Pray 4 Rohingya Ahad ini di Masjid Tuanku Mizan, Putrajaya

Haji Azril Mohd Amin, Ketua Eksekutif, CENTHRA menjemput semua ke acara ‘Pray 4 Rohingya’ yang akan berlangsung di Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainall Abidin, pada Ahad ini, 18hb. Disember, 2016.

Sila sebarkan. Terimakasih.

Freedom ~ Living in God’s Realm by Nur Sakeenah Thomas

Bismillahirrahmanirahim
Sharing my final musings in my final months in Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2016).
Rumi Set me free
Someone asked me: How do you feel after you have converted to Islam? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel after you have been deprived of your rights? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being thrown into the middle of the ocean? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being pushed down from a 24 story building? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel when you are left on your own searching for the meaning of life and quest for knowledge? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being an immigrant? I answered: I feel free.
Then the person said: But why my friend???
Aren’t you feeling, depressed, frustrated, hurtful and fearful???
I really really don’t understand you!!! Do you still want to be a Muslimah?
What about your children, aren’t they a load?
See what Islam has done to you? Are you really happy?Can you please tell me why before your studying months end???
Finally I just smiled and answered: Of course I am deeply hurt, no one can deny it as I am a normal person but I really really feel the freedom through submitting to God.
Yes, of course, I still want to be a Muslimah and I am still learning to feel the serenity, strength and beauty of freedom living in God’s realm because Islam has set me free…
The Quran is my life-jacket, the Prophet and his companions are my inspiration; my children are my lighthouse and of course, I am happy.
I am the happiest Mommy in the world and you, my dear friend, you will understand me the moment you feel what true freedom means in Islam; and you will feel free from depression, frustration, hurt and fear because God will set you free..
Thank you Allah for your endless blessings!!!!!

“…Truly my Lord is with me, He will Guide me through.”(Q26:62)

Do'a Imam Ash Shafiee

At the uni’s library..taking continuous steps (2006-2016)..1st degree 2nd degree & now its the final degree Alhamdulillah

http://nur-inn.blogspot.my/2016/04/freedom-living-in-gods-realm.html

MARIA DETAINED UNDER SOSMA, WHY NOT? by Jee Abdullah

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When our Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar disallowed Bersih 5 rally to proceed, no one in the Bersih 2.0 steering committee or the opposition leaders took notice to ensure that they abide by Section 10 (C) and Section 11 of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, that is to get approval from Dataran Merdeka owner, the Mayor.

The police have also reminded numerously, should Maria Chin and Bersih 5.0 are adamant to go ahead on their targeted date 19 November to hold their gathering in Dataran Merdeka without the PAA’s requirement, then they should realised that they did not meet legal provisions and hence violated the stipulated Act. Tell us which part that these so called law experts and law abiding people in Bersih 2.0 steering committee are unable to understand?

Therefore, Bersih 5.0 rally is illegal. So when Maria Chin is detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or SOSMA, why the need to dispute it?

As stated clearly that Bersih 5 is an illegal rally, the green light from Maria Chin and her steering committee to proceed is thus encouraging to go against in maintaining public order and the people safety. The police is correct to carry out instructions to stop illegal Bersih 5 rally when it is obvious detrimental to the security of our nation.

Should any opposition leaders questioned PM Najib’s assurance that SOSMA will not be affecting on politicians, they ought to proof that Maria Chin have held any position in any political party, then SOSMA should not be imposed on he her. If Maria Chin is merely a political instrument, as chairman of an NGO that has violated the laws that have threatened the public order, then SOSMA is very appropriate and she is a threat to our nations’ security.

If the oppositions needed to be reminded that Maria is chairing an illegal rally “which is prejudical to public order in, or the security of, the Federation or any part thereof ;”. Her detention is thus necessary to stop action as stipulated in SOSMA when she has initiated “to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of anything by law established”.

