to BLOGGERS: mind your language please


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim….

I just got back from PERMAI ’10 when i wrote this entry. Alhamdulillah it was a very nice and interesting talk given by Ustaz Hasrizal Abdul Jamil a.k.a Ustaz saifulislam.com.

As usual, I went through my emails, facebook, YM and blog. In the column of ‘blog statistic‘, we can have a brief idea about what is going on in our blog – the most viewed posts/entries, the referrer, the search engine term that people used to find your blog , the most clicked links, etc… (This is just applied to wordpress users only, i guess?? Hehe…)

But surprisingly, in my ‘Referrer‘ column ie –people clicked link from this pages to get to your blog, i was stunned by this link.

I can’t understand that post at all!

I wonder what did he or she feels when he tried to translate that article. I am very sorry my friend, huhu..=(

Moral of the story : We should mind our language in order to be a good writer. Who knows what type of people reading our posts. Watch out for the spelling and grammar, guys! Huhu…We are responsible for our doings.

P/s; This is a very bad idea (writing in English in the middle of the night having a fully tired mind), but i wish i can be a good writer in both languages. Amiiin…

Wassalam….


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Published in: on Januari 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm  Comments (2)  

“GOD” in different languages


"Lets go to Heaven" should do good.

"Lets go to Heaven" should do good i guess...

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

I believe we do care and love our non Muslim friends surround us. We do hope each and every of us will still be together in the life hereafter, in the place that have been promised for good people performing all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained. Let’s not talk about the right for non Muslim to use the word ‘Allah’, but focusing on one of the most important topic that might be worth discussing among our non Muslims friends – SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN US.

To Allah belongs the Most Beautiful Names.

The Glorious Quran says in Surah Isra ( AlQuran chapter 17: verse 110)

“Say: Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whether name ye call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names.”

You can call Allah by any good and beautiful name. It is just the matter of language. It still possesses the same meaning – GOD. So, if Allah is called either Ram, Krishna, Toh Peck Kong, Jesus, Holy Spirit, or any other name, IS IT WRONG?

Some of my friends were confused when I brought this thing up. What do you think?

Let us go with a simple analogy. Analogy usually is fun!=)

WATER

Water can be called by various names in different languages, like water in English, ayor in Perak, ayaq in North Malaysia, paani in Shah Rukh’s mother tounge Hindi, ma’ in Arabic, etc…

Yes, it can be called by different name in different languages. But water CANNOT be called water if it is SOMETHING ELSE besides water. Got confused already? Chill…=p

Let see, if a person tells you that his mother has advised that everyday early in the morning he should have one glass of water, but he is unable to drink it because when he drinks it, he feels like vomiting. On enquiry he says that the water stinks and it is yellowish in colour. Later you realize that what he is referring to as water is not water but urine.

Thus you can call water by different names having THE SAME MEANING but you cannot call OTHER THINGS as water.

So you definitely know why we cannot call other than god (even in different languages) as god if it is NOT REALLY A TRUE GOD.

Test it, or get fooled

GOLD

Purity of GOLD is not verified by calling it by DIFFERENT NAMES in DIFFERENT LANGUAGES but rubbing it against a Touchstone.

Gold can be called sona in Hindi, gold in English, dhahaba in Arabic, emaih in North Malaysia. Inspite of knowing all these different names for gold, we DON’T BLINDLY BELIEVE it is gold without VERIFYING with a goldsmith. Don’t we?  The goldsmith CONFIRMS whether it is gold or not with the help of a touchstone. The yellow glittering jewellery may not be gold, because all that glitters is not gold.

Surah al-Ikhlas is the Touchstone of Theology.

Not to say that this touchstone is ‘bias’ly written in Quran only, but you really should find the most sincere and pure transcript in order to get the truth. Anyway this is only A BOOK, not like a ‘sacred’ one that non Muslim cannot open and read, it is free for all. Everybody can read and find the truth from it. Why bother being scared you will converted to that religion if you read their books? We read and we learn. There are sure many SIMILARITIES between us, but what make us DIFFERENT? That is our job to find out.

The touchstone of theology, that is study of God, is Surah Al-Ikhlas chapter 112 of the Holy Quran which says :

  1. 1. Say (O Muhammad pbuh): “He is Allah, (the) One and Only.
  2. 2. The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks, The Eternal, Absolute
  3. 3. He begetteth not,Nor was He begotten.
  4. 4. And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.

Therefore any person or candidate or entity who is called God CANNOT be accepted as the true God without verifying him first with this touchstone. Any candidate who claims to be God or wants to claim ‘something’ as his God, must fit in this four line definition. Only then it is entitled to be called God and worshipped as God.

If we put prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the test ( which is the touchstone of theology just now), he will never pass a single criteria.

  1. He is not the one and only, there are many other messengers!
  2. Everyone knows that Muhammad (pbuh) had to undergo many hardships. Though he was the mightiest messenger of God, he died at the age of 63 and was buried in Madinah.
  3. He was born in Mekah!  His parents were Abdullah and Aminah, he even had a several children..
  4. Not co-equal, he is just a messenger. Giving us messege and guidance to be followed.Though all the Muslims love and revere the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and are supposed to follow each and every of his commandments, yet you will NEVER find a single Muslim in the whole world, who in his senses will EVER say that Muhammad (pbuh) is God.

p/s: Forgive me for my bad writing, im just trying something here for sharing and caring. Peace be upon you.

Published in: on Januari 18, 2010 at 9:15 am  Comments (8)  

Being the best


muslim333

Dear buddy…

If you wanna do something.

You better do it RIGHT,

You better do it PROFESSIONALLY,

You better do it EXTRAORDINARILY,

Because you are not an ordinary man,

You know that…

I bet you did.

And I am afraid because of that, I didn’t update my blog as frequent as others. Deep inside, I do wanna update. I want to share good thoughts with other people. I want to encourage our society, community, to see things differently-as our prophet Muhammad s.a.w has taught us. He has been a perfect example. Becoming the greatest man, the most influence man, rising up the poor and uncivilized society on earth once before.

To think, the purpose of life.

To know, the will of The Most Gracious Creator.

And finally,to obey.

Yes, life is short. Enjoy the life to the fullest. But is it have to be without the guidance? Do enjoyment really achieved only by breaking rules? I am not sure about that.

We can be happy, of course. But not by breaking ‘the rules’. It is our fitrah (‘nature’ I guess) to do good things and obey God. By not following our fitrahthe rules that has been buried naturally inside our souls, I doubt we can be ‘truly’ happy.

Allah loves people whom when doing something, they do it with the very best effort. Because we are here in this world, as the best.

Allah has promised those among you who believed and performed good deeds that He will surely give them power to rule in the earth as was given to those who were before them and He will surely consolidate their religion which He has chosen for them, and will surely change their after war fear with peace and Security They should worship Me and associate not anything with Me. And whose is ungrateful after this, then they are the people disobedient. Surah an-Nur (24:55)

Being the best, we should really act like one!

Dr.radzi,

18th July 2009, Jatinangor West Java.

p/s : Feel free to drop comment in my first english entry here, i appreciate it very much. Thank you.=) And maybe a good picture (or memo to be exact.=p) to be shared here. Wassalam…

masjid2

Published in: on Julai 18, 2009 at 11:48 am  Comments (9)  
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