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29 July 2009

Testing Times for UK Muslims

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Ada sahabat hantar artikel ini melalui email. Tuan-tuan sila baca betapa umat Islam di UK diserang, ditindas, diancam dan dihina dari pelbagai sudut. Moga-moga umat Islam UK terus berjuang dengan tabah sehingga berjaya. UK- Sebuah negara bertamadun dan terkenal sebagai pejuang hak-hak kemanusiaan tetapi dalam masa yang sama masih mengamalkan 'perkauman'. Sikap 'double standard' ini bercanggah dengan 'human rights' yang mereka laung-laungkan selama ini.
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http://helwa-lancs.blogspot.com/2008/01/next-week-tazkirah.html

Testing Times for UK Muslims
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Inayat Bunglawala

The conviction of the white supremacist Neil Lewington, a British national, on terrorism and explosives charges this week will have left the UK’s Muslims with distinctly mixed feelings. On one hand, the case of Lewington, who was charged under UK’s
Explosives Act, has served as a reminder that terrorism in the UK is by no means the preserve of some Muslim extremists despite the impression left by some sections of the UK media. However, there is also the worrying fact that Lewington’s conviction is just the latest piece of confirmation that the far-right is becoming increasingly bold in their anti-immigrant and particularly anti-Muslim hostility.When the police raided Lewington’s home, they found what the prosecution described as a veritable “bomb-making factory.” Lewington had stockpiled chemicals, powders, circuitry and wiring. The police found a note written in Lewington’s own hand-writing which says:
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“ A new group has been formed, the Waffen SS UK. We have 30 members split into 15 two-man cells. We are highly trained ex-military personnel and will use incendiary and explosive devices throughout the UK at random until all non-British people as defined by blood are removed from our country.”
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An Explicitly Anti-Islam Party.
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Griffin described Islam as “a cancer eating away at our freedoms” Lewington’s conviction comes in the wake of the far-right British National Party (BNP)’s breakthrough last month which saw the BNP leader Nick Griffin and his colleague Andrew Brons successfully elected onto the European Parliament. The BNP has sought to exploit growing hostility towards UK Muslims by rebranding itself as an explicitly anti-Islamic party. In a 2006 article, Griffin wrote:"We should be positioning ourselves to take advantage for our own political ends of the growing wave of public hostility to Islam currently being whipped up by the mass media." Griffin’s observation is an interesting one in that he appears to suggest that increasing anti-Muslim hostility is part of a wider trend in UK society which the BNP are only too happy to exploit for their own electoral purposes.
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Islam, Civilization, & Hate Speeches
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In any case, hopes that Griffin’s behavior would perhaps be moderated by his election to the European Parliament were soon dashed after he openly described Islam as “a cancer eating away at our freedoms” and said that “there was no place in Europe for Islam” in an interview broadcast on Channel Four News. The BNP leader also announced that he agreed with a candidate for the Flemish far right party, Vlaams Belang, who had declared, "We urgently need global chemotherapy against Islam to save civilization."
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Inayat Bunglawala Prosecutors in the UK have already noted the difficulties posed by current incitement to racial hatred legislation in securing prosecutions against the BNP's anti-Muslim incitement. Griffin’s comments to Channel Four News will raise again the question of whether sufficient legal mechanisms exist to combat hate speech by the BNP which constitutes incitement to religious hatred. Had Griffin made the very same remarks about Judaism he would almost certainly be facing prosecution as Jews in the UK are for the purpose of law treated as a racial group, which offers them greater protection under the racial hatred laws, while Muslims are not.
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Greenwich, Luton, & Stortford Attacks
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Last June saw an arson attack on Greenwich Islamic Centre which caused thousands of pounds of damage and could have been much worse had it not been for the bravery of the mosque's caretaker, Mohammed Koheeli.Koheeli received burns on his left arm and to the side of his face as he tried to fight the blaze while waiting for the fire brigade to arrive. The Greenwich borough commander, Richard Wood, has assured worshipers at the mosque that he has "assigned a team of highly trained detectives" to the case. No one has been arrested to date over the attack but many worshipers suspect it to have been far-right inspired. The arson attack on the Greenwich mosque comes after a very similar attack on a mosque in Luton the previous month and an attack on a mosque in Bishop's Stortford and its Imam the month before that.
"We urgently need global chemotherapy against Islam to save civilization," declared a candidate from Flemish far-right party. Earlier this month the Glasgow branch of the well-known charity Islamic Relief was torched and the home of a Muslim community organizer, Noor Ramjanally, in Loughton, Essex, was also set on fire after he was sent a threatening letter by suspected far-right activists. Every week Ramjanally had been hiring a community hall for the purpose of holding the Friday prayer.
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Ramjanally told the local paper:
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“Every Friday we have our prayers and meetings, then we disperse. This Wednesday, I received a threatening letter saying: 'We don't want you to carry on at this. We know which school your kid goes to and which car you drive.' On Thursday they set fire to the front door of my home. They used an accelerant. It's with the police and they are doing all the checks. I'm OK, but my wife and kid are very disturbed. I've had to take my kid out of his school. It's definitely targeted. They don't want the Islamic community centre in Loughton, I don't know why.”
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A Proud Racist
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In Scotland, Neil MacGregor is currently waiting to be sentenced following his conviction on a charge of breaching the peace–racially aggravated. MacGregor, 35, was convicted in April after having admitted to threatening to blow up Scotland's biggest mosque and to behead one Muslim a week until every mosque in Scotland was shut down. MacGregor had been found to have sent Strathclyde police an email in which he said:
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They don't want the Islamic community centre in Loughton, I don't know why, ” said Ramjanally to a local newspaper.“I'm a proud racist and member of the National Front, is a far-right and whites-only British political party. We as an organization have decided to deal with the current threat from Muslims in our own British way like our proud ancestors ... Our demands are very small. Close all mosques in Scotland, we see this is very easy – even you guys can handle that ... If our demands aren't met by next Friday we'll kidnap one Muslim and execute him or her on the internet, just like they did to our Ken Bigley.”
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The UK Government’s Input
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In view of the serious nature of the above crimes it is disturbing that not a single senior Minister in the British government has spoken out against this tide of anti-Muslim bigotry. On the contrary, under the former Communities Secretary Hazel Blears, the UK government was busy trying to sideline the UK’s largest Islamic group, the Muslim Council of Britain, while funding and promoting new Muslim groups like the Quilliam Foundation which have no legitimacy amongst UK Muslims but are willing to adopt a more submissive and docile posture towards the government. Quilliam’s co-director Ed Husain astonishingly stated in a newspaper article last year that “most Muslims would be hard-pressed to identify Islamophobia in their lives.” Alas, Blears found herself disgraced in the recent expenses scandal that rocked Westminster and subsequently resigned as the Communities Secretary. It will be interesting to see if her successor, John Denham – who it should be noted is well-regarded by many senior UK Muslims - continues with the same policy or will seek to rebuild relations with UK Muslims and make clear that anti-Muslim prejudice should have no place in the UK and ought to be challenged as vigorously as all other forms of xenophobia.
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26 July 2009

