Sesungguhnya agama (yang benar dan diredai) di sisi Allah ialah islam dan orang-orang (Yahudi dan Nasrani) yang diberikan Kitab itu tidak berselisih (mengenai agama islam dan enggan menerimanya) melainkan setelah sampai kepada mereka pengetahuan yang sah tentang kebenarannya; (perselisihan itu pula) semata-mata kerana hasad dengki yang ada dalam kalangan mereka dan (ingatlah), sesiapa yang kufur ingkar akan ayat-ayat keterangan Allah, maka sesungguhnya Allah Amat segera hitungan hisabNya. [Surah Ali Imraan: Ayat19]

Rakan Iban Muslim

29 Jun 2009

Persediaan Mati

Ramai di kalangan manusia yang melakukan persediaan untuk menyambut kedatangan VVIP tertentu, atau persediaan menyambut menantu, atau persediaan untuk memiliki kereta baharu, atau persediaan untuk memasuki rumah baharu, atau pelbagai lagi persediaan duniawi yang lain. Tidak salah, tapi kita cuba untuk mengkoreksi diri, sekadar mana persediaan kita untuk menghadapai hari mati kita?

Pada pagi yang diiringi hujan renyai-renyai di rumah panjang Iban Muslim (IM) ini, ingin dikongsikan bersama salah satu persediaan penting yang boleh sama-sama kita sediakan.

Bertaubat. Menyegerakan taubat atas dosa yang dilakukan terhadap Allah dan sesama manusia. Dosa ialah kotoran batin yang begitu aib untuk dibawa bertemu Allah. Sedangkan mati adalah gerbang pertemuan dengan Allah. Kalau seseorang rakyat yang hendak mengadap raja, dia akan memakai pakaian yang sebaik-baiknya. Maka, begitulah seorang hamba yang hendak mengadap Tuhannya, sewajarnya dia memakai ‘pakaian’ yang sebaik-baiknya untuk mengadap Tuhannya.
Namun dia sedar bahawa Allah tidak melihat rupa lahiriahnyamelainkan jika bersih hatinya daripada dosa-dosa.

Sabda Rasulullah s.a.w: “Sesungguhnya Allah tidak melihat rupa lahir kamu tetapi Allah melihat hati dan amalan kamu.”

Apabila kamu tidur...

Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda, bermaksud:

Apabila salah seorang di antara kamu tidur, maka syaitan akan mengikat seutas tali di tengkuk kepalanya. Syaitan memperkuatkan lagi pada setiap simpulan sambil berkata: “Malam yang panjang, tidurlah.” Apabila kamu bangun lalu menyebut nama Allah, maka lepaslah satu ikatan. Jika kamu berwuduk, maka lepaslah satu ikatan lagi. Jika kamu solat, maka terlepaslah satu ikatan lagi. Apabila telah menunaikan solat, maka terlepaslah ikatan yang terakhir sehingga kamu bangun pagi dengan cergas dan jiwa yang bersih. Jika tidak, maka kamu akan bangun pagi dalam keadaan jiwa yang kotor.
(Sahih Bukhari)

24 Jun 2009

Orang Yang Lemah Di Kalangan Kamu

"Kalau tidak kerana pemuda yang tetap hatinya dan binatang yang melata, orang tua yang berlutut dan anak-anak yang menyusu, nescaya tidak diturunkan atas kamu hujan itu mencurah-curah. Kamu tidak akan diberi rezeki dan tidak akan ditolong kecuali disebabkan oleh orang lemah yang terdapat di kalangan kamu." [Riwayat Bukhari]

20 Jun 2009

Racun Hati

3 racun utama bagi hati berpunca daripada aktiviti anggota badan manusia itu sendiri seperti berikut;

  • Anggota lidah apabila tidak pandai menjaga kata-kata, berlebih-lebihan dalam berbicara, suka mengadu domba, mengumpat, memfitnah, dan berlebihan dalam pergaulan akan menjadi racun.
  • Anggota mata menjadi racun apabila berlebihan dalam melihat sesuatu yang diharamkan.
  • Anggota perut apabila berlebihan ketika makan akan menjadi racun bagi manusia.
    Luqmanul Hakim berpesan kepada anaknya; “Janganlah kamu banyak makan dan tidur kerana pada hari akhirat nanti, kamu akan miskin amal solehmu ketika bertemu Allah.”

Ya Allah ya Tuhanku...Peliharalah seluruh anggotaku agar terhindar dari melakukan dosa terhadapMu...Aku tiada daya upaya selain daripada mengharapkan kekuatan yang Engkau kurniakan.

Ingati pesanan ini, lapang fikiran, terlerai kekusutan

Sabda baginda s.a.w yang bermaksud;

“Jauhilah segala yang haram nescaya kamu menjadi orang yang paling khusyuk beribadah. Redhalah dengan rezeki Allah yang kamu terima nescaya kamu akan menjadi orang yang paling kaya. Berperilakulah yang baik kepada jiran nescaya kamu termasuk orang mukmin. Cintailah orang lain pada hal-hal yang kamu cintai bagi diri kamu sendiri nescaya kamu tergolong orang Muslim dan janganlah terlalu banyak ketawa, sesungguhnya terlalu banyak ketawa itu mematikan hati.” (Riwayat Ahmad dan al-Tirmizi)

Di manakah aku ya Allah...Ampunilah hambaMu yang kerdil ini. Sesungguhnya diriku ini terlalu banyak melakukan dosa terhadapMu.

Tanda Hati Sakit

Seseorang itu dapat dilihat secara zahir bahawa hatinya sakit apabila dia mengekalkan perkara berikut:

· Mudah Marah
· Bakhil
· Riak
· Kejam dan zalim
· Fasiq
· Suka membenci
· Hasad dengki
· Berat melakukan ibadah
· Sombong

Sabda Rasulullah s.a.w; “Banyakkanlah sujud kepada Allah s.w.t, sesungguhnya apabila sujud sekali, Allah akan mengangkat kamu satu darjat dan menghapuskan satu dosa kamu.”

(Riwayat Muslim)

Ya Allah...sesungguhnya kekadang mungkin aku tergolong daripada golongan itu. Lemahnya diriku ini ya Allah. Berilah kekuatan kepadaku ini agar mendapat hati yang benar dan lurus.

19 Jun 2009

Untuk apa Perpaduan ini?

Perpaduan sering kedengaran...
Untuk apa perpaduan ini?...
UMNO untuk Melayu...
ISLAM untuk semua...
Orang Bidayuh, Orang Iban, Orang Melanau, Orang Dusun...
Orang ini tidak boleh jadi orang UMNO...
Dan...takkan jadi orang UMNO...
Kerana UMNO untuk Melayu sahaja...
Dikatakan parti kaum...itu lebih tepat...
Hari ini orang mau parti untuk semua...bukan untuk satu kaum sahaja...

Perpaduan ini untuk apa?...
Kalau perpaduan untuk terus korup...ahhh...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan untuk sebilangan kaum sahaja...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan untuk teruskan kekayaan...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan untuk meneruskan sekatan di sana sini...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan untuk menguatkan yang semakin lemah...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya kerana yang berkuasa semakin nampak kelemahan...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya untuk meneruskan sekularisme dalam pendidikan...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya untuk meneruskan undang-undang penjajah...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya untuk membebankan rakyat...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya untuk meningkatkan lagi gejala runtuh akhlak dan runtuk akidah...lupai sahaja...
Kalau perpaduan hanya untuk menjadikan Islam semakin dagang...lupai sahaja...

Kalau perpaduan untuk menegakkan keseluruhan sistem berpandukan Quran dan Sunnah...Silakan!

Siapa kita?

Kita rasa kita susah...
Sebenarnya ramai lagi yang lebih susah daripada kita...
Jangan menilai susah melalui harta dan pangkat...

Kita rasa kita miskin...
Sebenarnya lagi ramai yang miskin di luar sana...
Jangan menilai miskin melalui harta dan pangkat...

Kita rasa kita tidak bernasib baik...
Sebenarnya ada lagi yang kurang bernasib baik daripada kita...
Jangan menilai nasib melalui harta dan pangkat...

Kita rasa kita berkuasa...
Sebenarnya Allah lah yang Maha Berkuasa...
Dia lah yang menentukan sama ada kita ini miskin, susah, senang, pangkat, dan segalanya...
Sama ada ianya satu kurniaan atau ujian...

16 Jun 2009

"Ahli Politik" yang ingat mati

Hanya apabila pemimpin mengingati mati, urusan hidup (termasuk politiknya) akan dibuat dengan rasa takut kepada Allah.

Sejarah telah menyaksikan bagaimana amanah dan profesionalnya "ahli politik" yang ingat mati seperti Rasulullah s.a.w, Abu Bakar al-Siddiq, Umar al-Khattab, Usman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib dan Umar Ibn Aziz (dan ramai lagi...) memimpin, mengurus dan mentadbir keluarga, masyarakat, dan negara mereka.

Banyak mengingati mati bagi pemimpin mengingatkan mereka tanggungjawab yang diamanahkan dan kesannya setelah mati.

Sayidina Abu Bakar, pernah ketika memegang ranting kayu kering sambil berkata,"Alangkah baiknya jika aku jadi ranting kayu ini kerana tidak dihisab oleh Allah di akhirat nanti."

Begitu juga Sayidina Umar pernah berkata, "Jika semua manusia ditakdirkan ke syurga kecuali seorang, maka aku bimbang akulah dia yang seorang itu."

Hanya orang yang ingat mati sahaja yang boleh memimpin dengan baik. Bukan sahaja kerana mereka lebih amanah, jujur, dan adil, bahkan ingat mati akan menjadikan mereka produktif, cekap, dan kompeten.

Amat-amatilah kata-kata Sayidina Umar ini;
"Aku kurang tidur pada siang hari kerana takut urusan rakyat ku tidak selesai. Aku kurang tidur di malam hari kerana takut urusanku dengan Allah tidak selesai..."

Maknanya, ingat mati akan mengusir sikap bertangguh.

