Saturday, December 27, 2008

Don't say a word...


In the wake of the technology era, more and more blogger come into life...
Each with own purpose and direction...
Some with no true direction...
Some with positive direction...
Some with negative direction or purpose...

There are some people who make use of the internet to spread accusations, terror, in order to create disharmony...

Recently, in Malaysia, there are such cases...
"Pig head" issue in Malacca...
Blogs that condemn Islam...

Who did this?

So, Why don't we INVESTIGATE THOROUGHLY instead of accusing one another...
Malaysia is a peaceful country...
Appreciate what we have...
We should thank Allah for everything...

Just want to say that we shouldn't jump into conclusion quickly without investigating a case thoroughly...
In simpler words, don't just accuse people blindly...
Don't say a word that you're not sure with...


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Kill or Be Killed...

Drinking Alcoholic Beverages

Above are a two pleasurable, yet destructive things that I've managed to list down...
Well, at least pleasurable for some people...
Let's just go to the first one;

According to wikipedia, "
The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC"...
wow!! That's quite a long time ago...
No wonder the followers of the Smoking religion is everywhere!!

There are tonnes of health hazards caused by this activity...
You can kill yourself, people around you, your child-in the making, and the environment...
Worse than a serial killer?
Judge by yourself...

Now let's go to the second one which is Drinking Alcoholic Beverages...
Just like smoking, alcoholic beverages have a lot of harmful effects on our body..

According to British Crime Survey 2007-08, in nearly half (45%) of all violent incidents,
victims believed offenders to be under the influence of alcohol.

This figure rose to 58% in cases of attacks by people they did not know.
39% of domestic violence cases involve alcohol.

In nearly a million violent attacks in 2007-08, the aggressors were believed to be drunk...

Furthermore, there are countless numbers of accident involving drunk-driving...'s a total killer eh?
But I wonder why people in charge still allow the manufacturing of this
Beverage of Mass Destruction...

I know these two Weapons of Mass Destruction give us (government) a lot of tax etc...
But why should we trade the harmony and well-being of people for money??
It's time for us to kill these two serial killers...

Kill or Be Killed...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Song with a soul...

Kelibat Korupsi
by One Buck Short

Betapa hebatnya kita membeli isu terkini
Fakir miskin terpedaya
Orang kaya semakin kaya
Bagaimana kita nak maju asyik mereka rembatkan
AP senang didapat
Projek besar diorang rembat

45 hitam biru mencari-cari tujuan
Aku dia kita mangsa
Hal kecil menjadi besar
Apa lagi yang kita semua perlu lakukan
Bangsa kita keluar malam
Maruah bangsa semakin curam

Ingat kita takut?!
Apa mengarut?!
Kita tunjukkan!

Bertahun-tahun akan kita merasai sengsara
Peperangan tak sudah!
Cari harta mengambil tanah!
Walau sekarang kita hidup hidup dah cukup mudah
Tak cukup tamak harta
Cari makan mereka kata

Bak Kata
Cerita pendek
Kita harus
Kerja sama

Jaga jaga
Jaga nama
Kalau jatuh
Depa pijak

Kerja sama
Boleh maju
Jangan malas
Jangan tipu

Makan rasuah
Tikam belakang
Semua ini
Buat rosak

Tukar cara
Kita fikir
Baru hapus

Tukar cara
Kita fikir
Baru hapus

I've had enough of love songs and sex-promoting songs in the radio...
They make me sick...
Songs are supposed to have message in them. Message which able to touch the hearts and minds of listeners. Songs without message are merely noise. I've had enough of the noises in the world already. Why should we add more?

It seems that music can't be separated from human. Any kind of music. Therefore, it's fair to say that music is a powerful instrument to spread good message among human, especially the youth.

The above song is about corruption. The message is clear; people won't be fooled anymore by money-eating monsters who step on people heads to satisfy their never-satisfied hunger for money.
This song is meant to open up our mind. It's a nice song also.
There's Malaysian soul in it also (the song is in Malay language.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Against The Belief (Part II)


This article is not directly related to the previous one, but still, there's a connection with the last one...

I just want to share my experience...
Nothing special...
I was in the car that day...
My mom (I call her Ummi) was driving to Malacca (her hometown)...
There was a van ahead of us...
I think there's one happy family in it...
There's brothers and sisters...
All of the sisters wear hijab...

Suddenly, I saw something flying out of the van, heading towards our car (Ummi's car, I don't have a car...Yet)...
I don't know what was it...
But I was very sure that they just threw out something...
My point is, littering is not a good behaviour!
The one who wore the hijab did it!
What on earth was she thinking?!
What will the non-Muslims think about Islam...
"Muslims are uncivillised, dirty, backwards etc"

Even I, myself was annoyed with that behaviour...(Not going to be my future wife, for sure...)

So, Brothers and Sisters, let's understand Islam and uphold the right image of Islam...

Remember, good akhlaq is one of the most effective way of Da'wah...

Against The Belief


Have you ever watch "Wanted" ?

Well, I have...
I like the movie...

The movie is full of unique, impossible, yet wonderful shooting actions...
Basically, it's about a group of "noble" assassins (by the name of Fraternity) who choose their targets by translating the secret code that's produced by a machine...
However, one guy (Morgan Freeman) betrayed that "sacred" belief after he found out that the machine start to produce the names of the Fraternity members!!!
He doesn't want to get killed, so he changes the names and try to kill a guy in Fraternity (the father of the hero) who had already realised his (Morgan Freeman's) betrayal.

Well, I'm not trying to tell you more about the movie itself, I'm just interested in sharing the message behind the movie...