A GOOD COMPARISON?

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A VERY VERY GOOD COMPARISON
above: just read the difference


Why a nun can be covered from head to toe in order to devote herself to God


But when Muslimah does the same she's oppressed


Why a Jew can grow his beard in order to practice his faith


But when Muslim does the same, he is an extremist and terrorist!


Any girl can go to university wearing what she wills and have her rights and freedom?


But when Muslimah wears a Hijab they prevent her from entering her university!

When a Christian or a Jew kills someone... religion is not mentioned,
but when Muslim is charged with a crime, it is Islam that goes to trial!


When someone sacrfices himself to keep others alive, he is noble and all respect him.


But when a Palestinian does that to save his son from being killed, his brother's arm being broken, his mother being raped, his home being destroyed, and his mosque being violated -- He gets the title of a terrorist! Why? Because he is a Muslim!

Without looking to the tradition of Islam, people believe what the newspapers say.


But question what the Quran says!

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25 July 2009

TIADA ALASAN UNTUK TIDAK BERDAKWAH

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EXCUSES FOR NOT DOING DAWA
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I am not knowledgeable.
First we should make ourselves and fellow Muslims better, then we should work on non-Muslims. Hadith by Anas, collected in Al-Tabarani." Anas relates that, "We asked the Prophet, 'O Messenger of Allah, shouldn't we refrain from calling others to goodness if we don't practice all good things ourselves, and shouldn't we refrain from forbidding wrong things until we ourselves have abatained from all the bad?' 'No,' he replied, 'You should call others to goodness even if you don't do all good, and you should forbid bad things even if you don't abstain from all of them your selves.'"
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Berdasarkan hadis di atas, tiada alasan bagi individu Islam untuk tidak menjalankan peranannya untuk berdakwah. Jangan tunggu sehingga kita benar-benar pandai baru berdakwah. Seseorang itu boleh menyampaikan ilmu yang telah dipelajarinya dan tak perlu menunggu sehingga kita pandai.
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UMAT ISLAM USA AKAN MENGEDAR SATU JUTA NASKAH QURAN

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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) akan mengedarkan 100,000 naskah Al-Quran secara percuma kepada pelbagai pemimpin dan penggubal polisi kerajaan Amerika Syarikat. Misi ini berterusan sehingga mencapai sasaran satu juta orang awam Amerika Syarikat memiliki naskah Al-Quran. Dengan cara ini, non-muslim dapat membaca dan memahami kandungan Al-Quran secara lebih dekat.
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Pada tahun 2005, sebanyak 28,000 naskah Al-Quran telah diedarkan kepada rakyat Amerika. Untuk mencapai sasaran satu juta, CAIR terpaksa mencari penaja untuk menaja Al-Quran. Harga senaskah Al-Quran ialah RM78.00. Untuk keterangan lanjut sila layari laman web di hujung artikel di bawah ini.
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Muslim Group Shares Quran to Promote Understanding

Staff infoZine, 07 July 2009

By Michael Novinson - If knowledge is indeed power, then the Council on American-Islamic Relations' latest campaign will eventually empower a million Americans to combat stereotypes against Islam.

Washington, D.C. - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - The Muslim civil liberties group announced at a Tuesday news conference that it will distribute 100,000 copies of the Quran to elected officials and influential policy makers. The council hopes to give away a million Qurans to the American public over the next decade, said National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

He said it is the largest project ever related to educating Americans about Islam and was prompted by President Barack Obama's June 4 address in Cairo. Obama quoted Quran passages related to speaking the truth, the sanctity of human life and respecting diversity.

"His speech was inspiring and historic in the fact that he wanted to open a new page and a new relationship between Muslims worldwide and America," Awad said. "And we believe that one of the first steps must be information."

Studies have shown a correlation between increased knowledge of Islam and decreased anti-Muslim prejudice. Since the Quran is often quoted by Islamic militants abroad and prejudiced extremists at home who seek to inflame religious tensions, the council wants Americans to have direct access to the holy book so that they can properly understand Islam.

The council initially distributed 28,000 Qurans in May 2005 following the allegation in Newsweek - later retracted - that the Quran was flushed down a toilet at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The council believed that anyone familiar with the Quran would not abuse it.

The council conducted an e-mail survey in April 2006 of 1,200 people who received a copy of the Quran. Nearly nine in 10 read at least some of the Quran, more than three-quarters said reading it increased their knowledge of Islam, more than two-thirds shared information from the book with a family, friend or colleague and more than half found the Quran to have many similarities to their beliefs.

"We hope that the continuation of this project will lead to even more positive results," Awad said.

The volumes of the Quran distributed by the campaign, published by the Book Foundation, contain the original Arabic script, an English translation by Muhammad Asad, a transliteration of the Arabic text and notes on individual verses. The translation uses informal English.

One example is a verse Obama cited in his Cairo speech:

"If anyone slays a human being - unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth - it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind." - Chapter 5, Verse 32 of the translation.

"We believe this guide has the most important components," Awad said.