Ingat mati pasti akan mendorong kita melakukan kebaikan pada tahap maksimum kerana sedar bahawa kerja kita bukan hanya dinilai oleh manusia tetapi juga oleh Allah.

Oleh sebab itu, wahai pemimpin...Ingatlah MATI!!!

ADAB BEKERJA

1. NIAT
Menghadirkan niat yang ikhlas dan menganggap pekerjaan yang dilakukan sebagai satu ibadah.

2. JANGAN BERTANGGUH
Kerja yang boleh disiapkan hari ini jangan ditangguh esok.

3. BERPAGI-PAGI
Datang awal ke tempat kerja. Nabi Muhammad s.a.w bersabda:"Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku, berkatilah umatku yang berpagi-pagi."(Riiwaat al-Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah, dan Ahmad)

4. TEKUN
Tekun dan komited dalam pekerjaan, sebagaimana sabda Baginda s.a.w: "Sesungguhnya Allah menyukai apabila seseorang itu melakukan sesuatu, ia lakukan dengan tekun."( Riwayat al-Baihaqi)

5. RENDAH DIRI
Elakkan perasaan sombong, takbur, riak, ujub dan sifat tercela seumpamanya. Walau hebat mana sekalipun bakat yang kita miliki, sesungguhnya ia satu pinjaman dari Yang Maha Kuasa yakni Allah. Jangan meninggi diri sesama kita.

6. UTAMAKAN IBADAH
Jangan terlalu sibukkan diri dengan kerja seharian sehingga mengenepikan urusan ibadah kepada Yang Maha Pemberi Rezeki yakni Allah Azzawajalla.

7. HALAL
Menjauhi pekerjaan yang mendatangkan sumber rezeki yang tidak halal. Ia pastinya menentukan keberkatan rezeki itu sendiri. Ingat!!! Setiap sesuap nasi yang kita masukkan ke dalam mulut ahli keluarga kita, pasti ia memberi kesan yang mendalam.

8. AMANAH
Tanggungjawab yang dipikul adalah satu tugas yang perlu dilaksanakan dengan sebaik mungkin. Jika sebaliknya, kita akan digelar sebagai pecah amana.

Jika patuh perintah Allah...?

Jika ibu bapa patuh perintah Allah,
tentu mereka akan mendidik anaknya ke jalan yang betul;
mereka akan kawal anaknya daripada melakukan larangan Allah.

Jika anak remaja patuh perintah Allah,
tentu mereka akan dengar cakap dan nasihat ibu bapanya;
mereka juga tidak akan melakukan dosa dan maksiat.

Jika pemimpin patuh perintah Allah,
tentu mereka akan menjalankan amanah dengan adil;
mereka sudah pastinya tidak akan melakukan kezaliman,
apatah lagi orang yang di bawah kekuasaannya,

15 Jun 2009

Kerana RM400 + RM50 Rakyat Menangis!

Kerana RM400 + RM50 pembangunan terbantut.

RM400 diberi Kerajaan Persekutuan, RM50 diberi Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak.

Orang rumah panjang kata 'Kancil jatuh dari langit'.

Ada yang bergaya dengan duit ini.

Dengan duit ini juga mereka menjadi ajen penutup mulut anak buah.

Takut kehilangan duit ini, mereka boleh marah anak buah yang mengundi pembangkang!

Sebab duit ini juga, jalan raya tidak disediakan oleh kerajaan dengan baik. Umpama jalan balak!!! Hadlaju 40km/jam. Perjalanan 24 km mengambil masa 50 minit! Jalan berdebu!

Sebab duit ini juga, air bersih tidak mencukupi. Tekanan air rendah menyebabkan air paip tidak dapat masuk ke bilik-bilik air di dalam rumah. Terpaksa mengangkut air dari luar rumah!

Sebab duit ini jugalah...Sarawak adalah negeri penyelamat kerajaan persekutuan sehingga hari ini!

Tapi...kemudahan asas yang paling teruk di dalam Malaysia. Anda jangan menilai dengan melihat Bandaraya Kuching. Datang ke Kampung Tanjung Bijat, Sri Aman Sarawak.

Mintalah Karam Singh Walia (Wartawan TV3) datang menjenguk kampung ini. Balun cukup-cukup. Biar panas ahli-ahli yang TIDAK Berkhidmat itu!

Kenapa ini berlarutan sehingga hari ini?

RM400 + RM50!!!

13 Jun 2009

Alhamdulillah, akhirnya...sampai di rumah panjang

Alhamdulillah. Saya sekeluarga selamat sampai ke rumah panjang malam tadi, kira-kira jam 9.15 malam. Ahli keluarga sedia menyambut kedatangan kami. Setahun setengah saya tidak balik ke rumah panjang.

Cuma perjalanan dari bandar Sri Aman ke kampung yang mengambil masa kira-kira 45 minit agak mencabar sedikit. Terpaksa mengharungi 'gelombang darat'. Keadaan jalan yang banyak berlubang melambatkan perjalanan. Kelajuan maksimum yang sesuai dipraktikkan adalah 40km/jam. Kalau lebih, boleh mengundang bahaya.

Seterusnya, sampai di rumah panjang, masalah air yang berlarutan sejak puluhan tahun lalu masih melanda penduduk kampung.

Diharap pihak bertanggungjawab terhadap kemudahan asas tersebut dapat mengambil perhatian yang sewajarnya.

Apa-apapun, syukur atas rahmat Tuhan, perjalanan berjalan lancar.

3G coverage tidak ada, nak layari internet terpaksa guna gprs mode.

11 Jun 2009

Iban Muslim Balik Rumah Panjang Esok

InsyaAllah esok (12 Jun) Iban Muslim (IM) akan bercuti agak panjang. IM akan kembali ke kampung halaman di kawasan semi-pedalaman di Sri Aman Sarawak. Rasa rindu pada suasana di rumah panjang IM. Rasa rindu pada mak, abah serta ahli keluarga yang lain. Anak-anak nampaknya semakin tak sabar untuk balik ke rumah panjang IM.

Semoga sahabat-sahabat sekalian dapat mendoakan agar perjalanan IM bermusafir esok terpelihara dari mara bahaya. Semoga terpelihara amal ibadat serta takwa.

Hampir setahun setengah ahli keluarga IM di sini (zaujah & anak2) tidak balik ke kampung IM. Masing-masing dalam semangat yang memberansangkan untuk balik kampung.

Kenapa tak balik raya? Emmm...ada plan juga...tapi, IM fikir belum sampai seru lagi. O ya...doakan sama agar ahli keluarga IM dibukakan pintu hati untuk menerima hidayah dari-Nya. Agak sukar, namun IM try the best. Doakan IM...

InsyaAllah, IM cuba bawakan cerita dari bumi kenyalang setelah sampai di kampung IM nanti.

Nik Aziz ingin PAS dipimpin Cina Muslim

MENTAKAB, 11 Jun (Harakah Daily.Net) - Mursyidul Am PAS, Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat ingin melihat suatu hari nanti PAS dipimpin oleh kaum Cina Muslim.

Berucap dalam majlis anjuran Badan Perhubungan PAS Pahang di Kerau, dekat sini beliau berkata, semasa melawat negara China beliau berkesempatan menziarahi makam sahabat nabi di negara berkenaan.

Ini, katanya menandakan Islam lebih dahulu bertapak di negara itu berbanding Malaysia iaitu pada zaman para sahabat lagi.

Tambahnya,di Tanah Melayu yang dibawa pedagang India ke Melaka hanya zaman pemerintahan Parameswara pada tahun 1414 terkemudian ratusan tahun berbanding dengan Islam di China yang dibawa para sahabat.

Katanya, di China juga terdapat ratusan masjid dan umat Islam boleh beribadah di dalamnya sama seperti di negara ini walaupun negara itu Komunis dan negara ini diperintah parti Nasionalis Umno-BN.

Nik Aziz juga menaruh harapan suatu hari nanti Cina Muslim turut memimpin dan menganggotai Dewan Ulama PAS yang kini dikuasai kaum Melayu Islam.

Turut berucap pada majlis berkenaan iaitu Pengerusi KaAdilan Pahang, Dato' Fauzi Abdul Rahman dan Teo Kok Siong Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Bahau, Negeri Sembilan.

Sementara itu pada majlis sama Nik Aziz turut diberi penghormatan menyampaikan sumbangan manfaat Takaful kepada lima waris peserta Dana Taqwa-iTQA, PAS Pahang yang meninggal dunia berjumlah lebih RM40,000, dua menerima RM19,000 manakala tiga lagi RM3,000.

Yang Terindah Hanyalah Sementara

Saudaraku,
Indahnya dunia di pandangan manusia. Oleh yang demikian, kita siang dan malam, hujan mahupun panas bertungkus lumus mengejar apa yang dinamakan sebagai harta dunia. Tidak dinafikan bahawa mencari harta untuk meneruskan kesinambungan kehidupan adalah perlu. Tapi, terdapat manusia yang keterlaluan dalam urusan mencari kekayaan di dunia dengan melupakan halal dan haram.

Saudaraku,
Dalam urusan kerja seharian masing-masing, kita sering leka dan alpa bahawa setiap perbuatan yang kita lakukan tidak terlepas daripada bancian para malaikat yang diamanahkan oleh Allah Taala. Terkadang kita cuba untuk menjadikan matlamat itu sebagai perkara utama. Cara atau kaedah untuk mencapai matlamat menjadi perkara nombor dua. Jika silap percaturan, kita akan terperangkap dan tanpa disedari kita akan menggunakan matlamat untuk menghalalkan cara.

Saudaraku,
Setiap kerja buat kita di dunia perlulah selari dengan kehendak hukum hakam yang telah ditetapkan kepada kita. Itu sebenarnya adalah panduan kita untuk berada di jalan yang betul.

