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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
seorang gadis kecil bertanya kepada ayahnya.."ayah,ceritakan padaku perihal wanita sejati.."
ayahnya pun memandang penuh kecintaan pada anaknya itu...
"Anakku...Seorang muslimah yang sejati bukanlah dilihat dari kecantikan dan keayuan paras wajahnya semata-mata. Wajahnya hanyalah satu peranan yang teramat kecil sahaja. Tetapi, muslimah yang sejati dilihat dari kecantikan dan ketulusan hatinya yang tersembunyi. Itulah yang terbaik."
Allah tidak melihat kepada tubuh kalian dan tidak pula kepada bentuk kalian. Allah hanya melihat kepada hati dan perbuatan kalian. (Hadis riwayat Muslim)
Si ayah terus menyambung.
"Muslimah sejati juga tidak dilihat dari bentuk tubuh badannya yang mempersonakan, tetapi dilihat dari sejauh mana ia menutupi bentuk tubuhnya yang mempersona itu. Muslimah sejati bukanlah dilihat dari sebanyak manakah kebaikan yang diberikannya, tetapi dari keikhlasan ketika ia memberikan segala kebaikan itu. Muslimah sejati bukanlah dilihat dari seberapa indah lantunan suaranya, tetapi dilihat dari apa yang sering mulutnya bicarakan. Muslimah sejati bukan dilihat dari keahliannya berbahasa, tetapi dilihat dari bagaimana caranya ia berbicara dan berhujjah kebenaran."
Berdasarkan ayat 31, surah An-Nuur, Abdullah ibn Abbas, Ibn Omar, Atha, Ikramah dan lain-lainnya berpendapat: Seseorang wanita Islam hanya boleh mendedahkan wajah, dua tapak tangan dan cincinnya di hadapan lelaki yang bukan mahramnya. (As-Syeikh Said Hawa di dalam kitabnya Al-Asas fit Tafsir)
"Janganlah perempuan-perempuan itu terlalu lunak dalam berbicara sehingga berkeinginan (menghairahkan) orang yang ada perasaan dalam hatinya, tetapi ucapkanlah perkataan-perkataan yang baik." (Surah Al-Ahzab : 32)
Si ayah diam sejenak sambil melihat kepada wajah manis puteri kecilnya itu.
"Lantas apa lagi ayah?" Sahut puteri kecil terus ingin tahu.
"Ketahuilah wahai puteriku... Muslimah sejati bukan dilihat dari keberaniannya dalam berpakaian grand tetapi dilihat dari sejauh mana ia berani mempertahankan kehormatannya melalui apa yang dipakainya. Muslimah sejati bukan dilihat dari kekhuwatirannya digoda orang di tepi jalanan tetapi dilihat dari kekhuwatiran dirinyalah yang mengundang orang lain jadi tergoda. Muslimah sejati bukanlah dilihat dari seberapa banyak dan besarnya ujian yang ia jalani tetapi dilihat dari sejauh mana ia menghadapi ujian itu dengan penuh rasa redha dan kehambaan kepada TUHAN-nya. Dan ia sentiasa bersyukur dengan segala kurniaan yang diberikan."
"Dan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan mukmin, hendaklah mereka menundukkan pandangan mereka dan menjaga kemaluan mereka (tidak berzina atau mendekati zina)." (Surah An-Nuur : 31)
"Dan ingatlah anakku...Muslimah sejati bukanlah dilihat dari sifat mesranya dalam bergaul, tetapi dilihat dari sejauh mana ia mampu menjaga kehormatan dirinya dalam bergaul."
"Sesungguhnya kepala yang ditusuk dengan besi itu lebih baik daripada menyentuh kaum yang bukan sejenis yang tidak halal baginya" (Hadis Riwayat At-Tabrani dan Baihaqi)
Setelah itu si anak kembali bertanya, "Siapakah yang memiliki kriteria seperti itu ayah? Bolehkah saya menjadi sepertinya? Mampukah dan layakkah saya ayah?"