As a seasoned political watchdog, Ambiga should have extensive legal knowledge affecting illegal assembly that the police in no way are liable to facilitate them and what more to ensure participants safety. But her statement to demand for the police presence is as though very obligated, not only that she is misleading public opinion but in fact she is inviting the police too to be unlawful.

What Ambiga should have done as a former chairman for Bersih 2.0 steering committee is to advise Maria Chin and her people to fully comply with the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) procedures and abide by rules and regulations as stipulated under the PAA. Instead she has chosen to incite to condemn the police that they are denying the illegal Bersih 5 rally rights to a peaceful assembly. Is Ambiga a truthful and an apt watchdog?

The keywords to Maria’s SOSMA detention are ‘agreeing and allowing’ to be manipulated by certain opposition leaders as a coup instrument. Unless Maria and her Bersih activities detached themselves from these group of usupers, their demands may stay applicable.

She needs no one to blame except the unscrupulous politicians and in particular Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang for ill-advising her. The vigil in solidarity with her is not enough to correct the situation as Maria has to be on her own to face charges for all the wrong reasons to satisfy those villainous opposition leaders. But… you asked for it Maria!

Kak Jee

Azeeza Abdullah

http://mantra-indeeptots.blogspot.my/

The demise of MCA by Hajjah Lily Hashim

The demise of MCA

RUU 355 & the last coffin nail for MCA
Liow Tiong Lai
MCA was limped and had to rely on pro UMNO Malay voters in small margin Malay dominated constituencies for many years since GE12 (2008). Sadly with the latest MCA objecting to RUU 355 (Syariah law which only covers Muslim in this country) MCA is signing its own death warrant

To many betrayed Muslim voters, MCA is more ignorant that DAP. While the latter enjoyed undivided support of Chinese community in Malaysia, MCA latest political miscalculation on Syariah issue that touches the nerve of every Muslim and makes Muslim give undivided support irrespective of their political ideologies means one thing- MCA can no longer enjoyed the immunity of being categorised as Muslim friendly ” kafir zimmi.”

Thus today MCA is at par with DAP, kaffir harbi

For DAP, no matter what may be the outcome of RUU 355 today, they have the undivided support of the Chinese community. Hence DAP can steadily brace for next election and still win handsomely from the Chinese community.

Contrarily for MCA,who have been borrowing political lifeline from Muslim population/voters , this means the demise of MCA in the next General Election

I do hope PM strategists read the outcome of today’s event and be prepared for one thing- Please be smart and do not field MCA candidates or BN will lose miserably in next GE.

Anak Bukit Gantang
http://anakbukitgantang.blogspot.my/

BERIMAMKAN NAFSU DARIPADA BERIMAMKAN WAHYU oleh AkhieNaim

Masih ada dalam kalangan umat Islam di negara ini yang berimamkan nafsu daripada berimamkan wahyu.


Saya teringat teks ucapan Dr. Abdul Hakim Murad bertajuk “Seeing With Both Eyes“, yang mana di dalam ucapan tersebut beliau menekankan bagaimana “mata satu Dajjal” itu adalah satu simbol (daripada sekarang lagi, sebelum Dajjal dizahirkan) bahawa orang yang sesat itu adalah orang yang gagal melihat setiap sesuatu itu dengan perspektif yang betul. Orang yang sesat itu juga adalah orang yang hanya mampu melihat satu aspek sahaja pada setiap perkara, dan mereka dibutakan atau sengaja membutakan diri daripada melihat aspek-aspek yang lain. Hal ini berlaku kerana mereka lebih berimamkan nafsu daripada berimamkan wahyu.

Ya, yang saya maksudkan di sini adalah mereka yang terlibat menjayakan himpunan BERSIH. Jika anda rasa hendak marah dan menuduh saya sebagai budak suruhan kerajaan, persilakan. Tetapi jika anda masih punya kewarasan dan mampu meletakkan rasionaliti dan kebenaran mengatasi emosi anda, teruskan membaca.

