan kemudian menggelengkan kepala lagi untuk pusingan yang seterusnya?

Sesungguhnya, kita mempunyai 3 bentuk tindakan yang menanti perlaksanaan.

Tindakan pertama, adalah dengan MENGECAM.

Kita boleh dan perlu untuk membuat kecaman. Membantah dan menyuarakan penentangan kita terhadap kekejaman Yahudi di bumi Palestin. Sama ada kecaman itu dibuat dalam bentuk demonstrasi, ucapan, khutbah dan penulisan, kecaman mesti diteruskan.

Kecaman ini boleh menjustifikasikan sokongan dan kebersamaan kita dengan saudara-saudara seagama di bumi Palestin. Ia juga menjadi bukti terhadap kepedulian kita. Ia menjadi tanda bahawa kita bukan terdiri dari kelompok manusia yang disebutkan oleh Allah dengan perumpamaan buruk sebagai BINATANG TERNAK.

Firman Allah SWT:


“Dan Sesungguhnya Kami jadikan untuk neraka Jahanam banyak dari jin dan manusia yang mempunyai hati (tetapi) tidak mahu memahami dengannya (ayat-ayat Allah), dan yang mempunyai mata (tetapi) tidak mahu melihat dengannya (bukti keesaan Allah) dan yang mempunyai telinga (tetapi) tidak mahu mendengar dengannya (ajaran dan nasihat); mereka itu seperti binatang ternak, bahkan mereka lebih sesat lagi; mereka itulah orang-orang yang lalai” [al-A'raaf 7: 179]

Binatang ternak tidak pernah peduli kepada pisau yang sedang diasah untuk menyembelihnya. Binatang ternak hanya memerhatikan rumput dengan penuh nafsu terhadap perutnya. Binatang ternak adalah perumpamaan kepada manusia yang diberi mata tidak melihat, diberi telinga tidak mendengar. Apa yang mereka pedulikan hanyalah lima rukun hidup iaitu MAKAN, MINUM, KERJA, REHAT dan KAHWIN.

Semoga dengan kecaman dan bantahan yang dibuat, menjadi saksi di hadapan Allah, bahawa kita adalah manusia, bukan binatang yang tidak punya rasa peduli dan peka.

Namun kecaman bukanlah tindakan yang terbaik oleh seorang mukmin.

Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam telah bersabda:

Daripada Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri radhiyallahu ‘anhu beliau berkata: aku mendengar Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam pernah bersabda: Sesiapa dari kalangan kamu yang melihat kemungkaran, maka hendaklah dia mengubahnya dengan tangannya. Andai tiada kemampuan untuk berbuat demikian, maka hendalah dia mengubahnya dengan lisannya. Dan jika beliau tidak mampu untuk berbuat begitu, maka hendaklah (dikecam) dengan hatinya. Dan demikian itu adalah selemah-lemah iman [Hadith riwayat Muslim]

Arahan Nabi Muhammad sallalaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam terhadap tindakan kita mencegah kemungkaran, bukan sekadar mengingkarinya dengan hati, atau menegahnya dengan lisan, tetapi bertindak dengan tangan untuk MENGUBAH keadaan. Tindak balas kita mestilah ada upaya untuk mengubah keadaan, dan kecaman masih jauh dari mampu mencetuskan perubahan itu.

Sidang Jumaat rahimakumullaah,


Tindakan kedua yang mesti kita lakukan untuk bertindak terhadap kekejaman Yahudi di bumi Palestin adalah selepas MENGECAM adalah MENCEGAH.

Mencegah boleh berlaku dalam beberapa bentuk.

Cegahan pertama adalah pada usaha mengelakkan diri untuk menjadi mangsa kepada kemungkaran itu. Ia mungkin boleh diertikan sebagai tindakan untuk berhijrah meninggalkan tempat di mana kemungkaran itu berlaku.

Ia mungkin berupaya menyelamatkan diri kita buat sementara, tetapi ia tidak akan dapat menamatkan kemungkaran itu daripada terus menerus berleluasa. Dan segala puji bagi Allah, saudara kita di bumi Palestin tidak bertindak melarikan diri. Jika mereka tidak punya semangat yang kuat untuk mempertahankan diri dan maruah Islam, sudah pasti mereka bertempiaran lari menjadi pelarian di bumi asing.

Namun Allah anugerahkan bumi itu dengan manusia yang kental jiwa. Mereka terus bertahan. Biar pun hanya dengan lastik dan batu, berundur tidak sekali-kali! Sama ada menang, atau syahid fi sabillah.

Mencegah yang kedua pula, boleh diertikan dengan tindakan kita mengekang diri daripada menjadi sebahagian daripada kemungkaran itu. Kita harus bertindak untuk menghalang diri daripada menjadi sebahagian daripada kekuatan regim Yahudi di bumi Palestin. Dan tindakan ini boleh dijustifikasikan dengan kempen boikot.