The 1,150-page book costs $78, but political leaders can receive it for free, and members of the general public pay only a $9 shipping fee.. The council is asking Muslims to sponsor books for their local officials at $45 each.

"This is a golden opportunity for American Muslims to seize on Mr. Obama's message of engagement on both sides," Awad said.

Sponsors will be selected to send a gift Quran to Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. All holy books delivered to American leaders will include a bookmark guide to the verses cited by the president and references to topics of international importance.

To receive a Quran:
www.explorethequran .com/request- a-quran.html
http://www.infozine .com/news/ stories/op/ storiesView/ sid/36553/
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21 July 2009

BAH NGAM LAI TU

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Fair and square

A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog. He succeeds in killing the dog and saving the girl's life. A policeman who was watching the scene walks over and says:
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"You are a hero, tomorrow you can read it in all the newspapers: "Brave New Yorker saves the life of little girl"
The man says: - "But I am not a New Yorker!"
"Oh then it will say in newspapers in the morning: 'Brave American saves life of little girl" - the policeman answers.
"But I am not an American!" - says the man.
"Oh, what are you then? "
The man says: - "I am a Pakistani!"
The next day the newspapers says: "Islamic extremist kills innocent American dog".
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20 July 2009

WHY MANY CHRISTIANS PREACHERS AND PRIEST REVERT TO ISLAM?

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YUSUF ESTES
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Di negara barat, ramai penganut kristian dan padri memeluk islam. Salah satu daripadanya ialah Yusuf Estes (dari Texas Amerika) yang juga selepas memeluk Islam, sering menerima kunjungan penganut kristian samada untuk bertanya mengenai islam atau pun ingin memeluk Islam. Berikut adalah salah satu surat dari seorang padri yang ditujukan kepada Yusuf Estes.
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This story is about another Christian, a Catholic priest, who comes to Islam. Here is his letter to Yusuf Estes:
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Dear Yusuf Estes:
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My name is Father Daniel, living in Miami, FL. and studying Special Education at the local university (Florida International University).I always see this Muslim group of students in one of the halls of the Student Center, offering books, Cd's, and time there to whom it may be interested.One day, as many, I saw them, and only by curiosity I stopped by, and ask for something to read about the whole thing of Islam.
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I used to be catholic. In fact, I was a catholic priest. I've been a priest for five years in my country (Argentina). But my personal faith slowly decreased after finding out many contradictions in faith and practice within the catholic church. Tired and disappointed, decided to quit and change my life. Since my sister lives here, in USA, I decided to come, and study what I liked, and re-build my life. So far I was considering myself a simple agnostic. Until that day... I started to read, and read and read. And a Light has been growing and growing in my heart, more and more. It has started about three months ago. I don't want to rush, I want to learn more (not only curiosity), I want to get into little by little. I need time to process all this new "thing" that is coming through.... and I still don't know how to deal with it.
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To be honest with you, I do believe that in Islam is the Truth... but I need and want time. Yesterday, those students gave me a CD. It was you teaching about Islam, I think after that terrible 09/11. I was astonished. I enjoyed every single word. I listened the CD in my car all the way to my house. Today I listened it again. I really appreciate your testimony, may be you can not imagine how much! Well, Allah knows it very well, I believe.
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Question: Since I am a student (and no money for now), do you know how to get the Holy Qur'an, I mean, a good one... I would like to read it, but if I go to a book store, I feel lost... What can you recommend? Thank you for reading this long e-mail. Respectfully, Father Daniel (last name deleted)
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Naturally, Yusuf Estes wrote back and sent Quran, CDs and links for audios, videos and many articles on their websites. Al Hamdulillah, it is Allah Who makes Muslims!
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DR.MARWA DIBUNUH DI MAHKAMAH GERMAN (MARWA MURDERED INSIDE THE COURTROOM)

