The wearing of Hijab is the religious obligation which is ignored by Muslim women. To certain extent, some people argue that, wearing a hijab is an individual freedom. Even they know that it is compulsory to cover their aurah, but they still neglect to obey the obligation.
For one thing, there are that certain parties which are promoted the Islamic value and dignity, but they did not totally uphold what Islam had been prescribed in The Quran and The Hadith. It should be noted that, they allege that the veiling is discriminate the right of women.
Norani Othman (2006) pointed out that, "the discriminate of Muslim women through the mechanism of hijab, gender segregation and social control is sustained and reinforced in contemporary society because quite often it coincides or intersects with the postcolonial politics of cultural identity (p.89)".
Thus, for them the hijab is one of the violence which is against the dignity of women. It is because by wearing hijab, it makes a limitation in doing things.
However, they should not argue the command in the religious obligatory. More noteworthy, most of the people who assert about this issue, they used to misinterpret the meaning in the verse 26 in Surah al A'raf (Mohammad Marmaduke pickthall, 2001, p.206): The Almighty said which means: "O Children of Adam! We have revealed unto you raiment to conceal your shame, and splendid vesture, but the raiment of restraint from evil, that is best. This is of the revelations of Allah that they may remember."
Thus, from this verse they tend to translate the sentence "the raiment of restraint from evil, that is best" which refer to the "TAQWA" is vital clothe rather than the proper way of covering the aurah.
Zainah Anwar (2000) stated the following: "Sisters in Islam takes the position that the state should not use force in its desire to see women covered up. Religion depends on faith and will. Imposing laws and regulations on dressing does not necessarily lead to more piety among the believers, but instead commands compliance based on fear of the state and of Islam. This is not the right path to taqwa." (p.4)
Perhaps, they insist that what is inside in the heart is more essential in spite of the good and pious deeds. Conversely, all verses that had been revealed in the Quran have more interpretation. Its should not understand literally.
But, there are some more verses will support to one another verses in the Quran. Furthermore, they should refer how the real concept of Hijab in Islam and all the principles are clearly mentioned in the Quran and The Hadith.
In addition, a primary concern need to be noted that there are some Muslim women who refuse to wear a hijab based on the verse in the Quran especially in Surah Al Baqarah, verse 256 in which the verse said about there is no compulsion in religion. Therefore, in their interpretation, Islam does not force people to do what they did not want to do.
As far as the Islamic shari'ah is concerned, in order to understand the whole message in the Revealed Book, it is necessary to refer to the other verses. It will give understanding in comprehensively meaning in order to avoid any misinterpretation.
However, they still manage to questioning and arguing the obligation rather than to obey the commands. Some people may agree with the party who claim that Hijab is an individual freedom through their relevant proofs.
On the other hand, after seeing these arguments, there is no way that we can agree with what they say. It is because, we are Muslim and we should not tolerate on this issue. The edict of the religion we can not simply ignore it. In fact, to be a good Muslim is to obey what Islam command to do, not to against or make a confusion upon the subject matter.
Allah said in Surah At Tawbah verse 71, (Mohammad Marmaduke pickthall, 2001, p.267): Allah said, which means: "And the believers, the men and the women, are friends one of the other; they bid to honour and forbid dishonour; they perform the prayer, and pay the alms, and they obey God and His Messenger. Those upon them God will have mercy".
Hence, this verse shows that the important to obey what Allah asks us to do in order to get His blessing in worldly life as well as in the hereafter. For one thing, what is discussing here is not what they are trying to prove. But, instead of to bring back what they had been misunderstood upon the matter.
Do they really comprehend what is the meaning of hijab?. Do they really know what is the real concept of hijab in Islam and what are the reasons behind this obligation?. These are the things that need to be considered as to show that their argument is irrelevant.
According to Murtaza Mutahhari (1987) explained that, "the words hijab means covering or a veil. The Philosophy behind the hijab for women in Islam is that they should cover her body from the non mahram" (p.13). Therefore, it is obligatory to women to cover their aurah.
The relevant verses embodied to this issue such as in Surah An Nur verse 31 and Surah Ahzab, verse 59 (Mohammad Marmaduke pickthall, 2001, p. 604): Allah said, which means: "O Prophets! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to Their cloaks close round them (when thay go abroad). That will be better, that So they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful"
As highlighted from Yusuf Qardawi (2006) pointed out, "This verse shows that to cover the aurah is compulsory upon Muslim women. Islam is already given the guideline how Muslim women should observe their way of dress" (p.45).
Thus, In surah An Nur, verse 31 and Surah Al Ahzab, verse 59 clear explained the way Muslim women should observe their dress. They need to lower their veil and this is the best way to avoid any disturbing, such as sexual harassment and getting involve in adultery.