Secara individu, kita boleh menyekat diri daripada menggunakan barangan dan perkhidmatan syarikat-syarikat yang menyumbang kepada kekuatan ekonomi regim Yahudi Zionis itu.

Firman Allah SWT berkenaan dengan hal ini:

“Kemudian, Kami kembalikan kepada kamu (Yahudi) kekuasaan untuk mengalahkan mereka, dan Kami perpanjangkan kepada kamu dengan banyaknya harta kekayaan dan anak pinak, serta Kami jadikan kamu kaum yang lebih ramai pasukannya” [Al-Israa' 17: 6]

Di era kerosakan kedua oleh kaum Yahudi ini, Allah SWT menjelaskan bahawa kekuatan mereka adalah hasil yang diperpanjangkan kepada mereka berupa harta kekayaan dan sumber tenaga manusia. Ayat ini amat jelas menunjukkan kepada kita, bahawa regim Yahudi Zionis hari ini menjadi kuat hasil sokongan luar yang mereka terima.

Sokongan itu tidak lain dan tidak bukan adalah daripada negara Polis Dunia iaitu Amerika Syarikat.

Laporan http://www.ifamericansknew.org menjelaskan bahawa regim Zionis yang menjajah bumi Palestin menerima bantuan di antara 10 ke 15 juta US Dollar sehari daripada Amerika Syarikat. Jumlah ini mengatasi jumlah keseluruhan bantuan Amerika Syarikat kepada negara-negara Amerika Latin, Sub Sahara Afrika dan Carribean.

Kekuatan utama rejim Zionis di Palestin adalah sokongan Amerika Syarikat. Negara kuasa besar dunia itu berupaya memanipulasi kewangannya sendiri untuk memberikan sokongan dan bantuan kepada rejim Zionis hasil kombinasi beberapa pihak, khususnya media di Amerika Syarikat yang tidak melapor, melapor secara simplistik, atau memberikan laporan yang salah, untuk mengawal kefahaman penduduk Amerika Syarikat tentang isu Palestin.

Maka tindakan memboikot barangan yang menyumbang kepada kekuatan ini, tindakan menghentikan penggunakan matawang Dollar Amerika Syarikat adalah tindakan mencegah yang boleh memberikan kesan kepada hal ini, jika umat Islam dan seluruh warga manusia yang prihatin bersatu padu menjayakannya.

Sidang Jumaat sekalian,


Walau bagaimana pun, tindakan mengecam dan mencegah masih belum mencapai standard yang ditetapkan oleh Nabi Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam kepada kita. Bahawa kemungkaran mesti menerima tindak balas yang bersifat MENGUBAH.

Perubahan itulah yang mesti diperhatikan oleh kita semua.

Apakah kekalahan demi kekalahan yang menimpa umat Islam selama ini berlaku tanpa sebab?

Apakah kejatuhan kuasa Islam hanya disebabkan oleh faktor luar?

Sesungguhnya mencela kaum Yahudi yang melakukan kerosakan, tidak lebih daripada sekadar kata pepatah Melayu, SEPERTI MARAHKAN ANJING MENYALAK BUKIT. Yahudi dan kerosakan sudah sinonim, maka janganlah kita sekadar marahkan Yahudi, sebaliknya cerminlah diri kita, apakah yang sedang berlaku kepada umat Islam sendiri?

Kaum Muslimin rahimakumullaah,


Menjawab soalan ini, saya teringat kepada apa yang telah diungkapkan oleh Abu al-Hasan Ali al-Nadawi di dalam bukunya Ila al-Islam Min Jadeed (Kembali Semula Kepada Islam). Di bawah tajuk “Antara Ilusi dan Realiti”� (Bayna al-Soorah wa al-Haqiqah)�, al-Nadwi telah memberikan suatu analogi yang sangat baik untuk difikirkan bersama.

Al-Nadwi membayangkan bagaimana seorang pemimpin hebat yang telah mati, dikenang oleh pengikutnya dengan membina sebuah patung yang besar dan amat menyerupai rupa pemimpin itu semasa hayatnya. Tetapi pada suatu hari, seekor burung datang bertenggek di atas hidung “pemimpin”tersebut dan melepaskan najisnya. Patung yang besar dan gagah itu tidak mampu berbuat apa-apa terhadap burung yang kecil itu, walaupun di kaki patung itu terpahat nama seorang pemimpin yang semasa hidupnya digeruni kawan dan lawan.

Mengapakah keadaan itu boleh berlaku? Mengapakah pemimpin yang hebat itu terhina hanya oleh perilaku seekor burung yang kecil?

Al-Nadawi mengulas analogi ini dengan mengemukakan konsep ilusi versus realiti.

Patung itu walaupun besar, gagah dan hebat, malah mewakili peribadi seorang pemimpin yang agung semasa hidupnya, adalah hanya “seorang patung”. Ia hanya sebuah gambaran. Sebuah ilusi. Manakala burung tersebut, walaupun kecil dari segi saiznya, ia adalah burung yang hidup. Burung itu walaupun kecil, namun ia adalah realiti.

