Thursday, July 29, 2021

Zulhijah 19, 1442: Pada ketika kita berdoa untuk Malaysia kita...

Dengan Nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Penyayang, selawat dan salam ke atas junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. 


Hadis riwayat Abu Hazim, daripada Abu Hurairah yang dikeluarkan oleh Muslim, bermaksud: "Tidak akan hancur dunia ini (kiamat) hingga ada seorang laki-laki yang melewati kuburan lalu ia berguling-guling di atasnya seraya berkata, 'alangkah baiknya sekiranya aku berada di tempat penghuni kubur ini.' Hal ini bukan kerana faktor agama tetapi kerana adanya musibah." 

ALHAMDULILLAH, syukur kepada Allah SWT kerana mengurniakan kita nikmat-nikmat yang tak terhitung. Sekali lagi Alhamdulillah kerana sekarang ini kesedaran agama tersangat tinggi termasuk di kalangan media massa.

Kerap kita mendengar dan melihat doa-doa diungkapkan untuk menyelamatkan Malaysia, negara kita yang tercinta daripada bala bencana termasuk pandemik Covid-19 sekarang ini. Syukur, sama ada siaran di TV dan radio kerap dibacakan doa-doa ini. Doa untuk kesejahteraan dan keselamatan semua rakyat dan negara Malaysia. Amin.

Asas agama kita mudah - tunaikan perintah Allah SWT dan meninggalkan larangan-Nya. Alhamdulillah dalam menunaikan perintah Allah SWT, masyarakat berlumba-lumba ke arah kebaikan. Malah dalam kemelut akibat pandemik Covid-19 ini, berlumba-lumbalah orang awam, pertubuhan dan kerajaan menghulur tangan membantu rakyat (orang susah). 

Malah banyak juga NGO bertebaran di luar negara menghulurkan bantuan termasuk melakukan korban di pelbagai negara seperti Yaman, Syria, Palestin, Sudan apatah lagi di Kemboja dan Filipina.

Namun agak menyedihkan dalam kita bersungguh-sungguh membuat kebaikan itu, termasuk, memanjatkan doa-doa agar Allah SWT mengasihani kita...nampaknya kita tak berapa berusaha pula untuk menyekat perkara-perkara yang Allah SWT benci...kita sungguh-sungguh takut Allah SWT akan murka kepada kita...

Ambil contoh mudah, atas nama MEWAKILI Malaysia, ada atlet kita dalam Sukan Olimpik Tokyo  ditunjukkan secara meluas dalam media massa kita dalam keadaan.............(subhanallah, malu untuk kita ungkapkan di sini). 

Ya, atlet ini mewakili Malaysia...dia membawa dirinya mewakili kita semua...atas nama rakyat dan negara Malaysia. Sekalipun itu perlakukan dan pembawaan dirinya, sebagai rakyat Malaysia dan negara Malaysia, kita bimbang kita akan dipertanggungjawabkan di depan Allah SWT nanti. Apa kita nak jawab di depan Allah SWT...atlet ini sebahagian daripada kita kerana dia membawa bendera Malaysia iaitu sebahagian daripada kita...apa kita buat, ada buat teguran?

Dalam kita merintih-rintih memohon Allah SWT menyelamatkan kita pada ketika kita yang sama kita menyokong maksiat kepada Allah SWT. Kita tak berkutik pun (buat teguran dan bantahan) tentang hal ini, malah pemimpin-pemimpin sebuah parti yang dulunya BERKOBAR-KOBAR menentang hal-hal sebegini seperti penganjuran ratu cantik dan penyediaan arak dalam kapal terbang, tidak BERSUARA pun. Mereka sekarang sudah menjadi sebahagian daripada kerajaan, sewajarnya merekalah yang ke depan menghalang MAKSIAT ini.

Itulah, kita terus berdoa dan berdoa, namun dalam pada yang sama buat-buat buta pada hal-hal MAKSIAT ini atau setidak-tidak kita bersubahat kerana tak buat teguran pun atau kepada yang sudah BERKUASA tu tentu ada sedikit sebanyak KUASA...ya Allah tolonglah kami..kami sebagai rakyat tak berdaya dalam hal ini...La Haulawah...semoga Allah SWT mengampunkan kita dan mengangkat pandemik ini...


Ladies, please cover up according the syariah

ONCE, my wife pleaded me to take the family for an outing in Putrajaya - at first I declined as I was too tired but after a while giving it a thought, I agreed because 'as you know', a husband at times needs to please or fulfill his wife needs (fancies)!

In IOC City Plaza in Putrajaya, I choose to sit on a bench to read various newspapers I brought along while my wife and the children went for their 'shopping spree', thronging along the hundreds of shoppers in the mall, tagged as one of the largest shopping complex in the country.

I choose to concentrate on my reading because I was aware the surroundings and ongoing in the mall 'was not good for my eyes'. Patrons especially young girls were in 'their best attires' (in their eyes)...unfortunately some of them were in skimpy, tight jeans that could fasten the heart beats of men, including the 'kopiah' (skull cap) wearing 'pak haji' (those who had performed hajj) like me!

So to avoid 'dosa kering' (to commit sin) of the eyes, I choose to read my papers silently; a while later I felt my shoulder and body being rubbed...I looked up and realized that a teenager girl was by my side. I ignored the situation; but when the girl raised up and pulled down her short T-shit over her buttocks and then strengthened her very tight pants, my 'dirty and sinned eyes' caught 'a shocking scene' -  the colour of her spender could be faintly seen while it's lining was very clear!