Saudaraku,
Ramai manusia menganggap bahawa halal dan haram itu hanya selesai dengan hanya mengucap syahadah, solat, puasa, zakat, dan haji. Sebenarnya lima perkara itu ada asas kepada kita sebagai seorang muslim. Realitinya, keseluruhan kehidupan kita perlu kepada islam. Kita perlu sesuaikan kerja buat kita agar bertepatan dengan kehendak Islam. Dan, bukannya hanya mengambil bahagian-bahagian tertentu di dalam Islam sahaja untuk disesuaikan dengan kerja buat kita.

Saudaraku,
Dari bagun tidur hinggalah kita tidur semula. Semuanya memerlukan kepatuhan kita kepada Islam. Di pejabat, di padang permainan, di masjid, di pasar, di parlimen, dan di mana-mana sahaja. Semuanya perlukan kepatuhan kepada Islam.

Saudaraku,
Nabi berpesan kepada kita;
"Tidaklah dunia ini dibanding kenikmatan akhirat kecuali seperti salah seorang di antaramu yang mencelupkan jarinya ke dalam air laut, maka lihatlah berapa banyak air yang ada dijarinya."

(HR. Muslim)

Saudaraku,
Dunia yang kita idam-idamkan ini hanyalah sekelumit sahaja kenikmatan yang Allah lepaskan kepada kita. Mungkin tidak sampai 1% daripada nikmat keseluruhannya. Yang selebihnya, InsyaAllah bakal dipertontonkan di akhirat kelak.

Saudaraku,
Baginda s.a.w menggambarkan kepada kita betapa indahnya syurga yang sering kita sebut-sebut di dunia.

"Batu batanya dari emas dan perak, perekat (batu-batu) nya berupa misik harum, kerikilnya berupa permata dn yakut dan tanahnya dai za'faran. Barangsiapa memasukinya akan mendapat kenikmatan dan tidak pernah celaka, kekal tidak mati, pakaiannya tidak akan usang dan selalu awet muda."
(Hadis Shahih Riwayat Ahmad dan Tirmidzi)
Saudaraku,
Berpada-padalah kita mengejar dunia. Akhirat itu lebih nikmat daripada apa yang kita rasai di dunia ini. Dengan syarat kita tergolong dalam golongan yang 'TAKWA' kepada Allah Taala. InsyaAllah.
Wallahualam.

5 Perkara yang kita ingini

5 perkara yang kita semua mahukannya dan kita berusaha untuk memperolehinya:

1) Wajah yang cantik/tampan;

2) Duit yang banyak;

3) Kesihatan yang baik;

4) Anak-anak yang cerdik dan berjaya (macam kita @ lebih lagi);

5) Tidur yang nyenyak tanpa gangguan.


5 Kaedah yang senang (tapi susah juga...) untuk kita memperolehinya. Nasihat Nabi s.a.w:

1) Barangsiapa yang meninggalkan solat subuh, maka tiadalah padanya nur diwajahnya;

2)Barangsiapa yang meninggalkan solat zuhur, maka tiadalah padanya rezeki yang berkat;

3) Barangsiapa yang meninggalkan solat asar, maka tiadalah padanya kekuatan tubuh badan;

4) Barangsiapa yang meninggalkan solat maghrib, maka tiadalah padanya anak-anak yang bermanfaat;

5) Barangsiapa yang meninggalkan solat isyak, maka tiadalah padanya tidur yang nyenyak.

Sekadar untuk koreksi diri yang mudah lupa dan lalai serta leka dengan kesedapan dunia yang hanya sementara.

10 Jun 2009

Apa Kata Mantan Mufti Perlis Mengenai Usul PAS Haramkan SIS


KUALA LUMPUR (mStar Online) 10 Jun 2009: Mantan Mufti Perlis, Dr Asri Zainul Abidin berkata, beliau tidak bersetuju sekiranya Sisters in Islam (SIS) diharamkan di negara ini namun secara jujurnya mengakui tidak sependapat dengan beberapa pandangan yang pernah diutarakan pertubuhan itu.
"Ada beberapa perkara yang saya tidak bersetuju seperti isu poligami dan harta pusaka iaitu sistem faraid. Tapi isu ini sebenarnya adalah berkaitan dengan masalah perlaksanaan," kata Dr Asri ketika diwawancara baru-baru ini.

"Walaupun demikian, saya juga mengakui peranan SIS yang telah berjaya membela wanita dengan baik.

"Apabila SIS mengambil langkah drastik membela kaum wanita yang tertindas, kita tertanya-tanya adakah kita telah tunaikan hak wanita?"-Dr. Asri

"Kelompok feminis ini banyak menyelesaikan masalah kaum wanita yang berhadapan dengan pengurusan cuai Mahkamah Syariah hinggakan ada kes yang tertangguh bertahun-tahun lamanya.

"Apabila SIS mengambil langkah drastik membela kaum wanita yang tertindas, kita tertanya-tanya adakah kita telah tunaikan hak wanita?

"SIS menarik perhatian kita tentang kecuaian sistem perundangan Islam dalam mengadili kes-kes yang bersangkutan dengan wanita seperti kezaliman suami, hak nafkah, kes cerai dan sebagainya," katanya.

Dr. Asri bersama Dr.Mahathir (tengah) dan Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim (kiri) pada majlis itu.
Ketika ditanya dengan lebih lanjut berhubung hasrat PAS untuk mengharamkan pergerakan SIS seandainya mereka tersasar dari garis landasan Islam yang sebenar, Dr Asri mempunyai pandangannya tersendiri.
"Gerakan Islam perlu berfikir secara meluas, tidak boleh jumud. Besok, mungkin kumpulan lain pula terkena. Ianya perlukan satu pengadilan yang adil. Saya tidak bersetuju dengan desakan haram mengharam ini.

"Satu jawatankuasa perlu ditubuhkan untuk menilai SIS. Dan mereka (SIS) pula hendaklah dipanggil kerana mereka ada hak membela diri.

"Jika mereka gagal untuk mengutarakan secara fakta segala tindak tanduk mereka selama ini, barulah itu satu permasalahan dan kemudian baru boleh diambil tindakan," kata Dr Asri yang pulang bercuti beberapa hari di negara ini sebelum berlepas ke United Kingdom minggu depan.
"Haramkan ikut kaedah, itu baru betul. Kita kena ikut cara kaedah Islam dalam hal ini contoh tentang arak dan judi, ada dosa dan manafaat.

"Setiap sesuatu ada buruk dan baiknya, bukan semuanya secara total baik atau buruk. Begitu juga amat bahaya 'mengharamkan' sesuatu sesuka hati.

"Bagaimanakah hendak mengharamkan sesuatu yang bukan hak dia? Jika saya menegah anak saya berbuat sesuatu, itu boleh kerana saya ada hak ke atas dirinya. Sama seperti harta saya.

"Bagaimana PAS hendak mengharamkan SIS sedangkan dia tidak mempunyai hak ke atasnya? PAS juga menentang ISA, tangkap tanpa bicara," kata Dr Asri.

7 Perkataan Baik Diulang Sebut

1) Mengucap "Bismillah" sebelum hendak melakukan sesuatu.

2) Mengucap "Alhamdulillah" pada tiap-tiap selesai melakukan sesuatu.

3) Mengucap "Astagfirullah" jika lidah menyebut perkataan yang tidak patut.

4) Mengucap "Insya Allah" jika merencanakan berbuat sesuatu dihari esok.

5) Mengucap "La haula wala kuwwata illa billah" jika menghadapi sesuatu tak disukai dan tak diingini.

6) Mengucap "Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun" jika menghadapi dan menerima musibah.

7) Mengucap "Laa illaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah" sepanjang siang malam sehingga tak terpisah dari lidah.

Sama-sama kita saling ingat-mengingati antara satu sama lain agar hati tidak lalai daripada mengingati Allah.

9 Jun 2009

Peringatan penting untuk kaum ibu dan bapa!


Pesanan dan renungan buat semua kaum ibu dan kaum bapa yang berkerjaya. Wajib bagi kita semua selaku ibu mahu pun bapa untuk memastikan setiap butir makanan yang disuapkan ke dalam mulut ahli keluarga kita bukan dari rezeki yang telah diracuni oleh bisa rasuah mahupun barah ingkar perintah Allah.

"Aku terlalu sibuk dan bertungkus lumus mencari rezeki".

Itu bukan alasan untuk kita mengabaikan perintah Tuhan!

Atau, kesibukan mengumpul harta menjadikan kita lupa dan ber'Tuhan'kan matlamat yang akhirnya..."matlamat menghalalkan cara".

Jawapan yang jelas bagi kita yang sering tertanya-tanya mengapa anak-anak tidak mendengar kata. Anak-anak degil keterlaluan. Anak-anak malas sembahyang. Anak-anak mengaji payah nak pandai. Bahkan, anak-anak derhaka pada mak bapa sehinggakan bisa sahaja melakukan perkara-perkara yang hina dina!

Nah...sekarang kita periksa, audit, nilai sendiri hasil rezeki kita. Dari manakah sumbernya? Halal ke haram? Atau syubahat? Sedarilah kita semua...itulah yang masuk ke mulut anak-anak kita, tumbuh sebagai daging dan mempengaruhi peribadi mereka.

Buatlah yang terbaik demi mereka. Kaya itu sementara, generasi itu akan rosak jika kita terus menghalalkan cara melalui matlamat yang kita tetapkan.