Sunnatullah telah menetapkan bahawa realiti sentiasa mengalahkan ilusi.

Beginilah perihalnya kita ketika berhadapan dengan musuh.

Jika kita membuka lembaran al-Quran dan mengkaji tentang Yahudi, maka kita akan dapati bahawa keterangan al-Quran tentang karakter Yahudi amat selaras. Kelakuan penakut mereka yang hanya membolehkan mereka menyerang di sebalik tembok, sifat takabbur, dendam kesumat terhadap orang-orang yang beriman, semuanya menepati realiti. Maka orang-orang Yahudi hari ini adalah orang Yahudi sejati. Pertembungan kita dengan Yahudi adalah pertembungan kita dengan sebuah realiti.

Jika kita membaca al-Quran dan meneliti ayat-ayat tentang Nasrani, kita akan dapati bahawa orang-orang Kristian hari ini amat menepati watak mereka seperti yang digambarkan oleh al-Quran. Maka orang-orang Kristian hari ini adalah orang Nasrani sejati. Mereka adalah realiti. Pertembungan kita terhadap mereka adalah pertembungan kita dengan sebuah realiti.

Namun, jika kita amati keterangan al-Quran tentang ciri-ciri orang Islam dan Mukmin, apakah hasil pengamatan kita itu?

Al-Quran menjelaskan bahawa orang-orang Mukmin itu bersaudara. Al-Quran juga menjelaskan bahawa orang Mukmin itu saling menjadi pembantu kepada Mukmin yang lain. Orang Mukmin bersatu padu berpegang dengan tali Allah, mereka tidak berpecah belah ketika mendirikan agama, mereka pengasih sesama mereka dan keras terhadap Kuffar dan pelbagai lagi senarai ciri Mukmin yang diterangkan oleh al-Quran.

Namun, perhatikanlah realiti umat Islam hari ini. Berapakah jarak di antara diri idaman mereka seperti yang digambarkan al-Quran, dengan diri sebenar mereka di dalam realiti kehidupan?

Muslim ilusi berdepan dengan Nasrani realiti.

Muslim ilusi berdepan dengan Yahudi realiti.

Realiti sentiasa mengalahkan ilusi.


Ramainya kita hanyalah sebuah ilusi. Hakikatnya kita sedikit, dan jumlah itu semakin sedikit apabila saudara-saudara kita berbondong-bondong murtad meninggalkan kita.

Kayanya kita hanyalah sebuah ilusi. Hakikatnya kita miskin. Kita miskin jiwa, miskin daya juang dan kemiskinan itu semakin miskin apabila saudara-saudara kita tidak mampu mengawal jual beli harta mereka sendiri yang selama ini mengkayakan musuh.

Cerdiknya kita hanyalah sebuah ilusi. Hakikatnya kita bodoh. Kita masih dibelenggu oleh persoalan-persoalan yang bodoh dan tidak langsung menghasilkan sebarang hasil. Kebodohan kita menjadi semakin bodoh apabila kita tenggelam dalam tajuk-tajuk debat sesama kita yang langsung tidak menggambarkan yang kita sedang berada di medan perang.

Bersatunya kita hanyalah sebuah ilusi. Hakikatnya kita berpecah. Hati-hati kita terlalu mudah untuk diungkaikan ikatannya. Penyakit hati kita sangat menjijikkan. Berpecah belah hanya kerana secawan kopi. Pecah belah rumahtangga, pecah belah jiran tetangga, pecah belah masyarakat sedesa, pecah belah antara negara, perpecahan kita dari hujung daun hingga ke akar umbi.

Ya, jika al-Quran yang menjadi pengukurnya, maka Yahudi di Palestin itu adalah realiti. Nasrani di Rumah Putih itu adalah realiti. Namun umat Islam yang mengelilingi Rumah Hitam di Masjidil Haram itu hanyalah ilusi. Dan ilusi akan terus dikalahkan oleh realiti.


Selagi kita tidak berusaha untuk membentuk diri menjadi Mukmin sejati, selagi itulah kita tidak akan diizinkan oleh Allah untuk melihat pembebasan Palestin dan Masjidil Aqsa.

Tragedi di Gaza adalah seruan Allah untuk kita kembali kepada Islam.

Islam yang tulen.

Ibu bapa didiklah anak menjadi Muslim, jangan dibiarkan mereka menjadi Yahudi, Nasrani atau Majusi.

Kenalkan kepada anak-anak kita apa itu Islam dan apa itu Jahiliyyah. Fahamkan mereka siapa Yahudi dan Nasrani dan mengapa mereka dikutuk Allah. Ajarlah anak-anak mencintai kebenaran, keadilan dan memusuhi kezaliman. Agar dengan jiwa tulen seorang putera Muslim dan puteri Muslimah, Yahudi tulen akan dikalahkan oleh Muslim tulen.