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Apa? Wanita Islam mati dibunuh di Mahkamah Dresden Jerman!. Didalam Mahkamah pun tidak selamat apa lagi diluar Mahkamah. Puncanya: Orang Eropah (yang sepatutnya lebih bertamadun dan pejuang hak-hak kemanusiaan terutamanya wanita) benci kepada wanita yang memakai tudung. Sila baca selanjutnya....... dan sebarkan.
Legal action should be taken against the murderer as well as the police for negligence. They must stand-up and speak-up through legal proceeding or meet their ministers. Resist oppression through peaceful means. Yes! meet them in court and let the media do the talking.
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Resist Oppression through Peaceful Means:
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Terrorism, in Europe Remains unreported: An Egyptian Muslim lady[Marwa el-Sherbini], was brutally murdered in the court in Dresden, Germany few days back. This barbaric, horrible, outrageous incidence of “TERROR” was ignored by the media simply because she was a Muslim and wore a Hijab – barely found a mention in the European press and the US media saw no reason to create a fuss.
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The murder came shortly after French President Sarkozy gave his "secular" Verdict [edict-fatwa] against the burqa and it seems that now there is open season on Hijab-wearing Muslims in some parts of Europe – those parts that ironically see themselves as being more tolerant and "liberal". There was a shameful silence on the part of all the "liberals" and human rights activists who are so ready to condemn the misdeeds of Muslim extremists anywhere in the world. Ironically, apart from the Central Council of Muslims' leadership, it was the Central Council of Jews General Secretary, Stephan Kramer who decried the "inexplicably sparse" reaction of the media and German politicians. After all, the Jews of Europe know only too well that it begins with one incidence after another and, if one remains silent, the victimization becomes collective.
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In fact European secular "liberalism" is being defined increasingly in terms of non-acceptance of the new multi-religious and multi-ethnic Europeans by the old white Christian Europeans. When European leaders display this characteristic in public statements, it gives leeway to the racist bigotry that still pervades in Europe – only now the Muslims have replaced the Jews as the bĂȘte noirs. [Remember, Muslims are not Jews, whom Europe could oppress for centuries, (Anti-Semites, ghettos)].
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In fact the case of Marwa el-Sherbini is frightening because her only "crime" was that she wore the hijab. A year before her murder, a 28 year old man of Russian origin had insulted her by calling her a"terrorist" and "Islamist whore" for wearing a hijab when she asked him to let her son sit on a swing. At the time the man had been found guilty of abusing and insulting Marwa and had been fined 780 Euros.
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But he had appealed which is why the parties were all present in a Dresden court room when the gruesome murder took place in full view of Marwa's husband and her three-year old son Mustafa. As Marwa, pregnant, was in the dock recalling the incident, the accused walked across the courtroom and plunged a knife into her 18 times.
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What is even more horrific is that as her husband, Elvi Ali Okaz, ran to save her he, too, was brought down, shot by a police officer who declared that he mistook him for the attacker. Can anything be more ridiculous?
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Many serious issues arise:
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(1) Why was a man known to be violently disposed towards Ms Marwa Sherbini allowed to walk into the courtroom with a lethal knife?
(2) How could the policeman have mistaken her husband for the attacker when he moved much later and separately – or was the attacker not taken into custody when he had begun his attacks?
(3) Why was he allowed to stab Marwa 18 times?
(4) Where was the same policeman and why did he not shoot at the accused when he was stabbing the lady?
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Whichever way one looks at it, the acceptable racism cannot be denied– both at the official and unofficial levels. The German government's only reaction was to sweep it all under the carpet. Does that not make one wonder if Muslim women in hijab are now going to be targeted with impunity by extremists, racists and others of the lunatic fringe in Europe? Why has the EU leadership not condemned this act of religious hatred? Is Marwa el Sherbini going to be the first of many headscarf martyrs – as her native Egyptian media is calling her – of Europe, especially in the wake of the Sarkozy statement? It would be a pity if the grand tradition of French freedom and equality is reduced to a superficiality covering an underlying intolerance towards cultural and religious diversity.
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Perhaps the most shameful has been the reaction of the Muslim World including Pakistan. Why have we seen no official condemnation when we see the EU leaders and their media waste no time in issuing condemnatory statements when ever any incident of a crime against women or religious minorities occurs in Pakistan? It is good that they seek to act as our conscience on these occasions, but there has to be reciprocity and we should not shy away from acting as their conscience when they lose their way or shy away from exposing such crimes!
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[Extract from article by Dr. Shireen M Mazari, Email: callstr@hotmail.com, Courtesy: “The News” Wednesday, July 15, 2009, http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=188049]
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[P.S: Please beware, next time it could be you, your sister, wife or mother…. Inform maximum people, Muslims and non Muslims alike to know the truth, accepting oppression is a sin, resist oppression through peaceful means, raise your voice so that it is heard loud and clear, silence is criminal. “And those who when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them (are not cowed but) help and defend themselves.”(Qur’an’:42:39)]
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17 July 2009

GURU AL-QURAN SAYA YANG PERTAMA KEMBALI KE RAHMATULLAH

AL-FATIHAH
Saya belajar Al-Quran dengan Allahyarham Ustaz Darbi Lubis pada tahun 1973 iaitu semasa saya baru selesai menduduki peperiksaan 'Lower Certificate of Education (LCE). Sementara menunggu keputuasan peperiksaan LCE, saya meninggalkan kampung halaman saya selama tiga minggu untuk belajar mengaji Alif Ba Ta dengan Allahyarham Ustaz Darbi.
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Saya meninggalkan kampung halaman saya iaitu Kampung Patau Tambunan untuk bertemu dengan Allahyarham kerana di Kampung saya tidak ada siapa-siapa yang boleh mengajar agama. Kampung saya terletak kira-kira 10 Km jauhnya dari pekan Tambunan.
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Alhamdulillah berkat kesungguhan serta keikhlasan seorang guru, dua minggu sahaja saya boleh membaca Al-Quran. Saya mengaji selama tiga minggu dan usaha saya tidak sia-sia. Doa pertama yang saya pelajari daripada Allahyarham Ustaz Darbi ialah doa selepas azan.
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Pada 14hb Julai 2009 (Selasa) kira-kira jam 8.00 pagi saya menerima sms dari kawan mengatakan Ustaz Darbi telah kembali ke Rahmatullah. Saya terus balik ke Tambunan untuk menziarahi jenazahnya tetapi saya tak dapat melihatnya secara dekat kerana ditutupi oleh ribuan orang yang terdiri dari anak-anak muridnya, sahabat handai dan kenalannya.
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Saya cuba menyelit tetapi ramai pengunjung silih berganti mengurus jenazahnya seolah-olah tidak memberikan peluang kepada orang lain mencari pahala disaat-saat akhir mengurus jenazahnya. Lepas seorang, berpuluh lagi mahu berkhidmat. Jenazah Allahyarham dibentengi ribuan manusia sehinggakan saya tak dapat tembus untuk masuk ke dalam kawasan perkuburan. Anak-anak muridnya begitu ramai sekali membanjiri kawasan pengkebumian. Saya cuma menanti dibelakang sehingga selesai.
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Petangnya setelah selesai azan Asar, airmata saya berderai apabila membacakan 'doa selepas azan' mengenangkankan doa pertama inilah yang diajari oleh Allahyarham sehingga benar-benar hafal serta ingat sehingga hari ini. Azan Magrib dan Isyak pun sama. Semasa membaca surah yassin dan tahlil selepas Magrib dan selepas Isyak pun airmata berderai tak terkawal.
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Begitulah kesedihan yang dialami bagi mengenangkan guru saya yang banyak menabur jasa kepada perkembangan dan pembangunan Islam di daerah kami iaitu Tambunan.
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Semoga roh guru saya ditempatkan Allah bersama-sama para syuhada di Syurga. Amiin.
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14 July 2009

US DEFICIT PAST $1 TRILLION


US deficit surges past $1 trillion
(Al-Jazeera 14th. July 2009)

The US federal deficit has ballooned past the $1 trillion mark for the first time and could grow to nearly $2 trillion by the end of the budget year. Massive government spending to help ease the recession combined with a sharp decline in tax revenues and the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused the deficit to skyrocket.
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My comment is 'serve you right USA' for leading the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Your deficit problem should not have been worse if not you throw your money unnecessarily at Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama should not be blamed for this problem. Bush should take the full responsibilities for making the world suffer. When US economy is downed, the whole world will be effected including our small country.
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No thanks to the bad US decision under Bush administration. Mr Obama, I pity you for the shit left by Bush. Now, it is time for Obama to put things right. Pull out all your troops from Iraq and Afghanistan immediately and mend good ties with the Muslim worlds.
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JUTAWAN ISLAM MENJADI TARGET PEMBUNUHAN ZIONIS ATAU PRO ZIONIS?