Some people may argue that, either cover or not, women still become the victim of the rapist. So, there is useless to cover the aurah. However, it is should be noted that, the command from Allah was in the early age of the coming of Islam.
Furthermore, the obligation of wearing hijab is a dignity to women. The emergence of Islam honored the status of women. Unlike the dark ages in Arab, women were the lower status and become the servant for man (M.J Bahonar, 1988).
Perhaps, the coming of Islam gives an appreciation to women. Women require to express their thankful to Allah and should not question what Islam had been commanded to do.
Zaharuddin (2007) stated that, the obligation of hijab is differentiate between man and animal. An animal did not require to wear a clothe. It should to be noted that in Surah Al A'raf, verse 26 in the Holy Quran (Mohammad Marmaduke pickthall, 2001,p.206): The Almighty said, which means: "O children of Adam! We have revealed unto you raiment to conceal your shame and splendid vesture.."
He further highlighted that, wearing hijab is such as 'uniform' to muslim Women. It differentiates between the Muslim and non Muslim. Perhaps, this is the identity to be as a Muslim. As highlighted by Salbiah Ahmad (2007) explained that, "the 'Muslim Dress' today is powerful because of a personal identity and collective association. It is reflected the importance of religion as a basis of personal and sacred identity" (p.10).
Hence, it is clearly mentioned that wearing hijab is the Islamic identity. We need to be proud on the entitled of the identity. It is not an individual freedom, but the command from Allah. Indeed, it is important to pay particular attention, the inside pious intention is not enough. The good deeds are manifest throughout the action and personality goes hand in hand, not the good intention alone.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sore datang lagi.
Kali ini lain daripada biasa. Kabut dukanya terlihat di mana-mana. Hatta di celahan pelupuk mata.
Tisu lembut yang tergenggam di celahan jejari kembali memainkan peranannya. Air jernih yang keluar,natijah dari bingkisan luka dalam hati terelus perlahan. Tiada daya untuk menangis lagi. Hati terus cuba dikuatkan “daripada Allah kita datang, kepada Allah kita pasti pulang” . Namun perkhabaran duka itu seringkali meraja, menjeruk rasa-mengapa begitu tragis episod pemergian seorang lelaki soleh sepertimu wahai kekandaku.
Sore datang lagi.
Kali ini lebih awal daripada biasa. Permulaan musim panas yang sedikit macet. Ripuhnya melekit. Ada saki baki keringat yang bertingkih di celahan rerambut halus. Aku mempercepatkan langkah, lebih pantas daripada biasa.
Menyusuri perjalanan dari kampus universiti di South Kensington untuk pulang ke rumah sewa di Upton Park, terasa tanpa semangat. Hilang 'jiwa'. Tube yang ditumpangi terus melaju sejak tadi. Semiring ripuhnya warga London yang baru pulang dari tempat kerja.
Fikiran masih terbayang-bayang parau suara abi menahan getar lewat panggilan yang lain daripada selalunya. Panggilan cemas membawa perkhabaran penuh kewalahan. Panggilan yang diterima sejurus solat subuh yang masuk dalam kiraan sangat awal, sekitar 3.42 pagi. Tatkala bumi colonial ini menikmati putaran musim panas dalam kalendar alamnya.
“Abang Long Wafi sudah tiada nak”. Dalam getar nadanya, perkhabaran abi seakan bergaung dalam hati.
Benarkah ini. Kekanda sulungku meninggal dunia kerana kecederaan parah ditembak di kepala. Lebih menyeksa hati, dia syahid sesudah bersujud, saat imam sedang membacakan ummul kitab pada rakaat kedua solat jemaah Isyaknya. Venuenya di Masjid Al Furqan.
Ya, benar. Aku tidak tersilap dengar, tidak juga abi yang terkhilaf bicara. Memang benar tragedi ngeri angkara ‘matangtan’ (manusia bersifat binatang, berjiwa syaitan) itu berlaku di dalam sebuah masjid. Lebih haru, masjid itu letaknya di kampung Air Tempayan, tempat aku dan 9 lagi saudaraku lahir dan dibesarkan.
Kenangan silam sewaktu kecil melintas di rumpit hujung mata. Aku ternampak-nampak kanak-kanak kecil berlari-lari di luar masjid Al Furqan. Mengelek beg kain berwarna warni berisi kitab suci Al Quran. Aku ternampak mereka berebut-rebut berwudhuk di paip tembaga tepi kolah besar. Hujung minggu kami, aku dan abang long Wafi serta kekanda-kekandaku yang lain selalu mengemas masjid, bergotong royong membersihkan masjid yang menjadi kebanggaan kami itu.