“Dan jika kamu kembali, maka Kami pula akan kembali ..” [al-Israa' 17: 8]


Kembalilah kepada Allah, agar Allah kembali kepada kita dengan bantuan dan kemenangan!



ABU SAIF @  www.saifulislam.com
Surau (Jumaat) al-Munir, Sri Kembangan
12 Muharram 1430H / 9 Januari 2009

Jumaat, Januari 16, 2009

Salafi,Syiah, Sufi etc..which are the "true Muslims?"

"It is He (Allah) who has named you MUSLIMS.." [22:78]


"Which Group is the Right Group?"
- by Yusuf Estes
Fourth Edition - October 15, 2005


Seems like these days the Muslims now come in "All Flavors." There are so many different names of so many groups in the world today. But which are the "true Muslims?"
The groups carry names like:
Sunnies, Salafies, Shi'ites, Ahmadiyah, Kadianis Sufis, Nation of Islam, Hanafi, Shafi, Wahabi, Moorish Science, Five Percenters, Aghakhanis, Ansar Allah, Modernists, Reformed Muslims - etc.

So many sects and groups - all claim to be the "saved sect of Islam"
- But which one is the real Islam?
- How do we know for sure?

Good Questions!

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NOTE: With all respect to those who ascribe themselves to various groups in Islam, this article is dedicated to solving serious issues effecting Muslims world wide. The conclusion is that anyone who can say, "I believe there is only one God, Allah and Muhammad is His messenger and servant" is in fact, a Muslim. It is only when they insist on adding an adjective to describe their particular "type" of Islam that the problems begin to surface. Please read on with this thought in mind - Allah says; ""It is He (Allah) who has named you MUSLIMS.." [22:78]

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Each of the "faith groups" mentioned have been labeled by different people as sects or deviant groups in degrees from border line to completely out of Islam.

Before we begin trying to gain an understanding of who is right or wrong on this issue it is quite advantageous to spend a moment in reviewing the meanings of the actual words which will be using in our discussion.

We begin by looking to the meanings of key words from the Arabic language as this will assist us in making the right conclusions and avoid more confusion. The first of all the words to understand has to be "Islam" and then immediately following that, the word "Muslim." These words are not English and have to be understood in the Arabic. They do not translate into one word.

First word - "ISLAM." We should have been asking all along, "What does the term ISLAM actually mean, anyway?"

ISLAM comes from the root "slm" or "salama". The word ISLAM in reference to the faith is understood in Arabic as the:

ISLAM means =


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All of which come about only by giving up the Free Will of the nafs (self or ego) in favor of the Will of the Creator and Sustainer of All That Exists (ALLAH).

This would be similar to the teaching in the Lord's Prayer for the Christians, when Jesus, peace be upon him, taught his followers a prayer asking for "God's Will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven." (Matt. 6)

ISLAM is mention in the Quran as a "deen" or way of life of an individual. A complete way of living in balance with everything else in the creation of Almighty Allah. ISLAM provides inclusive instructions for everything including eating, sleeping, dealing in relationships, economics, politics, health, worship and even death. The entire universe is "IN ISLAM" because it is all a part of what has been created and is being sustained by Almighty Allah.

Now let us consider the next logical question; "What does the term "Muslim" actually mean?"

Again, we must keep in mind that it is an Arabic word and is of course subject to the rules of the Arabic language. Actually, it is derived from the word ISLAM. Whereas, you might think of ISLAM as the verb or action and MUSLIM as the noun, or the one performing the action. In English whenever we have a noun performing a verb, we add the two suffix letters; ER. But in the Arabic language many times you will find that the prefix letters of MU are used for the same purpose.

A few examples may help to better understand. We will compare the verb of each language to the one who is reforming the verb:

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In English, when we understand the "ISLAM" is an action, we might say that anyone who "Islams" is an "Islam-ER." Right? We see in the chart above, in Arabic the "mu" preceding a verb indicates the same thing. Therefore, we would understand that the one who is actively doing the verb of "Islam" [submission to God] is a "Mu"-Islam or "Muslim."

Make sense?

Now, we should ask, "How does a person become a MUSLIM?"

Only when a person is willing to submit to the Commandments of the Higher Authority from Above, meaning to obey Allah on His terms as much as possible does he/she become a " MUSLIM."

Allah Says in Quran, all of creation is in submission to Him (MUSLIM).

What if the sun asked the moon, "Hey moon! What kind of Muslim are you? A Shia' or a Sunni?" - Such an idea just does not make any sense.


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And fortunately there are several clear evidences for us to determine the correct solution to this problem.

The first evidence to mention in Islam is the actual teachings of the faith are preserved in their original language and texts. Allah sent down the Quran (Recitation) to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in the Arabic language, through the angel Gabriel, who memorized it and taught it to his companions who also memorized it and then passed on this tradition from generation to generation, to us today. The Quran is the same in every single mosque on earth and no one has ever changed a single word of it in 1,400 years.