Mari kita baca beberapa analogi kecil untuk memahami apa yang saya maksudkan dengan “berimamkan nafsu daripada berimamkan wahyu”.

Kisah seorang budak remaja dengan bapa saudaranya. Si bapa saudara mempunyai hutang yang sudah lama tertunggak dengan jiran sebelah rumah. Pada satu hari, si bapa saudara melihat duit RM50 kepunyaan remaja tadi yang diletakkan di atas meja rumah. Si bapa saudara pun ambil duit itu, dengan harapan anak saudaranya akan memaafkannya, dan menggunakannya untuk membayar hutang jiran sebelahnya. Apabila si remaja itu mendapat tahu, dia pun mengamuk. Dia mencaci maki bapa saudaranya dan memecahkan segala perabot rumah.

Dalam kisah di atas, tindakan si bapa saudara itu salah. Tetapi persoalannya, adakah reaksi remaja itu betul?

Kalau ditanyakan kepada remaja itu, dia akan membetulkan tindakannya kerana bapa saudaranya yang terlebih dahulu mencuri. Maka, tindakan dia dianggap betul mengikut pandangan nafsunya.

Tapi jika ditanyakan kepada kita yang tidak terkesan secara emosi dengan perbuatan tersebut, maka kita akan faham bahawa dari segi adab dan hukum, tindakan remaja itu juga salah. Maka mengikut neraca wahyu, tindakannya salah.

Remaja di dalam cerita itu bertindak mengikut nafsu, bukan mengikut wahyu.

Mereka yang berhimpun di dalam perhimpunan BERSIH melakukan demikian kerana ingin protes dan menyampaikan mesej kepada “kerajaan yang zalim” (menurut mereka). Ya, mungkin sahaja di pihak pemimpin kerajaan banyak melakukan kesalahan-kesalahan. Tetapi, adakah berhimpun dan memprotes di jalanan itu tindakan yang betul? Jika dirasakan betul, adakah “betul” itu mengikut nafsu atau mengikut wahyu?

Bagi kita orang Islam, neraca pertimbangan tertinggi adalah al Qur’an dan al Hadith. Ada banyak ayat-ayat al Quran serta hadith Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam yang menceritakan tentang kepimpinan, kepengikutan, serta hubungan di antara pemimpin dan pengikut. Jangan pula kita terlalu mudah merasakan diri kita “alim” dan dengan mudahnya sudah boleh memahami “kehendak wahyu” dengan hanya membaca beberapa potong ayat al Qur’an dan Hadith. Cara terbaik untuk kita memahami “kehendak wahyu” daripada sekian banyak ayat al Qur’an dan Hadith adalah dengan melihat kepada contoh-contoh praktikal daripada para sahabat, para salafussoleh, serta para ‘ulama ‘amilin terdahulu yang merupakan pewaris Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. Tidak ada dalam kalangan mereka yang membuat tunjuk perasaan di jalanan! Demonstrasi jalanan ini adalah perkara baru yang bukan asalnya daripada tradisi Islam, tetapi adalah merupakan manifestasi daripada sistem demokrasi.

Bila kita membuat keputusan atas timbangan nafsu dan bukannya wahyu, kita bersikap tidak adil. Kita marah bila ada pemimpin mencuri harta negara, tetapi kita buat-buat lupa bahawa kita kadang-kadang mencuri waktu bekerja dengan bermain Facebook. Kita marah macam kita ini hampir jadi malaikat bila pemimpin menunjukkan perangai yang tidak Islamik, tetapi kita lupa kadang-kadang kita merokok di hadapan kanak-kanak kecil.

Memang susah untuk berimamkan wahyu dan mengenepikan emosi, tetapi itulah “perjuangan” yang perlu kita selesaikan di peringkat individu.
Abdul Muntaqm Zulkipli
Naim Zulkipli, Ampang
019-8285019

Rohingya Muslims are being massacred! Why no one cares?

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam foretold of this situation in the End Times (now) were there will be much bloodshed!