8 Jun 2009

Anwar Alukan Dialog Obama-Negara Islam

[TVAntara.com]
Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim mengalu-alukan usaha Presiden Amerika Syarikat Barack Hussein Obama merapatkan jurang dunia Islam dan Barat.
Dalam temubual secara langsung oleh British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Anwar berkata walaupun penyelesaian kepada kemelut Islam-Barat belum lagi kelihatan, namun rangka lawatan Obama adalah langkah permulaan merungkai konflik itu.
Anwar berkata ucapan Obama di univerisit Kaherah baru-baru ini mampu menganjak hubungan antara Amerika Syarikat dan Islam di rantau Timur Tengah. Apa yang perlu, katanya, adalah dialog berterusan dengan gerakan-gerakan Islam.
"Ucapan Barack Obama amat berani dan bermakna. saya tidak percaya ia boleh memuaskan semua pihak, bagaimanapun penting untuk kita lihat bahawa beliau dalam ucapannya merujuk kepada Hamas dan peranan gerakan itu, komitmen beliau untuk menarik keluar tentera Amerika Syarikat dari Iraq, serta penyelesaian kepada krisis Israel-Palestin," kata Anwar.
"Namun apa yang kritikal adalah bagaimana dunia Islam akan respon kepada seruan beliau: Hamas harus digalakkan untuk respon, Iran perlu digalakkan untuk menyertai siri-siri rundingan walau bagaimana sukar sekalipun, kerana ini peluang terbaik untuk dunia Islam melihat seorang Presiden Amerika Syarikat yang komited dan berani," kata Anwar.
Presiden pada 4 Jun lalu mengadakan rangka lawatan ke Timur Tengah bagi menganjurkan dialog persefahaman bersama gerakan-gerakan Islam serta kerajaan-kerajaan rantau itu.Presiden kulit hitam pertama Amerika itu berkata perubahan mendadak yang dibawa oleh kemodenan dan kesejagatan menyebabkan ramai orang Islam memandang Barat sebagai musuh kepada tradisi Islam.
Bagi membuktikan keikhlasan lawatannya, Obama memetik al-Quran dan hadis sepanjang ucapan beliau. Obama juga mengelak dari menggunakan perkataan ekstremis Islam, menggantikannya dengan ekstremis ganas dan merujuk Palestin sebagai sebuah negara.Anwar mengingatkan bahawa gerakan-gerakan ganas yang bercambah hari ini bertitik-tolak dari ketiadaan proses demokrasi yang jitu serta ruang reformasi yang ditutup oleh pemerintah-pemerintah kuku besi yang diantaranya diangkat sendiri oleh Amerika Syarikat.
"Isu Arab-Israel adalah penting. Tidak ramai yang berpuas hati dengan cara Presiden menangani kes Afghanistan, tetapi apa yang melegakan adalah komitmen beliau kepada agenda demokrasi - bahawa kerajaan yang memerintah haruslah kerajaan yang dibentuk secara sah, dan menghormati sentimen rakyat," katanya.
"Kita bagaimanapun perlu melihat kesan dari kenyataan Barack Obama ini, kerana kritikan terhadap pentadbiran beliau dan pentadbiran sebelumnya adalah tingkah-laku yang bercanggah - antara seruan mereka kepada demokrasi dan reformasi, dan dalam masa yang sama sokongan terhadap diktator dan rejim-rejim penindas di serata dunia," tegas Anwar.
Anwar berharap Obama meminta maaf diatas tindakan Amerika Syarikat mempertahan keganasan ke atas masyarakat Islam di Palestin, Iraq, dan Afghanistan, namun apa yang lebih utama sekarang ini adalah merealisasikan ucapannya kepada kenyataan.
"Barack Obama adalah Presiden Amerika Syarikat, beliau bukanlah jurucakap dunia Islam, tetapi untuk beliau tiba di persimpangan ini dengan kenyataan yang kuat, merayu kepada dialog bersama dunia Islam sebagai rakan yang berdiri sama tinggi dan duduk sama rendah bukan sahaja unik, tetapi juga tidak terjangka," kata Anwar.
"Tetapi saya lebih prihatin dengan bagaimana dunia Islam akan menyahut seruan Obama itu. Osama bin Laden tidak mewakili sentimen Muslimin. Majoriti mahukan keamanan, keselamatan dan penghormatan. Saya percaya Hamas boleh diyakinkan untuk menyahut seruan Obama itu, tetapi Hamas tidak yakin kerana terdapatnya sikap berat-sebelah Amerika Syarikat dan perlindungan dan pengiktirafan kepada pengganas rejim Israel," kata Anwar.
"Namun sekiranya Obama boleh menyakinkan Hamas untuk sekurang-kurangnya duduk berunding, maka tentunya itu salah progres yang besar. Walaupun penyelesaian masih jauh, sekurang-kurangnya ia telah bermula," tegas Anwar.

7 Jun 2009

Dos Hati

Ambillah dos ini jika hati terasa sakit. Takut nanti membarah, bernanah dan parah.


1. Sentiasa berbaik sangka
Hadapi kawan atau lawan dengan wajah yang setenang mungkin, wajah yang gembira, sopan santun, rela hati, dan jangan sesekali menyombong diri atau meninggi diri.

2. Ketepikan segala sikap hasad dengki
Nyahkan sikap hasad dengki kepada orang lain. Buang jauh-jauh. Sikap mazmumah yang mekar di dasar hati tidak bisa memberi ketenangan pada diri seseorang. Lihatlah sekitar alam...manusia yang berhasad dengki terhadap orang lain akan sentiasa mencari jalan dan peluang untuk melakukan kejahatan kepada orang lain sama ada dengan mengumpat, mencerca, atau menjadi batu api.

3. Senyumlah...senyumlah...ahai...
Senyumlah...dunia akan turut tersenyum kepada kita. Senyum itu sedekah, jangan disalahguna untuk dijadikan umpan maksiat (faham-faham je yer...). Senyum ini menjadi perangsang kepada wajah agar sentiasa awet muda. Anda mesti suka. Maka, senyumlah... : )

4. Gemar menghadiri majlis ilmu
Ini penting sekali. Orang yang terpaut hatinya dengan majlis-majlis ilmu akan senantiasa dirahmati oleh Allah s.w.t. Hidup menjadi lebih tenang kerana dinaungi oleh para malaikat. Majlis umpama majlis zikrullah, ceramah agama, tilawah al-Quran, mutaqa' ulama, usrah, dan yang seumpamanya perlu dihadiri agar hati menjadi lebih sihat.

5. Ikhlas. Hias diri dengannya.
Ikhlas beribadat dan berkebajikan semata-mata mengharap keredhaan Allah. Itu yang terbaik. Jauhi diri untuk mengharapkan pujian, sanjungan, mahupun ganjaran dalam apa jua yang kita lakukan. Perbetulkan niat, insyaAllah hati menjadi ikhlas.


InsyaAllah. Wallahualam.

6 Jun 2009

Generasi Cinta Pada Mati!

Nabi s.a.w bersabda: "Siapa yang cinta untuk menemui Allah, nescaya Allah cinta pula untuk menemuinya." (Riwayat Bukhari dan Muslim)
Nabi s.a.w diberi opsyen antara menemui Tuhannya atau tinggal tetap di dunia. Baginda memilih "Teman Daerah Tinggi (Allah)", yakni dengan melalui proses kematian. Oleh yang demikian, tidak hairanlah kiranya Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda (Kitab Mukasyafah al-Qulub): "Hadiah orang Mukmin adalah mati."
Ketika Bilal menghadapi kematian, isterinya berkata, "Alangkah sedihnya..." Sebaliknya Bilal berkata, "Tidak, melainkan aku gembira. Aku akan menemui orang-orang yang aku cintai, Muhammad s.a.w dan sahabat-sahabatnya."
Khalid bin Walid ketika menulis surat kepada panglima-panglima perang Rom dan Parsi telah mengakhiri suratnya (setelah mengajak kepada perdamaian dan Islam) dengan ucapan: " Dan kalau tidak, aku akan memanahmu dengan tentera yang mencintai mati sebagaimana kamu mencintai hidup."
Persoalannya, di mana kita. Adakah kita tergolong di dalam golongan yang mencintai mati atau golongan yang mencintai hidup?
Dan...Sampai bila-bilapun kalau ditanya, "sudah bersediakah anda untuk mati". Pasti jawapannya,"Berilah aku sedikit masa lagi, aku belum bersedia."
Ayuh, mari kita mencintai mati dengan bersedia bila-bila masa untuk mati!
Nabi s.a.w bersabda, "Mereka yang banyak mengingati mati dan bersedia untuknya, mereka itulah orang yang cerdik." (Kitab Baghyatul Haris)

Seketul Daging Bernama Hati


Nabi Muhammad s.a.w bersabda,

"Sesungguhnya dalam diri manusia itu ada seketul daging. Jika daging itu baik, maka baiklah seluruh anggota badannya tetapi seandainya daging itu rosak dan kotor, maka kotor dan rosaklah seluruh anggota badannya. Daging yang dimaksudkan ini adalah hati."

(Riwayat Bukhari dan Muslim daripada Nu'man bin Basyir)
Ulama mengkategorikan hati manusia terbahagi kepada beberapa jenis;

1. Hati yang sahih (qalbun sahih)
Bermaksud hati yang suci, bersih dan bebas daripada segala gangguan yang menyebabkan terhalangnya manusia melaksanakan perintah Allah s.w.t

2. Hati yang mati (qalbun mayyit)
Bermaksud mereka yang memiliki hati yang degil dan ego untuk menyembah Allah Taala. Manusia jenis ini bekerjasama atau sekutu bagi syaitan dan nafsu.

3. Hati yang sakit (qalbun maridh)
Bermaksud hati yang masih mempunyai kehidupan tetapi hatinya ada benih-benih penyakit. Kadangkala mereka hidup sihat berpandukan iman tetapi ada kalanya mereka mengutamakan nafsu yang menggila.


"Ya Allah, Tuhan yang menunjukkan hati, tunjukkanlah hati-hati kami kepada jalan ketaatan kepada-Mu."