From my point of view, I think the movie tries to imply that people who believe in irrational school of thought can go against that belief when they feel it doesn't suit their needs...

What is considered as irrational belief?
If you watch "House" you'll notice that Dr. House considers religion is one of them...

Well, from my point of view, religion is not irrational belief...
Specifically, Islam...
Islam can answer the question that science can't answer...
The question that our minds can't answer...
"Why are we here on earth?" or "What is the purpose of life?"
Science can answer "How?" but can't answer "Why?"

Back to the statement "people who believe in irrational school of thought can go against that belief when they feel it doesn't suit their needs..."
Let's ignore the word "irrational school of thought" and change it to religion...
So, the new statement is "people who believe in religion can go against that belief when they feel it doesn't suit their needs..."

This statement can only be true if a person hold on to a religion that is not a divine religion, in other word, man-made religion...

It's simply because a divine religion answers the questions that are beyond human mind's capability...

So, if the religion is man-made, how can it answers the questions?

Now, back to the statement again...
If a person hold on to a divine religion, will he/she go against that belief?
Yes, and No...
It's subjective...
It depends on how deep the person understands the religion itself...
Islam is the way of life...
There are rules and guidelines for interaction between humans (including economics, social and all aspects of life), interaction between human and nature, and so on...
If someone has done a research on these guidelines, he will find out that it's for the well-being of human...

Human has desire, which is normal...
Islam gives the guidelines for all the desires...
Islam doesn't go against human desire, but shows the best way to fulfill it so that there won't be bad consequences...
Go and do research on Islam...
It's a wonderful and peaceful religion...
It doesn't teach terrorism at all...
Understand the true Islam, for you will be living a peaceful life, here, and the hereafter...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Boy Who Cries SCORPIONS!!!!


Alhamdulillah exams are officially over...

Now, I'd like to share a true story entitled
"The Boy Who Cries SCORPIONS!!!"...

Once upon a time, in a land faraway...
At least 4hours from Kuantan...
(USJ to be exact)...
There's a boy named Guy (not his real name. For safety purposes)...
He lived in a hostel...
Well, he's studying in a boarding school...

Everyday, after class (around 1pm), he will directly take off his plain white shirt, leaving only his white t-shirt on...and his pants, of course...
After that, he just jump onto his bed...
No Zuhr prayer for him (until he's awake)...No lunch...

If he's awake before 'Asr, that's quite lucky for him... Sometimes he's awake upon 'Asr azan...

The routine goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on (and on again) until on one day.....

As usual, he took off his clothes and went straight to bed...When suddenly, in the middle of reality and fantasy (he's about to doze off), he felt something crawling on his back...

Something creepy...Black...SCORPIONS!!!! Loads of them!!

He quickly woke up, terrified. Using his own bare hands, he tried to remove the "thing" on his back...

He took off his clothes...nothing was there...He quickly ran to the bathroom, performed his ablution, and pray Zuhr...

After solat, he sat by the bed side, thinking...
He's done really bad things...

Solat is indeed one of the most important thing in life...

On the other hand, he's so lucky that he's got the "warning" in this life instead of the real punishment in hereafter...

The moral of the story is, always perform solat ON TIME...

This is a reminder for myself...
Also to anyone who's reading this...

Have you prayed?

p/s: This is indeed a true story. Everytime "Guy" share this story with anyone, face to face, his eyes become watery...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

When wrong becomes right...

Sexy = Brave + Confident

Funny. Why? It's because even Muslims use it. Why "brave"? I'm not sure. You know what, maybe people who wears sexy attire is indeed brave. Afraid of nothing (including the prohibition of their own GOD!!!). WOW!! That's truly brave! Isn't it?

What made me sad is that these people think that people who covers their aurah is trying to hide the "ugly" part of the body. WRONG!!!

My reply is
"The most valuable and precious thing is the one that's hardest to get. Just like gold (buried inside the earth), pearl (sunk at the bottom of the ocean)..."

Don't make yourself cheap.
Don't expect people to respect you when you don't respect your own self.

*Aurah = Parts of body that need to be covered by Muslims. Different gender should cover different parts. It depends on situation and the person you are interacting with.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The True Exam...

"One down, four to go..."

Final exams are filling up the space in most of IIUM students' calendar...
Exams aren't easy...Neither do life...

Life is the true exam

When you were a cute, little 2 or 3 years old, people think you were adorable when you fell as you were trying to walk...

"Hey, it's not funny! I'm trying to walk, here!", shouted your tiny heart...

But that's life...

4-6 years old...
Coming back home, hands and knees were hurt and dirty...

"What has happened, son?"
"I fell from my bicycle...again..."
"Be patient, son...That's life..."

7 years old...
First day in school...
"Son, daddy will leave you with your friends and teacher here...I'll pick you up after school"
"Friends? What friends? I don't have any friend here..."
"I want to go home, daddy...I hate school!"

7-12 years old...
Life's getting easier in school...
Everything is perfectly fine...
Loads of friends...
Live happily ever after...

13 years old...
First day in boarding school...
"I'm going to miss mom and dad..."
"I don't want to live in hostel..."
"Why you want to send me away from home? You don't love me anymore?"
"Be patient, son...This is for your own good...You can learn to be more independent if you live and study here...It's for your future..."

14-17 years old...
"Son, are you coming back this weekend?"
"I can't...I'll be having some homework and discussion with friends"
"OK...Just take care of yourself,k?"

It turns out that the "discussion" is actually hanging out with friends at the nearby mall (ECM?)