Di situlah kami setiap hari, berkumpul - menimba ilmu, meracik pengalaman,mereguk hikmah-dalam damainya suasana beragama. Masih ternampak indahnya anak-anak kecil bermain kejar-kejar sementara menunggu guru datang. Yang lelaki bersongkok berbaju Melayu, selalunya kami adik beradik lelaki akan berjubah, yang perempuan bertudung cantik. Kami belajar fardhu ain, belajar iqra’, mengaji muqaddam sehingga khatam Al Quran. Saat itu imam masjid,ustaz Wan Abdullah Wan Latif akan membacakan doa khatam Al Quran. Masih terbayang senyuman mesra penuh mahabbah lelaki sebaya abi yang juga sahabat baik abi itu.
“Baca betul-betul. Ulang semula baca”, ustaz Wan Abdullah mengetuk rotan ke lantai. Kecut perutku saat itu. Hingar bingar kanak-kanak lain melantunkan ayat-ayat suci Al Quran bersipongang dalam kepala.
Namun hari ini, masjid yang juga pernah menjadi madrasah - mengolah jiwa menjadi manusia - itu menjadi venue sebuah episode duka dan lara. Kisah tragis yang meragut nyawa 11 muslim yang tidak berdosa, yang waktu itu sedang menunaikan kewajipan, menyerah diri kepada Tuhan mereka, benar-benar menyentak jiwa.Antara mereka termasuk dua insan yang aku kasihi, kekanda sulungku, Nik Wafi Nik Rahman dan juga guru kesayanganku, Wan Abdullah Wan Latif.
Ya Allah, semoga perginya hamba-hamba-Mu ini disambut sebagai syahid di sisi-Mu. Semoga sujud terakhir mereka itu kau terima sebagai mahar syurga-Mu wahai Tuhanku.
Air mata seorang lelaki tumpah lagi. Aku sudah tidak berdaya menahannya.Kubiarkan ia merembes perlahan. Menuruni pipi. Menghujani sebak dalam hati.
Apakah dosa kami?
Kami hanya orang-orang kecil. Orang kecil yang tidak mampu membeli kelab bola sepak Manchester United atau Manchester City. Kami adalah orang kecil berkopiah putih, sebahagian daripada kami berserban, mengaji di sekolah-sekolah pondok berlantai buluh kasar. Kami hanya orang-orang Islam yang kebanyakannya menoreh getah untuk menyara kehidupan ini.
Apa dosa kami?
Adakah kerana membawa 'bin' di pertengahan nama, atau pun kerana nama kami yang berpangkal Muhammad.
Apakah kejahatan yang telah kami lakukan?
Sehingga ada insan yang tergamak membalas sedemikian rupa. Pedihnya menerima kenyataan 11 nyawa direnggut sekejam itu. Saat mereka tidak sempat melawan untuk mempertahankan jiwa. Saat jiwa mereka sedang kusyuk menghadap Allah Yang Maha Esa. Saat jiwa mereka diserah bulat-bulat kepada Sang Pencipta.
Apakah dosa mereka?
Apakah kerana mereka memegang status penduduk Islam di selatan Thai? Sebahagian bumi gajah putih yang kau dakwa milikmu. Kami ini adalah minoriti. Jumlah kami tidak setanding dengan bilanganmu. Jumlah kami, yang mengakui 'tiada Tuhan yang layak disembah melainkan Allah dan Muhammad itu pesuruh Allah' hanya sedikit sahaja. Namun kami juga sebahagian daripada sejarah bumi ini. Mengapa kau seolah cuba memadamkan kami dari peta sejarahmu?
Apakah yang ada dalam fikiranmu, wahai dua orang penyerang berpakaian serba hitam ala ninja dan berifel. Tatkala kau melepaskan tembakan bertalu-talu membabi buta. Ke arah sekumpulan Muslim yang sedang berjemaah menghadap Tuhan mereka.
Apakah yang ada dalam fikiranmu?
Saat lelaki-lelaki itu rebah ke lantai rumah Allah itu dengan berlumuran darah. Terkapar-kapar menunggu ajal , berpalit pedih dan rasa kurang percaya. Bahawa solat itu yang terakhir dalam hidup mereka, tanpa sempat mereka mengucap salam di penghujung solatnya.
Apakah bangga yang engkau rasa?
Saat engkau berhasil membunuh 11 nyawa yang tidak bersenjata. Bahkan mereka tidak berdosa. Sungguh kejam dan sadis dirimu. Memang layak engkau memegang gelar manusia bersifat binatang berjiwa syaitan.