(Riwayat Muslim)

Keputusan Pemilihan Timbalan Presiden, Naib Presiden, JK Pusat PAS

Timbalan Presiden PAS
Nasharuddin :480 undi (Pemenang)
Husam : 281
Mohamad Sabu : 261 undi

Naib Presiden
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man : 871 undi (Pemenang)
Salahuddin Ayub : 824 undi (Pemenang)
Mahfuz Omar :636 undi (Pemenang)
Mujahid Yusof Rawa : 277 undi
Nik Amar Nik Abdullah : 333 undi


Jawatankuasa Pusat PAS
Datuk Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin : 854 undi
Idris Ahmad : 799 undi
Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar : 769 undi
Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak : 653 undi
Datuk Dr Hassan Ali : 642 undi
Dr Hatta Ramli : 638 undi
Abdul Ghani Shamsudin : 637 undi
Datuk Abu Bakar Chik : 622 undi
Mohamad Hanipa Maidin : 619 undi
Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah : 606 undi
Dr Lo' Lo' Mohamad Ghazali : 589 undi
Abdul Ghani Abdul Rahman : 584 undi
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad : 576 undi
Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi : 530 undi
Hashim Jasin : 522 undi
Mazlan Aliman : 513 undi
Taib Azamuddin Mohd Taib : 508 undi
Mujahid Yusof Rawa : 448 undi

Mengekalkan jawatan dalam AJK PAS pusat:
Idris Ahmad, Azizan (MB Kedah), Abdul Ghani (AJK Dewan Ulama), Abu Bakar, Hanifa, Amiruddin, Dr Lo' Lo', Abdul Ghani (pesuruhjaya PAS Melaka), Dr Zulkefly (MP Kuala Selangor), Syed Azman (ADUN Batu Buruk), Mazlan (ketua penerangan PAS Johor), Taib Azamuddin (MP Baling) dan Mujahid (timbalan pesuruhjaya PAS Pulau Pinang dan MP Parti Buntar).

Pertama kali terpilih:
Nizar (Timbalan pesuruhjaya PAS Perak, MP Bukit Gantang dan ADUN Pasir Panjang) ialah Kamaruddin (setiausaha agung PAS), Dr Hatta (MP Kuala Krai), Dr Hassan (pesuruhjaya PAS Selangor) dan Hashim (Pesuruhjaya PAS Perlis dan ADUN Sanglang).

Pengerusi Tetap: Abu Kassim Abdullah (Menang tanpa bertanding)

Timbalan pengerusi tetap:
Husin Ismail : 609 undi (pemenang)
Ishak Surin : 200 undi
Tengku Puji Tengku Abdul Hamid : 199 undi

Layak mengundi: 1,040
Yang mengundi: 1,026
Undi Rosak: 4


Obama's Speech to Muslim World

Berikut adalah petikan ucapan Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Barrack Hussein Obama sempena lawata beliau ke Cairo, Mesir. Mari kita teliti satu persatu bait-bait ucapan beliau. Manalah tahu, kalau-kalau kita dapat 'tangkap' polisi beliau terhadap negara umat Islam. Seterusnya, antara kandungan ucapan tersebut juga ada menyentuh berkaitan 'demokrasi'. Adakah Malaysia memenuhi kehendak demokrasi seperti Amerika (demokrasi acuan Amerika!)?

Beliau turut menyentuh pelbagai isu semasa yang berlaku di seluruh dunia hari ini.
Dalam ucapan tersebut juga, Obama turut membaca terjemahan al Quran di samping memulakan ucapannya pada perenggan pertama dengan 'assalammualaykum'.
Dan banyak lagi isu yang disentuhnya dalam ucapan tersebut. Selamat membaca.




[Source: IslamOnline.net]

A New Beginning


Cairo, Egypt


June 4, 2009


I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt's advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.

We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world - tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.


Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of Muslims. The attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians has led some in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile not only to America and Western countries, but also to human rights. This has bred more fear and mistrust.


So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end.

I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles - principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have all the complex questions that brought us to this point. But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly the things we hold in our hearts, and that too often are said only behind closed doors. There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground. As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." That is what I will try to do - to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.

Part of this conviction is rooted in my own experience. I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.


As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam - at places like Al-Azhar University - that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.


I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America's story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. In signing the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796, our second President John Adams wrote, "The United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims." And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, served in government, stood for civil rights, started businesses, taught at our Universities, excelled in our sports arenas, won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch. And when the first Muslim-American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Koran that one of our Founding Fathers - Thomas Jefferson - kept in his personal library.

So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed. That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.


But that same principle must apply to Muslim perceptions of America. Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire. The United States has been one of the greatest sources of progress that the world has ever known. We were born out of revolution against an empire. We were founded upon the ideal that all are created equal, and we have shed blood and struggled for centuries to give meaning to those words - within our borders, and around the world. We are shaped by every culture, drawn from every end of the Earth, and dedicated to a simple concept: E pluribus unum: "Out of many, one."


Much has been made of the fact that an African-American with the name Barack Hussein Obama could be elected President. But my personal story is not so unique. The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America, but its promise exists for all who come to our shores - that includes nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today who enjoy incomes and education that are higher than average.

Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state of our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That is why the U.S. government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab, and to punish those who would deny it.


So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America. And I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations - to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God. These things we share. This is the hope of all humanity.

Of course, recognizing our common humanity is only the beginning of our task. Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people. These needs will be met only if we act boldly in the years ahead; and if we understand that the challenges we face are shared, and our failure to meet them will hurt us all.

For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.

This is a difficult responsibility to embrace. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests. Yet in this new age, such attitudes are self-defeating. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared.


That does not mean we should ignore sources of tension. Indeed, it suggests the opposite: we must face these tensions squarely. And so in that spirit, let me speak as clearly and plainly as I can about some specific issues that I believe we must finally confront together.


The first issue that we have to confront is violent extremism in all of its forms.

In Ankara, I made clear that America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security. Because we reject the same thing that people of all faiths reject: the killing of innocent men, women, and children. And it is my first duty as President to protect the American people.


The situation in Afghanistan demonstrates America's goals, and our need to work together. Over seven years ago, the United States pursued al Qaeda and the Taliban with broad international support. We did not go by choice, we went because of necessity. I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with.


Make no mistake: we do not want to keep our troops in Afghanistan. We seek no military bases there. It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women. It is costly and politically difficult to continue this conflict. We would gladly bring every single one of our troops home if we could be confident that there were not violent extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan determined to kill as many Americans as they possibly can. But that is not yet the case.


That's why we're partnering with a coalition of forty-six countries. And despite the costs involved, America's commitment will not weaken. Indeed, none of us should tolerate these extremists. They have killed in many countries. They have killed people of different faiths - more than any other, they have killed Muslims. Their actions are irreconcilable with the rights of human beings, the progress of nations, and with Islam. The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind. The enduring faith of over a billion people is so much bigger than the narrow hatred of a few. Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism - it is an important part of promoting peace.

We also know that military power alone is not going to solve the problems in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That is why we plan to invest $1.5 billion each year over the next five years to partner with Pakistanis to build schools and hospitals, roads and businesses, and hundreds of millions to help those who have been displaced. And that is why we are providing more than $2.8 billion to help Afghans develop their economy and deliver services that people depend upon.


Let me also address the issue of Iraq. Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world. Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible. Indeed, we can recall the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said: "I hope that our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be."

Today, America has a dual responsibility: to help Iraq forge a better future - and to leave Iraq to Iraqis. I have made it clear to the Iraqi people that we pursue no bases, and no claim on their territory or resources. Iraq's sovereignty is its own. That is why I ordered the removal of our combat brigades by next August. That is why we will honor our agreement with Iraq's democratically-elected government to remove combat troops from Iraqi cities by July, and to remove all our troops from Iraq by 2012. We will help Iraq train its Security Forces and develop its economy. But we will support a secure and united Iraq as a partner, and never as a patron.

And finally, just as America can never tolerate violence by extremists, we must never alter our principles. 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.

So America will defend itself respectful of the sovereignty of nations and the rule of law. And we will do so in partnership with Muslim communities which are also threatened. The sooner the extremists are isolated and unwelcome in Muslim communities, the sooner we will all be safer.

The second major source of tension that we need to discuss is the situation between Israelis, Palestinians and the Arab world.

America's strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.

Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich. Six million Jews were killed - more than the entire Jewish population of Israel today. Denying that fact is baseless, ignorant, and hateful. Threatening Israel with destruction - or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews - is deeply wrong, and only serves to evoke in the minds of Israelis this most painful of memories while preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve.

On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslims and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations - large and small - that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.


For decades, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It is easy to point fingers - for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel's founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within its borders as well as beyond. But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security.

That is in Israel's interest, Palestine's interest, America's interest, and the world's interest. That is why I intend to personally pursue this outcome with all the patience that the task requires. The obligations that the parties have agreed to under the Road Map are clear. For peace to come, it is time for them - and all of us - to live up to our responsibilities.


Palestinians must abandon violence. Resistance through violence and killing is wrong and does not succeed. For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humiliation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights. It was a peaceful and determined insistence upon the ideals at the center of America's founding. This same story can be told by people from South Africa to South Asia; from Eastern Europe to Indonesia. It's a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end. It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered.

Now is the time for Palestinians to focus on what they can build. The Palestinian Authority must develop its capacity to govern, with institutions that serve the needs of its people. Hamas does have support among some Palestinians, but they also have responsibilities. To play a role in fulfilling Palestinian aspirations, and to unify the Palestinian people, Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, and recognize Israel's right to exist.


At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine's. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.

Israel must also live up to its obligations to ensure that Palestinians can live, and work, and develop their society. And just as it devastates Palestinian families, the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza does not serve Israel's security; neither does the continuing lack of opportunity in the West Bank. Progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be part of a road to peace, and Israel must take concrete steps to enable such progress.

Finally, the Arab States must recognize that the Arab Peace Initiative was an important beginning, but not the end of their responsibilities. The Arab-Israeli conflict should no longer be used to distract the people of Arab nations from other problems. Instead, it must be a cause for action to help the Palestinian people develop the institutions that will sustain their state; to recognize Israel's legitimacy; and to choose progress over a self-defeating focus on the past.

America will align our policies with those who pursue peace, and say in public what we say in private to Israelis and Palestinians and Arabs. We cannot impose peace. But privately, many Muslims recognize that Israel will not go away. Likewise, many Israelis recognize the need for a Palestinian state. It is time for us to act on what everyone knows to be true.

Too many tears have flowed. Too much blood has been shed. All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.


The third source of tension is our shared interest in the rights and responsibilities of nations on nuclear weapons.