18-23 years old...
Away from home...
Freedom at last...
Everything is to be explored...
Parents are faraway...
Do this...
Do that...
Nobody cares...
Nobody knows...
Live life to the fullest...

He knows what we are doing, right?
"Yes, but we can't see Him"

He can see us, right?
"I don't want to be a hypocrite...pretending in front of Him and everyone else that I'm an angel when I'm actually worse than the devil..."

It's not being a hypocrite...
It's our duty to worship Him...
We are created ONLY to worship Him

This means,
we have to follow all the guidelines that He has set...
After all, He is The Creator of the Heaven and Earth and everything in between, right?

Well, these times (being given a little bit of "freedom") are actually one of the most hardest part of our lives...
Some may survive...
Others may stumble...

Let's hold hands...
Strong enough to hold each and everyone of us from stumble upon a glass...
A glass that will easily break...
Shattered into pieces...
That can bleed us to death...

Life is INDEED the true exam...

Friday, October 24, 2008


Dedikasi buat Penagih Cinta di luar sana...


kita begitu mengharapkan,
Kasih sayang dari seorang insan...

Tetapi lupa pada Allah
Yang pantang menolak cinta hamba-hambanya.

kita begitu mengharapkan,
Perhatian dari seorang insan...

Tetapi lupa pada Allah
Yang paling besar perhatiannya
kepada kita.
Yang mengatur alam setiap hari.

kita begitu mengharapkan,
Kebersamaan dari insan...

Tetapi lupa pada Allah
Yang sentiasa ada bersama kita
Yang sentiasa mendengar rintihan kita

Kita tidak dilarang untuk mencintai makhluk.
Curahkanlah perasaan cinta itu sekadar yang berpatutan.
Selagi mana tidak melampaui cinta kita kepada Allah,
sehingga tidak memungkinkan kita
sanggup melanggar perintah-Nya

Cintailah seseorang dalam rangka cinta kepada Allah,
agar muncul keluarga Soleh yang diredhai-Nya...

Monday, October 20, 2008


Every question is referring to 1 person.

1. What is the relationship of you and him/her?

2. Your 5 impressions towards him/her.
Super Cute

3. The most memorable things he/she had done for you.
Hug me so tight when she got back form umrah. Ummi said, she missed her big bro...

4. The most memorable things he/she have said to you?
"Abang, jangan!!!" whenever I'm playing around, 'attacking' her cheek etc...

5. If he/she become your lover, you will...

6. If he/she become your enemy, you will...

7. If he/she become your lover, he/she has to improve on...

8. If he/she become your enemy, the reason is...

9. The most desirable thing to do on him/her is?
Hug her tight, carry her, kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss and kiss her cheek...

10. The overall impression of him/her is...
Extremely cute and make me feel calm and happy...

11. How do you think the people around you will feel about you?
Depends. Some may like me, some may not. Everyone has own reasons.

12. The character of you for yourself is?
Mysterious, somehow.

13. On contrary, the character you hate of yourself is?
Sometimes I just follow my desire.

14. The most ideal person that you wanna be is?
Myself. After complete repair and upgrade.

15. For the people who care about and likes you, say something about them.
Let's hang out together.

16. Ten people to tag:


17. Who is no. 2 having a relationship with?
It's a secret. Ask her.

18. Is no. 3 a male or a female?

19. If no. 7 and no. 10 were together, would it be a good thing?
Yes.If she plans to be alone for the rest of her life...

20. How about no. 5 and 8?
Crazy idea.

21. What is no. 1 studying about?
Same as no. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...Maybe...

22. Is no. 4 single?
Yes, but she's been booked...

23. Say something about no. 6
I know your BF... ;P

Friday, October 17, 2008

Gadis Melayu VS Gadis Muslimah

"Siapa bilang gadis melayu tak menawan
Tak menarik hati, tiada memikat
Kalaulah memang tak mungkin aku tertarik
Kalaulah sungguh tak mungkin aku kan jatuh

Aduhai… lemah lembut gayanya
Serta manis senyumnya
Hitam pekat rambutnya
Ayuh ambil si dia

Di antara gadis gadis seluruh dunia
Tiada yang sehalus mulus oh setulus dia
Di antara gadis gadis seluruh dunia
Tiada yang sehalus mulus oh setulus dia
Budi bahasanya, pandangan matanya
Sentuhan jiwanya membuatku terlena"

This is the lyric of Gadis Melayu; a famous song by a famous Malaysian artist. I'm not going to criticise the song's credibility or what because this time around, I want to talk about the highly anticipated battle between Gadis Melayu and Gadis Muslimah. Actually, I feel like writing this post because last night, there's a show on Malaysian TV 9. It's called Gadis Melayu. The aim of this program is to look for a "true" Gadis Melayu to be the next TV 9 host.

"Aduhai… lemah lembut gayanya
Serta manis senyumnya
Hitam pekat rambutnya
Ayuh ambil si dia"

Above lines mean;
"oh...her style is very soft and delicate,
her smile is so sweet,
and her dark black hair,
let's go and grab her"

Hello? Are those criteria only possessed by Gadis Melayu? Grab her? Are you serious? You like her because of her dark black hair? How did you know? You asked her mother? or she's not wearing a hijab? I'm confused...

According to most of the contestants and judges in the Gadis Melayu programme, the criteria of Gadis Melayu are good in cooking Malay cuisine (or at least recognise the cuisine), well-mannered, soft, has a strong character, dress in a "proper" way (according to Malay customs..)