At first I choose to be silent - but a hadith of the Prophet s.a.w. kept ringing in my ears: Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, s.a.w.) as saying: 'He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not strength enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and that is the least of faith.' (Sahih Muslim Hadith 79)

I raised from my seat and realized the girl was among a family of six - five children whom I assumed as siblings and a woman perhaps their mother - who were sitting and standing near the bench. I greeted (gave salam to) them and soon was in a good conversation with the woman. Yes, she who was wearing a 'tudung' (head covering) was the children's mother. I then knew the ages of the three girls and two boys were between nine (9) months and 14 years and they were from Nilai.

The toddler was in a baby cart pushed by the 14 year old eldest girl who was in a tight jeans and not wearing a 'tudung'. After getting 'accustomed' to them, I then politely asked the woman whether I could gave a 'teguran' (give advice). She smiled and I took the golden opportunity to 'talk' about her children's appearance.

At first she 'retaliated' saying that all her girls wore 'tudungs' when they went to school...and when I told her that as a 'pak haji' (and old man who had performed hajj) I was 'malu' (shy) to the many not yet Muslims in the mall that a Muslim girl could dress that way (her underwear could be seen from behind); she was silent.

I added that her children were her valuable assets...and before I could end the sentence she continued; "anak-anak adalah saham akhirat untuk ibu bapa" (our children are our assets for our well- being in the Hereafter). With that, she rose up and with her children left me...I could felt the dryness in my throat.

I was thinking to ask about the absence of 'a man' (her husband) among them; but it was all over...silently I went back to my seat and continued reading. But my mind was not on the papers but did the 'thinking, analyzing and doing reflections'.

If she had a husband, how could he be not bothered about his children especially the girls' dressing. Subhanallah, the character of a good husband is not the one who provided for all the material pleasures demanded by his wife and children but who was able to guide them for their safety in this world and more importantly in the Hereafter.

In the Qur’an, Allah SWT says with the meaning: “O! You who believe, save yourself and your families from Hell-fire, whose fuel are humans and stones (idols) over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded.” (At-Tahrim 66: 6)

Allah SWT orders His believing servants to protect themselves and their families from the Punishment of Allah, through 'taqwa' (fear/wariness of offending Allah) and ordering their families to do so. 

Protection from Hellfire is through 'taqwa' and sticking to the Din (religion) of Islam. Besides, one should advise his family, including parents, children, brothers and sisters, to fear Allah and stick to His Din, through recommending each other to follow Al-Haqq (the Truth), cooperate in righteousness and 'taqwa', enjoining Ma`ruf (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) and forbidding Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect). 

Such should be the state of the Mu'min (believer) with his family and Muslim brethren; by calling to Allah SWT, he seeks to save himself and others from the Punishment of Allah. This matter needs patience, sincerity to Allah, truthfulness, and persistence. The most deserving of your good companionship and kindness is your family and relatives. The Prophet (s.a.w.) said:  All of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges; the Imam (i.e. ruler) is a guardian and is responsible of his charges and the man is a guardian and is responsible of his family.  The greatest responsibility is to take care of what saves them from the Punishment of Allah, by advising them to fear Allah

Muslims women should cover up their bodies, not displaying them. Showing off one’s ‘awrah’ (parts that elicit desire), what’s more in skimpy and 'translucent' outfits of which 'spenders could be seen' was totally against Islam.

The man who sees his wife, daughters and sisters going out in the street with make-up, uncovered heads and bare arms, clothed but seeming naked and does nothing to stop this disobedience in Islam, has surely lost his manhood, abandoned Islam and earned the wrath of Allah SWT. He is a ‘dayus’. There is no way out of this predicament but sincere repentance which will wake him up, restore his manhood and set him back in the straight path.

If the woman whom I met was an 'ibu tunggal' (single mother); then she could bucked up her religious knowledge; but from her saying..."anak-anak adalah saham akhirat ibu bapa..." she must be a knowledgeable person but what made her seemed not bothered about her girls' dressing? Perhaps she had no control over her children as what has had happened to the majority of our young generation nowadays who were very much influenced by the Western or lately the Korean's way of life.

Regarding how the West treats women, an American woman convert, Iman Daglas in her book, ‘A Well-Guarded Treasure’ (Darussalam) wrote: “People are so eager to simulate the people of the West, while in America and Europe, morals have deteriorated to the point that they no longer exist.

“There people would give anything to reverse the moral decline, yet it is too late. Things have gotten so out of control that there is no turning back. It is truly the most overwhelming problem facing the 21st century.

“Women, especially, are treated with absolutely no respect. To so many men, women are nothing but objects, to use any way they choose. When he is done with her, he just throws her aside and goes on to the next women.

“Women have allowed this to happen, by giving up moral and modesty, by not guarding their chastity and virtue; they have allowed themselves to become nothing more than cheap objects of men's desires.”

How true are these words I thought, how could a Muslim girl walk around in a public place with her 'spender' could be seen? The girl I met 'was not alone' - nowadays it is common to see women in tight fittings such as jeans that reveal the shape of their 'buttocks' (sorry to mention this) and legs and wear short and tight upper attires such as T-shirts that reveal their bosoms! 

So, ooh women; please cover up properly...accordingly to the 'syariah' (Islamic standards of requirements) and do not forget to imply them to your love ones such as your children. Please, do not make the hearts of men including 'pak hajis' beats 'out of control'!!!

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