This issue has been a source of tension between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. For many years, Iran has defined itself in part by its opposition to my country, and there is indeed a tumultuous history between us. In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically-elected Iranian government. Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has played a role in acts of hostage-taking and violence against U.S. troops and civilians. This history is well known. Rather than remain trapped in the past, I have made it clear to Iran's leaders and people that my country is prepared to move forward. The question, now, is not what Iran is against, but rather what future it wants to build.

It will be hard to overcome decades of mistrust, but we will proceed with courage, rectitude and resolve. There will be many issues to discuss between our two countries, and we are willing to move forward without preconditions on the basis of mutual respect. But it is clear to all concerned that when it comes to nuclear weapons, we have reached a decisive point. This is not simply about America's interests. It is about preventing a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that could lead this region and the world down a hugely dangerous path.

I understand those who protest that some countries have weapons that others do not. No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. That is why I strongly reaffirmed America's commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons. And any nation - including Iran - should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. That commitment is at the core of the Treaty, and it must be kept for all who fully abide by it. And I am hopeful that all countries in the region can share in this goal.


The fourth issue that I will address is democracy.

I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.


That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people. Each nation gives life to this principle in its own way, grounded in the traditions of its own people. America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.


There is no straight line to realize this promise. But this much is clear: governments that protect these rights are ultimately more stable, successful and secure. Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. And we will welcome all elected, peaceful governments - provided they govern with respect for all their people.

This last point is important because there are some who advocate for democracy only when they are out of power; once in power, they are ruthless in suppressing the rights of others. No matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party. Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy.


The fifth issue that we must address together is religious freedom.

Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition. I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country. That is the spirit we need today. People in every country should be free to choose and live their faith based upon the persuasion of the mind, heart, and soul. This tolerance is essential for religion to thrive, but it is being challenged in many different ways.


Among some Muslims, there is a disturbing tendency to measure one's own faith by the rejection of another's. The richness of religious diversity must be upheld - whether it is for Maronites in Lebanon or the Copts in Egypt. And fault lines must be closed among Muslims as well, as the divisions between Sunni and Shia have led to tragic violence, particularly in Iraq.

Freedom of religion is central to the ability of peoples to live together. We must always examine the ways in which we protect it. For instance, in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.

Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit - for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear. We cannot disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretence of liberalism.
Indeed, faith should bring us together. That is why we are forging service projects in America that bring together Christians, Muslims, and Jews. That is why we welcome efforts like Saudi Arabian King Abdullah's Interfaith dialogue and Turkey's leadership in the Alliance of Civilizations. Around the world, we can turn dialogue into Interfaith service, so bridges between peoples lead to action - whether it is combating malaria in Africa, or providing relief after a natural disaster.

The sixth issue that I want to address is women's rights.

I know there is debate about this issue. I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal, but I do believe that a woman who is denied an education is denied equality. And it is no coincidence that countries where women are well-educated are far more likely to be prosperous.

Now let me be clear: issues of women's equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam. In Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, we have seen Muslim-majority countries elect a woman to lead. Meanwhile, the struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.

Our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons, and our common prosperity will be advanced by allowing all humanity - men and women - to reach their full potential. I do not believe that women must make the same choices as men in order to be equal, and I respect those women who choose to live their lives in traditional roles. But it should be their choice. That is why the United States will partner with any Muslim-majority country to support expanded literacy for girls, and to help young women pursue employment through micro-financing that helps people live their dreams.

Finally, I want to discuss economic development and opportunity.

I know that for many, the face of globalization is contradictory. The Internet and television can bring knowledge and information, but also offensive sexuality and mindless violence. Trade can bring new wealth and opportunities, but also huge disruptions and changing communities. In all nations - including my own - this change can bring fear. Fear that because of modernity we will lose of control over our economic choices, our politics, and most importantly our identities - those things we most cherish about our communities, our families, our traditions, and our faith.

But I also know that human progress cannot be denied. There need not be contradiction between development and tradition. Countries like Japan and South Korea grew their economies while maintaining distinct cultures. The same is true for the astonishing progress within Muslim-majority countries from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai. In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.

This is important because no development strategy can be based only upon what comes out of the ground, nor can it be sustained while young people are out of work. Many Gulf States have enjoyed great wealth as a consequence of oil, and some are beginning to focus it on broader development. But all of us must recognize that education and innovation will be the currency of the 21st century, and in too many Muslim communities there remains underinvestment in these areas. I am emphasizing such investments within my country. And while America in the past has focused on oil and gas in this part of the world, we now seek a broader engagement.

On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America, while encouraging more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on-line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.

On economic development, we will create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts in Muslim-majority countries. And I will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship this year to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.

On science and technology, we will launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries, and to help transfer ideas to the marketplace so they can create jobs. We will open centers of scientific excellence in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and appoint new Science Envoys to collaborate on programs that develop new sources of energy, create green jobs, digitize records, clean water, and grow new crops. And today I am announcing a new global effort with the Organization of the Islamic Conference to eradicate polio. And we will also expand partnerships with Muslim communities to promote child and maternal health.

All these things must be done in partnership. Americans are ready to join with citizens and governments; community organizations, religious leaders, and businesses in Muslim communities around the world to help our people pursue a better life.

The issues that I have described will not be easy to address. But we have a responsibility to join together on behalf of the world we seek - a world where extremists no longer threaten our people, and American troops have come home; a world where Israelis and Palestinians are each secure in a state of their own, and nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes; a world where governments serve their citizens, and the rights of all God's children are respected. Those are mutual interests. That is the world we seek. But we can only achieve it together.

I know there are many - Muslim and non-Muslim - who question whether we can forge this new beginning. Some are eager to stoke the flames of division, and to stand in the way of progress. Some suggest that it isn't worth the effort - that we are fated to disagree, and civilizations are doomed to clash. Many more are simply skeptical that real change can occur. There is so much fear, so much mistrust. But if we choose to be bound by the past, we will never move forward. And I want to particularly say this to young people of every faith, in every country - you, more than anyone, have the ability to remake this world.

All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort - a sustained effort - to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.

It is easier to start wars than to end them. It is easier to blame others than to look inward; to see what is different about someone than to find the things we share. But we should choose the right path, not just the easy path. There is also one rule that lies at the heart of every religion - that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us. This truth transcends nations and peoples - a belief that isn't new; that isn't black or white or brown; that isn't Christian, or Muslim or Jew. It's a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It's a faith in other people, and it's what brought me here today.

We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.

The Holy Koran tells us, "O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

The Talmud tells us: "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."

The Holy Bible tells us, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now, that must be our work here on Earth. Thank you. And may God's peace be upon you.


5 Jun 2009

Keputusan Pemilihan Dewan Muslimat PAS Pusat Sesi 2009-2011

Senarai peneraju Dewan Muslimat PAS Pusat bagi sesi 2009-2011:

PENGERUSI TETAP
Noraini Hussin (81)

TIMBALAN PENGERUSI TETAP
Wan Hamidani Wan Ahmad (162)

KETUA
Nuridah Mohd Salleh (136)

TIMBALAN KETUA
Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (142)

NAIB KETUA
Mumtaz Md Nawi (menang tanpa bertanding)

AHLI JAWATANKUASA KERJA (12 kerusi)
1. Wan Ubaidah Omar (196)
2. Mastura Mohamd (173)
3. Halimah Ali (173)
4. Aiman Athirah Al Jundi (162)
5. Najihatussalehah Ahmad (158)
6. Siti Mariah Mahmud (156)
7. Rosni Adam (155)
8. Azizah Khatib Mat (147)
9. Salbiah Abd Wahab (147)
10. Nurul Huda Yusof Rawa (135)
11. Wardatul Jannah As Sofea (125)
12. Fatimah@Zainab Ibrahim (122)

PEMERIKSA KIRA-KIRA
1. Basmatul 'Uyun Yusof (menang tanpa bertanding)
2. Wan Hasna Wan Ismail (menang tanpa bertanding)

Selamat berkhidmat. Martabatkan muslimat negara ke arah pegangan dan amalan Islam yang unggul bagi menepis serangan-serangan pelbagai penjuru yang berlaku hari ini.

Keputusan Pemilihan Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat Sesi 2009-2011

Berikut adalah peneraju baharu Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat sesi 2009-2011;

PENGERUSI TETAP
Misbahul Munir Masduki (Menang Tanpa Bertanding)

TIMBALAN PENGERUSI TETAP
Aris Awang (Menang Tanpa Bertanding)

KETUA
Nasrudin Hassan (Menang Tanpa Bertanding)

TIMBALAN KETUA
Azman Shapawi Abd Rani (Menang Tanpa Bertanding)

NAIB KETUA
Ahmad Sabki Yusof (Menang Tanpa Bertanding)

AHLI JAWATANKUASA KERJA DEWAN (23 bertanding - 12 kerusi)
1. Riduan Mad Nor (197 undi)
2. Nik Mohd Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (194)
3. Mohd Firdaus Jaafar (176)
4. Mohd Nazri Chik Zain (176)
5. Suhaizan Kaiat (165)
6. Nasir Zakaria (152)
7. Kamal Ashaari (145)
8. Kamaruzaman Mohamad (139)
9. Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil (139)
10. Mohd Adram Musa (135)
11. Abdullah Abdul Karim (127)
12. Dr. Raja Ahmad Iskandar Raja Yaakob(126)

PEMERIKSA KIRA-KIRA
1. Jamel Saring
2. Muzammil Hafiz

Selamat berkhidmat untuk memartabatkan Islam di hati para pemuda sanjungan negara. Berakidah Islam, Beramal dengan Islam, Berakhlak dengan Islam.