Hijab is not a must if you want to be the contestant..
("Islam is inside my heart" said by a hijab-less contestant)

Is a hijabi (girls in hijab) better than a non-hijabi? Not necessarily so...Some girls think they wear hijab, but actually they aren't...Hijab is not a fashion tool that you can wear and take it off whenever you wanted to...wearing hijab for the sake of fashion will defeat the purpose...What I mean is, instead of safeguarding your modesty, you are drawing the attention of the opposite sex...

There are some girls who wear hijab to attract guys...
I hope you are not one of them...

Covering your hair ONLY is not a hijab...hijab covers ALL parts needed to be covered...yes, that means, no see-through hijab, no shape-revealing /sexy clothing...

Wear it right, for all the right reasons...

If not, you are just getting yourself nothing but discomfort... No rewards or benefits...

It's not an oppression, but as a protection and as a sign of respect to all women that they aren't objects...

Back to the topic,

"Di antara gadis gadis seluruh dunia
Tiada yang sehalus mulus oh setulus dia"

The above lines mean "out of every girls in the world, Gadis Melayu is the most delicate, soft, pure"...Is this true??? I doubt it, BIG time...because it doesn't matter whether you are Gadis Melayu or not, you can be the most delicate, soft and pure.

To me, no matter what Gadis you are, as long as you hold strong to the Islamic way of life, you are the winner...

"Siapa bilang gadis muslimah tak menawan
Tak menarik hati, tiada memikat
Kalaulah memang tak mungkin aku tertarik
Kalaulah sungguh tak mungkin aku kan jatuh

Aduhai… baik sungguh akhlaknya
Serta suci hatinya
Allah hanya cintanya
Ayuh ambil si dia

Di antara gadis gadis seluruh dunia
Tiada yang sehalus mulus oh setulus dia
Di antara gadis gadis seluruh dunia
Tiada yang sehalus mulus oh setulus dia
Budi bahasanya, pandangannya dijaga
Kesucian jiwanya membuatku terlena"

and the winner is...with unanimous decision, from the red corner, Gadis Muslimah!

Malay isn't equal to Muslim
Muslim isn't equal to Malay

A Muslim is a Muslim
A Malay is a Malay

Islam is for ALL

* Gadis : Girl / Young Woman
Melayu : Malay
Hijab :

Veil. Often used to describe the head scarf or modest dress worn by women, who are required to cover everything except face and hands in the sight

p/s: I'm not perfect...just like every single human being in this planet (and the space station, to be fair), let's work hard to improve ourselves...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Am I A Better Person?

Ramadhan's over

Am I a better person now?
If yes, Alhamdulillah. If I'm still the same, try harder next time if Allah want to give me another chance. If I've become a worse person, Allah please forgive me.

I've only been around in this world for 20 years. Yet, I've been there, done this and that which I am not suppose to.

What about you?

Let's do some muhasabah to our lives...
Everyday and night...
Because we are human, we have desire and 'aql...
We are always susceptible to sins...

Slap me in the face if you see me straying away from Islam...
You have the right to do so...

Because we are brothers and sisters...
Reminding each others is our responsibility...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Half Time Score: 1-1


It's half time already.
Another 45 minutes to go.
Your team needs to win to secure number one spot on the table.
What would you do?
Use the same tactics?
Bring on another striker?
Change to 4-2-3-1?
3-4-3 perhaps?

We are halfway through this holy month of Ramadhan.

What I've done so far?
Have I prayed at the time I'm reading this post?
Am I a better Muslim now?

We should ask these questions to ourselves.
If the answers are all positive, Alhamdulillah.
If not, we need to change our tactics, strategy, formation, or whatever you call it.
Otherwise the die-hard-fans will put pressure on the club owner to sack you.

I want results.
The fans want to see results!

So, brothers and sisters, if you don't see results yet, don't be sad.
Keep on trying improving ourselves.
Increase the tempo.
Don't play defensive game when the scoreline is 1-1.
You need to play serious attacking football.
Get the ball forward.
But don't get too carried away because the opposition might hit you on a counter attack.

Let's remind each other continuously.
We can do it!

"Nobody gets to live life backward.
Look ahead, that is where your future lies"

Life's Like That...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hello?? Who's calling??

Hello, who's on the line? Hello?? Hello?? Hellllloooooooo?????


Well, I guess most of us have experienced this situation in life. Your phone is ringing, but when you pick up, there's just minutes or seconds of silence. Whenever you call the number back, the same silent moment happen again. Ironically, this thing happens not only once, but again and again..I wonder why..I bet you do too..

Well, this could be someone who mistakenly hit his/her keypad and dial your number..This can also happen because your friend, or even a total stranger just want to have fun by messing around..

Some of us may feel down, annoyed, by this kind of act..Well, just take a look at the police, firefighter etc, prank callers can be locked up or fined as you can see in the commercials nowadays..

But there's no such thing as prank call, "messing around" call, "I'm not answering your call" situation when it comes to our Almighty Creator which is Allah SWT..

002.186 وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
002.186 When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.

Al-Qur'an, 002.186 (Al-Baqara [The Cow])

Humans are weak..We need a divine power to rely on..The one and only divine power we can rely on is Allah SWT..There's no intermediates..We need to go direct to him..

034.022 قُلِ ادْعُوا الَّذِينَ زَعَمْتُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ لا يَمْلِكُونَ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَلا فِي الأرْضِ وَمَا لَهُمْ فِيهِمَا مِنْ شِرْكٍ وَمَا لَهُ مِنْهُمْ مِنْ ظَهِيرٍ
034.022 Say: "Call upon other (gods) whom ye fancy, besides Allah: They have no power,- not the weight of an atom,- in the heavens or on earth: No (sort of) share have they therein, nor is any of them a helper to Allah.

