Tag Archives: Islam

Wake Up Guys and ‘Smell’ the Trouble Coming!

Dear WordPress,

I really don’t want to hype more that I should about issues surrounding the Malays lest people will say I’m just talk and talk as it’s easier to say than actually do something about it. I’m sure most of us are already aware of the Malay crisis in Malaysia (if you aren’t then you have a problem!) and more or less have a hand in to advert a total disaster in our own small way. And before you all think that I’m going all racist, just read on first and judge later.

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Something less for something infinite

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As my fingers begin to tingle again (more like semut-semut than your normal spider’s sense) for something to type on this faithful laptop of mine, I searched again for some inspiration. The usual suspect is loading Google on chrome and randomly type anything I can think of in the short span of 2 seconds and begin to search. Today’s urge to write was largely fired up by a humble forwarded email (which happened to land into Yahoo!’s junk mail filter of all the places) from a long time friend.

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Debunking Faiths in Malaysia (Read Myths) #2

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Tomorrow will be a public holiday for all to enjoy regardless of creed, religion or occupation (but of course this doesn’t apply to all unfortunately), because tomorrow is Awwal Muharram or the beginning of the Islamic New Year. I bet you can already guess from the topic chosen above what will I write here. Yes, it is about the Malaysian Muslims ‘fondness’ to recite the End Year / New Year Du’a.

Before I go on, I like to make it clear that I am neither an expert in Hadiths or Shariah matters nor do I have a solid Islamic foundation to comment on such issues. Nor it is my intention to stir up frivolous matters or nitpick on things that are best be left alone. It is just EPI’s community service to bring forth some insights that should provide a better understanding to such long standing ‘faiths’ amongst fellow Muslims in Malaysia. After that, whether one chose to accept, rebut or denounce is entirely up to himself or herself.

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Mufti of Perak’s Advice on Malay Unity

It has been long since I posted any article on the Malays. Whether it is drummed by politicians, academicians and religious experts, nothing seem to waken them up. Sigh!

Bimbang perpaduan Melayu

Oleh SITI MARIAM MD. ZAIN
pengarang@utusan.com.my

IPOH 13 Dis. – Perpaduan di kalangan orang Melayu berada pada tahap membimbangkan dan mereka perlu kembali kepada ajaran Islam sebenar jika mahu mengukuhkannya, kata Mufti Perak, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria. Menurut tokoh agama itu, Islam tidak mengajar umatnya berkelahi sesama sendiri hanya disebabkan oleh perbezaan fahaman politik dan ideologi.

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New Commodity Called Friends – Final

Tuan WordPress,

Seperti mana yang telah saya paparkan sedikit ulasan dan pengalaman saya berhadapan dengan senario masyarakat Melayu Islam Malaysia dan kegilaan mereka terhadap wang mudah (easy money), saya akan menutup isu ini once and for all. Namun sebelum itu, molek juga saya huraikan kenapa saya begitu bersikap hyper sceptical dan anti terhadap golongan ini.

Pertamanya, hendaklah kita semua sedar akan kedudukan kita di dunia ini (khalifatullah) dan matlamat hidup ini (menuju kejayaan dunia dan akhirat). Bukanlah saya ingin uar-uarkan bahawa penulis merupakan golongan yang confirmed an-naajihiin wal faaizin (orang-orang berjaya). Kerana pengakhiran hidup ini tiadalah siapa yang tahu melainkan Dia yang Maha Esa. Moga-moga kita semua tergolong dalam orang-orang yang menemui husnul khaatimah (kesudahan yang baik).

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Things we (Muslims) take for granted

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Before I hang my head lowly and admit that this blog of mine has been infected with LTCD (Left to Collect Dust) syndrome, a normal disease that infect millions of webbies / bloggies / FBies etc worldwide, or surrender to another resounding AHAH! from nameless visitors to EPI, I say thee nay! In fact, I have been drafting several pieces of entries but decided arbitrarily that those writings don’t meet the qualities set by EPI’s stringent albeit randomly picked editorial board.

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Ia datang lagi… panggilan Haji 1430H!

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MATLAMAT : Memenuhi Panggilan Haji

Tuan WordPress,

Sedar tak sedar ia datang lagi… panggilan untuk mengerjakan ibadah Haji tahun 1430 Hijrah. Mengikut hukum, haji boleh dikerjakan bermula 1 Syawwal sehingglah sebelum fajar 10 Zulhijjah menyinsing tiba. Ini bermakna seseorang bakal haji hendaklah selewat-lewatnya berniat ihram haji DAN wuquf di ‘arofah pada 9 Zulhijjah. Ini pemahaman saya yang sangat jahil, maklum sahaja feqahnya berterabur kursus haji pun belum pergi apatah lagi menunaikan haji.

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