Keputusan Pemilihan Dewan Ulama PAS Pusat Sesi 2009-2011

Berikut adalah senarai peneraju Dewan Ulama PAS Pusat bagi sesi 2009-2011

PENGERUSI TETAP
Hamdan Mohamad (Menang tanpa bertanding)

TIMBALAN PENGERUSI TETAP
Abd Manaf Othman (Menang tanpa bertanding)

KETUA
Datuk Harun Taib (Menang tanpa bertanding)

TIMBALAN KETUA
Datuk Ahmad Yaakob (Menang tanpa bertanding)

NAIB KETUA
Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed (Menang tanpa bertanding)

AHLI JAWATANKUASA KERJA
1. Datuk Husin Awang
2. Abdul Ghani Shamsudin
3. Nik Mohd Zawawi Salleh
4. Salleh Sani Harun
5. Abu Bakar Abdullah
6. Datuk Muhammad Daud Iraqi
7. Abdullah Abd Razak
8. Datuk Hasan Mohamad
9. Ismail Noh
10.Mohd Zain Abdul Rahman
11.Muhammad MustafA
12.Abdullah Husin

PEMERIKSA KIRA-KIRA
1. Ibrahim Omar
2. Mohamad Noor Zain


Selamat berkhidmat. Pastikan usaha memartabatkan kepimpinan Islam terus subur. Kembalikan kepimpinan Islamiah seperti di zaman Nabi s.a.w.

4 Jun 2009

Russian Converts to Islam Promote Tolerance

[The Moscow Times]
Taras Cherniyenko looks like a typical young Russianbanker: neatly dressed in a short-sleeved shirt andnecktie, with a thin beard and short hair.
Sitting in a cafe on Ulitsa Sretenka, he told thestory of how a spiritual discovery that began in hisearly teens led to his conversion to Islam and theadoption of the name Abdul Karim.Now Cherniyenko is the vice chairman of a neworganization of ethnic Russian converts to Islam, theNational Organization of Russian Muslims.
The values that Islam offers as guidance, such as therestriction on alcohol consumption, are values he andhis colleagues in the group wish to share with Russiaas possible solutions to problems that the countryfaces.
"One can say that drinking vodka or wine is asignificant aspect of Russian culture, yet I can be agood Russian while not drinking alcohol," Cherniyenkosaid. "Most of the social problems in Russia arecaused by alcohol consumption."
If we can introduce some Islamic social values toRussia, society and the country will become stronger."When Cherniyenko tells Russians he is Muslim, theyreact mostly with curiosity, he said. Many ask him whyhe chose to convert, not out of rudeness but out ofinterest.
"I am not counting the hard-core nationalists, ofcourse, but those are maybe only 5 percent," he said."I grew up in a rather liberal environment in St.Petersburg," he said. "My parents encouraged me in allof my studies, which included different religions andcultures."I learned to read the Torah in Hebrew, the Gospels inGreek. I did not study Hindu texts as much,unfortunately, but I did read them."
Cherniyenko's study of different religions led him ona search for a faith whose interpretation wouldcoincide with his own.
"For me, to understand Jesus' passions, one had tounderstand them as a man's passions," he said.
"I wassearching for a faith that, rather than rejectingJesus or worshipping him as a god, would recognize himas a man -- a pure, sinless man, but a man. That ledme to Islam."
The number of Russians who convert to Islam is quitesmall, said Alexei Malashenko, an analyst at theCarnegie Moscow Center. "I would count them in thedozens, at most," he said.
Vladimir Divakhov, a spokesman for the MoscowPatriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, agreed,saying that the church has no stated policy onRussians converting to Islam. "The situation arisesvery rarely," he said.
"Most often, Russian convertsto Islam have been Russian women who marry Muslim men.It occurs very infrequently, however."Cherniyenko estimated that the membership of the groupstands at about 2,000, in approximately 20 of thecountry's regions. He cautioned, however, that sincethe organization has not yet applied for registrationwith the Justice Ministry, no formal list of membersexists.
There are 19 million Muslims in Russia, making Islamthe country's second-largest religion, behind RussianOrthodoxy.Russian conversion to Islam is not always viewedneutrally. In an April 2003 interview with the website portal-credo.ru, Gusman Iskhakov, the mufti ofTatarstan, expressed his displeasure at the idea ofRussians converting."A person must remain himself. He was born, that ishis homeland, his nation. He must not change hisnation, his religion, his name every year," Iskhakovwas quoted as saying. "The Russians who convert toIslam are not very reassuring. They are usually moreaggressive, and their mentality is completelydifferent."
But a spokesman for Iskhakov's office clarified themufti's remarks, saying that the reporter made themsound more negative than they were intended to sound.
"The mufti said simply that it would make him happierto see more Tatars, Muslims, return to the practice ofIslam," the spokesman said by telephone from Kazan.Cherniyenko dismissed Iskhakov's reported concernsabout the susceptibility of Russian converts toextremism. Another goal the group has is to developdiscipline among Muslims, he said, and to prevent themfrom falling into extremist and militant groups.
Cherniyenko sees Iskhakov's statement as not merely ausurpation of spiritual authority that ultimatelybelongs to an individual Muslim, but also adeprivation of a constitutional right."The Constitution of the Russian Federation givesevery citizen the right to worship according to thedictates of his conscience," he said. "When the muftiof Tatarstan says [that Russians should not convert toIslam], he is taking away a right we have under theConstitution."
Farid Asadullin, assistant to the head of the Councilof Muftis of Russia, offered a more neutral positionthan that reported by portal-credo.ru."Conversion to Islam is a personal choice," he said."Our task is to encourage a proper understanding ofIslamic teachings. We will work together with such anorganization as the occasion requires, because theyare our spiritual brothers."
As for the group's future, "we hope that we willextend beyond Russia into all of the countries of theformer Soviet Union," Cherniyenko said. At thefounding meeting in Omsk in June, there wererepresentatives of Russian Muslim communities inKazakhstan, and the group has been in contact withpotential members in Ukraine.
Fundamentally, the common thread among theorganization's membership and among all Muslims isspirituality. Cherniyenko's prayers usually have twoparts, he said, the first being a prescribed prayer,required of all Shiite Muslims. The second can beabout anything a person might be feeling on anyparticular day."Mostly, I pray for my mother, my family, and peaceand prosperity for the Muslim community," he said.

3 Jun 2009

Ripih kenang lemambang sabak nganjung semengat

Ulih Anya Kedap [The Borneo Post]

Ngeratan pejalai semengat ari pun kitai mensia mati sereta semua menua pansa iya nyentuk datai di Sebayan

Jarang bansa bukai ke enda muji raban bansa kitai Iban laban ngembuan pengelandik ngena sereta ngaga leka jaku ke setimbal dalam main kena betundi tauka dikena dalam pengawa begawai enggau pengawa rama sereta pengerami baka melah pinang tauka pengerami bukai ba rumah panjai.

Orang ti selalu didinga kitai muji pemanah enggau pengaya jaku kitai nya nadai lebih agi ari bala ribai ke bisi ngadu pansik dalam main enggau adat asal bansa Iban ari kelia ngagai diatu. Enti kitai kala macha sekeda bup dalam jaku Inglis ke ditulis bala sida Prof Derek Freeman, Prof Clifford Sather, Malcolm MacDonald, Ling-Roth enggau sekeda scholar ke bukai, kitai tetap temegah ati ninga puji sida pasal jaku enggau pengaya main sereta adat asal kitai Iban.

Tudah pangan bepeluang begulai enggau Sather bisi empat taun ba Universiti Sains Malaysia kelia, lalu mega bisi betemu sereta bekelala enggau Freeman di Pulau Pinang mega dalam taun 1975. Seduai tu ukai mina rindu pasal jaku Iban tang sama nemu berandau ngena jaku Iban.

Freeman madah bala kitai Iban tu ‘master of language’. Ku Freeman: ” Kita Iban pandai ngena jaku, ba jalai jaku, ngaga jaku, ngemanahka jaku, landik milih sereta ngeripih leka jaku sereta mega ngembuan mayuh bengkah main ke ngena tusun jaku setimbal munyi, baka ke dikena dalam poems enggau prose dalam jaku Inglis. Chukup landik bansa kita.”

Kitai ngembuan mayuh main asal benyawa ke ngena tusun jaku ke setimbal sama semunyi dalam mayuh bengkah pengap, renung, timang jalung, timang kenyalang sereta timang bukai, sugi, sanggai, pantun, dungai, jawang, ramban, sabak enggau sekeda main asal bukai. Main asal bukai ke enda ngena nyawa nya baka sampi, biau, ansah, entelah enggau utai bukai.

Tang ari semua main asal benyawa nya dua iti pengawa nya ke ngangkunka ati ari reti enggu tuju iya nadai lebih ari timang jalung enggau sabak.

Nyadi sabak tu dikena ngintu pemati, tauka lebuh nyenggai orang ke parai, lalu timang jalung nya kena orang ngintu Gawai Antu. Nya alai bansa Iban ngembuan adat asal ke nyelai, laban dalam pengarap lama, enti orang nya mati iya lalu disabak ke alai lemambang sabak ngeluluka semengat orang mati ninggalka tubuh iya lalu belabuh bejalai nengah mayuh bengkah menua burung, jelu, antu enggau utai bukai nyentukka iya datai ba menua Sebayan din.

Tang siti adat asal enggau pengarap lama ti ngasuh bansa kitai jauh nyelai ari bansa bukai nya pengawa kitai ke ngembuan adat enggau main asal kena ngangau pulai ka menua (rumah panjai asal) semengat orang ke udah mati nya ati Sebayan. Jalai kangau tu ngena main asal ke kumbai kitai timang jalung, lalu dikereja sereta ambika batang pengawa lebuh ngintu Gawai Antu.

Nyadi lebuh Gawai Antu lemambang ngeluluka semengat bala orang ke udah mati nya angkat ari menua Sebayan, iya nya Batang Mandai, ngena timang penama timang jalung. Jalai semengat bala Sebayan nya pulai ka menua lama sida nya sama beripih ka pun baru baka ripih tengah semengat sida baru mati mansang ngagai Batang Mandai dulu suba.

Nya alai reti nya, leka sabak enggau timang jalung tu ngeripih dua iti jalai semengat kitai mensia mansang ngagai enggau pulai nemuai ari menua Sebayan.