Al-Qur'an, 034.022 (Saba [Saba, Sheba])

Actually, it's not just one way-communication..What I mean is, we can call for Him, and at the same time He can also call us..

Generally, there's three types of call that Allah can give us: Call to prayer (azan), pilgrimage (hajj), and death.

The first call is for all people who dare to admit that Allah is the only God, and Muhammad PBUH is His other words, its for all Muslims..
But unfortunately, only some will answer this call..I mean, answer immediately..Some may answer at the very end of the "ringing", and some may not answer it at all, Na'uzubillah..

For people who answer the call immediately, He will provide good place for him/her in this life and the next..For those who intentionally answer the call at the very end of the "ringing" or worse, don't answer it at all, Allah has provided them with "nice" place of return in the hereafter, Na'uzubillah..

So, the next time you and me hear azan, please remind each other to pray immediately (not 4 rakaat/minute etc, but pray on time) in jamaah most preferably..Remember, prayer (solah) is one of the most important duty of Muslims..

The second call is Pilgrimage, also known as Hajj..Not everyone is selected by Allah to be His guest..It's one of the things not to be missed by Muslims who is capable to go there..Imagine, being the guest of The Creator of the heaven and earth! No wonder Makkah is never "lonely"..

This type of call is very unique and wonderful..What I mean is, the selection is not based on how rich you are, how old you are and so on..It's He who selects who He wants to meet..No wonder we can see all kinds of people are selected; from children to senior citizen, from fishermen to corporate leaders, and so on..Alhamdulillah if you are one of those lucky person, but don't give up if you are not selected yet, because you may be the next..

I've heard in many cases, the person who is supposed to go to hajj, suddenly can't make it because of other things, and the person who is in the waiting list get the chance..See? How wonderful is His arrangement..MashaAllah!!

Moving on to the third call which is the most scariest to some people; Death..The word "death" is always associated with dark, gloomy, haunting experience..It is not necessary so..

As long as you are always in His way, InsyaAllah it will not be that horrible as human perceived..Death is very close to us, more than we know..Your age doesn't tell you how long are you going to live..

Nowadays, many people die even at a very young age..Car accidents, disease, anything could be the cause..So, what we can do is prepare ourselves for it..Take this holy month of Ramadhan as a big opportunity to do "clearance" for all the bad deeds that we've done..The door of repentance is always open for us..Well, at least until the very last moment of our lives (which we don't know when)..Death is indeed painful..Even for prophet Muhammad PBUH.. We can't escape that..But the greatest pain comes after hereafter...

078.021 إِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ كَانَتْ مِرْصَادًا
078.021 Truly Hell is as a place of ambush,

078.022 لِلطَّاغِينَ مَآبًا
078.022 For the transgressors a place of destination:

078.023 لابِثِينَ فِيهَا أَحْقَابًا
078.023 They will dwell therein for ages.

078.024 لا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا بَرْدًا وَلا شَرَابًا
078.024 Nothing cool shall they taste therein, nor any drink,

078.025 إِلا حَمِيمًا وَغَسَّاقًا
078.025 Save a boiling fluid and a fluid, dark, murky, intensely cold,

078.026 جَزَاءً وِفَاقًا
078.026 A fitting recompense (for them).

078.027 إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا لا يَرْجُونَ حِسَابًا
078.027 For that they used not to fear any account (for their deeds),

078.028 وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا كِذَّابًا
078.028 But they (impudently) treated Our Signs as false.

078.029 وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ كِتَابًا
078.029 And all things have We preserved on record.

078.030 فَذُوقُوا فَلَنْ نَزِيدَكُمْ إِلا عَذَابًا
078.030 "So taste ye (the fruits of your deeds); for no increase shall We grant you, except in Punishment."

Al-Qur'an, 078.021-030 (an-Naba [The Tidings, The Announcement])

So, pick and choose..It's in your hand..So, brothers and sisters let's remind each other..May we live in His blessings always..

P/S: The "three calls" is not based on any hadith or Qur'anic verse. Please do tell anyone that you want to convey this message to..Jazakallah..

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Great Tudung Debate : A Respond to Raja Petra's Article By Zaharuddin Abd Rahman

Debat Tudung Wanita : Jawapan Kepada

Artikel Raja Petra (Malaysia today)

- The Great Tudung Debate : A Respond to Raja Petra's Article


Zaharuddin Abd Rahman (UZAR)

This writing is a respond to Raja Petra Kamaruddin about muslim women's aurat in his popular blog ( Malaysia today). Source


In the article there was a sentence stating: "Apparently, the tudung was 'decreed' for only the Prophet's wives and not for all women..." So I've have looked into the Quran and found some things.

1) "O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful." Surah Al-Ahzab (33), verse 59.

Comment : Firstly, see the words 'so that they may be recognised and not annoyed'. This means at least the face must be visible. It is wrong to say that other women at that time (non Muslim Arabs, Jews, Christians) did not wear the tudung. The truth is that the Jewish and Christian women wore far more conservative tudung than the Muslim women.

Covering the body is also required of men and women in the desert. It has nothing to do with any religion. So when the verse says 'so that they may be recognised' it actually means the women should not cover their face or head in such a way that the people cannot differentiate them from other Christian and Jewish women who also wear tudung and veils. This means there is no such thing as a tudung to cover your head and face.

The verse 33:59 says the following in Arabic:

Ya ayyuhan nabi : O you prophet

qul li-azwajika wabanaatika : tell your wives, your daughters

wa nisaa i mu'mineena : and the believing women

yudneena : to lengthen

Alayhinna : over them

min jalabeebihinna : from their garments/cloaks.