Si ayah memberikannya sebuah buku dan berkata, "Pelajarilah mereka! Supaya kamu berjaya nanti. INSYA ALLAH kamu juga boleh menjadi muslimah yang sejati dan wanita yang solehah kelak. Malah, semua wanita boleh."
Si anak pun segera mengambil buku tersebut lalu terlihatlah sebaris perkataan berbunyi ISTERI RASULALLAH
Apabila seorang perempuan itu sembahyang lima waktu, puasa di bulan Ramadhan, menjaga
kehormatannya dan mentaati suaminya, maka masuklah ia ke dalam syurga daripada pintu-pintu yang ia kehendakinya." (Riwayat Al-Bazzar)
HAH! Tengok tu, isteri Rasulullah beb... bukannya Siti Nurhaliza, bukannya Britney Spears, bukannya Ning Baizura, dan apatah lagi Jennifer 'Kueh Lopez'...
Posted by elyamuslimah91 at 11:43 PM
At an educational institution: Professing to be wise, they became fools ....
"LET ME EXPLAIN THE problem science has with God."
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
"You're a Muslim, aren't you, son?"
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
The professor grins knowingly and considers for a moment.
"Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could in fact most of us would if we could... God doesn't."
"He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Muslim who died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. How is this God good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?"
The elderly man is sympathetic.
"No, you can't, can you?" He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. In philosophy, you have to go easy with the new ones. Let's start again, young fella."
"Is God good?"
"Is Satan good?"
"Where does Satan come from?" The student falters.
"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he?"
The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience.
"I think we're going to have a lot of fun this semester, ladies and gentlemen."
He turns back to the Muslim.
"Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? Did God make everything?"
"Who created evil?"
"Is there sickness in this world? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All the terrible things - do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet.
"Who created them? "
The professor suddenly shouts at his student.
"WHO CREATED THEM? TELL ME, PLEASE!"
The professor closes in for the kill and climbs into the Muslim's face. In a still small voice:
"God created all evil, didn't He, son?"
The student tries to hold the steady, experienced gaze and fails.Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace the front of the classroom like an aging panther.The class is mesmerised.
"Tell me," he continues,"How is it that this God is good if He created all evil throughout all time?"
The professor swishes his arms around to encompass the wickedness of the world.
"All the hatred, the brutality, all the pain, all the torture,all the death and ugliness and all the suffering created by this good God is all over the world, isn't it, young man?"
"Don't you see it all over the place? Huh?"
The professor leans into the student's face again and whispers, Is God good?"
"Do you believe in God, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks.
"Yes, professor. I do."
The old man shakes his head sadly.
"Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. You have never seen God, Have you?
"No, sir. I've never seen Him."
"Then tell us if you've ever heard your God?"
"No, sir. I have not."
"Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God or smelt your God...in fact,do you have any sensory perception of your God whatsoever?"
"Answer me, please."
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"You're AFRAID... you haven't?"
"Yet you still believe in him?"
"That takes FAITH!" The professor smiles sagely at the underling. According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son? Where is your God now?"
[The student doesn't answer]
"Sit down, please."
The Muslim sits...Defeated. Another Muslim raises his hand.
"Professor, may I address the class?"
The professor turns and smiles.
"Ah, another Muslim in the vanguard!Come, come, young man. Speak some proper wisdom to the gathering."
The Muslim looks around the room.
"Some interesting points you are making, sir. Now I've got a question for you.
"Is there such thing as heat?"
"Yes," the professor replies.
"Is there such a thing as cold?"
"Yes, son, there's cold too."
"No, sir, there isn't."
The professor's grin freezes. The room suddenly goes very cold. The second Muslim continues.
"You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold, otherwise we would be able to go colder than 458 - - You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold."
"Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it."
Silence. A pin drops somewhere in the classroom.