Lebuh siku mensia nya parai, iya lalu disenggai. Ditu meh lemambang tauka tukang sabak nya ngeluluka diri nganjung semengat orang ke udah parai ngagai menua Sebayan di Batang Mandai.
Iya terubah ngeluluka diri deka ngemai orang ke dikangau iya nya tadi sama enggau nganjung semengat orang ti parai disabakka iya nya.

Udah nya iya ngelulu nanya orang ke parai meda iya tak nyelai gamal. Mayuh ga genteran sabak iya ditu ke kadang bisi ga ngasuh sinu ati.

Udah bekau nya lemambang sabak lalu ngerara kebung langit, lalu serabana tusah ditinggal orang ke parai.

Tembu kenang nya, lemambang lalu ngerara kesulai, iya nya tanda bala ari Sebayan datai. Ditu lemambang lalu madah ka orang ke parai nya bala Sebayan ke bisi datai sereta lalu ngeluluka sida nya udah manggai ba pendai orang ke mati munyi tu: Nyau manggai meh bala raja sida Niram, Raja Sebayan di pendai renjan, Orang ke datai ari Limban dalam begenenang.

Udah nya, ku lemambang sabak nya, bala Sebayan laku niki ka rumah lalu dibiau enggau manuk. Iya ngeluluka orang ke mati nya enggai enggau Sebayan laban sinu ninggal bala iya ba menua, tang nyau kelama baru deka enggau. Lemambang sabak lalu ngelulu ka orang mati nya minta baiya enggau chukup.

Sebayan pan lalu mupuk nurun mai orang ke mati nya pulai ka Mandai. Betuaika Raja Niram tuai Sebayan, sida lalu niti jalai pendai, udah nya lalu mansa tembawai lama. Lepas nya sida lalu mansa temuda agi jerami, lalu mansa menua Bunsu Ketupung Buban, menua Burung beragai, udah nya menua Bekubu Banda Bulu Burung Ketupung, menua Bunsu Kedampi, enggau menua Bunsu Buau. Datai ditu baru iya ke mati nya nemu diri parai.

Ku iya, lesi meh aku tu bebadi laya tetumpat, pia ku jaku aki bujang sigat. Nama aku tu nyau melakang ka gentilang remang rarat, nyau berindik di madang rumput gamat,baka kempat guntin bujang.

Lemambang lalu ngelulu ka sida mansa langkau alai orang beburung. Udah nya lalu mansa menua Indu Antu, udah nya mansa menua anak mati lulus.

Sida lalu mansa jalai Anda Mara enggau jalai Simpulang Gana.

Udah nya bala sida lalu mansa jalai Manang Nyara Ke belian ka bedega nyarang takang. Sebayan pan lalu datai ba jalai rurus ka menua Batang Mandai Mati. Lepas ari tu sida lalu mansa menua Bunsu Dundun Berani Ke tau betenun ninting hari ninting pagi,orang betenun enda berenti semadi putus tali lumbai pemuntang.

Limpas ari nya sida lalu mansa menua Bunsu Semalau Mukau, udah nya menua Bunsu Burung Tiup Api. Sida pan lalu mansa menua Bunsu Bubut. Lemambang sabak nyebut iya munyi tu: Nya ga Bunsu Bubut Dara ke ngemata ka nanga jalai midang.

Nyadi ba pengarap lama kitai Iban enti selalu ninga bubut memunyi, nya munyi ke sinu laban bubut nya nyabak ngetanka semengat orang ke parai. Nya alai ku kelulu lemambang sabak: Oh anang meh nuan enggau orang midang laya sulai deh aki bujang besai, pia ku jaku Bunsu Bubut Tuai. Aku deka merindang nuan enggau pelulin tinchin mas urai….nyangka ukur semengat nuan agi ulih tangkap Rechap manang tuai.

Bala Sebayan pan lalu datai ba Titi Rawan ke dipangkang endu dara tuyu, ke bejaku tau bejeratan, dipangkang Kumang tukang nyabak nyedan, nya ga Bunsu Bubut Buban orang ke ngibun Titi Rawan.

Angkat ari nya sida lalu mansa menua Burung Raya, iya nya burung ke nganjung asi pana ari menua tu ka Sebayan. Udah nya mansa menua Raja Sera Ganti, menua Raja Selampandai, menua Burung Kuang Kebat, menua Bunsu Remaung, menua Raja Siba Iba, iya nya Bunsu antu ke tau meda menua tu enggau menua Sebayan. Angkat ari nya mayuh mega bengkah menua antu, menua burung enggau jelu, sereta utai bukai ke kena pansa sida apin sida datai ba Pengkalan Ai Mandai ke alai sida mandi.

Udah bala Sebayan mandi, lemambang sabak lalu ngeluluka sida mupuk bedarat ari pengkalan nya tadi ngagai rumah sida. Lebuh ke bedarat nya bala sida mega mansa sekeda menua antu, menua petara nyengkaum menua Indai Bilai Tusu Lanjut Panjai Lempai ka belakang. Ka pengabis iya bala sida lalu datai di rumah, ba bilik penaik di Sebayan.

Nyadi lebuh orang niri Gawai Antu, semengat orang ke udah parai nya dikeluluka lemambang ke nimang jalung pulai angkat ari Sebayan ngabas menua lama, iya nya nikal ngagai rumah panjai alai iya parai dulu menya laban bala peturun iya begawai merantu iya.

Menua dipansa semengat orang nya angkat ari Batang Mandai pulai ngagai menua lama iya, nitihka kelulu lemambang timang jalung nya sebaka enggau menua ke dipansa iya mansang dulu lebuh baru parai.

Leka ke bebatang dalam timang jalung nya bala ari Sebayan begau, udah nya lalu bebai nurun ngabang.

Lebuh udah nurun ngabang, sida lalu datai ba menua Indai Bilai, Manang Nyara, Indu Mati beranak, Orang Mati Pandak Umur, Orang Mati Makai Tubai, Orang Mati Labuh, Mati Tesat, Mati Lemas, Mati Pangka Peti, Mati Telih enggau mayuh bengkah pemati.

Angkat ari nya, sida mansa mayuh bengkah menua bunsu burung, bunsu antu, bunsu jelu nyengkaum menua Bunsu Belut ke beberita muka Pintu Tanah. Nyadi lebuh Sebayan ke nuntung ba Pintu Tanah, dia lemambang lalu ngeluluka Dara Rambai Geruda meransang orang ke lelaki muka Pintu Tanah.

Tang siku pan nadai meh berani muka. Nya alai dia baru Bunsu Belut muka Pintu Tanah munyi ke udah disebut tadi. Udah nya baru bala Sebayan ngalih ba menua kitai idup tu baka menua Mengalai Ulun Tuai Indai Bilai, menua Burung Belangking enggau menua Bubut. Bala Sebayan lalu mansa temuda ke alai sida bayam bunga tanam dia.

Angkat ari nya sida lalu datai ba tembawai, sereta pendai orang ke begawai. Ditu orang ke ninga kelulu lemambang tau labuh ai mata laban semengat orang ke udah parai nya ingat ka ulah iya agi idup, lebih agi rambau iya agi biak menya, bentancharka batu kinyang ba pendai, betundi enggau sida ke indu, bebuti sama bujang enggau dara. Nya alai utai tu tau ngasuh kitai sinu ati ninga, lebuh orang parai nya mulaika pengingat iya.

Udah nya baru bala Sebayan nuntung ba madang ranyai. Ditu bala indu Sebayan lalu ngila ka pemanah madang ranyai. Sida ke berani lalu ngupas daan ranyai, lalu dientudika pengawa alai bala orang ke berani nyelai ranyai. Lepas nya baru bala Sebayan niki rumah orang ke begawai.

Lemambang nimang jalung semalam-malam ngagai maya ai jalung dituntung ka irup orang ke ngirup jalung. Udah nya baru sida ngelulu Sebayan pulai baru ngagai menua Batang Mandai: Lalu ketawa nerekan meh Ini Inan, Gaga pulai nandai ngabang, Ari gelenggang Batang Kedap kanan, Gaga nyaan rugan papan, Bedaan ka tandan tebu tengang, Tak lalu sentai langgai meh Indai Bilai, gaga pulai ngabang, ari Batang Kedap nyulai, Naban ka salai kerungan batang….

Lemambang pan lalu nyebut leka timang kena sida mulaika semengat sida empu.

Nya alai dia kitai udah meda pengelandik bansa kitai ke bemain enggau tusun jaku ngenang menua tengah semengat orang ke baru parai nyentuk ka penatai iya di Batang Mandai, menua Sebayan sereta mega pemulai iya baru lebuh orang niri Gawai Antu kena merantu iya.
IBAN MUSLIM:
Tulisan di atas adalah satu bentuk kepercayaan turun temurun masyarakat Iban yang masih lagi diamalkan segolongan kecil masyarakat Iban pada hari ini. Sebelum Tahun 90-an dahulu, amalan nenek moyang sebegini sememangnya menjadi satu asas kepercayaan yang dipegang oleh masyarakat Iban. Lazimnya, upacara kematian akan dikendalikan dengan pelbagai adat budaya turun temurun. Pada hari ini, semakin berkurangan orang-orang yang berkemahiran dalam melaksanakan upacara ini. Nenek saya salah seorang yang mahir dalam mengendalikan upacara ini satu ketika dahulu. Namun, sekarang beliau terpaksa berehat kerana masalah kesihatan yang tidak mengizinkannya meneruskan tugasnya itu.
Terlalu panjang tulisan tersebut untuk saya 'translate'kan satu persatu. Bagi orang Iban, insyaAllah dia memahami tulisan itu. Sebagai catatan, sejak segolongan besar orang Iban beralih kepada kepercayaan Kristian yang dibawakan oleh pendakyah-pendakyahnya, amalan atau upacara ini tidak lagi dilakukan. Golongan milineum hari ini ramai yang tidak pernah melihat bagaimana upacara ini dikendalikan. Saya sempat melihat bagaimana upacara ini dilakukan.