Wednesday, 31 May 2017

0 Ramadhan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ramadhan never fails to give me something. This year's Ramadhan, particularly, is very special as it would be the last in Egypt. Ramadhan in this blessed land has given me a new dimention of going through the holy month. It taught me how to appreciate this month when it is describe as the month of Al-Quran as it really is. 

The best moment is the night. First of all because we can eat and drink, so that you have more energy. Second is the prayers. In this month only we can have the worldview of Al-Quran as we go through the whole book as imam would recite every night.

This is truly a blessing from Allah.

Isolation and tears. Those are the themes for this Ramadhan.

اللهم بارك لنا فى هذا الشهر العظيم

Friday, 5 May 2017

0 The Conflict Between Truth And Falsehood

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Last time, we had an interesting discussion during usrah at one of our members' apartment in Hayyu Thamin. The discussion circulated around truth and falsehood, and the conflict that happens in between them. This is a very common issue presenting in the society, particularly among Muslim in Malaysia, also including other Muslim all around the world.

The current world we are living in is not painted as white and black. There is so many grey zone in between. Looking at religious texts as white and black is a kind of dangerous approach, as one could easily put labels on different groups or people.

The distinction is not between believers and non-believers. That is quite apparent, but when it comes to different groups among Muslims, dubiety starts to knock the door. Which group is the truest, or nearest to the truth? We have no one to give final word or to decide which of them is the best. Unlike during the era of prophet, it was obvious that whoever with the side of prophet was on the right side while whoever against prophet was against the truth.

Sometimes, we are convinced with our side after being explained all the rationale behind every actions. Then, when the other side gives its rationale, it eventually makes us think again.

All of these doubts and ambiguities oftenly make people being confused and decide not to participate at all afterhand, especially when this issue is being used by certain parties for any personal reasons.

So, what to do?

Keep learning and searching for the truth. Always be open for any kindness from any sources. Hold your words and stop judging people. Finally, always pray that Allah guides us to the truth. He never wastes every effort aiming His redha.

اللهم أرنا الحق حقا وارزقنا اتباعه وأرنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتنابه


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