Certainly one of the most important beauties of Islam is the preservation of scripture, The Quran [which is still being memorized and recited in the exact form and language {Arabic} as it was over 1400 years ago)

The second evidence is the authenticity of references known as Hadeeth [verified teachings of Muhammad, peace be upon him] the teachings of Muhammad, peace be upon him, are also available to us today and have been preserved by his followers and passed on along with the chain of narrators to insure the reliability and authenticity of each one.

The third point, Islam provides a totally complete and balanced way of life for all of the creation of the Almighty. Islam comes as more than just another faith or religion. Islam offers a path to the unity of all people and provides for them instructions from the Almighty Above in how to solve all of their problems and differences.

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Let us now look to the actual teachings of these two Holy Sources [i.e.; Quran and Hadeeth] to learn what Islam teaches about the subject of dividing up into various groups or sects. As we have already established, Islam is based on two evidences: 1.) The Quran; and 2.) Sunnah (The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him].

Let us begin first with the Quran. Allah talks about those who divide up Islam into sects or groups in the Quran:

"And how would you disbelieve, while unto you are recited the Verses of Allah, and among you is His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, (i.e. follows Islam Allah's Religion, and obeys all that Allah has ordered, practically), then he is indeed guided to a Right Path.

O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah.

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favor on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.

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." [Quran 3:100 - 3:105]

"As for those who Divide their Religion and Break up into Sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the Truth of all that they did." [Quran 6:159]


Let us examine some important facts. Think for a moment and then ask yourself this question:

"Do the words; 'Islam' and 'Muslim' appear in the scripture of Islam [Quran]?" Answer: YES!


We as Muslims, have been instructed in the Quran itself to resolve any of our differences according to these two sources or otherwise to be considered as non-believers, by our Lord. As He has mentioned in the Quran:

"But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith until they make you [Muhammad] as a judge between them in all their disputes, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept with full submission [Islam]." [An Nisaa' 4:65]

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in plain error." [Al Ahzab 33:36]


Now let us return to what Allah said in His Holy Book, The Quran, Allah has called those who follow His Straight Path (Al Mustaqeem) of Islam: "Muslims". He also says that we should not die except as "Muslims" followed by the statement ordering the believers not to divide up into groups:

"Truly the only acceptable Way of worship to Allah is submission, obedience in peace to His Commandments (ISLAM)." [Al Imran 3:19]

"And whoever seeks a way of life and worship to Allah (DEEN) other than being in submission and obedience to His commandments (ISLAM), it will never be accepted of them." [Al Imran 3:85]

"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared. and do not die except as being in submission to the Will of God and obeying His Commandments (MUSLIMS)." [Al Imran 3:102]

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favor on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided." [Al Imran 3:103]

"And whoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to the way of submission and obedience to Allah's Guidance (ISLAM); and whoever Allah wills to misguide, He makes his breast constricted as though he is climbing up in the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath on those who believe not." [An Aam 6:125]

"Is he whose breast Allah has opened to the way of submission and obedience to Allah's Guidance (ISLAM), so that he is in the light from His Lord (like the one who does not believe)? So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!" [Az-Zumar 39:22]

"And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, when he is being called to the way of submission and obedience to Allah's Guidance (ISLAM)?" [As Saff 61:7]

"Verily, my Salat, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Alamin." [An Aam 6:162]

"He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of those who are being in submission to the Will of God and obeying His Commandments (MUSLIMS)." [An Aam 6:163]

"And the foremost to embrace the way of submission and obedience to Allah's Guidance (ISLAM) of those who migrated (from Makkah to Madinah) and the Ansar (helpers from Madinah) and also those who followed them exactly (in faith). Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success." [At Taubah 9:100]

"And I am commanded in order that I may be the foremost of those who submit themselves to Allah as being in submission to the Will of God and obeying His Commandments (MUSLIMS)." [Az Zumar 39:12]

"And strive hard in Allah's Cause as you ought to strive. He has chosen you and has not laid upon you in a way of life and worship to Allah (DEEN) any hardship: it is the a way of life and worship to Allah (DEEN) of your father Ibrahim. It is He Who has named you being in submission to the Will of God and obeying His Commandments (MUSLIMS) both before and in this (Quran), that the Messenger (Muhammad, peace be upon him) may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind! [Al Hajj 22:78]

"Certainly, the Muslim men and Muslim women, believing men and believing women, obedient men and obedient women, truthful men and truthful women, patient men and patient women, charitable men and charitable women, fasting men and fasting women, chaste men and chaste women, pious men and pious women (remembering Allah with their hearts and tongues), for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward." [33:35]


Let us now look to the sayings and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, who told us:

"Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith), and if you follow these you will never go astray."


In Khutbatul Wada' (also known as The last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad may peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) stated:

"Muslims will divide into 73 groups. All will be in Hell, except one. The one me and my companions are on today."


