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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Its a Matter of Faith

faith (fth)
n.
1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust.
3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
4. often Faith Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
5. The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.
6. A set of principles or beliefs.

I have faith in my religion Islam. How can i have this faith, when i don't even see/smell/hear/touch/taste can the God (Allah that i worship). How can i have this faith, when i don't even met the messenger (Prophet Muhammad SAW) who deliver this teaching? How can i have faith in Hell and Heaven when i can't see it and there is no scientific evidences to prove it?

Thats why its a matter of faith. I'm confident belie of the idea, person and value that Islam has. Of course the faith is build up by the surrounding factors such as teaching, logics and comparison....but ultimately its up to you yourself to have this faith.

But what i want to talk here is not about faith in Religion but a faith in relationship. To the lesser extend, a couple should have good faith in each other. But many would argue (and mostly women), that a couple should have something to hold on, not just a faith, such as the holy 3 letter words "i love you".

A 3 letter contract between men and women (sometimes in same sexes) which loosely tied themselves and at any time can be revoke and the best part, cannot be challenged in any court of law in the whole world. Hecks, that why the westerner come up with the prenuptial.

Well that should be the basis of relationship, if we refer to the western definition of relationship. Take for example in the many hollywood movie, there would be a scene where the man says "I love you" then kissed the girl and the rest is history (as always). But that does not necessarily be the only way.

Many couples who go down that road, still end up break up. So you cannot hold on to the the letter words, or how passionate your relationship has been or other factors. Sometimes you just have to have the faith in a person....yes you may end up heart broken or live happily ever after.

Women need security and something firm when it comes to relationship. That is their nature, it has been and always will be like this. But my advise is, don't take them for granted or seriously just because they don't or do tell you the 3 letter words.

Just have faith!!

1 comment:

CremeBrulee said...

Your line "how can I have faith in something I cannot see/hear/smell/feel" reminds me of this story someone once shared with me. I cannot remember it verbatim, but it goes a little something like this (if somebody knows a more exact version, or if I got the story wrong, do let me know):

An opponent of Islam approached an Iman who was a teacher of Islam and said to him "Who is this God that you worship? You cannot see him, nor hear him, or feel him nor smell him".

"Tell me how is it that you can believe in a thing that you cannot prove to exist? Answer me that!" he asked the Imam cockily, thinking he had asked a question that would be unanswered by the religious man.

The Imam looked calmly at the non-believer, and lifted his hand and promptly smacked the other man across the face.

The non-believer's eyes widened in shock. While he was still speechless, the Imam asked him "Does it hurt?" to which the heathen replied indignantly "Of course it hurts!". Without skipping a beat, the Imam continued "But how can I believe that you have pain? I cannot see your pain, nor hear your pain, not taste it, nor feel it."

And with this, the non-believer was enlightened.