Report: LaToya Jackson says Michael was murdered
AP - Monday, July 13

"LONDON - Two British tabloids quote LaToya Jackson as saying she believes her brother Michael Jackson was murdered as part of a conspiracy to steal his fortune.

She reportedly says her brother's assets of more than 1 billion dollars made him a tempting target and that cash and jewelry worth roughly $2 million was taken from his home after his death.

Her comments were published Sunday. The News of the World quotes her as saying she knows who is to blame for her brother's death and is determined to see them brought to justice.
She also reportedly says her brother did not want to perform 50 shows in London but was pressured to do so".
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Mungkin ini boleh berlaku kepada setiap 'billionairre' Muslim dialaf baru ini sebagai satu gerakan menyeluruh pro-zionis menghapuskan orang kaya Muslim agar orang-orang Islam yang kaya-raya tidak dapat meneruskan gerakan mereka 'menyumbang' kepada mereka yang memerlukan. Jika benar tuduhan ini maka besar kemungkinan orang-orang Islam yang kaya menjadi 'target' pembunuhan supaya aset-aset mereka dapat dirampas oleh golongan tertentu.
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Bermula dengan pembunuhan 'Dodi Al-Fayed' (billionaire) bersama 'Diana', diikuti oleh Arafat (billionaire), Saddam Hussien (billionaire) dan kini Micheal Jackson @'Mikael' (jutawan yang berpotensi besar boleh menyumbang kepada perkembangan umat Islam di US). Kesemua di atas adalah jutawan Islam. Ramai lagi jutawan dan 'billionnaire' muslim yang tidak termasuk dalam senarai di atas contohnya Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud (Billionnaire Arab Saudi).
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Difahamkan bahawa 'Ben Laden' (Jutawan yang banyak mengeluarkan wang untuk membersih Masjidil Haram dan sekitarnya serta masjid Medina) juga termasuk 'target' kerana beliau banyak menyumbang kepada Islam serta mereka yang memerlukan.
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PELUANG MENCARI PAHALA MELALUI DAKWAH ASAS

Bila berkata pasal dakwah, orang akan menyangka bahawa tugas berdakwah ini hanya terletak kepada ustaz-ustaz atau imam-imam. Sebenarnya dakwah adalah tanggung-jawab setiap individu Islam. Kita boleh menjalankan gerakan dakwah dengan pelbagai cara samada melalui tulisan, cara bersemuka, dalam perhimpunan, dalam pidato, melalui kursus dan seminar atau kelas-kelas kecil samada berasaskan ilmu akademik atau agama.
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Saya mengambil pendekatan yang 'simple' iaitu melalui kelas muqaddam. Saya buka kelas muqaddam kerana ianya mudah jika kita berminat mengajar subjek ini. Untuk mengajar orang lain, kita tidak perlu tunggu sehingga kita khatam baru boleh mengajar Alif Ba Ta. Jika kita mahir Alif Ba Ta maka itulah subjek yang kita ajar kepada orang lain yang masih tak tahu seperti mualaf (yang baru kembali kepada Islam iaitu 'reverts'). Kalau kita tunggu sehingga khatam Al-Quran, kemungkinan besar kita tidak dapat mulakan dakwah asas kepada yang memerlukan.
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Walaupun namanya 'asas' namun kita tidak boleh berpuas hati dengan ilmu kita kerana kita sendiri perlu berguru dengan orang lain yang lebih arif dan dalam masa yang sama menyampaikan ilmu yang sedikit ini kepada orang lain sebelum kita lupa.
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Hari ini... tiada alasan lagi kita tidak berilmu atau sukar mendapat ilmu. Datang solat berjemaah di surau-surau atau masjid maka kita dapat ilmu melalui kuliah magrib dan subuh. Bawalah buku kecil dan pen untuk mencatit ilmu yang kita perolehi pada hari itu. Kadang-kadang ada ilmu yang disampaikan ustaz yang mungkin sudah kita baca atau dengar sebelum ini tetapi jangan merasa bosan atau lebih teruk lagi...jangan kondem penceramah. Fakta yang berulang anggaplah sebagai 'reminder' yang berterusan kerana minda manusia sangat 'pelupa'. Kadang-kadang kita 'take for granted' bahawa ilmu yang berulang tak perlu lagi kita mendengarnya. Sebenarnya semasa kita mendengar atau menuntut ilmu itu malaikat bersama-sama kita. Malah semua haiwan di darat dan laut pun turut mendoakan keampunan kepada mereka yang menuntut ilmu.
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Banyak sekali dalil dari Al-Quran dan Hadith menyentuh mengenai keistemewaan 'menuntut ilmu'. So... jangan jemu-jemu belajar dan menuntut ilmu dan rebut peluang mencari pahala melalui 'basic' dakwah secara berterusan.
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AYAT KURSI

FADILAT AYAT KURSI

Ayat ini diturunkan setelah hijrah. Semasa penurunannya ia telah diiringi oleh beribu-ribu malaikat kerana kehebatan dan kemuliaannya. Syaitan dan iblis juga menjadi gempar kerana adanya satu perintang dalam perjuangan mereka. Rasullah s.a.w dengan segera memerintahkan Zaid bt sabit menulis serta menyebarkannya.