There is absolutely NO mention of head or hair or face in this verse. There is no reference to tudung. The reference is to lengthen your garments over your body. This means women must dress decently.


Unfortunately, you have misinterpret the verse and understanding it out of its context, i assumed that's because you are not examining the whole structure of the verse, besides i think you did not posses adequate knowledges to do so, or maybe you are also very busy with your sumpah declaration and malaysian politic issues.

In reality, as a servant of Allah SWT and the follower of Rasulullah SAW, we are taught to always come back to Al-Quran and Al-Hadith to obtain assurance about the permissibility of a matter. Regarding this, Allah SWT said:-

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاء الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا

"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known (as a free respectable MUSLIM women) so as not to be molested. "(Al-Ahzab: 59)

It is agreed unanimously by ulama that every verse that is revealed to our prophet Muhammad s.a.w is also intended to Muslim except defined otherwise by our Prophet either in his hadis or by other quranic verses. For example: our prophet has more than four wives at a time, it is called "Khususiyat anbiya" which we are not allowed to follow due to Allah's will and many other logical reasons.

Therefore, in this case, covering aurat including head, hair, neck and chest is strongly commanded not only for prophet's wives but also to all muslim women. It is not just an Arab's custom due to the sandy desert, but it is indeed a religious commandment. It is also very obvious stated in the above verse where it is mentioned :

وَنِسَاء الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Meaning : "the women of the believers"

Therefore whoever claims they are muslim, they are obliged to uphold and stick to the decree in the verse.

Jilbab is a dress (of similar width to ‘baju kurung') worn by women to cover their bodies. Syeikh Dr Yusof Al-Qaradawi explained that when some women during the Jahiliah period left their houses, they loved to display some parts of their beauty such as the chest, neck and hair until they were being harassed by those wicked men who like to commit zina.

Then, the above verse was revealed commanding the Muslim women to EXTEND (and not only) their jilbab so that the parts that could lead to fitnah will be covered. In this way, they would be identified as women who are protected (‘afifah) and a true MUSLIM WOMEN. As a consequence, they would not be molested.
Tudung Wanita Islam

The above verse elucidates that covering the aurat is an emblem of a Muslim. Allah SWT also said:
وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ

"And anyone who honours the symbols set up by God [shall know that] verily, these [symbols derive their value] from the God-consciousness in the [believers'] hearts " ( Al-Haj : 32 )

Therefore, the main reason (‘illah) for the above ruling is to prevent Muslim women from being molested by wicked men. Attires that display women's beauty or women walking and talking in a seducing manner could arouse a man's sexual desire. Such behavior is an indirect invitation to the male for teasing and molestation. (Adapted from kitab Al-Halal wal Haram fil Islam with slight modification)

It's also WRONG to say that "so that they may be recognised and not annoyed' mean face must be visible in order to be recognized.

Firstly : Is it acceptable to say that we can only recognised a women by looking at her face? Of course not, we can easily recognized them by many other ways, either by listening to her voice or many other things besides her face.

Secondly : Most of the Jahiliyyah womens are not wearing tudung at all and some of them wearing improper veils.( Refer Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 3/285). It is also stated clearly in the hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah, Rasulullah s.a.w. said:

"Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I did not see: (1) people having flogs like the tails of the ox with them and they would be beating people (unjust rulers); (2) the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked, who would be inclined (to evil) and make others incline towards it. Their heads would be like the humps of the bukht camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Paradise and they would not smell its odour whereas its odour would be smelt from such and such distance" (Narrated by Muslim, Sohih).

The JAHILIYYAH womens are said to wear attire but is still naked because they do have cloth on their body but it does not cover the aurat because it is transparent and exposes their skin; like the wearing of many women today. (Al-Halal Wal Haram Fil Islam, Dr Yusof Al-Qaradawi)

‘Bukhtun' in the hadith is a type of camel that has a big hump. Women's hair looks like the hump of a camel when it is pulled and tangled over their head. This shows that Jahiliyyah womens are not covering their head and hair. As for Christian and jews womens who you said wore tudung also at the time of prophet Muhammad s.a.w, you have to provide evidences on that. Besides, do you sure how Christian women exact attire in Mekkah and medina at that time?, Jewish people are too small to take into account and yet we don't know what are their tudung types. The most important, whatever types of thier tudung, we msulim has our own tudung with certain standards and conditions and it is a religious commandment.

Although the hadith was revealed thousand years ago, the Prophet s.a.w. was able to warn us of what would happen now. Today there are various saloons that set hair for women with millions of fashion and sadly men are the hair setter at most of these saloons.


2) "And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed." Surah An-Nur (24), verse 31.

Raja Petra Comment : Again there is no mention of head (ru'usa) in this verse or face (wujuh/wajh). Please note the words 'draw their veils over the bosoms'. The arabic is as follows:

walyadribna : and strike / cover

bi khumurihinna : with their outer garments

Ala : over / upon

juyoobihinna : their bosoms / breasts

Women are told to cover their chests/bosoms/breasts. That is all. This tallies with the earlier verse 33:59 above where the women are told to lengthen their clothes/garments. There is absolutely no mention of head (ru'usa), face (wujuh) or hair.


Raja Pete, it is very obvious that you are not analyzing the verse properly. Your simplistic interpretation is incorrect again, Almighty Allah has said :-

وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ

Meaning : And tell the believing women to lower their veil and to be mindful of their chastity, and not to display their charms [in public] beyond what may [decently] be apparent thereof..