Sekali lagi air mata menderu laju. Sudah dua jiwa yang aku sayangi terkorban dalam cara sebegini. Pedihnya rasa hati melihat mayat adikku yang membengkak di sana sini ketika Masjid Kerisik...............
Note :Ini adalah sedutan dari buku saya, diterbitkan oleh persatuan pelajar Muslim di UK dan akan dipasarkan secara 'underground' di Malaysia, jika ada permintaan, insya Allah.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
Sometimes, we take our trials, our sufferings, our ordeals too seriously.
The message below will make you think twice before complaining. Again,
let's make the best out of what we have.
Be Deliberate, Be Positive and STAY Committed!
Heavenly day everyone.
If you think you are unhappy, look at them
If you think your salary is low, how about her?
If you think you don't have many friends...
If you think study is a burden, how about her?
When you feel like giving up, think of this man
If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?
If you complain about your transport system, how about them?
If your society is unfair to you, how about her?
Enjoy life how it is and as it comes
Things are worse for others and is a lot better for us J
There are many things in your life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those...
This email needs to circulate forever...:
There was a young man who went overseas to study for quite a long time. When he returned, he asked his parents to find him a religious scholar or any expert who could answer his Three Questions.
Finally, his parents were able to find a Muslim scholar.
"Who are you? Can you answer my questions?," asked the young man
"I am one of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala)'s slaves and Insha'Allah (God willing), I will be able to answer your questions," replied the Scholar.
"Are you sure? A lot of Professors and experts were not able to answer my questions," replied the young boy
"I will try my best, with the help of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala)"
"I have 3 questions," began the boy
1. Does God exist? If so, show me His shape.
2. What is takdir (fate)?
3. If shaitan (Devil) was created from the fire, why at the end he will be thrown to hell that is also created from fire. It certainly will not hurt him at all, since Shaitan (Devil) and the hell were created from fire. Did God not think of it this far?
Suddenly, the Scholar slapped the young man's face very hard!
The young man, who was shocked and hurt by the slap became confused, "Why do are you angry at me?" he asked
"I am not angry," answered the scholar, "The slap is my answer to your three questions."
"I really don't understand," the young man said. He was really confused.
The scholar began to explain, "How did you feel after I slapped you?," he asked
"Of course, I felt the pain. it hurt," he replied
"So do you believe that pain exists?" the scholar asked
"Now Show me the shape of the pain!" said the wise Scholar
"I cannot," the young man replied
"That is my first answer. All of us feel God's existence without being able to see His shape... Last night, did you dream that you will be slapped by me?," the ascholar replied
"Did you ever think that you will get a slap from me, today?," the scholar continued
"That is takdir (fate)........" The scholar continued, "My hand that I used to slap you, what is it created from?"
"It is created from flesh," replied the young man
"How about your face, what is it created from?"
"Flesh, as well" replied the young man
"How did you feel after I slapped you?"
"Even though Shaitan (satan) and Jahunnum (Hell-fire) were created from fire, if Allah wants, insha'Allah (God willing), the Hell-fire will become a very painful place for Shaitan (Devil)" ended the wise Scholar.
The wise Scholar had answered all three of the tough questions by one slap.
Key Points: Existence of God, Respect for elders, Arrogance (in ignorance)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
When Shaytan, Shaitan was ordered out of heaven by Allah, he asked three questions?
Where will I live? Where will I eat? Where will I sleep?
Allah told him that he, Shaytan, Shaitan would live with the person who did not say Bismillahirrahmanirrahim (In the name of Allah, the beneficent the merciful) before he/she entered his/her house.
Shaytan, Shaitan would eat with the person who did not say Bismillahirrahmanirrahim (In the name of Allah, the beneficent the merciful) before he/she started to eat.
Shaytan, Shaitan would sleep with the person who did not say Bismillahirrahmanirrahim (In the name of Allah, the beneficent the merciful) before he/she went to sleep.
23 Julai 2009 ( Khamis )
Azhan-Akhwan : Ranau
24 Julai 2009 ( Jumaat )
Azhan-Akhwan : Ranau
Azhan : Kuliah Maghrib Kg. Gintisan
: Majlis Makan Malam Amal (Dapatkan tiket segera, hubungi : 0135305244)
Akhwan : Kuliah Maghrib Kg. Kuala Menggatal
: Majlis Makan Malam Amal (Dapatkan tiket segera, hubungi : 0135305244)
25 Julai 2009 ( Sabtu )
Azhan : Tambunan
Akhwan : ProMis Politeknik KK
Akhwan : Kuliah Maghrib UMS
26 Julai 2009 ( Ahad )
Azhan : Bertolak Pulang
Akhwan : ProMis Politeknik KK