Sesiapa yang membaca ayat Kursi dengan khusyuk setiap kali selepas sembahyang fardhu, setiap pagi dan petang, setiap kali keluar masuk rumah atau hendak musafir, InsyaAllah akan terpeliharalah dirinya dari godaan syaitan, kejahatan manusia, binatang buas yang akan kemudaratkan dirinya bahkan keluarga, anak-anak, harta bendanya juga akan terpelihara dengan izin Allah s. w. t. Mengikut keterangan dari kitab"Asraarul Mufidah" sesiapa mengamalkan membacanya setiap hari sebanyak 18 kali maka akan dibukakan dadanya dengan berbagai hikmah, dimurahkan rezekinya, dinaikkan darjatnya dan diberikannya pengaruh sehingga semua orang akan menghormatinya serta terpelihara ia dari segala bencana dengan izin Allah. Syeikh Abu Abbas ada menerangkan, siapa yang membacanya sebanyak 50 kali lalu ditiupkannya pada air hujan kemudian diminumnya, InsyaAllah Allah akan mencerdaskan akal fikirannya serta memudahkannya menerima ilmu pengetahuan.

Untuk amalan harian.....

Fadhilat Ayat Al-Kursi mengikut Hadis-Hadis Rasullullah s. a. w. bersabda bermaksud: "Sesiapa pulang ke rumahnya serta membaca ayat Kursi, Allah hilangkan segala kefakiran di depan matanya. Sabda baginda lagi; "Umatku yang membaca ayat Kursi 12 kali pada pagi Jumaat, kemudian berwuduk dan sembahyang sunat dua rakaat, Allah memeliharanya daripada kejahatan syaitan dan kejahatan pembesar." Orang yang selalu membaca ayat Kursi dicintai dan dipelihara Allah sebagaimana DIA memelihara Nabi Muhammad.

Mereka yang beramal dengan bacaan ayat Kursi akan mendapat pertolongan serta perlindungan Allah daripada gangguan serta hasutan syaitan. Pengamal ayat Kursi juga, dengan izin Allah, akan terhindar daripada pencerobohan pencuri. Ayat Kursi menjadi benteng yang kuat menyekat pencuri daripada memasuki rumah. Mengamalkan bacaan ayat Kursi juga akan memberikan keselamatan ketika dalam perjalanannya. Ayat Kursi yang dibaca dengan penuh khusyuk, Insya-Allah, boleh menyebabkan syaitan dan jin terbakar. Jika anda berpindah ke rumah baru maka pada malam pertama anda menduduki rumah itu eloklah anda membaca ayat Kursi 100 kali, insya-Allah mudah-mudahan anda sekeluarga terhindar daripada gangguan lahir dan batin. Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi apabila berbaring di tempat tidurnya, Allah mewakilkan 2 orang Malaikat memeliharanya hingga subuh.

Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi di akhir setiap sembahyang Fardhu, ia akan berada dalam lindungan Allah hingga sembahyang yang lain. Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi di akhir tiap sembahyang, tidak menegah akan dia daripada masuk syurga kecuali maut, dan barang siapa membacanya ketika hendak tidur, Allah memelihara akan dia ke atas rumahnya, rumah jirannya & ahli rumah-rumah di sekitarnya.

Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi diakhir tiap-tiap sembahyang Fardhu, Allah menganugerahkan dia hati-hati orang yang bersyukur perbuatan-perbuatan orang yang benar, pahala nabi-nabi juga Allah melimpahkan padanya rahmat. Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi sebelum keluar rumahnya, maka Allah mengutuskan 70,000 Malaikat kepadanya, mereka semua memohon keampunan dan mendoakan baginya. Barang siapa membaca ayat Al-Kursi di akhir sembahyang Allah azza wajalla akan mengendalikan pengambilan rohnya dan ia adalah seperti orang yang berperang bersama nabi Allah sehingga mati syahid.

Barang siapa yang membaca ayat al-Kursi ketika dalam kesempitan nescaya Allah berkenan memberi pertolongan kepadanya Dari Abdullah bin 'Amr r. a., Rasullullah s. a. w. bersabda,

" SAMPAIKANLAH PESANKU BIARPUN SATU AYAT...."
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13 July 2009