The Last Hour will not come unless there is much bloodshed.227

Near the establishment of the Hour there will be much Al-Harj, and Al-Harj means killing…228

The day of Judgment will not come until people openly deny Allah.229

Great cities will be ruined, and it will be as if they had not existed the day before.230

Gains will be shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor.231

People will indulge in homosexuality and lesbianism.232

There will be prevalence of open illegal intercourse.233

The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until murders will increase.234

End Times Kllings

Today we are witnessing the senseless killings of Rohingya Muslims of the Arakan State in Myanmar (Burma) where the Myanmar Army and Buddhist Monks led rampaging hordes massacre the helpless Rohingya Muslims without mercy!

The Rohingyas homes are bombed and burnt down by the Myanmar Army and Police. Rampaging Buddhist mobs are killing the unarmed Rohingyas as they please and Rohingya women are gang raped and then killed by these murderous Buddhists!

Rohingyas Killed

All these atrocities are taking place right now before our very eyes yet the world’s so called authorities are not doing anything to save them! ASEAN does not bother to even warn the Myanmar government to stop these killings and ethnic cleansing of the Rohngyas.

Malaysia needs to expel the Myanmar representatives from remaining here as they blatantly ignore all calls to show mercy to the plight of the suffering Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya Homes burning

Myanmar must be stopped! The world needs to teach Yangon a lesson! The UN needs to move in and stop the bloodshed. Failing which then it should just disband. Just the same with ASEAN. Another useless body.

Not forgetting the OIC. Another bunch of losers. No spine in them. Just as what the Prophet said. That in the End Times his ummah will be as many as the froth upon the ocean waves. Weak and disunited. Powerless.

Click here to watch a video of the Buddhists Massacring of the helpless Rohingya Muslims.

Who is going to help them?

Donald Trump’s Presidency ~ How will it affect us Muslims?

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Well, for one thing, it brings to my mind the American Muslim Girl\’s Fears Donald Trump video after her post-wisdom tooth dental surgery’s trauma that Donald Trump @ the leader of the rednecks is going to kick her out and her dad’s reassuring her that no such thing is gonna happen!

Muslims in America are subject to rising cases of attacks against them due to Islamophobia. Many less informed and ignorant Americans unfortunately swallow hook, line and sinker whatever their equally ignorant and biased media channels show them hateful content portraying Muslims as the new evil that they must fight and get rid of like what they were shown about the communist Russians and the Japanese enemies to be their mortal enemies!

After the Americans defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in WW2, they came to view Islam and the Muslims as their new enemies and we cant totally blame them for thinking in such a way because there are certain groups of so called Muslims who ‘foam at the mouth and get into hysterics wanting to destroy America! as if that’s what our faith tells us to do! Just go to You Tube and watch this Anti-American Protest. It will give you an idea of what I mean?

You don’t to go far looking for such evidences because there are lots of videos n You Tube showing the crowds of deranged ‘Muslims’ burning the American flag and gong berserk at every rally and protest that some political groups or instigating politician stirs up every now and then to advance his cause and gain some political mileage for himself whilst turning the ignorant masses as his proverbial sacrificial goats!

Anti American protest

Instead of practicing true Islamic teachings, the majority of our fellow Muslims are sadly prone to just be those who are ‘Muslim’ in name only. How many of us are well versed with what Islam really is? Try asking your fellow Muslim around you to explain what Islam is and chances are that the average ‘Muslim’ will try to give an excuse that he or she is not a scholar and can’t.

Even amongst the so called scholars of Islam exists so many different ‘schools of thought’ brought about by their insistence that their’s is the only true form of Islam and others are deviant! The irony is that our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam came and taught us only One Creed @ Aqeedah but today you see so many forms and practices of Islam’.

So, when we are prone to fighting and quarreling amongst even ourselves, how can we expect people like Donald Trump and his supporters to know who we really are and why they came to this Anti-Islam and Anti-Muslim standpoint.

