Sunday, April 11, 2010

Alien VS Predator...

This isn't about "Alien VS Predator" movie...
You can politely leave through the door at the far corner.

It's been a while since someone say something in this web log (famously known as "blog")

I'd like to share the web definition of "Alien" and "Predator" (obtained from Google)

Alien: stranger (anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found)

In current situation, I think it is fair to say that someone who practises Islam in every aspects of his/her life can be considered as alien.


Yes. Alien.

Abu Hurayrah (R.A.) reported:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam began as something strange and will revert to being strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers.”
narrated by Muslim (145)

Alien in this context is not the "Alien" that is portrayed as evil U.F.O. that will invade the earth, but "alien" in this context refers to the practice that is rarely practised nowadays.

Now, let's move to the second word, "Predator"

Predator: any animal that lives by preying on other animals

In this current situation, I think it is fair to say that someone who takes advantage on others' misfortune/weakness/disadvantage can be considered as predator.

For example, a male nurse who rapes a mentally-ill patient, bussinessman who cheats others only to make more money and the list goes on and on.

Being opportunistic isn't wrong...
But there's a fine line between opportunistic and predatory...

So, the question remains...
Alien VS Predator
Which side are you on?