NABI IDRIS A.S MATI DUA KALI

Nabi Idris a.s

Suatu ketika Nabi Idris a.s telah dikunjungi oleh Malaikat Izrail dan bertanya Nabi Idris a.s katanya:
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"Hai malaikat Izrail, engkau datang ini untuk mencabut nyawa atau untuk menziarah?."
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Kata Malaikat Izrail aku datang untuk menziarah dengan izin Allah. Kata Nabi Idris kepada Malaikat Izrail:
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"Hai Malaikat Izrail, saya ada keperluan dan kepentingan kepadamu"
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Kata Malaikat Izrail
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"Kepentingan apa itu?"
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Jawab Nabi Idris
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"Kepentingan denganmu iaitu supaya engkau mencabut nyawaku dan kemudian Allah menghidupkan kembali sehingga aku dapat beribadah kepada Allah setelah aku merasakan sakaratulmaut".
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Kata Malaikat Izrail sesungguhnya aku tidak akan mencabut nyawa seseorang malaikan mendapat izin Allah. Maka Allah memberi wahyu kepada kepada Malaikat Izrail agar dia mencabut nyata Nabi Idris, maka seketika itu Malaikat Izrail mencabut nyawa Nabi Idris a.s. Maka Malaikat Izrail menangis atas kematian Nabi Idris sambil memohon kepada Allah agar Allah menghidupkan kembali Nabi Idris a.s.
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Kemudian Allah mengabulkan permohonan Malaikat Izrail, maka Nabi Idris hidup kembali. Malaikat Izrail bertanya kepada Nabi Idris as.
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"Hai saudaraku, bagaimana rasanya sakaratulmaut itu?.
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Kata Nabi Idris a.s
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"Sesungguhnya rasa sakaratulmaut itu saya umpamakan binatang yang hidup itu dilapah kulitnya (dibuang kulitnya semasa hidup-hidup) dan begitulah rasanya sakaratulmaut bahkan lebih seribu kali sakit."
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Kata Malaikat Maut:
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"Secara halus dan berhati-hati aku mencabut nyawa yang seperti itu selama-lamanya."
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Kemudian Nabi Idris a.s berkata lagi pada Malaikat Maut:
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"Hai Malaikat Maut, saya ada keinginan lagi dengan engkau iaitu saya ingin melihat Neraka Jahanam sehingga saya boleh beribadah kepada Allah dengan bersungguh-sungguh setelah melihat belenggu, rantai-rantai dan kala jengking yang menyengat orang-orang yang ada di Neraka Jahanam."
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Kata Malaikat Maut
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"Bagaimana saya boleh pergi ke Neraka Jahanam tanpa izin Allah".
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Mala Allah memberi wahyu kepada Malaikat Maut dengan firman:
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"Pergilah engkau ke Neraka Jahanam bersama-sama Nabi Idris a.s".
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Malaikat Maut pun pergi ke Neraka Jahanam bersama-sama Nabi Idris kemudian Idris melihat segala macam seksaan yang diciptakan Allah untuk musuh-musuhNya yang berupa belenggu, ratai-rantai daripada neraka dan kala jengking serta ular dengan api-api yang menyala dan kayu zakum dan air yang sangat panas untuk diminum oleh ahli neraka tersebut. Setelah kembali Nabi Idris berkata lagi kepada Malaikat Maut.
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"Hai Malaikat Maut, saya ada keinginan lagi dengamu iaitu saya ingin melihat syurga sehingga saya boleh tambah meningkatkan amal ibadah,"
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maka Malaikat Maut berkata
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"Bagaimana boleh saya bersamamu ke dalam syurga tanpa izin Allah."
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Maka Allah memberi izin pada Malaikat Maut untuk pergi berdua dan berhenti dekat pintu syurga. Maka Nabi Idris melihat di dalamnya nampak bermacam-macam nikmat dan istana besar lagi indah dan beberapa anugerah yang berharga, juga tumbuh-tumbuhan serta buah-buahan yang beraneka warna dan rasanya berbeza-beza. Nabi Idris berkata
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"Hai saudaraku, saya telah merasakan sakitnya sakaratulmaut, saya telah melihat Neraka Jahanam yang didalamnya bermacam-macam rupa seksaan dan azab neraka maka mohonlah engkau kepada Allah agar Allah mengizinkan saya untuk masuk syurga dan minum airnya agar hilang rasa sakitnya sakaratulmaut di tenggkorakku ini dan juga terhindar daripada seksaan Neraka Jahanam".
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Maka Malaikat Izrail minta izin kepada Allah lalu mengizinkannya, kemudian masuklah meraka berdua ke alam syurga lalu keluar. Kemudian Nabi Idris masuk lagi ke dalam syurga dan meletakkan seliparnya di bawah pokok kayu di dalam syurga. Maka Nabi Idris berkata kepada Malaikat Izrail
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"Hai Malaikat Maut, selipar saya tertinggal didalam syurga di bawah pokok kayu, maka kembalikanlah saya kedalam syurga,"
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maka Nabi Idris masuk kesyurga dan tidak mahu keluar lagi dari syurga. Maka berteriaklah Malaikat Izrail memanggil Nabi Idris agar keluar dari syurga.
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"Hai Idris, keluarlah engaku dari syurga."
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Maka Nabi Idris pun tidak mahu keluar Allah SWT telah berfirman
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"Tiap-tiap orang misti merasakan sakaratul maut, sedang saya sudah merasakan sakaratulmaut."
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Dan Allah SWT berfirman lagi maksudnya:
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"Tidak ada diantara kamu sekelian kecuali mereka itu memasuki (neraka/syurga) sedang aku pernah memasuki neraka"
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dan Allah pun juga berfirman lagi maksudnya:
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"Dan tidaklah mereka itu dikeluarkannya". (keluar daripada syurga).
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"Siapakah yang mengeluarkan saya dari syurga" sedangkan Allah telah memberi wahyu kepada malaikat Maut.
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"Tinggalkanlah dia (Nabi Idris) sesungguhnya Aku telah memutuskan dia di zaman azali dahulu bahawa sesungguhnya dia (Nabi Idris) tergolong ahli dan penghuni syurga."
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Dan Allah telah berfirman kepada rasul-rasulNya tentang kisah Nabi Idris dalam firmanNya yang bermaksud.
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"Dan ingatlah olehmu cerita-cerita dalam kitab Nabi Idris a.s dan seterusnya."


12 July 2009

AL-QUR'AN PEMBELA DI HARI AKHIRAT


AL-QUR'AN SEBAGAI PEMBELA DI HARI AKHIRAT

Abu Umamah r.a. berkata:
"Rasulullah S.A.W telah menganjurkan supaya kami semua mempelajari Al-Qur'an, setelah itu Rasulullah S.A.W memberitahu tentang kelebihan Al-Qur'an."

Telah bersabda Rasulullah S.A.W:
"Belajarlah kamu akan Al-Qur'an, di akhirat nanti dia akan datang kepada ahli-ahlinya, yang mana di kala itu orang sangat memerlukannya."

Ia akan datang dalam bentuk seindah-indahnya dan ia bertanya,
" Kenalkah kamu kepadaku?"
Maka orang yang pernah membaca akan menjawab:
"Siapakah kamu?"

Maka berkata Al-Qur'an:
"Akulah yang kamu cintai dan kamu sanjung, dan juga telah bangun malam untukku dan kamu juga pernah membacaku di waktu siang hari."

Kemudian berkata orang yang pernah membaca Al-Qur'an itu:
"Adakah kamu Al-Qur'an?"
Lalu Al-Qur'an mengakui dan menuntun orang yang pernah membaca mengadap Allah S.W.T. Lalu orang itu diberi kerajaan di tangan kanan dan kekal di tangan kirinya, kemudian dia meletakkan mahkota di atas kepalanya.

Pada kedua ayah dan ibunya pula yang muslim diberi perhiasan yang tidak dapat ditukar dengan dunia walau berlipat ganda, sehingga keduanya bertanya :
"Dari manakah kami memperolehi ini semua, pada hal amal kami tidak sampai ini?"

Lalu dijawab:
"Kamu diberi ini semua kerana anak kamu telah mempelajari Al-Qur'an."

