Comments on Al-Jazeera’s 101 East on ‘Allah’ Issue

Yusri Mohammad (read: ABIM) needs a good reason to not letting the Catholics to use the word Allah.

The fact that the national fatwa council has issued a fatwa saying that the word Allah is exclusive to the Muslims only, however, cannot be considered as a good reason.

For one, the fatwa council is not seen as a credible one, with all due respects.

Secondly, you can argue whether or not, non-Muslims are bound to the fatwa. i bet the high court did not even give a D to the fatwa when they made the rulings. Even some Muslims don’t give a D to fatwa. Simple example, fatwa on smoking cigarette by the late Datuk Ishak Baharom. So, what to expect, meh.

Credits to Yusri anyway. He presented his ideas well and redeemed ABIM’s reputation (see here), although the validity of his arguments is very well open for discussions.

A bit turned off by Khalid Samad, for not respecting Yusri when the latter speaks. Bad example. Entertaining, however. But I pity Yusri.

January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm 1 comment

Memori Jaulah Sepanyol

Jamuan Aqiqah di Barcelona. (Kredit kepada Haneef Nasir untuk gambar)

Di Masjid Rahmat (kalau  tak silap), Barcelona, Sepanyol. Musim bunga 2008.

Siangnya, usai solat Jumaat (tak sempat pun sebenarnya, sesampainya kami jemaah mula beredar), kami disapa oleh beberapa ahli jemaah masjid yang majoritinya adalah orang Maghribi. Salah seorang daripada mereka bernama Abdel Jalil el-Hamichi, masih saya ingat.

Berborak rancak, lalu diajak menjamu perut di sebuah restoran makanan laut kepunyaan sahabat kepada seorang ahli jemaah masjid itu, tapi kedai sudah tutup. Makan kebab sahaja setelah jauh berjalan (agak kecewa).

Dibawa ke Nou Camp, dan dijemput untuk ke majlis jamuan sempena aqiqah, seperti gambar di atas. Mulanya kami berat untuk hadir, setelah penat. Namun digagahkan juga atas dasar persaudaraan Islam dan kewajipan memenuhi jemputan.

Sungguh berbaloi. Menu eksotik Maghribi. Kambing dimasak ala-ala rendang dan kari, dengan kekacang dan buah prun. Roti baguette sebagai pelengkap, dan pastinya teh panas. Makan percuma. Pulang ke hostel dengan tak sudah-sudah melafazkan tahmid atas pertemuan yang tak dirancang.

January 9, 2010 at 6:08 pm 3 comments

Look what have you done, Jib.

“Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, earlier said his government was powerless to stop the planned protests as long as protesters did not leave their mosques.”- Al-Jazeera

Com on now. You could have done better to mitigate the tension but you obviously didn’t. Instead, you opt to fuel the fire. We, the rakyat, had the luxury of being sprayed by acidic water and tear gases just few months back for rallying on the street against ISA and PPSMI, but why not today? Why not in this case, when ISA and FRU are far more relevant as tool against national chaos, unlike the ‘harm’ may caused by anti-PPSMI rally.

Maybe because you did condone the protest in the first place. Now, after few churches have been set on fire, you start to think that you might have gone a bit too far, right? Or this is actually how you wish things to be in the first place?

Hishamuddin again denied he and the PM had condoned the planned demonstrations.

“We never said that the demonstration could go on, do not put words in my mouth,” he said.- The Malaysian Insider

I reserve my opinion until further investigations are made on these incidents.

However, to let Najib off the hook is something far from my consideration. He has to be bold and take responsibility over what he has said prior to the Friday rally.

January 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Kenapa Jarang ‘Update’?

Sesuai dengan namanya, Kuburan. Tidak semeriah pasar malam.

Selamat menelaah bagi peperiksaan yang bakal menjelang kepada semua. Laraskan prioriti anda di musim cuti ini.

Di Giant Causeway, Ireland Utara.

January 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm 2 comments

Pulangnya Seorang Firdaus

Hari ini sahabat kami Ahmad Firdaus Mad Sallih akan berangkat pulang ke watan demi meneruskan perjuangan bernama kehidupan.

Pasti terasa kekurangan di Sheffield ini. Manakan tidak, sepanjang perkenalan, kami tidak pernah sunyi dengan peringatan demi peringatan daripada beliau.

Siapakah yang selalu mengingatkan kita tentang keperluan memanjat bukit nafsu dan bukit fizikal demi solat jamaah di masjid?

Siapakah yang memastikan kita semua tidak lupa untuk mengisi borang pengecualian peperiksaan, agar kewajipan Jumaat tidak dikompromi dengan urusan dunia?

Siapakah juga yang tidak lekang senyuman dari wajahya, hingga yang melihat pasti reda sedikit kekusutan dalam hati?

Malah bukan sedikit kehilangan yang Sheffield rasai tanpa Ahmad Firdaus Mad Sallih, seperti mana kehilangan Mohd Khairul Anwar Zahri dan Azweed Mohamad juga masih terasa hingga sekarang.

Selamat meneruskan perjuangan.

Moga bertemu lagi yah!

December 9, 2009 at 9:09 am 5 comments

Malu dengan Dosa

Buat dosa satu hal, tapi tak rasa bersalah buat dosa itu hal lain.

Tak rasa bersalah buat dosa satu hal, tapi menzahirkan dosa yang dilakukan itu hal lain.

Menzahirkan perbuatan dosa satu hal, bangga dengan dosa yg dilakukan itu hal lain.

June 11, 2009 at 11:04 pm 3 comments

Shallow?

Someone posted something shallow to one of the mailinglists I am in. The sudden urge of wanting to write a feedback appeared, but I pushed the pause button, reflected, and brushed the urge away.

Who am I to decide on what is shallow and what is not?

May 21, 2009 at 3:47 am 4 comments

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