So you look Pete, why are you only focusing on some words of the verse and didn't give proper attention to the others. You have translated ‘Al-Khumur' wrongly, as that because of your harfiah (word by word)translation and harfiah understanding also, that kind of translation cannot help you in understanding the word correctly. The "al-Khumur" word will provide you the answer on your own created question and false assumption which you said : "There is absolutely NO mention of head or hair".

The true meaning of khumur (veil) is anything that is used to cover the head. Meanwhile ‘juyub' (the plural form of jaibun) is the curvature of the breast that is not covered with cloth. Therefore every woman must cover not only their head but also their chest including their neck and ears and all other parts that may lure a male.

In order to understand Quranic text correctly, he/she must comprehend and find the exact usage of terminologies and words in Arabic language. A person should also know how a term or word is being used in the Arabic community because Quran is using Arabic language. Therefore it is good to have knowledge on conservative Arab's (especially at the time of prophet s.a.w) way of life before he/she can get the true intended meaning; For this reason, we must refer to the tafseer book by great Muslim scholars to avoid ourselves from false impression.

That's also why it's better for those who wish to learn Islam in depth to pay a visit to Arabic countries in order to get some feels and get used to the usage of certain word by contemporary Arabs, it can give you some more clue in order to understand Arabic language in the Quran.

When Allah swt said "Khumurihinna" , so we must know, in a standard Arabic language what does it mean by "khumur", so the answer is veil which cover their head, hair, ear etc and then, when a person said "khumur" in front of knowledgable arab person, what he will understand?. Of course, it s a veil also. This fact has been told by many great classic Muslim scholar like Imam At-Tabarii ( died 301 H) in his famous tafseer book Jami al-Bayan and also Imam Ibn Katheer . (Tafsir At-Tabari, 18/120 ; Tafsir AL-Quran Al-'Azim, 3/285))

Besides the khumur which is a veil which covers the women head, and juyub which covers womens' neck, breast and chest, the verse also stress on :-

وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ

Meaning : that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof"..

Do you understand what ‘beauty and ornaments' means in this verse?

According to Syeikh Dr Yusof Al-Qaradawi, the adornment mentioned in the above verse refers to anything that is worn to beautify oneself; either natural beauty like face, hair and body; or manmade beautification like dress, embellishment, make-up and others.

In the above verse, Allah commanded women to conceal the adornment without any exemption. However, the exemption was "what is apparent". The scholars therefore have differences in opinion about the meaning and extent of "what is apparent" but all of them agreed unanimously that hair and head are included.

That is due to the following hadith :-

Saidatina Aisyah r.a narrated that her sister Asma' binti Abu Bakar entered the house of the Prophet s.a.w wearing attire made of transparent material that showed her skin. The Prophet s.a.w turned away from her and said:

"Hai Asma'! Verily when a woman has achieved puberty, she should not reveal her body except for this and this - showing the face and the palms (hands)." (Narrated by Abu Daud)

Although there is a discussion about narrators of this hadith, it is strengthen by many other hadith that allows revealing of the face and the palms if it does not bring any harm (fitnah). (Al-Halal Wal Haram Fil Islam)

This hadis also supporting the fact that women head and hair are ‘aurat and must be covered by muslim womens, only the face and palm or hand can be seen by the public.

Yes, there is discussion on what is the meaning of "what is apparent" which ALLOWED TO BE SEEN but it is not about hair, neck and head. Ibnu Abbas r.a, one of the great companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.) interpreted "what is apparent" is eyeliner and ring. Anas Bin Malik r.a is also of the same opinion.

Therefore, the body parts where the eyeliner and the ring are worn (i.e. the face and the palms) would also be considered as apparent. This also the opinon of the Tabien like Said bin Jubair, 'Atha', Auza'i and others.

However, Ummul Mukminin Aisyah r.a, Qatadah and a few others considered bracelet as something apparent. Therefore, the wrist (place of wearing a bracelet) is also considered as apparent if it does not cause any harm (fitnah). Regarding the limit from the wrist to the elbow, it is still under discussion among the scholars; therefore it is better to cover parts between the wrist and the elbow.


3) In order to interpret the Quran, we have to go to people who have knowledge about it. In what circumstance the verse was revealed, etc. But not just any scholar who says that they know.

Comment : We DO NOT interpret the Quran. May I suggest something much simpler? Why not we just read it? If we look at the Quran in its arabic and then look at the translated words just a little carefully, we will understand it. You DONT EVEN have to know Arabic. For example the arabic word for HEAD (kepala) is NEVER mentioned in any of the verses quoted above. Neither are the arabic words for face and hair. So how do the translators include head, face and hair? Someone must explain this.


I have responded to this false statement and it's no longer concern us.

Do you think that Allah will only use ru'asa to express head and sya'run as hair?.. no you are wrong Mr Pete, for example Allah s.w.t forbids us from saying ‘Ah' to our parents. So it is permissible to say ‘uh' and bull shit to your parent only because it is not mentioned in the Quran?.

When Allah forbids ‘ah' so its include all thing that has similar effect and covering not only bad words but also bad behaviour and actions towrd your parent. It is called in Usul Fiqh as Qiyas al-Awla or also can be considered as ‘umum al-lafz will carry all meaning under it.

So, women's head and hair falls under the words "al-khumur"in the verse. As simple as that.

As for the last part of Raja Petra's article, some of the hadith has been misquoted so i don't need to respond.


I always come across with this expression and I believe you are the same. The following are the words of those women who do not cover their aurat who always claim to posess pure and kind hearts although they are wearing indecent outfits which reveal their aurat.