08 July 2009

THANK YOU MRS NOORJEHAN

01st. July 2009
Above: Mrs Noorjehan is seen giving some token to Janis Abdullah during her visit at the State Mosque of Sabah, Malaysia.


Alhamdulillah, Mrs Noorjehan Ravalia from UK visited The State Mosque of Sabah for Islamic reasons. She was given some briefing on the current mosque activities such as the ongoing quranic classes and activities relating to new reverts under the supervision of Mr. Janis Abdullah, Tourist Information Officer, Treasurer and the facilatator of the Quranic classes among reverts. Certainly, her presence has given so much inspiration to us at the state mosque of Sabah especially the newly reverts.

We pray that Allah provide excellent health and blessing to her and family and the muslims brothers and sisters of UK in general for their motivational support towards fellow sisters and brothers in Islam in our country.

03 July 2009

ALL LIVING THINGS MUST DIE


FROM HIM WE COME AND TO HIM WE ALL SHALL RETURN

Death is a very painful and emotional time, yet one that may be filled with hope and mercy. Muslims believe that death is a departure from the life of this world, but not the end of a person's existence. Rather, eternal life is to come, and we pray for God's mercy to be with the departed, in hopes that they may find peace and happiness in the life to come.

Near Death

When a Muslim is near death, those around him or her are called upon to give comfort and reminders of God's mercy and forgiveness. They may recite verses from the Qur'an, give physical comfort and encourage the dying one to recite words of remembrance and prayer. It is recommended, if at all possible, for a Muslim's last words to be the declaration of faith: "I bear witness that there is no god but Allah."

Upon death, those with the deceased are encouraged to remain calm, pray for the departed and begin preparations for burial. The eyes of the deceased should be closed and the body covered temporarily with a clean sheet. It is forbidden for those in mourning to excessively wail, scream, or thrash about. Grief is normal when one has lost a loved one and it is natural and permitted to cry. When the Prophet Muhammad's own son died, he said:

"The eyes shed tears and the heart is grieved but we will not say anything except which pleases our Lord."

One should strive to be patient and remember that Allah is the One who gives life and takes it away, at a time appointed by Him. It is not for us to question His wisdom.

Muslims strive to bury the deceased as soon as possible after death, avoiding the need for embalming or otherwise disturbing the body of the deceased. An autopsy may be performed, if necessary, but should be done with the utmost respect for the dead.

Cleaning

In preparation for burial, the family or other members of the community will wash and shroud the body. (If the deceased was killed as a martyr, this step is not performed; martyrs are buried in the clothes they died in.) The deceased will be washed respectfully, with clean and scented water, in a manner similar to how Muslims make ablutions for prayer. The body will then be wrapped in sheets of clean, white cloth (called the kafan).
Funeral Prayers

The deceased is then transported to the site of the funeral prayers (salot janazah). These prayers are commonly held outdoors, in a courtyard or public square, but some may be carried out inside the mosque. The community gathers, and the imam (prayer leader) stands in front of the deceased, facing away from the worshippers. The funeral prayer is similar in structure to the five daily prayers, with a few variations. (For example, there is no bowing or prostration, and the entire prayer is said silently but for a few words.)

Burial

The deceased is then taken to the cemetery for burial (al-dafin). While all members of the community attend the funeral prayers, only the men of the community accompany the body to the gravesite. It is preferred for a Muslim to be buried where he or she died, and not be transported to another location or country (which may cause delays or require embalming the body). If available, a cemetery (or section of one) set aside for Muslims is preferred. The deceased is laid in the grave (without a coffin if permitted by local law) on his or her right side, facing Mecca. At the gravesite, it is discouraged for people to erect tombstones, elaborate markers, or put flowers or other momentos. Rather, one should humbly remember Allah and His mercy, and pray for the deceased.

Mourning

Loved ones and relatives are to observe a 3-day mourning period. Mourning is observed in Islam by increased devotion, receiving visitors and condolences, and avoiding decorative clothing and jewelry. Widows observe an extended mourning period (iddah), 4 months and 10 days long, in accordance with the Qur'an 2:234. During this time, she is not to remarry, move from her home, or wear decorative clothing or jewelry.

When one dies, everything in this earthly life is left behind, and there are no more opportunities to perform acts of righteousness and faith.

" The Prophet Muhammad once said that there are three things, however, which may continue to benefit a person after death: charity given during life which continues to help others, knowledge from which people continue to benefit, and a righteous child who prays for him or her "

May Allah have mercy upon us all.
From Him we come and to Him we all return
(INNA LILAAHI WAINNA ILAIHI ROOJIUUN).
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01 July 2009

READ QURAN AND UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING

Misunderstanding or wrong perceptions, (deliberately driven or otherwise), usually stemmed from misinformation or disinformation.

By providing "hard facts", that is, by distributing Al-Quran (the words of Allah) to those who matters (or not) is the most appropriate way of creating awareness of the Book's contents (its truth or otherwise), thereby enabling readers to compare the Great Book with theirs.

One particular verse of interest was when Allah challenged His ummah to produce a similar type of work or writings as that contained in the Great Book. To this day no one was able to do so.

It was also consistent with Allah's command to reveal even a single word from His Book to all, to gain His blessings. To love the Al-Quran is to read and understand it. The more you read it the more you want to know its mysteries and the mukjizat contained therein.

Indeed, there is no end to understanding its mysteries. especially in the course of one's self-discovery of our modern world today.The Al-Quran, which was revealed over 1,400 years ago, predicted and revealed so many things that man didn't know and some were just discovered today. Revealed knowledge has no equal to human knowledge, although Allah encouraged man to learn as much as possible about the universe that He created.
Hence, the first word of the Al-Quran was: "IQRA" (Read):

"Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood).....Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not.
President Obama should know. He has Muslim blood running in his veins. But what of he is today is all of Allah SWT's will. Allah Knows what He is doing and why He is not doing and more because He is the All-knowing - the Creator of man and of all in the universe, and the universe itself.

Read the Al-Quran to know more of your Creator and of yourself. Allahuakbar!