That is the universal group of Islam leading life based on Quran and Sunnah. Prophet may peace and blessing of Allah be upon him never said that he was a salafi or sunnie or shiite and we are suppose to do what our prophet (saw) did which is Call us Muslims and Muslims only.

Muhammad, peace be upon him, said in one hadith :

'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them.
So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it.
(O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.
(Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.1, Hadith No.49)


Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, told us in a hadeeth (teachings and sayings); He had prayed and asked Allah for three things, but he was only granted two of them. He tells us:

"I asked Allah that my nation (the Muslims) would not be destroyed by being out numbered. And Allah granted that prayer.
I then asked Allah that my nation (Muslims) would not be destroyed from poverty. And Allah granted that prayer.
I asked Allah that my nation (Muslims) would not be destroyed by being divided and fighting amongst themselves. Allah did not grant that prayer."


Additionally, the prophet, peace be upon him, said:

"Muslims will divide into 73 groups. All will be in Hell, except one. The one me and my companions are on today."


Notice, he said the "saved sect" would be those who remained on what he and his companions were on, meaning, "Quran and Sunnah." We see clearly from the above that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has named us as "Muslims" alone.

Additionally, when we consider that the deviant groups always have to have a name of some kind in order to distinguish themselves from the others, we begin to see the pattern. If someone feels that it is necessary to describe himself as a certain kind of "Muslim" then this is his or her problem.

Now of course one could say that: "I am a tall Muslim." or "He is a small Muslim." and then this type of description is for the purpose of identifying physical characteristics.
Additionally, a person might use someone's country or nationality to describe a Muslim for the purpose of determining their heritage such as a "Pakistani Muslim" or an "Arab Muslim."
These types of descriptions do not put a person out of the fold of Islam.

Where the problem comes in is when the adjective related to the word "Muslim" or the word "Islam" has to do with FAITH or BELIEF.

We must understand that Allah Subhannah wa Ta'ala has made it perfectly clear both in the Quran and in the sayings of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, that the religion of Islam was perfected and completed during the lifetime of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and that no new religion would come until the Last Day and that those who followed Islam were called by Allah, MUSLIMS.

In one hadeeth of the prophet, peace be upon him, drew a straight line in the dirt with a stick. He said, "This is the straight path to Allah [meaning the Way of Islam]." Then he drew angles right and left off of the straight line and said, "These are the deviant groups (or sects of Islam) and each one has a devil calling to it."
He mentioned that there would always be a main body of Muslims who would be on the straight path until the Last Day.



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So, now let us consider that same concept and apply it to the various groups, all of them come along claiming to be the "saved sect." If it was not revealed during the time of the prophet, peace be upon him, and it was not something done by his companions, may Allah be pleased with them all, then why would we want to incorporate it into our deen [way of life in Islam]? While Allah has already made it clear in His Book:

{Inna deenah innda lahi, Islam}
"Certainly, the only way [deen] acceptable to Allah is the submission to Him in Islam."(3:19)

And again in Chapter Mayadah (5:3), when Allah Subhannah wa Ta’ala says:

{Al yawmal akmal tu lakum deenakum wa atmumtu alaykum ni'mati wa raditu lakum al Islam adeena}
"On this day have I perfected your way of life (sometimes translated as [religion]) for you, completed My Favor upon you and have chosen for you ISLAM as your way of life."

Sheikh Mohammad Jibaly, a learned teacher of Islam, mentioned a hadeeth of the prophet, peace be upon him, to me some time back, wherein the prophet, peace be upon him tells us it is forbidden for us until the Last Day to call ourselves by any names except "Abdullah, Abdur Rahman and Muslim."

These words should have a profound impact on the believers today as much or more that those who heard them one thousand four hundred years ago. Today more than ever before we have seen what these names and groups have produced in the way of division, hated and violence.

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There is a famous story I like to use to help give a clear picture of what petty things can do to separate and divide the Muslims that might be appropriate to use here in helping to establish a better understanding. The story goes something like this:

= "What Color Was The Dog?" =


Once there was a community of Muslims who were small in number yet large in belief and strong in action. So much so that, the non-believers could not defeat them in battle even though they had the Muslims out numbered.

One day a young man from the enemies pretended to enter into Islam and he went to the big teacher [learned man] in one part of the city and listened to his teaching of the Quran. The subject happened to be on the chapter of the Quran called Al Kahaf [The Cave, - #18].

When the teacher completed his talk he offered a chance for the brothers present to ask some questions. When it came the turn of the non-believer, he asked the teacher the question:

“Sir, in the story of the 'sleepers' in the cave, there is mention of a dog. And I was wondering if I might inquire as to what color the dog might have been? I hope you don’t mind my asking, especially if it is something that maybe you don’t know the answer to.”

Immediately the teacher says to the young man, “That’s no problem at all, everyone should know that the dog was YELLOW.”

The young man said, “Are you sure? I mean, could it have been another color?”

“No.” replied the old teacher, “It was definitely YELLOW.” Once again the young man thanked him and when on his way.