It’s all due to the fact that ignorance breeds foolhardiness and in today’s challenging and confusing times what is easily duped into thinking that he or she is right and all others are so damn wrong and ought to be destroyed! what a shame for even the one who is raging to destroy others will in the next second, minute, hour, day or week, month, year also cease to exist!

In these End Times, as Muslims must be steadfast in our faith. We must clearly know more about what we profess and strive to be as good a Muslim that we can be by practicing what we preach. We need to be street smart and know how best to go about safely when we are in areas where such Islamophobes are living.

Do not take for granted that you will be protected by the law enforcement authorities. Gujarat Muslims learnt the hard way for many Hindu policemen themselves massacred them. The Prophet foretold this sad situation of his Ummah in these Akhirul Zaman for we will be as large in numbers as the froth at the end of the ocean waves but powerless because we are in disarray. No unity. Constantly bickering and argumentative.

My advice ~ Be true Muslims. Not just a facade of what we imagine or pretend to be. May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

Dr.Zakir Naik, the most effective Caller to Islam today!

He strikes fear in the hearts of those who seriously lack knowledge of their own professed faith or beliefs! Not one Kaffir @ Disbeliever in Allah has managed to defeat Dr.Zakir Naik when it comes to Comparative Religious Forum or Dialogue for he can simply roll off in a non stop reference to the Scriptures of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, etcetera like a field soldier operating a machine gun firing salvo after salvo of facts against his opponent till they lift up the proverbial white flag in surrender!

So many have tried but failed and many of them eventually embrace Islam after realizing their folly and because of his tremendous success in exposing the falsehood that these opponents to his highly successful Dakwah Mission all over the world has achieved, quite a number of such persons have resorted to calling him names and branded him as a firebrand extremist propagating terrorism!

Hehehehehe. Far from it! These fellows simply do not have it in them to face Dr.Zakir Abdul Karim Naik on equal footing and can’t counter his statements with valid proof or evidence.

The recent attacks carried out by some terrorists in Dhaka, Bangladesh where he was said to be admired and followed by a number of those terrorists exposes the fact that his critics simply lack common sense and logic in attributing such attacks to be his fault!

It’s simply ridiculous and utterly preposterous!

What can Dr.Zakir do if some jackass around the world who follows his noble efforts in calling people to Islam via the correct manners by which is enjoined in Islam goes on and commits atrocities on their own contrary to what Dr.Zakir calls for?

Can we go and prosecute this or that righteous person if some idiot who claim to be his students goes on and commits a crime without the teacher knowing about it or had anything to do with such a madness? What nonsense is this?

Over in India, there is a lunatic television host by the name of Arnab Goswami ranting about Dr.Zakir being a terrorist!

We all know that in these times, there will be those who seek to ride on someone else’s fame by accusing them of this or that but for this crazy newscaster to go about spewing lies about Dr.Zakir really is a case study for rabid insanity in the world of broadcasting!

Instead of studying their own scriptures, most of those who oppose Dr.Zakir Naik choose to do so blindly and do not possess the true knowledge that reveals the Truth that leads to Islam.

Click here to watch this video Zakir Naik reply to Arnab Goswami

and also Dr.Zakir Naik exposes Indian Media Malice

After the late Allahyarham Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, Dr.Zakir Naik is the world’s most effective Da’ee @ Caller to Islam today and no matter what his critics might say or accuse him of, we who are his fellow Da’ees know that all that is mere lies and fabrications against the current world’s foremost authority in Comparative Religion.

May Allah bless and safeguard Dr.Zakir Naik from all such liars! Ameen.

Attack on increased jurisdiction of Syariah courts unconstitutional and an affront to religious liberty by Azril Md.Amin

Published in The Malay Mail Online. June 1 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) reads with deep concern the joint statement by the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) with regards to the Private Member’s Bill tabled by YB Dato’ Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang, Member of Parliament for Marang seeking to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Amended 1984) to enable the increase of punishments meted out by the Syariah courts (Increasing powers of Syariah Courts may lead to rights violations, MalaysiaKini, 31 May 2016).