"Is there such a thing as darkness, professor?"
"That's a dumb question, son. What is night if it isn't darkness? What are you getting at...?
"So you say there is such a thing as darkness?"
"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something, it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, Darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker and give me a jar of it. Can you...give me a jar of darker darkness, professor?"
Despite himself, the professor smiles at the young effrontery before him. This will indeed be a good semester.
"Would you mind telling us what your point is, young man?"
"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with and so your conclusion must be in error...."
"The professor goes toxic. "Flawed...? How dare you...!"
"Sir, may I explain what I mean?"
The class is all ears.
"Explain... oh, explain..."
The professor makes an admirable effort to regain control. Suddenly he is affability itself. He waves his hand to silence the class, for the student to continue.
"You are working on the premise of duality," the Muslim explains."That for example there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science cannot even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism but has never seen, much less fully understood them. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, merely the absence of it."
The young man holds up a newspaper he takes from the desk of a neighbor who has been reading it.
"Here is one of the most disgusting tabloids this country hosts, professor. Is there such a thing as immorality?"
"Of course there is, now look..."
"Wrong again, sir. You see, immorality is merely the absence of morality. Is there such thing as injustice? No. Injustice is the absence of justice. Is there such a thing as evil?"
The Muslim pauses.
"Isn't evil the absence of good?"
The professor's face has turned an alarming colour. He is so angry he is temporarily speechless.
The Muslim continues.
"If there is evil in the world, professor, and we all agree there is, then God, if he exists, must be accomplishing a work through the agency of evil. What is that work, God is
accomplishing? Islam tells us it is to see if each one of us will, choose good over evil."
The professor bridles.
"As a philosophical scientist, I don't view this matter as having anything to do with any choice; as a realist, I absolutely do not recognize the concept of God or any other theological factor as being part of the world equation because God is not observable."
"I would have thought that the absence of God's moral code in this world is probably one of the most observable phenomena going," the Muslim replies.
"Newspapers make billions of dollars reporting it every week! Tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?"
"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do."
"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"
The professor makes a sucking sound with his teeth and gives his student a silent, stony stare.
"Professor. Since no-one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a priest?"
"I will overlook your impudence in the light of our philosophical discussion. Now, have you quite finished?" the professor hisses.
"So you don't accept God's moral code to do what is righteous?"
"I believe in what is - that's science!"
"Ahh! SCIENCE!" the student's face splits into a grin.
"Sir, you rightly state that science is the study of observed phenomena. Science too is a premise which is flawed..."
"SCIENCE IS FLAWED..?" the professor splutters.
The class is in uproar. The Muslim remains standing until the commotion has subsided.
"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, may I give you an example of what I mean?"
The professor wisely keeps silent. The Muslim looks around the room.
"Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen air, Oxygen, molecules, atoms, the professor's brain?"
The class breaks out in laughter. The Muslim points towards his elderly, crumbling tutor.
"Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain...felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain?"
No one appears to have done so. The Muslim shakes his head sadly.
"It appears no-one here has had any sensory perception of the professor's brain whatsoever. Well, according to the rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science, I DECLARE that the professor has no brain! As we can't feel it, we can't touch it, we can't ever smell it using our sense.
NOW IT IS EVERYONE'S CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISLAM, ABOUT GOD, ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE OF CREATION AND LIFE, ABOUT THE MESSENGERS OF GOD, & ABOUT HIS HOLY BOOKS, ESPECIALLY THE HOLY QUR'AAN. THEN IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO BECOME A MUSLIM, OR NOT.
Allah says in the His Holy Book:
There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; And he who rejects false deities and believes in Allaah(The God) has grasped a firm handhold which will never break. and Allaah is ALL-Hearing, All-Knowing 2:256
Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; As for those who disbelieve,their guardians are false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness...(257)"
The Muslim sits... Because that is what a chair is for!!!
Posted by elyamuslimah91 at 9:59 AM