The next night the young enemy acting as though we was still seeking knowledge went to the other side of town and sat in another gathering of knowledge and they too were discussing different things about verses in the Quran.

So when it came time for the teacher to give each person attending, the opportunity to ask a question, the imposter posing as a Muslim raised his hand and then asked the question, “In the chapter about the “Cave”, the sleepers are mentioned in different numbers but each time there is a reference to their dog as being counted along with them. Now I was wondering whether or not anyone of knowledge has ever made any reference to what the color the dog might have been?”

The teacher immediately said, “Yes! The dog in this story in the Quran was BLACK.”

The young non-believer man was pleased and continued, “Sir, are you quite certain that the color of the dog mentioned in the story was BLACK?”

“Young man,” he quickly replied, “I'll stake my reputation on that as a fact.”

“Thank you, sir." said the non-believer.

The next night the non-believer still posing as a Muslim went back to the first teacher and then when it came time for the questions and answers he raised his hand and asked, “Teacher, you have so much knowledge and I am only a small beginner, I was just wondering, could you maybe remind me about the answer to the question the other night about the color of the dog in the cave in Surah Al-Kahaf?” (Quran: Chapter 18).

The teacher said, “There is no doubt whatsoever amongst the great scholars of Islam on this question. The dog was YELLOW. And anyone who says other than this has no knowledge.”

With that the young man spoke up again and said, “Sir, what would you say if someone else said that he would stake his reputation of being a scholar in Islam on the fact that the dog is not yellow, but rather that the dog is most certainly BLACK?”

The teacher quickly replied, “Then his reputation is not that of a scholar but one of a fool.”

Now the next time the enemy went to the teacher who believed the dog was BLACK, he told the teacher that the teacher on the other side of town was calling him names and saying that he had no knowledge of Islam and that for sure that the dog was YELLOW.

The teacher became angry and shouted, “You tell him, that I said he is the one without knowledge. I am the one who graduated from the greatest of schools of Islam, while he is but a fool.”

The plan was working. Before long the community was divided into two groups. Each group was claiming that their teacher was the one with the correct answer. Fighting broke out in the streets and the Muslims began attacking each other all over the city. Everyone became involved to the extent that there was not a single person who was excluded from this terrible situation. Screaming, shouting, hitting and fighting were everywhere.

And then it happened. The kafr went back out to his people and told them, “Let us go to fight them now. You will now find them most easy to defeat.”


And that is exactly what they did.

May Allah save us from such fitnah [tribulations]. Ameen.

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Jumaat, Januari 09, 2009

Mencari Iman di sebalik tragedi Gaza


Muslim, mukmin, orang Islam, orang beriman, persaudaraan Islam. Kalimah-kalimah atau ungkapan yang biasa disebut dan diakui oleh rakyat Malaysia yang lahir didalam keluarga “Islam”.

Rakyat Malaysia ada beberapa peringkat dalam pengamalan dan penghargaan terhadap ilmu-ilmu Islam dan keimanan ataupun Tauhid.

Kategori Cukup Syarat

Ramai yang kita jumpa, orang-orang yang mengaku Muslim ini hanya berpada dengan ilmu-ilmu Islam yang dipelajari dari sekolah rendah sehingga tingkatan 5. Ilmu Islam SPM. Itulah sahaja ilmu islam yang dimilki, yang diharap dapat digunakan dalam kehidupan.

Tiada niat dihati untuk mencari ilmu-ilmu tambahan melalui kuliah-kuliah agama ataupun bacaan-bacaan Islami yang lain (selain dari buku-buku teks SPM).

Kategori Suka Menambah Ilmu

Kategori ini merangkumi jumlah yang sederhana. Mereka rajin datang ke kuliah agama, membeli bacaan-bacaan Islami tambahan. Mereka boleh dikatakan banyak tahu apa yang tak boleh dan boleh di dalam syariat, mereka tahu cirri-ciri muslim dan mukmin yang baik, mereka tahu serba sedikit tentang hukum hakam di dalam bab-bab feqah.

Kategori Ulama dan suka mengkaji

Jumlah mereka didalam kategori ini adalah sedikit. Ilmu mereka jika digunakan dengan saluran dan cara yang betul adalah bermanfaat untuk sesiapa yang mahukan ilmu. Boleh dikategorikan mereka ini menjadi tempat orang-orang lain mendapat hidayah dari Allah (dengan izinNya).

Adakah tahu sahaja sudah mencukupi?

Islam ini agama keimanan. Maka untuk mengetahui iman, kita perlu mempunyai ilmu. Dan sebaik-baik ilmu adalah ilmu yang sahih dan dipercayai.

Iman juga bukan sekadar mengetahui. Tahu sahaja tidak dapat merasa. Untuk merasa nikmat, kemanisan dan kekuatan iman, kita perlu melakukannya. Dalam kata lain ilmu itu perlu di aplikasi.

