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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Straight Way

Assalamualaikum (May Peace be upon you).
The holy month of Ramadhan in Muslim calendar is here again. Today is the 5th day of fasting for about 1 billion muslim around the world. I'm not a good muslim, i still commit sins, i still listen and follow to evil whisper, but despite all of that i'm thankful that my Father had thought me well when i was a kid. He lay a 'quite' strong foundation of aqidah inside my heart, i knew the good and the bad although sometimes i fall in between.

I remember reading an article on the net, about a muslim family living in non-Islamic countries. It was a lot easier to raise their kids there, because the grey area are not that common. One can easily distinguished between black and white. Not in Malaysia, where a young mind can be easily confused by the non islamic norms adopt by our Malaysian culture. Suffice to say that i've seen the grey area is becoming bigger and bigger day by day. Lets take a simple example of muslim men who is forbid to touch their non-mahram women. When i was a kid, my grand mother and other female relatives always cover their hand with cloth (usually part of their tudung) when they bersalam during Hari Raya. It was a practices back then.

Look what happen now, i think people will labelled it as weird if a women does that. So confusing. I always tried to avoid having a physical contact with non-mahram, although i admit sometimes i'm not strong enough, and i did what is forbid. Look at young couple nowdays, not only they are so intimate to the point of constantly having body contact, but kissing is also becoming a norm and sex before marriage is getting more common. God forbid. I read in the newspaper today on the controversies surrounding Ashraff Sinclair and his Indonesia lover named 'Bunga' (that is a really kewl name), he was caught kissing his girlfriend in Bali and his fans around here start shouting disapproved. His excuse was, they are in love and that what lovers do!!

My close buddies kiss his girlfriend (french kiss), but they only did that in their car, so i guess open kissing is not a norm yet! Maybe we are being feed with too much Hollywood (read Zionis) propaganda, romantic is defined as holding hands, hugging and kissing. That is the template being planted in our fragile mind. In my mind also. So one day i asked my fellow officemate who have move to the righteous path, how/what is relationship (couple) in Islam. His answer totally shocked me, because none has been practices nor observed before.

I'm naive and week. And i'm struggling to live normally on this corrupt society while maintaining my faith. One day those who practice true Islam will be sideline from our society and that what scared me most.

Lets vote to those people who uphold the true meaning Islam and steadfast beside it. :D (election message).

I pray to Allah in this holy month:

In the name of Allah, The most Gracious, The most Merciful,
Praise be to God, the Lord of the Universe,
The most Gracious The most Merciful,
King of the Day of the Judgement,
You alone we worship, you alone we ask for help,
Guide us to the straight way,
The way of those whom you have blessed, not of those who have deserved anger, nor of those who stray.

Selamat Berpuasa Everybody.

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - The Declaration of Independence

Happiness is a journey, not destination. You, me and other 6 billion people in this planet are pursuing their own 'happiness'.

Although sometimes i'm confused what 'happiness' do i seek....

Thursday, September 06, 2007