We note that the joint statement contains several factually inaccurate assertions as well as downright false and misleading claims, not to mention baseless accusations regarding the proposed Bill in particular, as well as the administration of criminal justice by the Syariah judiciary in general, which we feel compelled to address as well as redress, if only to put in proper perspective the issues surrounding this debate, considering, to borrow the statement’s own words, the level of debate this has generated in the public sphere.

First of all, the implied claim by JAG that the tabling of the Private Members’ Bill was undemocratic, not transparent and should have been subjected to public consultation is unwarranted and illogical given that in a Westminster-based constitutional system such as ours, such a move is not practical given the time constrains involved. We remind JAG that the Bill is not based on any proposal or legislative programme but a Private Members’ Bill, and duly elected Members of Parliament are free to bring forth Bills before the chamber of the House they were elected to without subjecting the same to any consultation process, especially given that the prerogative of whether such Bills are approved for tabling lies with the Speaker of the House. In the United Kingdom House of Commons, for example, hundreds of Private Members’ Bills are presented for tabling for every session and if all such Bills were to require public consultation prior to their tabling then parliamentary business would never be finished. We believe that the confusion took place because such Private Members’ Bill was the first kind of its nature in the history of our Parliament.

Secondly, with respect to the so-called “Malaysian interpretation” and the absence of guarantees in the way Syariah-sanctioned whippings are administered in other countries, we point out that the Bill is tabled before the Parliament of Malaysia, and if passed would become law in Malaysia. As such, sheer logic alone necessarily entails that the “Malaysian interpretation” would most definitely apply, regardless of the practice in other countries, which has absolutely no bearing on this matter whatsoever. JAG has also failed to adduce any example or evidence where present Syariah laws have been applied in a discriminatory fashion leading to victimization.

Regarding the role of the state in enforcing the precepts of Islam, we again remind JAG that this is sanctioned by no less the Constitution itself, which by virtue of Article 4(1) thereof, is the nation’s highest law. Article 3(1) of the Constitution states that Islam is the religion of the Federation. This is to be read with Schedule 4 of the Constitution containing the oath of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) pursuant to Articles 32 and 37 thereof, which mandates that the YDPA must at all times protect the religion of Islam and uphold the rule of law. This reading is further fortified by the Herald’s Case [2013] 8 CLJ 890 which states that Article 3 is no mere declaration, but imposes a “positive obligation” on the Malaysian State to protect, defend and promote Islam and its injunctions by appropriate state action, which necessarily includes conferring already existing Syariah courts with the necessary jurisdiction to carry out the injunctions of Islam.

Lastly, JAG should be chastised for making more baseless claims that increasing punishment places a temporary bandage on open wounds, causes more societal harm in the long run and is not in accordance with the compassionate and merciful nature of Islam. It is trite that any criminal justice system, and not just one based on Islam, is meant to subject perpetrators of crimes to justice, and not just the restorative sort but also of the retributive as well as preventive kind as well. While we concede there are existing weaknesses in administration that may lead to abuse, it is submitted that this may be dealt with effectively by taking into account their presence with a view to rectifying the same, and not by simply doing away altogether with a criminal justice system based on Islam, which is the religion of the majority of the population, and more so one that has existed in this land since ancient times prior to the introduction of the British inspired civil criminal justice.

Indeed doing so would lead to degradation of human rights, and erode in particular the religious liberty of citizens professing the religion of Islam, which is specifically protected by Article 11(1) of the Constitution, and is wholly incompatible with the goal of upholding human rights in Malaysia.

Azril Mohd Amin

Azril Mohd Amin is a lawyer and Chief Executive of Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA).

21st century Muslim ~ Knows the past, deals with current problems!