Dengan fenomena zaman sekarang, zaman materialistic atau kebendaan, samaada mahu atau tidak kita perlu menyentuh persoalan hati. Samaada isu tazkiyatun nafs atau cara penyampaian yang lebih menyentuh hati.

Dari mata jatuh ke hati

Dalam hidup lelaki, banyak wanita cantik yang ditemui, namun tak semua penglihatan itu jatuh ke dalam hati seorang lelaki.

Bilamana pandangan itu jatuh ke hati, maka lelaki itu sanggp berusaha atau berbuat sesuatu untuk mendapatkan atau menjadikan wanita itu sebagai isteri atau cintanya.

Ilmu mungkin disampaikan atau diterima melalui saluran pendengaran. Namun ia adalah input yang datang dari luar. Sama seperti pandangan seorang lelaki terhadap wanita (dari aspek input itu dari luar dan masuk kedalam).

Mencari iman di sebalik tragedi Gaza

Kita tahu dan biasa mendengar ustaz menyebut maksud firman Allah yakni, Allah hanya memandang kepada hati atau ketaqwaan hambaNya. Bukan kepada jumlah ilmu atau harta, atau sumbangan.

Ini bukan bermakna kita tak perlu menambah ilmu, atau tak perlu melakukan sesuatu (aplikasi ilmu). Allah itu Maha Adil. Dia Tahu ada hambaNya yang tidak mampu mendapat ilmu yang lebih (peluang orang-orang di Bandar mendapatkan ilmu-ilmu agama adalah lebih besar daripada orang-orang di kampong). Maka golongan ini, dengan ilmu yang terhad, namun di praktis dan aplikasi dengan kemahuan yang jelas dari hati, maka ia dinilai oleh Allah.

Sama juga, ada hambaNya yang tidak mampu dari segi harta atau upaya untuk menyumbang atau mengaplikasi ilmu-ilmu Islam. Ada orang kaya yang setiap tahun menunaikan haji. Ada orang miskin yang mengumpul duit dan hanya mampu mengerjakan haji sekali sahaja didalam seumur hidupnya. Maka dari aspek ini Allah menilai dari segi sejauh mana keikhlasan hati ataupu ketaqwaan amalan itu dilakukan.

Tragedi Gaza datang lagi. Kita sebagai Muslim mengaku kita beriman kepada Allah. Kita juga mengaku kita bersaudara dengan sesama Muslim. Namun sejauh mana keimanan yang kita akui itu benar-benar membuatkan kita terasa dan merasai keperitan dan kesengsaraan saudara-saudara Islam kita di Palestin?

Apa yang telah kita lakukan untuk mereka?

  1. Adakah kita pernah mendoakan keselamatan dan kemenangan mereka?
  2. Adakah kita menyumbang atau menyedekahkan sesuatu kepada mereka?
  3. Pernah atau tidak air mata kita mengalir kerna tragedi yang berlaku di Gaza sekarang?
  4. Atau kita hanya sibuk dengan urusan kita semata=mata?
  5. Sibuk membaiki dan menjaga hubungan cinta di luar ikatan nikah?
  6. Sibuk menghadapi dan menguruskan ekonomi dek kerna keributan ekonomi yang melanda sekarang?
  7. Atau sibuk berkempen sempena Pilihanraya Kecil?

Di mana iman kita?

Diharap masih belum terlambat untuk kita mencari iman di sebalik tragedi Gaza. Kadang kita menyibukkan diri dengan urusan yang tidak bermanfaat.

  • Kita sanggup berhabis duit untuk menonton wayang-wayang?
  • Kita sanggup bersengkang mata untuk melihat perlawanan bola sepak?
  • Kita sanggup melabur duit yang banyak di dalam skim-skim atau saham-saham?

Bukankah sebaik-baik pelaburan itu adalah pelaburan dengan Allah (sedekah)?

Sebaik-baik sedekah adalah kepada ahli keluarga, anak-anak yatim, dan orang-orang miskin. Bukankah tragedi Gaza telah menyebabkan ramai saudara kita disana menjadi anak-anak yatim dan orang miskin?

Pelaburan ini dijamin oleh Allah. InsyaAllah tak akan rugi. Tak percaya? Cuba lihat sistem kewangan sekular? Apa yang sudah berlaku? Sekarang orang mula percaya kepada kewangan Islam yang dijamin oleh Allah.

Jom cari iman di sebalik tragedi Gaza! Hidup hanya sekali. Jom mula lakukan sesuatu (You only got one live! Do something!)

  • Orang bijak adakah sekadar mengetahui sesuatu?
  • Orang Berjaya adalah orang yang tahu dan dia berbuat seuatu.
  • Allah sedang menilai kita semua. Siapakah yang paling banyak berusaha.

Maksud firman Allah dalam Surah al Mulk ayat 2:

“Tuhan yang telah menjadikan hdup dan mati kerna Dia hendak menguji (menilai) kamu, siapakah diantara kamu yang terbaik kerjanya (amalannya)”