"Even women who put on hijaab commit crime nowadays, indulging in adultery, free-mixing and a lot more" A woman share her thought.

"In fact, we too are well-behaved, we do not bother others, we do not backbite and we stay away from bad things" The woman added.

Is it a sound argument? Is it true that the external appearance does not matter in Islam? Some of them are even one step ahead in their arguments that they reason with the meaning of an authentic hadith of the Prophet, which is:

"Verily Allah does not look at your physical being, your outer appearance nor your wealth, but He looks at your heart and your deeds" (Narrated by Muslim).

I feel sorry and dishearten looking at those who when arguing, easily throw out hadith in supporting their whims; indeed, they only utilize Islam in the matter that bring benefits to them.

An employee was caught playing game during working hours by his employer while he has yet to prepare the document requested by him. The employer thus said, "How are you going to excel in your carreer if this is your attitude towards work."

The employee responded, "You may see me outwardly as playing games but my heart is sincere and I performed my duty excellently."

Do you think that the employer believe in what his employee had said? Does Allah consider one's heart as pure and good through disobeying His commandments?

Indeed, something is only regarded as pure and good by measuring it with the scale of Allah and His Rasul, and not merely with the scale of our minds. If we refer to the scale of Islam, the Prophet SAW had said which means:

"Beware, in the body there is a piece of flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound and if it is corrupt the whole body is corrupt, and hearken it is the heart" (Narrated by Muslim)

Based on this hadith, Islamic scale necessitates that the purity of one's heart is apparent in its first stage, which is one's actions. It means that when one's actions always transgress against the commandments prescribed in Islam, it signifies the filth of one's heart. On the other hand, if the external actions submit to the commandment of Islam, thus it should be considered as good in the first stage, which is the external scale of lay people. Nevertheless, the second stage, which is whether one's intention is for seeking Allah's pleasure or for things such as showing off, we should leave the judgment only to Allah.

Therefore, we can judge a book by its cover in certain cases, such as in the case when the fundamentals of Islam are being transgressed; the cover is consequently reflecting what is inside the heart of a person.

Judging based on that which is apparent, does go along with the hadith:

إنما أنا بشر , وإنكم تختصمون إلىّ , ولعلّ بعضكم أن يكون ألحن بحجته من بعض , فأقضي بنحو ما أسمع , فمن قضيت له من حق أخيه شيئاَ فلا يأخذه , فإنما أقطع له قطعة من النار

Which means: "Verily I am only a human being, and you always presented arguments for me to solve. It may be that some of you are better in presenting argument than others. Therefore, I give out rulings based on what I have heard only. He, for whom I have made a ruling that violates the rights of the other party (due to the lack of skill of the person in presenting argument), does not take it. For verily, it will be for him a slice from the slices of hellfire" (Narrated by Abu Dawood, At-Tirmidzi and others; Refer Naylul Awtar, 8/632, no 3920).

This hadith clearly shows that a judge in Islam will give a ruling based on the information and the evident proofs presented to him. Similarly, in the case of covering aurat, if one reveals the aurat, it is a sign of transgression against Allah's commands. Thus, how would it be possible for this kind of heart to be perceived as a sound heart in Islam?

Women should realize that when the aurat is not covered properly, every single man who looks at it will be held accountable for every single gaze. The woman, on the other hand, is not going to be held accountable for that one sin merely; rather she will be held accountable for all the gazes from men that fell on her aurat. Just imagine how sinful she is for revealing the aurat only in one day. This is based on the Prophet's word:

من سن في الإسلام سنة سيئة فعليه وزرها ووزر من عمل بها من غير أن ينقص شيئاً

Which means: "Whosoever initiates a wrongdoing, upon him are a sin and the sin of every single person who does it without his sin being reduced even a little..." (Narrated by Ahmad and others-Authentic)

Included in the meaning of intiating is that someone intiates the revealing of her aurat in that day causing the man who looks at her to be held accountable. In fact, the woman herself is sinful for every single eye that sets on her aurat. Would this type of heart be considered as pure? After mountains of sins had rusted it?

Verily Allah is All Just and the Most Merciful. Rush towards Allah's love and mercy by obeying Him. For those who are hardhearted, no words can be shared except; be certain that Allah is true, His Rasul is true, and Paradise and Hellfire are true. If believe in them, why are the actions speak otherwise?

Thanks for you time.


For further reading on this topic :

1) Women Aurah , What Has Happened?

2) Aurat Wanita : Apa Sudah Jadi?

Zaharuddin Abd Rahman

10 Sept 2008

9 Ramadhan 1429 H


Friday, September 5, 2008

Ramadhan: Socer VS Qiyamullail..

Manchester United VS Villarreal CF
18 September 2008 2:45am (Malaysian time)

Assalamualaikum Bro. and Sis....

Any Man United fan right here???
Well, I'm one of the trillions..

As you can see the logos up there, I'll be talking about,pure Champions League football...

What's the significance of Champions League football to Muslims?? (especially in countries that have approximately same time line with Malaysia..)

The matches are usually held at the very early morning or late night, if you like..
So, guys, this is the perfect opportunity for us to do Qiyamullail also!! Kill two birds with one stone..But make sure you get your intention right..Lillahi Ta'ala..not Li'bola' laa....

"Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."

Sahih Bukhari - Belief [2:51]

To all wives, moms, sisters out there, don't get angry if your husband, sons, brothers, wake up in the middle of the night to watch Champions League football because he or they might do Qiyamullail also, InsyaAllah..If not, do advise him or them..Some people want to use sports to make Muslims negligent towards religion and other duties..but let's together use sports as a method to make us closer to Allah...InsyaAllah...