Chapter Two

Muslims are currently being the most vilified people on Earth yet at the same time draw hundreds of thousands if not millions of people into our fold. Those who were Disbelievers before this but are so very curious to find out more about Islam by either checking out the hundreds of websites sharing information about Islam and attending talks and lectures by prominent Callers to Islam such as the popular Dr.Hj.Zakir Naik, Abdur Raheem Greene, Syeikh Yusuf Estes, Sheikh Khalid Yasin, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and many others.

To those of us who are living in these times where the human advancements in the field of Science & Technology has in a way brought people closer through the advent of the worldwide internet network of digital websites and telecommunication technologies, learning about the oceans of knowledge and information stored online and accessible by wired and wireless connections.

We are truly living in a time of both the good, the bad and the ugly side of humankind which has elevated human society in one way and also destroyed it in another. In countries which have a fair amount of development, proper infrastructure and good telecommunications, utilizing the internet network has become part and parcel of our daily lives and we often surf the web through our mobile smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop personal computers.

With just a click of a button, we are able to seek information about anything through our telecommunication gadgets and devices in a split second. Information that before this would have taken the Seeker of Knowledge months if not years to learn and discover is now made available instantly through the trillions of digital files stored extensively in the archives of the webservers.

People of before who lived in times yearned for messages or news about some important matters or incidents that would take much time to be delivered to its intended recipients now take just a few seconds to be displayed in full, vivid color to the seeking eyes of modern day mankind. We today are so fortunate to be able to access and use all these modern technological telecommunication marvels yet many of us at times do abuse and misuse all these.

Instead of using the internet to enrich ourselves with useful knowledge and information, many of us waste away our precious times by surfing on websites that only cloud our judgments and contaminate our souls. Instead of utilizing the web to spread the Truth about Islam and to help others learn about their birthrights to be fellow true servants of Allah, we get bogged down with wasteful squabbles and strife amongst ourselves in matters involving disruptive politics, religious and racial tensions.

Surely, we should know better than to argue with those who are fools and recalcitrants! There is a famous saying:

Do not argue with a fool

At times, we would good naturedly pass a comment on a discussion online or give our opinion sincerely but then like clockwork some idiot or mindless fool would come and insult us or ridicule us for no rhyme or reason.

Should we entertain such uncouth buffoons?

Surely not! Just learn to walk away from that unnecessary encounter and remove our self from that online discussion or thread. It’s just not worth our precious time. Let the fools occupy themselves with such needless banter or squabbles. We have much more better things to do than to argue with such idiots. Period.

On the authority of Abu Musa al-Ash’aari (Radhiallahu Anhu), the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam said:

“The likeness of a righteous friend and an evil friend, is the likeness of a (musk) perfume seller and a blacksmith. As for the perfume seller, he may either bestow something on you, or you may purchase something from him, or you may benefit from his sweet smell. And as for the blacksmith, he may either burn your clothes, or you may be exposed to his awful smell.”

Therefore it is incumbent upon us 21st century Muslims to pick and choose with whom we keep company or become friends with in order to keep our sanity and self-respect. If you want to be one who is knowledgeable then mix or keep company with those who are learned in matters concerning our Deen of Al Islam and learn to engage only with those who might benefit you with their righteous knowledge or they from yours.

We should not get ourselves entangled with matters that are of no concern to us or detrimental to our well being or that of the Ummah and general human society in which we live in. The current world is already chockful of crazy trouble makers and social instigators. True knowledgeable Muslims need not add themselves to the mess.

We should help uphold justice and the truth. We are duty bound by Allah’s Commandment to us to ‘ Invite all (mankind) to the Way of thy Lord (Islam) with beautiful preaching and ways that are best and most gracious!’ This is the meaning of the verse in Surah An Nahl, Chapter 16 Verse 125 in the Glorious Qur’an.

We must master whatever forms of technology and fields of knowledge that will help us to share the Truth about Islam with those who are hungry for the Love and Mercy of Allah the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful. Remember! We are due to stand before Him on the Day of Judgment in the Yaum al Akhirat.

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